Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 100. Concepts of Physics

Credits: 3
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 100L.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An introduction to physics with applications in everyday life. Material is presented from a conceptual rather than mathematical viewpoint. A few fundamental physical laws are studied and applied to explain a wide range of everyday phenomena. The course is designed for students who have a limited mathematical background.

PHYS 100L. Concepts of Physics Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of PHYS 100.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
PHYS 100L is designed to complement topics covered in PHYS 100. Two hours of lab per week.

PHYS 110. Introductory Astronomy

Credits: 3
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 110L.
Typically Offered: FALL
Brief history of ancient astronomy; the Copernican revolution and the beginning of modern astronomy (Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton); the appearance of the night sky, revolution and rotation of the Earth, celestial coordinate systems, the calendar and seasons; the nature of light and telescopes; structure and origin of the solar system; the Earth, atmospheric phenomena (rainbows, haloes, aurora, etc.) the Moon; the planets and their satellites; comets and solar system debris (asteroids and meteorites); distances and motions of the stars; formation of stellar spectra; the Sun; evolution of ordinary stars; evolution of massive stars and supernovae; neutron stars, pulsars and black holes; the Milky Way and other galaxies; the expanding universe, quasars and cosmology.

PHYS 110L. Introductory Astronomy Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 110.
Typically Offered: FALL
The lab will include topics that support the lecture (PHYS 110). Labs meet two hours per week.

PHYS 211. College Physics I

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MATH 103 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 211L.
Typically Offered: FALL
Recommended course sequence for pre-medical students. Topics include: Kinematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics.

PHYS 211L. College Physics I Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 211.
Typically Offered: FALL
Three hours of lab per week.

PHYS 212. College Physics II

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: PHYS 211.
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 212L.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Recommended course sequence for pre-medical students. Topics include: Kinematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics.

PHYS 212L. College Physics II Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 212.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Three hours of lab per week.

PHYS 251. University Physics I

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MATH 165.
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 251L.
Typically Offered: FALL
Classical physics using calculus for majors in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Topics may include: kinematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics.

PHYS 251L. University Physics I Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 251.
Typically Offered: FALL
Three hours of lab per week.

PHYS 252. University Physics II

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 166 and PHYS 251.
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 252L.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Classical physics using calculus for majors in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Topics may include: kinematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics.

PHYS 252L. University Physics II Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, PHYS 252.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Three hours of lab per week.