Physics Courses

PHY 1510 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4 s.h.)

For chemistry, biology, and mathematics majors. Newtonian mechanics, mechanics of solids and fluids, and heat and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture and three of laboratory each week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1125 or MAT 1130 and 1140 or higher (except MAT 2200) or permission of instructor.
Offered: fall


PHY 1520 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4 s.h.)

A continuation of 1510. Includes electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week.

Prerequisite: PHY 1510
Offered: spring


PHY 2510 GENERAL PHYSICS I-CALCULUS BASED (4 s.h.)

For chemistry, biology, and mathematics majors. Newtonian mechanics, mechanics of solids and fluids, sound waves and Doppler’s Principle, and heat, Carnot cycle and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 2310
Pre/Corequisite: MAT 2320
Offered: spring


PHY 2520 GENERAL PHYSICS II-CALCULUS BASED (4 s.h.)

Magnetism in matter and magnetic fields, alternating and Direct current circuits, capacitors and transformers, and atomic, molecular and nuclear physics, Quantum physics and theory of relativity. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: PHY 2510 and MAT 2320
Offered: fall