Course Offerings in Physics

PH 111 - Physics of Everyday Life

This course is a study of physics as it relates to everyday life. This course is designed as a laboratory science course for non-science majors. Topics include motion, forces, water, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism and light. The course is especially suitable for students pursuing careers in elementary education or criminal justice, and anyone interested in a brisk physics survey. Recommended Skills: Basic high school algebra skills, similar to MA 098, are strongly recommended for those enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

PH 115 - Technical Physics

This course is a survey of the fundamental principles of physics. Topics include mechanics, heat, sound and light, and other physical properties of matter. Emphasis is placed on technical applications rather than the theoretical origins of the laws of physics.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

PH 125 - College Physics I

This is the first semester of a basic algebra/trig non-calculus course sequence in general physics for non-physical science majors. It includes the study of motion and energy from the point of view of forces and conservation principles. Recommended Skills: The math skills consistent with high school algebra 2 will be used repeatedly throughout the course. Basic trigonometry will be defined first and then used often in problem solving.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

PH 126 - College Physics II

Prerequisite: PH 125 or permission of instructor. This is the second semester of a basic algebra/trig non-calculus course sequence in general physics for non-physical science majors. It includes the study of waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and topics in modern physics. Recommended Skills: As with Physics 125, the prerequisite course for Physics 126, this course uses math in problem solving. The math skills consistent with high school algebra 2 will be used repeatedly throughout Physics 125 and 126. Basic trigonometry will be used in Physics 126 in the same manner as it was in Physics 125.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

PH 245 - Calculus Physics I

PH 245 is the first part of a two-semester sequence that serves engineering, physics, and chemistry majors, and students in related fields that require calculus based physics. Topics including vectors, kinematics, classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, oscillations, and thermodynamics are taught through both lecture and laboratory based experiences.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

PH 246 - Calculus Physics II

Prerequisite: PH 245 or equivalent, and Ma 134 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Students study electricity, magnetism, waves, and optics in PH 246. PH 246 is a calculus sequence physics course for science and engineering majors requiring a calculus physics sequence. This course is taught in the Fall semester in the evening and in the Winter semester during the day. Recommended Skills: Ability to integrate in a derivational setting is needed. An A math student can do this with 1 calculus course, a B math student needs 2 calculus courses, and a C math student needs to have had 3 calculus courses. Also Calculus Physics I or equivalent is needed. Recommended Skills: The ability to integrate when deriving formulas is necessary. An A math student can do this with 1 calculus course, a B math student needs 2 calculus courses, and a C math student needs to have had 3 calculus courses. Additionally, Calculus Physics I or equivalent is required.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)