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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.


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: 20007 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20008 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20009 
Newtonian Physics


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.


CRN: 21237 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20439 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20440 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20791 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20429 
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: 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 0400level physics courses. (MATH 0122; PHYS 0110 concurrent or prior) 4.5 hrs. lect.


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, Xrays, 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.


CRN: 22184 
Analytical Mechanics
Analytical Mechanics
An intermediatelevel 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 centralforce motion. Lagrange's and Hamilton's formulations of classical mechanics will be introduced with emphasis placed on developing problemsolving strategies and techniques. (PHYS 0109 and PHYS 0212, or by waiver; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect.


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, SchrÃ¶dinger equation, onedimensional 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.


CRN: 20721 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20057 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20720 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20938 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20939 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20793 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20940 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 21786 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 21790 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 21791 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 21792 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 21793 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 21794 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


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)


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)


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)


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)


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: 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)


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)
