### PHYS 001 : General Physics Lec-Rec-Lab I

These lecture-laboratory-recitation courses deal with mechanics, heat, sound and waves. This course is algebra-based.

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5#### Prerequisites

algebra, trigonometry.

Physics

These lecture-laboratory-recitation courses deal with mechanics, heat, sound and waves. This course is algebra-based.

algebra, trigonometry.

These lecture-laboratory-recitation courses deal with light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. This course is algebra-based.

algebra, trigonometry.

These lecture-laboratory-recitation courses deal with mechanics, heat, and sound in PHYS-001; and light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics in PHYS-002; and are algebra-based.

algebra, trigonometry.

This lecture/laboratory/recitation course treats the topics of general physics, with emphasis on examples for nursing and allied health students.

Lecture/recitation course treats mechanics, gravity, sound, thermodynamics, fluids, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, waves, and some modern physics topics with emphasis on topics of interest to architecture students.

Learn about our Solar System and historical attempts to explain the observed phenomena of the sky. Techniques of contemporary astronomical science, the physical nature of the sun and planets, current ideas about the origin, age and fate of the Solar System are presented.

This lecture/recitation calculus-based course deals with Newtonian mechanics, heat and sound. Pre- or Coreqs.: MATH- 156.

MATH - 156

This lecture/recitation calculus-based course covers electricity and magnetism, light, and optics. Pre- or Coreqs.: MATH 157.

MATH - 157

Lectures include special relativity and an introduction to quantum phenomena with applications in molecular, atomic, nuclear, sub-nuclear and condensed matter physics. Prereqs.: PHYS 014 and MATH 156 and MATH 157.

PHYS 014 and MATH 156 and MATH 157.

Laboratory course to accompany the lecture course Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (PHYS 013).

Laboratory course to accompany the lecture course Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (PHYS 014).

Laboratory course to accompany the lecture course Intro to Modern Physics (PHYS 015).

Physics Majors in the COAS Honors Program work with a mentor to develop a research question and to define the study.

Physics Majors in the COAS Honors Program who are working with a Faculty Mentor to develop proposals for their Honors Theses.

Physics Majors in the COAS Honors Program who are working with a Faculty Mentor to develop proposals for their Honors Theses.

In this Directed Readings course, students are senior Physics Majors in the COAS Honors Program who are working with a Faculty Mentor to develop proposals for their Honors Theses. In Sophomore Honors, the student works with the mentor to develop the research question and define the study.

Provides an introduction to laser theory via a unified description of laser behavior. Emphasis is on the fundamental principles of lasers and the application of laser principles. Prerequisite: PHYS 178, PHYS 190.

PHYS 178, PHYS 190

Topics include single particle motions, plasmas as fluids, waves in plasma, diffusion and resistivity, equilibrium and stability, kinetic theory, nonlinear effects. Course prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 178 or consent of instructor.

PHYS 178 or Instructor's consent

Topics may include nuclear phenomenology, particle phenomenology, experimental methods, quark dynamics, weak interactions and electroweak unification, models and theories of nuclear physics, nuclear physics applications. Course prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 157, PHYS 190 or with Instructor's consent.

MATH 157, PHYS 190 or Instructor's consent

Topics include celestial mechanics, light and matter, special relativity, binary systems, stellar spectra, interiors of stars,interstellar medium, stellar evolution, stellar pulsation, massive stars, remnants of stars, terrestrial planets, giant planets, minor bodies in the solar system, galaxies, active galaxies, and cosmology. Prereq. PHYS - 015 and MATH - 157.

PHYS - 015, MATH - 157

Topics include celestial mechanics, light and matter, special relativity, binary systems, stellar spectra, interiors of stars,interstellar medium, stellar evolution, stellar pulsation, massive stars, remnants of stars, terrestrial planets, giant planets, minor bodies in the solar system, galaxies, active galaxies, and cosmology. Prereq. PHYS 140

PHYS - 140

Topics may include data sources, statistics and probability, data modeling, properties of CCD's, photometry and telescopes, spectroscopy, infrared astronomy, high energy astronomy, radio astronomy, and adaptive optics. Co- or pre-req. Phys. 140 or instructor's approval.

PHYS - 140 or instructor's approval

Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Requires the ability to understand mathematical and physical concepts (algebra and trigonometry).

An introduction to computational physics where various techniques for solving physics problems numerically using traditional programming will be taught using the Python language.

Part 2 of an introduction to computational physics where various techniques for solving physics problems numerically using traditional programming will be taught using the Python language. Prereq PHYS 154

PHYS - 154

Topics considered include the levels of organization within biological systems, flow of energy in living things with an introduction to the thermodynamic systems utilized in biological research, and an introduction to the physical techniques used in the study of biological systems. Prereq.: PHYS 002.

PHYS 002

Introduces the laws of thermodynamics and applications, along with kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Prereqs. PHYS 002 or PHYS 014 and MATH 157 and MATH 159

PHYS 002 or PHYS 014 and MATH 157 and MATH 159

Explores refraction, optical instruments, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Prereqs.: PHYS 002 or PHYS 014 and MATH 157 and MATH 159

PHYS 002 or PHYS 014 and MATH 157 and MATH 159

One year intermediate level course which covers electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric circuits, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Prereqs.: PHYS 002 or PHYS 014, and MATH 156,-157 and -159.

PHYS 002 or PHYS 014, and MATH 156,-157 and -159.

One-year intermediate level course that covers electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric circuits, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Prereqs.: PHYS 002 or PHYS 014, and MATH 156, -157 and -159.

PHYS 002 or PHYS 014, and MATH 156, -157 and -159.

Part 1 of a one-year course which examines particle and rigid body dynamics, central forces, vector analysis, oscillatory motion, and Lagrangian mechanics. Prereqs.: PHYS 001 or PHYS 013, and MATH 156, -157 and -159

PHYS 001 or PHYS 013, and MATH 156, -157 and -159

Part 2 of a one year course which examines particle and rigid body dynamics, central forces, vector analysis, oscillatory motion, and Lagrangian mechanics. Prereq.: PHYS 182.

PHYS - 182

Weekly departmental seminars covering contemporary physics topics.

Introduction to quantum physics and relativity. Includes discussion of Schrodinger equation and its application to atomic and molecular spectra, a brief introduction to lasers, solid state, nuclear physics,elementary particles. Prereqs.: PHYS 183 and MATH 156, -157 and -159.

PHYS 183 and MATH 156, -157 and -159

Part 2 of an introduction to quantum physics and relativity. Includes discussion of Schrodinger equation and its application to atomic and molecular spectra, a brief introduction to lasers, solid state, nuclear physics,elementary particles. Prereqs.: PHYS 190

PHYS - 190

Treats vectors and tensors, linear transformations, complex variables, calculus of residues, partial differential equations of physics, Green's functions, Strum-Liouville theory, orthogonal functions, and Fourier transform methods.

Part 2 of a one year course that treats vectors and tensors, linear transformations, complex variables, calculus of residues, partial differential equations of physics, Green's functions, Strum-Liouville theory, orthogonal functions, and Fourier transform methods. Prereq: PHYS 192

PHYS - 192

Research problems for senior physics majors.

PHYS 194 and senior status in physics.

Research training including data reduction and error analysis for physicists. Topics include instrumental and statistical uncertainties, propagation of error, probability distributions, method of least squares, curve fitting, and experimental design. Selected experiments in mechanics, heat, optics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, and electronics, and computer programming. Technical writing skills for the production of scientific publications and reports are emphasized. The course PHYS 194 is the same as PHYS 702 Experimental Physics WRTG.

PHYS 014, PHYS 015 or Instructor's consent

Study Abroad. Experiences vary by department, topic, semester, and locale.

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