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CRN: 22350 
Physics for Educated Citizens
Physics for Educated Citizens
In this course for nonscience majors we will explore topics of current interest—climate change, energy resources, nuclear processes, radiation, satellite communication—and show how each is understood within the context of physics. Our resources will be a textbook, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents, and nontechnical articles of your choosing. Our goals will be to develop a working knowledge of physics as it applies to important topics, to effectively communicate that knowledge through discussions and oral presentations, and to develop an understanding of how science is grounded in data and thoroughly intertwined with society. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1381). 3 hrs. lect./disc.


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. (MATH 0121 or MATH 0122 concurrent or prior; students who have taken high school calculus or other college calculus courses should consult with the instructor prior to registration) 3 hrs. lect/3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 21970 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20007 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20008 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20009 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 20386 
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: 21110 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20389 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20390 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20714 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 20379 
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.


CRN: 20375 
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: 22474 
Cosmology
Cosmology
Cosmology is the study of the Universe as a whole entity, including the origin, evolution, and ultimate fate of the entire Universe. In this course we will study the Big Bang, inflation, primordial nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background, the formation of galaxies, and largescale structure. The course will link observations to theory in order to address some of the current open questions in cosmology such as: what are the forms of matter and energy distributed in the Universe? What is the expansion rate of the Universe and how has it changed with time? What is the age of the Universe? What is the shape of the Universe? (PHYS 0201, PHYS 0202, and PHYS 0212) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 21663 
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, 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: 20650 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20856 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20857 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 20859 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 21393 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 20651 
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: 20652 
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: 20858 
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: 20060 
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: 20860 
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: 20061 
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)
