Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Physics

PHYS 009 - SU: Energy and the Environment

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.

PHYS 012 - Elementary Physics

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.

PHYS 013 - Conceptual Physics

One-semester conceptual survey. Topics selected from mechanics, electricity, magnetism and modern physics. For students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences only.

PHYS 022 - Introductory Lab II

Accompanying lecture PHYS 012. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in PHYS 012.

PHYS 030 - Physics Problem Solving I

Problem-solving techniques for first semester Physics with calculus. Accompanying lecture PHYS 031.

PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I

Mechanics including oscillations and waves. With lab. Accompanying optional problem-solving session: PHYS 030. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or MATH 023.

PHYS 096 - Special Topics

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PHYS 152 - Fundamentals of Physics II

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.

PHYS 198 - Undergraduate Research

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.

PHYS 211 - Classical Mechanics

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.

PHYS 264 - Nuclear & Elem Particle Physic

Introduction to theoretical and experimental aspects of nuclear and elementary particle physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 128; Junior standing.

PHYS 265 - Thermal & Statistical Physics

Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: PHYS 152 or PHYS 125 and MATH 121.

PHYS 274 - Applictns of Quantum Mechanics

Applications of Quantum Mechanics including Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Time-Independent and Time- Dependent Perturbation Theory, WKB Approximation, Variational Principle and Scattering. Prerequisite: PHYS 273.

PHYS 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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PHYS 296 - Advanced Special Topics

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PHYS 305 - Teaching of College Physics

Instructional strategies and techniques with application to the teaching of laboratories and recitations. Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in Physics; Instructor permission.

PHYS 333 - Biological Physics

Physical principles of biological systems including advanced techniques in macromolecular structure (experimental and computational), molecular solvation and hydration models, thermostatistics, two-state models and cooperativity, elasticity and mechanics of soft tissues, chemical equilibria and reaction kinetics including enzymes. Prerequisites: PHYS 152, MATH 121, or Instructor permission.

PHYS 362 - Quantum Mechanics II

Mathematical and physical foundations of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics from the unifying point of view of Dirac. Symmetry operations and the algebraic structure of quantum mechanics are emphasized. Prerequisite: PHYS 273. Alternate years.