List of Courses
PHY 100 Everyday Physics (3 credits)
An introductory, survey course in physics for non-science majors - not open to Math/Science majors. The objective of the course is to use the basic laws of physics to explain how things work. Using basic algebra, the student will learn how physics can explain the qualitative and quantitative nature of the interworking of common everyday objects that fail in one of the four major categories: transportation, athletic endeavors, the arts and the human body. Prerequisite: MAT 087 or higher.
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)
The first semester of a two-semester, basic, non-calculus General Physics course emphasizing fundamental concepts and principles with a problem-solving approach. Topics covered include Kinematics and Dynamics, Newton's Laws, Work and Energy, Momentum, Rotational Motion, Heat and Thermodynamics. A two-hour recitation session allows the opportunity to work on techniques of problem solving. Two class hours, two recitation hours and two laboratory hours. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher. Only four (4) credits in either PHY 103 or PHY 105 may be used toward degree requirements.
PHY 103R General Physics I Recitation (1EQ credits)
Optional recitation section for PHY 103. Provides an opportunity for students to apply the basic laws of mechanics and to develop problem-solving skills. Structured as small group activities; requires completion of worksheets weekly.
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)
The continuation of PHY 103. Topics covered include Vibrations and Wave motion, Physical and Geometrical Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, simple AC and DC Circuits and Modern Physics. Two class hours, two recitation hours, and two laboratory hours. Prerequisite: PHY 103 or equivalent.
PHY 105 Physics I-Mechanics (4 credits)
The first course of a calculus-level sequence in general physics, primarily for engineering students or for students majoring in the physical sciences. Kinematics and dynamics of a particle, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, and gravity. Three class hours and three laboratory hours. Co-requisite: MAT 161. Only four (4) credits in either PHY 103 or PHY 105 may be used toward degree requirements.
PHY 105R Physics I Recitation (1EQ credits)
This is an optional recitation section for students taking PHY 105. It is structured as small group activities and provides students an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills in the subject of Mechanics. Co-requisite: PHY 105.
PHY 205 Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
An analytic treatment of electricity and magnetism, electrostatics, electric current, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction and Maxwell's equations. Three class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite PHY 105; co-requisite: MAT 162.
PHY 205R Physics II Recitation (1EQ credits)
This is an optional recitation section for students taking PHY 205. It is structured as small group activities and provides students an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills in the subject of Electricity and Magnetism. Co-requisite: PHY 205.
PHY 206 Physics III-Thermodynamics and Waves (4 credits)
Heat transfer and thermodynamics, periodic motion, wave propagation, sound, light, and elements of modern physics. Three class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite: PHY 105; prerequisite/co-requisite: MAT 162.