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 PHYSICS I (Fall 2019)
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 INTRO TO QUANTUM MECHANICS (Fall 2019)
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 SENIOR SEMINAR (Fall 2019)
Senior seminar for Physics majors. Introduction to research practices. Preparation for PHYS 475 or PHYS 490 projects. Prerequisites: 30 credits of physics and/or engineering, or department chair approval. One hour per week.
PHYS 223 PHYSICS II (Spring 2020)
Continuation of introductory physics. Topics include: electrostatica, current and resistance, DC and AC circuit analysis, magnetic fields, induction, electromagnetic waves and geometrical and wave optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 221. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 202. Six hours lecture/activity per week.
PHYS 315 ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM (Spring 2020)
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.