Dr. 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. He holds two other degrees in physics: a master’s from Clemson and a bachelor’s from Bob Jones University.
Scott's research interests include physics identity (seeing oneself as a "physics person"), interdisciplinarity, and motivation. He is particularly interested in why and how physics majors exhibit broad, interdisciplinary interests.
- 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
Though all students are welcome in this IGE physics course, this is the first in a two course algebra-based sequence designed particularly for life science majors and others intending to apply to medical or graduate school. The course includes the following topics: kinematics, Newtonian mechanics, energy, momentum, gravity, thermodynamics, and oscillations. Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 109QR, ACT math score of 24 or better (SAT 570 or above), or consent of the department chair. (4 credits) (NWCore option under Science and the Natural World) Note: There is a laboratory component to this course.
- 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 all students are welcome in this calculus-based, IGE physics course, this is the first of a two course sequence designed for math, science, and engineering majors and others who have taken or are taking calculus and intend to apply to 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)
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