Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 107. Astronomy. (3 Credits)

is an introductory course that includes the scientific and historical foundations of astronomy, solar system mechanics, Earth's seasons and sky motions, the life-cycle of stars, galaxies, solar systems, cosmology, and space exploration. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MATH 121.

PHYS 108. Introductory Astronomy. (4 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

PHYS 121. Principles of Physics. (4 Credits)

is a one-semester survey of physics including classical mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and relativity. Involves the use of algebra and includes mathematical problem solving. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: MATH 121.

PHYS 151. General Physics I. (4 Credits)

is an introductory course in physics that includes classical mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and fluids. Involves the use of algebra and trigonometry, and emphasizes both numerical problem solving and building logical arguments based on physics concepts. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 128 or placement exam.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PHYS 152. General Physics II. (4 Credits)

is a continuation of PHYS 151 and includes classical electricity and magnetism, electric current and circuits, light waves, geometric optics, and the atom. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in PHYS 151 or PHYS 171.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PHYS 153. GENERAL PHYSICS III. (4 Credits)

PHYS 163. GENERAL PHYSICS III LAB. (0 Credits)

PHYS 171. University Physics I. (4 Credits)

is a calculus-based introductory course in physics that includes classical mechanics, mechanical waves, and sound. Involves the use of algebra, trigonometry, derivatives, and integrals. Both numerical problem solving and building logical arguments based on physics concepts are emphasized. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 201.

Offered at: CUW

PHYS 172. University Physics II. (4 Credits)

is a calculus-based continuation of PHYS 171 and includes classical electricity and magnetism, electric current and circuits, light waves, geometric optics, and the atom. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in PHYS 171.

Offered at: CUW

PHYS 201. ENGINEERING PHYSICS I. (4 Credits)

PHYS 202. ENGINEERING PHYSICS II. (4 Credits)

PHYS 210. PHYSICS/SCI & ENGR I. (4 Credits)

PHYS 223. Mechanics, Sound, and Heat. (5 Credits)

is a calculus-based course for physics, science, and engineering students. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, rotation, oscillations, waves, and sound. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. 5 credits.

Prerequisite: None

PHYS 224. Electricity, Magnetism, Light. (5 Credits)

is a continuation of PHYS 223 for physical science and engineering students. Topics include static and current electricity, magnetism, induction, and geometric and physical optics. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. 5 credits.

Prerequisite: None

PHYS 240. MODERN PHYSICS. (4 Credits)

PHYS 281. TOPICS-NUCLEAR SCI&ENGR. (3 Credits)

PHYS 283. TOPIC IN MODERN PHYSICS. (3 Credits)

PHYS 307. Astrophysics. (3 Credits)

is a study of the physics of modern astronomy including electromagnetic radiation, telescopic observations, gravitation, and the properties of atoms, planets, stars, black holes, and galaxies. 3 hours of lecture. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in PHYS 152 or PHYS 172.

Offered at: CUW

PHYS 499. Undergraduate Research. (1-3 Credits)

provides the student the opportunity to work on a research topic under the direction of a member of the physics faculty. The experience must be approved in advance by the Department Chair. Students may enroll for credit more than once. 3-12 hours lab.    1-4 credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Offered at: CUW