## PHYSICS
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics requires the student to complete a minimum of 14 course units in physics and related fields. These must include Physics 201, 202, 203, 315, 350, 370, 432, 499, and Mathematics 121, 122, 331.Three additional units chosen from courses listed within the "career tracks" listed below. Two of these three units must be at the 400-level. Students are encouraged, but not required, to complete one of the "career tracks."
A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in physics requires the student to complete a minimum of 11 course units in physics and related fields. These must include: PHYS 201, 202, 203, 315, 370, 499; MATH 121, 122; CHEM 111, 112 and one unit of Biology (BIOL 115 or above).
The minor in Physics requires the student to complete seven units of Physics and Mathematics including: PHYS 201, 202, 203, 315; MATH 121, 122, plus one additional one unit PHYS course at the 300-level or above.
An introduction to concepts of classical and modern physics designed
for students without calculus. (May not be taken for credit by students
who have completed Physics 202.) (1)
The first half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry,
but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics.
(May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 201.)
(1)
The second half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry,
but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics.
(May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.)
(1)
A calculus-based, rigorous introduction to classical mechanics, wave
phenomena, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory. (1)
Continuation of 201; electricity and magnetism, light, and some applications
of classical physics. (1)
Continuation of 201-202 series concentrating on special and general
relativity, quantum theories, and selected applications. (1)
Experiments in topics in advanced physics. Theory of data analysis.
(1)
Electrostatics, magnetism, direct current circuits. (1)
Thermal behavior of systems; energy and entropy; equations of state;
changes of phase; elements of continuum and statistical approaches. (1)
Advanced physics majors work under the guidance of the department faculty. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Field experience in a physics-related area such as health physics in an appropriate industry or business. Permission of the department. (1)
Central force motion, coupled systems, rigid body motion, the Lagrangian
formulation. (1)
Alternating current circuit theory, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic
radiation. (1)
Advanced techniques in experimental measurement and design offered to
students particularly interested in experimental physics. (1)
The role of physical theory, models, and experimental techniques in
the study of biological systems. Topics include biomechanics, transport
through membranes, feedback and control, nuclear radiation effects, nuclear
medicine, models of chemoreception, and electrical properties of cells
and organisms. (1)
Circuit and network theory, AC circuits, diodes, transistors, and modern
electronic devices. (1)
Origins of quantum theory, Schoedinger equation, centrosymmetric potentials,
angular momentum, scattering, perturbation theory, and radiation. (1)
A first course in scientific computing, the course surveys techniques
for modeling physical systems. Topics include numerical differentiation,
quadrate, ordinary and partial differential equations, and simulation
and approximation methods. (1)
A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation,
or performance.
A course offered in various formats designed to give students instruction
in a subject not regularly offered. (1) |