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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Physics (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: The first course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Topics include limits and continuity, the derivative and its applications including related rates and optimization, L'Hopital's rule, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration by substitution. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: A university-parallel course in chemistry for the science major. The first half of a comprehensive first-year survey of chemistry. Topics include the basics of matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, molecular geometry and gases. Students registering for this course should have previously taken high school chemistry or equivalent. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 or MAT 1450 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 or MAT 2270 or MAT 2280 or MAT 2290

Corequisites: CHE 1251

Corequisites: CHE 1211

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: A course that describes and analyzes historical-social elements of western culture, non-western culture, and the global interdependence of groups and individuals as seen in the music(s) of these various cultures.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The second course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Techniques of integration, applications of integration, numerical integration, improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, power series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: The second half of a university-parallel course in chemistry for the science or engineering major. Topics include liquids and solids, solutions, chemical reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, electrochemistry, representative metals, metalloids and non-metals and organic chemistry. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CHE 1211

Corequisites: CHE 1261

Corequisites: CHE 1221

Description: Fundamentals of mechanics including kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, fluids, waves and sound, thermodynamics and kinetic theory, using calculus as appropriate. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270

Corequisites: PHY 2207

Corequisites: PHY 2201

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Vectors in the plane and space, dot and cross product of two vectors. Lines, planes and surfaces in space, vector-valued functions, arc length and curvature. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives with applications, multiple integrals with applications, line integrals, surface integrals, vector fields, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem.

Prerequisites: MAT 2280 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Electrostatics, DC conduction and circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, quantum mechanics, optics and special relativity. Calculus used extensively. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: PHY 2201 and MAT 2280

Corequisites: PHY 2208

Corequisites: PHY 2202

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, Euclidean n-space, coordinate vectors, abstract vector spaces, dimension and rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonal vectors, least-square problems, diagonalization, quadratic forms, singular-value decomposition. Applications such as Markov chains and computer graphics will be covered. Students will be introduced to the use of MATLAB for Linear Algebra. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: take MAT 2320 Linear Algebra or MAT 2330 Diff. Equations & Linear Algbra OR PHY 2210 MATLAB for Scientist and Engineers

Prerequisites: MAT 2280 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Notes: take COM 2211 OR COM 2225 OR COM 2206

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

Introduction to the experimental and theoretical basis of 20th century ideas in physics including relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, nuclear structure, particle physics and cosmology. Calculus used extensively.

Notes: Work with the chair to do this independent study

Prerequisites: PHY 2202 and MAT 2280

Description: Solutions and applications of ordinary differential equations including separable, exact, homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear equations and others. Numerical approximation methods as well as substitutions, the total differential, separation of variables, integrating factors, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms and power series methods are covered.

Prerequisites: MAT 2280 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.