Physics - Spring 2017

Technical Physics II — 3706
PHY 1260 – 4 credits
John D. Osborne

Students will continue their investigation into physical phenomenon by focusing on electric and magnetic interactions and the structure of matter. They will study electrostatics, DC circuits, specific electrical components (such as DC motors and generators), and magnetism. Students will also study applications of these concepts in various fields of manufacturing. Prerequisite: PHY 1250. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 135
Jan 23 – May 18 Mon 1:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Technical Physics II - LAB — 3707
PHY 1260 – 0 credits
John D. Osborne

Students will continue their investigation into physical phenomenon by focusing on electric and magnetic interactions and the structure of matter. They will study electrostatics, DC circuits, specific electrical components (such as DC motors and generators), and magnetism. Students will also study applications of these concepts in various fields of manufacturing. Prerequisite: PHY 1250. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 135
Jan 19 – May 18 Wed 1:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Understanding Physics — 3708
PHY 1510 – 3 credits
Steven J. Propheter

Students in this one-semester introductory course will learn how physics is the foundation for all other sciences. Students will look at physics from a conceptual viewpoint where verbal reasoning is emphasized and a minimum of algebra is used. Motion, heat, forces, light, energy, electricity, and magnetism are studied with the underlying theme being energy transfer. Each topic will emphasize hands-on investigations and lab experiences. Prerequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 135
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue 4:05 pm – 6:20 pm
Understanding Physics - LAB — 3709
PHY 1510 – 0 credits
Steven J. Propheter

Students in this one-semester introductory course will learn how physics is the foundation for all other sciences. Students will look at physics from a conceptual viewpoint where verbal reasoning is emphasized and a minimum of algebra is used. Motion, heat, forces, light, energy, electricity, and magnetism are studied with the underlying theme being energy transfer. Each topic will emphasize hands-on investigations and lab experiences. Prerequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 135
Jan 19 – May 18 Thu 4:05 pm – 6:20 pm
General Physics II — 3711
PHY 1620 – 4 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students will continue their investigative approach to understanding the principles of physics. They will further their comprehension of wave phenomena, including sound waves, and will study electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and selected topics in modern physics such as relativity. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Prerequisites: PHY 1610 and MAT 1600. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue 8:30 am – 11:15 am
General Physics II - LAB — 3713
PHY 1620 – 0 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students will continue their investigative approach to understanding the principles of physics. They will further their comprehension of wave phenomena, including sound waves, and will study electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and selected topics in modern physics such as relativity. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Prerequisites: PHY 1610 and MAT 1600. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 19 – May 18 Thu 8:30 am – 11:15 am
Analytical Physics I — 3714
PHY 1710 – 4 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students will use computer-based laboratory techniques to learn about Newtonian mechanics. They will learn good problem-solving strategies as well as good laboratory practices. They will use vector analysis and calculus to study linear kinematics, dynamics, and conservation laws for momentum and energy. Students will investigate rotating systems and rigid bodies, including solving problems which use angular momentum, torque, center of mass, and moment of inertia concepts. They will also explore simple harmonic oscillators and wave motion. This is the first semester in a three-semester sequence of physics courses designed for students planning to major in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science, or computer science. Students will begin to become aware of physics in everything they do and see. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Eligibility: ENG 1530; Prerequisite: MAT 1710 and high school physics or PHY 1510 or PHY 1610. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 18 – May 18 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Analytical Physics I - LAB — 3716
PHY 1710 – 0 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students will use computer-based laboratory techniques to learn about Newtonian mechanics. They will learn good problem-solving strategies as well as good laboratory practices. They will use vector analysis and calculus to study linear kinematics, dynamics, and conservation laws for momentum and energy. Students will investigate rotating systems and rigid bodies, including solving problems which use angular momentum, torque, center of mass, and moment of inertia concepts. They will also explore simple harmonic oscillators and wave motion. This is the first semester in a three-semester sequence of physics courses designed for students planning to major in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science, or computer science. Students will begin to become aware of physics in everything they do and see. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Eligibility: ENG 1530; Prerequisite: MAT 1710 and high school physics or PHY 1510 or PHY 1610. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 18 – May 18 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Analytical Physics II — 3718
PHY 2710 – 4 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students continue their investigation into physical phenomenon by focusing on electric and magnetic interactions and the structure of matter. Students will develop an understanding of Maxwell's equations from a detailed treatment of the laws of Coulomb, Ampere, and Faraday. They will use an investigative approach to get an intuitive understanding of electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with charged matter. Students will use vector calculus concepts such as line and surface integrals and will become familiar with the operation of meters and computer based data acquisition devises. Students will also study geometric and physical optics. The course will end with perplexing problems of noncovariance of the electromagnetic theory of Maxwell. The answers to these questions lead to the study of modern physics topics. Prerequisite: PHY 1710; Corequisite: MAT 2650. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Analytical Physics II - LAB — 3719
PHY 2710 – 0 credits
Sean R. Nowling

Students continue their investigation into physical phenomenon by focusing on electric and magnetic interactions and the structure of matter. Students will develop an understanding of Maxwell's equations from a detailed treatment of the laws of Coulomb, Ampere, and Faraday. They will use an investigative approach to get an intuitive understanding of electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with charged matter. Students will use vector calculus concepts such as line and surface integrals and will become familiar with the operation of meters and computer based data acquisition devises. Students will also study geometric and physical optics. The course will end with perplexing problems of noncovariance of the electromagnetic theory of Maxwell. The answers to these questions lead to the study of modern physics topics. Prerequisite: PHY 1710; Corequisite: MAT 2650. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 18 – May 18 Wed 2:30 pm – 3:40 pm
Arts & Sciences Center 133
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 2:50 pm – 3:55 pm