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- 2 Credits Physics: the Genesis of Technology PH-UY 1002
- This course introduces contemporary topics in physics, along with readings and discussions of topics with technological implications.

Prerequisite: Only first-year students are permitted to enroll in this introductory level course. - 3 Credits Mechanics PH-UY 1013
- This course is the first of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Motion of particles and systems of particles. One-dimensional motion. Vectors and two-dimensional motions. Forces and acceleration. Conservation of energy and momentum. Rotations. The free and driven harmonic oscillator. Gravitation. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)

Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or an approved equivalent. Corequisites: MA-UY 1124 or approved equivalent, and EX-UY 1 - 3 Credits Motion and Sound PH-UY 1213
- PH-UY 1213 Motion and Sound. (3:0:1:3) First of a two courses introductory sequence in general physics for majors other than science or engineering. (Not an acceptable substitute for PH-UY 1013) One-dimensional motions. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motions. Newton's Laws of motion. Conservation Laws of Energy and Momentum. Collisions. Rotational motions. Gravity. Statics and Elasticity. Fluids. Oscillations. Mechanical Waves. Superposition and Standing Waves. Sound and Acoustics.
- 3 Credits Electricity and Light PH-UY 1223
- Second of two introductory courses in general physics for non science or engineering majors. (Not an acceptable substitute for PH-UY 2023 or PH-UY 2033) Electric forces and fields. Electric potential and capacitance. Electric current. Magnetic forces and fields. Faradays law and inductance. Maxwell's Theory of Electromagnetism. Electromagnetic waves. Light and Color. Geometrical optics. Image Formation. Interference and diffraction.

Prerequisite(s): PH-UY 1213 - 1 Credits General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2121
- PH-UY 2121 General Physics Laboratory I (0.5:1:0:1). An introductory level experimental course. Fundamental laboratory experiments in classical mechanics and electrostatics. Stresses basic experimental techniques, error analysis, and written presentation of experiment results. Experiments require progressively more detailed and sophisticated analysis. This laboratory class meets for three hours on alternate weeks.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 1013 and MA-UY 1124 or equivalent. Co-requisite: PH-UY 2023. - 3 Credits Electricity, Magnetism, & Fluids PH-UY 2023
- This is the second course of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Fluids at rest and in motion. An introduction to electric and magnetic forces and fields. Electric charge density. Electric fields from simple charge distributions. Electric potential. Capacitance.
Magnetic forces. Magnetic field from a current loop. Inductance. Magnetism
in matter. Current and resistance. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)

Prerequisites: PH-UY 1013 and MA-UY 1124 or an approved equivalent. Co-requisite: PH-UY 2121 General Physics Laboratory I, and EX-UY 1 - 1 Credits General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2131
- PH 2131 General Physics Laboratory II (0.5:1:0:1). The second part of the introductory physics laboratory program. Fundamental laboratory experiments in E&M, waves, optics, and thermodynamics. Stresses experimental models and design, error and data analysis. This laboratory class meets for three hours on alternate weeks.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2121 and PH-UY 2023. Corequisite: PH-UY 2033 - 3 Credits Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics PH-UY 2033
- This is the third course of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Water, sound and electromagnetic waves. Reflection, scattering and absorption. Standing waves and spectra. Superposition, diffraction and beats. Geometrical optics. Introduction to thermodynamics; temperature, heat, and entropy. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2121 and PH-UY 2023. Co-requisites: PH-UY 2131, and EX-UY 1. - 4 Credits Analytical Mechanics PH-UY 2104
- The course covers statics by virtual work and potential energy methods. Stability of equilibrium. Particle dynamics, harmonic oscillator and planetary motion. Rigid body dynamics in two and three dimensions. Lagrangian mechanics. Dynamics of oscillating systems.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2122, and PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2023. - 4 Credits Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics PH-UY 2344
- Special theory of relativity, Michelson Morley experiment. Planck’s quantum hypothesis, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Rutherford scattering, Bohr’s atom, DeBroglie wavelength, electron diffraction, wave function, uncertainty principle, Schrodinger equation. Application to: square well potential, one electron atom. Atomic nucleus, fission and fusion. Energy bands in a periodic lattice, Kronig Penney model, valence, conduction bands, impurity states, electron mobility. Semiconductor properties. Introduction to superconductivity; electron pairs, energy gap, Josephson effect.

Prerequisite: PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2023; Co-requisites: PH-UY 2033. - 3 Credits Astronomy and Astrophysics PH-UY 2813
- This course covers historical development of observational astronomy. Traditional and modern observational techniques. Theories of formation and evolution of stars, planets and galaxies. Current developments in astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics.

Prerequisite: PH-UY 2031 and PH-UY 2033 - 3 Credits Introduction to Geophysics PH-UY 2823
- An introduction to physical geology, familiarizing students with basic geological processes, and emphasizing the interdisciplinary interactions involved.
- PH-UY 3002 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 4 Credits Introduction to Polymer Physics PH-UY 3054
- This course introduces polymer physics and its applications in engineering. The course includes polymer assemblies, morphology and motion, mechanical and dielectric response, transitions and relaxations, time-temperature equivalence, yield and fracture, conducting polymers, optics of polymers, oriented structures, nanofibers, composites.

Prerequisite: CM-UY 1004 or C-UY 1014; Co-requisites: PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2023. - 3 Credits Fundamentals of Applied Nuclear Physics PH-UY 3103
- This course surveys the fundamentals of nuclear physics with application to nuclear engineering. Topics include an introduction to quantum mechanics, nuclear forces and nuclear structure, nuclear stability and reactions, natural and induced radioactivity.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132, and CM-UY 1004, and PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2033. - 4 Credits Electricity and Magnetism PH-UY 3234
- The course covers properties of the electrostatic, magnetostatic and electromagnetic field in vacuum and in material media. Maxwell’s equations with applications to elementary problems.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2122, and PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2033. - PH-UY 3244 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 3424 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 4 Credits Introduction to Modern Optics PH-UY 3474
- This course covers the physics of optics using both classical and semi-classical descriptions. The classical and quantum interactions of light with matter. Diffraction of waves and wave packets by obstacles. Fourier transform optics, holography, Fourier transform spectroscopy. Coherence and quantum aspects of light. Geometrical optics. Matrix optics. Crystal optics. Introduction to electro-optics and nonlinear optics.

Prerequisite: PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2033. - 3 Credits Introduction to Radiation Physics and Dosimetry PH-UY 3503
- The course examines the basic theory and practice of Radiation and Health Physics. Atomic and nuclear radiation. X-ray and gamma radiation. Interaction of radiation with matter, and the effects on living tissue. Principles of radiation detection, radiation measurement, external and internal dosimetry. Radiation Protection.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 3103 or PH-UY 2344. - PH-UY 3513 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 3 Credits Mathematical Physics I PH-UY 3603
- First course of two-semester lecture sequence in mathematical physics for undergraduate students in physics and engineering. Line, surface and volume integrals, gradient, divergence, and curl. Cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. Tensors and tensor transformations. The Dirac delta function, and integrals and derivatives of the delta function. Functions of complex variables, analytic functions, and these residue theorem. Fourier series, integrals, and transforms.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2004 or PH-UY 2023 - 4 Credits Computational Physics PH-UY 3614
- An introduction to numerical methods. Solving ordinary differential equations, root finding, fourier transforms, numerical integration, linear systems. Techniques are applied to projectile motion, oscillatory motion, planetary motion, potentials and fields, waves and quantum mechanics. This class meets four hours per week for lectures

Prerequisites: CS-UY 1133 or CS-UY 1114, and MA-UY 2312 (or approved equivalent), and PH-UY 2344. - PH-UY 3703 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 3801 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 3802 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 3803 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 3804 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 4 Credits Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics PH-UY 4124
- The course covers fundamental laws of macroscopic thermodynamics, heat, internal energy and entropy. Topics include an introduction to statistical physics, and applications of Maxwell, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2122 and PH-UY 2344. - PH-UY 4244 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 4364 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 4444 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 4554 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 4601 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 4602 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 3 Credits Special Topics in Physics PH-UY 4603
- Variable credit special topics courses in physics.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2344 and Physics adviser approval. (Course may be repeated for additional credit.) - PH-UY 4604 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- 2 Credits Introduction to Senior Project in Physics PH-UY 4902
- A qualified senior physics student or group of students work with a faculty member (and possibly graduate students) on an advanced problem in physics. In this introductory phase the student(s) and adviser select a suitable theoretical or experimental problem in the subject area and use various resources to solve it.
- 4 Credits Senior Project in Physics PH-UY 4904
- In the project’s concluding phase, senior physics students or group of students work with a faculty member (and possibly graduate students) to solve an advanced problem in interdisciplinary physics. The conclusion of the project is a written report and an oral presentation made to the supervising faculty.
- 2 Credits Senior Seminar in Physics PH-UY 4912
- Senior physics students, in consultation with the instructor, study and prepare presentations on several current research topics in the general area of interdisciplinary physics. Students’ performance is based on the mastery of the material chosen and also on the quality of the presentation made to the instructor and the seminar members.

- PH-GY 5343 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5443 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5473 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5481 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5493 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5553 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 5663 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6153 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6163 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6243 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6253 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6403 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6513 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6523 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6553 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6633 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6643 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6673 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 6683 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 8013 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 8023 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 9531 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-GY 9541 (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 955X (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 997X (Please refer to the bulletin)
- PH-UY 999X (Please refer to the bulletin)

PH 5493, PH 5553 and PH 5663 courses can respectively be substituted with EL 5533, EL 5553 and EL 5663

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