The equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, centroids, moment of inertia, beams and friction. Vector and scalar methods used to solve problems. Prerequisite: PHYS 221. Prerequisite/corequisite: MATH 202. Three hours per week.
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS I (Fall 2019)
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 123 GENERAL PHYSICS II (Fall 2019)
Continuation of general physics. Topics include basic concepts of electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 121. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIB).
PHYS 225 PHYSICS III (Fall 2019)
Continuation of introductory calculus-based physics. Topics include: static equilibrium and elasticity, fluid mechanics, wave motion, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: PHYS 221. Pre or Co-requisite: MATH 202. Four hours per week.
PHYS 490 RESEARCH IN PHYSICS (Fall 2019)
Research project in one of the areas of physics chosen, designed and carried out by student with the advice and approval of a faculty member. Actual work may be carried out at off-campus sites. Written report, seminar presentation required. Prerequisites: PHYS 470 and 40 credits of physics (or senior standing) and department chair approval.