PHYSICS 1050 5 credits Principles of Physics
Mechanics, waves, fluid dynamics, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics. This course emphasizes the use of physics principles in analyzing physical systems. (Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 15 or MATH 1530 or mathematics proficiency level of 15 or above
PHYSICS 1350 5 credits Introductory Physics I
Mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave properties for science and pre-professional students, including an introduction to experimental techniques and experiments. This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence; students looking for a one-semester algebra-based physics course should take PHYSICS 1050. (Fall)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 1530 or MATH 2450 or math proficiency level of 30 or above
PHYSICS 1450 5 credits Introductory Physics II
A continuation of PHYSICS 1350 including topics and experiments in electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 1140 or PHYSICS 1350
PHYSICS 2240 4 credits General Physics I
Mechanics and wave properties for students of engineering, mathematics, and science, including an introduction to experimental techniques and experiments. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P or C: MATH 2740
PHYSICS 2340 4 credits General Physics II
Electricity, magnetism, and optics for students of engineering, mathematics, and science, including an introduction to experimental techniques and experiments. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2530 or PHYSICS 2240 with a "C" or better; and P or C: MATH 2840
PHYSICS 2410 1 credit Physics of Sound
An introduction to acoustics with emphasis on engineering applications.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2530 or PHYSICS 2240
PHYSICS 3140 4 credits Modern Physics
An introduction to special relativity, kinetic theory, quantum physics, the Schrodinger equation in one and three dimensions, a brief introduction to nuclear physics, energy bands of crystalline solids, the physics of semiconductors and its application to semiconducting devices. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2340 with a "C" or better; CHEMSTRY 1450 or 1240 C: MATH 3630