Physics

PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics

This is a survey of mechanics, energy, waves, sound, and atomic and nuclear physics. There are thirteen one-hour labs. Prerequisite: MTH 11203 (C or better), TEC 11704 (C or better) MTH 21403 or placement into higher level math course via placement exam score. ENG 10503 (C- or better) or placement into higher-level English course via placement exam score.

Offered Fall, Spring for 4 Semester hours.

PHY 17505 General Physics I with Algebra

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-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisites: TEC 11804, MTH 14505, MTH 14403, or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall for 5 Semester hours.

 

PHY 18505 General Physics II with Algebra

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-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: PHY 17505 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Spring for 5 Semester hours.

PHY 20505 General Physics I with Calculus

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-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MTH 15105 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall for 5 Semester hours.

PHY 21505 General Physics II with Calculus

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-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: PHY 20505 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Spring for 5 Semester hours.

PHY 28801-05 Selected Topics in Physics

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.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

PHY 37303 Thermodynamics

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.

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.

PHY 38303 Classical Optics

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

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.

PHY 46404 Modern Physics

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.

Offered On Demand for 4 Semester hours.

PHY 47303 Electronics for Scientists

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

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.

PHY 48801-05 Selected Topics in Physics

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.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.