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PHYS 1021 - Peer-Led Team Learning for PHYS 2001

Content-appropriate discussion and problem-solving conducted by a peer mentor, graduate student or faculty member in a small-group setting. Credit applies as hours toward graduation but meets no other college requirement.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 1022 - Peer-Led Team Learning for PHYS 2002

Content-appropriate discussion and problem-solving conducted by a peer mentor, graduate student or faculty member in a small-group setting. Credit applies as hours toward graduation but meets no other college requirement.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 1901 - Physics Seminar

Overview of current topics in physics, based on readings, discussion, and student presentations.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics

First course in physics; open to students from all areas. Students should have a background in algebra, trigonometry and geometry, but no calculus required. Recommended for students in liberal arts, architecture, industrial technology, geological sciences, and premedicine. Mechanics of solids and liquids, oscillations, heat, thermodynamics. No credit for 2001 after 2051.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2001A - Honors Experience in Introduction to Physics

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Introduction to Physics

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics

Continuation of 2001. Second course in physics; open to students from all areas. Students should have a background in algebra, trigonometry and geometry, but no calculus required. Recommended for students in liberal arts, architecture, industrial technology, geological sciences, and premedicine. Includes electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, relativity, quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2002A - Honors Experience: Introduction to Physics

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Introduction to Physics

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2051 - General Physics

Classical physics with calculus and vectors. Newtonian mechanics, rotational dynamics, gravitation, oscillations, fluids, thermodynamics.

Credits: 5

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 recitation, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2051H - General Physics for Physics and Astronomy Majors

First course in general physics for physics and astronomy majors, with emphasis on interactive learning methods. Lecture and laboratory components are combined into a single course, so students are not required to sign up for a separate lab class. Topics to be covered are: vectors and motion of objects, velocity and acceleration, forces, linear momentum, Newton's Laws, work and energy, conservation of momentum and energy, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, oscillations, fluids, heat and the First Law of thermodynamics, heat engines and refrigerators.

Credits: 5

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 5.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2052 - General Physics

Classical physics with calculus and vectors. wave mechanics and phenomena, electrostatics, capacitance, electric current and circuits, magnetism and magnetic fields, electric induction, A.C. circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, interference, and diffraction of light.

Credits: 5

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 recitation, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2052H - General Physics for Physics and Astronomy Majors

First course in general physics for physics and astronomy majors, with emphasis on interactive learning methods. Lecture and laboratory components are combined into a single course, so students are not required to sign up for a separate lab class. Topics to be covered are: traveling waves, standing waves, interference of waves, optics including reflection and refraction, electric forces, electric field, electric potential, electric current, electronic circuits, magnetic field, induction, and electromagnetic waves.

Credits: 5

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 5.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2053 - Contemporary Physics: Relativity and Quantum Phenomena

Introduction to relativity and quantum theory: selected topics in atomic, solid state, nuclear, particles, and cosmology. Einstein's theory of special relativity, the uncertainty principle, Schroedinger's wave equation with applications, atomic structure, nuclear structure, elementary particles and a short introduction to cosmology.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2054 - General Physics 1 classical mechanics and thermodynamics

This is the first of a three semester sequence of classes for scientists and engineers to introduce them to classical and quantum physics with calculus and vectors. The topics in this first semester include: 1-D and 2-D vectors; 1-D and 2-D Kinematics; Newtonian mechanics; Work and Conservation of Energy; Impulse, conservation of momentum, 1-D and 2-D collisions; rotational dynamics; Simple Harmonic Motion; Wave Mechanics: 1-D traveling waves, standing waves, and interference of waves; Thermodynamics: zeroth, first, and second law of thermodynamics, maximum efficiency of engines. This course has a laboratory course (PHYS 2055) that it is paired with for General Education and TAGs credit.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2055 - General Physics 1 laboratory course

This course is the laboratory course that is paired with PHYS 2054 for General Education and TAGs credit.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHYS 2056 - General Physics 2 electricity and magnetism

This is the second of a three-semester sequence of introductory physics classes for scientists and engineers that uses calculus and vectors. Topics include: electrostatics: conductors and insulators,Coulomb's Law, Gauss's Law, electric field and potential, capacitance, energy storage in an electric field;electric current: current flow in materials, circuits with batteries, resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes; magnetism and magnetic fields: magnetic forces on moving charges and current carrying conductors,magnetic fields produced by electric currents and moving charges, electric induction including Faraday's Law,Lens's Law, and induced electric fields, transformers; properties of electromagnetic waves: transmission,detection, reflection, refraction, polarization; Optics: images formed by plane mirrors, spherical mirrors, and thin lenses; Interference of light: Young's Double Slit interference, Thin Film Interference, Diffraction by single and multiple slits. This course is paired with the laboratory course (PHYS 2057) for General Education and TAGs credit.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I