Physics (PHY)

Physics

Course Information Cr Hrs
PHY-100 Introduction to Astronomy

This course provides an introduction to basic astronomy.  Students will learn about the composition, dynamics, evolution of planets, stars, and the universe.  Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture.  One evening field trip is required. 

 

 Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 110 or equivalent score on the Placement test.
4-3-2
PHY 101 Survey of the Physical Sciences

This course is a comprehensive, descriptive study of the scientific principles of the physical world.  Students will use the process of inquiry to gain an understanding of the physical sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology.  This course is the recommended physical science course for Elementary Education majors, but will also satisfy the physical science requirement for an Associate of Arts degree.  For non-science majors only.

 Prerequisite: grade of "NB" or better in MTH 050 or equivalent score on a placement exam.
4-3-2
PHY-105 Introduction to Physics

This course provides an introduction to basic physics. Students will apply the principles of mechanics, energy, waves, matter and atomic theory. Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture.  This course is designed for non-science majors.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 110 or equivalent score on the Placement Test.
4-3-2
PHY-110 Introduction to Geology

This course is an introduction to basic geology. Students learn about the principles and applications of mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, geomorphology and historical geology. Laboratory skills necessary for the study of geology are introduced.

 Prerequisite: NC or better in MTH 050 or equivalent score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment test for entrance into MTH 110.
4-3-2
PHY-120 General Physics I

This is an algebra based physics course. Students learn about the principles and applications of mechanics, wave motion and heat. Laboratory activities will give students an opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture. This course is designed for earth science, biology, chemistry, health and medical majors.

 

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MTH 130 or equivalent (MTH 131 recommended)
4-3-2
PHY-130 General Physics IIThis is an algebra based physics course.  Students will learn about the principles and applications of electromagnetism, and optics.  Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture.  This course is designed for earth science, biology, chemistry, health and medical majors.  Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHY 120, grade of "C" or better in MTH 130 or equivalent (MTH 131 recommended) 4-3-2
PHY-140 Technical Physics

This course entails a survey of basic physics for students majoring in technical fields. Students will learn how the concepts of force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power and force transformation are related to mechanical, fluid, thermal and electrical systems. Laboratory activities give the students an opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 110 or MTH 125, or equivalent test score.
4-2-4
PHY-220 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I

This is a calculus based physics course. Students learn about the principles and applications of mechanics, wave motion and heat. Laboratory activities give students the opportunity to develop the basic skills in data collection and analysis required in physics. This course is designed for pre-engineering, physics, chemistry and pre-med majors.

 

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 140.
5-4-2
PHY-222 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II

This course is a continuation of the calculus based physics course, PHY 220. Students learn about the principles and applications of electromagnetism and optics.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 140 and PHY 220.
5-4-2