Physics (PHYS)

Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 101  Elements of Physics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the basic concepts of physics for non-science majors. Included topics: Mechanics (motion, energy, simple machines, momentum, gravity), heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, sound and light, history and methodology of science.

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 103  Elements of Physics Lab  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An optional lab to accompany PHYS 101. Attention will be given to laboratory procedures of physics, safety, mathematics, measurement, and data manipulation and everyday uses of physics.

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 201  General Physics I  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 131

A study of mechanics, gravitation, waves, sound, heat, light, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics from a non-calculus perspective.

Note: Includes lab

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 201L  General Physics Lab I  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 131) and PHYS 201 (may be taken concurrently)

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 202  General Physics II  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: PHYS 201

A continuation of PHYS 201.

Offered: Resident

PHYS 202L  General Physics Lab II  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PHYS 201 and PHYS 202 (may be taken concurrently)

Offered: Resident

PHYS 231  University Physics I  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (MATH 131 or ENGR 131) and MATH 132 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: MATH 132

A calculus-based study of mechanics, momentum, and energy. Includes lab.

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 231L  University Physics Lab I  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MATH 131 (may be taken concurrently) or ENGR 131 (may be taken concurrently)) and MATH 132 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 231 (may be taken concurrently)

Offered: Resident

PHYS 232  University Physics II  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PHYS 231

Calculus-based study of electro-magnetism. Includes lab.

Offered: Resident and Online

PHYS 232L  University Physics Lab II  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PHYS 231 and PHYS 232 (may be taken concurrently)

Offered: Resident

PHYS 305  Introduction to Modern Physics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 232 and (MATH 231 or MATH 430)

Introduces special theory of relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure, wave properties of matter, and statistical physics.

Offered: Online

PHYS 310  Numerical Methods in Physics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 232 and (MATH 231 or MATH 430)

The use of numerical and computational methods to solve physics problems without analytical solutions. The course introduces and uses MATLAB programming language.

Offered: Online

PHYS 320  Thermodynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PHYS 231 and MATH 231

A study of the laws of thermodynamics, equations of state, kinetic theory, chemical equilibrium and phase changes.

Offered: Resident

PHYS 321  Mechanics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 231 and (MATH 231 or MATH 430)

An introduction to analytical mechanics as applied to particles and rigid bodies.

Offered: Online

PHYS 331  Electricity and Magnetism  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 232 and (MATH 231 or MATH 430)

A continuation of topics on electric and magnetic fields, including scalar and vector potentials, boundary conditions, and waves.

Offered: Online

PHYS 432  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 305 and PHYS 321

Overview of topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

Offered: Online

PHYS 433  Quantum Physics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 305 and PHYS 321

The concepts, historical development, and mathematical methods of quantum mechanics.

Offered: Online

PHYS 440  Wave Optics  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PHYS 331

Wave properties of light, interference, diffraction, scattering, and interaction with matter. Includes lab.

Offered: Online

PHYS 491  Physics Capstone  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Integration of previous physics coursework for research and vocational application. Emphasis placed on Christian worldview and a Biblical approach to the field of Physics.

Offered: Online

PHYS 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

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Offered: Resident

PHYS 497  Special Topics in Physics  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Topics will vary from term to term. Course may be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Offered: Online

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