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CRN: 21950 
Physical Reality Human Thought
Physical Reality and Human Thought
This course for nonscience students will explore major ideas that shape our understanding of physical reality. The course will focus on the developments of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum theory. The physical content of these ideas will be emphasized in a nonmathematical way, and their philosophical implications discussed. Tracing the historical development of physical theories will convey a sense of the evolutionary and revolutionary aspects of scientific progress. The course concludes with contemporary attempts to understand the evolution of the universe in terms of the most fundamental physical principles. (Not open to students who have completed PHYS 0201.) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 20004 
Newtonian Physics
Newtonian Physics
This course examines motion as it occurs throughout the universe. Topics covered include inertia, force, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, linear momentum, collisions, gravitation, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum, and oscillatory motion. Emphasis is on practical applications in physics, engineering, the life sciences, and everyday life. Laboratory work and lecture demonstrations illustrate basic physical principles. (Students in PHYS 0109 should be enrolled concurrently in MATH 0121 or MATH 0122 or have completed a high school or college calculus course.) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 22401 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20007 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20008 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20009 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20446 
Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism
The physical principles of electricity and magnetism are developed and applied to the electrical structure of matter and the electromagnetic nature of light. Practical topics from electricity and magnetism include voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, and AC and DC circuits. Laboratory work includes an introduction to electronics and to important instruments such as the oscilloscope. (PHYS 0109; MATH 0122 concurrent or prior) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 21269 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20449 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20450 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20810 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20439 
Quantum Physics Applications
Quantum Physics and Applications
This course introduces quantum theory and statistical mechanics, and explores the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the SchrÃ¶dinger wave equation, and wave mechanics. These techniques are then applied to atomic, molecular, nuclear, and elementary particle systems. (PHYS 0201; PHYS 0212 concurrent or prior) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 20435 
Applied Math For Phys. Science
Applied Mathematics for the Physical Sciences
This course concentrates on the methods of applied mathematics used for treating the partial differential equations that commonly arise in physics, chemistry, and engineering. Topics include differential vector calculus, Fourier series, and other orthogonal function sets. Emphasis will be given to physical applications of the mathematics. Both analytic and numerical methods are employed. This course is a prerequisite for all 0300 and 0400level physics courses. (MATH 0122; PHYS 0110 concurrent or prior) 4.5 hrs. lect.


CRN: 21949 
Topics In Contemporary Physics
Topics in Contemporary Physics
This course explores an area of current interest in physics. The topic varies from year to year, depending on faculty and student interest. The emphasis is on thorough exploration of a contemporary field of physics accessible to students with an intermediate undergraduate physics background. Students will be consulted before selection of the course topic, and a detailed description will be provided before fall term registration. (PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212; additional prerequisites may be imposed.)


CRN: 20733 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20058 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20732 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20812 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20961 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20963 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 22217 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 22221 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 22222 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 22225 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 22226 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 22227 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 20734 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)


CRN: 20067 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)


CRN: 20735 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)


CRN: 20813 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)


CRN: 20964 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)


CRN: 20069 
Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)
