PHYS - Physics Courses

There are 9 courses in this subject. View all course listings.
PHYS 101
4.00 cr.
Descriptive Physics and Lab

Intended for non-science majors. Introductory study of some of the basic concepts in physics with an emphasis on everyday applications. Topics covered include motion, energy, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism. Three lectures and one two-hour lab per week.

PHYS 151
4.00 cr.
College Physics I and Lab

Beginning course for students without a calculus background. Includes basic principles of bodies at rest and in motion, fluids, thermodynamics, vibrations, waves, and sound. Three lectures and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MATH112 or MATH151.

PHYS 152
4.00 cr.
College Physics II and Lab

Continuation of PHYS151. Includes light, electricity, and magnetism. Three lectures and one two-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: PHYS151.

PHYS 213
5.00 cr.
General Physics I and Lab

Beginning calculus-level physics course. Topics include classical mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and sound. Four lectures and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MATH152.

PHYS 214
5.00 cr.
General Physics II and Lab

Continuation of PHYS213. Topics include electricity, magnetism, and light. Four lectures and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: PHYS213.

PHYS 313
4.00 cr.
Statics and Dynamics

Three-dimensional equilibrium; analysis of frames, machines and trusses; centroids and second moments of various geometric shapes. Prerequisite: PHYS213.

PHYS 314
4.00 cr.
Introduction to Electronic and Electrical Circuits

Physical principles underlying modeling of circuit elements; first- and second-order circuits, circuits in sinusoidal steady state, Kirchhoff's rules, Wheatstone bridges, Thevinen's theorem, capacitive and inductive reactance, RLC circuits, transformers, and mutual inductance. Experiments with simple circuits, familiarization with basic measurement tools and equipment. Prerequisite: PHYS214.

PHYS 323
3.00 cr.
Deformable Body Mechanics

Stress and strain, Mohr's circle, axially loaded members, deformations and displacements, elasticity and inelasticity, torsion, shear forces and bending moments, stresses and deflections of beams, statically indeterminate structures, column buckling, and centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: MATH243 and PHYS313.

PHYS 499
1.00 cr.
Physical Science Internship

A physics or engineering-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Each student will be expected to give a presentation of their internship to the Bethany community in a seminar or colloquium setting. Prerequisite: Consent of physical science department chair.