Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Physics (PHY)

PHY* E121 General Physics I

Begins with a review of essential arithmetic operations, dimensional analysis, and systems of measurements. Then basic concepts in mechanics, energy, rotation, properties of matter, and heat are developed. Specific topics covered include: motion, Newton's three laws, vectors, uniformly accelerated motion, forces, motion due to gravity, work and energy, momentum, angular motion, rotation, mechanical properties of matter, and temperature and heat transfer.

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: MAT* E137 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

PHY* E122 General Physics II

Discussion of basic concepts in sound, wave motion, electricity, magnetism and light. Specific topics covered include: vibratory motion, wave motion, sound, electrostatics, circuit elements, direct-current circuits, magnetism, electromechanical devices, properties of light, reflection and refraction of light, lenses, mirrors, and other optical devices, interference and diffraction of light. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. Note: PHY*122 may be taken before PHY*121 if a student has a strong background; permission of instructor is required.
Prerequisite: MAT* E137 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

PHY* E221 Calculus-Based Physics I

Provides a solid foundation for engineering majors in physical quantities, vectors, equilibrium, motion, Newton's Law, motion in a plane, work and energy, impulse and momentum, moments, and rotation.

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT* E254
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

PHY* E222 Calculus-Based Physics II

A solid foundation for engineering majors in periodic motion, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, temperature, heat, Coulomb's Law, electric field, Ohm's Law, DC circuits, light, reflection, refraction, interference and the diffraction of light, lenses, and mirror. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT* E256
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

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