Tyler Scott Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., M.S., Clemson University
B.S., Bob Jones University
Dr. Scott completed a Ph.D. in engineering and science education at Clemson University, where he also served as a teaching and research assistant for seven years. He holds two other degrees in physics: a master’s from Clemson and a bachelor’s from Bob Jones University. Scott’s dissertation focuses on students’ interdisciplinary affinities and their identities as physics students, with the goal of identifying practical ways physics educators can engage a broader range of students. He has also conducted research on the physics of the upper atmosphere.
- Conceptual Physics
The course includes a study of linear and non-linear motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, momentum, energy, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics. These topics are studied in a conceptual manner that includes little mathematics (beginning high school algebra level). The historical perspective on these concepts and the way in which they were developed is included.(3 credits)
- General Physics I
(4 credits)(IGE option under Science and the Natural World) Though allstudents are welcome in this IGE physics course, this is the first in a twocourse algebra-based sequence designed particularly for life science majorsand others intending to apply to medical or graduate school. The courseincludes the following topics: kinematics, Newtonian mechanics, energy,momentum, gravity, thermodynamics, and oscillations. Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 109, ACT math score of 24 or better (SAT550 or above), or consent of the department chair.
- General Physics II
A continuation of General Physics I. Topics will include simple harmonic oscillation, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, electromagnetism and modern physics.Prerequisite: successful completion of PHY111 with a grade of C- or better, or consent of department chair.(4 credits)
- Classical Physics I
(4 credits)(IGE option under Science and the Natural World) Though allstudents are welcome in this calculus-based, IGE physics course, this is thefirst of a two course sequence designed for math, science, and engineeringmajors and others who have taken or are taking calculus and intend to applyto medical or graduate school. This course includes the following topics:kinematics, Newtonian mechanics, energy, momentum, gravity, oscillations,and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 112, or consent of the department chair.
- Classical Physics II
A continuation of Classical Physics I. Topics will include simple harmonic oscillation, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and electromagnetism.Prerequisite: successful completion of PHY211 with a grade of C- or better.(4 credits)
- Modern Physics
For students seeking a minor in physics or those interested in obtaining a physics teaching endorsement. Topics will include special relativity, quantized energy and momentum, Schrodinger's Equation, nuclear and particle physics, and cosmology.Prerequisites: successful completion of PHY212 with a grade of C- or higher, or permission of instructor.(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society
Clemson University Graduate Student Government Professional Enrichment Grant
Clemson University Graduate Dean's Fellowship