PHYS 121-532 GENERAL PHYSICS I Introduction to Newtonian mechanics and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, equilibrium, conservation laws and fluids. Not intended for physics or chemistry majors. Recommended Prerequisite: College algebra. Three hours lecture, 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 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 490-020 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.