200

PHY-280 Physics I

This course is the first semester of a three-semester, calculus-based physics sequence, and is a study of mechanics [motion, forces, and the conservation laws]. It covers kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, and the properties of solid matter. The laws of physics are investigated and applied to problem solving. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-180; minimum grade C

Corequisites

MAT-280

PHY-286 General Physics II

This course is the continuation of PHY-186 General Physics I, and is a study of heat, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics. It covers thermodynamics, electrostatics, magnetic fields and forces, capacitance and inductance, electrical and electronic circuits, geometrical and physical optics, relativity, and quantum theory. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

PHY-186; minimum grade C

PHY-290 Physics II

This course is the continuation of PHY-280 Physics I, and is primarily a study of electricity and magnetism. It covers electrostatics, electrical circuits, magnetic fields and forces, capacitance and inductance, Maxwell?s equations, and the properties of fluids. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-280, PHY-280; minimum grade C

Corequisites

MAT-281

PHY-291 Physics III

This course is the continuation of PHY-290 Physics II, and is a study of waves, heat, and modern physics. It covers sound and light, geometrical and physical optics, thermodynamics, relativity, and quantum theory. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-281, PHY-290; minimum grade C

PHY-294 Engineering Mechanics

This course is a study of the state of rest or motion of bodies under the action of forces. This course builds a foundation of analytic capability for the solution of a great variety of engineering problems. Topics covered include the statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Lecture [4.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-282, PHY-280; minimum grade C