Courses

PHU 101 – Astronomy (3 Cr)

This elective course is designed for the students of the College of Business to fulfill part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in a survey manner using only pre-calculus mathematics. The covered material includes spectroscopy, telescopes, the solar system and its formation theories, the life cycle of stars, galaxies and the general structure of the universe, and an introduction to cosmology.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 102 –The Science of Energy and the Environment (3Cr)

This elective course is designed for College of Business students to fulfil part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in an interactive manner with the students with a minimum use of mathematics. The course material covers topics ranging from basic energy concepts to fossil fuels, including oil and gas, renewable and nuclear energy sources and usage. The course also covers the environmental issues as they pertain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region and globally.
Within the context of global energy and oil prices crisis, the course also covers renewable energy resources that might displace or be substitutes for oil in the future. Finally, the course aims to familiarize business students with general scientific issues that influence the energy economy of Saudi Arabia, the economy in which the business students will be conducting their future business activities
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 103 – Mechanics and Waves for Engineers (3Cr)

The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, energy and momentum conservation, harmonic motion, mechanical waves, and sound. The course includes a mandatory laboratory.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MAT 101 (Calculus I).

PHU 103 L – Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Labs (1Cr)

This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 103.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHU 103

PHU 124 – Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers (3Cr)

The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics.
Prerequisite: PHU 103

PHU 124 L – Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Labs (1Cr)

This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 124.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHU 124

PHU 205 – Mechanics and Waves for Life Sciences (3Cr)

The material of the course is algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, solids/fluids, harmonic motion and mechanical waves.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 205 L – Mechanics and Waves for Life Sciences (1Cr)

This constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 205.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHU 205

PHU 216 – Electromagnetism and Optics for Life Sciences (3Cr)

The material of the course is algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics.
Prerequisite: PHU 205.

PHU 216 L – Electromagnetism and Optics for Life Sciences Labs (3Cr)

This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 216.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHU 216



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