In the Fall 2018 semester, the Department of Physics will be offering various sections of introductory courses, as well as the intermediate and upper-level courses described below. The complete list of physics course offerings can be found on Zagweb. You can also view the Course Catalog.

Computational Physics

PHYS 208 - 2 credits

Instructor: Dr. Adam Fritsch

Meeting Times: 9:25 am to 10:40 am TTh

Prerequisite: PHYS 103 and MATH 258

An introduction to computational physics. Students will be introduced to many of the basic ideas, algorithms, and tools used by physicists to solve problems. Techniques learned here will be used in most upper level courses.

Mathematical Methods

PHYS 300 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Eric Kincanon

Meeting Times: 8:00 am to 8:50 am MWF

Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: PHYS 204

Survey of mathematical techniques including vector calculus, differential equations, complex analysis, and Fourier series used in upper division physics courses. Counts 2 credits towards the minor.

Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 306 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Allan Greer

Meeting Times: 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm MWF

Prerequisite: PHYS 204 and either PHYS 300 or both MATH 259 and MATH 260

Electrical and magnetic phenomena leading to a development of Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic field theory.

Advanced Mechanics

***MENG Technical Elective***

PHYS 402 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Geske

Meeting Times: 11:00 am to 11:50 am MWF

Prerequisite: PHYS 301

A continuation of PHYS 301 Intermediate Mechanics and an extension to the dynamics of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids by the use of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.