ENGRPHYS 3240 4 credits Applied Mechanics
Newtonian mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, including oscillations and central force motion, with applications to mechanical design. Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2640 or PHYSICS 2340, GENENG 2130; C: MATH 3630
ENGRPHYS 3640 4 credits Electric and Magnetic Fields
Electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, plane waves, and transmission lines. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Lecture
Cross Offerings: ELECTENG 3140
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ELECTENG 2220, MATH 3630 and PHYSICS 2640 or PHYSICS 2340
ENGRPHYS 3930 3 credits Microsystems and Nanotechnology
An overview of the basic science and engineering of microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is presented: fundamental concepts of semiconductors and mechanics; microfabrication processes and surface micromachining; electrostatic sensing and actuation. CAD-based MEMS design and visualization software is taught and used for student group design projects. Course includes and introduction to the sub-100 nanometer scale aspects of chemistry, physics, and biology, and how these aspects can be combined to provide solutions to engineering problems. Recent applications will be presented as case studies, including sensors, biology & medicine, electronics, and new materials. Principles of operation of several measurement techniques that underpin this field will be presented, as will social, legal, and ethical aspects of applied microsystems and nanoscience. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing in Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Biology, Chemistry or consent of instructor
ENGRPHYS 3950 4 credits Engineering Physics Cooperative Education
Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. During co-op the student is expected to be away from his/her studies at UW-Platteville and work for an industry for a semester and summer. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is recommended for participation. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing
ENGRPHYS 3970 1 credit Engineering Physics Internship
Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. NOTE: This program is separate and distinct from the cooperative education program and is principally designed to cover the summer work experience. Internship is designed to provide experiential learning experience to the student during the summer period. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements. (Summer)
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: junior standing
ENGRPHYS 4010 2 credits Engineering Physics Lab
Experiments in physics, introduction to experimental techniques, systems engineering, and methods of experiment design. (Fall)
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 3140 with a "C" or better
ENGRPHYS 4140 4 credits Applied Optics
Geometric and physical optics applied to the design of optical systems: polarization, dispersion, interference and diffraction, absorption, optical fibers, and lasers. (Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 3140
ENGRPHYS 4210 2 credits Sensor Lab
Study of the physics exploited by the most basic types of sensors, including photoelectric, electromechanical, resistive, inductive, capacitive, and chemical. Includes a study of the basic building blocks of a sensor system: the sensor itself, signal conditioning electronics, and computer interfacing. (Fall)
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 3140 with a "C" or better and ELECTENG 2210 and COMPUTER 1430; C: ENGRPHYS 4010
ENGRPHYS 4220 2 credits Introduction to Quantum Electronics
Applications of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics to electronics, optoelectronics and other modern engineering technology. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 3140 with a "C" or better; C: MATH 3630
ENGRPHYS 4930 3 credits Engineering Physics Design
Integration of technical knowledge in an open-ended, comprehensive design project which simulates an engineering project environment, including teamwork, project management, and oral and written reports.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGRPHYS 4010 and student must be within one year of graduation
ENGRPHYS 4980 1 - 3 credits Special Topics in Engineering Physics
A presentation of selected contemporary topics in physics.
Components: Lecture
ENGRPHYS 4990 1 - 4 credits Independent Study in Engineering Physics
Study of special topics and/or developments of special projects having department approval.
Components: Independent Study