Introduction to Newtonian mechanics and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, equilibrium, conservation laws and fluids. Not intended for physics or chemistry majors. Recommended Prerequisite: College algebra. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
PHYS 311 ELECT CIRCUIT & ELECT (Fall 2019)
Survey of basic principles of electric circuits and modern electronics. Topics include AC and DC circuits, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, transient analysis, power supplies, diodes and transistors, operational amplifiers and an introduction to circuit simulation programs. Prerequisite: PHYS 309. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 311. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.
PHYS 221 PHYSICS I (Spring 2020)
Introduction to calculus-based Newtonian mechanics for students majoring in physics, engineering and chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 201. Six hours lecture/activity per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA and IIIB).
PHYS 321 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (Spring 2020)
Study of analog electronic devices and systems. Topics include operational amplifiers, active filters, oscillators and function generators, linear integrated circuits. Prerequisite: PHYS 311. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
PHYS 413 COMPUTER ARCH & INTERFAC (Spring 2020)
Architecture, programming, and interfacing of one or two representative processors. Instruction sets and assembly language programming. Interfacing of memory and support chips such as USART. Programmable controllers, timers, and peripheral I/O devices. Serial and parallel port interfacing. Prerequisites: PHYS 311, 322. Four hours lecture/activity per week.