Physics

 

The mission of the physics program at NCTC is to provide a quality educational experience in the physical sciences for students preparing for a two-year or four-year degree. The concepts of physics overlap many other disciplines. Physics is the basic physical science and knowledge of it provides a foundation for careers in engineering, medicine, computer technology and other natural sciences.

 

Courses Offered

 

PHYS1401

General Physics I

PHYS1402

General Physics II

PHYS2425

Engineering Physics I

PHYS2426

Engineering Physics II

PHYS1415

Physical Science

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Aziel Wilson, Department Chair for Physics

  • Phone: 940-498-6227

 

Don Abernathy, Physics Instructor

  • Phone: 940-498-6308

  • Office: Corinth - Room 333

  • Email: dabernathy@nct.edu


PHYS1401 GENERAL PHYSICS I

 

Prerequisite: Background in algebra AND trigonometry
Offered during the fall semester.
48 lecture hours + 48 laboratory hours.........................4 credit hours
General introductory physics for students majoring in biology, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine and others who require a two-semester course in physics. A study of mechanics, wave motion and sound.

 

PHYS1402 GENERAL PHYSICS I

 

Prerequisite: PHYS1401
Offered during the spring semester.
48 lecture hours + 48 laboratory hours.........................4 credit hours
A continuation of PHYS1401, including the study of thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, light and optics.

 

PHYS1415 PHYSICAL SCIENCE

 

48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours.........................4 credit hours
An introduction to the principles and applications of mechanics,heat, sound, light, electricity and atomic nature of matter. Recommended for elementary education majors and business majors.

 

PHYS2425 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I

 

Prerequisite: MATH2413 (or concurrent enrollment in MATH2413)
Offered during the fall semester.
48 lecture hours + 48 laboratory hours.........................4 credit hours
For pre-engineering, physics, mathematics and chemistry majors. A study of mechanics.

 

PHYS2426 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

 

Prerequisite: PHYS2425 and MATH 2414 (or concurrent enrollment in MATH2414)
48 lecture hours; 48 laboratory hours...........................4 credit hours
A continuation of PHYS2425. Heat and thermodynamics; electricity; magnetism.