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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Physics 750 Courses  


50:750:103 Is the Universe Elegant? (R) (3) Illustrations from areas such as sports, music, and archaeology used to show the physicist's way of looking at things. The major principles of physics applied in a descriptive way to the understanding of societal problems such as the "energy crisis." Recent discoveries in the different areas of physics, including particle physics and astrophysics, discussed. No prerequisite. Designed for nonscience majors.
50:750:131-132 Elements of Physics I,II (R) (3,3) A calculus-based introduction to classical physics: mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound, electricity, and light. Corequisites: 50:640:121, 122; 50:750:133-134. Intended for physics majors and engineering students, but open to other qualified students.
50:750:133-134 Elements of Physics Laboratory I,II (R) (1,1) The laboratory illustrates phenomena and concepts studied in 50:750:131-132. Corequisites: 50:750:131-132.
50:750:171,172 Topics in Physics (2,2) The subject matter changes depending on the interests of the instructor and the students. Sample topics: the energy crisis and sources of energy, or the physics of the atmosphere and weather forecasting.
50:750:203-204 General Physics I,II (R) (3,3) An introduction to mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism, and selected topics from modern physics. Corequisites: 50:750:205-206. For biology, chemistry, premedicine, predentistry, and preveterinary medicine students, but may be taken by others.
50:750:205-206 General Physics Laboratory I,II (R) (1,1) Illustrates phenomena and concepts studied in 50:750:203-204. Corequisites: 50:750:203-204.
50:750:223 Principles of Physics for Pharmacy (4) A survey of physics with special reference to applications in pharmacy. Topics chosen from mechanics, thermodynamics, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves (including light), and modern (atomic and nuclear) physics. Prerequisite: 50:640:121 or 122.
50:750:232 Elements of Modern Physics (3) Topics from special relativity, quantum theory, atomic physics, molecules, statistical physics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, and elementary particles. Prerequisite: 50:750:132. Corequisite: 50:640:314.
50:750:233-234 Electric Circuits I,II (3,3) DC and steady-state AC circuit analysis, network theorems, matrix methods, two ports, controlled sources, nonlinear elements, transients, step and impulse response, and computer methods. Prerequisites: 50:640:121, 122. Corequisites: 50:750:235-236 and 50:640:221.
50:750:235-236 Electric Circuits Laboratory I,II (1,1) Laboratory exercises to accompany and illustrate 50:750:233-234. Corequisites: 50:750:233-234.
50:750:253-254 Mechanics I,II (3,3) Equilibrium of planar and spatial systems, analysis of structures, friction, centroids and moments of inertia, virtual work, dynamics of particles, and rigid bodies. Prerequisites: 50:750:132 and 50:640:122.
50:750:291 Mechanics of Materials (3) Stress and strain in elastic solids such as shafts and beams. Combined stresses; statically indeterminate beams. Prerequisite: 50:750:253.
50:750:301 Electromagnetic Theory (3) Electrostatic field, dielectrics, steady currents, magnetic fields and materials, and electromagnetic induction. Prerequisites: 50:750:232 and 50:640:314.
50:750:302 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3) Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, radiation, guided waves, dispersion, reflection, refraction, interference, polarization, and optics of solids. Prerequisite: 50:750:301.
50:750:304 Introduction to Astrophysics (3) Presents, at a calculus-based level, a survey of such topics from current astronomy as planetary atmospheres, the greenhouse effect, solar wind and its interaction with the earth's magnetic field, Van Allen radiation belts, some aspects of cosmology (the red shift, models of the evolving universe, tests of relativistic cosmological models), the interstellar medium, and an introduction to the theory of stellar atmospheres and stellar evolution. The present theories of pulsars, quasars, supernovae, neutron stars, Seyfert galaxies, and black holes analyzed. Prerequisites: 50:640:122 and 50:100:306.
50:750:307 Electronics (3) DC and AC networks, signal characteristics and acquisition, transistors, feedback, operational amplifiers, power supplies, noise, digital circuits, instrumentation, computer interfacing, and optimization of measurements. Prerequisite: 50:750:132 or 204 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 50:750:311.
50:750:308 Computer Hardware and Interfacing (3) Introduction to digital logic, combinational circuits, and sequential circuits. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and organization, operation and programming, and interfacing and application of microprocessors. Prerequisites: 50:198:111 or 151, 50:198:231, and 50:640:237. Corequisite: 50:750:312.
50:750:309,310 Analytical Mechanics (3,3) Particle dynamics, simple harmonic motion, central forces, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies, waves, and Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations. Prerequisites: 50:750:132 and 50:640:314.
50:750:311 Electronics Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises to accompany and illustrate 50:750:307. Corequisite: 50:750:307.
50:750:312 Computer Hardware and Interfacing Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises to accompany and illustrate 50:750:308. Corequisite: 50:750:308.
50:750:317-318 Digital Systems and Microprocessors I,II (3,3) Digital electronic systems, introduction to microsystems, microprocessor architecture and organization, and operation and programming. Configuring microprocessor systems, interfacing, and applications of microprocessors. Prerequisite: 50:750:307. Corequisites: 50:750:319-320.
50:750:319-320 Digital Systems and Microprocessors Laboratory I,II (1,1) Laboratory exercises to accompany and illustrate 50:750:317-318. Corequisites: 50:750:317-318.
50:750:351-352 Thermal Physics I,II (3,3) Temperature-dependent properties of gases, liquids, and solids, such as specific heat, vapor pressure, dielectric constant, internal energy, entropy, compressibility, and conductivity. Presents classical thermodynamics, which derives relations between various quantities, and statistical methods used to derive classical thermodynamics from the atomic point of view. Covers Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Prerequisites: 50:750:232 and 50:640:221.
50:750:354 Physics Computer Laboratory (3) Use of the computer to solve problems in many areas of physics, including numerical integration of Newton's Laws and Gauss's Law, electric circuit analysis, and mechanics. Prerequisites: 50:640:314 and 50:750:232.
50:750:374 Energy and Environment (G) (3) The physics, economics, and polluting properties of the three conventional power sources: coal, oil, and natural gas (including gasification of coal and oil shale). Studies solar power and discusses conservation of energy in home and industry. Considers the more important advantages and shortcomings and the environmental impacts of aspects of wind, tidal, geothermal, and magneto-hydrodynamic power; the hydrogen economy; and nuclear power, including fusion. Where appropriate, considers the possible use of these in transportation systems. Gives causes of energy crises and proposes various suggestions for a national energy policy.
50:750:406 Introduction to Solid-State Physics (3) Classifications of solids, ionic crystals, dielectric properties, modern electron theory of metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Topics include band theory, cohesion, specific heats, electrical and thermal conductivities, the hall effect, semiconductor physics, magnetic phenomena, electronic processes in ionic crystals, dislocation theory and electron spin resonance, imperfections, and superconductivity. Prerequisites: 50:750:232 and 50:640:314.
50:750:408-409 Advanced Physics Laboratory (2,2) Students develop good experimental techniques and become familiar with the capabilities and limitations of modern laboratory equipment. Experiments performed in all fields of physics including electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Lab. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: 50:750:232.
50:750:413-414 Elements of Quantum Mechanics I,II (3,3) Probability waves, Schrödinger and Klein-Gordon equations, eigenvalues, eigenfunctions, wave packets, unitary and hermitean operators, matrix elements, commutation relations, perturbation theory, radiative transitions, and scattering theory. Prerequisites: 50:750:232 and 50:640:314.
50:750:417 Computational Physics I (3) Applications of the computer to the solution of large-scale problems in physics including the numerical solution of the differential equations of electromagnetic theory, integration of the Schrödinger equation for realistic problems, and applications of matrix methods to problems in mechanics and engineering. Prerequisite: 50:750:354.
50:750:418 Computational Physics II (3) Emphasis placed on the application of computer simulation techniques, including the Monte Carlo method, to problems in statistical physics (especially the subject of phase transitions) and other areas of interest. Prerequisite: 50:750:354; continuation of 50:750:417.
50:750:420 Advanced Experimental Physics (2) Experiments in electricity, optics, heat, and atomic phenomena, with particular emphasis on the effect of the instruments or the experimental method on the results. Lec. 1 hr., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:750:453 Physics Seminar (2) Members prepare and present papers on topics of interest in physics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:750:463-464 Mathematical Physics (3,3) Mathematical techniques used in advanced work in the physical sciences. Covers determinants, matrices, ordinary and partial differential equations, boundary and eigenvalue problems, Fourier-series and integrals, transform theory, orthogonal functions, and complex variables. Extensive problem work. Prerequisites: 50:750:232 and 50:640:314.
50:750:489,490 Independent Studies (BA,BA) Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of instructor.
50:750:495,496 Honors Program in Physics (3,3)
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