Summer 2016 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

PHYS 104  01  Astronomy  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 104  51  Astronomy/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 109  01  General Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  01  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 112  01  Classical Physics II  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110. Schedule Details

Fall 2016 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

PHYS 101  01  Physics for Liberal Arts I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Intended for nonscience majors; treats fundamental principles of physics and their application to familiar phenomena, stressing qualitative understanding. The course will survey topics from mechanics, fluids, temperature and heat, oscillations, waves and sound, light and optics, and properties of matter. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course is designed especially for elementary education majors. It is not intended for students who have had high school physics. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 101 may not receive credit for PHYS 109 or 111. Schedule Details


PHYS 104  01  Astronomy  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 104  51  Astronomy/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 104  52  Astronomy/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 104  61  Astronomy/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 104  62  Astronomy/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for nonscience majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics Schedule Details


PHYS 109  01  General Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111. Schedule Details


PHYS 109  02  General Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  01  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  02  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:41165 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Instructor:Marie Lopez del Puerto This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  03  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  04  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 111  05  Classical Physics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:42764 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Instructor:Marie Lopez del Puerto This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a twosemester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Schedule Details


PHYS 112  01  Classical Physics II  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110. Schedule Details


PHYS 112  02  Classical Physics II  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110. Schedule Details


PHYS 112  03  Classical Physics II  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110. Schedule Details


PHYS 215  01  Modern Physics: AtomBig Bang  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course connects the subatomic world of particle and nuclear physics to the evolution of the universe after the Big Bang through the study of relativity and the four fundamental forces of nature. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course fulfills the secondlevel Computer Competency requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in either PHYS 110 or 112 and in MATH 114. Schedule Details


PHYS 215  D51  Mod Physics:AtomBig Bang/Lab  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
This course connects the subatomic world of particle and nuclear physics to the evolution of the universe after the Big Bang through the study of relativity and the four fundamental forces of nature. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course fulfills the secondlevel Computer Competency requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in either PHYS 110 or 112 and in MATH 114. Schedule Details


PHYS 331  01  Theoretical Mechanics  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Newtonian dynamics of particles and systems of particles; conservation laws; moving coordinate systems; centralforce motion; collisions and scattering; plane and general motion of rigid bodies; free, forced and coupled oscillations; Lagrangian dynamics. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in either PHYS 215 or 225 and in MATH 200 and 210. Schedule Details


PHYS 341  01  Electricity & Magnetism  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields in vacuum and material media; energy and force relations; methods for the solution of static problems; fields and currents in conducting media; Maxwell's equations and timedependent fields. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in either PHYS 215 or 225 and in MATH 200 and 210. Schedule Details


PHYS 347  01  Optics  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210. Schedule Details


PHYS 347  51  Optics LAB  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210. Schedule Details

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