

PHYS 1114
APPLIED PHYSICS
Offered: Fall A survey of selected topics in physics. The "scientific method", mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat, electricity, sound, light, and nuclear radiation will be studied. Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of PHYS 2014, PHYS 2024, PHYS 2114, or PHYS 2124. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 2000
PHYSICS LABORATORY I
Corequisite: PHYS 2014 or PHYS 2114.
PHYS 2010
PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Corequisite: PHYS 2024 or PHYS 2124.
PHYS 2014
PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES I
Offered: Fall and summer (on demand). Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 1113 or consent of the instructor. Corequisite: PHYS 2000 Open to freshmen. A broad survey course emphasizing the understanding of the principles of physics necessary for students not specifically interested in advanced work in physics, chemistry or engineering. Topics include mechanics, heat, sound, wave motion, and fluid mechanics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 2024
PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES II
Offered: Spring and summer (on demand). Prerequisite: PHYS 2014 or permission of instructor. Corequiste: PHYS 2010 Continuation of PHYS 2014, covering electricity and magnetism, light, relativity, particle physics, and quantum effects. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 2114
GENERAL PHYSICS I
Offered: Fall Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2924 Corequisite: PHYS 2000 Introductory mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and sound. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 2124
GENERAL PHYSICS II
Offred: Spring Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; prerequisite or corequisite, MATH 2934. Corequisite: PHYS 2010 Introductory electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics, and elementary quantum concepts. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 3001
COLLOQUIUM
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Junior standing Attendance required of students interested in physics concentration. Discussion of advanced topics in current physical theory. Student presentations are required. Lecture discussion one hour.
PHYS 3003
OPTICS
Offered: Spring even years Prerequisite: PHYS 2124 or consent of instructor. Introduction to geometrical and physical optics. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 3011
COLLOQUIUM
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Junior standing Attendance required of students interested in physics concentration. Discussion of advanced topics in current physical theory. Student presentations are required. Lecture discussion one hour.
PHYS 3023
MECHANICS
Offered: Fall even years Prerequisite: PHYS 2114 Corequisite: MATH 3243 The conservation laws. Euler's angles. Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations.
PHYS 3033
RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICS
Offered: On demand Prerequisites: PHSC 1013, PHYS 2014 or CHEM 2124. Theory and exercises in radiological monitoring techniques, neutron activation analysis, and environmental effects of nuclear reactors.
PHYS 3042
INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LAB
Offered: Fall odd years Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 and 2124 For physical science education majors. This course expands and refines essential content and laboratory skills through the modeling and experimental investigation of topics in both classical and modern physics. Note: Will not satisfy the physics elective requirement for students majoring in physical science. Laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 3133
THEORY/ELEC/MAGNETISM I
Offered: Spring even years Prerequisite: PHYS 2124 Gauss's law, potential, Laplace's and Poisson's equations in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, inductance, capacitance, moving charges, dielectric phenomena, and Maxwell's equations.
PHYS 3143
ELECTRONICS
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: PHYS 2124 or ELEG 2113 Amplifiers, power supplies, oscillators, trigger circuits, modulation, and demodulation. Intended to acquaint students with the working principles of the equipment they will use as a physicist. Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 3153
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
Offered: Fall odd years Prerequisites: PHYS 2114, 2124; CHEM 2124. Corequisite: MATH 3243 An introduction to the physics governing the crystalline state of matter. Modern theories describing lattice vibrations, energy bands, crystal binding, and optical properties are presented. These ideas are then applied to the understanding of technologically important areas such as superconductivity, doped semiconductors, ferroelectric materials, and photorefractivity.
PHYS 3213
MODERN PHYSICS
Offerd: Spring odd years Prerequisite: PHYS 2124 Introduction to relativity, waveparticle interactions, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, quantum theory of the hydrogen atom, statistical mechanics, nuclear structure, and elementary particles.
PHYS 3991
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to three credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 3992
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to three credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 3993
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to three credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4001
COLLOQUIUM
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Junior standing Attendance required of students interested in physics concentration. Discussion of advanced topics in current physical theory. Student presentations are required. Lecture discussion one hour.
PHYS 4003
THERMODYNAM/STAT MECH
Offered: Fall even years Prerequisite: PHYS 2124; Prerequiste or corequisite, MATH 3243. Applications of the three laws of thermodynamics, partition functions and transport phenomena.
PHYS 4011
COLLOQUIUM
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Junior standing Attendance required of students interested in physics concentration. Discussion of advanced topics in current physical theory. Student presentations are required. Lecture discussion one hour.
PHYS 4013
QUANTUM MECHANICS
Offered: Fall odd years Prerequisites: PHYS 3213 and MATH 3243 A formal course in wave and matrix mechanics, designed to enable a student to set up and solve the elementary practical problems of quantum mechanics.
PHYS 4113
ADV PHYSICS LABORATORY
Offered: Spring odd years Prerequisite: PHYS 3213 An application and investigation of advanced physical topics in the laboratory. Techniques of experimental [engineering] physics, such as computerized instrumentation, vacuum technology, optics, and electron optics will be applied to investigate various areas of advanced physics. Proper data reduction and analysis will be used to yield meaningful measurements. Intended as a culminating course, previous course work is applied to solve problems in the laboratory. Lecture 1 hour, Lab 5 hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 4213
ADV TOPIC/PHYSIC/ASTRONO
Offered: Fall even years Prerequisite: PHYS 2024 or PHYS 2124 Introduction to relativity, elementary particle physics, quantum dynamics, bigbang cosmology, atomic nucleosynthesis, and large scale structure and exotic states of matter such as black holes. Forces and interactions between the building blocks of matter in addition to cosmological models will be studied to gain insight into the complex universe we observe today. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. $10 laboratory fee.
PHYS 4951
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4952
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4953
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4954
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4991
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4992
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4993
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
PHYS 4994
SP PROB/PHYSIC/ASTRONOMY
Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to significant problems in physics and astronomy. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.
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