# Course Descriptions

## Physics Courses

### PHYS 104 - Astronomy

3.00 Cr### PHYS 155 - Robotics/Experimental Physics

3.00 Cr### PHYS 160 - Einstein's Physics

3.00 Cr### PHYS 189 - Special Topic

1.00 Cr### PHYS 201 - Physics I

4.00 Cr### PHYS 202 - Physics II

4.00 Cr### PHYS 205 - Physics Using Calculus I

4.00 Cr### PHYS 206 - Physics Using Calculus II

4.00 Cr### PHYS 305 - Electronics/Circuit Anlys I

4.00 Cr### PHYS 306 - Electronics/Circuit Anlys II

4.00 Cr### PHYS 321 - Geometrical Optics

1.00 Cr### PHYS 323 - Optics/Electromagn Radiation

3.00 Cr### PHYS 331 - Computational Physics

3.00 CrA study of mathematical techniques and numerical computing methods used to solve problems of interest in physics. Topics include numerical solution of selected ordinary and partial differential equations (e.g., the wave equation, Laplace's equation, Schrödinger's equation), Monte Carlo simulations, and chaotic dynamics. Three hours lecture per week.

### PHYS 340 - Classical Mechanics

3.00 Cr### PHYS 342 - Thermal Physics

3.00 Cr### PHYS 345 - Electromagnetism

3.00 Cr### PHYS 346 - Quantum Mechanics

3.00 CrAn introduction to the use of wave functions, and their probabilistic interpretation, to characterize particles. Solutions of Schrödinger's wave equation are studied in one dimension (particle in a box, harmonic oscillator) and three dimensions (hydrogen atom). Operator methods and perturbation techniques are also introduced. Additional topics may include multi-electron atoms and/or an introduction to solid-state physics. Three hours lecture per week.