Physics and Engineering

PHY101-General Physics 1

3 lect. 3 lab.,4cr.

(Fall/Spring/Summer 1)

This course covers the concept of classical physics from introductory mechanics through thermodynamics. Topics include: kinematics, Newton's Laws-particle dynamics, statics, fluid statics and dynamics, heat and thermodynamics.

Prerequisite: MAT 102 or Math Placement test into MAT 121

PHY 102-General Physics 2

3 lect., 3 lab., 4 cr.(Fall/Spring/Summer 2)

A continuation of PHY 101. A treatment of wave motion, harmonic motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, optics relativity, quantum theory, atomic and nuclear physics (GE 2)

Prerequisite: PHY 101

PHY 103-Physics for Science & Engineering 1

3 lect., 3 lab., 4 cr.(Fall)

The science of measurement; vector analysis; rectilinear motion; Newton's Laws and their application to particle dynamics, conditions for equilibrium; rotational kinematics and dynamics and angular momentum; conservation of energy; linear and angular momentum; introduction to relativistic kinematics. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: Completed or concurrent enrollment in MAT 205 is required.

PHY 104-Physics for Science & Engineering 2

3 lect., 3 lab., 4cr.(Spring)

A continuation of PHY 103. Topics include: gravitational theory, atomic physics of Bohr atom, fluid statics and hydrodynamics oscillations and simple harmonic motion, traveling waves, vibrating systems and sound, temperature and heat measurement, heat transfer, kinetic theory of gases, first and second law of thermodynamics, introduction to nuclear structure. (GE 2)

prerequisite: PHY 103, completed or concurrent enrollment in MAT 205 is required A minimum grade of C- in PHY 103 is required.

PHY 105-General Physics 1 with Calculus

3 lect., 3 lab., 4cr.(Fall)

A calculus based course in general physics. The course covers the concepts of classical physics from introductory mechanics through thermodynamics. Topics include: kinematics, particle dynamics, statics, fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics.

Prerequisite: MAT 205.

PHY 106-General physics 2 with Calculus

3 lect., 3 lab., 4cr.(Spring)

A continuation of PHY 105. A calculus-based treatment of wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, quantum theory atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisite: PHY 105. Corequisite: MAT 206.

PHY 108-Acoustics

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr. Spring)

An introduction to the fundamentals of sound. Topics include: elementary principles of wave motion; analysis of musical sounds from varied sources including voices, instruments, oscillator, synthesizers and recording media. Emphasis is placed on those factors which permit performer and listener to understand and control musical sounds.

Prerequisite: MAT 101 or permission of instructor.

PHY 3-Architectural Physics

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr. (Fall)

An algebra based introductory course for students interested in architecture and building design. Topics include vectors, kinematics, stress and strain, statics, dynamics, energy, heat measurement, fluids, waves, electricity and sound. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: MAT 107 or MAT 121 or higher is required

 

PHY 203-Physics for Science & Engineering 3

3 lect., 3 lab., 4cr.(Fall)

Treatment of electro and magneto-statics. Gauss' Law, Faraday's Law, Ampere's Law, resistance; inductance; capacitance. Transient and steady state analysis of RC, RL and RLC circuits. Resonance, electromechanical analogues. Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves and light, geometric and physical optics, grating and spectra, polarization. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: completed or concurrent enrollment in MAT 207, minimum grade of C- in PYY 104.

 

PHY 204-Modern Physics

3 lect., 3 lab., 4cr.(Spring)

Study of the development of physics since 1900. Study of waves in light and matter. Includes comparison of Galileo's and Einstein's relativity, relativistic kinematics and dynamics; wave-particle duality, black body radiation and Planck's constant; introduction to quantum theory and wave mechanics, introduction to molecular and solid state physics; atomic structure and periodic table; nuclear reactions and energy. Elementary particles and the Standard Model; applications to cosmology. (GE 2)

Prereqisite: PHY 102 or PHY 106 of PHY 203

CHM 120-Elements of Chemistry and Physics

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr. (Fall/Spring/Summer)

A survey of the fundamental principles of chemistry and related physical laws. Only elementary mathematics is used. Topics include: safety in the laboratory, measurement, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical equations, solutions, electrolytes, acid-base reactions, pH, the gas laws, main organic functional groups, introductory biochemistry, nuclear physics and radioisotopes, and an introduction to mechanics. Not open to students who have successfully completed CHM 105, 106, 201 or 202. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: Tested into MAT 101 or higher or completed MAT 020

Ast 120-Astronomy

2 lect., 3.,lab., 3 cr.

The relationship of physical laws to the structure and size of the universe is the means by which the methods of observational astronomy are studied. The role of gravity in the formation of stars, galaxies and clusters is emphasized. Current study of cosmology is placed in the historical context. Besides observing session, the laboratory emphasized. Current study of cosmology is placed in the historical context. Besides observing sessions, the laboratory emphasizes the methods of observational astronomy.

Prerequisite: Tested into MAT 101 or completed MAT 020 or permission of instructor.

PSC 125-Physical Science: The Physical World

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr.

Topics are drawn from the fields or Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology and Astronomy with emphasis on how the scientific method guides the various disciplines. Laboratory work enhances and develops the lecture material. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: Tested into MAT 101 or completed Developmental Algebra MAT 020.

PSC 140-Physical Science: The Environment

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr.

A study of the interaction between the physical environment and man. Concepts in natural sciences are introduced as a basis for discussion of current environmental issues. Local environmental issues are emphasized. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: Tested into MAT 101 or completed Developmental Algebra MAT 020.

EGR 101-Engineering 1

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr. (Fall)

An introduction to Engineering as a career with emphasis on communication skill. Topics to be presented include engineering graphics, technical report writing, computer graphics, 3D graphics modeling. 2D physical modeling and introduction to spreadsheets.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 121 or MAT 131 or higher.

EGR 102-Programming for Engineers

2 lect., 2 lab., 3 cr (Spring)

An introduction to engineering calculations involving the use of the digital computer. A structured object-oriented language such as C++ or Java is taught. Problems are drawn from DC-AC- digital circuit theory, numerical methods. A programming language course where problems are also solved using spreadsheets, math processors circuits modeling program, and visualization applications.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 121 or MAT 131 or higher.

EGR 205-Statics

4 cr. (Fall)

Deals with forces in static equilibrium, including frictional forces. Introduces matrices to solve equations of more than one unknown. Thorough treatment of centroids and second moments. Maximum and minimum second moments; principal axis.

Prerequisite: PHY 104/Corequisite: MAT 207

EGR 206-Dynamics

4 cr. (Spring)

Kinematics-absolute and relative motion. Force, mass and acceleration. Work and energy, impulse and momentum. Mechanical vibrations. Modern use of vector analysis throughout the course.

Prerequisites: EGR 205 and completed or concurrent enrollment in MAT 214.

EGR 212-Circuit Theory

3 lect., 3 cr.( Spring)

Sinusoidal analysis of circuits using complex algebra and phasor concept. Average and RMS voltage, current and power. Complex power. Fourier analysis. Series and parallel resonance. Polyphase circuits. Complex frequency. Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem. Superposition theorem.

Prerequisite: PHY 203

EGR 214-Thermodynamics

3 cr. (Summer)

A study of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, open and closed energy systems, properties, and unit systems. Includes application to compressors, pumps, turbines, heat exchanges, and nozzles.

Prerequisite: PHY 104 or PHY 106 and MAT 207

EGR 216-Engineering Computations

2 cr. (Spring)

A survery of the mathematical methods used in electricity and magnetism and mechanics. The goal of the course is to introduce the gradient divergence, curl and Laplacian application of the wave equation.

Prerequisite: MAT 207 and compeleted or concurrent enrollment in MAT 214

EGR 218-Materials Science

3 cr. (Fall)

A study of the relationship between the structure and properties of metallic, organic, and ceramic compounds. The physical structure of materials and their limitations are related to use in areas of science and engineering.

Prerequisite: CHM 106

and (PHY 104 or PHY 106)

EGR 220-Solid Mechanics

3 cr. (Spring)

Analysis of stress and strain due to axial, torsional, thermal and flextural loads; elastic deformation and buckling applied to beams, shafts and columns. The course will address statically determinant and indeterminant problems. The concepts of principal stresses, principal strains and Mohr's Circle will be presentd as well as shear and moment diagrams.

Prerequisite: EGR 205 and MAT 207