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Course Number Course Name Credits
PHY 101

General Physics I

This calculus-based course is an introduction to the principles of kinematics and dynamics as they apply to both translational and rotational motion. Topics include Newton's laws, forces, friction, gravity, Kepler's laws, dot products and cross products, potential and kinetic energy, and momentum. Considerable attention is paid to the intellectual history that accompanied the emergence of the Newtonian world view.

Prequisites: Mat-125, Phy-101L

3
PHY 101L

Gen Physics Lab I



Prequisites: None

1
PHY 102

General Physics

This course is a continuation of PHY 101. The course covers statics, fluids, oscillations, sound and waves, temperature and heat, electricity and magnetism, and geometric optics.

Prequisites: Phy-101, Mat-126, Phy-102L

3
PHY 102L

Gen Physics Lab II

This course is a physics laboratory to accompany PHY 103. The course includes experiments in mechanics and oscillatory motion.

Prequisites: None

1
PHY 103

Physics for Engineers

This course is a calculus-based introductory course in physics enriched in material of relevance to computer science, information technology and engineering students,including kinematics,Newtonian mechanics,momentum,energy,rotational motion,statics,materials, fluids and oscillatory motion.

Prequisites: Mat-125, Phy-103L

3
PHY 103L

Physics for Engineers Lab 1

This course is a physics laboratory to accompany Phy 103. The course includes experiments in mechanics and oscillatory motion.

Prequisites: Mat-125 Phy-103, Mat-125 Phy-103

1
PHY 104

Physics for Engineers II

This course is a continuation of PHY 103 and is a calculus-based introductory course in physics enriched in material of relevance to computer science information technology, and engineering students, including: wave motion, thermodynamics, heat transfer electricity, circuits and circuit components, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation and optics.

Prequisites: Phy-103, Mat-126, Phy-104L

3
PHY 104L

Physics for Engineers II Lab

This physics laboratory accompanies PHY 104. Experiments in wave motion, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics are performed

Prequisites: Mat-125 Phy-103, Phy-104

1
PHY 111

Introduction to Physics

This course is designed for health services/PT majors and for other students who wish to use it to fulfill the core requirement in science. The course lecture must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the corresponding lab. PHY 111 covers kinematics, dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, and rotational motion. PHY 112 covers statics, fluids, oscillations, sound and waves, temperature and heat, electricity and magnetism, and ray optics.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 111L

Introduction to Physics Lab

This course is an introductory astronomy course for students from all majors. Students are introduced to the basics of the telescope, light, the seasons and the tides, the moon, the sun, the solar system, stars, galaxies and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Experience involving field use of telescopes and other observational tools is incorporated into the course. Astronomy will satisfy the non-lab core science elective or can also be used as a free elective. If taken in conjunction with the optional PHY 142L, it will also fulfill the core science requirement for a laboratory-based science course.

Prequisites: None

1
PHY 112

Introduction to Physics

This course is designed for health services/PT majors and for other students who wish to use it to fulfill the core requirement in science. The course lecture must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the corresponding lab. PHY 111 covers kinematics, dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, and rotational motion. PHY 112 covers statics, fluids, oscillations, sound and waves, temperature and heat, electricity and magnetism, and ray optics.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 112L

Introduction to Physics Lab

This laboratory accompanies the introductory astronomy course. The laboratory work supplements the lectures in PHY 142, focusing on the underlying physics of light, optics, wave motion and planetary motion.

Prequisites: None

1
PHY 142

Introduction to Astronomy

This course is an introductory astronomy course for students from all majors. Students are introduced to the basics of the telescope, light, the seasons and the tides, the moon,the sun,the solar system, stars, galaxies and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Experience involving field use of telescopes and other observational tools is incorporated into the course. Astronomy will satisfy the non-lab core science elective or can also be used as a free elective. If taken in conjunction with the optional PHY 142L, it will also fulfill the core science requirement for a laboratory-based science course.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 142L

Introduction to Astronomy Lab

This laboratory accompanies the introductory astronomy course. The laboratory work supplements the lectures in Phy 142,focusing on the underlying physics of light,optics,wave motion and planetary motion.

Prequisites: Phy-142

1
PHY 145

The Process of Scientific Discovery

This is an introductory science course where students will be introduced to the major elements of science and technology including the basic insights of chemistry, physics, biology and geology in the context of the social and historical development of technology. Special attention will be paid to the impact of the sciences on cultural and human endeavors, and on the role of social change and serendipity in the process of scientific discovery. This course could count as a non-major science core course, an IDS science elective or as a free elective for science majors. There are no prerequisite course requirements. Course may be offered with an emphasis on the field of biology (BIO 145), chemistry (CHE 145) or physics (PHY 145).

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 149

Robotics



Prequisites: MAT-101

3
PHY 389

Special Topics in Physics

This course presents an opportunity to study a selected topic in physics. Topics can originate with faculty or students.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 499

Capstone Experience



Prequisites: None

1
PHY 999

Physics Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a physics core elective.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 999L

Physics Lab Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a physics lab elective.

Prequisites: None

3