Term: Spring 2018
Forms of energy as defined in physics; sources, uses, and transformations of energy: introductory seminar will place emphasis on environmental issues. Limited use of algebra and geometry.
Algebra-based survey of electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Appropriate for students in health and life sciences. Accompanying lab: PHYS 022. Prerequisites: PHYS 011 or PHYS 031 or PHYS 051.
One-semester conceptual survey. Topics selected from mechanics, electricity, magnetism and modern physics. For students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences only.
Accompanying lecture PHYS 012. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in PHYS 012.
Problem-solving techniques for first semester Physics with calculus. Accompanying lecture PHYS 031.
Mechanics including oscillations and waves. With lab. Accompanying optional problem-solving session: PHYS 030. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or MATH 023.
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Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. For students in the natural sciences. With lab. Credit not given for both PHYS 125 and PHYS 152. Prerequisites: PHYS 031 or PHYS 051, credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 022.
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: PHYS 128; Department permission.
Experiments in classical and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHYS 128; MATH 121; Junior standing.
Newtonian dynamics of particles and systems of particles, with applications to problems of special importance, such as driven and coupled harmonic oscillators and central field trajectories. Prerequisites: PHYS 152, MATH 121.
Introduction to time dependent electromagnetic fields. Maxwell's equations in vacuum and in matter. Electromagnetic waves and radiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 213. Credit not given for more than one of PHYS 214 or EE 241.
Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: PHYS 152 or PHYS 125 and MATH 121.
Applications of Quantum Mechanics including Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Time-Independent and Time- Dependent Perturbation Theory, WKB Approximation, Variational Principle and Scattering. Prerequisite: PHYS 273.
Instructional strategies and techniques with application to the teaching of laboratories and recitations. Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in Physics; Instructor permission.