PHY 0100 Basic Physics (4) spring This basic physics course in a onesemester study of the fundamental topics necessary for further study in physical sciences and engineering technologies at the college level. Credits do not count toward graduation; 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None
PHY 1030 General Physics (4) fall/spring This onesemester, general physics course has the purpose of introducing the student to basic classical physics. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, elasticity, fluids, heat transfer, gas laws, some thermodynamics, and DC/AC circuits; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1100, placement level 4, or equivalent
PHY 1041 Physics I (4) fall/spring/summer The purpose of this course is to give the student in engineering technology a thorough study of the basic principles of physics. Topics covered in this course are systems of measurement; dynamics (including motion, acceleration, forces producing motion, work, energy, and power); momentum and the conservation laws; statics (including concurrent and nonconcurrent forces); and fluids (including properties of gases, fluid pressure, density, buoyancy, and hydraulics). Previous successful completion of a course in physics is highly desirable; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1420 or 2041
PHY 1042 Physics II (4) fall/spring/summer This course is a continuation of PHY 1041 for electrical engineering technology and computer engineering technology students. Emphasis is on understanding basic physical concepts that relate both to practical situations and to subsequent technical courses. Topics include heat; wave motion; electrical and magnetic field theory; electricity; light; and semiconductor physics; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY 1041, MAT 1420
PHY 1043 Physics II for Architectural Programs (3) fall This course for architectural students is a continuation of PHY 1041 and is a study of heat (including specific heat, latent heat, and heat transfer); wave motion; light, (including such topics as mirrors, lenses, refraction, interference, and polarization); and electricity (including such topics as electrical and magnetic field theory; light; solidstate physics; current; DC series and parallel circuits; energy; power; and AC series circuits); 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PHY 1041
PHY 2041 Fundamentals of Physics I with Calculus (4) spring This course, an alternative for Physics 1041, is intended for engineering technology students who have demonstrated aboveaverage ability in verbal skills and mathematics and whose mathematics and science preparation includes algebra, plane trigonometry, and basic physics. Prior completion of a course in calculus or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1520 is required. Topics covered are systems of measurement; dynamics (including motion, acceleration, forces producing motion); work, energy, and power; momentum and conservation laws; statics (including concurrent and nonconcurrent forces); and fluids (including properties of gases, fluid pressure, density, buoyancy, and hydraulics); 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1420, concurrent enrollment in MAT 1520
PHY 2042 Fundamentals of Physics II with Calculus (4) fall Topics in wave motion; heat; electricity and magnetism; light; and solidstate and modern physics are covered; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY 2041 recommended, concurrent enrollment in MAT 1520
PHY 3120 Introduction to Modern Physics (4) spring This calculusbased course continues the study of classical physics and introduces the student to topics in modern physics such as special relativity, atomic theory, solid state physics, nuclear physics, and some elementary particle theory; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY 1042 or equivalent, MAT 1520
