Mark Somers, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 221

480-461-7005

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

MWF office hours are held in PS221.

TR office hours are held in PS100 (the Physical Science Tutoring Center).

Additional office hours are also available by appointment.

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25858
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 25858 must also register for .
25863
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 25863 must also register for .
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
25845
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 25845 must also register for .

25847
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 25847 must also register for .

25846
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 25846 must also register for .
25848
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 25848 must also register for .

Spring 2020

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
26472
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 26472 must also register for .

26490
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

10 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 26490 must also register for .

26473
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 26473 must also register for .
27273
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Open

10 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27273 must also register for .
PHY241 University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena 4 Credits
Heat, entropy, and laws of thermodynamics; wave propagation; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to special relativity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY116 or PHY131 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27786
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27786 must also register for .

27787
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27787 must also register for .

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