Course Offerings

Winter 2023

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General Physics II

PHYS 112 - Rutkowski, Todd C.

A continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

General Physics II

PHYS 112 - Sukow, David W.

A continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

General Physics II

PHYS 112 - Wu, Sean

A continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

General Physics II (FY Only)

PHYS 112A - McClain, Thomas J. (Tom)

A continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

General Physics II (FY Only)

PHYS 112A - Mazilu, Dan A.

A continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

PHYS 225 - Woodruff, Steven

Study of a collection of mathematical techniques particularly useful in upper-level courses in physics and engineering: vector differential operators such as gradient, divergence, and curl; functions of complex variables; Fourier analysis; orthogonal functions; matrix algebra and the matrix eigenvalue problem; ordinary and partial differential equations.

Newtonian Mechanics

PHYS 230 - Mazilu, Irina

A thorough study of Newton's laws of motion, rigid body motion, and accelerated reference frames.

Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems

PHYS 265 - Mazilu, Irina

An introduction to the innovative field of modeling and analysis of complex physical systems from such diverse fields as physics, chemistry, ecology, epidemiology, and a wide range of interdisciplinary, emerging fields such as econophysics and sociophysics. Topics vary according to faculty expertise and student interest. The goal is to seek the underlying physics laws that govern such seemingly diverse systems and to provide contemporary mathematical and computational tools for studying and simulating their dynamics. Includes traditional lectures as well as workshops and computational labs, group presentations, and seminars given by invited speakers.

Intermediate Special Topics in Physics: Advanced Physics Lab

PHYS 295B - Rutkowski, Todd C.

This laboratory course will provide students with hands-on experience studying a variety of phenomena encountered in advanced fields of physics, including particle physics, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, quantum computing, and optics.  The lecture portion of the course will cover error analysis methods, common software used during manuscript preparation, and will examine recent journal articles for examples of the style and quality required for publication in the field. 

Directed Individual Research

PHYS 421 - Mazilu, Irina

Directed research in physics.

Fall 2022

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General Physics I

PHYS 111 - Rutkowski, Todd C.

An introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, solids, fluids, and wave motion.

General Physics I

PHYS 111 - Wu, Sean

An introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, solids, fluids, and wave motion.

General Physics I

PHYS 111 - McClain, Thomas J. (Tom)

An introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, solids, fluids, and wave motion.

General Physics I (FY Only)

PHYS 111A - Mazilu, Dan A.

An introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, solids, fluids, and wave motion.

General Physics I (FY Only)

PHYS 111A - Mazilu, Irina

An introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, solids, fluids, and wave motion.

Stellar Evolution and Cosmology

PHYS 151 - Sukow, David W.

An introduction to the physics and astronomy of stellar systems and the universe. Topics include the formation and lifecycle of stars, stellar systems, galaxies, and the universe as a whole according to "Big Bang" cosmology. Observational aspects of astronomy are also emphasized, including optics and telescopes, star maps, and knowledge of constellations. Geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and logarithms are used in the course.

Electrical Circuits

PHYS 207 - Erickson, Jonathan C. (Jon)

Same as ENGN 207. A detailed study of electrical circuits and the methods used in their analysis. Basic circuit components, as well as devices such as operational amplifiers, are investigated. The laboratory acquaints the student both with fundamental electronic diagnostic equipment and with the design and behavior of useful circuits.

Modern Physics

PHYS 210 - Sukow, David W.

An introduction to the special theory of relativity and the physics of the atom. Topics in relativity include the Lorentz transformations, relativistic velocity addition, and relativistic momentum and energy. Topics in atomic physics include the wave description of matter, introductory quantum mechanics, the hydrogen atom, and the historical experiments that led to the modern theory.

Nuclear Physics

PHYS 315 - Mazilu, Dan A.

Topics include radioactivity, nuclear reactions, high-energy physics, and elementary particles.

Directed Individual Research: Physics Education

PHYS 422B - Mazilu, Irina

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Spring 2022

We do not offer any courses this term.