PHSC 103--Physical Science for Teachers. A multidisciplinary
introduction to the physical sciences for elementary education majors.
Contains units on astronomy, chemistry, and geology. Lecture and
110--Geology. An introduction to the scientific study of the natural
aspects of the earth, including the geophysical processes that shape the
earth, the structure and formation of rocks and minerals, and erosion and
weathering. Lecture and laboratory.
131--Astronomy I. A study of the structure and origin of the solar
system including historical views. Comparing the planets and their
satellites. The formation of the solar system. Lecture and laboratory.
PHYS 132--Astronomy II. A study of the
life and death of a star, the interstellar medium, galaxies, and the past
and future of the universe. Lecture and laboratory.
PHYS 145--Engineering Design I. Department resources,
teamwork, problem solving techniques.
146--Engineering Design II. A continuation of PHYS 145.
151--General Physics I. An introductory course in mechanics and heat.
Lecture and laboratory.
152--General Physics II. An introductory course in sound, electricity,
magnetism, light, and modern physics. Lecture and laboratory.
161--General Physics with Calculus I. A calculus-based introductory
course in mechanics and heat. Lecture and laboratory.
PHYS 162--General Physics with Calculus
A calculus-based introductory course in sound, electricity, magnetism,
light, and modern physics. Lecture and laboratory.
PHYS 210--Light and
Atomic Physics. Kinetic theory, charged subatomic particles, atomic interactions
with radiation, photon mechanics, relativity, Bohr theory, quantum
PHYS 211L--Light and
Atomic Lab. Experiments in
physical optics, atomic absorption and emission of light, microwaves, the
ratio of electronic charge to mass, x-rays and crystal structure, nuclear
accelerators, detection of charged particles, the neutron, nuclear
stability, nuclear reactions, nuclear forces, the shell model, beta decay,
Physics Lab. Experiments in detecting
charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays. Counting statistics, radiation
shielding, stopping power, scintillation counters, semiconductor detectors,
the multichannel analyzer, time-of-flight techniques, analysis of bubble
chamber photographs, detection electronics.
250--Electronics. DC and AC circuits.
Semiconductor devices, rectifiers, amplifiers, and oscillators.
251L--Electronics Lab. Multimeters, oscilloscopes, Thevenin's theorem, Lissajous
figures, timing circuits, transient and steady-state responses,
transducers, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers.
Electronics. Representation of
digital information, logic networks, integrataed
circuit technology, multiplexing, microprocessors.
Electronics Lab. Logic circuits,
number systems, adders, Boolean algebra, comparators, multiplexers, multivibrators, memories, shift registers, and
305L--Electro-Optics Laboratory. Experiments in modern optics involving electromagnetic
theory, including the Kerr effect, electron beam optics, fiber-optic wave
guides, the monochromator, the ruby laser,
nonlinear optics, the nitrogen laser, the tunable dye laser, and atomic
excitation using lasers.
309--Engineering Mechanics. Moments, couples, equivalent force systems, distributed force
systems, free-body diagrams, equilibrium, static indeterminancy,
friction, applications of forces to engineering systems.
mechanics, linear oscillations, Lagrangian and
Hamiltonian dynamics, central forces, dynamics of rigid objects.
of Materials. Stress, strain,
torsion, bending, shear, pressure vessels, deflection of beams and shafts,
buckling, energy methods.
Science. Crystal structure
and defects, stress and strain, theories of hardness and fracture,
Science Laboratory. Crystal structure, Young's modulus, shear
modulus, polymers, elastomers, visible spectrophotometry, porosity, phase
diagrams, viscosity, heat treatment.
State Physics. Thermal, optical,
and electronic properties of solids. Metals, insulators, and
semiconductors. Magnetic resonance and superconductivity.
State Physics Laboratory. Impurities in semiconductors, x-ray spectrometry, the Hall
effect, magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance, hysteresis, superconductivity.
340--Engineering Thermodynamics. The first and second laws of thermodynamics, reversible
processes, PVT diagrams, non-ideal gases, enthalpy, entropy, heat engines,
heat pumps, the Carnot cycle, efficiency, Maxwell's relations, heat flow,
Mechanics. Solutions to the
Schrodinger equation, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, step
potentials, tunneling, potential wells, harmonic oscillators, the hydrogen
atom, approximation methods.
345L--Engineering Measurements Laboratory. Heat engines, the internal combustion engine,
oscillations, fluid analysis, wind tunnels, strain gauges.
Mechanics The Bernoulli
equation, momentum equations, potential flows, viscosity, streamlines,
supersonic flow, open channels, turbo machines, the
Theory. Vector analysis of
electric and magnetic fields, Laplaces's equation
in spherical and cylindrical coordinates, electrostatic images,
polarization, dielectrics, electrostatic and magnetic energy, electric
currents, Biot-Savart law, electromagnetic
induction, Kirchhoff's laws, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves.
Seminar I. A study of the
writing style for a scientific research paper. Researching scientific
journals. Students will write a research paper based on a literature
PHYS 498--Research Seminar II. A continuation of PHYS 497. Students will
conduct experimental research and present results in a research paper and
an oral presentation.