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Physics / Astronomy

Quick Facts

Summary

Our courses are designed to give you an understanding of how and why the physical world works and to apply that knowledge to solving real world technical problems.

We offer a variety of physics courses that 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.

Reasons to Study Physics / Astronomy

  • Complete a variety of investigations in:
    • Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Waves
    • Electricity & magnetism
    • Electronics
    • Optics
    • Modern physics
  • Study in laboratories equipped with the latest technology
  • Complete a broad range of activities in planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy
  • Use a variety of telescopes to view the sky

Courses

 

Contact

Northeast Campus

Raymond Benge
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Call 817-515-6845

Email raymond.benge@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Juan Barbarin-Castillo
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-7341

Email j.barbarin-castillo@tccd.edu

South Campus

Charles Moore
Instructor of Physics

Call 817-515-4887

Email charles.moore@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Samantha Caputi
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-3019

Email samantha.caputi@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Taylor M. Hughlett
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-1651

Email taylor.hughlett@tccd.edu

Updated November 02, 2021