Courses

PHYS 102 Intro Physics for Life Science

This course provides an overview of topics in physics that are of particular importance to the life and medical sciences. The course is non-calculus based and covers mechanics (units, motion, biomechanics, energy), electricity and magnetism, heat, atomic and nuclear physics, fluids, waves, and instrumentations, all in the context of biological systems. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed PHYS 201; credit may not be received for both PHYS 102 and PHYS 103.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-102L

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A H. Assi M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 102L Intro Physics for Life Sci Lab

Requisites

  • PHYS-102

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 H. Assi Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
2 B. Price T 8:30AM-11:30AM
3 B. Price T 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 103 Fundamental Physics I

Algebra and trigonometry-based introduction to classical mechanics including the equations of motion, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed PHYS 201; credit may not be received for both PHYS 102 and PHYS 103.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-103L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A H. Assi M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

PHYS 103L Fundamental Physics I Lab

The first half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry, but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics. (May not betaken for credit by students who have co mpleted Physics 201.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-103 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 H. Assi Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
2 B. Price T 8:30AM-11:30AM
3 B. Price T 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 190 Phys. & Engineering Colloquium

An on-going discussion of the differences between physics, engineering, and other sciences, all within the context of problem-solving, disciplinary content, the scientific process, the role and boundaries of science, new discovery and cutting edge technology, and historical biography. (1/2) Lecture: 2 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor Th 2:50PM-4:50PM

PHYS 191 Engineering Foundations

Introduces the engineering profession, ethics and professional responsibility, teamwork and professional communication. Use of hand calculators and graphing, implementing unit conversions, engineering problem-solving procedures, computing tools (programming for engineering - use of MATLAB, spreadsheets and graphing), technical writing, and definition/identification/modeling of an engineering problem/system. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A S. Shanta M/W 3:30PM-5:00PM

PHYS 202 Electricity and Magnetism

Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism, light, and optics including interference phenomena. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-201 and MATH-122 or MATH-119 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-202L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 202L Electricity & Magnetism Lab

Continuation of 201; electricity and magnetism, light, and some applications of classical physics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-202 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 H. Assi Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 205 Research Experience

A research project in physics. May be repeated for credit. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor

PHYS 330 Theoretical Mechanics

Developed examination of central force motion, coupled systems, rigid body motion, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Robb

PHYS 350 Electromagnetic Theory

Developed examination of electrostatics, potential theory, dielectric media, magnetostatics, and an introduction to Maxwell's equations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Robb T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PHYS 390 Quantum Mechanics

Introductory examination of the wave formulation and notation in solving the time-dependent and time-independent Schrodinger equations including reflection/transmission, barriers, and the hydrogen atom. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

PHYS 405 Independent Study in Physics

A research project in physics that results in the porduction of a scholarly paper and an oral presentation. May be repeated for credit. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian

PHYS 406 Independent Study in Physics

A research project in physics that results in the production of a scholarly paper and an oral presentation. May be repeated for credit. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Robb
B R. Balasubramanian