Course Credits
PHYS 111 PHYS 111 - Fundamentals of Physics I

Students investigate physical reality employing basic principles of Newtonian mechanics which allow the description and explanation of motion: three-dimensional kinematics, dynamics of particles and rigid bodies including work, energy, momentum, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, and fluids.

Co-requisite: MATH 123.

Prerequisite(s): Physics 12. (3-3; 0-0)

PHYS 112 PHYS 112 - Fundamentals of Physics II

The basic principles of classical electromagnetism and waves: mechanical waves, Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, Faraday's law, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics.Prerequisite(s): MATH 123, PHYS 111. (0-0; 3-3)

PHYS 210 PHYS 210 - Conceptual Modern Physics

A survey of the development of scientific theories, emphasizing the ideas that emerged in physics in the 20th century. The course is designed so that general audience students become engaged with the conceptual aspects of topics in relativity and quantum mechanics.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): Second year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

PHYS 220 PHYS 220 - Mechanics

Topics in classical mechanics, including particle motion in three dimensions, noninertial reference frames, central forces, rigid body motion, Lagrange's equation of motion, and Hamilton's variational principle.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PHYS 111; MATH 223. (0-0; 3-0)

PHYS 240 PHYS 240 - Physical Chemistry

Introduction to thermodynamics as applied to chemical reactions. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, free energy and equilibria, phase equilibria and electro-chemistry.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: CHEM 240.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, 112; or CHEM 103, 112; or CHEM 103, 104 with instructor's consent; MATH 124. (3-4 or 3-4)