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PHYS 110: Introductory Astronomy

3 credits, offered every fall

Qualitative survey of the current understanding of the universe including planetary explorations, solar phenomena, stars, black holes, nebulas, galaxies.

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PHYS 110L: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory

1 credit, offered every fall

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 110.

Lab Fee: $20.00

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PHYS 120: Fundamentals of Physics

3 credits, offered every semester

Application of physics concepts and principles to the real world. Topics selected from mechanics, heat, optics, electricity, and magnetism.

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PHYS 120L: Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory

1 credit, offered every semester

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 120.

Coreq: PHYS 120.

Lab Fee: $20.00

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PHYS 171: Introductory Projects in Physics

1 credit, offered every fall

Basic computer controlled instrumentation for automation and data acquisition.  Design of simple measurement and control projects covering waveforms, temperature measurement and robotics.  Elementary data analysis: curve fitting, Fourier theory and statistics.

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PHYS 211: College Physics I

3 credits, offered every semester (including summer)

Beginning course for students without a calculus background. Includes basic principles of bodies at rest and in motion, fluids, vibrations, waves, sound and thermodynamics.

Prereq: MATH 105 or higher.

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PHYS 211L: College Physics I Laboratory

1 credit, offered every semester (including summer)

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 211.

Coreq: PHYS 211.

Lab Fee: $20.00

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PHYS 212: College Physics II

3 credits, offered every semester (tentatively)

Second course for students without a calculus background. Includes electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

Prereq: PHYS 211.

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PHYS 212L: College Physics II Laboratory

1 credit, offered every semester (tentatively)

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 212.

Coreq: PHYS 212.

Lab Fee: $25.00

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PHYS 215: Research for Undergraduates

1-3 credits, offered every semester

Special research studies in physics under the supervision of an instructor.

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PHYS 220: Physics for Designers

3 credits, offered once per academic year

Application of physics concepts and principles for designers such as architects, interior designers, and engineers using focused problem-solving in work-groups.  Topics selected from mechanics, sound, thermodynamics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.

Prereq: MATH 105 or equivalent.

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PHYS 251: University Physics I

4 credits, offered every semester

Newtonian mechanics of translational and rotational motion, work, energy, power, momentum, conservation of energy and momentum, periodic motion, waves, sound, heat, and thermodynamics.

Prereq: MATH 165.

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PHYS 251L: University Physics I Laboratory

1 credit, offered every semester

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 251.

Coreq: PHYS 251.

Lab Fee: $20.00

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Physics 251R: University Physics I Recitation

1 credit, offered every spring

A recitation that complements PHYS 251 with theory and applications.

Coreq: PHYS 251.

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PHYS 252: University Physics II

4 credits, offered every semester

Electric charge, field, potential, and current; magnetic field; capacitance; resistance; inductance; RC, RL, LC and RLC circuits; waves; optics.

Prereq: PHYS 251 or ME 222. Coreq: MATH 166.

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PHYS 252L: University Physics II Laboratory

1 credit, offered every semester

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 252.

Coreq: PHYS 252.

Lab Fee: $25.00

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PHYS 252R: University Physics II Recitation

1 credit, offered every fall

A recitation that complements PHYS 252 with emphasis on theory and applications.

Coreq: PHYS 252.

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PHYS 411L: Optics for Scientists & Engineers Laboratory

1 credit, offered every fall

Required laboratory for PHYS/ECE 411. Ten optics experiments plus a major related optics project.

Prereq: PHYS 252. Coreq: PHYS 411. Cross-listed with ECE.

Lab Fee: $25.00

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PHYS 489: Physics Projects

3 credits, offered every spring (and fall on demand)

Capstone experience in physics.

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PHYS 491: Seminar

1 credit, offered on demand

Capstone seminar for Physics Education majors.

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PHYS 494: Individual Study

1-5 credits, offered on demand

Individual study on a selected topic, supervised by a faculty member.

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