Physics Electives

Course Descriptions

PHY 105 - General Physics I

Vectors, elementary mechanics of point particles and rigid bodies, and gravitation will be the topics that are explored in this course. The course is comprised of four hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Number of Credits: 4

When Offered: Fall, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: MTH 113 or its equivalent

Corequisites: PYL 105

ILO Met: ILO 3.1.a - Scientific Reasoning

PHY 106 - General Physics II

Simple harmonic motion and waves, elementary optics, electromagnetism, and DC circuits are topics of emphasis in this course. The course is comprised of four hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Number of Credits: 4

When Offered: Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: PHY 105

Corequisites: PYL 106

PHY 201 - Computer Electronics

This course addresses the binary representation of numbers including various types (integer, unsigned and floats) with an emphasis on the finiteness of that representation (range, overflow, etc.) Basic logic gates and their use in the realization of any truth tables (combinatorial logic). Simplification procedures, such as Karnaugh maps. Flip-flops, registers and memory (sequential logic). Specific components such as adders, comparators, multiplexors, counters, buses, etc. Introduction to design and architecture.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: Departmental Permission

ILO Met: ILO 3.1.a - Scientific Reasoning

PHY 205 - Essentials of Physics for Health Sciences (Cross Listed with HSC 212)

This course is a brief introduction to fundamental physics concepts necessary for understanding physical processes in human body systems. Topics include forces, motion, energy, waves, electrical circuits, and fluids as they pertain to the human body. The course consists of two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face