Physics Courses

PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin- ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
3 hours
PS 101 - Introductory Astronomy (CT)
A survey of the past, present, and future of the Universe, from our solar system, to the nearby stars, our Milky Way galaxy and far beyond.
4 hours
PHY 101L - Conceptual Physics Lab
Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
1 hour
PS 109 - General Physical Science
The course covers the basic principles and concepts of the universe including energy, and its various forms. Force, motion, electricity, magnetism, the wave theory of light and sound and astronomy are also studied.
3 hours
PS 109L - Gen Physical Science Lab
Selected experiments relating to measurement, force, work, energy, astronomy, light and electricity.
1 hour
PHY 201 - General Physics
A course in general physics for all science majors with the exception of physics and engineering majors. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 202 - General Physics Lab
Required of all students taking Physics 201-203, unless exempt by special permission. 2 lab.
1 hour
PHY 203 - General Physics
A course in general physics for all science majors with the exception of physics and engineering majors. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 204 - General Physics Lab
Required of all students taking Physics 201-203, unless exempt by special permission. 2 lab.
1 hour
PHY 211 - Principles of Physics
A course in the basic principles of physics for physics, mathematics, and engineering majors. 4 lec.
4 hours
PHY 300 - Electricity and Magnetism
A course including the study of electrostatics, magneto- statics, electromagnetic induction, introduction to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 320 - Intro Modern Physics
An introductory study of atomic and molecular theories, relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 330 - Mechanics
An intermediate study of the fundamental principles of statics of particles and rigid bodies, momentum and energy, dynamics of particles, harmonic oscillations, and wave motion. 3 lec.
3 hours
PS 410 - Remote Sensing w Applications
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications. (PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204)
4 hours
PHY 421 - Modern Physics Lab
2 hours
PHY 443 - Quantum Mechanics II
This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.
3 hours
PHY 491 - Capstone
To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).
1 to 2 hours
PS 510 - Remote Sensing w Applications
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications.
4 hours
PHY 521 - Modern Physics Lab
2 hours
PHY 543 - Quantum Mechanics II
This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.
3 hours
PS 660 - Independent Studies
Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
1 to 4 hours
PS 681 - Thesis Research
Credit earned by pursuing directed original research in a physical science area. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each semester.
1 to 6 hours
 
 
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