PHY: Physics Courses

Courses

PHY 2048   Calculus-Based Physics I

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311 AND MAC 2312*

Physics with Calculus I is the first of a two-semester sequence of calculus-based physics topics for scientists and engineers. The principal subject of this course is mechanics, the science of motion. The topics covered will be the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, conservation laws and principles, gravity, and oscillations. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

PHY 2048C   University Physics I - Studio

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

5 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311

University Physics I - Studio course is intended for physical science majors and engineers, and designed to be taken as a sequence with University Physics II (PHY 2049). This is a calculus based physics course. The principal topics covered in this course are mechanics-the science of motion- (kinematics and dynamics) of particles and rigid bodies including the laws of motion, conservation laws and principles, gravity, oscillations, fluid statics, and Thermodynamics. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

PHY 2048L   Calculus-Based Physics I Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2048*
Co-requisite: PHY 2048

Selected experiments in mechanics, oscillatory motion, and heat. Satisfies Florida Common Core Natural Sciences requirement.

PHY 2049   Calculus-Based Physics II

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2312 AND PHY 2048

Continuation of PHY 2048. Electrostatics and magnetism; basic electric circuits; optics; selected topics in modern physics. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

PHY 2049L   Calculus-Based Physics II Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2048/L AND PHY 2049*

Selected experiments in optics, electricity, and magnetism.

PHY 2053   Algebra-Based Physics I

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (MAC 1105 AND MAC 1114) OR (MAC 1114 AND MAC 1140) OR MAC 1147 OR MAC 2311

Algebra-Based Physics 1 is the first of a two-semester sequence of physics topics chosen as an introduction to this science. This is an algebra and trigonometry based physics course. Structure and properties of matter; kinematics, dynamics and statics; momentum and energy; rotation; elasticity; fluids; temperature and expansion, heat transfer, thermal behavior of gases; oscillations; wave motion and sound. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

PHY 2053L   Algebra-Based Physics I Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2053*

Selected experiments in mechanics, oscillatory motion, and heat.

PHY 2054   Algebra-Based Physics II

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2053

Algebra-Based Physics II is the second of a two-semester sequence of physics topics chosen as an introduction to this science. This is an algebra and trigonometry based course. Light; optics; electricity and magnetism; circuits; elementary quantum theory; atomic, nuclear and particle physics. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

PHY 2054L   Algebra-Based Physics II Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2054*

Selected experiments in optics, electricity, and magnetism.

PHY 2905   Directed Study

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

PHY 3106   Calculus-Based Physics III

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049

Laws of thermodynamics, wave phenomena, breakdown of classical physics, theory of relativity, quantization of charge, light, and energy, atomic structure.

PHY 3107   Calculus-Based Physics IV

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAP 2302 AND PHY 3106

Special topics in modern physics: quantum mechanics, atomic structure, molecular structure, atomic and molecular spectra, physics of solids, and band structure, nuclear structure, nuclear forces, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, elementary particles, and fundamental interactions.

PHY 3220   Intermediate Mechanics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAP 2302* AND PHY 2048

Particle mechanics in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions for various forces. Central forces and celestial mechanics. Systems of many particles. Rigid body dynamics. Introduction to Lagrangian methods.

PHY 3424   Optics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049

Geometrical, physical, and modern optics. Polarization, interference, diffraction, holography, and optical fibers. A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisites.

PHY 3722C   Electronics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049

This is an introductory course in electronic design and circuitry with emphasis on common instrumentation. This course has both lecture and laboratory components.

PHY 3802L   Intermediate Physics Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3106

Laboratory work in basic measurements of physical constants; experiments in electronics, modern physics, nuclear physics, optics, and solid state physics.

PHY 3905   Directed Study

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

PHY 4323   Electricity and Magnetism I

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2313 AND MAP 2302 AND PHY 2049 AND PHZ 4113

Electrostatics, Gauss's Theorem, magnetic fields, Biot-Savart Law, electromagnetic induction, introduction to Maxwell's Equations, and electromagnetic waves. A grade of C- or better is required for prerequisite courses.

PHY 4325   Electricity and Magnetism II

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 4323

Continuation of PHY 4323 Electricity & Magnetism I. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in a medium, radiation from dipoles and antennas, transmission lines, wave guides, relativistic electrodynamics, Lienard-Weichert Potentials. A grade of C or better in pre-requisite courses is required.

PHY 4445   Lasers and Applications

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3424 AND PHZ 4113

Introduction to lasers and applications covering topics on nature of light, photons, elements of semi-conductor physics, modulation of light, displays, laser principles, types of lasers and their design, photodetectors, fiber optics, optical communications. A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

PHY 4513   Thermal and Statistical Physics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2313 AND PHY 2048 AND PHZ 4113*

Laws of thermodynamics and their application to simple systems, kinetic theory of gases, introduction to the classical and quantum statistical mechanics of weakly interacting systems.

PHY 4604   Quantum Theory I

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3107 AND PHZ 4113

This is the first semester of a two semester undergraduate level course covering the theory of quantum mechanics. This theory is the foundations of modern physics and is an introduction to the main concepts and tools for applying quantum mechanics to a variety of different problems.

PHY 4605   Quantum Theory II

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 4604

This is the second semester of a two semester undergraduate level course covering the theory of quantum mechanics. This theory is the foundations of modern physics. This course emphasizes the application of quantum mechanics to a variety of problems. Offered Spring semester only.

PHY 4822L   Advanced Physics Lab

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3107 AND PHY 3802L

Advanced laboratory topics are treated. Modern physics laboratory equipment is used to introduce students to current laboratory practices.

PHY 4905   Directed Study

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

PHY 4910   Undergraduate Research

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-2 sh (may be repeated for up to 10 sh of credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049

Undergraduate experimental or theoretical research under the direction of physics faculty.

PHY 5905   Directed Study

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)