Physics Course Descriptions

PH060 Applied Physical Science
Presents basic physical science concepts, including Newton's laws, energy, and momentum as they apply to mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in automotive and industrial programs. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH052 or higher; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

PH111 Phy Sci for Fire Sci/Emergency
Introduces the necessary concepts and skills in physical science required to enter the fire science and paramedic programs. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
5 Credits

PH121 Applied Physics
Covers fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of work, energy, and power; basic machines; and straight line and rotary motion. Uses vectors to analyze and solve problems. Provides demonstrations and experiments to clarify physics principles and procedures. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH081 or higher; or MTH081 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W
4 Credits

PH122 Applied Physics
Covers applied physics including mechanics of measurement, structure of matter, heat energy, heat engines, sound, light and nuclear physics. Includes demonstrations and experiments to clarify physics principles and procedures. Prerequisite: PH121 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
4 Credits

PH201 General Physics
Offers the first term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, and rotation. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH251 or higher; or MTH112 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Su
5 Credits

PH202 General Physics
Covers the second term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes fluids, oscillations, waves, thermodynamics, and electricity. Prerequisite: PH201 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

PH203 General Physics
Offers the third term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics. Prerequisite: PH202 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits

PH207 Astronomy: Solar System
Considers Earth's coordinate system, observational astronomy, the moon and the planets, evolution of the solar system, and the sun. Examines physical properties of earth and other members of the solar system in depth. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

PH208 Astronomy: Stars
Focuses on stellar coordinates and sidereal time, the nature of light and the spectroscope, and the birth and death of stars. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

PH209 Astronomy: Galaxies
Examines astronomical, optical, and radio telescopes; the galaxies; the clusters of galaxies; and the origin of the universe. Also considers the physical properties of the Milky Way Galaxy. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

PH211 Physics/Engineers & Scientists
Presents the first term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Includes kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH252 or higher; or MTH251 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

PH212 Physics/Engineer & Scientists
Presents the second term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Covers fluids, oscillations, waves, thermodynamics and electricity. Prerequisite: MTH252 and PH211, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

PH213 Physics/Engineers & Scientists
Offers the third term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Includes circuits, magnetism, and light. Prerequisite: PH212 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits