Courses

PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics II

Algebra-and trigonometry-based introduction to classical mechanics including the equations of motion, forces, erengy, mementum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.) (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 102 or PHYS 103 or PHYS 201. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-104L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

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

PHYS 104L Fundamental Physics II Lab

The second half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry, but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-104 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

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

PHYS 201 Newtonian Mechanics

Calculus-based, introduction to classical mechanics inclduing forceses and motion, energy, momentum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-121 or MATH-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-201L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

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

PHYS 201L Newtonian Mechanics Lab

A calculus-based, rigorous introduction to classical mechanics, wave phenomena, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-201 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. Hiba Assi Th 2:50PM-5:50PM
E2 Mrs. Bonnie Price Th 6:00PM-9:00PM

PHYS 203 Modern Physics

Calculus-based introduction to relativity, quantum phenomena, atomic and nuclear structure, and cosmology. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Co-Requirement PHYS-203L-1

Offerings

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

PHYS 203L Modern Physics Lab

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor 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 Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor

PHYS 270 Math Methods for Physics

This intermediate-level course introduces mathematical topics needed by second year physics majors to be successfully prepared for handling upper-level physics courses. Topics are designed to elucidate applications in physics using vector analysis, coordinate systems, matrix methods, ordinary differential and partial differential equations, Div-Grad-Curl techniques, Infinite series, complex analysis, Fourier and Laplace transforms. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-201 PHYS-202 MATH-122. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Hiba Assi M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHYS 310 Experimental Analysis

Laboratory experiments related to advanced and modern topics in physics. Data analysis, error propagation, and written and oral scientific presentation skills. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor T/Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

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 Dr. Rama Balasubramanian

PHYS 410 Biological Physics

Examination of the role of physical theory, models, and experimental techniques in the study of biological systems. Topics may include biomechanics, membrane transport, electromagnetic properties of cells and organisms, and medical instrumentation. (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 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 490 Sr. Seminar: Physics Capstone

Advanced study in selected topics in a seminar format. Scientific presentation skills and review of all areas of physics. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel T. Robb M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHYS 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel T. Robb