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Phy 101: Introductory Physics

4 cr.

Structure and properties of matter, kinematics, dynamics, statics, and conservation of energy and momentum. Lecture and lab.

Corequisite: Ma 103.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 102: Intermediate Physics

4 cr.

Rotation, wave motion, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50SC 22

Phy 110: Physics Survey

1 cr.

An introduction to physics as an academic subject, career possibilities and basic laboratory experience in physics experiments.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 191: Introductory Physics Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 192: Intermediate Physics Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 102.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH3:00–4:50SC 20

Phy 201: General Physics I

4 cr.

Mechanics (including force, kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, fluids and wave motion) and thermodynamics. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Ma 200.

Corequisite: Ma 201.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 202: General Physics II

5 cr.

Electricity and magnetism including capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, Magnetic fields, magnetic induction, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, properties of light, optical images, interference and diffraction. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Phy 201, Ma 201.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWTHF8:00–8:50SC 22

Phy 291: General Physics I Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 201.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 292: General Physics II Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 202.

Sec Days Time Room
1T8:00–9:50SC 20
2TH9:00–10:50SC 20

Phy 303: Experimental Physics

2 cr.

An advanced lab course involving an in-depth research project or advanced physics experiments. Special focus on numerical methods of data analysis.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 308: Electromagnetics I

3 cr.

Electrostatic and magnetostatic applications of divergence, gradient, and curl, dielectrics and dielectric media, field boundary value problems, with applications to engineering.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 302.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 309: Electromagnetics II

3 cr.

Magnetostatics, magnetic properties, induction, Maxwell's equations and propagation of electromagnetic radiation.

Prerequisites: Eng 308 or Phy 308 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50SC 22

Phy 356: Mechanics I

3 cr.

Matrix and vector analysis, Newtonian mechanics, relativistic mechanics, gravitational attraction and potentials, oscillatory motion and nonlinear oscillations.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 301.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 357: Mechanics II

3 cr.

Calculus of variations, Lagrangian mechanics, Hamiltonian mechanics, celestial mechanics, central force motion, multi-particle systems, non-inertial reference frames, rigid body motion, mechanical wave motion and Fourier analysis.

Prerequisite: Phy 356.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 402: Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics

3 cr.

Collisional and transport properties of gases; conservation of energy; ideal gas energetics; enthalpy, entropy, and free energy calculations; statistical mechanics; heat engines; engineering applications of thermodynamics.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 301.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 403: Optics

3 cr.

Geometrical and physical optics for understanding theoretical and practical aspects of modern optical technology. Studies include laser fundamentals, holography, photonics, image processing and optical test devices. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW4:00–4:50SC200

Phy 408: Modern Physics

3 cr.

Historical development of Modern Physics beginning with special relativity, including important topics from quantum physics, atomic structure and models, the hydrogen atom, molecules, solids, nuclear physics, lasers, elementary particles, statistical mechanics, astrophysics, cosmology, etc. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

Corequisite: Ma 301.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 409: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I

3 cr.

Review of the history of Quantum Theory. The uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation, the free particle, square well potentials, harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum and other selected wave mechanics problems.

Prerequisites: Phy 408, Ma 302.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 410: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II

3 cr.

Review of barrier problems, the harmonic oscillator, and angular momentum using matrix methods. Problems involving perturbation theory, one-electron atoms, magnetic moments, spin, the helium atom and scattering theory.

Prerequisite: Phy 409.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 488: Modern Physics Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 408.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 490: Research in Physics

1 cr.

Research project in physics under faculty supervision.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

Phy 493: Optics Lab

0 cr.

Corequisite: Phy 403.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH3:00–4:50SC200

Phy 497: Independent Study

1 cr.

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 498: Independent Study

2 cr.

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Phy 499: Independent Study

3 cr.

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

This course is not offered this academic year.