PHYS-1010 Astronomy

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed with PSCI-1010. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Survey of astronomy. History of astronomy, planets, asteroids and comets, the sun, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Contemporary issues and developments in astronomy and space science. Intended for non-science majors. To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in related laboratory course.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHYS-101L Astronomy Laboratory

1 Credit

[This course is cross-listed as PSCI-101L. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Intended for non-science majors. Exercises on measurements, optics, telescopes, the sun, constellations, and other related astronomy topics. Laboratory activities complement and enrich related lecture course.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PHYS-1010 Astronomy or concurrent enrollment.

PHYS-1050 Everyday Physics

2 Credits

Introductory science course designed to develop an understanding of the phenomena of our everyday life via the laws of physics. The emphasis is not on problem-solving course, but on encouraging students to understand and appreciate their environment from a new perspective. Explores application of various fields of physics to everyday living, household applications, sports applications and other applications discussed.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, and MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra, or appropriate score on Math placement test.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PHYS-1210 College Physics I

4 Credits

Kinematics, vectors, and Newtonian mechanics (forces and motion, gravitation, energy, momentum, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion), fluids, heat, and thermodynamics. Emphasis on problem solving using algebra.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra, or departmental approval. Note: MATH-1200, 1270 or MATH-1280 taken prior to Fall 2016 will meet prerequisite requirements for this course.

OAN Approved: TMNS, OSC014, and OSC021 (1 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

PHYS-1220 College Physics II

4 Credits

Introductory algebra-based physics course designed for non-physics majors covering areas of physics which include electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, special relativity, atomic and nuclear physics.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PHYS-1210 College Physics I.

OAN Approved: TMNS, OSC015, and OSC021 (2 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

PHYS-1300 Physics of Optical Materials

4 Credits

Study of basic structure and properties of materials related to opticianry. Includes structure, density, conductivity, and effects of mechanical forces on materials. Special emphasis given to nature and theory of light and application to ophthalmic optics. Demonstrations by use of optical bench, blackboard optics, and other instruments used to facilitate understanding of how light functions.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or higher.

PHYS-1820 Independent Study/Research in Physics

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHYS-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Physics

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

PHYS-2250 Radiographic Physics and Quality Control

4 Credits

Course designed for Radiography program students. Basic introduction to college physics. Reviews basic mathematical operations needed for this course. Discusses energy, matter, Newtonian laws, atomic structure, electrostatic, electrodynamics, magnetism, electromagnetism that will lead to the study of x-ray generators, x-ray circuitry, and automatic exposure devices. Includes laboratory application of related physics experiments and the use of quality assurance testing tools to ensure radiographic quality control.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-1351 Image Acquisition and Evaluation, and departmental approval: admission to Radiography program.

PHYS-2310 General Physics I

5 Credits

Physics for students majoring in science or engineering. Kinematics and dynamics in one, two, and three dimensions. Conservation laws (energy, momentum, angular momentum), gravitation, simple harmonic motion, heat and thermodynamics. Emphasis on problem-solving using algebra and calculus.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMNS, OSC016, and OSC022 (1 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

PHYS-2320 General Physics II

5 Credits

Second semester course for students majoring in science or engineering. Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, waves in elastic media, sound.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PHYS-2310 General Physics I, and MATH-1620 Calculus II, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMNS, OSC017, and OSC022 (1 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

PHYS-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Physics

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHYS-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Physics

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.