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Physics Minor

Core Course Requirements

PHYS125 Electronics and Circuits (4 Credits)

This course is a laboratory intensive survey of analog and digital electronics intended to teach students in science and related fields enough electronics to be comfortable learning additional topics on their own. Analog topics may include voltage dividers, impedance, filters, operational amplifier circuits, and trasistor circuits. Digital topics may include logic gates, finite-state machines, programmable logic devices, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, and microcomputer concepts. Meets the general education laboratory science requirement. Prerequisite: MATH 106. Corequisite: PHYS 125L. Offered Spring semester.

PHYS200 University Physics I (4 Credits)

A calculus-based introductory physics course that covers kinematics and Newton

PHYS210 University Physics II (4 Credits)

Continuation of PHYS 200 covering electric fields and forces, electric potential, resistors, capacitors and DC circuits; magnetic fields and forces, electromagnetic induction and inductors, electromagnetic waves and Maxwell

PHYS220 University Physics III (4 Credits)

The third semester of the introductory physics sequence as required by physics and engineering majors. Topics covered include introduction to relativity, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, condensed matter, nuclear physics, the standard models of particle physics, the standard cosmological model, and new frontiers of physics. (Three hours lecture and two hours of lab per week.) Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in PHYS 210 Corequisite: PHYS 220L (Offered fall semester.)

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