Physics


Fernando IX University
Fernando IX University

Phy 101: Introductory Physics 

Structure and properties of matter, kinematics, dynamics, statics, and conservation of energy and momentum. Lecture and lab.

Corequisite: Ma 103.

Phy 102: Intermediate Physics 

Rotation, wave motion, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 101.

Phy 110: Physics Survey 

An introduction to physics as an academic subject, career possibilities and basic laboratory experience in physics experiments.

Phy 191: Introductory Physics Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 101.

Phy 192: Intermediate Physics Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 102.

Phy 201: General Physics I 

Mechanics (including force, kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, fluids and wave motion) and thermodynamics. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Ma 200.

Corequisite: Ma 201.

Phy 202: General Physics II 

Electricity and magnetism including capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, Magnetic fields, magnetic induction, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, properties of light, optical images, interference and diffraction. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Phy 201, Ma 201.

Phy 291: General Physics I Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 201.

Phy 292: General Physics II Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 202.

Phy 303: Experimental Physics 

An advanced lab course involving an in-depth research project or advanced physics experiments. Special focus on numerical methods of data analysis.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

Phy 308: Electromagnetics I 

Electrostatic and magnetostatic applications of divergence, gradient, and curl, dielectrics and dielectric media, field boundary value problems, with applications to engineering.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 302.

Phy 309: Electromagnetics II 

Magnetostatics, magnetic properties, induction, Maxwell's equations and propagation of electromagnetic radiation.

Prerequisites: Eng 308 or Phy 308 Prerequisite.

Phy 356: Mechanics I 

Matrix and vector analysis, Newtonian mechanics, relativistic mechanics, gravitational attraction and potentials, oscillatory motion and nonlinear oscillations.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 301.

Phy 357: Mechanics II 

Calculus of variations, Lagrangian mechanics, Hamiltonian mechanics, celestial mechanics, central force motion, multi-particle systems, non-inertial reference frames, rigid body motion, mechanical wave motion and Fourier analysis.

Prerequisite: Phy 356.

Phy 402: Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics 

Collisional and transport properties of gases; conservation of energy; ideal gas energetics; enthalpy, entropy, and free energy calculations; statistical mechanics; heat engines; engineering applications of thermodynamics.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Ma 301.

Phy 403: Optics 

Geometrical and physical optics for understanding theoretical and practical aspects of modern optical technology. Studies include laser fundamentals, holography, photonics, image processing and optical test devices. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

Phy 408: Modern Physics 

Historical development of Modern Physics beginning with special relativity, including important topics from quantum physics, atomic structure and models, the hydrogen atom, molecules, solids, nuclear physics, lasers, elementary particles, statistical mechanics, astrophysics, cosmology, etc. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Phy 202.

Corequisite: Ma 301.

Phy 409: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I 

Review of the history of Quantum Theory. The uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation, the free particle, square well potentials, harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum and other selected wave mechanics problems.

Prerequisites: Phy 408, Ma 302.

Phy 410: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II 

Review of barrier problems, the harmonic oscillator, and angular momentum using matrix methods. Problems involving perturbation theory, one-electron atoms, magnetic moments, spin, the helium atom and scattering theory.

Prerequisite: Phy 409.

Phy 488: Modern Physics Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 408.

Phy 490: Research in Physics 

Research project in physics under faculty supervision.

Phy 493: Optics Lab 

Corequisite: Phy 403.

Phy 497: Independent Study 

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

Phy 498: Independent Study 

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

Phy 499: Independent Study 

Student collaboration in ongoing research with a faculty member in his research area with a goal of publication and presentation of results at an undergraduate or professional conference.

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