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PHYS 213: General Physics IV Lab Experimental verification of some topics from PHYS 212. Lab includes computer use in data collection. 1 credit PHYS 214: General Physics V An introduction to electricity and magnetism. Prerequisites: MATH 141, PHYS 111

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PHYS 215: General Physics V Lab Experimental verification of some topics from PHYS 214. Lab includes computer use in data collection. 1 credit PHYS 218: Lab for Engineers A selection of experiments chosen from topics covered in PHYS 111 and PHYS 212. Lab includes computer use in data collection. Prerequisites: MATH 141, PHYS 111 1 credit PHYS 300: Introduction to Modern Physics An historical and quantitative presentation of the events and thinking which led to the twentieth century revision of Classical Physics. An introduction to Relativity, Planck Quantum Theory, the Bohr atom, de Broglie's thesis, Schroedinger quantum mechanics, and electronic spin. Prerequisites: PHYS 111, 212, 214 or equivalent. 3 credits PHYS 301: Theoretical Mechanics Particle dynamics, moving reference systems, central forces, collision theory, dynamics of a system of particles, rigid body motion, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Theory. Prerequisites: PHYS 111, 212, 214, MATH 242. 3 credits PHYS 304: Mathematical Methods of Physics Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, vector field theory, complex variables, partial differential equations, special functions, probability, numerical analysis, matrices. Prerequisite: MATH 242 3 credits PHYS 321: Statistical Mechanics Boltzman, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein statistics by the combinatorial methods, entropy and probability, partition functions, classical and quantum mechanical specific heats of gases and solids, Planck radiation law, paramagnetic susceptibilities. Prerequisites: Chem/CHEM 331, MATH 242 3 credits, Spring PHYS 332: Experimental Physics Selected experiments from the entire field, designed to develop a facility with laboratory techniques, a critical awareness of the errors of measurements and the consequent limitations on empirical conclusions, and an original initiative toward minimizing these limitations through refinements of techniques and instruments. Laboratory: Six hours per week. 2 credits PHYS 406: Optics Fermat's principles, thick lens theory, third order aberration theory, interference phenomena, Kirchoff's integral, Fresnel and Farunhoffer diffraction, Fourier transform optics, coherence times and lengths, holography, polarization, absorption, scattering, dispersion. Prerequisites: PHYS 212, MATH 242 3 credits PHYS 430: Quantum Mechanics I Schrรถdinger Quantum Mechanics from an operator standpoint, wells, barriers and the harmonic oscillator, the Hydrogen atom, electric spin, angular momentum, perturbation theory, matrix representations, relativistic corrections, multi-electron atoms, Zeeman and Stark effects, molecular states. Prerequisites: PHYS 300, 304 3 credits

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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