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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 

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

Northwest Campus

Juan Barbarin-Castillo, Physical Sciences Chair
817-515-7341
j.barbarin-castillo@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 November 22, 2017