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    • ASTR-2313 Astronomy
      Description

      A survey of sky awareness, historical developments of astronomy, the solar system, stars, nebulas, and galaxies.

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    • ASTR-2313L Astronomy Laboratory
      Description

      An experimental introduction to the elementary tools of astronomy.

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    • ASTR-3033 Topics in Astronomy
      Description

      Topics about the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. May not be taken by students who have completed PHYS 2313 and does not count toward a major in physics.

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    • ENGR-1113 Introduction to Engineering
      Description

      An introduction to the field of engineering.

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    • ENGR-1173 Computer Graphics/Introduction to Visual Communication and Engineering Design
      Description

      Computer-aided engineering design fundamentals. Projection theory, sketching, creative design, and geometric modeling.

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    • ENGR-3113 Statics
      Description

      Elements of statics in one, two, and three dimensions, centroids, analysis of structures and machines, friction.

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    • ENGR-3123 Dynamics
      Description

      The kinematics and kinetics of particles and extended rigid bodies moving in a plane.

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    • ENGR-3133 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
      Description

      Definition and analysis of stress and strain, applications to axially loaded elements, torsion of circular shafts and beam bending, plasticity, column stability.

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    • PHYS-1111 Introductory Physics I
      Description

      An introductory course that will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used.

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    • PHYS-1111L Introductory Physics I Laboratory
      Description

      The lab component of PHYS 1111 which must be a co-requisite.

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    • PHYS-1112 Introductory Physics II
      Description

      An introductory course that will include material from electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used.

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    • PHYS-1112L Introductory Physics II Laboratory
      Description

      The lab component of PHYS 1112 which must be a co-requisite.

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    • PHYS-1211K Principles of Physics I with Laboratory
      Description

      An eCore course. An introductory course that will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Elementary differential calculus will be used.

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    • PHYS-1212K Principles of Physics II with Laboratory
      Description

      An eCore course. An introductory course that will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Elementary differential calculus will be used.

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    • PHYS-2211 Principles of Physics I
      Description

      An introductory course that will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Elementary calculus will be used.

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    • PHYS-2211L Principles of Physics I Laboratory
      Description

      The lab component for PHYS 2211 which must be a co-requisite.

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    • PHYS-2212 Principles of Physics II
      Description

      An introductory course that will include material from electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Elementary calculus will be used.

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    • PHYS-2212L Principles of Physics II Laboratory
      Description

      The lab component for PHYS 2212 which must be a co-requisite.

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    • PHYS-3003 History and Philosophy of Science
      Description

      A study of the historical development of major areas of science and the philosophical examination of scientific methods and results. Same as CHEM 4003, HIST 3301 and PHIL 3301.

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    • PHYS-3013 Basic Electronics
      Description

      Electronic principles, basic circuits and components, theory and applications of powers supplies, amplifiers and oscillators. (At level of Simpson.)

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    • PHYS-3023 Digital Electronics
      Description

      Electronic applications of digital logic circuitry, flip-flops and registers, sequential logic circuitry and design. (At the level of Simpson.)

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    • PHYS-3113 Mechanics
      Description

      Principles of Newtonian mechanics, mathematical techniques, conservation laws, introduction to orbit theory, rigid body dynamics, and accelerated coordinate systems. (At the level of Davis.)

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    • PHYS-3213 Thermodynamics
      Description

      Thermodynamic laws and applications. (At the level of Black and Hartley.)

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    • PHYS-3313 Electricity and Magnetism
      Description

      Electrostatic fields and potentials, conductors, dielectrics, magnetic fields, magnetic materials, electromagnetic induction, and Maxwell's equations. (At the level of Griffiths.)

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    • PHYS-3413 Optics
      Description

      Reflection, transmission, and refraction of waves, electromagnetic theory applications and light properties. (At the level of Hecht.)

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    • PHYS-3424 Advanced Optics
      Description

      This course involves both theoretical and experimental work on the latest development in optics. Topics covered are Fourier optics, theory and application of lasers, Gaussian beams and optical resonators, optical detectors, and nonlinear effects. (At the level of Verdeven).

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    • PHYS-3503 Modern Physics
      Description

      A study of the failure of classical mechanics to describe experiments like Black Body Radiation, the Photoelectic Effect, the Michelson-Morley experiment and others which led physics into the worlds of special relativity and wave mechanics. Topics in wave mechanics include the Bohr Theory and its extension into the Schrodinger Equation with applications.

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    • PHYS-3511 Experimental Physics I
      Description

      Selected experimental investigations in electrical measurement, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, optics, and electronics.

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    • PHYS-3521 Experimental Physics II
      Description

      Selected experimental investigations in electrical measurement, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, optics and electronics (offered in spring semester)

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    • PHYS-3703 Physics, Energy, and the Environment
      Description

      A study of the physical principles associated with energy, current energy sources, alternate energy sources, conservation of energy, environmental concerns, and research to develop new energy sources.

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    • PHYS-3713 Survey of Physics
      Description

      Topics selected from mechanics, heat, optics, sound, electricity, magnetism, and twentieth century physics.

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    • PHYS-3825 Research Methods
      Description

      Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students.

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    • PHYS-3913 Special Topics in Electronics
      Description

      Title and description of the course is to be specified at the time of offering. Students can re-enroll for up to a maximum of 9 hours. Only three hours may be counted toward a minor or major in physics.

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    • PHYS-4103 Astrophysics
      Description

      An advanced overview of modern astrophysics, covering interactions between light and matter, stellar atmospheres and interiors, the Milky Way Galaxy, the interstellar medium, and galaxies and cosmology. (At the level of Carroll & Ostlie)

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    • PHYS-4203 Advanced General Physics for Teachers
      Description

      A survey of general physics for pre-service science teachers.

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    • PHYS-4323 Nuclear Physics
      Description

      A study of the discovery of the atomic nucleus by Rutherford and nuclear properties; radii, masses, spins, binding energies, etc. from experimental data. The nuclear force. Radioactivity in general and alpha, beta, gamma and fission. Fundamentals of nuclear reactions. Models of the nucleus.

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    • PHYS-4333 Quantum Mechanics
      Description

      The principles of wave mechanics, including one dimensional dimensional potential problems, the hydrogen atom, systems of identical particles, perturbation theory. (At the level of Eisberg and Resnick.)

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    • PHYS-4413 Introduction to Solid State Physics
      Description

      An introduction to crystal structure and the mechanical, thermal, magnetic, optical, and electrical property of solids. (At the level of Kittel).

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    • PHYS-4513 Mathematical Physics
      Description

      Advanced mathematical methods required for the most comprehensive exposition of both classical and modern physics. (At the level of Boas.)

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    • PHYS-4523 Computational Physics
      Description

      Introductory numerical methods in physics, including the application of computer techniques to a variety of physical problems at the level of Cook.

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    • PHYS-4683 Physics Research
      Description

      Individual research in any area of several branches of physics. The research is to be carried out under the direction of a faculty member, and the research can be of an experimental or theoretical nature, or both.

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    • PHYS-4984 Physics Seminar
      Description

      Discussion of topics by students in seminar format regarding current theoretical and experimental topics in physics.

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    • PHYS-4985 Special Topics in Physics
      Description

      Title and description of the course is to be specified at the time of offering. Students can re-enroll for additional credit.

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