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Phy 101: Introductory Physics 4 credits

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 credits

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 credit

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 credits

Corequisite: Phy 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 192: Intermediate Physics Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: Phy 102.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH3:00–4:50SC 20

Phy 201: General Physics I 4 credits

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 credits

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 credits

Corequisite: Phy 201.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 292: General Physics II Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: Phy 202.

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

Phy 303: Experimental Physics 2 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 11

Phy 356: Mechanics I 3 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

Corequisite: Phy 408.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 490: Research in Physics 1 credit

Research project in physics under faculty supervision.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Phy 493: Optics Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: Phy 403.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH3:00–4:50SC200

Phy 497: Independent Study 1 credit

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 credits

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 credits

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.