PHYSICS

PHY103 - Survey of the Physical Sciences I (3)

Topics in physics and chemistry are explored at an introductory level. Students will learn about the basic forces in nature and how they govern the motions and interactions of matter. Topics include Newton's Laws, linear and rotational motion, gravitation, electrostatics, optics, atomic structure, properties of the elements, chemical bonds, compounds, and acids and bases. One three-hour laboratory session per week. Students must also register for PHY103L if not already completed. PREREQUISITES: PHY081 or approval by instructor

PHY103C - Survey of the Physical Sciences I-Chemistry (2)

This is a two credit, half-semester module consisting of the chemistry lecture and chemistry laboratory portion of PHY10 and PHY103L. It will consist of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week for seven weeks, concurrently with the second half of PHY103 and PHY103L. Students planning to register for this course should speak with their advisors to insure it satisfies their program requirements. (Students seeking to meet a four credit science laboratory requirement should register for PHY103 and PHY103L.) PREREQUISITES: None

PHY103L - Survey of the Physical Sciences Laboratory I (1)

Laboratory experiments in physics and chemistry introduce students to experimental methods and reinforce with practical experience the topics discussed in PHY103. Physics experiments include a study of motion, force, electricity, and optics. Chemistry experiments include a study of physical and chemical change, chemical properties of gases, chemical activity, reactions, ion identification, and acids and bases. One three-hour laboratory session per week with lab fee. PREREQUISITES: PHY103 or concurrent enrollment in PHY103

PHY103P - Survey of the Physical Sciences I-Physics (2)

This is a two credit, half-semester module consisting of the physics lecture and physics laboratory portion of PHY103 and PHY103L. It will consist of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week for seven weeks concurrently with the first half of PHY103 and PHY103L. Students planning to register for this course should speak with their advisors to ensure that it satisfies their program requirements. (Students seeking to meet a four credit science laboratory requirement should register for PHY103 and PHY103L.) PREREQUISITES: None

PHY104 - Survey of the Physical Sciences II (3)

Topics in astronomy and earth science are explored at an introductory level. Astronomy includes a discussion of the formation and demise of stars, types of galaxies, models of the universe, and overviews of the Milky Way and our solar system. Earth science includes a study of the internal structures and processes of the earth, plate tectonics, earth's oceans, the atmosphere, and weather. PHY104 may be taken without PHY103. PREREQUISITES: PHY104L or concurrent enrollment in PHY104L

PHY104L - Survey of the Physical Sciences Laboratory II (1)

Laboratory experiments are conducted in astronomy and earth science that reinforce topics discussed in PHY104. Astronomy experiments include studies of the sun, the celestial sphere, orbits, and telescopes. Experiments in earth science include growing crystals, properties of minerals, and density of rock. One three-hour laboratory session period per week, plus several night observations with lab fee. PREREQUISITE(S): PHY104 or concurrent enrollment in PHY104

PHY111 - Science for the 21st Century (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of the physical sciences. Topics in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth science will be studied. How these four areas of science are interrelated will be emphasized. Students must also enroll in PHY111L to meet laboratory science requirements for general education. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY111L

PHY111L - Science for the 21st Century Lab (1)

Physics 111 Lab consists of a series of two-hours labs taken from physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth science. Lab topics include: motion, force, electricity, optics, physical and chemical change, ion identification, ion replacement and exchange reactions, properties of hydrogen and oxygen, crystal growth, and properties of minerals and rocks among others. PHY111 and PHY111L together complete one 4-credit lab science general education requirement. COREQUISITE: PHY111

PHY112 - Earth Science for the Liberal Arts (3)

General, introductory earth science following a systems approach. Students will first learn what the building blocks of Earth are and the processes they undergo. Then the features and processes that continuously reshape Earth's surface will be studied. Following will be a study of Earth's interior and the processes driven from within that bear upon its surface. We will then study Earth's oceans, the atmosphere, weather, and climate. Of particular importance will be the effects of the sun on Earth. Students must also enroll in PHY112L to meet laboratory science requirements for general education. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY112L.

PHY112L - Earth Science for the Liberal Arts Laboratory (1)

A series of selected laboratory experiences to teach the fundamentals of scientific thinking and research and to support course content. Experiments will explore mineral and rock properties, geologic processes, the atmosphere, and weather. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY112.

PHY113 - Physics: from Playground to Battlefield (3)

Via the science and technologies used in sports, entertainment, and recreation together with those used in the military, now and throughout history, the field of physics will be investigated. The concepts of motion, force, energy, momentum, electricity, magnetism, optics, and atomic systems will be explored both conceptually and in their applications to recreation and the military. Students must also enroll in PHY111L to meet laboratory science requirements for general education. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY113L.

PHY113L - Physics: from Playground to Battlefield Laboratory (1)

A series of selected laboratory experiences to teach the fundamentals of scientific thinking and research and to support course content. Experiments on force, energy, heat, electricity, circuits, and optics will be conducted. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY113.

PHY114 - Earth Science for the Sciences (3)

This course is intended for students who have already completed the laboratory science general education requirement. Following a systems approach, students will first learn what the building blocks of Earth are and the processes they undergo. Then students will study the features and processes that continuously reshape Earth's surface. A study will follow of Earth's interior and the processes driven from within that bear upon its surface. We will then study Earth's oceans, the atmosphere, weather, and climate. Of particular importance will be the effects of the sun on Earth. PREREQUISITES: None

PHY115 - Astronomy for the Liberal Arts (3)

This is a general, introductory course in astronomy. Students study the physical properties and concepts concerning motion, gravitation, light, and atoms. Students will explore the Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the tools used by astronomers, and the life cycles of stars and galaxies. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding. Students must also enroll in PHY 115L to meet laboratory science requirements for general education. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY115L.

PHY115L - Astronomy for the Liberal Arts Laboratory (1)

A series of selected laboratory experiences to teach the fundamentals of scientific thinking and research and to support course content. Experiments will include a study of gravity, light, optics, and spectroscopy. Telescope observations will be made of the sun and one additional night observation as conditions permit. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY115.

PHY116 - Physics of the Human Body (3)

A conceptual approach is used to understand the human body as a living system governed by the basic laws of physics. Topics include forces exerted by muscles, circulation of blood, nerve conduction, vision, perception of sound, and effects of radiation. Lectures are augmented with demonstrations requiring student participation. PREREQUISITES: PHY081

PHY116L - Physics of the Human Body Laboratory (1)

Students perform a series of experiments on force, torque, energy, heat, electricity, sound, and optics to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the physical principle on which the human body functions. These experiments also include making EKGs, studying galvanic skin response, respiration, and pulse rates. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: None. Students must be concurrently enrolled in PHY116.

PHY117 - Astronomy for the Sciences (3)

This course is intended for students who have already completed the laboratory science general education requirement. Students study the physical properties and concepts concerning motion, gravitation, light, and atoms. Students will explore the Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the tools used by astronomers, and the life cycles of stars and galaxies. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding. PREREQUISITES: None

PHY205 - Physics of the Human Body (3)

A conceptual approach is used to understand the human body as a living system governed by the basic laws of physics. Topics include forces exerted by muscles, circulation of blood, nerve conduction, vision, perception of sound, and effects of radiation. Lectures are augmented with demonstrations requiring student participation. PREREQUISITES: None

PHY211 - General Physics I (4)

This is a basic course that covers the fundamental principles of mechanics, vibration, and thermodynamics. Newton's laws of motion will be applied to a broad range of practical problems involving real phenomena. The laws of thermodynamics will be utilized to study thermal processes and properties. Students will learn to develop working equations from basic concepts in order to solve problems. The course is taught without calculus. PREREQUISITES: MAT140 with a grade of C or better

PHY211L - General Physics I Laboratory (1)

This course covers basic laboratory techniques in physics and illustration of the principles of physics through laboratory experiments. Students will become familiar with the processes and nature of making scientific measurements and the analysis of relationships between physical quantities. Experiments will be selected for the study of mechanics, vibration, and thermodynamics. One three-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in PHY211 or PHY221, and PHY211R or PHY221R

PHY211R - General Physics I Review (0)

This is a general review session for PHY211 to review homework and exams, and to answer students' questions. PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in PHY211

PHY212 - General Physics II (4)

This is a continuation of PHY211 covering the fundamental principles of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. The course is taught without calculus. PREREQUISITES: PHY211 with a grade of C or better

PHY212L - General Physics Laboratory II (1)

A continuation of PHY211L. Experiments will be selected for the study of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. One three-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory and breakage fees. PREREQUISITES: PHY212 or PHY222 or concurrent enrollment in PHY212 or PHY222

PHY212R - General Physics II Review (0)

This course is a general review session for PHY212 to review homework and exams, and answer students' questions. PREREQUISITES: PHY212 or concurrent enrollment in PHY212

PHY221 - General College Physics I (4)

This is a basic course that covers the fundamental principles of mechanics, vibration, and thermodynamics. Newton's laws of motion will be applied to a broad range of practical problems involving real phenomena. The laws of thermodynamics will be utilized to study thermal processes and properties. Students will learn to develop working equations from basic concepts in order to solve problems. This course is taught with calculus. PREREQUISITES: MAT207 and concurrent enrollment in PHY221R and PHY211L

PHY221R - General College Physics I Review (0)

This is a general review session for PHY221, to review homework and exams, and to answer students' questions. Topics involving calculus will be introduced and discussed. PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in PHY221

PHY222 - General College Physics II (4)

This course is a continuation of PHY221. It includes a study of the fundamental principles of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. The course is taught with calculus. PREREQUISITES: MAT208, PHY221 and concurrent enrollment in PHY222R and PHY212L or permission of instructor

PHY222R - General College Physics II Review (0)

This is a general review session for PHY222, to review homework and exams, and to answer students' questions. PREREQUISITES: PHY222 and PHY212L

PHY231 - Modern Physics (4)

This is a continuation of general physics that includes an introduction to relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics. Students will perform extended experiments related to topics in modern physics. Laboratory fee required. PREREQUISITES: PHY222, MAT208

PHY301 - Celestial Observation and CCD Imaging (2)

A course in the new technologies of backyard astronomy featuring discussions of telescope optics, coordinate systems, CCD cameras, computer software, and an overview of deep sky objects. Field instruction focusing on the setup and operation of the telescope, camera, and software will include both on-site and remote operations with supervised hands-on operation by participants. With lab fee. PREREQUISITES: None

PHY398 - Directed Study (check)

Students may conduct directed research studies in physics under the supervision and direction of the chairperson. Credit may vary from one to three credits, dependent on the scope and depth of the proposed work. Approved study that includes use of laboratory facilities may be conducted for four credits. Students wishing to enroll must submit a plan of study to the physics department for approval. Laboratory fee may apply. PREREQUISITES: Permission of the department chair

PHY81 - Mathematics for the Natural Sciences (2)

Selected topics in algebra and trigonometry are presented to assist students planning to take a science course. Topics include how to use a calculator, how to solve word problems, and using mathematics in the study and application of science. PREREQUISITES: None