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Physics

For course descriptions in Physics, see the 2001-2003 Academic Course Catalog.

Concentration in Physics (68 credits)

____ PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
____ PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4) (QR)
____ PHYS 211, Foundations of Physics III (4)
____ PHYS 320, Modern Physics (4)
____ PHYS 339, Physical Mechanics (4)
____ PHYS 341, Electricity and Magnetism (4)
____ PHYS 343, Thermodynamics (2)
____ PHYS 344, Statistical Mechanics (2)
____ PHYS 346, Quantum Mechanics (4)
____ PHYS 372, Senior Research (0-1)
____ PHYS 373, Senior Thesis (0-1) (WR)

Two semesters of:

PHYS 332, Intermediate Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester
PHYS 370, Advanced Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester

 

6 additional credits of upper division physics
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(38-44 credits)

Required supporting courses:

____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
____ MATH 239, Linear Algebra (4)
____ MATH 305, Multivariable Calculus (4)
____ MATH 337, Differential Equations (4)
____ MATH 341, Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems (4)
(28 credits)
(62-68 total credits)

Note: The mathematics courses should be taken concurrently with the first four physics courses

Recommended Courses:

CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
COMM 111, Public Speaking (4)
ENGL 211, Writing Nonfiction Prose (4)


Suggested first semester program of study:

CORE 100 or HONR 100, Symposium (4)
PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)

Suggested second semester program of study:

PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4) (QR)
MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
CORE 101 or HONR 101, Symposium
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)


Concentration in Applied Physics (70 credits)

____ PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
____ PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4) (QR)
____ PHYS 211, Foundations of Physics III (4)
____ PHYS 320, Modern Physics (4)
____ PHYS 217A, Digital Electronics (2)
____ PHYS 217B, Microprocessors (2) or PHYS 338, Analog Electronics for Scientists (2)
____ PHYS 339, Physical Mechanics (4)
____ PHYS 341, Electricity and Magnetism (4)
____ PHYS 343, Thermodynamics (2)
____ PHYS 372, Senior Research (0-1)
____ PHYS 373, Senior Thesis (0-1) (WR)

Six credits of courses from the PHYS 350-360 group
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Two semesters of:

PHYS 332, Intermediate Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester
PHYS 370, Advanced Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester

____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
____ MATH 239, Linear Algebra (4)
____ MATH 305, Multivariable Calculus (4)
____ MATH 337, Differential Equations (4)
____ MATH 341, Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems (4)
____ CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
(64-70 credits)

Note: The mathematics courses should be taken concurrently with the first four physics courses

Recommended courses:

COMM 111, Public Speaking (4)
ENGL 211, Writing Nonfiction Prose (4)


Suggested first semester program of study:

CORE 100 or HONR 100, Symposium (4)
PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)


Minor in Physics (44 credits)

____ PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
____ PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4) (QR)
____ PHYS 211, Foundations of Physics III (4)
____ PHYS 320, Modern Physics (4)

8 additional upper division credits
____ __________________________________(4)
____ __________________________________(4)

Two semesters of:

PHYS 332, Intermediate Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester
PHYS 370, Advanced Physics Lab (0-1)
____ First Semester
____ Second Semester

____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
____ MATH 239, Linear Algebra (4)
____ MATH 337, Differential Equations (4)
(40-44 credits)

Note: The mathematics courses should be taken concurrently with the first four physics courses

For more information, see the Physics Department website.