Course List

Course List -Physics


Course# Course Name (Link to Related Courses)
 PHY101 Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Physics A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT093, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on Math Placement exam. Course Note: Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY101 or PHY101AA.
 PHY111 General Physics I
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter. Prerequisites: MAT182, or MAT 187, or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better, or permission of Department or Division. Course Note: PHY111 is recommended for preprofessional and suggested for certain other majors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY111 or PHY111AA.
 PHY112 General Physics II
Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHY105 or PHY111.
 PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics
Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound. Prerequisites: MAT220, or MAT221, or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
 PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisites: MAT230, or MAT231, or permission of Department or Division, and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or permission of Department or Division.
PHY241 University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena
Heat, entropy, and laws of thermodynamics; wave propagation; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to special relativity. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY116 or PHY131 or permission of Instructor.