PHYSICS DIVISION

UP General Education Program

SCIENCE 10. Probing the Physical World (3) Understanding the origin of the universe, synthesis of the elements, formation of the earth and the various critical issues affecting our worldview and our planet. 3 hrs. (class) PR. NONE (1, 2)

Applied Physics

APHY 10.1. Programming in Physics (1) Essential programming concepts and tools for physicists. 3 hrs (lab). PR. NONE. (2)

APHY 101. Physics in Scientific Instruments (3) Physical laws of measurement; operation and use of electronic instruments. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR.  PHYS 72 and PHYS 72.1 or PHYS 102. (1)

APHY 102. Physics of Electronic Devices (3) Principles of operation and use of electronic devices. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 72 and PHYS 72.1 or PHYS 102. (1)

APHY 103. Electronic Circuits (3) Construction, types and modes of operations and applications of electronic circuits. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 102. (2)

APHY 104. Digital Computer Electronics (3) Electronic elements and circuits in digital computers. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 102 or COI. (2)

APHY 105. Microprocessor-Based Instrumentation (3) Basic computer concepts; programming and operation; I/O implementation interfacing techniques; microcomputer systems. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 101 and APHY 104. (1)

APHY 106. Biophysical Instrumentation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 102. (2)

APHY 130.1. Logic Design Laboratory (1) Logic design techniques and applications, construction of digital logic circuits. 3 hrs (lab). PR. APHY 104. (1)

APHY 131. Microcomputer Architecture (3) Principles of microcomputer design and organization; microprocessor structure, functional parts and their operations, classification and comparative microprocessor evaluation; interfacing techniques, microprogramming,; system development;  microprocessor applications. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 130.1. (2)

APHY 132. Embedded Systems Programming for Instrumentation (3) Number systems; microprocessor programming; assemblers; microprocessors and their assembly language instruction set; simple programs; input/output and interrupts. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 105. (2)

APHY 140. Modeling and Simulation in Environmental Physics (3) Physical principles of the environment of biological systems; radiation exchange; transfer of momentum, heat, and mass applied to micrometeorology. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 115. (1, 2)

APHY 145. Modeling of Complex Systems (3) Nonlinear dynamics and emergent phenomena. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 115. (2)

APHY 150. Introduction to Materials Development (3) Fundamentals of synthesis, fabrication, processing, and characterization of materials; survey of novel materials. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 72 or PHYS 104. (2)

APHY 155. Computational Modeling in Surface Physics (3) Basic concepts and applications of Monte Carlo methods and density functional theory in surface physics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PHYS 141. (1)

APHY 160. Microscopy and Spectroscopy for Materials Characterization (3) Fundamental theory and methods of microscopy and spectroscopy. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 72 or PHYS 104. (1)

APHY 190. Special Problems (3) PR. SENIOR STANDING. (1, 2, M)

APHY 191. Special Topics (3) 3 hrs (lab). PR. COI. (M)

APHY 198. Practicum (3) PR. COI. (M)

APHY 199. Undergraduate Seminar (1) PR. SENIOR STANDING. (2)

APHY 200. Undergraduate Thesis (6) PR. COI. (1, 2, M)

Physics

PHYS 1. Introductory Physics (3) Intermediate survey of the concepts and laws of Physics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. NONE. (1, 2, M)

PHYS 3. General Physics 1 (3) Introduction to mechanics and heat. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 14 or MATH 17. (1, 2, M)

PHYS 13. General Physics 2 (3) Introduction to electricity and magnetism. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 3. (1, 2, M)

PHYS 50. Foundations of Physics (3) Historical and philosophical development of fundamental concepts of Physics. 3 hrs (class). PR. NONE. (1, 2)

PHYS 51. Elements of Physics (4) Physical laws governing classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. 4 hrs (class). PR. NONE. (1, 2, M)

PHYS 51.1. Elements of Physics Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises in classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. 3 hrs (lab). PR. PHYS 51 (can be concurrent). (1, 2, M)

PHYS 71. University Physics I (4) Motion of particles, rigid bodies and fluids, and the thermodynamics of physical systems. 4 hrs (class). PR. NONE. (1, 2)

PHYS 71.1. University Physics I Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises in mechanics and thermodynamics. 3 hrs (lab). PR. PHYS 71 (may be concurrent). (1, 2)

PHYS 72. University Physics II (4) Electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. 4 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 71. (1, 2)

PHYS 72.1. University Physics II Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises in electromagnetism and optics. 3 hrs (lab). PR. PHYS 71 and PHYS 72 (may be concurrent). (1, 2)

PHYS 101. Newtonian Mechanics (4) Kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab). PR. NONE. (1, 2)

PHYS 102. Electromagnetism (4 units) Electromagnetic phenomena and Maxwell’s equations. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 101. (1, 2)

PHYS 103. Mechanical Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics (4) Nature and propagation of mechanical waves, light, and heat. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 102. (1, 2)

PHYS 104. Modern Physics (4) Principles of special relativity, quantum and nuclear physics. 6 hours (3 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 103. (1, 2)

PHYS 111. Mathematical Physics I (4) Vectors, matrices and linear algebra, groups, and the infinite series in Physics. 4 hrs (class). PR. MATH 27 or MATH 37. (1, 2)

PHYS 112. Mathematical Physics II (4) Complex variables, differential equations, Gamma function, Fourier series, and integral transforms. 4 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 11 and MATH 28 or MATH 38. (1, 2)

PHYS 113. Mathematical Methods of Physics III (4) Sturm-Liouville theory, special functions, integral equations, and probability and distributions in Physics. 4 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 112. (1, 2)

PHYS 115. Computational Physics (4) Numerical approaches to modeling the dynamics of physical systems. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. APHY 10.1. (2)

PHYS 117. Computational Modeling in Modern Physics (3) Computational techniques in statistical physics and quantum mechanics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 115. (1)

PHYS 118. High Performance Computational Physics (3) Parallel computing tools and techniques in physics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. PHYS 117. (1)

PHYS 121. Theoretical Mechanics I (3) Motion of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions; motion of a system of particles; rotation of rigid bodies about an axis. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 101. (2)

PHYS 122. Theoretical Mechanics II (3) Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics of extended bodies. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 121. (2)

PHYS 131. Electromagnetic Theory I (3) Vector analysis; electrostatic fields in vacuo and in dielectrics; solution to Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations; magnetic fields of constant and variable currents; magnetic materials. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 102 and PHYS 112. (1, 2)

PHYS 132. Electromagnetic Theory II (3) Time-dependent electromagnetic fields. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 113 and PHYS 131. (1, 2)

PHYS 141. Quantum Physics I (3) Basic concepts and formalisms of quantum mechanics; one dimensional potentials, the harmonic oscillator, spin and two-level systems, and the hydrogen atom. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 104 and PHYS 113. (1, 2)

PHYS 142. Quantum Physics II (3) Formulations, approximation schemes, and application of quantum mechanics. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 141. (1, 2)

PHYS 151. Statistical Physics I (3) Thermodynamic ensembles and the statistical description of systems of particles. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 112 and PHYS 121. (1, 2)

PHYS 152. Statistical Physics II (3) Grand canonical ensembles and quantum statistics in statistical physics. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 141. (1)

PHYS 165. Optical Physics (3) Nature, propagation, and detection of light. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 131. (1, 2)

PHYS 170. Solid State Physics (3) Crystal structure, periodicity and Bloch’s theorem; band theory of solids and its applications; material properties in response to electric and magnetic fields. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 141. (1)

PHYS 191. Special Topics (1-3). 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1, 2)

PHYS 192. Experimental Physics I (2) Laboratory practices, experimental techniques and analyses in physics. 6 hrs (lab). PR. PHYS 72 or PHYS 104. (1, 2)

PHYS 193. Experimental Physics II (2) Measurements of the mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials. 6 hrs (lab). PR. PHYS 72 or PHYS 104. (1)

PHYS 195. Research Methods in Physics (3) Conduct and presentation of pure and applied physics research, review process and ethics in scientific research and communication. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 102. (1, 2)