Physics

PHYSICS 141: INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 or Mathematics 110. Elementary course covering the principles of mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, and wave motion. Methods of calculus are introduced and used where appropriate. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PHYSICS 142: INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Physics 141. Optics, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PHYSICS 151: GENERAL PHYSICS: MECHANICS WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Corequisite: Mathematics 112. A calculus-based introductory course covering mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PHYSICS 152: GENERAL PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, AND OPTICS WITH LAB (SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Physics 151. A continuation of Physics 151 covering electricity, magnetism, and geometric and wave optics. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PHYSICS 212: COMPUTATIONAL MODELING FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH LAB

Spring. Credit, four hours. Computation is one of the pillars of modern science, in addition to experiment and theory. In this course, various computational modeling methods are introduced to study specific examples derived from physical, biological, chemical, and social systems. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. (Cross-listed as Biology 212)

PHYSICS 253: MODERN PHYSICS WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Prerequisites: Mathematics 112 and either Physics 142 or 152. Special theory of relativity, wave and particle properties of electromagnetic radiation and matter, introduction to quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation, atomic models, and simple molecules. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PHYSICS 380R: SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS

On demand. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 397R: DIRECTED STUDY

On demand. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: At least one course in physics and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 399R: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

On demand. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: At least one course in physics and permission of instructor. For students who want to participate in physics research with an Oxford College physics faculty member acting as research director.