PHY - Physics

PHY 1014 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 3)
Applied Physics  

Course introduces physics. Content includes mechanical systems, electrical systems, thermal systems, fluid mechanics, and electromagnetic waves. Intended for students in technical programs.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT 070 or higher, except MAT 111.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $30

PHY 1153 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Descriptive Astronomy  

Course introduces astronomy. Content includes historical development of astronomy, solar system and planetary motion, physics of motion, electromagnetic radiation and astronomical instruments, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, the big bang, and cosmology. Credit cannot be received in both PHY 115 and PHY 120.

Recommended: MAT 070 (formerly MAT 051) or higher math course.  
IAI General Education: P1 906  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
PHY 1204 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 3)
Practical Astronomy  

Course introduces astronomy. Content includes historical development of astronomy, solar system and planetary motion, physics of motion, electromagnetic radiation and astronomical instruments, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, the big bang, and cosmology. Laboratory activities include operation of telescopes, observation of solar system and deep sky objects, sky charts, and use of computer based planetarium software. Credit cannot be received in both PHY 120 and PHY 115.

Prerequisite: MAT 070 (formerly MAT 051) or MAT 052, each with a grade of P.  
IAI General Education: P1 906L  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid

Fee: $30

PHY 1314 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 2)
College Physics I  

Course introduces physics. Algebra and trigonometry are used throughout the course. Content includes kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum, gravity, rotational dynamics, simple harmonic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Intended for liberal arts, life science and health science students.

Prerequisite: MAT 122 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 122 or consent of instructor. Fee $35  
IAI General Education: P1 900L  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $35

PHY 1324 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 2)
College Physics II  

Course continues PHY 131. Content includes sound, mechanical waves, electrostatic forces, capacitance, electric current, voltage, resistance, magnetism, Faraday’s law, electrical instruments and electrical safety; light, geometric and physical optics, and optical instruments.

Prerequisite: PHY 131.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $35

PHY 1404 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 3)
Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I  

Course introduces nanoscience and nanotechnology, incorporating topics in physics, chemistry and biology at the nanoscale. These include forces, fluidics, atoms and molecules, nanoscale structures and biological function at the nanoscale. Practical nanotechnology applications of pharmaceutical biotechnology and drug delivery will be highlighted that are relevant to local industry. Hands-on laboratory activities make use of dip-pen nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and nanoparticle characterization.

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or placement into MAT 095, and one year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online

Fee: $50

PHY 1414 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 3)
Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II  

Course continues discussion of topics covered in PHY 140 at greater depth, including nanophysics and nanobiology, such as forces, fluidics, the wave nature of light, photonics, atomic and molecular bonds, nanoscale structures, quantum mechanics and conductivity. Locally pertinent nanotechnology applications such as development and delivery of small molecules, nanoparticles and biologics for theradiagnostic uses will be examined. Hands-on laboratory activities make use of dip-pen nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, nanoparticle characterization, scanning electron microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, nanoparticle synthesis and carbon nanotube synthesis.

Prerequisite: PHY 140 with minimum grade of C.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online

Fee: $50

PHY 1424 credit hours (lecture: 2 | lab: 4)
Nanotechnology Projects  

Course uses project-based learning and team-building techniques to study topics in electronics, photonics, thin films, biotechnology, and procedures for troubleshooting instrumentation. Instrumentation and techniques include, atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, nanoparticle characterization, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, ultraviolet-visible and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, basic photonics, photolithography, profilometry, and ellipsometry.

Prerequisite: PHY 141 with minimum grade of C.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online

Fee: $50

PHY 1433 credit hours (lecture: 2 | lab: 10)
Nanotechnology Internship  

Course consists of direct work experience in a nanotechnology-related environment at an approved business or industrial firm applying knowledge and skills learned to daily assigned responsibilities. The student will meet with a nanotechnology instructor who will evaluate their on-the-job technical skills. Arrangements for the work experience will be worked out in conjunction with the nanotechnology coordinator. In addition, the student will discuss work-related situations with the instructor.

Prerequisite: PHY 141 with minimum grade of C  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
PHY 2215 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 3)
General Physics I  

Course presents fundamental elements of physics with quantitative methods utilizing vectors, and differential and integral calculus. Content includes kinematics and dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, angular momentum, elastic properties of matter, simple harmonic motion, resonance, kinetic theory of gasses, and thermodynamics. Intended for engineering and physical science students.

Prerequisite: MAT 250 with minimum grade of C or consent of instructor. Fee $35  
IAI General Education: P2 900L  
IAI Major: PHY 911  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $35

PHY 2225 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 3)
General Physics II  

Course continues PHY 221. Content includes quantitative methods utilizing differential and integral calculus; mechanical waves and sound, charge, electric field and potential, Gauss’s Law, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, magnetic properties of matter, inductance, capacitance, electromagnetic radiation, geometrical optics, and physical optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 221 with minimum grade of C and MAT 251 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 251.  
IAI Major: PHY 912  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $35

PHY 2234 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 2)
Modern Physics  

Course continues PHY 222. Content includes special relativity, classic experiments leading to the development of quantum mechanics, waveparticle duality, wave motion and wave packets, uncertainty principle, Bohr model of hydrogen, Schrödinger equation, infinite and finite square well, quantum harmonic oscillator, tunneling, angular momentum and hydrogen atom, atomic structure, and basic nuclear physics.

Prerequisite: PHY 222 with minimum grade of C.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $30

PHY 2304 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 3)
Optics  

Course is designed to introduce students to the mathematics and applications of physical optics. Topics include the mathematics of waves, electromagnetic waves, photons, various ways that light interacts with matter, the principle of superposition, basic geometric optics, polarization, diffraction, interference and Fourier optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 222 with minimum grade of C or consent of instructor.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face

Fee: $30

PHY 2901-4 credit hours (lecture: 1-4 | lab: 1-4)
Topics in Physics  

Course is designed to meet the special interest needs of physics students. Topics will be offered for variable credit from one to four semester credit hours. Students may repeat PHY 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face