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 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

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

PHYS 102L Intro Physics for Life Sci Lab

Requisites

  • PHYS-102 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

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

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 Dr. Hiba Assi M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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 Mrs. Bonnie Price T 8:30AM-11:30AM
2 Mrs. Bonnie Price T 2:50PM-5:50PM
3 Mrs. Bonnie Price Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

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
B Dr. Daniel T. Robb Th 2:50PM-4:50PM

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 Dr. Daniel T. Robb 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.
  • Co-Requirement PHYS-202-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor T 2:50PM-5:50PM
2 Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 299 Fluid Mechanics

Introductory Special Topics courses will provide significant review of fundamental physical concepts and phenomena within a specific sub-disciplinary context. These courses will display how various phenomena in physics are applied to sub-disciplinary questions and how seemingly disparate concepts fit together within the particular sub-discippline. Introductory Special Topics coursework is intended for students at all levels within the physics program, from potential minor to upper-level major. Course may be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-118 OR MATH-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PHYS-201 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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 Dr. Rama Balasubramanian T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PHYS 370 Thermal Physics

Examination of the thermal behavior of systems, equations of state, phase transitions, and elements of continuum and statistical approaches. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel T. Robb M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM