PHY 1024 (PHSC1204) | Introduction to Astronomy | A general education course for non-science majors. The methods, history, and philosophy of science are studied in the context of modern astronomy. Ideas are emphasized through periodic planetarium presentations as the course traces human understanding from prehistory to the edges of the known cosmos. Laboratory activities include outdoor observation sessions. No prerequisites are required. |

PHY 2034 (PHYS2014) | General Physics I | An introductory course in the fundamental principles of mechanics, heat and sound with an emphasis on problem solving. Prerequisite: MTH 1243. |

PHY 2044 (PHYS2024) | General Physics II | A continuation of PHY 2034. Fundamentals of electricity, magnetism and light. Prerequisite: PHY 2034. |

PHY 2234 | (PHYS2034) University Physics I | An introductory course in mechanics, heat, and sound intended for students of science and engineering who are taking an introductory calculus course concurrently. Corequisite: MTH 1295. |

PHY 2244 (PHYS2044) | University Physics II | A continuation of PHY 2234. An introductory course in electricity, magnetism, and light. Prerequisites: PHY 2234 or PHY 2034 and MTH 1295. |

PHY 2363 | Statics | Principles of vector analysis, static equilibrium, analysis of structures, friction, internal forces, center of gravity, moment of inertia, and product of inertia. Prerequisites: PHY 2234 or PHY 2034 and MTH 1295. |

PHY 3053 | (WI) General Astronomy | A study of the solar system, stars, clusters, nebulae, gravitation, instrumentation, and the search for life beyond earth. Includes observation sessions and development of planetarium activities. Prerequisite: PHY 2034 or PHY 2234 or the equivalent. |

PHY 3083 | Mechanics | Particle dynamics in inertial and accelerated reference frames. Newtons law of gravitation, orbit theory, and elementary rigid body dynamics. Prerequisites: PHY 2234 or PHY 2034, PHY 3473, and MTH 1295. |

PHY 3103 | Modern Physics | An introduction to the topics of modern physics including: relativity, atomic physics, quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PHY 2244 or PHY 2044 and MTH 1295. |

PHY 3103L | Modern Physics Laboratory | Experiments in modern physics. Corequisite: Registration in or completion of PHY 3103. |

PHY 3173 | Optics | This course gives an introduction to geometrical optics and physical optics, including interference, diffraction, dispersion, absorption, and polarization of light. Prerequisites: PHY 2044 or PHY 2244, and MTH 1295. |

PHY 3201 | (WI) Laboratory Physics | Experiments in the principles of physics designed for the junior physics student. Experiments in modern physics, mechanics and optics. Corequisite: Registration in or completion of a 3000 or 4000 level physics course. |

PHY 3233 | Geophysics | This course introduces the basic theory of geophysical instrumentation, data collection and reduction, and interpretation. The basic laws of physics are applied to study the internal characteristics of the earth such as geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, geogravity, earth tides, elastic waves, earthquake processes, and radioactivity. Prerequisite: PHY 3083. |

PHY 3323 | Applied Acoustics | The physical nature of vibration and its relation to music, speech, and hearing. Vibratory sources of sound used in music, mechanics of hearing, electronic recording, reproducing and synthesizing sound. No prerequisites are required. |

PHY 3434 | Digital Electronics | Introduction to the analysis and design of digital circuits including: number systems, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment. Prerequisite: PHY 2044 or PHY 2244. |

PHY 3464 | Electric Circuits | This course develops insight into how the cosmological world-view affects and reflects aesthetics, morality, religion, politics and other aspects of human experience. People of every culture view the same sky and extrapolate these observations into a story that explains their place in the cosmos. Case studies include Mesoamerican, native American and ancient non-western cosmologies. Prerequisite: ENG 1473 or ENG 1803, PHY 1024 or instructor permission. |

PHY 3473 | Computational Physics | This course gives an introduction to the basic methods to model physical and engineering systems using a programming package such as MATLAB. Basic computational tools and routines, including the ones for differential equations, spectral analysis, and matrix operations, are dealt with through relevant examples, and more advanced topics, such as Monte Carlo simulations and molecular dynamics. Prerequisite: PHY 2244. |

PHY 3483 | Atomic and Molecular Physics | A study of the structure and interaction of atoms and small molecules. Beginning with the study of the structure of the hydrogen atom and advancing to multi-electron atoms and molecules, the course will also cover the interaction of electrons, ions, and photons with atoms and molecules. Additional topics to be covered include atomic and molecular spectra, particle detection, accelerators, perturbation methods, and scattering theory. Prerequisites: PHY 3103 and PHY 3473. |

PHY 3493 | History of Physics | A survey of important developments in the field of physics. The course will explore famous experiments and theories, as well as the physicists who performed and developed them. An emphasis will be placed on the role advances in physics played in events at the time and how history influenced the progress of physics. Prerequisite: PHY 2044 or PHY 2244. |

PHY 4093 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | A unified development of the basic principles of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and kinetic theory. Prerequisite: PHY 3083. |

PHY 4183 | Electrodynamics | A study of electrostatics, electric and magnetic properties of materials. Amperes and Faradays laws, and Maxwell�s equations. Prerequisite: PHY 3083. |

PHY 4211-3 | Independent Research | Independent work in physics under direct supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. |

PHY 4251 | (WI) Laboratory Physics | Experiments in mechanics, electrodynamics, modern physics and optics using modern instrumentation and equipment. Corequisite: Registration in or completion of a 3000 or 4000 level physics course. |

PHY 4261 | Engineering Design | A study of engineering design and creative engineering problem-solving through design projects, presentations, and activities. Prerequisite: PHY 3434. |

PHY 4273 | Introduction to Quantum Mechanics | Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation, including the infinite square well, finite square well, harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory, and associated topics. Prerequisite: PHY 3103. |

PHY 4283 | Advanced Mechanics | A continuation of PHY 3083. Rigid bodies; moving coordinate systems; continuous media; Lagrange's Equations. Prerequisites: PHY 3083 |

PHY 4293 | (WI) Nonwestern Cosmology | This course develops insight into how the cosmological world-view affects and reflects aesthetics, morality, religion, politics, sexuality and other aspects of human experience. People of every culture view the same sky and extrapolate these observations into a story that explains their place in the cosmos. Case studies include native American, ancient nonwestern, medieval and Islamic cosmologies. |

PHY 4311-3 | (WI) Independent Study | Independent work in physics under direct supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. |

PHY 4343 | Astrophysics and Cosmology | A unified study of relationships between natural physical laws and the structure and evolution of the cosmos. The course surveys recent results from observational astronomy and related applications of quantum theory, nuclear physics, field theory, particle physics, and general relativity. Prerequisites: PHY 3083 and PHY 3103. |

PHY 4443 | Embedded Microprocessors | A study of the programming, architecture, and interfacing of microprocessors with emphasis on engineering applications. Prerequisite: PHY 3434. |

PHY 4453 | Signal Processing | Introduction to the fundamental concepts and mathematics in signal processing. Use of the fundamental transform techniques (Laplace transform, discrete Fourier transform, z-transform). Discrete time representation of signals, linear time invariant systems. Correlation, coherence, power spectral density, and time delays. Bode plots, poles and zeros, state space. Prerequisite: 3473. |