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Sending this form to Curriculum Committee for Approval means Department and Discipline approval has been received.
Date: September 7, 2006
Discipline: Physics
Curriculum Committee Approval Date:
Course Revision #1
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PHYS 3101  Classical Mechanics (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq2101, Math 2101 or #; not offered
200506; fall, even years)
Kinematics and dynamics of a particle, oscillations, centralforce motion, systems of particles, rigidbody rotations, gravitation, noninertial coordinate systems, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, dynamics of rigid bodies. (4 hrs lect)
Rationale (see instructions):
Eliminate outdated termofoffering statement.
Course Revision #2
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PHYS 3201  Mathematical Methods in Physics (SCI)
(4.0 cr; PrereqMath 2101; offered when feasible;
spring fall, even years)
Complex analytic functions, Taylor and Laurent series, calculus of residues, Fourier series and integrals, series solutions of differential equations, partial differential equations, special functions, applications to physics. (4 hrs lect)
Rationale (see instructions):
Alter term of offering.
Course Revision #3
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PHYS 3301  Optics (SCIL)
(4.0 cr; Prereq2101; not offered 200607;
spring, even years)
Light as a wave phenomenon, electromagnetic nature of light, HuygensÕ principle, interference, diffractionFraunhofer and Fresnel, polarization, dispersion, absorption and scattering. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)
Rationale (see instructions):
Eliminate outdated termofoffering statement.
Course Revision #4
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PHYS 3401  Experimental Physics (SCIL)
(4.0 cr; Prereq2101; fall, odd years)
An introduction to modern experimental methods. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)
Rationale (see instructions):
Alter term of offering.
Course Revision #5
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PHYS 3501  Statistical Physics (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq2101; not offered 200506;
spring, odd years)
Probability distributions, statistical ensembles, statistical thermodynamics, ideal gases, quantum statistics, kinetic theory of transport phenomena. (4 hrs lect)
Rationale (see instructions):
Eliminate outdated termofoffering statement.
Course Revision #6
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PHYS 4101  Electromagnetism (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq2101, Math 2101 or #; not offered
200607; fall, odd years)
Vector calculus, electrostatics, Laplace and Poisson equations, dielectrics, magnetostatics, magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves. (4 hrs lect)
Rationale (see instructions):
Eliminate outdated termofoffering statement.