A course designed to provide information and enhance skills that will enable students to take responsibility for a successful transition to college. The course will expose students to college resources and requirements and promote the development of practical skills for college success.
An introduction to laboratory experiences in the physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, earth sciences, and astronomy.
An introduction to the natural laws governing the physical world, with emphasis upon the discovery and development of these laws and their effect upon man. Includes topics in physics and chemistry and may include other topics from other disciplines in physical science such as astronomy, meteorology, and/or geology.
An introduction to laboratory experiences in the topics covered in first semester introductory physics.
An introduction to laboratory experiences in the topics covered in sceond semester introductory physics.
A broad survey course emphasizing the understanding of the principles of physics necessary for students not specifically interested in advanced work in physics, chemistry or engineering. Topics include mechanics, heat, sound, wave motion, and fluid mechanics.
Continuation of PHYS 2014, covering electricity and magnetism, light, relativity, particle physics, and quantum effects.
Introductory mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and sound.
Introductory electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics, and elementary quantum concepts.
Introduction to geometrical and physical optics.
An introduction to the physics governing the crystalline state of matter. Modern theories describing lattice vibrations, energy bands, crystal binding, and optical properties are presented. These ideas are then applied to the understanding of technologically important areas such as superconductivity, doped semiconductors, ferroelectric materials, and photorefractivity.
An application and investigation of advanced physical topics in the laboratory. Techniques of experimental [engineering] physics, such as computerized instrumentation, vacuum technology, optics, and electron optics will be applied to investigate various areas of advanced physics. Proper data reduction and analysis will be used to yield meaningful measurements. Intended as a culminating course, previous course work is applied to solve problems in the laboratory.