#### PHY-100 *The Universe*
3
credits

This course focuses on the development of the science of astronomy through the use of observations, theories, and models. Topics may include astronomical instruments, the night sky, the solar system, stars and galaxies, or cosmology.

#### PHY-105 *Introduction to CAD*
2
credits

A beginning level survey of computer drafting and engineering graphics. No previous CAD experience is required but students should have some basic understanding of science and mathematics as well as some experience as a computer user. Pass/fail only.

#### PHY-170 *Engineering Analysis*
2
credits

An application of mathematical modeling and computer techniques to solving problems in engineering.

#### PHY-210 *Statics*
3
credits

**Prerequisites: **PHY-271

Structural analysis of beams and trusses subjected to both concentrated and distributed loads. This course is normally taken by pre-engineering students.

#### PHY-230 *Digital Electronics*
3
credits

An introduction to digital logic gates, digital integrated circuits, and the design of combinational and sequential digital systems. No previous electronics experience is required.

#### PHY-231 *General Physics I*
3
credits

**Corequisites: **PHY-231L

A non-calculus survey of physics. Facility with algebra and trigonometry will be assumed. Students with secondary school experience in physics and/or mathematics through calculus are strongly urged to take the PHY-271 - PHY-272 sequence. Three lectures weekly. In special circumstances, this course may be taken for 3 credits without lab. Consult instructor.

#### PHY-231L *General Physics I Lab*
1
credit

**Corequisites: **PHY-231

An integral part of PHY-231 with which the lab should normally be taken concurrently. One laboratory weekly.

#### PHY-232 *General Physics II*
3
credits

**Prerequisites: **PHY-231

**Corequisites: **PHY-232L

A non-calculus survey of physics. Facility with algebra and trigonometry will be assumed. Students with secondary school experience in physics and/or mathematics through calculus are strongly urged to take the PHY-271 - PHY-272 sequence. Three lectures weekly. In special circumstances, this course may be taken for 3 credits without lab. Consult instructor.

#### PHY-232L *General Physics II Lab*
1
credit

**Prerequisites: **PHY-231

**Corequisites: **PHY-232

An integral part of PHY-232 with which the lab should normally be taken concurrently. One laboratory weekly.

#### PHY-240 *Electronics*
3
credits

**Corequisites: **PHY-240L

An introduction to DC and AC circuits. Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, superposition and Thevenin's theorem the resistive circuit, transient analysis, sinusoidal analysis, and frequency response.

#### PHY-240L *Electronics Laboratory*
1
credit

**Corequisites: **PHY-240

Laboratory section for PHY-240.

#### PHY-271 *Analytical Physics I*
4
credits

**Prerequisites: **MAT-151 and MAT-152

**Corequisites: **PHY-271L, MAT-151 and MAT-152

A general survey of physics for physics majors and pre-engineering students and strongly recommended for any student who plans to do graduate work in any of the sciences or mathematics. Calculus is used extensively and some familiarity with computers is assumed. Four lectures weekly.

#### PHY-271L *Analytical Physics I Lab*
1
credit

**Corequisites: **PHY-271

Laboratory to accompany PHY-271, with which it should be taken concurrently. One laboratory period weekly.

#### PHY-272 *Analytical Physics II*
4
credits

**Prerequisites: **PHY-271

**Corequisites: **PHY-272L

A general survey of physics for physics majors and pre-engineering students and strongly recommended for any student who plans to do graduate work in any of the sciences or mathematics. Calculus is used extensively and some familiarity with computers is assumed. Four lectures weekly.

#### PHY-272L *Analytical Physics II Lab*
1
credit

**Corequisites: **PHY-272

Laboratory to accompany PHY-272, with which it should be taken concurrently.

#### PHY-294 *Independent Study*
1
- 3
credits

**Prerequisites: **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.

#### PHY-301 *Theoretical Mechanics*
3
credits

**Prerequisites: **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.

#### PHY-313 *Thermal Physics*
3
credits

**Prerequisites: **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.

#### PHY-330 *Electricity & Magnetism*
3
credits

**Prerequisites: **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.

#### PHY-399T *Special Topics in Physics*
1
- 3
credits

**Prerequisites: **Permission

Study of selected areas of physics not available in the regular curriculum.

#### PHY-400 *Quantum Physics*
2
- 3
credits

**Prerequisites: **PHY-272 and MAT-251

Approximately three-fifths of the course covers an introduction to modern quantum physics including the development of matrix methods, the Schroedinger equation, and elementary applications. The last part of the course examines applications of quantum mechanics to atomic, molecular, and solid state systems. Students may enroll for the first three-fifths of the course and earn 2 units of credit or for the full course and earn 3 units of credit.

#### PHY-494 *Independent Study*
1
- 3
credits

**Prerequisites: **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.

#### PHY-497 *Internship*
1
- 3
credits

**Prerequisites: **Permission

Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. See internship guidelines.