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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Physics (PHYS)

Biology (BIOL), Physiology (PHSL), Physics (PHYS), and Zoology (ZOOL) courses are listed in separate sections.

PHYS P101 Physics in the Modern World I(4 cr.)
Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory period each week. Includes elements of classical physics and the ideas, language, and impact of physics today. Not open to students with credit in PHYS P100, PHYS P103, PHYS P151, PHYS P201, or PHYS P221. (Fall)

PHYS P120 Energy and Technology (3 cr.)
Intended for students majoring in the social sciences and the School of Business and Economics. Provides physical basis for understanding interactions of technology and society, thereby promoting rational decision making in problems such as energy use, automation, and the directions of technological change. (Occasionally)

PHYS P201 General Physics I(5 cr.)
P: MATH M125- MATH M126 or equivalent. Newtonian mechanics, wave motion, heat and thermodynamics, fluids. Application of physical principles to related scientific disciplines including life sciences. Two discussion sections, two lectures, and one two-hour laboratory period each week. Credit cannot be given for PHYS P201 and PHYS P221. (Fall)

PHYS P202 General Physics II(5 cr.)
P: PHYS P201. Wave motion, electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, introduction to concepts of relativity, quantum theory, atomic and nuclear physics. Two discussion sections, two lectures, and one two-hour laboratory each week. Credit cannot be given for PHYS P202 and PHYS P222. (Spring)

PHYS P221 Physics I(5 cr.)
P or C: MATH M216 or consent of instructor. First semester of a three-semester sequence intended for astrophysics, chemistry, mathematics, and physics majors. Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and waves, heat and thermodynamics. Lectures, discussion section, two-hour laboratory. Credit cannot be given for PHYS P201 and PHYS P221. (Fall)

PHYS P222 Physics II(5 cr.)
P: PHYS P221. Second semester of a three-semester sequence. Primarily electricity, magnetism, and geometrical and physical optics. Lectures, discussion, and two-hour laboratory. Credit cannot be given for PHYS P202 and PHYS P222. (Spring)

PHYS P301 Physics III(3 cr.)
P: PHYS P222. Third semester of three-semester sequence. Students from PHYS P202 who have taken or are now taking MATH M216 are also eligible for this course. Special theory of relativity; introduction to quantum theory; atomic, nuclear, solid state, and elementary particle physics. Three lecture-discussion periods. (Spring—alternate year)

PHYS P303 Digital Electronics (1-3 cr.)
P: PHYS P282 or consent of instructor. A laboratory course dealing with digital devices, decoders, multiplexers, light-emitting displays, flip-flops, multivibrators, memories, registers, microcomputer construction, and programming. Three hours of laboratory work per week for each credit hour. Course may be retaken up to a total of 3 credit hours. (Occasionally)

PHYS P309 Intermediate Physics Laboratory (2 cr.)
P: PHYS P202 or PHYS P222, MATH M216 or equivalent. Fundamental experiments in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, and modern physics. Emphasis is placed upon developing basic laboratory skills and data analysis techniques, including computer reduction and analysis of the data. (Occasionally)

PHYS P310 Environmental Physics (3 cr.)
P: PHYS P201 or PHYS P221; MATH M215; or consent of instructor. For biological and physical science majors. Study of relationship of physics to current environmental problems. Energy production, comparison of sources and by-products, nature of possible solutions to problems of noise, particulate matter in atmosphere. Credit will not be given for both PHYS P310 and PHYS E350 or for PHYS P310 and PHYS E300. (Occasionally)

PHYS P320 Introduction to Biophysics (3 cr.)
P: PHYS P202 or PHYS P222; MATH M119 or equivalent; CHEM C106; one biology course; or consent of instructor. Application of physical principles to biological systems from the molecular to the organismal level. Primarily for biology and chemistry majors. (Occasionally)

PHYS P331 Theory of Electricity and Magnetism I (3 cr.)
P: MATH M311 or MATH M313, PHYS P202 and PHYS P222 or consent of instructor. Electrostatic fields and differential operators, Laplace and Poisson equations, dielectric materials, steady currents, power and energy, induction, magnetic fields, scalar and vector potentials, Maxwell’s equations. (Occasionally)

PHYS P332 Theory of Electricity and Magnetism II(3 cr.)
P: PHYS P331 or consent of instructor. Magnetic materials, wave equations and radiation, energy transfer and conversion, Poynting vector and momentum, retarded potentials, dipole radiation, transmission lines and wave guides, relativity. (Occasionally)

PHYS P340 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3 cr.)
P: PHYS P202 or PHYS P222. C: MATH M311 or MATH M313. Intermediate course, covering three laws of thermodynamics, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and some applications. (Fall—alternate year)

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