PHY Physics

 


PHY 105 - Conceptual Physics w/Lab- GT-SC1
 4 Credits
Focuses on mechanics, heat, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Incorporates laboratory experience.
(Contact hours - 75)
Prerequisite: MAT 055

PHY 111- Physics: Algebra-Based I w/ Lab - GT-SC1 5 Credits
Explores the physical world through reasoning, mathematics and experimentation. Examines kinematics, force, circular motion, energy, momentum, torque, rotational dynamics, simple harmonic motion, temperature, heat and thermodynamics. The concepts and theories presented are explored through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. It is a general physics course that is recommended for all of the health sciences and all other interested students. Students entering engineering or one of the advanced sciences should register for PHY 211.
(Contact hours - 105)
Prerequisite: MAT 121

PHY 112- Physics: Algebra-Based II with Lab - GT-SC1 5 Credits
Expands upon PHY 111 and explores sound waves, electric fields, electric circuits, magnetic fields, light, optics, and modern physics. Explores the concepts and theories presented in class through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. 
(Contact hours - 105)
Prerequisite: PHY 111

PHY 211- Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab - GT-SC1 5 Credits
Covers the physics of kinematics, dynamics, and conservation laws and requires application of classical physics to both mathematical and conceptual problems.  Specific concepts covered include 1D and 2D kinematics, Newton’s Laws, rotational motion, energy and work, momentum and impulse, and simple harmonic motion.  This course may also cover thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.  The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved PHY 211 for inclusion in the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program in the GT- SC1 category.  For transferring students, successful completion with a minimum C‒ grade guarantees transfer and application of credit in this GT Pathways category.  For more information on the GT Pathways program, go to http://highered.colorado.gov/academics/transfers/gtpathways/curriculum.html.  For REQUIRED SYLLABUS information that is to be included on all syllabi starting Summer 2018 go to https://www.cccs.edu/educator-resources/common-course-numbering-system/gt-pathways-required-course-syllabi-information/.
(Contact hours - 105)
Corequisite: MAT 201
Prerequisite: MAT 201

PHY 212- Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab - GT -SC1 5 Credits
Covers the physics of electricity and magnetism using conceptual and mathematical reasoning, including calculus. Maxwell's equations, waves, and time-varying circuits will be covered.  Optional topics include wave and geometric optics and AC circuits. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved PHY 212 for inclusion in the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program in the GT- SC1 category.  For transferring students, successful completion with a minimum C‒ grade guarantees transfer and application of credit in this GT Pathways category.  For more information on the GT Pathways program, go to http://highered.colorado.gov/academics/transfers/gtpathways/curriculum.html.  For REQUIRED SYLLABUS information that is to be included on all syllabi starting Summer 2018 go to https://www.cccs.edu/educator-resources/common-course-numbering-system/gt-pathways-required-course-syllabi-information/.
(Contact hours - 105)
Corequisite: MAT 202
Prerequisite: PHY 211

PHY 213 - Physics III: Calculus Based Modern Physics 3 Credits
Expands upon PHY 212 and explores twentieth century advances in physics. Topics may include special and general relativity, quantum theory, atomic physics, solid state physics, nuclear physics, semiconductor physics and cosmology.

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