PHYS 108-010 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY Survey of modern astronomy for non-science majors. Basic physics concepts utilized to study the night sky, light, optics and telescopes, planets, the moon and sun, stars nebulae, galaxies and the universe. Some night observations required. May not be taken for credit if student already has credit for PHYS 106. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
PHYS 311-010 ELECT CIRCUIT & ELECT Survey of basic principles of electric circuits and modern electronics. Topics include AC and DC circuits, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, transient analysis, power supplies, diodes and transistors, operational amplifiers and an introduction to circuit simulation programs. Prerequisite: PHYS 309. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 311. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.
PHYS 490-040 RESEARCH IN PHYSICS Research project in one of the areas of physics chosen, designed and carried out by student with the advice and approval of a faculty member. Actual work may be carried out at off-campus sites. Written report, seminar presentation required. Prerequisites: PHYS 470 and 40 credits of physics (or senior standing) and department chair approval.