Mathematics and Physics

ASTR 1110 Principles of Astronomy Lab

Laboratory course to accompany ASTR 1310. Practical exercies reinforce ASTR 1310 lecture material. Topics include unaided-eye observation, telescopic observation, telescope manipulation, and experiments/exercieses. Must be taken concurrntly with ASTR 1310.

TCCN: ASTR 1103

ASTR 1111 Planetary Astronomy Lab

Laboratory course to accompany ASTR 1311. Practical exercises reinforce ASTR 1311 lecture material. Topics will include unaided-eye observation, telescopic observation, telescope manipulation and experiments/exercises. Must be taken concurrently with ASTR 1311. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in Physics. Lab fee: $27.25.

ASTR 1112 Stellar Astronomy Lab

Laboratory course to accompany ASTR 1312. Practical exercises reinforce ASTR 1312 lecture material. Topics will include unaided-eye observation, telescopic observation, telescope manipulation and experiments/exercises. Must be taken concurrently with ASTR 1312. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in Physics. Lab fee: $27.25.

ASTR 1310 Principles of Astronomy

A one-semester course providing an introductory survey of astronomy. Topics include the history and instrumentation of astronomy, the solar system, stars, galxies, and cosmology. Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with ASTR 1110.

TCCN: ASTR 1303

ASTR 1311 Planetary Astronomy

An introductory survey of the solar system to include astronomical history and instrumentation, the sun, planets and their moons, comets, asteroids and meteoroids and meteorites. Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with ASTR 1111. Carries no credit toward a major or minor in Physics.

ASTR 1312 Stellar Astronomy

An introductory survey of stellar properties and life cycles, H-R Diagrams, as well as galaxies and Hubble's Law. Instrumentation techniques used to collect astronomical data is discussed in addition to topics from cosmology including General Relativity theory and the Big Bank theory. May be taken independently from ASTR 1311. Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with ASTR 1112. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in Physics.

COSC 1136 Funds of Programming Lab

Laboratory course to accompany COSC 1336. Laboratory exercises reinforce the particular paradigms that are stressed in COSC 1336. Students will develop and run functional programs that solve elementary algorithmic problems. Students will also gain experience with compiling, finding, correcting syntax errors, and executing programs. This course places importance on scientific communication and collaboration methods.

Corequisites: COSC 1336.

COSC 1137 Object-Oriented Program Lab

Laboratory course to accompany COSC 1337. Laboratory exercises reinforce the particular paradigms that are stressed in COSC 1337. Students will develop programs in an object-oriented programming language by practicing the use of a variety of abstract data types and data structures. Students will also gain experience on using advanced design tools and the skills to analyze, debug and correct errors in programs. This course places importance on scientific communication and collaboration methods.

Prerequisites: COSC 1336.

Corequisites: COSC 1337.

COSC 1336 Fundamentals of Programming

This course introduces fundamentals of a high-level programming language. Students, applying rules of syntax and semantics, develop the skills in program design, implementation and debugging to solve computational problems in the programming language. No programming or computer science experience is required. High school BCIS as well as basic Algebra abilities are helpful.

Corequisites: COSC 1136.

TCCN: COSC 1315

COSC 1337 Object Oriented Programming

A continuation of COSC 1336. Emphasis is placed upon applying the object-oriented paradigms to develop the skills in data abstraction and object design where language features, essential programming techniques, and design guidelines are presented from a unified point of view.

Prerequisites: COSC 1336.

Corequisites: COSC 1137.

COSC 2301 Fundamentals of Comp Sci

Introduces fundamental concepts of programming from algorithmic and object-oriented perspectives. Topics include the range of introductory algorithmic concepts and constructs, simple data types, control structures, and introduction to array and string data structures, as well as debugging techniques and the social implications of computing. Emphasizes good software engineering principles and developing fundamental programming skills both in a language independent manner and in the context of a language that supports the object-oriented paradigm. High school BCIS is encouraged. Students should have sufficient abilities in high school mathematics.

Prerequisites: No programming or computer science experience is required.

COSC 2330 Digital Logic Design

Hardware implementation of arithmetic and logical functions, organization and design of digital systems. Co-

Prerequisites: ENGR 2305.

TCCN: COSC 1309

COSC 3301 Algorithms&Data Structures

Builds on the foundation provided by COSC 1136/1336 and COSC 1137/1337 with an increased emphasis on algorithms, data structures, and software engineering. The treatment of programming concepts will be both in terms of the object-oriented paradigm as well as independent of any programming language.

Prerequisites: COSC 1137/1337 and MATH 3365

COSC 3310 Algorithm Design&Analysis

Introduces formal techniques to support the design and analysis of algorithms focusing on both the underlying mathematical theory and practical considerations of efficiency. Topics include asymptotic complexity bounds, techniques of analysis, algorithmic strategies, and an introduction to automata theory and its application to language translation.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 3320 Computer Architecture

Introduces the organization and architecture of computer systems, beginning with the standard von Neumann model and then moving forward to more recent architectural concepts.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 3326 Operating Systems&Network

Introduces the fundamentals of operating systems together with those of networking and communications.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 3340 Microprocessor Systems

Basic computer structure, the instruction set, addressing modes, assembly language programming, assembly language subroutines, arithmetic operations, programming in C, implementation of C procedures, elementary data structures, input and output and a survey of microprocessor design.

Prerequisites: COSC 2330.

COSC 3350 Human Computer Interaction

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the principles and techniques of human-computer interaction.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 3370 Databases

Introduces the concepts and techniques and database systems. Topics include information models and systems; database systems; data modeling to include conceptual, object-oriented and relational data models; relational databases; database query languages to include SQL and OQL; relational database design; transaction processing; distributed databases; and physical database design.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 3390 Software Development

Provides an intensive implementation-oriented introduction to the software-development techniques used to create medium-scale interactive applications, focusing on the use of large object-oriented libraries to create well-designed graphical use interfaces. Topics include event-driven programming, computer graphics, human-computer interaction (HCI), and graphical user interfaces.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301 and MATH 3365.

COSC 4152 Internship in Computer Science

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a computer science setting. Students will apply analytical and technical knowledge acquired in the program in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspective.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

COSC 4252 Internship in Computer Science

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a computer science setting. Students will apply analytical and technical knowledge acquired in the program in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspective.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

COSC 4301 Eng Proj Mngmt & Prop

Principles of project management; planning, scheduling, and control. Engineering proposals; technical reports. Students prepare proposals, including specifications, timelines, schedule, and budget, for projects to be implemented in COSC 4390. This course should be taken the semester preceding COSC 4390. Cross-listed with SENG 4301.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

COSC 4310 Computer Security

Theory and practice of computer security. Cryptographic tools used to provide security, such as shared key encryption, public key encryption, key exchange and digital signature, with application to security in computer programs, operating systems, database management systems and networks.

Prerequisites: COSC 3326.

COSC 4320 Programming Languages

Formal definition of programming languages including specification of syntax and semantics. Precedence, infix, prefix and postfix notation. Global properties of algorithmic languages. List processing, string manipulation, data description and simulation languages. Run-time representation of program and data structures.

Prerequisites: COSC 3301.

COSC 4340 Intelligent Systems

Introduction to methods for the analysis and design of intelligent engineering systems. Topics include reinforcement learning, optimal estimation, Bayesian networks, expert systems, neural networks, and genetic algorithms. Applications emphasize control and decision making in engineering, finance, and computer science. Cross listed with SENG 4340.

Prerequisites: SENG 3340.

COSC 4352 Internship in Computer Science

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a computer science setting. Students will apply analytical and technical knowledge acquired in the program in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspective.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

COSC 4385 Special Topics in Comp Science

Topics may be from an area of computer science. May be repeated when topic changes

COSC 4390 Comp Science Senior Dsgn Proj

This capstone course provides students the experience of implementing (including building, testing, and documenting) the approved project in COSC 4301, within budget and on schedule. Requires integration of knowledge from required systems engineering courses. Course requirements include a written report and oral presentation. To be taken during the semester of graduation.

Prerequisites: COSC 4301.

COSC 4395 Undergraduate Research

Students work on a computer science research project. The topic is chosen by the student and approved by the instructor. Course may be repeated under different topic for credit.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department.

COSC 4452 Internship in Computer Science

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a computer science setting. Students will apply analytical and technical knowledge acquired in the program in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspective.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

MATH 1314 College Algebra

The fundamentals of algebra; polynomials and graphs; conic sections; systems of linear equations, matrices; sequences and series; mathematical induction and the binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) mathematics requirements, appropriate level developmental course sequence, an minimum ACT Mathematics score of 19 with an ACT Composite score of 23 or above, a minimum SAT Mathematics score of 500 with a SAT Total score of 1,070 or above, or a Redesigned SAT Mathematics score of 530 or above.

TCCN: MATH 1314

MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry

Trigonometry, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometry, complex numbers, polar coordinates and parametric equations.

Prerequisites: ACT Mathematics score of 27 or above, an SAT Mathematics score of 630 or above, a Redesigned SAT Mathematics score of 650 or above, or MATH 1314.

TCCN: MATH 1316

MATH 1324 Business Math I

Systems of linear equations and matrices; linear programming; mathematics of finance; limits, continuity, derivatives.

Prerequisites: ACT Mathematics score of 25 or above, an SAT Mathematics score of 600 or above, a Redesigned SAT Mathematics score of 620 or above, or MATH 1314.

TCCN: MATH 1324

MATH 1325 Business Math II

Applications of the derivative, anti-derivatives, and techniques of integration; functions and calculus of several variables.

Prerequisites: MATH 1324.

TCCN: MATH 1325

MATH 1332 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I

This course is designed to enhance mathematical literacy and to stimulate interest in appreciation for mathematics and quantitative reasoning as valuable tools for addressing issues in a constantly changing society. Topics may include, at an introductory level, logical reasoning and problem solving through mathematical games and puzzles; sets, relations, and functions; counting and number concepts (number theory and infinity).

Prerequisites: Completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics requirements or appropriate level developmental course sequence.

TCCN: MATH 1332

MATH 1333 Math for Liberal Arts II

This course is designed to enhance mathematical literacy and to stimulate interest in appreciation for mathematics and quantitative reasoning as valuable tools for addressing issues in a constantly changing society. Topics may include, at an introductory level, logical reasoning and problem solving through mathematical games and puzzles; sets, relations, and functions; counting and number concepts (number theory and infinity).

Prerequisites: Completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics requirements or appropriate level developmental course sequence.

TCCN: MATH 1333

MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

Topics include organization of data; probability; random variables; the normal distribution; inferences; chi-square; regression and correlation; analysis of variance; and non-parametric statistics.

Prerequisites: Completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics requirements or appropriate level developmental course sequence.

TCCN: MATH 1342

MATH 1348 Analytic Geometry

Study of the equations of lines, circles and conics. Vectors in two and three dimensions. Dot and cross product. Introduction to quadrics.

Prerequisites: MATH 1316 or MATH 2412.

MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I

Sets, relations, functions, number system, and elementary number theory. This course cannot be used to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

Prerequisites: MATH 1332, MATH 1333, MATH 1342, or MATH 1314.

TCCN: MATH 1350

MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II

Probability, statistics, and geometry. This course cannot be used to fulfill Core Curriculum requirement.

Prerequisites: MATH 1350.

TCCN: MATH 1351

MATH 2330 Elementary Geometry

Introduction to classical Euclidean Geometry. Postulates, congruency, similarity and classical construction. Introduction to solid geometry and transformations in the plane. (Formerly MATH 3320)

MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus

Topics include: Analytic geometry, complex numbers, and systems of algebraic equations; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and applications; sequences and applications. Students will receive credits for at most two courses from MATH 1314, 1316 and 2412.

Prerequisites: ACT Mathematics score of 25 or above, an SAT Mathematics score of 600 or above, a Redesigned SAT Mathematics score of 620 or above, or MATH 1314.

TCCN: MATH 2412

MATH 2413 Calculus I

Limits, continuity, differentiation, applications to optimization; integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Prerequisites: ACT Mathematics score of 29 or above, an SAT Mathematics score of 660 or above, a Redesigned SAT Mathematics score of 690 or above, MATH 1316, or MATH 2412.

TCCN: MATH 2413

MATH 2414 Calculus II

Techniques and applications of integration: area between curves, volumes of solids of revolution, work, areas of surfaces of revolution, arc-length, introduction to differential equations, parametric equations and polar coordinates, sequences and series.

Prerequisites: MATH 2413.

TCCN: MATH 2414

MATH 2415 Calculus III

Vector operations in R2, R3, lines, planes; vector-functions, space curves, curvature; multivariable calculus, optimization, Lagrange multipliers; multiple integrals; vector fields, theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes.

Prerequisites: MATH 2414.

TCCN: MATH 2415

MATH 3195 Seminar

Seminar on various topics in mathematics. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.

MATH 3295 Seminar

Seminar on various topics in mathematics. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.

MATH 3310 Introduction to Linear Algebra

Introduction to linear transformations and matrices; vector spaces, vector operations.

Prerequisites: MATH 2415.

MATH 3318 Advanced Linear Algebra

A continuation of MATH 3310. Focuses on more abstract aspects as well as computational aspects. Topics include inner product spaces, spectral theorems, diagonalization, Hermitian matrices, quadratic forms, numerical linear and Jordan canonical.

Prerequisites: MATH 3310.

MATH 3320 Modern Geometry

This course will treat topics from plane geometry. A brief introduction to spherical and hyperbolic geometries will also be given. Intended primarily for students seeking middle school (grades 4-8) certification.

MATH 3325 Geometry

Selected topics from the foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Includes the study of spherical and hyperbolic geometries, as well as transformational geometry, with techniques from linear algebra. Intended primarily for students seeking secondary certification.

Prerequisites: MATH 3310.

MATH 3328 Advanced Geometry

Study of Neutral, Euclidean and Hyperbolic geometrics from an axiomatic perspective.

Prerequisites: MATH 3365.

MATH 3330 Ordinary Differential Equation

Solution of first order differential equations. Study of second and higher order equations with constant coefficients. Power series solutions. Laplace Transform and Linear Systems. A brief introduction to numerical methods.

Prerequisites: MATH 2414.

MATH 3360 Statistical Analysis

Fundamentals of probability, distribution theory, random variables, law of large numbers, central limit theorems, statistical inequalities.

Prerequisites: MATH 2414.

MATH 3365 Discrete Mathematics

This course is a study of elements of discrete mathematics. Topics covered: logic; counting techniques; mathematical induction; the binomial theorem; number theory; sets, relations and functions.

Prerequisites: MATH 2413.

MATH 3371 Communications in Mathematics

This course is designated to enhance students' communication skills in mathematics. Emphasis will be placed in writing proofs. Topics include set theory, logic and properties of numbers at an elementary level. Substantial writing in mathematics using LaTeX is required.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 and MATH 3365.

MATH 3390 Principles of Math for Elem Ed

An in-depth study of the mathematical principles and concepts underlying the traditionally computational techniques for the teaching of mathematics at early childhood and elementary school levels. The course content includes problem solving; arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, logic, counting, numeration and number systems (including natural, integer, rational, and real number systems), and their historical development; content based teaching; integrating various areas of mathematics; and examining connections of college-level mathematics course contents with the mathematics content of and its effective teaching at the early childhood and elementary school levels. In addition, TExES Mathematics Standards V-IX covering Mathematical Processes, Mathematical Perspectives, Mathematical Learning and Instruction, Mathematical Assessment and Professional Development will be emphasized. Students must earn a “C" or better to successfully complete the course. The course may not be counted toward a major or minor in Mathematics or for certification in secondary mathematics. Open only to early childhood/elementary education majors. It is strongly recommended to take this course concurrently with Block II.

Prerequisites: Completion of Block I and a grade of at least “C" in MATH 1350 and 1351.

MATH 3395 Seminar

Seminar on various topics in mathematics. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.

MATH 4152 Internship In Mathematics

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a mathematical science setting. Students will apply mathematical knowledge in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspectives.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

MATH 4252 Internship in Mathematics

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a mathematical science setting. Students will apply mathematical knowledge in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspectives.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

MATH 4305 Number Theory

Divisibility, congruence, power residues, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine equations, Euler's function, Fermat's theorem, primitive roots, Legendre and Jacobi symbols.

Prerequisites: MATH 3365 and MATH 3310.

MATH 4310 Abstract Algebra I

Introduction to abstract algebra. Topics include Introduction to Ring theory: arithmetic in integers, modular arithmetic, fields, arithmetic in the Ring of polynomials. Unique factorization in integers and polynomials. Introduction to Group theory: definition and examples, subgroups, quotient groups, symmetry groups and permutation groups.

Prerequisites: MATH 3365.

MATH 4315 Abstract Algebra II

Continuation of MATH 4310. Topics in group theory: group actions, Sylow theorems, fundamental theorem of Abelian groups, and finite simple groups. Topics in Ring theory: ideals and quotient rings, Euclidean domain, principal ideal domain and unique factorization domain. Topics in Field theory: vector spaces, field extensions, finite field, and Galois Theory.

Prerequisites: MATH 4310.

MATH 4330 Numerical Linear Algebra

Numerical methods for problems of linear algebra, including the solution of large systems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Prerequisites: MATH 3310

MATH 4335 Advanced Calculus

A course in real analysis. It will include topology, continuity, differentiation, integration, sequences, series and power series.

Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and MATH 3365.

MATH 4340 Numerical Analysis I

Error analysis, solutions of non-linear functions, systems of linear equations, eigenvalue problems, interpolation theory, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical methods for ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisites: MATH 3330 and MATH 3310.

MATH 4341 Numerical Analysis II

Finite difference methods and finite element methods for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations.

Prerequisites: MATH 4340 and MATH 4350.

MATH 4345 Complex Variables

This is a course in complex variables which will include analytic functions, power series, the theory of residues and conformal mappings.

Prerequisites: MATH 4335 or permission of instructor.

MATH 4350 Partial Differential Equations

Theory of partial differential equations and boundary value problems with applications to the physical sciences and engineering. Detailed analysis of the wave equation, the heat equation, and the potential equation. Numerical methods to solving partial differential equations will also be discussed.

Prerequisites: MATH 3330.

MATH 4352 Internship in Mathematics

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a mathematical science setting. Students will apply mathematical knowledge in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspectives.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

MATH 4355 Selected Topics in Math

Topics selected from the fields of pure or applied mathematics. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

MATH 4360 Introduction to Topology

Basic concepts of point-set topology including connectedness, compactness, etc. and metric spaces.

Prerequisites: MATH 3365 and 4335.

MATH 4365 Geometry of Curves&Surfaces

This course will present geometry of curves and surfaces in three dimensional Euclidean space. Topics include 1) From Curve Theory: Parametized Curves, Arc Length, Frenet-Serret Frame, Singularities, Theory of Contact, Curvature, Torsion, Intrinsic Equation of Curves, Global Properties of Curves; 2) From Surface Theory: Parametrized Surfaces, Tangent Plane and Normal Line, First and Second Fundamental Forms, Curvature of Surfaces.

Prerequisites: MATH 2415, 3310.

MATH 4380 Undergraduate Research in Math

Students work on a theoretical or applied research project. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and the student. Course may be repeated under different topic for credit. Evaluation of performance in this course is on a Pass/Fail basis.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the department.

MATH 4385 History of Mathematics

Topics from arithmetic and computation, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, number theory, linear algebra, etc. from ancient recorded history to modern times intertwined with historical perspectives, biographies of several mathematicians from different cultures and times, their contributions, and that of their cultures, to mathematics and society.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of advanced mathematics.

MATH 4390 Math in Middle&High School

Selected topics from secondary school mathematics. Content, materials, and contemporary issues specific to teaching of mathematics at the secondary school level. In addition, TExES Mathematics Standards V-VIII covering Mathematical Processes, Mathematical Perspectives, Mathematical Learning and Instruction, and Mathematical Assessment will be emphasized. Concurrent enrollment in Block II is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: Completion of Block I and at least twelve upper-level mathematic SCH.

MATH 4395 Senior Mathematics Project

A study project under the direction of a member of the mathematics faculty. Required will be a written report, oral presentation and approval by both the advisor and one additional mathematics faculty member.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

MATH 4452 Internship in Mathematics

A directed internship in a public/private organization that is appropriate to the student's career objective or desire in a mathematical science setting. Students will apply mathematical knowledge in a real world setting and receive on-the-job training experience. Seminar and training will be held to discuss field experience from theoretical and applied perspectives.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and advisor.

PHYS 1101 General Physics I Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1301. Laboratory exercises reinforce PHYS 1301 lecture material and place importance on scientific communication and collaboration as well as measurement methods, uncertainty and basic error analysis. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1301. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in physics. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: PHYS 1101

PHYS 1102 General Physics II Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1302. Laboratory exercises reinforce PHYS 1302 lecture material and place importance on scientific communication & collaboration as well as measurement methods, uncertainty and basic error analysis. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1302. Carries no credit toward a major or minor in physics. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101.

TCCN: PHYS 1102

PHYS 1170 Survey of Physical Science Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1370. Laboratory exercises reinforce PHYS 1370 lecture material and place importance on scientific communication and collaboration as well as measurement methods. Some mention is made of uncertainty and basic error analysis. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1370. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in physics. Lab fee: $27.25.

PHYS 1301 General Physics I

A non-calculus-based treatment of the fundamentals of classical mechanics, sound, fluid mechanics and heat. Topics include one and two dimensional motion, forces and Newton's Laws, momentum conservation, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, angular momentum, waves, simple harmonic motion, kinetic theory, calorimetry and thermodynamics. Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1101. Carries no credit toward a major or minor in physics.

Prerequisites: MATH 1316 or equivalent.

PHYS 1302 General Physics II

Continuation of PHYS 1301. A non-calculus-based treatment of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, sound, light and modern physics. Topics include electrostatics, magnetostatics and magnetic materials, electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics and relativity theory. Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1102. Carries no credit toward a major or minor in physics.

Prerequisites: PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101.

TCCN: PHYS 1302

PHYS 1370 Survey of Physical Science

An introductory survey of physical science. Topics include physics (motion, forces, waves and thermodynamics), chemistry (periodic table, reactions), earth science (geology, weather, biosphere and environment) and astronomy (astronomical history, planetary astronomy, stellar astronomy and cosmology). Designed to fulfill laboratory science core curriculum requirements. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 1170. Carries no credit towards a major or minor in physics.

TCCN: PHYS 1315

PHYS 2125 University Physics I Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2325. Laboratory exercises reinforce PHYS 2325 lecture material and place importance on scientific communication & collaboration as well as measurement methods, uncertainty and basic error analysis. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 2325. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: PHYS 2125

PHYS 2126 University Physics II Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2326. Laboratory exercises reinforce PHYS 2326 lecture material and place importance on scientific communication and collaboration as well as measurement methods, uncertainty and basic error analysis. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 2326. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: PHYS 2126

PHYS 2325 University Physics I

A calculus-based treatment of the fundamentals of classical mechanics, sound, fluid mechanics and heat. Topics include one and two dimensional motion, forces and Newton's Laws, momentum conservation, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, angular momentum, waves, simple harmonic motion, kinetic theory, calorimetry and thermodynamics. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 2125.

Prerequisites: MATH 2413 or equivalent.

TCCN: PHYS 2325

PHYS 2326 University Physics II

Continuation of PHYS 2325. A calculus-based treatment of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, sound, light and modern physics. Topics include electrostatics, magnetostatics and magnetic materials, electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics and relativity theory. Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 2126.

Prerequisites: MATH 2414 or equivalent (or concurrent enrollment therein) and PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125.

TCCN: PHYS 2326

PHYS 3305 Optics and Wave Theory

A detailed study of optics. Topics include thin and thick lenses, the lensmaker's equation, apertures, optical machines, interference, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction and polarization, the Cornu Spiral. Electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, optical instruments, lasers and holography.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126, MATH 2415.

PHYS 3310 Modern Physics

An introduction to the foundations of modern physics. Topics include special and general relativity, kinetic theory of matter, electromagnetic quantization, light and energy, wave-matter duality of light, the Schredinger Equation, nuclear physics and elementary particle theory.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126;

Corequisites: MATH 2415.

PHYS 3315 Classical Mechanics

Topics include kinematics of particles and particle systems in one to three dimensions, rigid body rotation, gravitation, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, periodic motion, and small oscillations.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126 and MATH 3330.

PHYS 3320 Electromagnetic Field Theory

A mathematical treatment of the fundamentals of classical electromagnetic theory. Topics include electrodynamics, vector calculus, theory of dielectrics, magnetostatic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields of currents, and Maxwell's equations.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/2126 and MATH 3330.

PHYS 3325 Thermodynamics

A mathematical treatment of the fundamentals of thermal physics. Topics include the concepts of temperature, equation of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, change of phase, and thermodynamic functions.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/2126 and MATH 2415.

PHYS 4199 Special Topics in Physics

Selected topics in physics are covered, depending on student interest. Credit will be given more than once if the topic varies.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

PHYS 4299 Special Topics in Physics

Selected topics in physics are covered, depending on student interest. Credit will be given more than once if the topic varies.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

PHYS 4305 Quantum Mechanics

A mathematical treatment of quantized physical phenomena. Topics include the wave theory of matter, the principles of superposition, probability, expectation values, coordinate representation, momentum representation, indeterminacy, Hermitian operators, angular momentum, and spin. Quantum solutions for simple barriers, potential wells, harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom are presented.

Prerequisites: PHYS 3310 and MATH 3330.

PHYS 4310 Advanced Modern Physics

Continuation of PHYS 3310. Topics include atomic, molecular, nuclear, statistical, solid state, laser and elementary particle physics.

Prerequisites: PHYS 3310 and MATH 3330.

PHYS 4315 Mathematical Methods of Physic

A course presenting mathematical techniques used in physics and engineering. The course will survey, at a brief introductory level and from a physics perspective, numerous mathematical techniques from areas such as infinite series, integral transformation, applications of complex variables, matrices and tensors, special functions, partial differential equations, Green's functions, perturbation theory, integral equations, calculus of variations, and groups and group representations.

Prerequisites: PHYS 2326/2126 and MATH 3330.

PHYS 4399 Special Topics in Physics

Selected topics in physics are covered, depending on student interest. Credit will be given more than once if the topic varies.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.