- Jacqueline Dunn

Associate Professor - Email physics.program@mwsu.edu
- Phone (940) 397-4184
- Fax (940) 397-4299

Course | Subject | Hours |
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1144 | General Physics (TCCNS = PHYS 1401)Prerequisite(s): MATH 1433 or consent of department chair. Mechanics, heat, and sound. The first part of a two semester course in classical and modern physics designed for students who desire a quantitative understanding of physics without calculus. | 4(3-2) |

1244 | General Physics (TCCNS = PHYS 1402)Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1144 Electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The second of a two semester course in classical and modern physics designed for students who desire a quantitative understanding of physics without calculus. | 4(3-2) |

1533 | Descriptive AstronomyPrerequisite(s): MATH 1003 or equivalent. A survey course in astronomy designed to meet the needs of students majoring in liberal arts, business, and education. Lectures, films, demonstrations, and laboratory work, including the use of the planetarium and telescopes, will be utilized. | 3(2-2) |

1624 | Mechanics, Wave Motion, and HeatPrerequisite(s): Credit or registration in MATH 1634 The first part of a two-semester course in classical and modern physics for students majoring in science. | 4(3-2) |

2104 | Electronics I (formerly 2014)Prerequisite(s): MATH 1433 or consent of department chair. Units, electric fields, DC series and parallel circuits, Kirchoff’s Laws, network analysis, and AC circuits. | 4(3-2) |

2204 | Electronics II (formerly 2114)Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2104. Introduction to semiconductor devices, basic amplifiers and feedback, symbolic logic, Boolean algebra, basic TTL gates, counters and flip-flops, shift registers. | 4(3-2) |

2644 | Electricity and Magnetism and OpticsPrerequisite(s): PHYS 1624 and credit for or registration in MATH 1734 The second part of a two-semester course in classical and modern physics for students majoring in science. | 4(3-2) |

3313 | MechanicsPrerequisite(s): PHYS 1624 and credit for or registration in MATH 2534 or 3433 A mathematical treatment of classical mechanics. Topics includes vector analysis, Newtonian mechanics, oscillations, calculus of variations, and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. | 3(3-0) |

3323 | Electromagnetic Field Theory IPrerequisite(s): PHYS 2644, MATH 2534 and 3433 A mathematical treatment of classical electromagnetic theory. Topics include vector analysis, electrostatics, methods for solving Laplace’s and Poisson’s Equations, electric and magnetic fields in matter, and electrodynamics. | 3(3-0) |

3333 | ThermodynamicsPrerequisite(s): PHYS 2644 and credit for or registration in MATH 2534 A mathematical treatment of the fundamentals of thermal physics. Topics include the concept of temperature, equations of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, change of phase, and thermodynamic functions. | 3(3-0) |

3343 | Modern Physics IPrerequisite(s): PHYS 2644 and credit for or registration in MATH 2534 or 3433 A course in relativity and elementary quantum mechanics. Topics include space-time, relativistic energy and momentum, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger’s Equation, observables and operators, bound states, potential barriers, and the hydrogen atom. | 3(3-0) |

4303 | Mathematical Methods of PhysicsPrerequisite(s): MATH 2534 or 3433 A course presenting mathematical techniques used in physics and engineering. Topics include infinite series, integral transforms, complex variables, matrices and tensors, special functions, partial differential equations, Green’s functions. | 3(3-0) |

4323 | Electromagnetic Field Theory IIPrerequisite(s): PHYS 3323, MATH 2534 and 3433 A continuation of PHYS 3323 Topics include Maxwell’s Equations, Conservation Laws, Electromagnetic Waves, Potentials and Fields, Radiation and Relativistic Electrodynamics. | 3(3-0) |

4343 | Modern Physics IIPrerequisite(s): PHYS 3343 The constitution of the atomic nucleus; natural radioactivity; artificially induced nuclear transmutations; alpha, beta, and gamma decay; nuclear reactions; nuclear structure and nuclear forces; nuclear fission; neutron physics. | 3(3-0) |

4353 | Quantum PhysicsPrerequisite(s): PHYS 3343, MATH 3433, or Consent of instructor. The Schroedinger Equation, one dimensional systems; the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; angular momentum; two and three dimensional systems; approximation methods; scattering theory. | 3(3-0) |

4833 | Theoretical ProblemsPrerequisite(s): Permission of the chair of Physics Theoretical Problems | 3(0-0) |

4911 | Experimental ProblemsPrerequisite(s): Permission of the chair of Physics. | 1(0-0) |

4933 | Experimental ProblemsPrerequisite(s): Permission of the chair of Physics. | 3(0-0) |

- Jacqueline Dunn

Associate Professor - Email physics.program@mwsu.edu
- Phone (940) 397-4184
- Fax (940) 397-4299