Welcome to the Temple College Physics Educational Server

ENVR 1101 - Introduction to Environmental Science Lab

Description: This laboratory based course accompanies ENVR 1301 Environmental Science (lecture). Activities will cover methods used to collect and analyze environmental data.

ENVR 1301 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Description: A survey of the forces, including humans, that shape our physical and biologic environment, and how they affect life on Earth. Introduction to the science and policy of global and regional environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and sustainability of land, water, and energy resources. (Cross-listed as GEOL 1305 Environmental Science)

Physics 1103 - Stars and Galaxies Lab

Description: This course is designed to complement PHYS 1303 Study of stars, galaxies, and the universe outside our solar system.The course consists of an observational approach to what can be found and measured in the universe outside of our solar system. Students will be involved in taking observations, performing simulations, data analysis, and preparation of written reports. Binoculars, different types of telescopes and other instrumentation will be used. (Cross-listed as ASTR 1103).

Physics 1104 - Solar System Lab

Description: This course is designed to complement PHYS 1304. Study of the sun and its solar system, including its origin. This course consists of an observational approach to what can be found and measured in our solar system. Students will be involved in taking observations, performing simulations, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of written reports. Binoculars, different types of telescopes and other instrumentation will be used. (Cross-listed as ASTR 1104)

Physics 1303 - Stars and Galaxies

Description: This course is based on the study of stars, galaxies, and the universe outside of our solar system. Mastery of this course will give the student a good understanding of how our universe is structured and its progression. Cross-listed as ASTR 1303.

Physics 1304 - Solar System

Description: The course is based on the study of our sun, the planets within our solar system and other cosmic entities. The origin of the solar system will also be investigated. Cross-listed as ASTR 1304.

Physics 1401 - College Physics I

Description: Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics taught in the lecture.

Physics 1402 - College Physics II

Description: Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory portion is integrated with lecture portion.

Physics 1405 - Elementary Physics I

Description: Conceptual level survey of topics in physics intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. Includes a laboratory. The student will be introduced to the principles of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, motion, properties of matter, heat, and other related topics. For transferability, contact a program advisor.

Physics 1407 - Elementary Physics II

Description: Conceptual level survey of topics in physics intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. Includes a laboratory. The student will be introduced to the principles and applications of waves including sound and electromagnetic waves, light and optics, electricity and magnetism including circuits, modern physics including relativity, physics of the atom, and other related topics. For transferability, contact a program advisor.

Physics 2389 - Special Topics

Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. Specific areas of concentration include:
Astronomy Observation and Research
Physics Education Outreach

Physics 2425 - University Physics I

Description: Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. This laboratory is integrated with the lecture.

Physics 2426 - University Physics II

Description: Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. This is a continuation of PHYS 2425. Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture involving the principles of design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. Laboratory portion is integrated with lecture portion.