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Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
PHY-Physics

PHY 1020 Introduction to Concepts in Physics . . . . . 3(F,S)
An introductory survey of the natural laws of the universe. Presents the basic concepts associated with the scientific method, force and motion, matter and energy, electricity and magnetism, the atom and the solar system. Open to elementary education and other non-science majors. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

PHY 1020L Introduction to Concepts in Physics Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S)
Pre/Corequisite: PHY 1020.
An introductory laboratory providing hands-on experience with basic experiments in physics involving the concepts of force and motion, matter and energy, electricity and magnetism, and the atom. Open to elementary education and other non-science majors. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB) Material and supply fee will be assessed.

PHY 2048 University Physics I . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311.
Linear and rotational motion of objects in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions, concepts of work and energy, oscillations and waves, heat and thermodynamics. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

PHY 2048L University Physics I Lab . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Selected experiments in mechanics, oscillatory motion, and heat. Material and supply fee will be assessed. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB)

PHY 2049 University Physics II . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: PHY 2048, MAC 2312.
Continuation of PHY 2048. Electrostatics and magnetism; basic electric circuits; optics; selected topics in modern physics. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

PHY 2049L University Physics II LAB . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Selected experiments in optics, electricity, and magnetism. Material and supply fee will be assessed. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB)

PHY 2053 General Physics I . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: MAC 1105.
Mechanics, heat, waves, and sound. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

PHY 2053L General Physics I Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Selected experiments in mechanics, oscillatory motion, and heat. Material and supply fee will be assessed. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB)

PHY 2054 General Physics II . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: PHY 2053
Continuation of PHY 2053. Light, electricity and magnetism; elementary quantum theory; atomic, nuclear and particle physics. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

PHY 2054L General Physics II Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Selected experiments in optics, electricity, and magnetism. Material and supply fee will be assessed. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB)

PHY 3106 Modern Physics I . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: MAC 2313 and either PHY 2049 or PHY 2054.
Introduction to modern physics, theory of relativity, electromagnetic waves and photons, matter waves, quantum theory, atomic structure, quantum mechanics.

PHY 3106L Modern Physics Laboratory . . . . . 2(S)
Prerequisite: PHY 3106.
Selected experiments in modern physics and optics. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

PHY 3107 Modern Physics II . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PHY 3106.
Special topics in modern physics: quantum mechanics, atomic structure, molecular structure, atomic and molecular spectra, physics of solids, and band structure, nuclear structure, nuclear forces, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, elementary particles, and fundamental interactions. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

PHY 3220 Intermediate Mechanics . . . . . 4(F)
Prerequisite: PHY 2048 or PHY 2053.
Corequisite: MAP 2302.
Particle mechanics in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions for various forces. Central forces and celestial mechanics. Systems of many particles. Rigid body dynamics. Introduction to Lagrangian methods.

PHY 3424 Optics . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: PHZ 4113.
Geometrical, physical, and modern optics. Polarization, interference, diffraction, holography, and optical fibers. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

PHY 3949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 1-2(F,S,SS)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education). Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission of director of Cooperative Education is required.

PHY 4250 Fluid Mechanics . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: MAS 4156 or PHZ 4113.
Equations of motion, Bernoulli's equation, momentum and continuity, pipe and boundary layer flow, and shock waves.

PHY 4323 Electricity and Magnetism I . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: EGM 3512 or PHY 3220; MAS 4156 or PHZ 4113.
Electrostatics, Gauss's Theorem, magnetic fields, Biot-Savart Law, electromagnetic induction, introduction to Maxwell's Equations, and electromagnetic waves.

PHY 4325 Electricity and Magnetism II . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: PHY 4323.
Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in a medium, radiation from dipoles and antennas, transmission lines, wave guides, relativistic electrodynamics, Lienard-Weichert Potentials.

PHY 4445 Lasers and Applications . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049 or PHY 2054.
Introduction to lasers and applications covering topics on nature of light, photons, elements of semi-conductor physics, modulation of light, displays, laser principles, types of lasers and their design, photodetectors, fiber optics, optical communications.

PHY 4513 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisites: MAC 2313 and PHY 2048.
Laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic potentials, kinetic theory of gases, Maxwell-Boltzman distribution, introduction to Bose Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics.

PHY 4604 Quantum Theory . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PHY 4323 and PHZ 4113.
Postulates of quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator; hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory.

PHY 4910 Independent Research . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: PHY 3106.
Experimental or theoretical research on an individually assigned project. Permission is required. Material and supply fee will be assessed.