Courses

PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics II

Algebra-and trigonometry-based introduction to classical mechanics including the equations of motion, forces, erengy, mementum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.) (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 102 or PHYS 103 or PHYS 201. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-104L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A H. Assi M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 104L Fundamental Physics II Lab

The second half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry, but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-104 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 B. Price T 8:30AM-11:30AM
2 B. Price T 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 201 Newtonian Mechanics

Calculus-based, introduction to classical mechanics inclduing forceses and motion, energy, momentum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-121 or MATH-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-201L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 201L Newtonian Mechanics Lab

A calculus-based, rigorous introduction to classical mechanics, wave phenomena, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-201 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 E. Aguirre Th 2:50PM-5:50PM
E1 E. Aguirre Th 6:00PM-9:00PM

PHYS 203 Modern Physics

Calculus-based introduction to relativity, quantum phenomena, atomic and nuclear structure, and cosmology. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PHYS 203L Modern Physics Lab

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 M. Fleenor Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

PHYS 205 Research Experience

A research project in physics. May be repeated for credit. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian

PHYS 299 Sp Top: Fluid Mechanics

Introductory Special Topics courses will provide significant review of fundamental physical concepts and phenomena within a specific sub-disciplinary context. These courses will display how various phenomena in physics are applied to sub-disciplinary questions and how seemingly disparate concepts fit together within the particular sub-discippline. Introductory Special Topics coursework is intended for students at all levels within the physics program, from potential minor to upper-level major. Course may be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-118 OR MATH-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PHYS-201 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A E. Aguirre M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 310 Experimental Analysis

Laboratory experiments related to advanced and modern topics in physics. Data analysis, error propagation, and written and oral scientific presentation skills. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor T/Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

PHYS 370 Thermal Physics

Examination of the thermal behavior of systems, equations of state, phase transitions, and elements of continuum and statistical approaches. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor

PHYS 390 Quantum Mechanics

Introductory examination of the wave formulation and notation in solving the time-dependent and time-independent Schrodinger equations including reflection/transmission, barriers, and the hydrogen atom. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHYS 405 Independent Study in Physics

A research project in physics that results in the porduction of a scholarly paper and an oral presentation. May be repeated for credit. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian

PHYS 416 Internship

Field experience in a physics-related ar ea such as health physics in an appropri ate industry or business. Permission. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian

PHYS 430 Astrophysics

Development of the foundational theories and unifying nature of the subject of astrophysics. Principles to be studied include interstellar and radiative theory, stellar formation and evolution sequence, galaxy observations and environments, and cosmology. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Fleenor M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

PHYS 490 Sr. Seminar: Physics Capstone

Advanced study in selected topics in a seminar format. Scientific presentation skills and review of all areas of physics. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Balasubramanian M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM