Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013


PHYS 4100 Adv Electricity & Magnetism

Prerequisite: PHYS 3100. A course on the following advanced topics of electromagnetism: electromagnetic radiation; the Lorentz Transformation; four vectors, tensors, and the invariance of Maxwell's equations; the Coulomb and Lorentz Gauges; and gauge invariance.


PHYS 4251 Intro to General Relativity

Prerequisites: PHYS 3000 and PHYS 3311. An introduction to the theories of special and general relativity and their applications to cosmology and space-time.


PHYS 4261 Intro to Nuclear Physics

Prerequisite: PHYS 2212 and PHYS 3321. An introduction to the physics of the atomic nucleus with an emphasis on experimental methods.


PHYS 4321 Advanced Quantum Physics

Prerequisite: PHYS 3321. An introduction to non-relativistic quantum physics of systems of particles in multiple dimensions.


PHYS 4600L Advanced Physics Lab

Prerequisites: PHYS 3100L and PHYS 3321. Laboratory course designed for senior level physics majors to explore experimental techniques and topics of modern physics. Required of physics majors. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.


PHYS 4920 Senior Seminar

Prerequisite: PHYS 3920. Presentation and discussion of issues in modern physics. Required of all senior physics majors.


PHYS 4950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course is repeatable for credit.

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PHYS 4960 Internship

Prerequisites: minimum 15 semester hours of physics and department chairperson approval. A course designed to give physics majors an internship opportunity in their field of study.

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PHYS 4999 Research

Prerequisites: 8 Credits of Physics, an additional 8 credits of mathematics, astronomy or chemistry, approval of department chairman. Course designed to offer the student a meaningful experience in scientific research. This course is repeatable for credit.

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