Courses Bachelor

Bachelor Course Descriptions

CourseSubjectHours
1144General 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)

1244General 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)

1533Descriptive Astronomy
Prerequisite(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)

1624Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat
Prerequisite(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)

2104Electronics 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)

2204Electronics 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)

2644Electricity and Magnetism and Optics
Prerequisite(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)

3313Mechanics
Prerequisite(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)

3323Electromagnetic Field Theory I
Prerequisite(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)

3333Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(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)

3343Modern Physics I
Prerequisite(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)

4303Mathematical Methods of Physics
Prerequisite(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)

4323Electromagnetic Field Theory II
Prerequisite(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)

4343Modern Physics II
Prerequisite(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)

4353Quantum Physics
Prerequisite(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)

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

4911Experimental Problems
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the chair of Physics.
1(0-0)

4933Experimental Problems
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the chair of Physics.
3(0-0)