Summer 2015 Courses

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PHYS 104 - 01 Astronomy M T W R - - - 1900 - 2030 OWS 166
CRN: 30024 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 104 - 51 Astronomy/Lab M T W R - - - 2031 - 2130 OWS 166
CRN: 30025 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 109 - 01 General Physics I M T W R F - - 0830 - 1200 OWS 166
CRN: 30217 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brita L. Nellermoe This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111.

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PHYS 111 - 01 Classical Physics I M T W R F - - 0830 - 1200 OWS 168
CRN: 30043 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Richard A. Thomas This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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Fall 2015 Courses

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PHYS 101 - 01 Physics for Liberal Arts I - T - R - - - 0830 - 1130 OWS 168
CRN: 40286 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brita L. Nellermoe Intended for non-science majors; treats fundamental principles of physics and their application to familiar phenomena, stressing qualitative understanding. The course will survey topics from mechanics, fluids, temperature and heat, oscillations, waves and sound, light and optics, and properties of matter. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course is designed especially for elementary education majors. It is not intended for students who have had high school physics. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 101 may not receive credit for PHYS 109 or 111.

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PHYS 104 - 01 Astronomy M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 150
CRN: 40287 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Wehner Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 104 - 51 Astronomy/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 166
CRN: 41452 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Wehner Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 104 - 61 Astronomy/Lab - T - - - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 166
CRN: 40288 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Wehner Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 104 - 62 Astronomy/Lab - - - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 166
CRN: 40756 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 104 - 63 Astronomy/Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 166
CRN: 40289 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

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PHYS 109 - 01 General Physics I M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 169
CRN: 40290 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shelley A. Blilie This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111.

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PHYS 109 - 02 General Physics I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 169
CRN: 40970 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain This course and its continuation PHYS 110 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical and modern physics. Applications are chosen that focus on the life sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: description of motion, force, torque and rotational motion, energy, momentum and their conservation, fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Math placement at a level of MATH 111 or above. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 109 may not receive credit for PHYS 111.

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PHYS 111 - 01 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 168
CRN: 40291 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin E. Johnston This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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PHYS 111 - 02 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1320 OWS 168
CRN: 41309 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marie Lopez del Puerto This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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PHYS 111 - 03 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 168
CRN: 40292 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin E. Johnston This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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PHYS 111 - 04 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1320 OWS 169
CRN: 41777 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brita L. Nellermoe This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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PHYS 112 - 01 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 166
CRN: 40293 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Richard A. Thomas Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

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PHYS 112 - 02 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 1055 - 1320 OWS 166
CRN: 40294 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul R. Ohmann Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

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PHYS 112 - 03 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 166
CRN: 40659 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 111 and MATH 114 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 112 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

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PHYS 215 - 01 Modern Physics: Atom-Big Bang M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OWS 275
CRN: 40904 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul R. Ohmann This course connects the subatomic world of particle and nuclear physics to the evolution of the universe after the Big Bang through the study of relativity and the four fundamental forces of nature. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course fulfills the second-level Computer Competency requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in either PHYS 110 or 112 and in MATH 114.

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PHYS 215 - 51 Mod Physics:Atom-Big Bang/Lab - T - - - - - 0800 - 1130 OWS 155
CRN: 40905 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Richard A. Thomas This course connects the subatomic world of particle and nuclear physics to the evolution of the universe after the Big Bang through the study of relativity and the four fundamental forces of nature. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. This course fulfills the second-level Computer Competency requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in either PHYS 110 or 112 and in MATH 114.

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PHYS 341 - 01 Electricity & Magnetism M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OWS 257
CRN: 40295 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeffrey A. Jalkio Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields in vacuum and material media; energy and force relations; methods for the solution of static problems; fields and currents in conducting media; Maxwell's equations and time-dependent fields. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in either PHYS 215 or 225 and in MATH 200 and 210.

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PHYS 347 - 01 Optics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 165A
CRN: 40902 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210.

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PHYS 347 - 51 Optics LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 154
CRN: 40903 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210.

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J-Term 2016 Courses

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