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PHYS 111 General College Physics I

Prerequisites:  Elementary algebra and trigonometry

Course covers mechanics, wave motion, and sound. This distance education course uses Internet technologies and CD-ROM. 

In order to register, non-IUP students must first obtain permission from the School of Continuing Education.  Call 800-640-7421 or send e-mail to ce-info@iup.edu to request clearance for this course.  IUP students should contact the Department of Physics at 724-357-2370 or e-mail the chairperson, talwar@iup.edu.

 

PHYS 112  General College Physics II

Prerequisites:  PHYS 111 Physics I

Course covers electricity and magnetism, heat, light, atomic and nuclear physics, and an elementary introduction to relativity and quantum theory. This distance education course uses Internet technologies and CD-ROM.  IUP students should contact the Department of Physics at 724-357-2370 or email the chairperson, talwar@iup.edu

In order to register, non-IUP students must first obtain permission from the School of Continuing Education.  Call 800-640-7421 or send e-mail to ce-info@iup.eduto to request clearance for this course.

SCI 105  Physical Science I

A descriptive and conceptual course in physics for the non-science major.  High school physics is not a prerequisite.  Course content is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the physical world around us, to produce changes in attitude and background essential for our modern society, and to clarify the following topics:  motion, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter.

This course has a lab and lecture section, which must be scheduled at the same time.

PHYS 531  Modern Physics

When registering for this course if you get a message that you must have a pre-requisite for the course, please contact, 724-357-2370 and ask the department secretary for approval.

An introduction to particle and wave properties of matter, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, and the quantum mechanical model of the atom.

PHYS 533  Thermal and Statistical Physics

When registering for this course if you get a message that you must have a pre-requisite for the course, please contact, 724-357-2370 and ask the department secretary for approval.

A unified approach to the study of thermodynamics through use of statistical methods.  Temperature, entropy, chemical potential, and free energy are introduced and applied to a monatomic ideal gas and systems of fermions and bosons in quantum and classical regions.

PHYS 541  Analytical Mechanics I

When registering for this course if you get a message that you must have a pre-requisite for the course, please contact, 724-357-2370 and ask the department secretary for approval.

Kinematics, particle dynamics, gravitation, and free and forced harmonic motion.  Treatment of these topics utilizes vector calculus and differential and integral calculus.

 
PHYS 545  Optics I 

Main concepts of modern optics utilized in areas of geometrical, wave, and quantum optics.  Includes presentation of illustrative examples in areas of laser technology, complex optical systems, interferometry, and spectroscopy.

 
 

 

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