College of Arts and Sciences

Physics Course Descriptions

Table of Contents

Introductory Physics Courses
General Education Physics Courses
Astronomy Courses
Intermediate Physics Courses
Advanced Physics Courses
ASTR 40100 - Introduction to Astrophysics


Introductory Physics Classes

Calculus based sequence

PHYS 15200 - Mechanics
PHYS 25100 - Heat, Electricity and Optics

Algebra based Sequence

For Technology Students

PHYS 21800 - General Physics I
PHYS 21900 - General Physics II

For Life Sciences

PHYS 22000 - General Physics
PHYS 22100 - General Physics

General Education Physics Courses

PHYS 10500 - Sound and Music
PHYS 11500 - Introduction to Lasers
PHYS 12000 - Physics of Sports
PHYS 12500 - Light and Color
PHYS 12700 - Physics for Computer Graphics and Animation
PHYS 12800 - Physics of Martial Arts
PHYS 13000 - Exploring the New Physics
PHYS 13100 - Concepts in Physics I
PHYS 13200 - Concepts in Physics II
PHYS 13500 - The First Three Minutes
PHYS 13600 - Chaos and Fractals
PHYS 22300 - X-Ray Physics
PHYS 30200 - Puzzles, Strategy Games and Problem Solving in the Physical Sciences

Astronomy Courses

ASTR 10000 - The Solar System
ASTR 10500 - Stars and Galaxies
ASTR 36400 - Intermediate Astronomy II
ASTR 37000 - Cosmology
ASTR 40100 - Introduction to Astrophysics

Intermediate Physics Courses

PHYS 31000 - Intermediate Mechanics
PHYS 31200 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 31300 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 31400 - Introduction to Medical Physics
PHYS 32200 - Optics
PHYS 32500 - Scientific Computing
PHYS 32600 - Biomechanics
PHYS 34200 - Modern Physics
PHYS 34300 - Modern Physics Laboratory
PHYS 34500 - Optics Laboratory I
PHYS 34600 - Advanced Laboratory I
PHYS 36100 - Electronics for Scientists
PHYS 40500 - Atomic and Molecular Physics

Advanced Physics Classes

PHYS 51100 - Laser Physics
PHYS 51500 - Thermal and Statistical Physics
PHYS 52000 - Mathematical Physics
PHYS 52200 - Coherent Optics and Quantum Electronics
PHYS 52400 - Physical Optics and Experimental Spectroscopy
PHYS 53600 - Electronic Techniques for Research
PHYS 54500 - Solid State Physics
PHYS 55000 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
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