Physics (PHYSICS)

Physics (PHYSICS) 131  
Mechanics And Power  

A limited number of principles are covered with emphasis placed on applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, MX, TR  
GE: Physical Sciences  
Physics (PHYSICS) 132  
Electricity Heat And Light  

Continuation of Physics 131. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Physics 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA  
Physics (PHYSICS) 215  
Statics  

Rigid bodies, fluid statics, friction, moments of inertia, centroids, and virtual work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in (Physics 235 and Math 208), or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, TR, WR  
IAI: EGR 942  
Physics (PHYSICS) 216  
Dynamics  

Problems in kinematics, dynamics of a particle and a system of particles, dynamics of a rigid body, work, energy, small oscillations, and general plane motion. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in (Physics 235 and Mathematics 208), or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, MX, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: EGR 943  
Physics (PHYSICS) 217  
Mechanics Of Materials  

Study of elastic and inelastic relationships of external forces acting on deformable bodies. Includes stresses and deformations produced by tension and compression, torsion and bending, combined stresses, buckling, repeated loads, impact, and influence of properties of materials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Physics 215, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, WR  
IAI: EGR 945  
Physics (PHYSICS) 220  
Physics Calculations & Practice  

Detailed practice in problems and application of theory for better understanding of physics; application of ideas of physics such as conservation laws, wave motion, invariance and trigonometry, analytic geometry, vector analysis, probability and statistics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Concurrent enrollment in (Physics 221 or Physics 231), or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
1 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 2 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK  
GE: Physical Sciences  
Physics (PHYSICS) 221  
Mechanics, Waves, and Heat  

Foundations and concepts in Physics, including elementary problems in mechanics wave motion and heat. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Math 141 or higher or concurrent enrollment in Math 141 or Math 143, and Eligibility for English 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: P1 900L GE: Physical Sciences  
Physics (PHYSICS) 222  
Electricity, Light and Modern Physics  

Continuation of Physics 221. Exploration of Electromagnetism, Light and Modern Physics using an algebra based approach. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in (Physics 221, and Math 141 and Eligibility for English 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
Physics (PHYSICS) 224  
Physics Calculations & Practice  

For students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Detailed practice in problems and application of theory involving calculus to provide better understanding of physics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Physics 235, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
1 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. 2 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK  
Physics (PHYSICS) 231  
General Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion  

Statics and dynamics of a particle and a rigid body; oscillatory and wave motion with application to sound. Primarily for liberal arts students and those in pre-medical curricula. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Concurrent enrollment in Physics 220 AND Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in Math 141 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, KK  
IAI: P1 900 GE: Physical Sciences  
Physics (PHYSICS) 232  
General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism  

Electrostatics, magneto statics, laws of DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic radiations and elementary electronics. Primarily for liberal arts students and those in pre-medical curricula. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in (Physics 231, or Physics 235), or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, KK  
Physics (PHYSICS) 233  
General Physics III: Heat light & Modern Physics  

Introductory thermodynamics, geometrical and physical optics, atomic and nuclear radiations and associated elementary quantum aspects. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in (Physics 231,or Physics 232), or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA  
Physics (PHYSICS) 235  
Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion  

Exploration of the laws of mechanics and wave motion using calculus to analyze practical and theoretical problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Math 207, OR concurrent enrollment in Math 207 and Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: P2 900L,PHY 911 GE: Physical Sciences  
Physics (PHYSICS) 236  
Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism  

Exploration of electricity and magnetism as they relate to fields, forces and energy using calculus to analyze theoretical and practical problems in lecture and laboratory. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Physics 235, and Math 207 and Eligibility for English 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: PHY 912  
Physics (PHYSICS) 237  
Engineering Physics III: Heat light and Modern Physics  

Exploration of the laws of heat, light, and modern physics and analysis of practical and theoretical problems through the use of calculus. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Math 207 and Physics 235, and Eligibility for English 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: PHY 913  
Physics (PHYSICS) 295  
Independent Research in Physics  

This course emphasizes independent, student-driven research under the close supervision of a faculty member. Eligibility for course repetition for additional credit hours is determined by the instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Eligibility for course repetition for additional credit hours is determined by the instructor. No more than an accumulated 12 credit hours will be counted towards graduation.

Eligibility for English 101 and Math 140 or higher OR Consent of Department Chairperson.  
1 Lecture Hours. 1-6 Lab Hours. 1.5-4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, OH, TR, WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 4 times