Course Descriptions

**PHYS**

**2114 -- College Physics I -- 4 credit hours**

A non-calculus based introduction to models of physical
phenomena including conservation of energy, three-phrase matter,
mechanical energies, oscillations, particle models of matter, bond
energy, and thermal energy, thermodynamics, ideal gas, entropy,
Bernoulli's principle, sold-state energy-density, and linear
transport. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual analysis,
graphical interpretation, and communication. A laboratory
component is included.
*Prerequisite:* MATH 1124 *or*
equivalent. *Course rotation:* Fall.

**2124 -- College Physics II -- 4 credit
hours**

A continuation of College Physics I, including the following
physical models: Galilean space-time, momentum conservation,
angular momentum conservation, Newtonian mechanics, harmonic
motion, electrical and magnetic models including fields, forces,
and potentials, waves, interference, and optics. A laboratory
component is included.
*Prerequisite:* PHYS 2114.
*Course rotation:* Spring.

**2414 -- General Physics I -- 4 credit
hours**

A calculus-based introduction to models of physical phenomena
including conservation of energy, three-phrase matter, mechanical
energies, oscillations, particle models of matter, bond, energy,
and thermal energy, thermodynamics, ideal gas, Galilean space-time,
momentum conservation, angular momentum conservation, Newtonian
mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual analysis,
problem solving, graphical interpretation, and communication.
A laboratory component is included.
*Prerequisite:* MATH 2315
*or* equivalent. *Course rotation:* Spring.

**2424 -- General Physics II -- 4 credit
hours**

A continuation of General Physics I, this course presents an
introduction to Bernoulli's principles, sold-state energy-density,
linear transport, harmonic motion, electrical and magnetic models
including fields, forces, induction, and potentials, harmonic
waves, interference, and optics. A laboratory component is
included. *Prerequisite:* PHYS
2414. *Course rotation:* Fall.

**2713 -- Introduction to Computational Science -- 3
credit hours**

Presents an introduction to the theory and application of computer
programming. Basic control structures and object-oriented
constructs are explored. Also listed as CIS 2713 and MATH
2713. *Prerequisite:* MATH 1013,
unless waiver requirements are met. *Course rotation*:
Spring.

**3103 -- Statics -- 3 credit hours**

Study of forces on objects at rest. C ontents include: a
discussion of vector algebra; a study of force systems; equivalent
force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of
equilibrium; application to trusses, frames, and beams; and
friction. *Corequisite or
Prerequisite:* MATH 3314.
*Prerequisite:* PHYS 2414. *Course
rotation:* Fall.** **

**3614 -- Thermodynamics -- 4 credit hours**

Presents a discussion of the fundamental principles and
applications of thermodynamics. A laboratory component is
included. *Prerequisite:* PHYS
2414. *Course rotation:* Spring.

**4303 -- Engineering Mathematics -- 3 credit hours**

Topics that appear in the study of the physical sciences
and in engineering. Topics can vary but will include Green's
theorem, Stokes' theorem, and the divergence theorem; complex
variables; partial differential equations; and numerical
methods. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of
technology into the mathematical process. Also listed as PHYS
4303. *Prerequisite:* MATH
2315. *Course rotation*: Alternate spring.
*General Education:* Mastery -- Application
& Integration of Knowledge.

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