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Spring 2015 Courses

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PHYS 104 - 01 Astronomy M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 150
CRN: 20314 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald T. Ruch 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 - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 166
CRN: 20315 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 - 62 Astronomy/Lab - - - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 166
CRN: 20316 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: 20560 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 - 64 Astronomy/Lab - - - R - - - 1525 - 1705 OWS 166
CRN: 20738 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Richard A. Thomas 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 105 - 01 Musical Acoustics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1245 OWS 166
CRN: 20317 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Douglas C. Orzolek, Shelley A. Blilie An introductory course intended for non-science majors; treats fundamental principles of physics and acoustics as they relate to musical sounds and musical instruments. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: High school algebra and a music background (one year practice, instrument or voice, or one course)

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PHYS 110 - 01 General Physics II M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 168
CRN: 20318 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shelley A. Blilie Continuation of PHYS 109. Topics include oscillations, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism; light and optics; atomic, quantum and nuclear physics. 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 PHYS 109 or 111. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 110 may not receive credit for PHYS 112.

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PHYS 110 - 02 General Physics II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 168
CRN: 21791 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kisha M. Delain Continuation of PHYS 109. Topics include oscillations, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism; light and optics; atomic, quantum and nuclear physics. 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 PHYS 109 or 111. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 110 may not receive credit for PHYS 112.

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PHYS 111 - 01 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 166
CRN: 20319 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeffrey A. Jalkio 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: 20320 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 - 03 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 166
CRN: 20321 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeffrey A. Jalkio 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 OSS 122
CRN: 20892 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 169
CRN: 20322 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 169
CRN: 21099 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 112 - 03 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 169
CRN: 20739 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 225 - 01 Applications of Modern Physics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OWS 250
CRN: 20323 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marie Lopez del Puerto This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 112 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

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PHYS 225 - 02 Applications of Modern Physics M - W - F - - 1525 - 1630 OWS 250
CRN: 22233 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marie Lopez del Puerto This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 112 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

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PHYS 225 - 51 Modern Physics LAB - T - - - - - 0800 - 1130 OWS 168
CRN: 20324 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald T. Ruch This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 112 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

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PHYS 225 - 52 Modern Physics LAB - - - R - - - 0800 - 1130 OWS 168
CRN: 20325 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald T. Ruch This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 112 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

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PHYS 225 - 53 Modern LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 168
CRN: 22234 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Marie Lopez del Puerto This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 112 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

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PHYS 323 - 01 Methods of Experimental Phys - T - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 165A
CRN: 21826 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin E. Johnston Standard tools and techniques used in experimental physics are introduced while conducting an in-depth investigation of a non-linear system. Technical topics include: identifying and characterizing chaotic systems, data acquisition and instrument control using LabVIEW, signal conditioning, data and error analysis, and experimental design. This course consists of lecture and discussion. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in either PHYS 112 and MATH 200

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PHYS 342 - 01 Electromagnetic Waves M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OSS 325
CRN: 21450 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Abolghassem Mahmoodi A continuation of PHYS 341. An introduction to the practical applications of Maxwell?s equations including propagation, reflection and absorption of electromagnetic waves. Applications include antennas, waveguides, transmission lines, and shielding from electromagnetic interference. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 341

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PHYS 431 - 01 Quantum Mechanics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 165A
CRN: 21827 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul R. Ohmann The foundation of Quantum Mechanics will be explored with mathematical rigor. Specific topics include the time-independent Schrodinger equation, the hydrogen atom, and angular momentum including spin. Discussion of identical particles will lead to an introduction of quantum statistical mechanics. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 215, PHYS 225, MATH 200, 210, and 240.

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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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