# Physics Minor

## Requirements

### 17 hours, to include

This Calculus-based course is a study of the basic concepts of motion, energy, work, momentum, gravitation, fluids, heat, and thermal properties of matter.

**Prerequisite**

MATH 2312 and credit for or enrollment in PHYS 2105

**Corequisite**

PHYS 2105

#### Physics Laboratory I

This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 2305. Fee.

**Prerequisite**

Credit for or enrolled in PHYS 2305

This Calculus-based course is a study of the basic concepts of wave motion and wave phenomena, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics.

**Prerequisite**

PHYS 2305 and 2105 and credit for or enrollment in PHYS 2106

**Corequisite**

PHYS 2106

#### Physics Laboratory II

This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 2306. Fee.

**Prerequisite**

Credit for or enrolled in PHYS 2306

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, de Broglie, probability interpretation, Schrödinger), 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 elementary linear vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, Lagrangian mechanics, central force motion, dynamics of rigid bodies, and the theory of small oscillations.

**Prerequisite**

PHYS 2305, PHYS 2105, PHYS 2306, PHYS 2106 and either PHYS 3310 or MATH 2314

### and anyone from the following:

This course is a study of electrostatic fields, magnetostatic fields, derivation of Green's theorems and functions and of Maxwell's equations.

**Prerequisite**

PHYS 3310, PHYS 3320, and MATH 2314

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.

**Prerequisite**

PHYS 3310, PHYS 3320, and MATH 2314

This lecture and laboratory course examines the physical chemistry of matter and its chemical behavior covering: equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, ideal and nonideal solutions, phase equilibria, thermodynamics of chemical reactions and kinetics. Laboratory experiments are chosen to demonstrate the concepts taught in the lecture. Fee.

**Prerequisite**

CHEM 1301, CHEM 1302, and CHEM 1203L with grades of C or higher; 6 semester hours of calculus (MATH 2312 and MATH 2313), with grades of C or higher; and 8 semester hours of Calculus-based Physics (PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2105, PHYS 2306 and PHYS 2106), with grades of C or higher

**Offered**

Fall