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Howard, Joseph

Faculty, Physics
Henson Science Hall (HS) 305C
410-548-5393 or ext 85393
jwhowardsalisburyedu
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Courses  []

2014 Spring

  • 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 108-011 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 108-012 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 108-013 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 315-010 ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM
    Study of electricity and magnetism. Topics include Coulomb’s law, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations and an introduction to electromagnetic waves. Prerequisites: PHYS 313. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
  • PHYS 318-010 SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS
    Mathematical treatment of the theory of conduction in solids with particular attention to semiconductors. Topics include band theory of solids, conduction in metals and crystals, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, two-terminal and three-terminal devices. Prerequisites: PHYS 309, PHYS 313, MATH 311. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
  • PHYS 399-030 INTERMED SPEC TOPICS PHYSICS
    Study of specific area of physics at the sophomore or junior level. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to three hours lecture per week or lab-lecture equivalent.
  • PHYS 475-030 CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT
    Application of classroom learning to a real-world problem. Projects involve application of electronics and computers: e.g. robotics, CAD/CAM, microcontrollers, environmental monitoring, DSP, ASIC design, microwave and communication circuits, mechatronics and process control. Prerequisite: PHYS 413 and 470, or permission of instructor.
  • PHYS 490-030 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.

2014 Fall

  • PHYS 101-520 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the physical sciences. The course will emphasize practical applications, especially those which integrate all of the natural sciences. Credit may not be received for both CHEM 101 and PHYS 101. Prerequisite: This course assumes an understanding of clooege algebra. MATH 130 is recommended. This course is for elementary education majors. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
  • PHYS 101-521 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the physical sciences. The course will emphasize practical applications, especially those which integrate all of the natural sciences. Credit may not be received for both CHEM 101 and PHYS 101. Prerequisite: This course assumes an understanding of clooege algebra. MATH 130 is recommended. This course is for elementary education majors. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
  • PHYS 221-020 PHYSICS I
    Introduction to calculus-based Newtonian mechanics for students majoring in physics, engineering and chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 201. Six hours lecture/activity per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA and IIIB).
  • PHYS 316-010 INTRO TO QUANTUM MECHANICS
    Introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics. Topics include wave mechanics, Schrodinger’s equation, Fourier techniques, operator formalism, correspondence and uncertainty principles, harmonic oscillator and hydrogen atom. Prerequisites: PHYS 309, 313, 314. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
  • PHYS 399-030 INTERMED SPEC TOPICS PHYSICS
    Study of specific area of physics at the sophomore or junior level. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to three hours lecture per week or lab-lecture equivalent.
  • PHYS 470-010 SENIOR SEMINAR
    Senior seminar for Physics majors. Introduction to research practices. Preparation for PHYS 475 or PHYS 490 projects. Prerequisites: 30 hours of physics or departmental approval. One hour per week.
  • PHYS 490-030 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.

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Awards, Scholarship & Creative Works:  []

Awards(s)

Joseph Howard (2010). Faculty Appreciation Award - Salisbury University Alumni Association, Salisbury, MD.

Presentations

Brown, A., Howard, J. & Rieck, D. (2002). Bridging the Chemistry and Physics Divide Presented at 35th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Fairfax, Virginia.

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