### PHY-101 General Physics I

Examines the fundamental physical laws of nature and their use in understanding natural phenomena. Course provides a knowledge base for study in all areas of science and mathematics. Topics include kinematics, conservation of energy and momentum, dynamics of motion, Newton's laws, rotational mechanics, and waves. Special topics such as the universal law of gravity and fluids will be covered depending on time and student interest. Development of the concepts of vector algebra and calculus are provided as needed. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory weekly. Course must be taken with PHY-101L. Pre-requisites: MAT-107 or MAT-110 or MAT-211. Students intending to continue with PHY-102 should take MAT-211. [4 credits]

### PHY-101L Lab: General Physics I

This lab is a co-requisite for PHY 101.

### PHY-102 General Physics II

Examines the fundamental physical laws of nature and their use in understanding natural phenomena. Continues the development from PHY-101 to topics

including: Thermodynaics, electricity and magnetism, circuits, optics, and the wave nature of light. Special topics such as the universal law of gravitation and A/C circuits will be overed depending on time and student interest. Development of the concepts of vector algebra and calculus are provided as needed. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory weekly. Course must be taken with PHY-102L. Prerequisite: MAT-211 or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

### PHY-102L Lab: General Physics II

This lab is a co-requisite for PHY 102.

### PHY-111 College Physics

### PHY-114 Environmental Science for Educators

### PHY-132 Environmental Science

### PHY-151 Physical Science

### PHY-151L Lab: Physical Science

This is a co-requisite for PHY 151.

### PHY-155 Introduction to Astronomy

Examines the history and current understanding of the universe beyond the Earth. Surveys the night sky, the history of astronomical models, and current models for the lifecycle of stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. Physical laws that describe motion, gravity, and light will be explained. Special attention will be paid to the methods that scientists use to develop their models and evidence discovered to support them. The course will utilize the planetarium when

possible. Fulfills the general education requirement in natural science and the general education requirement in Scientific reasoning. Three one hour lectures and one three hour laboratory weekly. [4 credits].

### PHY-155L Lab: Introduction to Astronomy

This lab is a co-requisite for PSY-155.

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### PHY-201 Modern Physics

### PHY-314 Quantum Mechanics

Develops the ideas of Quantum Mechanics using Schrodinger's Equation as applied to several interesting situatins, both 1D and 3D, as well as the mathematical formalisms utilized to derive the results. Applications involve atomic physics and other topics contingent upon time and interest. Prerequisites: PHY-201 and MAT-212. [ 3 credits ]

### PHY-315 Electricity and Magnetism

### PHY-316 Classical Mechanics

Offered through BSEP at Loyola University Maryland: Foundations and applications of Newtonian dynamics are applied to single particle systems, many particle systems, and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.

### PHY-317 Thermal Physics

Offered through BSEP at Loyola University Maryland: An examination of classical thermodynamic concepts including temperature, heat, entropy, free energy, and thermodynamic cycles. Also introduces the concepts of probability and statistical physics with an emphasis on the kinetic theory of gases.

### PHY-330 Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Studies the discipline of astrophysics through a survey of topics including an introduction to general relativity, an introduction to modern telescopes, and applications such as stellar astrophysics, black holes, galaxies, and/or cosmology. Prerequisites: MAT-212, PHY-201 and traditional undergraduate students only and Loyola University students through the Baltimore Student Exchange Program. [ 3 credits ]

### PHY-411 Topics in Physics

Examines a special topic in physics at a level appropriate for an upper-level physics elective. Examples may include particle physics, experimental methods in astrophysics, or relativity. Some topics may include a lab section. Credit hours will be based on the level of engagement planned for the topic. Prerequisite: PHY-102. Corequisite: PHY-201. [ 1-4 credits ]

### PHY-413 Physical Science for Teachers K-8

This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts and principles of Physical Science as aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical Science as aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical Science content includes: 1. Matter and its interactions, such as atomic structure, elemental properties, chemical bonding, and reactions. 2. Motion, Stability and Forces through an introduction to Newtonian Physics, 3. Properties of Energy, including basic thermodynamics and kinetics. 4. Waves and Technological Applications, through an exploration of the properties of waves, telecommunication, and electronics. Learners will also be expected to develop proficiency and with applying scientific concepts to create models, conduct experiments and incorporate mathematical content in STEM cenetered investigations, lessons, and application. During the course you will learn, apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics content (STEM). [ 3 credits ]

### PHY-415 Wave Mechanics

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### PHY-417 Electricity & Magnetism

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### PHY-437 Field Theory

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### PHY-461 Earth and Space Science

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### PHY-462L Lab: Physical Science for Teachers PreK-8

This course presents an introducation to fundamental concepts and principles of Physical Science as aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical Science content includes: 1) Matter and its Interactions, such as atomic structure, elemental properties, chemical bonding, and reactions. 2) Motion, Stability and Forces, through an introduction to Newtonian Physics. 3) Properties of Energy, including basic thermodynamics and kinetics. 4) Waves and Technological Applications, through an exploration of the properties of waves, telecommunication, and electronics. This course is designed to introduce learners to the content necessary to teach science in grades PreK-8. Learners will also be expected to develop proficiency with applying scientific concepts to create models, conduct experiments, and incorporate mathematical content in STEM centered investigations, lessons, and application. During the course you will learn, apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics content (STEM). [ 1 credit ]

### PHY-463 Investigation in Physics

### PHY-550 Cosmos and Quanta

### PHY-551 Geology of Harford County

This course will examine the physical, structural, and historical geology of Harford County including the investigation, collection, and identification of local rocks andminerals and the interpretation of geologic maps and local features to describe past and current geologic settings. The environmental geology hydrology of Harford County will be studied in the contexts of groundwater resources, dams and quarries. [ 3 credits ]

### PHY-560 Physics for Teachers Grades K-8

### PHY-560L Lab: Physics Methods for the Middle School Educator

### PHY-561 Earth and Space Science for Teachers K-8

### PHY-561L Lab: Space and Earth Science Methods for the Middle School Educator

### PHY-562 Physical Science for Teachers Grades K-8

This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts and principles of Physical Science as aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical Science content includes: 1. Matter and its interactions, such as atomic structure, elemental properties, chemical bonding, and reactions. 2. Motion, Stability, and Forces through an introduction to Newtonian Physics. 3. Properties of Energy, including basic thermodynamics and kinetics. 4. Waves and Technological Applications, through an exploration of the properties of waves, telecommunication, and electronics. Learners will also be expected to develop proficiency with applying scientific concepts to create models, conduct experiments, and incorporate mathematical content in STEM centered investigations, lessons, and application. During the course students will learn, apply, and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics content (STEM). (3 credits)