Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

PHYS 301 Seminar in Physics

Focus on current topics in physics not covered in existing departmental offerings. Oral presentation required. Class attendance mandatory.
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Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 2 credit hours

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 320 Mathematical Methods I

Vector calculus, integration techniques, complex variables, ordinary differential equations, and Taylor series. Emphasis on applications to advanced physical sciences and engineering.
3

Prerequisites

MATH 132 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 321 Elementary Modern Physics

Relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, cosmology, and introduction to quantum mechanics.
3

Prerequisites

PHYS 241 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 323 Elementary Modern Physics Laboratory

(3 Laboratory) Lab course introducing students to error analysis techniques and experiments in modern physics, including atomic physics, radioactivity, and quantum effects.
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Prerequisites

Concurrent Prerequisite PHYS 321 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 340 Mechanics

Intermediate course in classical mechanics. Reference frames, Newton's Laws, work and energy, oscillatory, central force and rigid body motion, and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics.
4

Prerequisites

(PHYS 241 with a minimum grade of D-) and (PHYS 320 or MATH 233 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 341 Electricity and Magnetism I

Intermediate study of classical electromagnetism. Electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric and magnetic fields in matter, and electrodynamics.
3

Prerequisites

(PHYS 241 with a minimum grade of D-) and (PHYS 320 or MATH 233 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 342 Electricity and Magnetism II

Continued intermediate study of classical electromagnetism. Electrodynamics continued, electromagnetic waves and radiation, electrodynamics and relativity.
3

Prerequisites

PHYS 341 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 343 Electronics

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Analysis of analog and digital circuits.
3

Prerequisites

(PHYS 241 and PHYS 320 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 345 Quantum Mechanics I

Wave functions and probability, Schrodinger equation, Dirac notation and matrix formulation of quantum mechanics.
3

Prerequisites

(PHYS 320 and PHYS 321 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 347 Optics

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Geometrical, wave, and physical optics, lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments.
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Prerequisites

(PHYS 241 and MATH 132 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 355 Computer Applications in Physics

(2 lecture, 2 laboratory) Introduction to MATLAB with specific applications to physical problems, simulation of systems, and data acquisition and analysis.
3

Prerequisites

(PHYS 241 with a minimum grade of D-) and (PHYS 320 or MATH 233 with a minimum grade of D-)

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 360 Laboratory Physics

(1 lecture, 3 laboratory) Advanced laboratory skills and analysis methods in physics.
2

Prerequisites

PHYS 323 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required

PHYS 370 Research I

Independent experimental, computational or theoretical research in physics. Conferences with research advisor and a research proposal are required. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours per credit hour.)
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Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 6 credit hours

Course Fee

Differential Tuition Required