Owen Michael Dix, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 215

480-461-7016

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:50 AM - 10:50 AM11:45 AM - 12:45 PM9:50 AM - 10:50 AM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

9:50am-10:50am Mon, Wed, Fri Office Hrs located in PS106

11:45am-12:45pm Tue Office Hr located in PS106

12:00pm-1:00pm Thu Office Hr located in PS100 (Physical Science Tutoring Center).

Other office hours are available by appointment.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
27423
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27423 must also register for .

27421
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27421 must also register for .

27424
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27424 must also register for .

27422
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27422 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
27435
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Closed

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27435 must also register for .

27436
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/09/2024
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27436 must also register for .

Fall 2024

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
14125
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14125 must also register for .

14127
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14127 must also register for .

14126
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14126 must also register for .

14128
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14128 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
15311
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15311 must also register for .

15312
Dobson Campus

PS106 - Physics Laboratory

In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15312 must also register for .

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