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PHY 201 Electrical Circuits

Course Description: Elementary electrical concepts. Resistive networks-mesh and node analysis. Dependent sources. Network theorems. Energy storage elements. Simple RC and RL circuits. Sinusoidal excitation and phasors. Alternating current steady-state analysis and power. Polyphase circuits. Computer-aided solutions.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Odd years.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Min Grade D and MAT 131 Min Grade D

PHY 202 Electrical Circuits II

Course Description: This course presents a study of A.C. circuits including power relationships in the A.C. steady state, polyphase circuits complex frequency, poles and zeros, resonance, two port networks, inductance and transformers and Fourier series.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Even years.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 201 Min Grade D

PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Quantum Theory

This course is the same as CHE 301.

Course Description: Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy and free energy, thermodynamic properties of solutions, phase equilibria, electrolytic solutions, chemical equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D and PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D

PHY 215A Topics: Thermodynamics and Quantum Theory-Lecture only

Course Description:Topics include laws of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy and free energy, thermodynamic properties of solutions, phase equilibria, electrolytic solutions, chemical equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.
Course Rotation:Fall;PLV

3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Min Grade D and CHE 112 Min Grade D

PHY 231 Electromagnetism I

Course Descriptions: An intermediate course in electromagnetism. Starting with an overview of vector calculus the course discusses Poisson's and LaPlace's equations, D.C. currents and magnetic fields. Laboratory exercises exemplify principles discussed.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA. PLV: Fall - Odd years.

4 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D

PHY 232 Electromagnetism II

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Electro-magnetism I. Starting with Maxwell's equations, the course discusses electromagnetic waves, boundary phenomena, transmission lines, waveguides and radiating systems.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 231 Minimum Grade of D

PHY 235 Mechanics

Course Description: An intermediate-level course in mechanics including the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, central forces, harmonic oscillations and an introduction to Lagrange's equations and Hamilton's principle.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.

4 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D

PHY 296F Topic: Physics-Modern Physics

Course Description: This course will cover the main features in the development of modern atomic and quantum physics. Topics taught will include the black body problem, the photoelectric effect, the Compton effect, the Bohr theory of the hydrogen atom, wave-particle duality, Schroedinger’s equation, and special relativity.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D

PHY 296G Topics in Physics: Mathematical Physics

Course Description: This is a course on mathematical methods designed for intermediate to advanced students of physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. The course is particularly intended for those students with one year of calculus who wants to develop, in a short time, a basic competence in the above-mentioned fields. The topics include: Infinite series,Complex numbers, Linear equations and Matrices, Vector analysis, Fourier series, Partial differentiation and Partial Differential equations, Coordinate transformation and Tensor analysis, and Special functions.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 and MAT 236

PHY 296H Topic: Introduction to Special Relativity

Course Description: An introductory course on the special theory of relativity. The topics include: Physical Basis for Special Relativity; Relativistic Kinematics ( Relativistic observers and reference frames, Lorentz Transformation, time dilation, length contraction and relativistic Doppler effect); Relativistic Dynamics ( relativistic mass and momentum, Newton's 2nn law of relativity and relativistic energy); Special Relativity and Theory of Electromagnetism (electric and magnetic fields and their relativistic transformation, relativistic current densities, and invariance of the Maxwell's equations).

3 credits