# Physics Courses Offered at

Pitt Community College

For more information on physics courses offered at PCC contact:Stephanie Woodley, Math and Physics Department Chair, 252-493-7438

OR

Charles Goodman, Physics Instructor, 252-493-7269.

**PHY 110 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS 3 Lecture 0 Lab 3 Credit**

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Local Prereq: Take One: DRE 097 or ENG 095 or appropriate placement test score

Local Coreq: PHY 110A

This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and

processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy,

heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon

completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the

principles studied.* This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive**Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural**sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component**(UGETC) course for AA/AS.*

**PHY 110A CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS LAB 0 Lecture 2 Lab 1 Credit**

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: PHY 110

Local Prereq: Take One: DRE 097 or ENG 095 or appropriate placement test score

This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences

that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able

to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110. *This course**has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general**education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal**General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.* There is a $7.50

lab fee for this course.

**PHY 131 PHYSICS-MECHANICS 3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit**

Prerequisites: Take One: MAT 121 or MAT 171

Corequisites: None

This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as

applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problemsolving

methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion,

work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students

should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology

fields.

**PHY 151 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit**

Prerequisites: MAT 171

Corequisites: None

Local Prereq: Take One: MAT 161, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 175

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the

fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and

measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid

mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an

understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability

for the topics covered. *This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive**Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural**sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component**(UGETC) course for AS.* There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

**PHY 152 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit**

Prerequisites: PHY 151

Corequisites: None

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the

fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic

forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces,

magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon

completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles

involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. *This**course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general**education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal**General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AS.* There is a $7.50 lab

fee for this course.

**PHY 251 GENERAL PHYSICS I 3 Lecture 3 Lab 4 Credit**

Prerequisites: MAT 271

Corequisites: MAT 272

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental

concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector

operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational

mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students

should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display

analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.* This course has been approved**to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement**in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer**Component (UGETC) course for AS.* There is a $11.25 lab fee for this course.

**PHY 252 GENERAL PHYSICS II 3 Lecture 3 Lab 4 Credit**

Prerequisites: Take All: MAT 272 and PHY 251

Corequisites: None

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental

concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric

fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields,

electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion,

students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and

display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. *This course has been**approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core**requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education**Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AS.* There is a $11.25 lab fee for this course.