Course Decriptions

 

PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics (4 Credit Hours)

This is a survey of mechanics, energy, waves, sound, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: MTH 11403 or equivalent skill level as indicated by the score on the mathematics placement exam. MTH 11403 may be taken concurrent with PHY 10404. Fall/Spring

PHY 13303 Applied Physics (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the mechanics of solids and liquids. It is designed for technology students. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: TEC 11804 or permission of the instructor. Fall

PHY 17505 General Physics I with Algebra (5 Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, sound and waves utilizing algebra and trigonometry. Labs include work with computers to collect and analyze data. Laboratories emphasize the drawing of conclusions for collected evidence. Four hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisites: TEC 11804 or MTH 14505 or permission of the instructor. Fall

PHY 18505 General Physics II with Algebra (5 Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics utilizing algebra and trigonometry. Laboratories emphasize the drawing of conclusions for collected evidence. Four hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: PHY 17505 or permission of the instructor. Spring

PHY 20505 General Physics I with Calculus (5 Credit Hours)

This course is a calculus-based introduction to mechanics, thermodynamics, wave characteristics, sound, and fluids. Labs include work with computers to collect and analyze data. Laboratories emphasize the drawing of conclusions for collected evidence. Four hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MTH 15105 or permission of the instructor. Fall 2011

PHY 21505 General Physics II with Calculus (5 Credit Hours)

This course is a calculus-based introduction to electricity, and magnetism, light, and modern physics. Labs include work with computers to collect and analyze data. Laboratories emphasize the drawing of conclusions for collected evidence. Four hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: PHY 20505 or permission of the instructor. Spring 2012

PHY 28801-05 Selected Topics in Physics (1 to 5 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of topics not included in other course offerings. The format may be independent or directed studies, a research project, a scheduled class, or a seminar. Prerequisites: PHY 21505, and permission of the instructor and School Chair. On Demand

PHY 37303 Thermodynamics (3 Credit Hours)

Theory and application of the first and second laws, phase change, entropy, and efficiency are covered in this course. Prerequisite: PHY 20505 or permission of the instructor. On Demand

PHY 38303 Classical Optics (3 Credit Hours)

The study of wave motion, super position, polarization, interference, and diffraction are topics of this course. Prerequisite: PHY 21505 or permission of the instructor. On Demand

PHY 46404 Modern Physics (4 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the special theory of relativity, nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, selected topics in molecular, statistical, and solid state physics. Prerequisite: PHY 21505 or permission of the instructor. On Demand

PHY 47303 Electronics for Scientists (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of electrical circuits containing analog circuit components. Topics include: half-wave and full-wave power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, and integrated circuits. Prerequisite: PHY 21505 or permission of the instructor. On Demand

PHY 48801-05 Selected Topics in Physics (1 to 5 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of topics not included in other course offerings. The format may be independent or directed studies, a research project, a scheduled class, or a seminar. Prerequisites: PHY 21505, and permission of the instructor and School Chair. On Demand