Course Descriptions

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Course List

For course descriptions, requisites, and other course attributes of Physics courses see the Guide.

103 General Physics. Typically offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 103 in Guide] [Teaching History]

104 General Physics. Typically offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 104 in Guide] [Teaching History]

107 The Ideas of Modern Physics. Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 107 in Guide] [Teaching History]

109 Physics in the Arts. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 109 in Guide] [Teaching History]

115 Energy. Typically offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 115 in Guide] [Teaching History]

198 Directed Study. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 198 in Guide] [Teaching History]

199 Directed Study. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 199 in Guide]

201 General Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 201 in Guide] [Teaching History]

202 General Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. Honors Optional. [Physics 202 in Guide] [Teaching History]

205 Modern Physics for Engineers. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 205 in Guide] [Teaching History]

206 Special Topics in Physics. Typically Offered: Fall or Spring. [Physics 206 in Guide] [Teaching History]

207 General Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 207 in Guide] [Teaching History]

208 General Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 208 in Guide] [Teaching History]

235 Introduction to Solid State Electronics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 235 in Guide] [Teaching History]

241 Introduction to Modern Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. Honors Optional. [Physics 241 in Guide] [Teaching History]

247 A Modern Introduction to Physics. Typically Offered: Fall. Accelerated Honors. [Physics 247 in Guide] [Teaching History]

248 A Modern Introduction to Physics. Typically Offered: Spring. Accelerated Honors. [Physics 248 in Guide] [Teaching History]

249 A Modern Introduction to Physics. Typically Offered: Fall. Accelerated Honors. [Physics 249 in Guide] [Teaching History]

265 Introduction to Medical Physics. (Crosslisted with Med Phys) Typically Offered: Spring. [Physics 265 in Guide] [Teaching History]

298 Directed Study. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 298 in Guide]

299 Directed Study Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 299 in Guide]

301 Physics Today. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 301 in Guide] [Teaching History]

307 Intermediate Laboratory-Mechanics and Modern Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 307 in Guide] [Teaching History]

311 Mechanics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 311 in Guide] [Teaching History]

321 Electric Circuits and Electronics. Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 321 in Guide] [Teaching History]

322 Electromagnetic Fields. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 322 in Guide] [Teaching History]

323 Electromagnetic Fields. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 323 in Guide] [Teaching History]

325 Optics. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 325 in Guide] [Teaching History]

371 Acoustics for Musicians. Typically Offered: Fall or Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 371 in Guide] [Teaching History]

406 Special Topics in Physics. Typically Offered: Fall or Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 406 in Guide] [Teaching History]

407 Advanced Laboratory. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 407 in Guide] [Teaching History]

415 Thermal Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 415 in Guide] [Teaching History]

448 Atomic and Quantum Physics. Typically Offered: Fall. Honors Optional. [Physics 448 in Guide] [Teaching History]

449 Atomic and Quantum Physics. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 449 in Guide] [Teaching History]

472 Scientific Background to Global Environmental Problems. (Crosslisted with Atm Ocn, Envir St) Typically Offered: Fall or Spring. [Physics 472 in Guide] [Teaching History]

498 Directed Study. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 498 in Guide]

499 Directed Study. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring; Summer. [Physics 499 in Guide]

501 Radiological Physics and Dosimetry. (Cross-listed with Med Phys, H ONcol, BME) Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 501 in Guide] [Teaching History]

507 Graduate Laboratory. Typically Offered: Spring. [Physics 507 in Guide] [Teaching History]

525 Introduction to Plasmas. (Crosslisted with NEEP, ECE) Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 525 in Guide] [Teaching History]

527 Plasma Confinement and Heating. (Crosslisted with ECE, NEEP) Typically Offered: Irregular. Honors Optional. [Physics 527 in Guide] [Teaching History]

531 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 531 in Guide] [Teaching History]

535 Introduction to Particle Physics. Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 535 in Guide] [Teaching History]

545 Introduction to Atomic Structure. Typically Offered: Fall. Honors Optional. [Physics 545 in Guide] [Teaching History]

546 Lasers. (Crosslisted with ECE) Typically Offered: Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 546 in Guide] [Teaching History]

551 Solid State Physics. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Optional. [Physics 551 in Guide] [Teaching History]

563 Radionuclides in Medicine and Biology. (Cross-listed with Med Phys) Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 563 in Guide] [Teaching History]

601 Scientific Presentation. Typically Offered: Fall. Accelerated Honors. [Physics 601 in Guide] [Teaching History]

603 Workshop–College Physics Teaching. Typically Offered: Spring. [Physics 603 in Guide] [Teaching History]

619 Microscopy of Life. (Crosslisted with Anatomy, BME, Chem, Med Phys, Phmcol-M, Radiol) Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 619 in Guide] [Teaching History]

623 Electronic Aids to Measurement. Typically Offered: Spring. [Physics 623 in Guide] [Teaching History]

625 Applied Optics. Typically Offered: Fall. [Physics 625 in Guide] [Teaching History]

681 Senior Honors Thesis. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Only. [Physics 681 in Guide]

682 Senior Honors Thesis. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. Honors Only. [Physics 682 in Guide]

691 Senior Thesis. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 691 in Guide]

692 Senior Thesis. Typically Offered: Fall; Spring. [Physics 692 in Guide]