UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Physics

 

 

Date:

9/15/00

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Phys 4901s. Senior Thesis. (1 cr; prereq sr)

Students will select a topic of current interest in physics, search the physics literature, synthesize their findings, and present the results both orally and in writing

Capstone experience in physics. Investigation of a selected topic of current interest in physics. Presentation of results orally and in writing.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This description broadens the possible sorts of investigations that can be used to complete the senior thesis.

Course Revision #2

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Phys 2202f. Electronics. (Sci-L; 4 cr; SP–2201 or #)

Transistors, amplifiers, feedback, oscillators, operational amplifiers and their applications, logic gates. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course deleted from discipline offerings.

Course Revision #3

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Phys 2201s. Circuits and Electronic Devices. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq 1102 or #)

DC and AC circuits, pulses and Fourier analysis, semiconductor physics, p-n junctions, diodes, and their applications. transistors, amplifiers, feedback, oscillators, operational amplifiers. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

One course in circuits and devices will be offered regularly combining the material from the deleted Phys 2202 with some of the material from the continuing Phys 2201.

Course Revision #4

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Phys 2101s. Modern Physics. (Sci-L; 5 cr; prereq 1102, Math 2101 2401or #)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Consistent with order of math course offerings

Course Revision #5

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Phys 3201s. Mathematical Methods in Physics. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq Math 24012101; not offered 1999-2000 offered when feasible)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Statistical Physics (Phys 3501) will be taught regularly instead of Mathematical Methods of Physics

Course Revision #6

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Phys 3000. Variable Advanced Topics in Physics. (Sci; 2-5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Treatment of topics not included in the regular curriculum. Topics may include but need not be restricted to astrophysics, electronics, laser physics, physics of fluids, plasma physics, superfluidity and superconductivity, solid state physics, spectra of atoms and molecules.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To provide for a possible electronics course.

 

 

Course Revision #7

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Phys 3101f. Classical Mechanics. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq -2101,Math 2401 2101or #; not offered 1999-20002001-2002)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To require prerequisites consistent with other course prerequisites and to update the years.

Course Revision #8

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Phys 3301s. Optics. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq-2101; not offered 2000-20012002-2003)

Light as a wave phenomenon, electromagnetic nature of light, Huygen's principle, interference, diffraction-Fraunhofer and Fresnel, polarization, dispersion, absorption and scattering. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Update the years.

Course Revision #9

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Phys 4101f. Electromagnetism. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 2101, Math 2401 2101or #; not offered 2000-20012002-2003)

Vector calculus, electrostatics, Laplace and Poisson equations, dielectrics, magnetostatics, magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves. (4hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To require prerequisites consistent with other course prerequisites and to update the years

Course Revision #10

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Phys 4201s. Quantum Mechanics. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 2101, Math 24012101)

Uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation, commutation relations, momentum space wave functions, Dirac notation, applications to problems in one dimension and the hydrogen atom, angular momentum. (4 hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To require prerequisites consistent with other course prerequisites.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

X

9/15/00

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

X

9/28/00

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)