Major Courses

101-102. PHYS ICAL SCIENCE (Credit, 4 Hours each semester)(Lecture, 3 hours; Lab., 2 hours). A survey course in physical science treating the most basic principles, concepts, and developments in physics, astronomy, chemistry and geology. This course is not intended for students who plan to major in one of the physical sciences and cannot be substituted for basic courses in any of these fields.

141-142. ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS (Credit, 4 Hours each semester) (lecture, 2 hours; Lab. and Recitation, 4 hours). An in troduction to the basic concepts, principles and models in physics. Prerequisit e: Mathematics 130 or equivalent. No previous course in physics is necessary. < /p>

145. DISCOVERY IN PHYS ICS (Credit, 3 Hours) (Lecture, 2 hours; Recitation, 2 hours). A review and an e xtension of the fundamentals in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. These noti ons are applied to study vectors, static equilibrum, kinematics, and the dynamic s of a single particle. Corequisite: Mathematics 140.

150. QUANTITATlVE REASONING IN PHYSICS (Credit , 3 hours)(Lecture, 2 hours; Recitation, 2 hours). A rigorous study of the dyn amics of a system of particles, energy and moments conservation laws, gravitatio n, and their applications. Prerequisite: Physics 145 or equivalent, Corequisit e: Mathematics 264.

201-202. EARTH SCIENCE I AND ll (Credit, 4 Hours each semester)(Lecture, 3 hour s; Lab., 2 hours). Study of earth with emphasis on its internal constitution an d processes that affect it. History of earth including the development of the a tmosphere and life. Elementary study of gravitational, magnetic, seimic, electr ical and thermal properties of the earth.

206. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY(Credit, 4 Hours)(Lecture, 2 hours, Lab., 3 hours ). A descriptive course in fundamental principles of the solar and stellar systems. Prerequisite: Mathematics 140 or equivalent.

221-222. GENERAL PHYSICS (C redit, 5 Hours each semester).(Lecture, 3 hours; Lab., 2 hours; Problem solving session, 2 hours). An introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and models in classical physics intended for science and engineering majors. Skills in th e elementary theoretical and experimental methods of physics are developed while stdying such topics as mechnics, t˙ermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wav es and optics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 264 for Physics 221, and Mathematics 265 for Physics 222.

251-252. INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS I AND ll (Credit, 5 Hours each semester)(Lecture, 3 hours; Lab., 2 hours; Recitation, 2 hours). A systematic presentation of th e principles and methods of classical physics intended for physics majors. Theo retical and experimental skills will be developed through the study of classical mechanics (a review), thermodynamics (including elementary statistical physics) , electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic phenomena, wave phenomena, optics, sp ecial relativity, and through the application of mechanics and electrodynamics t heory. Prerequisite: Physics 145, 150, or departmental permission. Corequisite : Mathematics 265.

271. MODERN PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A study of selected phenmena in solid st ate, molecular, atomic, and nuclear physics and quantum optics and their explana tion on the basis of current physical theory. This course is designed as a sequ el to Physics 221-222. Prerequisites: Physics 221-222 or Physics 141-142 along with departmental permission. Corequisite: Mathematics 265.

281-282. RADIATION PHYSICS I AND II (C redit, 4 Hours). Interaction of radiation with matter, nuclear energy, x-radiat ion, principles of radiation protection and exposure, public health, radiation i nstrumentation and measurement. Prerequisites: Physics 251-252 or Physics 221- 222 or Physics 141-142.

< p> 311. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). Method of formulating and solvi ng physical problems that involve the use of mathematical tools such as coordina te systems and transformation, Fourier series and orthogonal functions, complex variables, ordinary differential equations, matrices and partial differential eq uations. Prerequisite: Physics 222 or 252, Mathematics 265.

332. THE PHYSICS OF WAVES (Credit, 3 Ho urs). A course of varying content on topics selected from the classical theory of waves and its applications in optics and acoustics. Prerequisite: Physics 251-252 or 221-222 with departmental permision.

341-342. EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I AND II (Credit, 3 Ho urs each semester)(Lecture, 1 hour; Lab., 5 hours). A course in the techniques of experimental physics, including a selection of experiments involving radiati on physics and quantitative evaluations of physical phenomena. Prerequisite: T en hours of introductory physics.

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345. THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Credit, 3 hours). M acroscopic thermodynamics, kinetic theory, transport phenomena, probability, and classical statistical mechanics with applications to equilibrium phenomena. Pr erequisites: Physics 251-252 and 311 or equivalent.

381-382. BIOPHYSICS I AND II (Credit, 5 Hours, e ach semester). Applications of physical principles and instrumentation in bioph ysical measurements. Biological hazards associated with ionizing, radiation, ma in features of safety in the field of radiation, environmental hazards. Prerequ isites: Physics 251-252, Physics 221-222, or equivalent.

400. COMPUTAIONAL PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours) . this course is geared toward the utilization of the computer to solve physics problems. Intermediate and advanced undergraduate topics in mechanics, electro magnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and mathematical physics ar e covered in conjunction with simulation and numerical solution methods of key p hysics equations. Prerequisite: Physics 311 or equivalent.

411. ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (Cred it, 3 Hours). Application of probability and statistics, partial differential e quations, special functions, and integral equations to selected problems in phys ics. Prerequisite: Physics 311 or equivalent.

416-417. ADVANCED MECHANICS I AND II (Credit, 3 Hou rs each semester). Mechanics of one particle and a system of particles, Lagrang e's equation, rigid body motion, relativistic mechanics, merchanics of continuou s media, Hamiltonian merchanics, theory of small osciallations and field theory. Prerequisites: Physics 251-252, or Physics 221-222 and departmental permissio n, Corequisite: Physics 311 for 416. Prerequisite for Physics 417 is Physics 4 16.

425-426. ADVANCE D ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I AND II (Credit, 3 Hours each semester). Electrostati cs, magnetostatics, electric current and circuits, electromagnetic induction, Ma xwell;s equations, electrical and magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic waves and their radiation, propagation, reflection, and diffraction, charged pa rticle dynamics and relativistic effects. Prerequisite: Physics 311.

435.QUANTUM PHYSICS I (Credit, 3 hours). Review of the classical foundations of quantum theory, interpretatio n of some crucial experimental results, and the mathematical formulation of quan tum mechanics. Prerequisites: Physics 271, 311 and 417.

436. QUANTUM PHYSICS II (Credit, 3 hours). Application of elementary quantum mechanics and elementary quantum statistical mechanics to realistic systems in solid state, molecular, atomic, and nuclear ph ysics. Prerequisite: Physics 435.

441-442. ADVANCED PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS (Credit, 3 Hours each se mester) (Lecture, 1 hour; Lab.,6 hours). Advanced laboratory techniques with sp ecial emphasis on electronics, solid state devices, electromagnetic radiation, radioactivity, and the utilization of analog and digital computers. Prerequisit es: Physics 341-342.

462. SPACE PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A course of varying content on topics se leted from atmospheric physics, the physics of space flight and exploration, an d theoretical astrophysics. Prerequisites: Physics 416 and 425.

472. SOLID-STATE PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A study of solid-state phenomena including crystal structure, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids, electron emission from metals an d semiconductors using simple theeoretical models. Prerequisite: Physics 345.

491. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 1 Hours). A course for advanced students on selec ted topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with t he current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Sched ule is arranged according to varying content of the course.

492.SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 2 Hours). A course for advanced students on selected topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with the current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Schedule is arranged according to varying content of the course.

493.SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A course for advanced students on selected topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with the current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Schedule is arranged according to varying content of the course.

494.SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A course for advanced students on selected topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with the current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Schedule is arranged according to varying content of the course.

495. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A course for advanced students on selected topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with the current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Schedule is arranged according to varying content of the course.

496. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (Credit, 3 Hours). A course for advanced students on selected topics and experimental and theoretical physics. Projects associated with the current departmental research can be undertaken by qualified students. Schedule is arranged according to varying content of the course.


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