PHYS 1120  General Physics 2
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Spring 2018
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of threesemester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
PHYS 2210  Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
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Spring 2019
Theoretical Newtonian mechanics, including position and velocity dependent forces, oscillation, stability, noninertial frames and gravitation from extended bodies. Ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier series will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 2600  Introduction to Programming and Scientific Computing
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Spring 2020
Covers basic concepts in programming and scientific computing, including numerical integration and simulation of physical systems. Students will learn the programming language Python and associated graphics libraries. Programming examples will be drawn from classical physical systems that can only be solved numerically, such as projectile motion with drag and Nbody problems.
PHYS 3220  Quantum Mechanics 1
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Fall 2019
Introduces quantum mechanics with wave, operator and matrix computational techniques. Investigates solutions for harmonic oscillator, potential well and systems with angular momentum. Develops a quantitative description of oneelectron atoms in lowest order.