Mark Somers, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 221

480-461-7005

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM12:00 PM - 12:55 PM10:00 AM - 10:55 AM12:00 PM - 12:55 PM10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

MWF Office hours are held in PS106

Tuesday office hour is held in PS100 (The Physical Science Tutoring Center)

Thursday office hour is held in my office, PS221

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4 Credits
Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220 or MAT221 or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29393
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29393 must also register for .
29395
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29395 must also register for .
29394
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29394 must also register for .
29396
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29396 must also register for .
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4 Credits
Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT230 or MAT231 or permission of Department or Division and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31076
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 31076 must also register for .
31077
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 31077 must also register for .

Spring 2023

PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4 Credits
Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220 or MAT221 or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29237
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29237 must also register for .
29238
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
Live Online
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29238 must also register for .
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4 Credits
Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT230 or MAT231 or permission of Department or Division and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29260
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29260 must also register for .
29249
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29249 must also register for .
29239
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29239 must also register for .
29250
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/11/2023
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29250 must also register for .

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