Physics Courses (PHY)

PHY 5500
Topics in Physics (3)
  This course focuses on selected topics in the field of physics. These may include geophysics, biophysics, nuclear power and waste, relativity, health physics, astrophysics, mathematical methods in physics, particle physics.
   
PHY 5511
Advanced Modern Physics (3)
  Foundations of statistical physics, solid state physics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHY 5510
   
PHY 5520
Mechanics (3)
  A study of the kinematics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles.
   
PHY 5530
Electromagnetic Fields (3)
  A study of vector fields, dielectric and magnetic media, fields in conductors, electric and magnetic circuit elements. Maxwell's equations and boundary condition problems in one, two and three dimensions.
   
PHY 5591
Guided Independent Research (1)
  A laboratory based physics research project under the direction of a faculty member. The project must culminate in a written report with the results presented at a department seminar.
   
PHY 5593
Guided Independent Study (3)
  An independent study for advanced students under the direction of a faculty member.
   
PHY 6600
Advanced General Physics (3)
  This course explores the scientific view of the world as it has developed from the earliest theories of Aristotle, Euclid and Newton to modern theories such as Einstein’s relativity and quantum mechanics. Prerequisite: Eleven hours of college physics or permission of instructor.
   
PHY 6625, 6626, 6627
Specialized Study in Area of Physics (1-3)
A study of a problem or problems using research techniques. Selection of a problem must be approved by the professor under whom the study is to be made and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. The study should contribute to the student’s program. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses may not exceed four semester hours. A specialized study may be substituted for a required course only once in a student’s program. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.
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