Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

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PHYS 3001 Statics

Prerequisite: PHYS 2211. This course covers the basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus to study composition and resolution of forces, moments and couples acting on structures, equilibrium in two and three dimensions, free body diagrams, friction, centroids, centers of gravity, and moments of inertia. (Physics Capstone)

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PHYS 3002 Dynamics

Prerequisite: PHYS 3001. This course covers the basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus to study kinematics and kinetics of particles rigid bodies in one, two, and three dimensions. Include work-energy and impulse-momentum concepts. (Physics Capstone)

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PHYS 3005 Mechanics

Prerequisites: MATH 1262 and PHYS 2211. An intermediate level course on the subject of the dynamics of an individual particle and a system of particles as determined by Newton's laws of motion and gravity. Also included are the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of dynamics.

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PHYS 3010 Modern Physics

Prerequisites: MATH 2263 and PHYS 2212 (These prerequisites may be taken concurrent with the course). A basic introduction to non-relativistic quantum physics and its applications to atomic and molecular systems and to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity.

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PHYS 3100 Electricity & Magnetism

Prerequisites: MATH 2263 and PHYS 2212. An intermediate level course on the topics of electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves.

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PHYS 3100L Electronics Lab

Prerequisite: PHYS 2212. Laboratory course designed for junior level physics majors to explore experimental techniques and electronics. Required of physics majors. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring.

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PHYS 3140 Thermodynamics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3010. This course provides an introduction to thermodynamics and to link thermodynamics to the micro description used in classical statistical mechanics. Offered only in the Fall.

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PHYS 3200 Thermodynamics for Engineers

Prerequisites: PHYS 3010. This course covers concepts of temperature, entropy, and other characteristic thermodynamic functions, with application to macroscopic properties of matter, the laws of thermodynamics, an introduction to statistical mechanics, and quantum statistics.

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PHYS 3311 Applied Numerical Techniques

Prerequisites: MATH 2263; PHYS 1012, PHYS 2212, and 2212L. Mathematical and numerical techniques taught in Matlab, used in advanced physics and engineering courses. Topics may include numerical integration, interpolation, FFT, linear algebra, initial and boundary value problems. Offered only in the fall of even years. (Physics capstone)

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PHYS 3321 Intro to Quantum Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3010, MATH 2263, and MATH 2150. An introduction to nonrelativistic quantum physics with an emphasis on Dirac matrix mechanics.

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PHYS 3600L Advanced Skills Lab

This course provides an introduction to practical laboratory skills to fabricate scientific instruments. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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PHYS 3920 Physics Seminar I

Prerequisite: At least 8 hours of physics. Presentation and discussion of issues in modern physics. Required of all junior physics majors.

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