Physics

PHY-106 - SURVEY OF PHYSICS

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This class is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of physics. Measurement, the scientific method, motion, forces, work and energy, simple machines, temperature and heat plus electricity and magnetism will be covered. Lab will be an integral part with activities augmenting the lecture concepts.

PHY-160 - GENERAL PHYSICS I

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of physics for those who need physics but do not need the rigor of a calculus-based physics course. The topics covered will include motion, force, energy, work, power, torque, linear momentum, rotational motion, angular momentum and selected topics from thermodynamics. The conservation laws will be stressed. Topics in modern physics are covered as time permits. Solving practical problems will be a major emphasis. Prerequisite: MAT-704.

PHY-161 - GENERAL PHYSICS II

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

This course is a continuation of General Physics l. The major topics to be covered will include selected topics from thermodynamics, vibrations, wave motion, electricity, and magnetism. Topics in modem physics are covered as time permits. Solving practical problems will be a major emphasis. Prerequisite: PHY-160.

PHY-212 - CLASSICAL PHYSICS I

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Classical Physics introduces the students to the classical topics of motion in one, two and three dimensions (Kinematics and dynamics), gravitation, work and energy, relativistic dynamics, rotational and oscillatory motion and thermodynamics. This physics course depends very much on the calculus of reals and vector integral calculus. Pre or Corequisite: MAT-210.

PHY-222 - CLASSICAL PHYSICS II

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Classical Physics II continues in the second semester with emphasis on the theory of electricity and magnetism. The concept of a field is applied to the electrostatic charge. The laws of Coulomb and Gauss are to be developed and applied to various types of charge distribution. Electric current and magnetic force are to be discussed in connection with their application to electromagnetic induction. Prerequisite: PHY-212.

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