Physics Online Classes

Schedule of Online Classes

Our online classes are regular Michigan Tech classes available to anyone qualified to take classes at Tech, anywhere in the world. Students earn course credit, the same as any on-campus class. Students are charged their normal tuition rate, plus an extra online class fee. Payment, plus the usual academic prerequisites, defines who is qualified.

Classes for High School and Early College Students

PH1090 The Physics Behind the Music (3 cr.)

PH1600 Introductory Astronomy (2 cr.)

Physics Online Courses Summer 2013

PH 1090 - The Physics Behind Music

Physics concepts and methods associated with musical instruments, musical recording, and musical acoustics are discussed at an introductory level. Topics include periodic motion, normal modes and resonance, superposition and Fourier series, waves, sound and acoustics, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, and topics from non-linear physics. Course is also offered online on demand in spring and summer semesters.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)

PH 1110 - College Physics I

An overview of basic principles of kinematics, dynamics, elasticity, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, and interference and diffraction of mechanical waves.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following College(s): School of Technology, College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Physics, Applied Physics
Co-Requisite(s): PH 1111
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031 or MA 1032 or MA 1135(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)

PH 1210 - College Physics II

An overview of basic principles of static and dynamic electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, reflection and refraction of light, interference and diffraction of light, special theory of relativity, wave theory of matter, particle theory of electromagnetic waves, theory of the atom, the nucleus, and elementary particles.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following College(s): School of Technology, College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Physics, Applied Physics
Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1200(C) and PH 1110

PH 1600 - Introductory Astronomy

Introduces fundamentals of astronomy. Topics include Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion, origin and evolution of the solar system, galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and modern instrumentation, including space-based astronomy.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PH 2400 - University Physics IV-Waves and Modern Physics

A calculus-based introduction to waves and modern physics. Topics include interference and diffraction, special relativity, photons and matter waves, the Bohr atom, wave mechanics, atomic physics, molecular and solid-state physics, and nuclear physics.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2200 or PH 2260

Physics Online Courses Fall 2013

PH 1600 - Introductory Astronomy

Introduces fundamentals of astronomy. Topics include Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion, origin and evolution of the solar system, galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and modern instrumentation, including space-based astronomy.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Physics Online Courses Spring 2014

PH 1090 - The Physics Behind Music

Physics concepts and methods associated with musical instruments, musical recording, and musical acoustics are discussed at an introductory level. Topics include periodic motion, normal modes and resonance, superposition and Fourier series, waves, sound and acoustics, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, and topics from non-linear physics. Course is also offered online on demand in spring and summer semesters.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)

PH 1600 - Introductory Astronomy

Introduces fundamentals of astronomy. Topics include Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion, origin and evolution of the solar system, galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and modern instrumentation, including space-based astronomy.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer