Physics, Science Area of Concentration, Associate of Science
This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Physics. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this concentration should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.
Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, students will be able to:
- solve calculus-based physics problems;
- perform physics experiments and write coherent laboratory reports;
- apply Newton's laws of motion and law of universal gravitation;
- apply the laws of conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular momentum;
- derive and apply Maxwell's equations and Ohm's relationship;
- apply the laws of thermodynamics;
- derive and apply the wave and particle natures of light;
- derive and apply concepts of special relativity;
- construct semi-classical and quantum models of atomic behavior; and
- use conservation laws to analyze subatomic particle interactions.