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PHYS0101A-S13

CRN: 21575

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.

PHYS0109A-S13

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.

PHYS0109X-S13

CRN: 20007

Newtonian Physics
Newtonian Physics Lab

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.

PHYS0109Y-S13

CRN: 20008

Newtonian Physics
Newtonian Physics Lab

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.

PHYS0109Z-S13

CRN: 20009

Newtonian Physics
Newtonian Physics Lab

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.

PHYS0110A-S13

CRN: 20436

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.

PHYS0110W-S13

CRN: 21237

Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity & Magnetism Lab

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.

PHYS0110X-S13

CRN: 20439

Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity & Magnetism Lab

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.

PHYS0110Y-S13

CRN: 20440

Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity & Magnetism Lab

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.

PHYS0110Z-S13

CRN: 20791

Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity & Magnetism Lab

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.

PHYS0202A-S13

CRN: 20429

Quantum Physics Applications

Quantum Physics and Applications
This course introduces quantum theory and statistical mechanics, and explores the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the Schrödinger 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.

PHYS0212A-S13

CRN: 20425

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 0400-level physics courses. (MATH 0122; PHYS 0110 concurrent or prior) 4.5 hrs. lect.

PHYS0302A-S13

CRN: 22183

Electromagnetic Theory

Electromagnetic Waves
Maxwell's theory of the electromagnetic field provides the basis of our understanding of the nature of light, radio waves, infrared radiation, X-rays, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. This course examines the behavior of electromagnetic waves starting from Maxwell's equations, the fundamental laws of electromagnetism. Topics include wave propagation in different materials; reflection and refraction at interfaces; applications in space communications, optics, and other fields; and relativistic electrodynamics. (PHYS 0301) 3 hr. lect.

PHYS0330A-S13

CRN: 22184

Analytical Mechanics

Analytical Mechanics
An intermediate-level course in the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid body motion. The topics will include: analysis and application of Newton's law of mechanics; the concepts of work, energy, and power; energy conservation; momentum and momentum conservation; torque, angular momentum, and angular momentum conservation; oscillatory motion; and central-force motion. Lagrange's and Hamilton's formulations of classical mechanics will be introduced with emphasis placed on developing problem-solving strategies and techniques. (PHYS 0109 and PHYS 0212, or by waiver; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect.

PHYS0401A-S13

CRN: 22185

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics
A fundamental course in quantum mechanics aimed at understanding the mathematical structure of the theory and its application to physical phenomena at the atomic and nuclear levels. Topics include the basic postulates of quantum mechanics, operator formalism, Schrödinger equation, one-dimensional and central potentials, angular momentum and spin, perturbation theory, and systems of identical particles. (PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect.

PHYS0500A-S13

CRN: 20721

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500B-S13

CRN: 20057

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500C-S13

CRN: 20720

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500D-S13

CRN: 20938

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500E-S13

CRN: 20939

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500F-S13

CRN: 20793

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500G-S13

CRN: 20940

Ind. Study & Special Topic

Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0704A-S13

CRN: 21786

Senior Project

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

PHYS0704B-S13

CRN: 21790

Senior Project

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

PHYS0704C-S13

CRN: 21791

Senior Project

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

PHYS0704D-S13

CRN: 21792

Senior Project

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

PHYS0704F-S13

CRN: 21793

Senior Project

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

PHYS0704G-S13

CRN: 21794

Senior Project

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

PHYS0705A-S13

CRN: 20722

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)

PHYS0705B-S13

CRN: 20066

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)

PHYS0705C-S13

CRN: 20723

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)

PHYS0705D-S13

CRN: 20941

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)

PHYS0705E-S13

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)

PHYS0705F-S13

CRN: 20794

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)

PHYS0705G-S13

CRN: 20943

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)