PHY 202. General Physics II. Second part of two semester Calculus-based introductory course. Topics include: electricity and magnetism, optics, and topics in modern physics. Problem solving is an integral part of the course. Conceptual understanding is reinforced using interactive computer-based techniques, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences.
PHY 421. Electromagnetic Theory I. A study of the theory and laws of classical electromagnetism and development of the basic concepts and equations of electrostatics. Topics to be addressed are: applications of Coulomb’s Law, nature of the electric field, applications of Gauss’ Law, electrostatic potential, dielectric theory, conductors in electromagnetic fields, energy of the electromagnetic field, and special methods in electrostatics. Mathematical tools including Mathematica and Matlab will be used in problem solving.
PHY 371. Topics in Physics (Plasma Physics). An introductory course in plasma physics covering topics including characterization of the plasma state, Debye shielding, collisions and transport phenomena, charged particle motion, magnetohydrodynamics, ion and electron diffusion, the two-fluid plasma model, magnetic confinement of charged particles, basic plasma devices, and gas discharges. Mathematical tools including Mathematica and Matlab will be used in problem solving. This course is writing intensive.
Will be offered in Spring 2017.