2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Physics

PHYS 100 – 3 Credits
General Physical Science

Gives a general understanding of the scientific method and its application to the real world; draws principles from basic physical science (physics/chemistry) and takes a conceptual approach; covers motion, momentum, energy, gravity, solids, liquids, and gases. For students needing a lab, PHYS 111 Physical Science Lab serves as the accompanying lab. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082 or consent of instructor

PHYS 101 – 4 Credits
Fundamentals of Physics I

Explores the basic priniciples of physics including Newtonian kinematics, dynamics, statics, momentum, energy, and heat energy. This course is appropriate for students expecting to apply to one of the health care professional schools (e.g. medical, physical therapy, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and also for students in certain technical programs which require physics (e.g. electronics, computer service, architectural drafting, etc.). Students intending to major in engineering are required to take the PHYS 151, 251, and 252 sequence. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 and MATH 135(Grade of B or higher) or MATH 163 (Grade of C or higher) or MATH 165 (Grade of C or higher) or any 200-level MATH course. Lab fees: $30.00

PHYS 102 – 4 Credits
Fundamentals of Physics II

Continues the basic principles of physics for students who are not expecting to major in engineering or the physical sciences. Covers the phenomena, concepts, and theories of classical and modern physics; includes electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics from modern physics. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PHYS 101 Lab fee: $30.00

PHYS 105 – 3 Credits
How Things Work

Introduces physics of everyday life, considering objects (roller coasters, bicycles, airplanes, woodstoves, etc.) from our daily environment and focusing on their principles of operation, histories and relationships to one another concerning primarily mechanical and thermal objects. For students needing a lab, PHYS 111 Physical Science Lab serves as the accompanying lab. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052;and MATH 082

PHYS 111 – 1 Credit
Physical Science Lab

Gives a general understanding of the scientific method and its application to the real world; draws principles from basic physical science (physics/chemistry); provides the laboratory accompanying PHYS 100 or 105. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 100 or PHYS 105, or written permission of instructor required. Lab fee: $30.00

PHYS 151 – 4 Credits
General Physics I

Covers Newtonian mechanics, kinematics and dynamics of translational, rotational, and simple harmonic motions; momentum, energy and gravitation. It serves as first course in a set of three calculus-based courses in the basic principles of physics for students who plan to major in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences. The course demands a mathematical knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and calculus. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: MATH 251 and high school physics or PHYS 101 or Physical Science Coordinator's permission and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 Lab fee: $30.00

PHYS 251 – 4 Credits
General Physics II

Includes electricity and magnetism, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, thermal energy and heat transfer; builds on PHYS 151 toward a three-semester set of calculus-based courses in the basic principles of physics for students who plan to major in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences. 3 lecture hours, 1 recitation hour and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PHYS 151 and MATH 252 (corequisite or prerequisite) Lab fee: $30.00

PHYS 252 – 4 Credits
General Physics III

Covers wave motion, transverse and longitudinal elastic waves, electromagnetic waves, physical optics and selected topics in modern physics; builds on PHYS 151 toward a three-semester set of calculus-based courses in the basic principles of physics for students who plan to major in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours and 1 recitation hours per week. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: PHYS 151 and MATH 252 (corequisite or prerequisite) Lab fee: $30.00