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 110 - General Physical Science
The course covers the basic principles and concepts of chemistry, geology, and metorology. The crust of the earth, minerals, rocks, chemical reactions are studied.
3 hours
PS 110L - Gen Physical Science Lab
Selected experiments relating to chemistry, geology, and meteorology.
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 213 - Principles of Physics
A course in the basic principles of physics for physics, mathematics, and engineering majors. 4 lec.
4 hours
PHY 302 - Electricity and Magnetism
A study of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, radiation theory, optical phenomena, and electrodynamics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 304 - Optics
An intermediate course in geometrical and physical optics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 308 - Thermal Physics
An intermediate course in geometrical and physical optics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PS 325 - Dev Scientific Thought
An introduction to the history and nature of science emphasizing the logic of scientific reasoning and progress with social and historical influences. Includes lab.
4 hours
PHY 350 - Biomedical Physics
A one-semester survey course in biomedical applications of physical principles designed for students in premedical, paramedical, and life sciences. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
PHY 405 - Optics Lab
2 hours
PS 411 - Image Processing/Modeling
A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 410)
4 hours
PHY 445 - Math Methods of Physics
An introduction to theory of orthogonal functions, curvilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields, and their applications in physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PHY 492 - Capstone
To give a capstone experience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: PHY 491)
1 to 2 hours
PHY 505 - Optics Lab
2 hours
PS 511 - Image Processing/Modeling
A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 510)
4 hours
PHY 545 - Math Methods of Physics
An introduction to the theory of orthogonal functions, curv- ilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields and their applications in Physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.
3 hours
PS 661 - 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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