Physics

Classes

PHY 213 : General Physics with Calculus I

This course provides a calculus-based treatment of the principal subdivisions of classical physics: mechanics and energy. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 125 with a C or higher

PHY 214 : General Physics with Calculus II

This course provides a calculus-based study in classical physics. Topics included are simple harmonic motion, waves, sound, light, optics, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

PHY 213 with a C or higher

PHY 218 : Modern Physics

The focus of this course is the development of the theory of relativity, the old quantum theory of Planck, Einstein, Bohr and Sommerfeld, and the new quantum physics of Schroedinger, Heisenberg, Dirac and Pauli. Laboratory experiments illustrate the principles discussed and include, but are not limited to, determination of the speed of light, charge and charge to mass ratio of the electron, the Planck constant and the Rydberg constant. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

PHY 214 and MTH 227 with a C or higher