Courses

IDH 3931 Interdisciplinary Junior Honors 1-3 Credits

Special topics restricted to those in the university-wide honors program. (WR)

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ISC 2400L Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory 1 3 Credits

First course in a two-semester inquiry-based laboratory focusing on major themes and concepts in biology, chemistry and physics with an emphasis on their integrated applications in modern, quantitative research. Satisfies course requirements for BSC 2010L, CHM 2045L and PHY 2053L.

Prereq: high school algebra or equivalent

ISC 2401L Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory 2 3 Credits

Second course in a two-semester inquiry-based laboratory focusing on major themes and concepts in biology, chemistry and physics with an emphasis on their integrated applications in modern, quantitative research. Satisfies course requirements for BSC 2011L, CHM 2046L and PHY 2054L.

Prereq: ISC 2400L and MAC 1147 or equivalent

Coreq: BSC 2010 and CHM 2045 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2095

ISC 3523C Research Methods 3 Credits

The tools scientists use to solve scientific problems, including use of experiments to answer scientific questions, design of experiments to reduce systematic and random errors, use of statistics to interpret experimental results and deal with sampling errors, mathematical modeling of scientific phenomena and oral presentation of scientific work.

Prereq: UFTeach Step 1 and one year of college biology, chemistry or physics

MET 1010 Introduction to Weather and Climate 3 Credits

A course for non-science students interested in understanding the phenomena of daily weather. Several principles of physics are introduced. (P)

Prereq: high school algebra

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 1033C Discovering Physics 3 Credits

The fundamental concepts of physics that shape a scientist's view of the laws of nature. A laboratory experience is included to emphasize the importance of measurement for the testing of scientific hypotheses. (P)

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 3 Credits

Emphasizes the practical applications of basic physics to a range of professions, including architecture, agricultural sciences, building construction and forest resources. Mechanics of motion, forces, energy, momentum, wave motion and heat. (P)

Prereq: algebra and trigonometry

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1 1 Credit

Laboratory experience illustrating the practical applications of basic physics, including the mechanics of motion, forces, energy, momentum, wave motion and heat. (P)

Coreq: PHY 2004

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 3 Credits

Continuation of the applied physics sequence. Electric and magnetic fields; geometrical, wave and applied optics; and modern and nuclear physics. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2004

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2005L Laboratory for Applied Physics 2 1 Credit

Laboratory experience illustrating the practical applications of electric and magnetic fields geometrical, wave and applied optics; and modern and nuclear physics. (P)

Coreq: PHY 2005

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics 3 Credits

Fundamental principles of physics in mechanics, electricity and modern physics as applied to conservation laws. An in-depth analysis of selected topics with lecture demonstration, films and other teaching aids. (P)

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 3 Credits

The first of a two-semester sequence of physics for scientists and engineers. The course covers Newtonian mechanics and includes motion, vectors, Newton's laws, work and conservation of energy, systems of particles, collisions, equilibrium, oscillations and waves. (P)

Prereq: high-school physics, PHY 2020 or the equivalent, and MAC 2311

Coreq: MAC 2312

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2048L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 1 1 Credit

Laboratory experience for PHY 2048 illustrating the practical applications of Newtonian mechanics. (P)

Prereq: Degree-seeking students only

Coreq: PHY 2048 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 3 Credits

The second of a two-semester sequence of physics for scientists and engineers. Content includes Coulomb's law, electric fields and potentials, capacitance, currents and circuits, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, inductance, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, ray optics, interference and diffraction. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2048 and MAC 2312

Coreq: MAC 2313

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2049L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2 1 Credit

Laboratory experience for PHY 2049 illustrating the practical applications of Coulomb's law, electric fields and potentials, capacitance, currents and circuits, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, inductance, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, ray optics, interference and diffraction. (P)

Prereq: Degree-seeking students only

Coreq: PHY 2049 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2053 Physics 1 4 Credits

First semester of introductory physics de-emphasizing calculus. Structure and properties of matter; kinematics, dynamics and statics; momentum and energy; rotation, elasticity; vibration; fluids; temperature and expansion, heat transfer, thermal behavior of gases; wave motion and sound. (P)

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry, or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1 1 Credit

Laboratory experience for PHY 2053 illustrating the practical applications of the structure and properties of matter; kinematics, dynamics and statics; momentum and energy; rotation, elasticity; vibration; fluids; temperature and expansion, heat transfer, thermal behavior of gases; wave motion and sound. (P)

Coreq: PHY 2053 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2054 Physics 2 4 Credits

Second semester of introductory physics de-emphasizing calculus. Electric charge, fields and circuits; electromagnetism, applied electricity; geometrical optics, wave optics, applied optics; electrons and photons; atoms and nuclei. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2053 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2 1 Credit

Laboratory experience for PHY 2054 illustrating the practical applications of electric charge, fields and circuits; electromagnetism, applied electricity; geometrical optics, wave optics, applied optics; electrons and photons; atoms and nuclei. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2054 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2060 Enriched Physics with Calculus 1 3 Credits

First of the enriched sequence for physics majors and others wishing a deeper understanding of mechanics, kinematics, conservation laws, harmonic motion, central forces and special relativity. (P)

Prereq: Degree-seeking students only

Coreq: MAC 2312 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2061 Enriched Physics with Calculus 2 3 Credits

Second course of the enriched sequence studying electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, Gauss's Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace's equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's equations and E and M fields in matter. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2060 or instructor permission

Coreq: MAC 2313 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 2064L Accelerated Physics with Calculus Laboratory 2 Credits

A cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on major themes and concepts in physics, with an emphasis on their application in modern, quantitative life sciences research. Equivalent to PHY 2048L and PHY 2049L, or PHY 2060L and PHY 2061L.

Prereq: PHY 2048 or PHY 2060

Coreq: PHY 2049 or PHY 2061

PHY 2464 The Physical Basis of Music 3 Credits

Vibration and wave behavior as applied to musical instruments; and studies of the generation and reception of sound waves, musical intervals and scales, musical acoustics and musical electronics. (P)

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry, or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3063 Enriched Modern Physics 3 Credits

Theory of relativity and introduction to quantum theory. Course includes wave mechanics, quantum theory of solids, nuclear and particle physics and cosmology.

Prereq: PHY 2061 or instructor permission, and MAP 2302 or the equivalent

PHY 3101 Introduction to Modern Physics 3 Credits

Modern and atomic physics, relativity, wave phenomena and the basis of quantum physics. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2049 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3221 Mechanics 1 3 Credits

First part of PHY 3221/4222 sequence in classical mechanics emphasizing matrices, vector calculus, Newtonian mechanics, frames of reference, conservation laws and harmonic oscillation. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2049 or the equivalent

Coreq: MAP 2302 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3323 Electromagnetism 1 3 Credits

First part of the PHY 3323/4324 sequence in electromagnetism. Course covers static electric and magnetic fields, electric circuits, Maxwell's equations, radiation and propagation of electromagnetic waves. (P)

Prereq: PHY 2049 and PHY 2061, or the equivalent; MAP 2302 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3400 Light, Color and Holography 3 Credits

Demonstrations and discussion of commonly observed phenomena of light, color and vision, such as rainbows, sunsets, the blue sky and perceptual illusions. A study of the principles of holography and applications. (P)

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3513 Thermal Physics 1 3 Credits

First part of the PHY 3513/4523 sequence that includes treatment of classical thermodynamics, including fundamental postulates, entropy and equations of states; thermodynamic equilibrium and potentials; Maxwell relations and phase transitions. (P)

Coreq: PHY 2049 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 3840L Building Scientific Equipment 2 Credits

Hands-on experience in the mechanical fabrication of research apparatus. Topics include shop drawings, properties of materials, metal cutting (lathe and milling-machine operation) and metal joining.

Prereq: PHY 2061 or PHY 3101, or the equivalent

PHY 4222 Mechanics 2 3 Credits

Second part of the sequence in classical mechanics studying rigid body mechanics; motion in a noninertial frame, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics; elements of fluid mechanics; and relativity theory.

Prereq: PHY 3221 and differential equations

PHY 4324 Electromagnetism 2 3 Credits

The second in the PHY 3323/4324 electromagnetism sequence studying static electric and magnetic fields, electric circuits, Maxwell's equations, radiation and propagation of electromagnetic waves.

Prereq: PHY 3323 and differential equations

PHY 4424 Optics 1 3 Credits

The phenomena of reflection, refraction, dispersion, interference, diffraction and polarization of light.

Prereq: PHY 3323 or instructor permission

PHY 4523 Statistical Physics 3 Credits

Second of the PHY 3513/4523 sequence. Introduction to statistical physics and continued study of classical thermodynamics, including fundamental postulates, entropy and equations of states; thermodynamic equilibrium and potentials; Maxwell relations and phase transitions.

Prereq: PHY 3513 and PHY 4604; differential equations

PHY 4550 Cryogenics 3 Credits

History of cryogenics, air separation, liquefaction of permanent gases and natural gases, and superconducting devices and electronics.

Prereq: PHY 3101 or the equivalent

Coreq: PHY 3513 or the equivalent

PHY 4604 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 1 3 Credits

First of the PHY 4604/4605 sequence. Basic concepts of quantum mechanics with applications in atomic and nuclear physics and condensed matter. (P)

Prereq: PHY 3101 or PHY 3063; MAP 2302 or the equivalent

General Education - Physical Science

PHY 4605 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 2 3 Credits

Second of the PHY 4604/4605 quantum mechanics sequence with applications in atomic and nuclear physics and condensed matter.

Prereq: PHY 4604

PHY 4802L Laboratory Physics 1 3 Credits

Electronics in the laboratory.

Coreq: PHY 3323 or the equivalent

PHY 4803L Laboratory Physics 2 3 Credits

Current laboratory techniques.

Prereq: PHY 4604 and PHY 4802L

PHY 4905 Individual Work 1-4 Credits

Qualified undergraduate students study selected topics in physics.

Prereq: 12 credits of physics and instructor permission

PHY 4911 Undergraduate Research in Physics 3 Credits

Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Physics. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Physics.

PHZ 3113 Introduction to Theoretical Physics 3 Credits

This course expands and systematizes the treatment of standard problems previously encountered in elementary physics. Mathematical techniques are developed to study problems in thermodynamics, statistical physics, the motion of coupled oscillators and electrodynamics.

Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2061, or instructor permission

PHZ 4390 Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics 3 Credits

History and phenomenology of particle physics, physics of the Standard Model and beyond, and particle accelerators and detectors.

Prereq: PHY 3101 or PHY 3063

Coreq: PHY 4604

PHZ 4404 Introduction to Solid State Physics 3 Credits

Atomic binding, crystalline structure, diffraction and reciprocal lattice, lattice vibration, phonons, electrons in solids, energy bands, semiconductors.

PHZ 4710 Introduction to Biological physics 3 Credits

The physics of biological systems, including physics of proteins and nucleic acids, biomolecular motors and diffusional signaling and sensing. Important experimental tools such as magnetic resonance and synchrotron x-ray crystallography are also discussed. (WR)

Prereq: one year of introductory physics (PHY 2053/2054, PHY 2048/2049, or the equivalent) and one year of calculus (MAC 2311/2312, or the equivalent)

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