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  • PHYS 1101 General Physics Laboratory I

    This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 1301.

    Prerequisite: Credit for or enrolled in PHYS 1301. Fee.

  • PHYS 1102 General Physics Laboratory II

    This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 1302.

    Prerequisite: PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101, and credit for or enrolled in PHYS 1302. Fee.

  • PHYS 1301 General Physics I and Lab

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

    Prerequisite: MATH 1304 or higher

  • PHYS 1302 General Physics II and Lab

    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

  • PHYS 2105 Physics Laboratory I

    This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 2305.

    Cross Listed Courses: PHYS 2305

    Prerequisite: Credit for or enrolled in PHYS 2305. Fee

  • PHYS 2106 Physics Laboratory II

    This course is the laboratory that accompanies PHYS 2306.

    Cross Listed Courses: PHYS 2306

    Prerequisite: Credit for or enrolled in PHYS 2306. Fee

  • PHYS 2108 Physical Science Laboratory

    This one hour lab accompanies PHYS 2308, Physical Science. Students will use the lab to apply the concepts presented in the lecture. This lab is designed for non-science majors.

    Prerequisite: MATH 1304 or equivalent. Fee.

  • PHYS 2305 Physics I and Lab

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

    Cross Listed Courses: PHYS 2105

    Prerequisite: MATH 2312

  • PHYS 2306 Physics II and Lab

    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.

    Cross Listed Courses: PHYS 2106

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2305

  • PHYS 2308 Physical Science

    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

  • PHYS 2374 Science for Elementary Teachers

    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.

  • PHYS 3310 Modern Physics and Mathematical Physics

    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

  • PHYS 3320 Classical Dynamics

    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.

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

  • PHYS 4330 Classical Electrodynamics

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

    Prerequisites: PHYS 3310, PHYS 3320, and MATH 2314

  • PHYS 4340 Quantum Physics I

    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