Physics Courses

PHY 102
Principles of Physics I (5 credits)
This is an algebra-based course with emphasis placed on understanding through problem-solving. Topics include classical mechanics, Newton’s laws, energy, oscillation, wave mechanics, and acoustics. Principles and concepts are explained through applications to the life sciences, sports, and other appropriate topics. A 3-hour laboratory augments and illustrates material covered in class. Offered selectively.
Prerequisite: MA 108 or permission.

PHY 103
Principles of Physics II (5 credits)
A continuation of PHY 102, topics in this course include the basics of electricity and magnetism, the properties of matter, wave phenomena, optics, the structure of matter, and radioactivity. The class continues application-based principles and concepts as in PHY 102 with the addition of biotechnology. A 3-hour laboratory augments and illustrates material covered in class. Offered selectively.
Prerequisite: PHY 102 or permission.