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***NSM202/COR202 The Scientific Enterprise (4)
**See Core Curriculum.

Noncalculus introduction to physics including classical mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: high school algebra and trigonometry. PHY119 fulfills core Natural World theme. Lab fee.

Calculus-based introduction to physics including classical mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics. Laboratory included. Corequisites: MAT141, 142, 223 or equivalent. PHY121 fulfills core Natural World theme. Lab fee.

Overview of engineering and applied science professions, concentrating on common engineering themes; emphasis on experimental and problem-solving skills including introduction to MATLAB and Python. Laboratory included. Lab fee.

Conceptual survey of some "big ideas" in physics such as relationship between conservation laws and symmetry, entropy, wave-particle duality, quantum theory, relativity theory and astroparticle physics.

Complex algebra, vector algebra, matrices, vector spaces, systems of linear equations, vector calculus, Fourier series and transforms. Prerequisite: MAT223.

Study of systems under influence of external forces; topics include rigid body equilibrium, distributed forces, structures, forces in beams and cables, friction, virtual work; examples from wide variety of disciplines. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: PHY121 and PHY125. Corequisite: MAT142. Lab fee.

Important topics in modern astronomy for both science and nonscience majors including planetary objects, normal stars, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars and origin of universe. Fulfills core Natural World theme.

Laboratory-oriented introduction to AC circuit analysis and analog electronics including complex algebra and phasor methods, network theorems, resonance, electronic devices, power supplies, operational amplifiers and transistor amplifiers and oscillators. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: PHY122. Lab fee.

Considers special relativity, quantization, wavelike properties of particles, Schrodinger equation; introductory atomic, molecular, nuclear and particle physics. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: PHY122. Corequisite: PHY214. Lab fee.

Introduces partial differential equations, special functions and polynomials, complex analysis, Monte Carlo methods. Prerequisite: MAT214. (Alternate years.)

PHY314 Mechanics (4)

Newtonian mechanics including study of conservation theorems, gravitation and oscillations, calculus of variations, Hamilton's Principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, central force motion, multiparticle systems, noninertial frames, rigid bodies. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: PHY121. Corequisite: PHY214. Lab fee.

Topics include stress and strain, beam deflection, thin-walled members, columns, and survey of general classes of materials with objective of equipping students to analyze load-bearing structures; examples from wide variety of disciplines. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: PHY125. Corequisite: MAT225. (Alternate years.) Lab fee.

Theory of electrostatics, dielectrics, magnetostatics, dia-, para- and ferromagnetism, induction, Maxwell's equations. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: PHY122. Corequisite: PHY214. Lab fee.

Theory of electroynamics applied to electromagnetic waves, radiation and relativity. Prerequisite: PHY339. (Alternate years.)

PHY341 Optics (4)

Fundamentals of geometrical and physical optics including reflection, refraction, aberrations, interference, diffraction, polarization and dispersion. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: PHY122. (Alternate years.) Lab fee.

Covers wave function time independent Schrodinger equation for variety of systems including hydrogen atom, identical particles, perturbation theory, scattering. Prerequisite: PHY236. (Alternate years.)

Topics which are not presented elsewhere in curriculum. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Offered upon sufficient demand.) Repeatable when different topic. Lab fee when appropriate.

PHY372 Thermal Physics (4)

Statistical properties of systems composed of large numbers of particles including classical and quantum distribution functions, thermodynamic concepts and functions, kinetic theory of gases. Prerequisite: PHY122. (Alternate years.)

Explores current research, post-baccalaureate education and employment, theological, philosophical and ethical issues in physics and chemistry.

Research under supervision of faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of supervising faculty member. Lab fee.

Explores current research, post-baccalaureate education and employment, theological, philosophical and ethical issues in physics and chemistry.

*Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement.