# Physics Courses

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This Algebra-based course is a study of mechanics, gravitation, fluids, heat, and thermal properties of matter.

**Prerequisite:** MATH 1304 or higher

This Algebra-based course is a study of waves and wave properties, sound, fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, properties of light, optics.

**Prerequisite:** PHYS 1301

This three hour course provides a basic introduction to elementary physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with a conceptual emphasis. Students learn scientific problem-solving processes, higher-order thinking and creativity in problem solving. This course is designed for non-science majors.

**Prerequisite:** MATH 1304 or equivalent. Fee

This course is designed for students enrolled in the Education program, specializing in elementary education. It covers the topics in the area of physical and earth sciences; mechanics, energy, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, astronomy, earth layers, plate tectonics, surface water, atmosphere and weather.

This course is an introduction to modern physics and mathematical physics. Topics will include photons (spectra, photoelectric effect, blackbody radiation, Compton effect), atoms (Rutherford, Bohr), matter waves (Planck, deBroglie, probability interpretation, Schroedinger), nuclei, particles, special relativity, introductory differential equations, matrices, elements of vector analysis and calculus of functions of several variables.

**Prerequisite:** PHYS 2301, PHYS 2105, PHYS 2306, and PHYS 2106

This course is a study of the postulates of quantum mechanics, the bound states of the finite square well, the harmonic oscillator, operator-eigenvalue formulism and selected examples, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum, rigid rotor, and spin. May include simple scattering theory.