PHYSICS 1050 Principles of Physics 5 Credits

Mechanics, waves, fluid dynamics, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics. This course emphasizes the use of physics principles in analyzing physical systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 15 or MATH 1530 or mathematics proficiency level of 15 or above
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 1350 Introductory Physics I 5 Credits

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.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 1530 or MATH 2450 or math proficiency level of 30 or above
Typically Offered: Fall

PHYSICS 1450 Introductory Physics II 5 Credits

A continuation of PHYSICS 1350 including topics and experiments in electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 1350
Typically Offered: Spring

PHYSICS 1900 Discovering Relativity and Quantum Mechanics 4 Credits

An experimentally-grounded introduction to the ideas of Modern Physics with minimal mathematics. Central topics include atomic theory, quantum mechanics and relativity.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 15 with a grade of "C" or better or math placement level of 15 or above.
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 2240 General Physics I 4 Credits

Mechanics and wave properties for students of engineering, mathematics, and science, including an introduction to experimental techniques and experiments.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P or C: MATH 2740
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 2340 General Physics II 4 Credits

Electricity, magnetism, and optics for students of engineering, mathematics, and science, including an introduction to experimental techniques and experiments.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2240 with a "C-" or better and MATH 2740 with a "C-" or better
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 2410 Physics of Sound 1 Credit

An introduction to acoustics with emphasis on engineering applications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2240
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 3140 Modern Physics 4 Credits

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.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHYSICS 2340 with a "C-" or better; CHEMSTRY 1450 or 1240 C: MATH 3630
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PHYSICS 4940 Independent Study in Physics 1-4 Credits

Study of special topics and/or developments of special projects having department approval.
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer