PHYS - Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1001  Intro to Physical Science  (3 Credits)  

For non-science students. Emphasis on concepts and methods of physical sciences. Topics range from gravitation and astronomy to modern scientific frauds.

PHYS 1007  Intro to Astronomy  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the historical development and current status of astronomy. The solar system, stars and galaxies, quasars, pulsars, black holes and models of the universe and its history. Eight-inch and 16-inch telescopes are used for observation on clear nights.

PHYS 1701  General Physics I  (3 Credits)  

Mechanics, sound and heat. Corequisite: MATH 1401 MATH 1015 and PHYS 1811.

Prerequisites: MATH 1015 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1401 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1501 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 1702  General Physics II  (3 Credits)  

Elementary electricity and magnetism, optics and elementary modern physics. Corequisite: MATH 1411 and PHYS 1812.

PHYS 1705  Principles of Physics I  (3 Credits)  

Vectors, kinematics and dynamics, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, introduction to Maxwell's equations, physical and geometrical optics and elementary modern physics. Corequisite: MATH 1401-1411 and PHYS 1815-1816 or permission of instructor.

PHYS 1706  Principles of Physics II  (3 Credits)  

Vectors, kinematics and dynamics, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, introduction to Maxwell's equations, physical and geometrical optics and elementary modern physics. Corequisite: MATH 1401-1411 and PHYS 1815-1816or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: PHYS 1812 (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 1816 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 1811  Physics Laboratory I  (1 Credit)  

Experiments in mechanics, sound, heat, light, electricity, and magnetism and radiation. Statistical analysis. Lab fee $25 for each course. Corequisite: MATH 1401-1411 or MATH 1015, and PHYS 1701-1702 or PHYS 1705-1706.

PHYS 1812  Physics Laboratory II  (1 Credit)  

Experiments in mechanics, sound, heat, light, electricity, and magnetism and radiation. Statistical analysis. Lab fee $25 for each course. Corequisite: MATH 1401-1411, and PHYS 1701-1702 or PHYS 1705-1706.

Prerequisites: (PHYS 1702 (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 1706 (may be taken concurrently))  
PHYS 1815  Physics Lab and Data Analy I  (2 Credits)  

Scientific programming with applications to data analysis in addition to all experiments in PHYS 1811. Additional topics include linear regression and numerical integration. Lab fee $25. Corequisites: MATH 1401, PHYS 1705.

Prerequisites: MATH 1501 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1401 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 1816  Physics Lab and Data Analy II  (1 Credit)  

See PHYS 1812 Data analysis involves programs discussed in PHYS 1815. Prerequisite: PHYS 1815. Lab fee $25. Corequisite: MATH 1411 and PHYS 1706..

Prerequisites: PHYS 1815 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 2112  Phys Appl of Math Techniques  (4 Credits)  

Selected applications of differential equations, vectors, matrices and determinants, Sturm-Liouville theory and orthogonal functions, numerical analysis, and probability and statistics to the physical sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 2411 and PHYS 1706 or PHYS 1702.

Prerequisites: MATH 2411 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 1706 (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 1702 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 2185  Intro to Modern Physics  (4 Credits)  

Special relativity, kinetic theory and thermodynamics, early quantum theory, atomic models, particle physics. Prerequisite: a year of general physics. Corequisite: MATH 2411 or permission of instructor.

PHYS 2186  Waves and Oscillations  (3 Credits)  

Oscillations of particles and rigid bodies; vibrations and waves in one to three dimensions; sound and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisite: MATH 2411, PHYS 2185.

Prerequisites: MATH 2411 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 2185 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 2883  Electronics I  (3 Credits)  

Circuit analysis; electronic instruments; digital and analog integrated circuits; microcomputer interfacing. One laboratory meeting per week. Prerequisite: a year of general physics. Corequisite: MATH 2411.

PHYS 3119  Math Methods of Physics I  (4 Credits)  

Vector analysis. Curvilinear coordinate systems. Determinants and matrices. Infinite series. Functions of a complex variable. Second order differential equations and Sturm-Liouville theory. Fourier series. Integral equations. Calculus of variations. Probability. Prerequisite: MATH 2411, PHYS 2112.

Prerequisites: MATH 2411 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 2112 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3121  Mechanics I  (3 Credits)  

Newtonian mechanics; particle motion in one, two and three dimensions; systems of particles; rigid body motion; gravity; introductory Lagrangian formalism; small vibrations; special relativity; mechanics of continuous media. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3122  Mechanics II  (3 Credits)  

Newtonian mechanics; particle motion in one, two and three dimensions; systems of particles; rigid body motion; gravity; introductory Lagrangian formalism; small vibrations; special relativity; mechanics of continuous media. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3185  Electricity and Magnetism I  (3 Credits)  

Boundary value problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell¿s equations in differential form; time-dependent fields; plasma physics; radiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3186  Electricity and Magnetism II  (3 Credits)  

Boundary value problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations in differential form; time-dependent fields; plasma physics; radiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3217  Modern Optics  (3 Credits)  

Mathematics of wave motion; physical optics, including polarization, diffraction and interference. Selected topics of current interest; fiber optics, integrated optics, lasers, holography and the principles of spectroscopy. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3812  Advanced Laboratory I  (2 Credits)  

PHYS 3811 and PHYS 3814 together cover a set of historically important experiments. PHYS 3812 and PHYS 3815 cover these same experiments to greater depth with additional topics. Lab fee $25 for each course. .Prerequisites: PHYS 2883. Fall Semester: PHYS 3811 (1 credit), 3812 (2 credits). Spring Semester: PHYS 3814 (1 credit), 3815 (2 credits).

Prerequisites: PHYS 2883 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3815  Advanced Laboratory II  (2 Credits)  

PHYS 3811 and PHYS 3814 together cover a set of historically important experiments. PHYS 3812 and PHYS 3815 cover these same experiments to greater depth with additional topics. Lab fee $25 for each course. Prerequisites: PHYS 2883. Fall Semester: PHYS 3811 (1 credit), 3812 (2 credits). Spring Semester: PHYS 3814 (1 credit), 3815 (2 credits).

Prerequisites: PHYS 2883 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 3894  Physics Internship I  (3 Credits)  
PHYS 4101  Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

Selected topics in physics chosen by the instructor.

PHYS 4211  Quantum Mechanics I  (3 Credits)  

Wave mechanics in one and three dimensions, hydrogen atom, spin, exclusion principle and multi-electron atoms in external fields. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory with applications, scattering theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 3412 or PHYS 2186; PHYS 3185.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3412 (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 3185 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 4212  Quantum Mechanics II  (3 Credits)  

Wave mechanics in one and three dimensions, hydrogen atom, spin, exclusion principle and multi-electron atoms in external fields. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory with applications, scattering theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 3412 or PHYS 2186; PHYS 3185.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3412 (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 2186 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 3185 (may be taken concurrently)  
PHYS 4219  Statistical Physics  (3 Credits)  

Kinetic theory; quantum statistics; systems of interacting particles. Applications to solids. Prerequisite: PHYS 2186.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2186  
PHYS 4290  Research in Physics I  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to the methods of original investigation in experimental or theoretical physics. (For selected seniors majoring in physics) Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PHYS 4812  Advanced Laboratory III  (2 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall Semester: PHYS 4811 (1 credit), 4812 (2 credits). Spring Semester: PHYS 4814 (1 credit), 4815 (2 credits). Supervised research.

PHYS 4815  Advanced Laboratory IV  (2 Credits)  

Lab fee $25 for each course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall Semester: PHYS 4811 (1 credit), 4812 (2 credits). Spring Semester: PHYS 4814 (1 credit), 4815 (2 credits). Supervised research.

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