


Physics & Engineering Physics 
 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) An introductory course for students enrolled in the engineering curriculum. Weekly lecture with demonstrations and a weekly recitation. Biweekly exams evaluate the students progress in learning the central concepts of the course which include: Quantitative description of particle motion, vector manipulation and multiplication, Newton's Laws of Motion, forces, friction, uniform circular motion, work and energy, momentum, conservation laws, rational kinematics. Typical text: Halliday & Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound. Corequisites: MA 115 Calculus I (404)(LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. The differential calculus includes limits, continuity, the definition of the derivative, rules for differentiation, and applications to curve sketching, optimization, and elementary initial value problems. The integral calculus includes the definition of the definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques for finding antiderivatives, and applications of the definite integral. Transcendental and inverse functions are included throughout. Close 
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: MA 115 Calculus I (404)(LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. The differential calculus includes limits, continuity, the definition of the derivative, rules for differentiation, and applications to curve sketching, optimization, and elementary initial value problems. The integral calculus includes the definition of the definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques for finding antiderivatives, and applications of the definite integral. Transcendental and inverse functions are included throughout. Close 
MA 122 Integral Calculus (402)(LecLabCredit Hours)
Definite integrals of functions of one variable, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem, integration techniques, improper integrals, applications. Close 
PEP 111 Mechanics (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound. Close 
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
This is the first course of a twocourse, algebrabased conceptual general physics sequence for students in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course covers the basic principles and applications of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. The course consists of 3 lectures per week, with certain lectures designated as recitations and/or demonstrations at the discretion of the instructor. Fall semester. Typical text: Cutnell and Johnson or any other algebrabased general physics text complemented by supplemental handouts, as needed.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
This is the second course of a twocourse, algebrabased conceptual general physics sequence for students in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course covers the basic principles and applications of oscillations and waves in mechanics, acoustics, electricity and magnetism, and optics and provides an introduction to modern physics. The course consists of three lectures per week, with certain lectures designated as recitations and/or demonstrations at the discretion of the instructor. Spring course. Typical text: Cutnell and Johnson or any other algebrabased general physics text complemented by supplemental handouts as needed.
Prerequisites: PEP 121 General Physics I (303)(LecLabCredit Hours)
This is the first course of a twocourse, algebrabased conceptual general physics sequence for students in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course covers the basic principles and applications of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. The course consists of 3 lectures per week, with certain lectures designated as recitations and/or demonstrations at the discretion of the instructor. Fall semester. Typical text: Cutnell and Johnson or any other algebrabased general physics text complemented by supplemental handouts, as needed. Close 
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours) The course is designed to fulfill a science requirement credit for the general student population. The main objective of the course is to present a coherent introduction to the methods of study and physical properties of astronomical objects. Throughout the course complex objects will be reduced to their essential fetures that explain the observed phenomena. Current and historic observations will be used as the moivation. Data analysis assignments will be given from real observational data (listed as'Lab' in the syllabus). A set of semesterlong group projects in astrophotography will give students a handson expereince in imaging astronomical phenomena using everyday digital cameras(listed as'Project' in the syllabus). The course will include an evening demonstration on campus and a visit to the planetarium. In terms of general education, astronomy will be used as a vehicle to introduce the essentials of modelbuilding, justified simplifications, physical reasoning and selfcorrecting nature of scientific method.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Newtonian mechanics. The course, however, begins with an exploration of high energy particle physics, using the relatistically correct conservation laws as the fundamental organizing principle. Bubble chamber "photograph" of high energy collisions and decays are analyzed. Standard topics in particle dynamics, rotational dynamics of extended bodies, workenergy theorem, angular momentum conservation as well as other less traditional topics such as relativistic coordinate transformation, centerofmass reference frames, and harmonic oscillatory motion will be explored in depth.
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 (101) (LecLabCredit Hours) Selected topics in modern physics and applications. By invitation only. Corequisites: MA 115 Calculus I (404)(LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. The differential calculus includes limits, continuity, the definition of the derivative, rules for differentiation, and applications to curve sketching, optimization, and elementary initial value problems. The integral calculus includes the definition of the definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques for finding antiderivatives, and applications of the definite integral. Transcendental and inverse functions are included throughout. Close 
PEP 111 Mechanics (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound. Close 
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 (233) (LecLabCredit Hours) Simple harmonic motion, oscillations and waves; waveparticle dualism; the Schrödinger equation and its interpretation; wave functions; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle; quantum mechanical tunneling and application; quantum mechanics of a particle in a "box," the hydrogen atom; electronic spin; properties of many electron atoms; atomic spectra; principles of lasers and applications; electrons in solids; conductors and semiconductors; the np junction and the transistor; properties of atomic nuclei; radioactivity; fusion and fission.
Prerequisites: MA 116 Calculus II (404)(LecLabCredit Hours) Continues from MA 115 with improper integrals, infinite series, Taylor series, and Taylor polynomials. Vectors operations in 3space, mathematical descriptions of lines and planes, and singlevariable calculus for parametric curves. Introduction to calculus for functions of two or more variables including graphical representations, partial derivatives, the gradient vector, directional derivatives, applications to optimization, and double integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates. Close 
MA 124 Calculus of Two Variables (402)(LecLabCredit Hours) Partial derivatives, the tangent plane and linear approximation, the gradient and directional derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, extreme values, application to optimization, double integrals in rectangular coordinates. Close 
PEP 112 Electricity and Magnetism (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves. Close 
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
Concepts of geometrical optics for reflecting and refracting surfaces, thin and thick lens formulations, optical instruments in modern practice, interference, polarization and diffraction effects, resolving power of lenses and instruments, Xray diffraction, introduction to lasers and coherent optics, principles of holography, concepts of optical fibers, optical signal processing. Spring semester.
Prerequisites: PEP 112 Electricity and Magnetism (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves. Close 
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to experimental physics. Students learn to use a variety of techniques and instrumentation, including computer controlled experimentation and analysis, error analysis and statistical treatment of data. Experiments include basic physical and electrical measurements, mechanical, acoustical, and electromagnetic oscillation and waves, and basic quantum physics phenomena.
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 (031) (LecLabCredit Hours)
An introduction to experimental measurements and data analysis. Students will learn how to use a variety of measurement techniques, including computerinterfaced experimentation, virtual instrumentation, and computational analysis and presentation. First semester experiments include basic mechanical and electrical measurements, motion and friction, RC circuits, the physical pendulum, and electric field mapping. Second semester experiments include the second order electrical system, geometrical and physical optics and traveling and standing waves. Corequisites: PEP 112 Electricity and Magnetism (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves. Close 
Prerequisites: PEP 111 Mechanics (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound. Close 
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 (031) (LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to experimental measurements and data analysis. Students will learn how to use a variety of measurement techniques, including computerinterfaced experimentation, virtual instrumentation, and computational analysis and presentation. First semester experiments include basic mechanical and electrical measurements, motion and friction, RC circuits, the physical pendulum, and electric field mapping. Second semester experiments include the second order electrical system, geometrical and physical optics and traveling and standing waves.
Prerequisites: PEP 221 Physics Laboratory III for Scientists (031)(LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to experimental measurements and data analysis. Students will learn how to use a variety of measurement techniques, including computerinterfaced experimentation, virtual instrumentation, and computational analysis and presentation. First semester experiments include basic mechanical and electrical measurements, motion and friction, RC circuits, the physical pendulum, and electric field mapping. Second semester experiments include the second order electrical system, geometrical and physical optics and traveling and standing waves. Close 
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
Simple harmonic motion, oscillations and pendulums; Fourier analysis; wave properties; waveparticle dualism; the Schrödinger equation and its interpretation; wave functions; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle; quantum mechanical tunneling and application; quantum mechanics of a particle in a "box," the hydrogen atom; electronic spin; properties of many electron atoms; atomic spectra; principles of lasers and applications; electrons in solids; conductors and semiconductors; the np junction and the transistor; properties of atomic nuclei; radioactivity; fusion and fission. Spring Semester.
Prerequisites: MA 221 Differential Equations (404)(LecLabCredit Hours) Ordinary differential equations of first and second order, homogeneous and nonhomogeneous equations; improper integrals, Laplace transforms; review of infinite series, series solutions of ordinary differential equations near an ordinary point; boundaryvalue problems; orthogonal functions; Fourier series; separation of variables for partial differential equations. Close 
PEP 112 Electricity and Magnetism (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves. Close 
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 (132) (LecLabCredit Hours) SKIL (Science Knowledge Integration Ladder) is a sixsemester sequence of projectcentered courses. This course introduces students to the concept of working on projects that foster independent learning, innovative problem solving, collaboration and teamwork, and knowledge of integration under the guidance of a faculty advisor. SKIL I familiarizes the student with the ideas and realization of projectbased learning using simple concepts and basic scientific knowledge. Specific emphasis is put on the development of “Guesstimates” skills, application and recognition of scaling laws as well as fundamental measurement techniques.
Prerequisites: PEP 112 Electricity and Magnetism (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Coulomb’s law, concepts of electric field and potential, Gauss’ law, capacitance, current and resistance, DC and RC transient circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, A/C circuits, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves. Close 
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  (132) (LecLabCredit Hours) Particle motion in one dimension. Simple harmonic oscillators. Motion in two and three dimensions, kinematics, work and energy, conservative forces, central forces, scattering. Systems of particles, linear and angular momentum theorems, collisions, linear spring systems, normal modes. Lagrange's equations, applications to simple systems. Introduction to moment of inertia tensor and to Hamilton's equations
Prerequisites: PEP 297 (132)(LecLabCredit Hours) SKIL (Science Knowledge Integration Ladder) is a sixsemester sequence of projectcentered courses. This course introduces students to the concept of working on projects that foster independent learning, innovative problem solving, collaboration and teamwork, and knowledge of integration under the guidance of a faculty advisor. SKIL I familiarizes the student with the ideas and realization of projectbased learning using simple concepts and basic scientific knowledge. Specific emphasis is put on the development of “Guesstimates” skills, application and recognition of scaling laws as well as fundamental measurement techniques.
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 (444) (LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to statistical mechanics including classical thermodynamics and their statistical foundation. Essential concepts in both classical and quantum statistical mechanics are developed along with their relations to thermodynamics. Topics covered include: laws of thermodynamics, entropy, thermal processes including Carnot engine and refrigerators, basic concepts of probability theory, statistical description of systems of particles, microscopic description of macroscopic quantities such as temperature and entropy, ideal and real gases, MaxwellBoltzmann distribution, kinetics of classical gases, BoseEinstein and FermiDirac distributions, blackbody radiation, thermal properties of solids, and phase transitions.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Electrostatics; CoulombGauss Law; PoissonLaplace equations; boundary value problems; image techniques, dielectric media; magnetostatics; multipole expansion, electromagnetic energy, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, waves in bounded regions, wave equations and retarded solutions, simple dipole antenna radiation theory, transformation law of electromagnetic fields.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours) This course is designed to build upon the core mathematics sequence in engineering and thus enable the student to fully utilize quantitative mathematical analysis in the junior and senior level courses in engineering physics. Topics covered will include complex numbers and functions, linear algebra, advanced vector analysis, Fourier series and integrals, special functions for mathematical physics, orthogonal functions solutions to differential equations and elements of tensor analysis. Review of previously covered material will be integrated with topics of greater depth as appropriate. Applications to problems in engineering physics will be stressed throughout.
Prerequisites: MA 227 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Review of matrix operations, Cramer’s rule, row reduction of matrices; inverse of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; systems of linear algebraic equations; matrix methods for linear systems of differential equations, normal form, homogeneous constant coefficient systems, complex eigenvalues, nonhomogeneous systems, the matrix exponential; double and triple integrals; polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; surface and line integrals; integral theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours)
Historical introduction; radioactivity; laws of statistics of radioactive decay; alpha decay; square well model; gamma decay; beta decay; beta energy spectrum; neutrinos; nuclear reactions; relativistic treatment; semiempirical mass formula; nuclear models; uranium and the transuranic elements; fission; nuclear reactors. Spring semester.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
Theories of the universe, general relativity, big bang cosmology and the inflationary universe; elementary particle theory and nucleosynthesis in the early universe. Observational cosmology; galaxy formation and galactic structure; stellar evolution and formation of the elements. White dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; planetary systems and the existence of life in the universe. Spring semester
Prerequisites: PEP 111 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Development of deterministic and nondeterministic models for physical systems, engineering applications, simulation tools for deterministic and nondeterministic systems, case studies and projects.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations describing oscillation and/or decay. Formulation of diffusion and heat conduction equations (conservation laws, continuity equation, laws of Fick and Fourier). Numerical solution of heat equation by explicit method. Theory of simulation of sound waves.
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 (163) (LecLabCredit Hours) Continuation and extension of SKIL II to more complex projects. Projects may include research participation in well defined research projects.
Prerequisites: PEP 298 (132)(LecLabCredit Hours) Particle motion in one dimension. Simple harmonic oscillators. Motion in two and three dimensions, kinematics, work and energy, conservative forces, central forces, scattering. Systems of particles, linear and angular momentum theorems, collisions, linear spring systems, normal modes. Lagrange's equations, applications to simple systems. Introduction to moment of inertia tensor and to Hamilton's equations
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 (163) (LecLabCredit Hours) This course is designed to make students comfortable with the handling and use of various optical components, instruments, techniques,and applications. Included will be the characterization of lens, wavefront division and multiple beam interferometry, partial coherence, spectrophotometry,coherent propogation, and properties of optical fibers.
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Prerequisites: PEP 397 (163)(LecLabCredit Hours) Continuation and extension of SKIL II to more complex projects. Projects may include research participation in well defined research projects.
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PEP 509 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) The general study of field phenomena; scalar and vector fields and waves; dispersion phase and group velocity; interference, diffraction and polarization; coherence and correlation; geometric and physical optics. Typical text: Hecht and Zajac, Optics. Spring semester.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours) This course consists of lectures designed to explore a topic of contemporary interest in physics from the perspective of current research and development. In addition to lectures by the instructors and discussions led by students, the course may include talks by professionals working in the topic being studied. When appropriate, projects are included.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Individuallysupervised projects associated with theory, design, construction and operation of instrumentation for biophysics, lasers and optical systems, plasma discharges and cryogenics systems. Offcampus projects in industrial research laboratories and high technology companies are encouraged.
Prerequisites: PEP 334 (003)(LecLabCredit Hours)
Historical introduction; radioactivity; laws of statistics of radioactive decay; alpha decay; square well model; gamma decay; beta decay; beta energy spectrum; neutrinos; nuclear reactions; relativistic treatment; semiempirical mass formula; nuclear models; uranium and the transuranic elements; fission; nuclear reactors. Spring semester.
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PEP 509 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) The general study of field phenomena; scalar and vector fields and waves; dispersion phase and group velocity; interference, diffraction and polarization; coherence and correlation; geometric and physical optics. Typical text: Hecht and Zajac, Optics. Spring semester.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Individuallysupervised projects associated with theory, design, construction and operation of instrumentation for biophysics, lasers and optical systems, plasma discharges and cryogenics systems. Offcampus projects in industrial research laboratories and high technology companies are encouraged.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Senior design courses. Complete design sequence with capstone project. While focus is on capstone disciplinary design experience, it includes the twocredit core module on Engineering Economic Design (E 421) during the first semester.
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 (003) (LecLabCredit Hours) Senior design courses. Complete design sequence with capstone project. While focus is on capstone disciplinary design experience, it includes the twocredit core module on Engineering Economic Design (E 421) during the first semester.
Prerequisites: PEP 423 (003)(LecLabCredit Hours) Senior design courses. Complete design sequence with capstone project. While focus is on capstone disciplinary design experience, it includes the twocredit core module on Engineering Economic Design (E 421) during the first semester.
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 (033) (LecLabCredit Hours) You select from a variety of experiments illustrating the phenomena of modern physics. Typical experiments are: Rydberg constant and Balmer series, Zeeman effect, charge of the electron, excitation potential of mercury, Hall effect, absorption of photons by matter, halflife of radioactive decay, statistics of counting processes, mass of the neutron, gamma ray energies, diffraction grating, neutron activation of nuclides; Xray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, Langmuir probe.
Prerequisites: MA 222 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Introduces the essentials of probability theory and elementary statistics. Lectures and assignments greatly stress the manifold applications of probability and statistics to computer science, production management, quality control, and reliability. A statistical computer package is used throughout the course for teaching and for assignments. Contents include: descriptive statistics, pictorial and tabular methods, and measures of location and of variability; sample space and events, probability axioms, and counting techniques; conditional probability and independence, and Bayes' formula; discrete random variables, distribution functions and moments, and binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables, densities and moments, normal, gamma, and exponential and Weibull distributions unions; distribution of the sum and average of random samples; the Central Limit Theorem; confidence intervals for the mean and the variance; hypothesis testing and pvalues, and applications for the mean; simple linear regression, and estimation of and inference about the parameters; and correlation and prediction in a regression model.
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PEP 222 (031)(LecLabCredit Hours) An introduction to experimental measurements and data analysis. Students will learn how to use a variety of measurement techniques, including computerinterfaced experimentation, virtual instrumentation, and computational analysis and presentation. First semester experiments include basic mechanical and electrical measurements, motion and friction, RC circuits, the physical pendulum, and electric field mapping. Second semester experiments include the second order electrical system, geometrical and physical optics and traveling and standing waves.
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 (063) (LecLabCredit Hours) You select from a variety of experiments illustrating the phenomena of modern physics. Typical experiments are: Rydberg constant and Balmer series, Zeeman effect, charge of the electron, excitation potential of mercury, Hall effect, absorption of photons by matter, halflife of radioactive decay, statistics of counting processes, mass of the neutron, gamma ray energies, diffraction grating, neutron activation of nuclides; Xray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, Langmuir probe.
Prerequisites: PEP 443 (033)(LecLabCredit Hours) You select from a variety of experiments illustrating the phenomena of modern physics. Typical experiments are: Rydberg constant and Balmer series, Zeeman effect, charge of the electron, excitation potential of mercury, Hall effect, absorption of photons by matter, halflife of radioactive decay, statistics of counting processes, mass of the neutron, gamma ray energies, diffraction grating, neutron activation of nuclides; Xray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, Langmuir probe.
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 (163) (LecLabCredit Hours) Continuation of SKIL IV.
Prerequisites: PEP 398 (163)(LecLabCredit Hours) This course is designed to make students comfortable with the handling and use of various optical components, instruments, techniques,and applications. Included will be the characterization of lens, wavefront division and multiple beam interferometry, partial coherence, spectrophotometry,coherent propogation, and properties of optical fibers.
Spring term.
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 (163) (LecLabCredit Hours) Continuation of SKIL V.
Prerequisites: PEP 497 (163)(LecLabCredit Hours) Continuation of SKIL IV.
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 (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
The course addresses the science underpinnings of nanotechnology to provide an understanding of the fundamental challenges and limitations involved in designing and demonstrating nanodevices and systems. The role of solid state physics, chemistry and some biology will be emphasized together with some basic engineering science ideas applied at the nanoscale. By the end of the course, students will understand principles of the fabrication, characterization and manipulation of nanoscale materials, systems, and devices.
Prerequisites: CH 115 General Chemistry I (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Atomic structure and periodic properties, stoichiometry, properties of gases, thermochemistry, chemical bond types, intermolecular forces, liquids and solids, chemical kinetics and introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Close 
PEP 111 Mechanics (303)(LecLabCredit Hours) Vectors, kinetics, Newton’s laws, dynamics or particles, work and energy, friction, conserverative forces, linear momentum, centerofmass and relative motion, collisions, angular momentum, static equilibrium, rigid body rotation, Newton’s law of gravity, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound. Close 
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  (303) (LecLabCredit Hours)
The course addresses the science underpinnings of nanotechnology to provide a handson experience for undergraduate students in nanofabrication and characterization. It will discuss the grand challenges of nanofabrication and will showcase examples of specific applications in electronics, photonics, chemistry, biology, medicine, defense, and energy. NANO 200 would be a prerequisite for this course. This course will offer handson experiments to fabricate prototype devices/systems (e.g. relatively simple sensors or actuators) in order for students to understand the full sequence/spectrum of development of nanodevices and systems, e.g. from concept design, fabrication and characterization. Prerequisites: NANO 200 or instructor permission
Prerequisites: NANO 200 (303)(LecLabCredit Hours)
The course addresses the science underpinnings of nanotechnology to provide an understanding of the fundamental challenges and limitations involved in designing and demonstrating nanodevices and systems. The role of solid state physics, chemistry and some biology will be emphasized together with some basic engineering science ideas applied at the nanoscale. By the end of the course, students will understand principles of the fabrication, characterization and manipulation of nanoscale materials, systems, and devices.
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Physics & Engineering Physics Department
Knut Stamnes, Director 




