PH 2130 Physics I (4 Credits)
Introduction to classical physics. Topics include: kinematics, dynamics. Emphasis on application of theory and problem-solving. Laboratory. Additional course fee required. Falls.
PH 2140 Physics II (4 Credits)
Introduction to classical physics. Topics include: fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism. Emphasis on application of theory and problem-solving. Laboratory. Additional course fee required. Springs.
Prerequisite(s): PH 2130.
PH 2330 Astronomy Laboratory (1 Credit)
PH 2410 University Physics I (3 Credits)
A traditional calculus-based introductory survey of general physics. Intended primarily for majors in the physical sciences and mathematics. Emphasis on the mathematical development of the subject and on the acquisition of problem-solving skills. Topics include: mechanics, rotational motion, thermodynamics. Falls.
Corequisite(s): PH 2430.
PH 2420 University Physics II (3 Credits)
PH 2430 University Physics Laboratory I (1 Credit)
PH 2440 University Physics Laboratory II (1 Credit)
PH 3130 Mechanics (4 Credits)
Classical mechanics of particles, rigid bodies, systems, and continuous media. Topics include: 1, 2, and 3-dimensional particle motion, rigid body rotation, fluid dynamics and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations. Emphasis on application of theory including numerical techniques. Recitation session devoted to problem-solving. Spring of odd years.
PH 3520 Modern Physics (4 Credits)
PH 3900 Special Topics in Physics (1-4 Credits)
PH 4910 Independent Study (1-4 Credits)
Ordinarily for natural science majors. Studies undertaken are defined by the students concerned, subject to approval by appropriate staff members. Work may involve reading, conferences, historical, experimental or theoretical projects, field investigations, statistical surveys or combinations of the foregoing. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study and the Department Chair.