Summer 2014 Courses in Physics

Physics

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PH-111 Space, Astronomy and Our Universe - session 5W2 (class #: 3027)

2.25 class hours; .075 laboratory hours; 3 credits

“Space, Astronomy, and our Universe” discusses topics related to space and astronomy, beginning with our planet and our Moon, and extending to stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. This course will explore physical processes and laws that govern the motion and evolution of all objects in the Universe, including planets, stars and galaxies.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences.

PH-112 Space, Astronomy and Our Universe Laboratory - session 7W1 (class #: 11586) & 5W2 (class #: 4730)

2 class hours; 1 credit
Corequisite: PH-111

Topics related to space and astronomy, such as our planet and moon, stars, galaxies and the universe and physical processes and laws that govern the motion and evolution of all objects in the universe will be studied through laboratory exercises.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences.

PH-201 General Physics I - session 7W1 (class #: 3021 + lab class #: 3022)

3 class hours; 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-114 or MA-119 and MA-121 or the equivalent, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II.

A beginning course for technology students. Topics include units, vectors, equilibrium, linear motion, Newton’s laws, circular motion, angular motion, momentum, and fluid motion. Emphasis is on applications. A working knowledge of simple algebra is assumed.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-301 College Physics I - session 5W1 (class #: 2977)

3 class hours; 1 recitation hour; 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-119 and MA-121 or MA-114 or equivalent or permission of the department.

PH-301 and 302 are designed for students who need or want two semesters of noncalculus physics, such as those planning careers in optometry, dentistry, and other medically-related fields. Topics include conservation laws, vectors, laws of motion, linear and angular momentum, energy, gravitation, and thermodynamics.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-302 College Physics II - session 5W2 (class #: 3023 + lab class #: 3024)

3 class hours; 1 recitation hour; 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite: PH-301 (with a grade of C or better)

Second-semester course following PH-301. Topics include electro-magnetism, vibrations wave phenomena and radiation, and modern physics.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-311 College Physics A - session 5W1 (class #: 2990 + lab class #: 2991)

3 class hours; 1 recitation hour; 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-441 or equivalent or permission of Department.

First part of a two-semester introduction to physics with applications to biology, primarily for students majoring in biology or planning careers in optometry, dentistry, and other medically related fields. Topics include conservation laws, vectors, laws of motion, linear and angular momentum, energy, gravitation, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Strong algebra skills and knowledge of the ideas of calculus are required.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-312 College Physics B - session 5W2 (class #: 3025 + lab class #: 3026)

3 class hours; 1 recitation hour; 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: PH-311

Second part of a two-semester introduction to physics with applications to biology, primarily for students majoring in biology or planning careers in optometry, dentistry, and other medically related fields. Topics include electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, and radiation phenomena. Strong algebra skills and knowledge of the ideas of calculus are required.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-411 Calculus Physics I - session 7W1 (class #: 4773 + lab class #: 4772)

2 class hours; 2 recitation hours; 2 laboratory hours; 3.5 credits
Prerequisite: MA-440, or the equivalent
Corequisite: MA-441

Fundamental principles of mechanics; includes kinematics, classical laws of motion, statics, conservation laws, work, mechanical energy, and simple harmonic motion.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences and 2E–Scientific World STEM Variant.

PH-413 Calculus Physics III - session 5W2 (class #: 3029 + lab class #: 3028)

2 class hours; 2 recitation hours; 2 laboratory hours; 3.5 credits
Prerequisite: PH-411 (with a grade of C or better)
Corequisite: MA-443

Electricity and magnetism. Includes Coulomb’s law, electric field and potential, elementary DC and AC circuits; magnetic fields, induction, Maxwell’s equations.

* Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 2E–Scientific World.