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PHYSICS

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PHYS-101    Technical Physical Science
4 Credits (Science Core)

This  Technical  Physics course  is designed for  technology  majors  such as BMET, Cardio- vascular, Computer Support, Electronics, and Telecommunications Technology. It consists of basic scientific math and an integrated sequence of physical and chemical principles. This course will enable the student to become aware of, to identify, and to evaluate situations and/or  prob- lems in contemporary physical science which include: basic chemical and physical principles with applications to the human body; properties and states of matter; science measurement and dimensional plus statistical analysis techniques. Special emphasis is placed upon learning physics principles and solving mathematical problems in density/specific   gravity, gas laws, solutions, pressure, work and energy, fluids, basic electricity, waves, sound, magnetism, and the atom. The laborator y program  will allow the student to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of the above mentioned areas, including  problem solving, and their ap- plication to physical phenomenon  obser ved. Prerequisite: MATH-061. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-103   Fundamentals of Physics I
4 Credits (Science Core)

Physics 103, a course designed mainly  for sci- ence majors and pre-professional students, will enable the student to solve problems involving the major concepts in physics to include mea- surement: vector concepts; forces; mechan- ics (both  statics and dynamics);  fluids;  heat concepts; and some thermodynamics. The students will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behavior of the physical world. In the laboratory program, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use, and interpret data collected (often by MBL) to express mathematically and/or  explain the physical phenomena obser ved. Pre- or coreq- uisite: MATH-153, MATH-155 or higher. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-104   Fundamentals of Physics II
4 Credits (Science Core)

Physics 104, a course designed mainly  for sci- ence majors and preprofessional students, will enable the student to solve problems involving the major concepts in physics to include wave motion, sound, electrostatics, electric currents, circuits, electronics, magnetism, electromagnetic interactions, nature and properties of light, op- tics, and some modern  physics. The student will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behavior of the physical world. In the laboratory program, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use and in- terpret data collected (often by MBL) to express mathematically and/or explain the physical phenomena obser ved. Prerequisites: PHYS-103, and MATH-143 and MATH-153, or MATH-155, or higher. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-106   Earth and Space Science
4 Credits (Science Core)

This is a course designed for non-science majors which is a general sur vey of basic earth science and astronomy topics. This course will enable the student to learn basic concepts of soils, groundwater, weather and the hydrological cycle, urban geology, rocks and minerals, historical geology, plate tectonics, scale of the solar system, historical astronomy, basic motions of the earth plus celestial bodies, constellation identifica- tion, planet evolution and characteristics, space satellites, telescopes, the sun, stellar properties and evolution,  and galaxies and cosmology. In the laboratory, the student will develop skill with basic equipment, laborator y techniques and procedures plus investigative skills to solve science-related problems. Field work will involve investigation of geology sites, constellation identification, and trips to local museums/plan- etariums. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-107   Physical Science
4 Credits (Science Core)

PHYS-107 is  a course  designed  for  the  El- ementar y Education  A.A.T.  students and the non-science  major.  It is a general sur vey of the contributions of physics and chemistry to man’s understanding of basic physical science concepts and will expose the student to the basic scientific vocabular y. In  laborator y,  students will develop skill with equipment, laborator y techniques and procedures, plus lab investiga- tive skills to solve physics and chemistry-related problems. The lab emphasis is on the application of basic physical science principles in studying and solving problems plus the operation of basic equipment. Basic math skills will be needed to illustrate some of these principles. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-070. (3 hours lecture,
3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-110   General Physics I (Calculus)
4 Credits (Science Core)

General Physics 110 is the first  semester of a three-semester calculus-based physics course mainly for physics, physical science, engineer- ing and related science majors. The course will enable the student to solve problems, using calculus methods when applicable, for the major concepts in physics to include: measurement; vector concepts; laws of motion, force, energy; principles of mechanics and statics; linear mo- mentum; gravitation; oscillations; rotation; and vibrations. The student will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behavior of the physical world. In the laboratory program,  the student will develop the ability to appraise, use, and interpret  data collected (often by MBL) to express mathematically and/ or explain the physical phenomena obser ved. Prerequisite:  Eligible  to enroll  in ENGL-121. Pre- or corequisite:  MATH-181. (3 hours  lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-111   General Physics II (Calculus)
4 Credits (Science Core)

General Physics 111 is the second  semester of a three-semester, calculus-based physics course. The course will enable the student to solve prob- lems, using calculus methods when applicable, for the major concepts in physics to include: heat; kinetic  theor y of  gases; thermodynam- ics; waves; electrostatics; DC and AC circuits; magnetism; electromagnetic interactions, and electromagnetic radiation. The student will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behavior of the physical world. In the laboratory program, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use and in- terpret data collected (often by MBL) to express mathematically and/or explain the physical phenomena obser ved. Prerequisites: PHYS-110; Eligible  to enroll  in ENGL-121. Pre- or corequisite: MATH-182. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

PHYS-112   General Physics III (Calculus)
3 Credits

General Physics 112 is the final  semester of a three-semester calculus-based physics course. The course will enable the student to solve prob- lems, using calculus methods when applicable, for the major concepts in physics to include: wave motion;  sound waves; superposition; standing waves; advanced electromagnetic wave theory including Maxwell’s Equations; geometric and some physical optics;  special theor y of relativity; and topics in modern physics. In the laboratory/recitation  program, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use and interpret data collected to express mathematically and/ or explain the physical phenomena involved. Prerequisites:  MATH-182,  PHYS-111, and eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

 


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