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| Back CS Home Physics People Research Undergraduate Program Program Description Course Requirements Course Descriptions Graduate Program Physics Alumni Available Positions Activities Links Recent Publications User login Username: * Password: * Log in PHYSICS PHYS. 101 GENERAL PHYSICS I Physical quantities; rectilinear motion; motion in two and three dimensions; Newton's laws of motion; work and energy; momentum; conservation laws; collisions; rotational dynamics; gravitation; periodic motion; fluid motion. Credits: 4 PHYS. 102 GENERAL PHYSICS II Electric charge and electric field; Gauss's law; electric potential; dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic field and magnetic forces; sources of magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; electromagnetic waves. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: PHYS. 101 or consent of the instructor PHYS. 122 PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES Equilibrium and stability analysis of the human body, dynamics of body motion, elasticity and strength of body organs, fluid mechanics and the blood circulation system, energy requirements and temperature regulation of the body, electrical characteristics of the nervous system, sound and hearing, optics and vision, electromagnetic waves and atomic structure, physics of medical imaging techniques such as x-ray computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: PHYS. 101 PHYS. 201 MECHANICS Review of vectors and matrices, orthogonal transformations; numerical simulations and animations of mechanical systems, kinematics and dynamics of particles; Newton?s laws of motion; conservation laws; oscillations; central forces; orbits and scattering in a central force field; planetary motion; non-inertial reference frames; potential theory; the two-body problem. Credits: 3 Prerequisites: (PHYS. 101 and MATH. 204) or consent of the instructor PHYS. 203 ATOMIC & MOLECULAR STRUCTURE Quantum mechanics, solution of the particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and hydrogen atom; orbital concepts, the structure of many-electron atoms, molecular orbital theory, molecular symmetry and group theory; rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. Credits: 3 PHYS. 205 GENERAL PHYSICS III Periodic motion, fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound and hearing, temperature and heat, thermal properties of matter, the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics. Lab component. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: PHYS. 101 or consent of the instructor PHYS. 206 GENERAL PHYSICS IV The nature and propagation of light, geometric optics and optical instruments, interference, diffraction, relativity, photons electrons and atoms, the wave nature of particles, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, molecules and condensed matter, nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. Lab component.
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