Course Descriptions
2021-2022 School Year
PHYSICS

PHY2048  General Physics 1 with Calculus  3.0   P
This course is the first of a two-term sequence. It introduces the basic concepts of physics such as motion, energy, momentum, inertia, oscillation, gravitation, fluids, waves, sound, temperature, and heat. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data. The laboratory consists of selected experiments that correlate with the topics of the course. The two parts of the course are integrated, the laboratory must be taken concurrently with the course.... Full Description

PHY2049  Physics 2 with Calculus  3.0   P
This is the second course of a two-term survey of general physics intended for engineering, science, and preprofessional students. Main topics include an introduction to basic concepts of electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The laboratory experience is an integral part of the course and consists of selected experiments that correlate with the topics of the course.... Full Description

PHY2053L  General Physics 1 Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support General Physics 1.... Full Description

PHY2054  General Physics 2  3.0   P
The second course of a two-semester sequence intended for science and preprofessional students. Topics include electromagnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics. The laboratory experience is an integral part of the course and consists of selected experiments that correlate with the lecture topics.... Full Description

PHY2054L  General Physics 2 Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support General Physics 2.... Full Description

PHY2004  Applied Physics 1  3.0   P
This is the first course of a two-term survey of basic physics. It emphasizes the practical applications of classical mechanics, including motion, forces, energy, momentum, vibrations and waves, and of heat. The course is intended for students in such majors as architecture, agricultural sciences, building construction, and forest resources. Students in programs leading to the AS degree, such as Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology, may also take this course. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of va Full Description

PHY2005L  Applied Physics 2 Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support Applied Physics 2.... Full Description

PHY1020  Physics and Society: Energy Resources and Challenges  3.0   P
This course is an introduction to physics with a minimal amount of mathematics. It is designed for non-science majors who are fulfilling the science requirement of their general education program. To help students form a coherent view of general education this course is built around a current, important issue faced by society: How to address the challenges posed by our current energy consumption and by the need to develop renewable energy sources in a sustainable way. The standard physics topics: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Atomic and Nuclear physics are woven in thematic discussions of the central issues. Climate change is used as a practical case study to introduce students to scientific reasoning and methodologies. The course mak Full Description

PHY2053  General Physics 1  3.0   P
The first part of a two-term survey of physics for science and pre-professional students, this course introduces the student to mechanics and thermodynamics. These theories provide the student with established explanations of the phenomena of motion, gravity, fluids, waves, sound, and heat. The essential physical quantities (velocity, acceleration, force, mass, energy, momentum, etc.) are introduced in theoretical and practical contexts. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data. The lab, which is an integral part Full Description

PHY2005  Applied Physics 2  3.0   P
This is the second course of a two-term survey of basic physics. It emphasizes the practical applications of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and wave optics, and solid-state electronics. The course is intended for students in such majors as architecture, agricultural sciences, building construction, and forest resources. The laboratory experience is an integral and major part of the course and consists of experiments that develop the physics discussed in the lectures.... Full Description

PHY2049L  Physics 2 with Calculus Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support Physics 2 with Calculus.... Full Description

PHY2004L  Applied Physics 1 Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support Applied Physics 1.... Full Description

PHY2048L  General Physics 1 with Calculus Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support General Physics 1 with Calculus.... Full Description