Physics Program

AS Degree Programs

    • (none)


      • These are the courses typically taken by a student intending to transfer to a four year university in their junior year as a physics major:






   Math 180  Math 181  Math 280  Math 285
 Math 150  Physics 2A  Physics 4A  Physics 4B  Physics 4C
 Eng 68  ENG 1A  ENG 1C  Chem 50  CS 141
 Eng 68  HIST 7  SPH 1A  Physics 99   Physics 99

Course Offerings

    • PHYS 1 — Physics

      Discovery of basic concepts of physics by working through guided  activities in a workshop style. Topics include light and geometrical  optics, electricity and DC circuits (with capacitors,) linear and rotational  motion, forces, momentum, energy, harmonic motion and waves.
    • PHYS 2AG — General Physics

      The basic principles of physics. Includes theory, applications, laboratory,  and problem solving in mechanics, heat, fluids, and wave motion.

    • PHYS 2BG — General Physics

      A continuation of Physics 2AG. Includes electricity and magnetism  (including DC and AC circuits,) geometrical and physical optics, relativity,  quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics. Laboratory includes use of  computers to analyze data and simulate electric circuits. 

    • PHYS 4A — Engineering Physics

      Studies linear and rotational motion, forces, work, energy, oscillations,  gravitation, properties of solids, and waves. Includes laboratory  experience, with significant use of computers for data acquisition and  analysis.
    • PHYS 4B — Engineering Physics

      Heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, electromagnetism  (including DC and AC circuits,) and Maxwell’s equations. Laboratory  includes significant use of computers for data acquisition, analysis and  simulation.
    • PHYS 4C — Engineering Physics 

      Fluids, sound, electromagnetic waves, optics, diffraction and interference  of waves, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear structure,  nuclear reactions and elementary particles. Laboratory includes  significant use of computers for data analysis.

    • PHYS 99 — Special Projects in Physics

      In order to offer selected students recognition for their academic  interests and ability, and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to  greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special  Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study  vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project  under consideration. Student must have instructor’s authorization before  enrolling in this class. Students who repeat this course will improve  skills by further instruction and practice.

        • Corequisite: PHYS 1 or PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A (may have been taken previously)

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