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 laboratory.
PHSC 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.
PHYS 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
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.
PHYS 146--Engineering Design II. A continuation of
PHYS 151--General Physics I. An introductory
course in mechanics and heat. Lecture and laboratory.
PHYS 152--General Physics II. An introductory
course in sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. Lecture
PHYS 161--General Physics with Calculus I. A
calculus-based introductory course in mechanics and heat. Lecture and
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.
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.
PHYS 311--Mechanics 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, thermodynamics
Mechanics. Solutions to the Schrodinger
equation, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, step potentials, tunneling,
potential wells, harmonic oscillators, the hydrogen atom, approximation
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
360--Electromagnetic 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,
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.