12219

PHYS 118 Light and Color

Muhammad Mubeen

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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