Physics

Classes

PHY 101 : Force, Motion, and Energy

Introduces mechanics, vectors, energy, simple machines, and satellite motion. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-science majors.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 65 or MTH 98 accepted. Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mechanics and vectors to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.
  • Use an understanding of elementary mathematics along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.
  • Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.
  • Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.
     

PHY 102 : Atoms, Matter, and Heat

Introduces properties of matter, heat and thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-science majors.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 65 or MTH 98 accepted. Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the properties of matter, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.
  • Use an understanding of elementary mathematics along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.
  • Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.
  • Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.

PHY 103 : Sound, Light, and Electricity

Introduces waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and optics. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-science majors.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 65 or MTH 98 accepted. Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of sound waves, electricity and magnetism, and light to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.
  • Use an understanding of elementary mathematics along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.
  • Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.
  • Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.