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Physic instructor Jared Bowden giving a lecture. Physics students at Casper College may indulge themselves in a wide spectrum of courses based on modern physics from the most elementary physics through calculus.  While completing coursework, students will use PASCO, Vernier computer interfaces and a large variety of sensors.

We offer a great advantage in our small class sizes and a faculty devoted to you, the student.  This advantage has been a major factor in the success of our students as they transfer to their next school. We have a strong working relationship with the University of Wyoming and will assist you in transferring there or to the university of your choice.

We offer prime facilities in the Wold Physical Sciences building. We are constantly modernizing our lab equipment and computers used in student labs.  This gives our students the edge in utilizing industry standard equipment in their future studies and in the work force. By receiving your associates degree in physics at Casper College, or even taking physics classes for fun, you are well on your way to opening doors in your field of choosing.

Contact Information:

Renee Hardy
Academic Assistant
(307) 268-2513
PS 132
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Jared Bowden
Department Head
(307) 268-2064
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  • Jared Bowden
    • Phone: (307) 268-2064
    • Office: PS 207
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  • Paul Marquard
    • Phone: (307) 268-2250
    • Office: PS 210
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  • Andrew Young
    • Phone: (307) 268-2243
    • Office: PS 206
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  • Associate of Science degree

PHYS 1050 Concepts of Physics (3L,3LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
One semester course for those students whose curricula call for an introduction to elementary physical concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 0920.

PHYS 1090 Fundamentals of Physical Universe (3L,2LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
One semester introduction to the physical sciences (physics and chemistry) designed only for students majoring in elementary education. (Does not qualify as a lab science for nonelementary education majors.)

PHYS 1110 General Physics I (3L,3LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
Designed for liberal arts, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-law, and vocational and technical students. The subject matter is covered with less emphasis on derivations of formulas and more emphasis on the social significance of science and its applications to everyday life. Topics covered are fluids, mechanics, wave motion, and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 0930 or an ACT math score of 23 or better or an appropriate COMPASS exam within the past year.

PHYS 1120 General Physics II (3L,3LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
Continuation of PHYS 1110. Due to the use of concepts, definitions, and units studied in PHYS 1110, it is recommended as a prerequisite for PHYS 1120. Topics covered are heat, light, electricity, and magnetism.

PHYS 1310 College Physics I (4L,2LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
First semester course in physics designed for those majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences. Topics covered are mechanics and heat. Prerequisite: MATH 2200.

PHYS 1320 College Physics II (4L,2LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
Second semester course in physics designed for those majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences. Topics covered are electricity and magnetism and wave motion. Prerequisite: MATH 2205 concurrently and PHYS 1310, or permission of the instructor.

PHYS 2310 Physics III: Waves and Optics (4L,2LB,5CR)[E]:
Third semester course primarily for majors in physics, engineering, mathematics, and other sciences. Topics include resonance, wave equations, interference, diffraction, elementary Fourier Analysis, and optical instruments. Prerequisite: PHYS 1320 concurrently and MATH 2205.

PHYS 2320 Physics IV: Modern Physics (4L,2LB,5CR):
Fourth semester course primarily for majors in physics, engineering, mathematics, and other sciences. Topics include special relativity, quantum mechanics, nuclear and particle physics, wave-particle duality, Bohr Atom, and lasers. Prerequisite: PHYS 1320 concurrently and MATH 2205.

At Casper College you can obtain an Associate's Degree in Physics! In order to obtain your physics degree, you must take PHYS 1310, College Physics I.

We are pleased to again offer PHYS 1310 College Physics online (section N1) in the Fall of 2012.

First and foremost is our focus on the student via the Distance Education goal: Maintain a proactive student learning environment by utilizing current technologies and effective support services.

Adhering to this goal, we offer the physics lecture and lab component on the internet. Lectures are available to students as free downloadable content Monday through Friday with detailed examples and write-ups contained on powerpoint (export to .pdf) for personal review. Lab experience emulated with the PhET simulations (developed by the University of Colorado) and ActivPhysics module (developed by Pearson).

The Science Experience in your home with video offerings:

Video Tutor Demonstrations

Video Tutor Solutions

Electronic Homework providing frequent, accurate, and rapid feedback through the popular Mastering system.

Physics podcast available each week as an .mp3 file. Listen in the car, at home, or on the job!

Instructor available through phone, email, or personal visit at Casper College.

How else can PHYS 1310 College Physics I online supplement your degree requirements? Here are several other majors requiring Physics (as sampled from the University of Wyoming Fall 2011 catalog):

Astronomy

http://www.uwyo.edu/REGISTRAR/University_Catalog/2asastr.html

Engineering

http://www.uwyo.edu/REGISTRAR/University_Catalog/5enfront.html

Chemistry

http://www.uwyo.edu/REGISTRAR/University_Catalog/2aschem.html

Geology

http://www.uwyo.edu/REGISTRAR/University_Catalog/2asgeol.html

Physics Education

http://www.uwyo.edu/seced/undergraduate-programs/science-education/science-education-uw/index.html

Register today for online PHYS 1310 College Physics I at Casper College for Fall 2012.

For more information regarding PHYS 1310 College Physics I online, please contact:

Dr. Andrew Young
Physics and Astronomy Instructor, School of Science
Wold Physical Science Room 206
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper WY 82601

ayoung@caspercollege.edu
1-307-268-2243

Click here to see the Physics I Flyers!
Sample syllabi, homework, and powerpoint available upon request.

Your future begins at Casper College!

 

 
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