Physics (PHY)

PHY-120  Introductory Physics  (3)  

Provides basic work with scientific reasoning and fundamental concepts in classical and modern physics. Provides opportunities for measurements and application of concepts in a lab setting. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-102, MAT-707, MAT-716, or a qualifying placement test score.

PHY-162  College Physics I  (4)  

Emphasizes introductory physics concepts and methods of scientific reasoning. Introduces the structure and properties of matter, descriptions of motion, Newton's Laws, conservation laws, rotational motion, fluid statics, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-102, MAT-708, or a qualifying placement test score.

PHY-172  College Physics II  (4)  

Continues College Physics I. Includes static and current electricity, electromagnetism, wave motion, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. Integrates applications to the life sciences with material throughout the semester. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take PHY-162.

PHY-180  Applied Physics I  (2)  

Introduces the basic science of applied physics. Teaches motion, Newton's laws, energy and conservation laws, physics of matter, temperature and heat, waves and sound, and optics through lecture, reading, online presentation and reference material, and lab demonstration in class. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-232.

PHY-182  Applied Physics II  (3)  

Studies mechanical power transmission, energy convertors, fluid power and precision measuring instruments, measurement conversion, air and fluid flow characteristics. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take PHY-180.

PHY-190  Physics I  (3)  

Covers physical concepts needed to understand and practice mechanical engineering technology. Includes measurement and vectors, static equilibrium, torque, uniformly accelerated motion, Newton's laws, friction, work, energy and power, and simple machines. Emphasizes problem solving, teamwork and data collection using PC-based data acquisition equipment. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: CAD/Mechanical Engineering students take MAT-745 before or in the same semester. Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics students take MAT-103 and MAT-707.

PHY-192  Physics II  (3)  

Continues Physics I with topics useful to mechanical engineering technology. Includes impulse/momentum, rotational motion, dynamics of rotation, fluids, properties of materials and simple harmonic motion, temperature, matter and heat energy, and introductory thermodynamics. Emphasizes problem solving, teamwork and data collection using PC-based data acquisition equipment. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take PHY-190.

PHY-212  Classical Physics I  (5)  

Introduces physics using calculus-level mathematics. Covers vectors, linear and rotational kinematics, statics, dynamics, and oscillatory and wave motion. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-210.

PHY-222  Classical Physics II  (5)  

Continues Classical Physics I. Includes thermodynamics, static and current electricity, electromagnetism, geometric and wave optics, and a brief introduction to modern physics. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-216. Take PHY-212

PHY-230  Technical Physics I  (3)  

Studies the technical applications of motion, force, momentum, statics, work, rotation and simple machines. Emphasizes concepts through laboratory and lecture. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-746.

PHY-232  Technical Physics II  (3)  

Subjects studied include matter, fluids, temperature and heat transfer, properties of gases, wave motion and sound, light, reflection and refraction, color, and modern physics. Concepts are emphasized through laboratory and lecture. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take PHY-230.

PHY-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture