The core of the 128-credit Physics and Mathematics program is 30 credits of required physics courses and 29 credits of required math courses. Students pursuing the dual major must also take an additional 10 credits of physics electives and 9 credits of math electives. 15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are reserved for a senior project. The remaining credits are used to satisfy other Institute and state requirements. The curriculum is outlined in detail below.

- 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

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 |
0.5 Credits |

- 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

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 |
0.5 Credits |

- 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.

Prerequisite: PH-UY 2023; Co-requisite: MA-UY 2034 - 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.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2023 and MA-UY 2034; Co-requisite: 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: PH-UY 2033 and MA-UY 2114. - 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: PH-UY 2344, MA-UY 2114, and MA-UY 2224. - 4 Credits Introduction to the Quantum Theory PH-UY 4364
- The course introduces quantitative introduction to the quantum theory, which describes understanding light, electrons, atoms, nuclei and solid matter. Superposition principle, expectation values, momentum operator and wave function, duality, current vector, Hermitian operators, angular momentum, solution of the radial equation, electron in a magnetic field, perturbation theory, WKB approximation, identical particles. Applications include alpha decay, electrons in a periodic lattice, hydrogen spectrum, helium atom, neutron-proton scattering, and quark model of baryons.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2344, MA-UY 2114, and MA-UY 2224.

- 4 Credits Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY 1024
- This course covers library of Functions: functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rule, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. MA 1324 is for students who wish to take MA 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA1324 covers the same material as MA1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.

Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1 - 4 Credits Calculus II for Engineers MA-UY 1124
- This course covers definite integrals, theorems about integrals, anti-derivatives, second fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324 (B or better) or MA-UY 1022 or MA-UY 1322 (B or better).

Corequisite: EX-UY 1. - 2 Credits Elements of Linear Algebra I MA-UY 2012
- This course introduces vector concepts. Linear transformations.Matrices and Determinants. Characteristic roots and eigenfunctions.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 1124 or equivalent. - 2 Credits Multivariable Calculus A MA-UY 2112
- This course introduces Multivariable Calculus. Analysis of functions of several variables, vector valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2012. - 2 Credits Multivariable Calculus B MA-UY 2122
- This course continues Multivariable Calculus. Optimization techniques, parametric equations, line integrals, surface integrals and major theorems concerning their applications.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2112. - 2 Credits Ordinary Differential Equations MA-UY 2132
- This course covers first order differential equations: modeling and solving. Stability of autonomous equations. Higher order linear ordinary differential equations: Solution bases, Wronskian and initial value problems. Linear system of first-order differential equations with constant coefficients: Elimination and eigenvalue method of solution. Elementary concepts of numerical analysis. Numerical solution of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA-UY 2012. - 2 Credits Introduction to Probability I MA-UY 3012
- This course covers probability of events. Random variables. Discrete and continuous distributions. Joint distributions. Expectation. Functions of a random variable. Central limit theorem.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2112 or MA-UY 2114. - 2 Credits Complex Variables I MA-UY 3112
- This course covers functions of a complex variable. Derivatives and Cauchy-Riemann equations. Integrals and Cauchy integral theorem. Power and Laurent Series. Residue theory.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2122 or equivalent. - 3 Credits Introduction to Mathematical Statistics MA-UY 4113
- Standard first course in mathematical statistics, recommended for those planning to take advanced courses in statistics. Sampling distributions, tests of hypotheses, significance tests, point and interval estimation, regression and analysis of variance.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2233. - 3 Credits Applied Partial Differential Equations MA-UY 4413
- Modeling of physical processes. Classification of equations. Formulation and treatment of boundary- and initial-value problems. Greens functions. Maximum principle. Separation of variables. Fourier series and integrals. Quasilinear first-order equations and characteristics. DAlembert solution of wave equation. Conservation laws and shock waves.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 108 or Departmental adviser’s approval. - 3 Credits Introductory Numerical Analysis MA-UY 4423
- This course covers: Polynomial interpolation and approximation of functions. Divided differences. Least-squares data fitting, orthogonal polynomials. Numerical differentiation and integration. Solution of nonlinear equations. Gaussian elimination, pivoting, iterative refinement, conditioning of matrices. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132, MA-UY 2034 or MA-UY 108.

Physics Electives (10 Credits)

Select 10 credits from the list of undergraduate applied physics elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with advisor’s approval.

Select 9 credits from the list of undergraduate math elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with advisor’s approval.

Free Electives, Independent Study and Projects (15 Credits)

15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 8 credits are reserved for a math project/thesis or a 6 credit physics project plus senior physics seminar.

You are required to take 18 credits in the humanities and social sciences requiring EN 1013W and HuSS 1023W as prerequisites. To ensure some depth of knowledge, it is required that 1 or more of these elective courses be taken at an advanced level.

**Choose one:**

- 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. - 2 Credits The Art of Mathematics MA-UY 1002
- This is an introductory course about Mathematics. Areas of Mathematics. History of Mathematics. Mathematical Methods. Great Mathematicians. Famous open and solved mathematical problems. The study of Mathematics. Mathematical Software.

Prerequisite: Only first-year students are permitted to enroll in this introductory level course.

**Take all:**

- 1 Credits Engineering and Technology Forum EG-UY 1001
- In this course the notion of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e) is introduced to the students’ educational experience. Students will be exposed to elements of a research-intensive institution and diverse research performed by leading engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.
- 4 Credits General Chemistry for Engineers CM-UY 1004
- This is a one-semester introductory course in general chemistry. It covers chemical equations, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, gases, atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, organic, inorganic and polymeric materials and electrochemistry.

Corequisite: EX-UY 1 - 3 Credits College Writing Workshop EN-UY 1013W
- This course introduces students to the expectations of college-level writing, including writing-process fundamentals and the inherently rhetorical dimension of all writing. Through the strategies of invention, drafting, responding and revising, students better understand and hone their writing abilities. The instructor emphasizes argumentative and analytical writing, critical reading and writing, use of academic sources, knowledge of academic forms and sentence-level control.

Prerequisites: None. Co-requisites: None. Notes: None. - 4 Credits Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving CS-UY 1114
- This course introduces problem solving and computer programming and is for undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors who have limited prior experience in programming in any language. The course covers fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the Python programming language. Concepts and methods introduced in the
course are illustrated by examples from various disciplines. ABET competencies: a,b,c, e, f, g, k

Corequisite: EX-UY 1

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W |
3 Credits |

This schedule lists specific courses you might take during your 4 years at the School of Engineering; it does not indicate required courses. It applies to students who begin classes in the fall of 2009 and onwards. If you entered the School of Engineering prior to that date, please review the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering prior to fall 2009.

**Choose one:**

- 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. - 2 Credits The Art of Mathematics MA-UY 1002
- This is an introductory course about Mathematics. Areas of Mathematics. History of Mathematics. Mathematical Methods. Great Mathematicians. Famous open and solved mathematical problems. The study of Mathematics. Mathematical Software.

Prerequisite: Only first-year students are permitted to enroll in this introductory level course.

**Take all:**

- 4 Credits Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY 1024
- This course covers library of Functions: functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rule, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. MA 1324 is for students who wish to take MA 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA1324 covers the same material as MA1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.

Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1 - 4 Credits General Chemistry for Engineers CM-UY 1004
- This is a one-semester introductory course in general chemistry. It covers chemical equations, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, gases, atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, organic, inorganic and polymeric materials and electrochemistry.

Corequisite: EX-UY 1 - 3 Credits College Writing Workshop EN-UY 1013W
- This course introduces students to the expectations of college-level writing, including writing-process fundamentals and the inherently rhetorical dimension of all writing. Through the strategies of invention, drafting, responding and revising, students better understand and hone their writing abilities. The instructor emphasizes argumentative and analytical writing, critical reading and writing, use of academic sources, knowledge of academic forms and sentence-level control.

Prerequisites: None. Co-requisites: None. Notes: None. - 1 Credits Engineering and Technology Forum EG-UY 1001
- In this course the notion of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e) is introduced to the students’ educational experience. Students will be exposed to elements of a research-intensive institution and diverse research performed by leading engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.

- 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 - 4 Credits Calculus II for Engineers MA-UY 1124
- This course covers definite integrals, theorems about integrals, anti-derivatives, second fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324 (B or better) or MA-UY 1022 or MA-UY 1322 (B or better).

Corequisite: EX-UY 1. - 4 Credits Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving CS-UY 1114
- This course introduces problem solving and computer programming and is for undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors who have limited prior experience in programming in any language. The course covers fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the Python programming language. Concepts and methods introduced in the
course are illustrated by examples from various disciplines. ABET competencies: a,b,c, e, f, g, k

Corequisite: EX-UY 1

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W |
3 Credits |

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 |
0.5 Credits |

- 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 - 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.

Prerequisite: PH-UY 2023; Co-requisite: MA-UY 2034 - 2 Credits Elements of Linear Algebra I MA-UY 2012
- This course introduces vector concepts. Linear transformations.Matrices and Determinants. Characteristic roots and eigenfunctions.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 1124 or equivalent. - 2 Credits Ordinary Differential Equations MA-UY 2132
- This course covers first order differential equations: modeling and solving. Stability of autonomous equations. Higher order linear ordinary differential equations: Solution bases, Wronskian and initial value problems. Linear system of first-order differential equations with constant coefficients: Elimination and eigenvalue method of solution. Elementary concepts of numerical analysis. Numerical solution of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA-UY 2012.

**2 HuSS electives**

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 |
0.5 Credits |

- 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. - 2 Credits Multivariable Calculus A MA-UY 2112
- This course introduces Multivariable Calculus. Analysis of functions of several variables, vector valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2012. - 2 Credits Multivariable Calculus B MA-UY 2122
- This course continues Multivariable Calculus. Optimization techniques, parametric equations, line integrals, surface integrals and major theorems concerning their applications.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2112. - 2 Credits Introduction to Probability I MA-UY 3012
- This course covers probability of events. Random variables. Discrete and continuous distributions. Joint distributions. Expectation. Functions of a random variable. Central limit theorem.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2112 or MA-UY 2114. - 2 Credits Complex Variables I MA-UY 3112
- This course covers functions of a complex variable. Derivatives and Cauchy-Riemann equations. Integrals and Cauchy integral theorem. Power and Laurent Series. Residue theory.

Prerequisite: MA-UY 2122 or equivalent.

**Free elective**

- 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.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2023 and MA-UY 2034; Co-requisite: PH-UY 2033. - Chemical Laboratory Safety CM-GY 5040
- This course discusses problems of health and safety in chemical laboratories, including how to work safely with dangerous chemicals. This course must be completed by graduate and undergraduate chemistry students before they begin laboratory research.

**Physics elective**

**Free elective**

**Math elective**

**HuSS elective**

- 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: PH-UY 2033 and MA-UY 2114. - 3 Credits Introduction to Mathematical Statistics MA-UY 4113
- Standard first course in mathematical statistics, recommended for those planning to take advanced courses in statistics. Sampling distributions, tests of hypotheses, significance tests, point and interval estimation, regression and analysis of variance.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2233.

**Physics elective**

**Math elective**

**HuSS elective**

**Choose one:**

- 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.

**Math elective**

**Take all:**

- 4 Credits Introduction to the Quantum Theory PH-UY 4364
- The course introduces quantitative introduction to the quantum theory, which describes understanding light, electrons, atoms, nuclei and solid matter. Superposition principle, expectation values, momentum operator and wave function, duality, current vector, Hermitian operators, angular momentum, solution of the radial equation, electron in a magnetic field, perturbation theory, WKB approximation, identical particles. Applications include alpha decay, electrons in a periodic lattice, hydrogen spectrum, helium atom, neutron-proton scattering, and quark model of baryons.

Prerequisites: PH-UY 2344, MA-UY 2114, and MA-UY 2224. - 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.
- 3 Credits Applied Partial Differential Equations MA-UY 4413
- Modeling of physical processes. Classification of equations. Formulation and treatment of boundary- and initial-value problems. Greens functions. Maximum principle. Separation of variables. Fourier series and integrals. Quasilinear first-order equations and characteristics. DAlembert solution of wave equation. Conservation laws and shock waves.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 108 or Departmental adviser’s approval.

**Math elective**

**HuSS elective**

**Choose one:**

- 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.
- 4 Credits Project in Mathematics I MA-UY 3914
- In this course, students reading, study and investigation of selected topics in mathematics. Problems are discussed and presented by participating students.

Prerequisite: approval of departmental adviser.

**Take all:**

- 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: PH-UY 2344, MA-UY 2114, and MA-UY 2224. - 3 Credits Introductory Numerical Analysis MA-UY 4423
- This course covers: Polynomial interpolation and approximation of functions. Divided differences. Least-squares data fitting, orthogonal polynomials. Numerical differentiation and integration. Solution of nonlinear equations. Gaussian elimination, pivoting, iterative refinement, conditioning of matrices. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132, MA-UY 2034 or MA-UY 108.

**Physics elective**

**HuSS elective**

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