Physics Courses

PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin- ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
3 hours
PS 101 - Introductory Astronomy (CT)
A survey of the past, present, and future of the Universe, from our solar system, to the nearby stars, our Milky Way galaxy and far beyond.
4 hours
PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin- ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
3 hours
PHY 101L - Conceptual Physics Lab
Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
1 hour
PS 121 - PS for Teachers: Chemistry
PS 121 is a part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K-9 Education majors. Includes 2-hr, 1 credit lab.
3 hours
PHY 201 - College Physics I
First half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and vectors by triangles: force, energy, particle dynmaics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermal phenomena.
3 hours
PHY 202 - General Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.
1 hour
PHY 203 - College Physics II
Second half of an introduction to physics for students of natural (life) sciences, using algebra and vectors by triangles: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
3 hours
PHY 204 - General Physics 2 Laboratory
Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.
1 hour
PHY 211 - University Physics I
First half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: force, energy, particle dynamics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermodynamics.
4 hours
PHY 213 - University Physics II
Second half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
4 hours
PHY 300 - Electricity and Magnetism
A course including the study of electrostatics, magneto- statics, electromagnetic induction, introduction to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 320 - Intro Modern Physics
An introductory study of atomic and molecular theories, relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PS 410 - Remote Sensing w Applications
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications. (PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204)
4 hours
PHY 421 - Modern Physics Lab
2 hours
PHY 491 - Capstone
To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).
1 to 2 hours
PS 510 - Remote Sensing w Applications
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications.
4 hours
PHY 521 - Modern Physics Lab
2 hours
PS 660 - Independent Studies
Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
1 to 4 hours
PS 681 - Thesis Research
Credit earned by pursuing directed original research in a physical science area. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each semester.
1 to 6 hours
 
 
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