Physics

PHYS-121: College Physics I, Credits = 5
This is part one of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include linear and rotational motion, forces, kinetic and potential energy, momentum, and translational and rotational equilibrium. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 095; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088; basic knowledge of trigonometry.

PHYS-122: College Physics II, Credits = 5
This is part two of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include mechanical properties of matter, behavior of fluids, harmonic motion and waves, basic thermodynamics, and an introduction to electricity. Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS 121.

PHYS-123: College Physics III, Credits = 5
This is part three of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics (relativity, structure of the atom, quantum theory, etc.). Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS 122.

PHYS-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Opportunity for students to pursue special interests and topics in physics. Requires working with physics faculty to develop a project and to determine the research and presentational methods as well as outcomes to be achieved and assessed.

PHYS-201: Physics for Science and Engineering I, Credits = 5
This is part one of a calculus-based physics sequence intended for physical science and engineering majors. Topics include linear and rotational motion, forces, kinetic and potential energy, momentum, and translational and rotational equilibrium. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. Co-requisite: MATH& 151.

PHYS-202: Physics for Science and Engineering II, Credits = 5
This is part two of a calculus-based physics sequence intended for physical science and engineering majors. Topics include mechanical properties of matter, behavior of fluids, harmonic motion and waves, basic thermodynamics, and an introduction to electricity. Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS 201. Co-requisite: MATH& 152.

PHYS-203: Physics for Science and Engineering III, Credits = 5
This is part three of a calculus-based physics sequence intended for physical science and engineering majors. Topics include electricity and magnetism, with selected topics from optics and modern physics as time allows. Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS 202. Co-requisite: MATH& 153.