Catalog Review

For Course Qualities In Effect For 2014-15

Process Date: 31-OCT-2014

PHYS - Physics

107 PHYSICS OF MUSIC Active
  Long Title: Physics of Music  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 04 - Standard Plus Lab Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Explores the relationship between physics and music, covering such topics as vibrations, waves, interference, resonance, wave forms, scales and temperament, physics of musical instruments, characteristics of auditoriums, impact of electronics. Weekly laboratory.

110 TOPICS IN ASTRONOMY Active
  Long Title: Topics in Astronomy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 04 - Standard Plus Lab Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Treats selected topics in astronomy and cosmology: the solar system, stellar evolution and death, black holes, galaxies, the big bang theory of the early universe. Astronomical observations are interpreted in light of known physical laws to form a comprehensible picture of the universe.

112 ENERGY, SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT Active
  Long Title: Energy Technology, Society, and the Environment  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHYS 112 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Explores energy production, storage, and usage as they are currently practiced. Certain emerging technologies will also be addressed. Environmental and socio-economic impact will be discussed in the context of limitations imposed by the laws of physics.

115 ASPECTS OF PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Aspects of Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Treats topics selected for the non-scientist who wants one term of physics. In recent years, the course has sometimes focused on the nature of time and relativity. Physics 115 is not intended to serve as a general introduction to physics, as are Physics 141, 151, and 160, and does not supply an adequate background for intermediate or advanced courses.

141 PRINCIPLES OF MECHANICS Active
  Long Title: Principles of Classical, Relativistic, and Quantum Mechanics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 04 - Standard Plus Lab Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: None, but calculus is recommended.
Description: A calculus-based introduction to fundamental concepts in mechanics, from Galileo and Newton through relativity and quantum mechanics. Weekly laboratories emphasize the aquisition, reduction and interpretation of experimental data and the keeping of complete records. Explicit instruction in calculus will be provided.

151 PRINCIPLES CLASSICAL PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Principles of Classical Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 04 - Standard Plus Lab Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 141, or one year of high school physics and MATH 140.
Description: A continuation of Physics 141. Physics 151 offers a brief review of mechanics, and covers electricity, magnetism, circuits, waves, optics and thermal physics. Weekly laboratories emphasize the acquisition, reduction, and interpretation of experimental data and the keeping of complete records.

160 PRINCIPLES OF MODERN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Principles of Modern Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 04 - Standard Plus Lab Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 151 and MATH 150
Description: Treats basic ideas developed since 1900: quantum aspects of nature, special relativity, elementary wave mechanics, atomic and nuclear structure, fundamental particles. Weekly laboratory.

191 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

212 ORIGINS: SOLR SYS, EARTH, LIFE Active
  Long Title: Origins: Solar System, Earth, Life  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHYS 212 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 24 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Introductory courses in any two different natural sciences; at least one intermediate course in a natural science; and at least sophomore standing.
Description: This course explores questions of deep origins—of the Solar System, Earth, and Life—and how these can be addressed through the methods of physics, geology, and biology. Topics considered include stellar evolution, planetary formation, the origin of the Moon, the differentiation of the Earth, and geological and biological constraints on the nature of the earliest lifeforms.

215 NEWTONIAN LIT Active
  Long Title: Newtonian Lit: Chronicles of a Clockwork Universe  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ENG 410 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: ENG 150 or its equivalent, plus any introductory course in the natural sciences (e.g., PHYS 141), plus sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Description: Newtonian Lit is a course that investigates the connections between the literature and science of the Enlightenment, particularly with respect to contemporary notions of space and time. Students will analyze important texts from the fields of English and Physics, notably Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and Isaac Newton’s Principia.

216 APOCALYPSES Active
  Long Title: Apocalypses: The Earth, The Solar System, and the Universe  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHYS 216 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 16 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Introductory course in any two different natural sciences; at least one intermediate course in a natural science; sophomore standing
Description: This course explores the questions of endings—of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life—and how these can be addressed through the methods of astronomy, physics, and geology. Topics considered include environmental and planetary catastrophies, the late evolution of the Earth and the Sun, and the cosmological fate of the Universe. Apocalypses is intended as a bookend to the Origins course (PHYS 212/BIOL 212/GEOL 215).

220 PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS Active
  Long Title: Physical Electronics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 151 and MATH 130 or 140
Description: A laboratory course covering analysis, construction, and testing of circuits used in present-day experimental research. Strict adherence to standard laboratory practice required. Two laboratories and one lecture per week. Note: To register, you must sign up with instructor.

225 COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS Active
  Long Title: Computational Mechanics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 151 and MATH 210
Description: Introduces symbolic and numerical computation through examples drawn mainly from classical mechanics but also from classical electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. This course emphasizes computer-based approaches to graphical visualization, the solution of ordinary differential equations, the evaluation of integrals, and the finding of roots, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

230 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Active
  Long Title: Electricity and Magnetism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225 and MATH 210
Description: Develops and explores charge and current densities, particle motions, electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, responses of matter.

310 QUANTUM MECHANICS Active
  Long Title: Quantum Mechanics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225, MATH 210, and some exposure to quantum mechanics (e.g. PHYS 160, CHEM 470)
Description: Develops the theoretical framework used to describe microscopic phenomena: wave-particle duality, wave functions, states and observables, Schrödinger equation, uncertainty relations, bound states, quantum scattering, angular momentum, spin, and stationary and time-dependent perturbation theories.

320 THERMAL PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Thermal Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 160 and 225 and MATH 210
Description: Treats elementary statistical mechanics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, kinetic theory, and classical thermodynamics.

330 ADVANCED LABORATORY Active
  Long Title: Advanced Laboratory  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 160, 220 and 225; PHYS 310 recommended
Description: Independent work on experiments selected from the following areas: optical, Mössbauer, alpha, beta, gamma ray, and x-ray spectroscopy; optical double resonance; magnetic resonance; vacuum techniques; solid-state physics; laser physics; nuclear physics. Three laboratories weekly; no lectures.

340 OPTICS Active
  Long Title: Optics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A001 - Laboratory Course
G014 - Nat Sci Lab Course GER (86cr)
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G038 - NS Lab Course GER (01cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 160 and PHYS 225 or 230
Description: Treats geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, polarization, and various other topics in classical and contemporary optics.

350 PHYSICS ON YOUR FEET I Active
  Long Title: Physics on Your Feet I  
Units: 2 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: Yes Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225, 230 and 310
Description: This is the first part of a two-course sequence in which approaches to a wide variety of problems in all major areas of physics are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on quickly identifying relevant fundamental princples and make order of magnitude estimates.

351 PHYSICS ON YOUR FEET II Active
  Long Title: Physics on Your Feet II  
Units: 2 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: Yes Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225, 230 and 310.
Description: This is the second part of a two-course sequence in which approaches to a wide variety of problems in all major areas of physics are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on quickly identifying relevant fundamental principles and make order of magnitude estimates.

390 TUTORIAL IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Readings of texts and/or current literature to study a topic not covered in regular offerings. Topics must be carefully defined and a bibliography assembled before permission to enroll is granted.

391 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Theoretical or experimental independent study. A written proposal must be submitted to the department at least one term before enrolling. Recent independent studies have been undertaken in fluid mechanics, general relativity, atomic systems coupled to electromagnetic fields, phase transitions in liquid crystals, plasma physics, and robotics.

425 ADV MECHANICS & COMPUTANL PHY Active
  Long Title: Advanced Mechanics & Computational Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225
Description: Treats various topics selected from: mechanics of rigid bodies, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, variational principles, fluids, classical scattering, relativistic mechanics, and theory of small vibrations. In addition to analysic approaches, computational methods to solving problems are emphasized, such as finite difference and finite element methods for solving partial differential equations as well as graphical visualization techniques.

430 ADVANCED ELECTRICITY & MAGNET Active
  Long Title: Advanced Electricity and Magnetism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 230 and MATH 210
Description: Treats several topics selected from: multipole expansions, radiation from accelerated charges, solutions to Laplace’s equations, retarded potentials, wave guides, modern optics, and electron physics.

440 MATHEMATICAL METHDS OF PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Mathematical Methods of Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225 and MATH 210
Description: Treats several topics selected from: Fourier series and transforms, partial differential equations, special functions, numerical methods, matrix methods, calculus of variations.

460 ADVANCED MODERN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Advanced Modern Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 310 and MATH 210
Description: Treats quantum mechanically various topics selected from atomic and nuclear physics. This course will concentrate on properties of atoms and nuclei, atomic and nuclear structure, the deuteron, nucleon-nucleoon scattering, nuclear models, and nuclear decay. Six supplemental laboratory exercises that focus on laser spectroscopy will be arranged.

500 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Special Topics in Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Treats selected topics, such as relativity, fundamental particles, fluid mechanics, and surface physics that vary according to the interests of students and staff.

520 PLASMA PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Plasma Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 230
Description: Explores the properties of hot, ionized gases: motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, plasma kinetic theory, fluid models, waves and instabilities, wave-particle interactions (Landau damping), and plasma confinement and transport. Offered every two or three years.

530 SOLID STATE PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Solid State Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 310
Description: Explores the fundamental properties of crystalline solids from an experimental perspective. Experimental investigations using scanning probe microscopy and x-ray diffraction introduce the topics of crystal structures and the reciprocal lattice, phonons, and the quantum theory of electronic band structure. Insights from experiments will guide theoretical development.

560 TOPICS IN ASTROPHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Topics in Astrophysics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 225 and PHYS 230
Description: Treats selected topics in astrophysics and cosmology, such as orbital mechanics, stellar structure and evolution, galactic dynamics, the origin and evolution of the Universe.

570 BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Biological Physics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHYS 570 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
G052 - Quantitative Analy GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHYS 151, and one of PHYS 230, CHEM 252, CHEM 340, or BIOL 354
Description: Develops and explores the physical principles underlying biological systems, with a particular emphasis on building quantitative models. Applies fundamental topics including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, elasticity, and electrostatics to model molecular and cellular phenomena such as gene expression, virus assembly, DNA bending and stretching, and nerve impulses.

590 TUTORIAL IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Readings of texts and/or current literature to study a topic not covered in regular offerings. Topics must be carefully defined and a bibliography assembled before permission to enroll is granted.

591 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

599 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Theoretical or experimental independent study. A written proposal must be submitted to the department at least one term before enrolling. Recent independent studies have been undertaken in fluid mechanics, general relativity, atomic systems coupled to electromagnetic fields, phase transitions in liquid crystals, plasma physics, and robotics.

650 SENIOR SEMINAR IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Senior Seminar in Physics  
Units: 2 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Limited to physics majors in their final year who have completed (or are currently conducting) a senior experience independent study project
Description: This course is a weekly seminar during which physics majors in their final year work on and deliver oral presentations based on their senior experience study projects.

690 TUTORIAL IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Readings of texts and/or current literature to study a topic not covered in regular offerings. Topics must be carefully defined and a bibliography assembled before permission to enroll is granted.

691 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

699 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Physics  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G040 - Nat Science Div GER (01cr)
N006 - BM Natural Science (95cr)
N015 - BM Natural Science (01cr)
S035 - Physics Course
UD03 - Division of Natural Science
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Theoretical, experimental and/or computational independent study. Projects undertaken in satisfaction of the senior experience requirement in physics use this designation. A written proposal must be submitted to the department at least one term before enrolling.