Physics / Astronomy

Career Coach buttonOur courses are designed to give students an understanding of how and why the physical world works and to apply that knowledge to solving real world technical problems.

We provide a variety of courses in physics that fully prepare both science majors and non-science majors for transfer to universities or entrance in professional schools.

Physics is a basic physical science dealing with:

  • Mechanics – force, energy and motion
  • Sound
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Atomic structure

Astronomy is a branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.

Physics and Astronomy Students

  • Complete a variety of investigations in mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, electronics, optics and modern physics.
  • Have access to laboratories equipped with the latest technology.
  • Complete a broad range of activities in planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy.
  • Have access to a variety of telescopes for ample viewing.

 

Contact

Northeast Campus
Marles McCurdy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
817-515-6559
marles.mccurdy@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus
Shannon Starnes, Instructor of Physics
817-515-7233
shannon.starnes@tccd.edu

South Campus
Charles Moore, Instructor of Physics
817-515-4887
charles.moore@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus
John J. Coniglio, Ph.D., Chair, Physical Sciences Department
817-515-3148
john.coniglio@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus
Mark Eley, Chair, Life Sciences
817-515-1405
mark.eley@tccd.edu

 

 

Updated August 28, 2013

 

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