- 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|
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.
- Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 71
- Physics 1 Student Learning Outcome
PHYS 2AG: General Physics — The basic principles of physics. Includes theory, applications, laboratory, and problem solving in mechanics, heat, fluids, and wave motion.
- Prerequisite: MATH 150
- Physics 2AG Student Learning Outcome
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.
- Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG
- Physics 2BG Student Learning Outcome
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.
- Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG
- Corequisite: Math 181 (may have taken previously)
- Physics 4A Student Learning Outcome
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.
- Prerequisite: PHYS 4A
- Corequisite: Math 280 (may have taken previously)
- Physics 4B Student Learning Outcome
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.
- Prerequisite: PHYS 4B
- Physics 4C Student Learning Outcome
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)