### 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 PSY 101.

### PHY-102 General Physics II

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

This lab is a co-requisite for PSY 102.

### PHY-111 College Physics

### PHY-114 Environmental Science for Educators

### PHY-132 Environmental Science

### PHY-155 Introduction to Astronomy

### 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

Develops the ideas of Electricity and Magnetism utilizing vector calculus formalism. Solves Maxwell's equations for a variety of different charge and current sources. Prerequisites: PHY-201 and MAT-212. [ 3 credits ]

### PHY-330 Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

### 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-463 Investigation in Physics

### PHY-550 Cosmos and Quanta

### PHY-551 Geology of Harford County

### 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)