Upper Division Courses

PHY-301 Theoretical Mechanics 3.0 cr.

Prereq: PHY-272 and MAT-352. A survey of classical and modern topics in dynamics. Topics include orbital mechanics, non-inertial reference frames, rigid-body motion, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods, and elements of nonlinear mechanics and chaos. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)

PHY-312 Special Topics 2.0 to 3.0 cr.

Winter. Prereq.: Permission. Independent study of selected areas of physics not available in the regular curriculum. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)

PHY-313 Thermal Physics 3.0 cr.

Fall. Prereq.: PHY-272. An introduction to Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics and their application to the solution of thermal, mechanical and electrical problems in fluids and solids. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)

PHY-330 Electricity & Magnetism 3.0 cr.

Prereq.: PHY-272 and MAT-352. An intermediate level survey of classical electro magnetic theory up to and including the unification of the subject matter in the form of Maxwell's equations. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)

PHY-401 Quantum Physics 2.0 cr.

Winter. Prereq.: PHY-272 and MAT-152. An introduction to Schroedinger's wave mechanics, including applications to atomic, molecular and solid state structure and spectroscopy. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)

PHY-494 Independent Study 1.0 to 3.0 cr.

Prereq.: Junior or senior standing and permission. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits and is subject to arrangement with the Mathematical and Physical Science Department. See independent study guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)

PHY-497 Internship 1.0 to 3.0 cr.

Prereq: Junior or senior standing and permission. Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. See internship guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)