Physics

PHYS 1110 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Co-requisite: PHYS 1110L
Introduces some of the basic laws of physics. Topics include systems of units and conversion of units, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

PHYS 1110L CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS LAB (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Co-requisite: PHYS 1110
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

PHYS 1111 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101
Co-requisite: PHYS 1111L
The first course of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, static equilibrium, elasticity theory, and simple harmonic motion), mechanical waves, theory of heat and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

PHYS 1111L INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LAB I (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101
Co-requisite: PHYS 1111
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include units of measurement, Newton's laws, work energy and power, momentum and collisions, one- and two-dimensional motion, circular motion and law of gravity, rotational dynamics and static equilibrium, elasticity theory, harmonic motion, theory of heat and heat transfer, thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound.

PHYS 1112 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L
Co-requisite: PHYS 1112L
The second of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from electricity and magnetism (electric charge, electric forces and fields, electric potential energy, electric potential, capacitance, magnetism, electric current, resistance, basic electric circuits, alternating current circuits, and electromagnetic waves), geometric optics (reflection and refraction), and physical optics (interference and diffraction).

PHYS 1112L INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LAB II (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L
Co-requisite: PHYS 1112
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1112. The laboratory exercises for this course include material from electricity and magnetism, geometric optics, and physical optics.