Requirements

17 hours, to include

  • PHYS 2305/2105 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.

    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

  • PHYS 2306/2103 Physics II and Lab II

    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

  • 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, 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

  • 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.

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

and anyone from the following:

  • 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.

    Prerequisite
    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

  • CHEM 4431/4431L Physical Chemistry and Lab

    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