PHYSICS DIVISION COURSE OFFERINGS

APHY 101. Physics in Scientific Instruments (3)
Physical laws of measurement; operation and use of electronic instruments.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 13 or PHYS 72 or PHYS 82. (1)

APHY 102. Physics of Electronic Devices (3)
Principles of operation and use of electronic devices.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 13 or PHYS 72 or PHYS 82. (1)

APHY 103. Electronic Circuits (3)
Construction, types and modes of operations and applications of electronic circuits.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 102. (2)

APHY 104. Digital Computer Electronics (3)
Electronic elements and circuits in digital computers.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 102 and COI. (2)

APHY 105. Microprocessor-Based Instruments (3)
Basic computer concepts; programming and operation; I/O implementation interfacing
techniques; microcomputer systems.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 104. (1)

APHY 130.1. Logic Design Laboratory (1)
Logic design techniques and applications, construction of digital logic circuits.
3 hrs (lab). PR. APHY 104. (1)

APHY 131. Microcomputer Architecture (3)
Principles of microcomputer design and organization; microprocessor structure, functional
parts and their operations, classification and comparative microprocessor evaluation;
interfacing techniques, microprogramming,; system development;
microprocessor applications.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 104. (2)

APHY 132. Assembly Language Programming for Instrumentation (3)
Number systems; microprocessor programming; assemblers; microprocessors and
their assembly language instruction set; simple programs; input/output
and interrupts.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 130.1. (2)

APHY 140. Introductory Environmental Physics (3)
Physical principles of the environment of biological systems; radiation exchange; transfer of
momentum, heat, and mass applied to micrometeorology.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 82 or PHYS 13; MATH 38 or MATH 28. (1,2)

APHY 190. Special Problems (3)
Maybe taken twice provided the total number of units to be credited to the student’s
program will not exceed 4 units. PR Senior Standing (1,2,S)

APHY 191. Special Topics (3)
May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s
program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (2)

APHY 198. Practicum (3)
Apprenticeship in research agencies or manufacturing industries related to the student’s
area of specialization and report on the apprenticeship - a total of 144 hrs. PR. COI. (S)

APHY 199. Undergraduate Seminar (1)
Maybe taken twice. 1 hr (class) PR. Senior standing (2)

APHY 200. Undergraduate Thesis (6)
PR. COI. (1,2,S)

General Physics Courses


PHYS 1. Introductory Physics (3)
An elementary survey of the concepts and laws of physics, covering mechanics,
heat, electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, with
emphasis on unifying principles. Primarily for students who are not in the natural
and engineering sciences.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). (1,2,S)

PHYS 3. General Physics I (Mechanics and Heat) (3)
Inertia, motion, forces and energy; properties and laws of solids and liquids;
temperature measurements and effect on properties of materials, and heat flow.
Primarily for students in the natural and engineering sciences.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 14 or MATH 17. (1,2,S)

PHYS 13. General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) (3)
Sources, effects, measurements and uses of electricity and magnetism;
fundamentals of wave motion applied to the study of sound and light.
Primarily for students in the natural and engineering sciences.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 3. (1,2,S)

PHYS 23. Optics and Modern Physics (3)
Laws of refraction and reflection of light; nature of spectra; interference, diffraction
and polarization phenomena, introduction to atomic and nuclear physics.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 13. (1)

Pure Physics Courses


PHYS 81. Fundamental Physics I (5)
Fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics, gravitational theory, fluid statics and dynamics,
special relativity, waves and oscillations, and thermal physics.
7 hrs (4 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 26 or MATH 36. (1,2)

PHYS 82. Fundamental Physics II (5)
Fundamentals of electromagnetism and optics.
7 hrs (4 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 27 or MATH 37 or PHYS 81. (1,2)

PHYS 83. Fundamental Physics III (5)
Fundamentals of modern physics, wave and quantum mechanics, atomic structure,
and statistical physics.
7 hrs (4 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 28 or MATH 38 and PHYS 82. (1,2)

PHYS 111. Mathematical Physics I (3)
Linear and matrix algebra, vector analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations.
3 hrs (class). PR. MATH 38 or MATH 28. (1)

PHYS 112. Mathematical Physics II (3)
Integral transforms, complex analysis, linear vector spaces, special functions.
3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 111. (1)

PHYS 115. Computational Physics (3)
Computer methods in solving physics problems.
5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1)

PHYS 121. Theoretical Mechanics I (3)
Motion of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions; motion of a system
of particles; rotation of rigid bodies about an axis. 3 hrs (class).
PR. PHYS 83 and PHYS 111. (2)

PHYS 131. Electromagnetic Theory I (3)
Vector analysis; electrostatic fields in vacuo and in dielectrics; solution to Laplace’s and
Poisson’s equations; magnetic fields of constant and variable currents; magnetic materials.
3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 83 and PHYS 111. (2)

PHYS 151. Statistical and Thermal Physics (3)
Application of statistical and quantum mechanical postulates in the analysis of
thermodynamic phenomena.
3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 83 and PHYS 111. (1)

PHYS 160. Structure of Matter (3)
Basic evidence of the macroscopic and quantum properties of atoms, concepts and
phenomena of quantum physics, mechanics of single atoms and aggregates of atoms.
3 hrs (class) PR. PHYSICS 83 and PHYS 111. (1)

PHYS 170. Solid State Physics (3)
Crystal structure, periodicity and Bloch’s theorem; band theory of solids and its applications;
material properties in response to electric and magnetic fields.
3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS160 and PHYS 112 (2)

PHYS 191. Special Topics (1-3)
May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s
program will not exceed 4 units.

PHYS 192. Experimental Physics (3)
Selected advanced experiments and projects in physics; technical drawing and machine
shop operations.
7 hrs ( 1 class, 6 lab). PR. PHYS 83 (2)

RGEP Course


NASC 3 (MST). Physics in Everyday Life (3)
Physics, concepts, laws and principles behind natural phenomena and their applications
to technology.
3 hrs (class). (1,2)

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