Physics

Departmental Affiliation: Physical Science and Mathematics

PHY 1A Introductory Physics IA (4)

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. An algebra-based physics course covering statics, dynamics, and an introduction to electricity. Prerequisite: Two years of high school mathematics and a satisfactory performance on the Mathematics Placement Examination or completion of MTH 1 with a grade of C- or better. GS-IIID, VIIB

PHY 1B Introductory Physics IB (3)

Lecture, three hours. Continuation of PHY 1A: electricity, magnetism, optics, and an introduction to modern physics. Prerequisite: C- or better in PHY 1A. GS-VIIB

PHY 1BL Introductory Physics Laboratory (1)

Experiments in mechanics, electric fields, circuits, optics, radioactivity. Emphasis is placed on quantitative analysis of data. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in PHY 1A (or PHY 11A) and concurrent enrollment in PHY 1B (or PHY 11B) or completion of PHY 1B (or 11B) with a grade of C- or better.

PHY 5 Selected Topics in Physics (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

PHY 11A Mechanics (4)

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. A calculus-based physics course covering the statics and dynamics of particles, gravitation, potentials and fields, and fluid mechanics. Prerequisite: A calculus course, concurrent enrollment in MTH 5A, or consent of instructor. GS-IIID, VIIB

PHY 11B Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (3)

Lecture, three hours. A calculus-based physics course covering electric and magnetic fields, circuit theory, and optics. Prerequisite: PHY 11A or consent of instructor. GS-VIIB