PHY 135 Conceptual Physics 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100; LS 105; Fee: yes; Term: Winter (odd).
General Education option
A descriptive and mathematical look at physics. Conceptual
development and problem-solving skills are emphasized.
Includes the study of mechanics, properties of matter, heat,
sound, light, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory included.
PHY 200 Introduction to Astronomy: Exploring The Universe
Prerequisite: Completion of all developmental and foundational
courses; Term: TBA
This course presents an introduction to the scientific field of
Astronomy, from our earliest observations to our latest space
missions. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including
modern observational methods, our solar system, stars,
celestial mechanics, light, optics, and cosmology.
PHY 285 Physics I: Mechanics & Sound 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: Fall; Fee: yes
This course offers an introduction to the field of classical
mechanics from a calculus based perspective. The study of
motion will be the primary focus. Topics include: Vectors,
kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, dynamics, gravity, work
and energy, rotational motion, oscillations and mechanical
waves. Laboratory included.
PHY 286 Physics II: Electricity & Light 4 hours
Prerequisite: PHY 285; Term: Winter; Fee: yes
This course builds upon the lessons learned in PHY 285 with
a focus on electricity, magnetism and light. Course topics
include: Electrostatics, AC and DC circuits, magnetism,
electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic radiation, optics,
as well as a brief survey of modern physics topics such as
relativity and the Standard Model. Laboratory Included.