12219 |
PHYS 118 Light and
Color |
Muhammad Mubeen |
. T . Th . |
10:10 - 12:10
pm |
ROSE 108 |
SCI |
An
introduction to light, optical phenomena, and related devices, including some
historical perspective; classical and modern models of light; light and color
in nature, and vision; the geometrical optics of lenses, mirrors, and related
devices; the physical optics of interference and diffraction; spectroscopy and
polarization; lasers, and holography. Without assuming either prior knowledge
of physics or heavier mathematics, we will develop models and explore them in
intermixed lecture -discussion and experiment-demonstration modes. Class
size: 20
12220 |
PHYS 119 The Physics
of Stuff |
Christian Bracher
LAB A:
LAB B: |
M . W . . . . . . F . . . . F |
10:10 - 12:10
pm 11:50 -1:10
pm 1:30 -2:50 pm |
ROSE 108 HEG 107 HEG 107 |
SCI |
Starting
from the smallest constituents, this course will explore the physical
principles underlying the organization of matter into increasingly complex
structures, and the resulting properties.
Topics include elementary particles and fundamental interactions,
nuclei, radioactivity, the concept of energy, the electric force, wave motion
and light, the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, the quantum description of
atoms and molecules, and gases with selected applications in modern life. Laboratory sessions serve to illustrate these
physical concepts. The course has no
math requirement, but a good working knowledge of algebra is a necessity. While high school physics experience is
helpful, it is not a prerequisite. Class size: 20
12221 |
PHYS 142 Introduction
to Physics II |
Matthew Deady
LAB A:
LAB B:
LAB C: |
M . W . F M . . . . . T . . . . T . . . |
8:30 -9:50 am 1:00 -3:00 pm 1:00 -3:00 pm 3:10 -5:10 pm |
HEG 102 HEG 107 HEG 107 HEG 107 |
SCI |
Part
II of a calculus-based survey which will focus on electricity and magnetism,
light, electromagnetic radiation, and optics. The course stresses ideas - the
unifying principles and characteristic models of physics. Labs develop the
critical ability to elicit understanding of our physical world. Prerequisites: Physics 141, Mathematics 141. Class
size: 40
12218 |
PHYS 222 Mathematical
Methods II |
John Cullinan |
. . . . F |
1:30 -3:30 pm |
HEG 106 |
MATC |
(2
credits) This is the
second part of a two-part course series that introduces mathematical topics and
techniques that are commonly encountered in the physical sciences, including
complex numbers and analytic functions, Fourier series and orthogonal
functions, standard types of partial differential equations, and special
functions. Prerequisites: MATH 141 and 142, or the equivalent. Recommended: PHYS 221, Mathematical
Methods of Physics I. Class size: 15
12571 |
PHYS 225 Computational
Physics |
Mohammed Asim Mubeen |
. T . Th . |
1:30 – 2:50
pm |
ROSE 108 |
MATC |
This
course is designed to learn how to apply the computational techniques to solve
the problems in sciences generally and in Physics and Engineering particularly. Students will spend most of their time
actually programming specific physical problems and then learn the theoretical
base of the techniques used. This course
introduces the computational tools available and how to apply them on certain
problems. This is an applied course and
is designed on base of a theme “Learn via
Applications”. No prior experience
with computer programming is required.
At the end of this course the students are required to complete an
individual class projects. A group of
two can also work on a single project (depending on the project) with the prior
approval of the instructor.
Prerequisites: MATH 141 &
142.
Class size: 15
12222 |
PHYS 312 Electricity
and Magnetism |
Christian Bracher |
M . W . . |
1:30 -3:30 pm |
HEG 106 |
MATC |
Electrostatics,
conductors, and dielectrics. Laplace's Equation
and characteristic fields. Magnetostatics, magnetodynamics, and the magnetic
properties of matter. Flow of charge and circuit
theory. Maxwell's Equations and the energy/momentum transfer of
electromagnetic radiation. Prerequisites: Physics 141‑142,
Mathematics
211. Class
size: 20
12223 |
PHYS 403 Quantum
Mechanics |
Peter Skiff |
. . W . F |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 106 |
SCI |
Elements of Schrodinger and Heisenberg formulations
of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering,
harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite:
Physics 321. Class size: 15