# PHYSICS COURSES (PHYS)

**PHYS 104 - PRE-TECHNICAL PHYSICS**

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 106 or equivalent. This is a course in elementary physics. It is intended to provide the student with an introduction to scientific units of measure, dimensional analysis, and basic applications of physical principles to the student's technical interests. The topics selected and discussed will be directed toward the student's field of study.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 110 - FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS (P1 901L). **

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and MATH 098 or completion of high school Algebra 2 with a grade of "C" or better or MATH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement score or department approval. This course is an introductory treatment of the study of motion, atomic structure, heat, sound, electricity and light. An attempt is made to relate directly the physical concepts to the major fields of study represented in the class. This course is designed for students in some of the applied science programs as a general education course for students in the non-science transfer programs. This is a foundations course for students strengthening their science background before enrolling in one of the physics sequences.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

**PHYS 112 - TECHNICAL PHYSICS I**

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 130 or equivalent. This course covers the basic concepts of mechanics (forces, velocity, acceleration, energy, power); heat and thermodynamics; simple machines; fluid mechanics; and mechanical properties of materials. Mathematics used in computations include algebra, trigonometry, and some basic programming.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 113 - TECHNICAL PHYSICS II**

Prerequisite: PHYS 112 with a grade of "C" or better. This course covers the advanced concepts of mechanics (impulse, momentum, projectile motion, rotational motion, circular motion, simple harmonic motion); light and optics; electricity; magnetism; solid-state physics; and modern physics (atomic and nuclear physics).

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 120 - GENERAL PHYSICS (P1 900L)**

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and high school or college credit in trigonometry or concurrent enrollment in MATH 120. This course is a study of mechanics and thermodynamics designed for students in the liberal arts.

5 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 121 - GENERAL PHYSICS**

Prerequisite: PHYS 120 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of PHYS 120. The course includes: the study of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, light and modern physics.

5 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 211 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS**

Prerequisite: PHYS 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or high school physics, MATH 222 with a grade of "C" or better, and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 223. This course is a study of mechanics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include Newton's laws; linear and rotational kinematics, dynamics, and momentum; systems of particles; work and energy, harmonic motion and waves.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 212 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM (PHY 912)**

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 211; a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 224. This course is a continuation of PHYS 211 and is a study of electricity, magnetism, and geometric optics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include Coulomb's Law; electric fields and potential; resistance, capacitance, and inductance; DC and AC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; Laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves; geometrical optics and polarization.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

**PHYS 213 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS (EGR 913 / PHY 913)**

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 212 and MATH 224. This course is a continuation of PHYS 212 and is a study of thermal and fluid physics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include: heat and temperature, kinetic theory of gases, specific and latent heat, heat transfer, first and second laws for thermodynamics, heat engines, fluid statics and dynamics, propagation of sound, universal gravitation.

2 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 1.5 Laboratory Hours: 1.5

**PHYS 214 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MODERN PHYSICS**

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 213; credit with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 250. This course is a continuation of PHYS 213, a study of modern physics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics , physics, or chemistry. Topics include special relativity; interference and diffraction; photons, matter waves, and the uncertainty principle; wave mechanics; atomic structure and potential wells; solid-state physics and conduction; nuclear and elementary particle physics.

2 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 1.5 Laboratory Hours: 1.5