**Physics (PHYS)**

**111 Concepts and Problem Solving in Physics (3)** A course stressing introductory concepts and problem
solving techniques in physics. Intended for students who have not had high school physics. May not be taken for
credit by a student who has successfully completed a higher numbered course in Physics. Prereq/Co-req: Math 140.

**150 Concepts and Demonstrations in Physics (4)** A first course in physics for students with no previous
background in physics and not requiring a higher level of physics in their curriculum. The course stresses fundamental
physics concepts with demonstration experiments and activities. The course is taught with an integrated laboratory
and lecture.

**201-202 Physical Measurements (1, 1)** An introduction to the principles of physical measurements, data
analysis, and the presentation of results. Includes Iectures, data-taking in “open laboratory” and computer analysis
of data. Systematic and random errors, instrument uncertainties, error analysis, graph plotting, slope and intercept
calculations, linear least squares analysis, and error propagation. *Must be taken in sequence. Phys 201 should
be taken concurrently with Phys 211.*

**211-212 College Physics (3, 3)** A non-calculus introduction to the basic principles of physics. 211: mechanics,
elasticity, fluids, wave motion, sound, and heat. 212: electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics.
*Must be taken in sequence. *Prereq: Math 140 or equivalent.

**220 University Physics (4)** A calculus-based introduction to the basic principles of physics. Topics include
mechanics, elasticity, oscillatory motion, wave motion, sound, fluids and thermodynamics.Three hours of lecture
and two hours of laboratory. Prereq: Math 251.

**221 University Physics (4)** A continuation of the calculus-based introduction to the basic principles
of physics. Topics include: electricity, magnetism, basic circuits, geometrical optics and physical optics. Three
hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory. Prereq: Phys 220 and Math 252.

**222 University Physics (3)** A continuation of the calculus-based introduction to the basic principles
of physics. Topics include: relativity, radioactivity, nuclear structure, basic quantum mechanics, atomic structure
and solid state physics with applications to lasers and semiconductors, and elementary particles. Prereq: Phys
221 or consent of instructor.

**311 (511) Optics (3)** Geometric Optics: Ray diagrams and analytic methods applied to reflection and refraction
at plane or spherical surfaces, aberrations, stops, lens design, and optical instruments (including the eye). Physical
optics: wave theory, absorption, transmission, dispersion, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Prereq:
Phys 212 or Phys 222.

**331-332 (531-532) Mechanics (3, 3) **Kinematics and dynamics of point particles and rigid bodies. 331:
vector calculus applied to motion of point particles including orbits, harmonic motion, motion of constrained particle.
332: special relativity (four-vectors), motion of rigid bodies, symmetric top, physical pendulum, elastic solids.
An introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations. *Must be taken in sequence*. Prereq: Phys 220
or Phys 211 and instructor’s approval.

**441-442 (641-642) Electricity and Magnetism (3, 3)** 441: a quantitative study of electric and magnetic
fields and their interaction with matter; culminates in the formulation of Maxwell’s equations. 442: application
of Maxwell’s equations to the generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves through free space and matter.
*Must be taken in sequence. *Prereq: Phys 221 or Phys 212 and instructor’s approval.

**471-472 (671-672) Modern Physics (3, 3) **An introduction to quantum mechanics with application to atomic
structure, solid state, and nuclear physics. *Must be taken in sequence*. Prereq: Phys 222 or Phys 212 and
instructor’s approval.

**491-492 (691-692) Special Projects in Physics (1-3,1-3)** Research projects or special topics under the active
supervision of a faculty member. Prereq: Junior standing and faculty approval.