Scheduling Committee Members

University of Hawaii Physics

Universities / April 11, 2020

A grade of C (not C-) or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Credit toward the degree is given for either 151/151L or 170/170L and similarly for either 152/152L or 272/272L. However, the courses may come from different sequences.

PHYS 100 Survey of Physics (3) Mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. Only algebra and geometry used. For non-science majors. DP

PHYS 100L Survey of Physics Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Hooke's law, falling bodies, collisions, Boyle's law, electric and magnetic fields, induction, waves, optics. Pre: 100 (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 109 Physics in the Arts (3) Introduction to physics of sound and light, with applications to music and visual arts: sound perception, harmony, musical scales, instruments; lenses, cameras, color perception and mixing. Uses algebra and geometry. Intended primarily for non-science majors. DP

PHYS 121 How Things Work: Physics for Everyday Life (3) Introduction to physics and science in everyday life. It considers objects from our daily environment, and focuses on the principles such as motion, forces, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. A-F only. DP

PHYS 151 College Physics I (3) Non-calculus physics. Mechanics, wave motion, heat. Pre: MATH 140, or 215 or higher; or qualifying score on math assessment exam. DP

PHYS 151L College Physics Lab I (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Introduction to experimental analysis, physical observation and measurement, experiments on conservation laws, fluid friction, oscillations. Pre: 151 (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 152 College Physics II (3) Electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics. Pre: 151 or 170. DP

PHYS 152L College Physics Lab II (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Optics, electric and magnetic fields, DC and AC circuitry. Pre: 151L or 170L, and 152 (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 170 General Physics I (4) Mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, wave motion, thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Pre: MATH 242 (or concurrent) or MATH 252A (or concurrent). MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. DP

PHYS 170A Honors General Physics I (4) Special format for topics: mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, wave motion, thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Pre: MATH 242 (or concurrent) or MATH 252A (or concurrent). MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. Co-requisite: 170L. DP

PHYS 170L General Physics I Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Similar to 151L but at 170 level. Pre: 170 (or concurrent) or 170A (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 272 General Physics II (3) Electricity and magnetism and geometric optics. Pre: 151 or 170 and MATH 242 or MATH 252A, MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. DP

PHYS 272A Honors General Physics II (3) Special format for topics: electricity and magnetism and geometric optics. A-F only. Pre: 151 or 170 and MATH 242 or MATH 252A, MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. Co-requisite: 272L.

PHYS 272L General Physics II Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Similar to 152L but at 272 level. Pre: 151L or 170L, and 272 (or concurrent) or 272A (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 274 General Physics III (3) Relativity, introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and physical optics. Pre: 152 or 272 and MATH 243 (or concurrent) or MATH 253A (or concurrent); or consent. DP

PHYS 274L General Physics III Lab (2) (1 4-hr Lab) Experiments illustrating selected concepts of 274, including diffraction and interference of light, wave nature of matter, photoelectric effect, atomic spectra, and semiconductors. Pre: 152L or 272L, and 274 (or concurrent). DY

PHYS 305 Computational Physics (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr. Lab) Analysis of physical systems and problem solving using computers and numerical methods. Pre: 152 or 272 or 272A, and MATH 244 (or concurrent) or MATH 253A (or concurrent); or consent. DP

PHYS 310 Theoretical Mechanics I (3) Particle dynamics, rigid-body dynamics, planetary motion. Pre: 151 or 170 or 170A, and MATH 244 (or concurrent) or MATH 253A (or concurrent); or consent. DP

PHYS 311 Theoretical Mechanics II (3) Rigid-body mechanics continued, fluid dynamics, wave motion, theory of relativity. Pre: 310. DP

PHYS 350 Electricity and Magnetism (3) Electrostatic...

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