Physics Classes

College or University Physics Lectures and Labs

Mayville State University offers high quality, affordable college and university physics lecture and lab courses completely online.  You may enroll as a nondegree seeking students and transfer these courses to another college or university, or you may enroll collaboratively as a student in the North Dakota University System.  Please contact the Office of Extended Learning with any questions you may have on applying and enrolling in any of these courses.  

Office of Extended Learning phone (701) 788-4667

The advantages of taking online physics courses at Mayville State University:

  • Take your exams via a webcam and direct scheduling with the instructor;
  • Our 8-week online lab courses use a hands-on interfaced probeware, simulations, and data analysis tools;
  • The lab kit is available from the Mayville State University Bookstore, and when returned complete and in good condition, is very affordable for the high quality materials provided; 
  • Lab courses are offered two times each fall and spring semester (8 weeks each class); and
  • All online physics courses are available each semester, including summer session. 

College Physics

PHYS 211 College Physics I is an algebra-based physics course designed to provide a general, conceptual understanding of the principles of physics related to motion, energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics.  

PHYS 211L College Physics I Lab: This course consists of two hours of laboratory per week and the assignments derived from the lecture course, PHYS 211. The students will collect data using interfaced probeware, apply a variety of data analysis tools, and investigate mathematical relationships by using simulation software. Students are expected to have a fundamental understanding Microsoft Excel prior to enrolling in this course. Students should be co-enrolled in PHYS 211 or have already completed it.

PHYS 212 College Physics II is an algebra-based physics course designed to provide a general, conceptual understanding of the principles of physics related to thermodynamics, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and optics. 

PHYS 212L College Physics II Lab: This course consists of two hours of laboratory per week and the assignments derived from the lecture course, PHYS 212. The students will collect data using interfaced probeware, apply a variety of data analysis tools, and investigate mathematical relationships by using simulation software. Students are expected to have a fundamental understanding Microsoft Excel prior to enrolling in this course. Students should be co-enrolled in PHYS 212 or have already completed it.

Students should have completed Math 103 College Algebra and Math 105 Trigonometry before enrolling in PHYS 211. Students should have already completed PHYS 211 before enrolling in PHYS 212. 

For further details, please login as a guest to view a recent version of the course syllabi and a sample recorded lecture discussing the course syllabus at:

https://lms.ndus.edu/course/view.php?id=4882

 

University Physics 

PHYS 251 University Physics I: Four hours of lecture. A calculus based physics course designed to provide Science and Engineering majors with a deeper understanding of the principles of physics related to motion, energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics. This course is intended as an alternative to PHSY 211, not sequential to it. Upon transferring to another NDUS institution, the four course credits obtained in taking this course at MSU may be reduced to three credits. Students should have already completed MATH 165 before enrolling in this course. Students should co-enroll in PHYS 251L.

PHYS 251L University Physics I Lab: This course consists of two hours of laboratory per week and the assignments derived from the lecture course, PHYS 251. The students will collect data using interfaced probeware, apply a variety of data analysis tools, and investigate mathematical relationships by using simulation software. Students are expected to have a fundamental understanding Microsoft Excel prior to enrolling in this course. Students should be co-enrolled in PHYS 251 or have already completed it.

PHYS 252 University Physics II: Four hours of lecture. A calculus-based physics course designed to provide Science and Engineering majors with a deeper understanding of the principles of physics related to thermodynamics, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and optics. Students should have already completed MATH 165 before enrolling in this course. Students should co-enroll in PHYS 252L.

PHYS 252L University Physics II Lab: This course consists of two hours of laboratory per week and the assignments derived from the lecture course, PHYS 252. The students will collect data using interfaced probeware, apply a variety of data analysis tools, and investigate mathematical relationships by using simulation software. Students are expected to have a fundamental understanding Microsoft Excel prior to enrolling this course. Students should be co-enrolled in PHYS 252 or have already completed it.

Students should have completed Math 165 Calculus I or higher before enrolling in PHYS 251 or 252.   

For further details, please login as a guest to view a recent version of the course syllabi and a sample recorded lecture discussing the course syllabus at:

https://lms.ndus.edu/course/view.php?id=4882

 

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Mayville State online and distance courses cost $285 per credit for tuition and fees. (Tuition is subject to change without notice.) Books and materials are additional.  Nondegree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

 

Please contact Dr. Tom Gonnella with questions regarding these courses.