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 college 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 318 SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS (Spring 2020)
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 319 THERMO & STAT PHYS (Spring 2020)
Introduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics include laws of thermodynamics, paramagnetism, heat capacity of solids, perfect classical gas, phase equilibria and perfect quantal gas. Prerequisites: PHYS 309, 313. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
PHYS 395 INTERMED PHYSICS RESEARCH (Spring 2020)
Intermediate level, individual research project in physics under supervision of a member of the faculty. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisites: Eight credits of physics and departmental approval. Two hours per week per credit.
PHYS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (Spring 2020)
Study of a specific advanced area of physics. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing and department chair approval. One to three hours lecture per week or lab-lecture equivalent.