PHY-206: Nature of Physical Processes. A culturally oriented course and associated laboratory for liberal arts students who seek to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the style and status of modern physical inquiry. Topics will be drawn from Newtonian mechanics, quantum theory, relativity and nuclear physics.
PHY-161: General Physics 2 Laboratory. Millikan experiment, electric fields, capacitance, Ohm’s law, Wheatstone bridge, DC circuits, meters, RC circuits, electron beams, AC circuits, standing waves, spectroscope.
PHY-156: Physics 2 (with laboratory). Continuation of Physics 1 for students requiring one year of physics. Extension of the energy concept to atoms and electricity; nuclear energy and radioactivity; electricity as energy and information transfer in animate and inanimate systems; magnetism; mass spectroscopy and its uses; light, with applications to the eye, the camera, microscopes, fiber-optical diagnostic instruments and spectroscopy. Articulated experiments include optics, optical and mass spectroscopy, electricity, heat, instrumentation.
PHY-121: General Physics 1 Laboratory. Measurement, pendulum, gravity, projectiles, force equilibria, acceleration, friction, energy, collisions, centripetal force, calorimetry, Boyle’s law.
PHY-116: Physics 1 (with laboratory). Weight, balance; forces and torques exerted by muscles; introduction to motion and fluid flow; conservation of energy in animate and inanimate systems; energy consumption and metabolism; heat, gravitation, molecular potential energies; energy levels and transitions; binding and dissociation in large and small systems; free energy in chemistry and biology. Articulated experiments include mechanical systems simulating forces and torques in the human arm, energy conversion such as electrical energy to heat.
PHY-114: Introduction to Physics. A quantitative survey of physics with emphasis on the scientific method. Topics covered are motion, energy, temperature and heat, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, atomic structure, and nuclear radiation.
MTH-231: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. The first of a three-semester sequence in calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, rules of differentiation, trigonometric functions and their derivatives, differentials, graph sketching, maximum and minimum problems, related rates, antiderivatives, areas, exponential and logarithmic functions.
MTH-230: Calculus 1 with Pre-Calculus. Pre-calculus material including functions, inverse functions, identities, theory of equations, and the binomial theorem. Material on calculus and analytic geometry including differentiation and integration techniques with applications.
MTH-229: Calculus Computer Laboratory. Computer projects to reinforce calculus concepts from numerical and graphical points of view will be presented. Suitable mathematical software will be utilized. Problem solving techniques using the computer will be discussed. The students will be assigned a number of projects to be completed individually or in small groups.
MTH-218: Fundamentals of Mathematics II. A study of mathematical concepts, designed primarily for students planning to teach at the elementary or early-child level, with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, representation, and communication. Topics include geometry, measurement, data representation and analysis, and probability.
MTH-217: Fundamentals of Mathematics I. A study of the basic elements of mathematical thought especially designed for students seeking certification as elementary school teachers. Topics include problem solving techniques, set theory, mathematical logic, number systems and their properties, numeration systems, and algorithms.
MTH-130: A functional approach to algebra and trigonometry. Selected topics such as trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, complex numbers, rational functions introduction to analytic geometry, inequalities, absolute value, theory of equations. Graphing calculators are used.
MTH-123: Topics in algebra, including inequalities, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric functions, graphs and equations, inverse functions, elements of analytic geometry. Introduction to the use of graphing calculators.
MTH-102: Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students. This course is intended to introduce the nonspecialist to contemporary mathematical thinking. Topics include probability and statistics and other topics chosen by the instructor, such as inductive and deductive reasoning, sequences, geometry, linear programming, graph theory, and mathematics for computer science.