PHYSICS COURSES

 

PHYS 1401. General Physics I - This course is designed to give students an introductory, trigonometry-based course.  Designed to explore the fundamental concepts of physics. The principle topics covered include both static and dynamic mechanics and thermodynamics.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1305.  Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 1401 and 2401.  Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $35 fee.

PHYS 1402. General Physics II - This course is a continuation of PHYS 1401. Topics covered include electricity and magnetism and modern physics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: MATH 1305 and PHYS 1401, or consent of instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 1402 and 2402. $35 fee.


PHYS 1403. Physics for Educators - designed for the student seeking to be an elementary teacher; emphasis on simple machines, forces and motion, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, and thermodynamics; development of grade-level, hands-on exercises for students. Prerequisites: MATH 1304 and declared major of BSIS or BAS degree. Fee: $45. $35.


PHYS 2401. University Physics I - This calculus-based course is designed to give science and engineering students an understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics. Emphasis will be on problem-solving. Major topics covered include mechanics (both statics and dynamics) and thermodynamics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: MATH 2306, or can be taken concurrently. Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 1401 and 2401. $35 fee.


PHYS 2402. University Physics II - This is a calculus-based course, intended to be a continuation of PHYS 2401. Major topics include electricity and magnetism and modern physics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: MATH 2306 and PHYS 2401, or consent of instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS 1402 and 2402. $35 fee.

PHYS 5416. Selected Topics - topics selected from physics intended to supplement teacher education. Students may repeat the course for credit upon change in content.