Physics

Physics

Recommended Schedule 3+2 Program, Dual Degree Program

Fall              Spring      
Freshman Year            
CHM 111   4 credits   CHM 112   4 credits
MAT 111   3 credits   MAT 112   4 credits
PHY 107   4 credits   PHY 223   4 credits
             
Sophomore Year            
MAT 211   4 credits   MAT 222   4 credits
PHY 224   4 credits   PHY 225   4 credits
EGR 207 or 211   3 credits   PHY 226   4 credits
        EGR 208   3 credits
             
Junior Year            
Students must complete the following list of courses during their third year at Canisius, and during their subsequent studies at an Engineering institution.  Some course will satisfy electives in both the Physics Major and the Engineering Major, many are offered on a two-year alternating cycle.  Careful advising is necessary to insure timely completion.  The courses are:  EGR 211, EGR 214, PHY 330, PHY 331, PHY 332, PHY335, PHY 443, PHY 350, PHY 351, PHY 445, PHY 446, PHY 447, PHY 498

Courses

EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering Design         3 credits
This first course is an introduction to the field of engineering.  Students are introduced to engineering analysis and design through projects in robotics.  The students will gain an overview of the various engineering fields and will be instructed in professional ethics and etiquette.  Fall

EGR 211 Thermodynamics           3 credits
Fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium. Applications to physical and chemical systems. Prerequisite: PHY 223.  Fall

EGR 207 Engineering Statics           3 credits
Students study forces and torques on rigid bodies, couples, moments, centroids and moments of inertia. They consider Equilibrium conditions, friction, free body diagrams, applications to beams, trusses, frames and other structures. Prerequisites: PHY 223, MAT 112. Fall

EGR 208 Engineering Dynamics           3 credits
Students learn kinematics of particles and rigid objects. Topics include D’Alembert’s Principle, moving reference frames, work-energy methods, impulse and momentum, and vibration with applications to engineering problems. Prerequisite: EGR 207.  Spring
 
EGR 211 Thermodynamics           3 credits
Students study the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium with applications to physical and chemical systems. Prerequisite: PHY 223.  Fall

EGR 214 Strength of Materials          3 credits
Students investigate the behavior of materials under mechanical loading. The topics include stress and strain relationships, shear, bending moments, torsion, deflection, beams, columns, energy methods and failure criteria. Prerequisite: EGR 207.  Spring

Recommended Schedule: 2+2 program

Fall           Spring      
Freshman Year            
CHM 111   4 credits   CHM 112   4 credits
EGR 111   3 credits   Elective (optional)   3 credits
PHY 107 or Elective   3 credits   PHY 223   4 credits
MAT 111   4 credits   MAT 112   4 credits
             
Sophomore Year            
MAT 211   4 credits   MAT 222   4 credits
PHY 224   4 credits   PHY 225   4 credits
EGR 211   3 credits   PHY 226 or Elective   4 credits
Elective or PHY 107   3 credits   EGR 208 or Elective   3 credits
EGR 207 or Elective   3 credits   EGR 214 or Elective   3 credits


1 Electives will be chosen with the advice of a faculty advisor. ECO 101 and ECO 102 are recommended. Students considering chemical engineering should take CHM 227 and CHM 228. Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly encouraged to avoid difficulties in the transfer process. Other courses may be necessary depending on intended engineering major.