Physics Courses

Physics Courses

PHY 210 GENERAL PHYSICS I / 3 credits
Newtonian mechanics, sound propagation, heat transfer, and thermodynamics using algebra and trigonometry. Prerequisite: MTH 110 or permission of instructor.

PHY 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY / 1 credit
Experimental techniques for Physics I. Corequisite: PHY 210.

PHY 220 GENERAL PHYSICS II / 3 credits
Study of electricity, magnetism, light and optics using algebra and trigonometry. Prerequisite: PHY 210.

PHY 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY / 1 credit
Experimental techniques for Physics II. Corequisite: PHY 220.

PHY 235 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL LOGIC / 3 credits
An introduction to digital electronic circuits and techniques. Boolean Algebra, digital logic gates, registers, automata theory, and integrated circuits. Same as CSC 245. Prerequisite: MTH 115.

PHY 240 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I / 3 credits
Principles of Newtonian mechanics, sound propagation, heat transfer, and thermodynamics employing differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or permission of instructor.

PHY 241 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I LABORATORY / 1 credit
Experimental techniques for Fundamentals of Physics I. Corequisite: PHY 240.

PHY 250 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II / 3 credits
Study of the basic principles of electromagnetism, light propagation, optics employing differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 220 and either PHY 210 or PHY 240 or permission of instructor.

PHY 251 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II LABORATORY / 1 credit
Experimental techniques for Fundamentals of Physics II. Corequisite PHY 250.

PHY 282 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS / 3 credits
Study of selected topics in physics. Prerequisites will vary.

PHY 321 INDEPENDENT STUDY / 1-3 credits
Directed study on an individual basis covering topics from advanced physics. Prerequisite: PHY 210/240, PHY 220/250 and permission of the instructor. Course may be repeated for up to 3 credits.

PHY 335 MODERN PHYSICS / 3 credits
Topics in Modern Physics including relativity, elementary particles, quantum mechanics, wave and particle theories, and spectra. Prerequisite: PHY 220 or PHY 250 or permission of instructor.

PHY 382 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS / 3 credits
Study of selected topics in physics. Prerequisites will vary.

PHY 390 SEMINAR IN PHYSICS / 1 credit
Students research areas from advanced physics and deliver oral presentations supported by a formal paper. Prerequisite: MTH 220 and either PHY 220 or PHY 250 or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit once.