**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 201L 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.