Physical Science

*PHYS 1101 – Introduction to Physical Science

3 credits

An introductory course designed to allow students to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the history and nature of science. The course includes an introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. Students will be encouraged to explore the relationship between science and everyday life.

*PHYS 1104 – Physical Geology

4 credits

This course introduces the concepts and principles of the Earth’s materials and processes. Topics include concepts of plate tectonics, mineral identification, rock formation, soils, stream development, ground water, seismology, volcanism, glaciation, energy and mineral resources and their effects on man’s environment and society.

PHYS 1115 – Applied Physics II (Heat, Light & Sound)

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 1118 or equivalent | Corequisite: MATH 1118 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1141 or MATH 1142

This course introduces the student to concepts of temperature and effects of heat, heat and change of state, heat transfer, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, waves, sound, light and illumination, reflection, refration, dispersion of light and optical instruments. Demonstrations and laboratory work will complement class work.

PHYS 1117 – Applied Physics I (Mechanics)

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 1118 or equivalent | Corequisite: MATH 1120 or MATH 1141 or MATH 1142

An introductory, algebra-based, survey course suitable for applied science and pre-med assisting majors covering the topics of measurements, space, time, vectors, one dimensional and multi-dimensional motion, dynamics, forces, work and energy, conservation of energy, systems of particles, collisions, rotational motion and rotational dynamics. A laboratory component is included.

PHYS 1121 – Applied Physics III (Electricity & Magnetism)

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 1118 or equivalent | Corequisite: MATH 1118 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1141 or MATH 1142

An algebra bases introductory course in electrostatics, magnetism, electromagnetism, electromegnetic induction, sources and effect of electric current, alternating current, circuits and introduction to concepts of atomic energy. Demonstrations and laboratory work will complement class work.

*PHYS 1130 – Astronomy

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 101 or MATH 106 or MATH 1106 or equivalent

A descriptive course dealing with general principles of astronomy as well as recent discoveries in the realm of cosmology.

PHYS 1140 – Physics for Allied Health Sciences

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 117 or MATH 1117

This course is an introductory survey of the basic elements of physics. Topics include measurement, error analysis, mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism and modern physics. Emphasis will be placed on those topics which relate to respiratory therapy.

*PHYS 2201 – College Physics I

4 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 1141 and MATH 1142 | Corequisite: PHYS 2211

An introductory, algebra-based, survey course suitable for science and pre-med majors covering the topics of measurement, space, time, vectors, one dimensional and multi-dimensional motion, dynamics, forces, work and energy, conservation of energy, systems of particles, collisions, rotational motion, rotational dynamics, elasticity, fluids, gravitation, waves and sound, heat and thermodynamics.

*PHYS 2202 – College Physics II

4 credits | Prerequisite: PHYS 2201 | Corequisite: PHYS 2212

A continuation of PHYS 2201 that introduces electric charge, capacitance, resistance, inductance, circuits, magnetism, optics, quantum, atomic and nuclear physics.

*PHYS 2211 – College Physics Lab I

1 credit | Corequisite: PHYS 2201

Laboratory component of PHYS 2201.

*PHYS 2212 – College Physics Lab II

1 credit | Prerequisite: PHYS 2201 | Corequisite: PHYS 2202

Laboratory component of PHYS 2202.

*PHYS 2221 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers I

4 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 1141 and MATH 1142 | Corequisites: PHYS 2231 and MATH 2221

An introductory, calculus-based, survey course suitable for science and pre-med majors covering the topics of measurement, space, time, vectors, one dimensional and multi-dimensional motion, dynamics, forces, work and energy, conservation of energy, systems of particles, collisions, rotational motion, rotational dynamics, elasticity, fluids, gravitation, waves and sound, heat and thermodynamics.

*PHYS 2222 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers II

4 credits | Prerequisites: PHYS 2221 and MATH 2221 | Corequisites: PHYS 2232 and MATH 2222

A continuation of PHYS 2221 including topics of electric charge, electric fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitance, current and resistance, basic DC circuits, introductory magnetism, Ampere’s law, optics, quantum, atomic and nuclear physics.

*PHYS 2231 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab I

1 credit | Corequisite: PHYS 2221

Laboratory component of PHYS 2221.

*PHYS 2232 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab II

1 credit | Prerequisite: PHYS 2221 | Corequisite: PHYS 2222

Laboratory component of PHYS 2222.

PHYS 2240 – Elementary Modern Physics

4 credits | Prerequisites: PHYS 2223/2233 and MATH 2223

This course is a basic survey of twentieth century physics revolving about the theory of relativity and the quantum. Application of quantum theory will include molecular, atomic and nuclear problems. Relativity theory will be applied to inertial frames of reference and cosmological problems.