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The Computational Physics minor provides a hands-on curriculum in computational and experimental physics with an emphasis on applications in modern, applied physics.​

Course Requirements​

Students cannot earn a minor in the same academic program as their major.

PHY 171

UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II

A continuation of PHY 170. Topics include heat, sound and light. Laboratory fee. Winter COREQUISITE(S): MAT 161 or 171 or 148.
Prerequisites:
PHY 170 is a prerequisite for this course.

PHY 172

UNIVERSITY PHYSICS III

A continuation of PHY 171. Topics include electricity and magnetism. Laboratory fee. Spring COREQUISITE(S):MAT 162 or 172 or 149.
Prerequisites:
PHY 171 is a prerequisite for this course.

PHY 270

UNIVERSITY PHYSICS IV

An introduction to 20th-century physics. Topics include special relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical analysis of data. Lab Fee Autumn
Prerequisites:
PHY 172 is a prerequisite for this course.

PHY 300

METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS I

Computational and theoretical methods in ordinary differential equations, complex numbers, systems of equations, phase plane analysis, bifurcations. Applications to damped, driven oscillators, electronics. Lab Fee Winter COREQUISITE(S):MAT 261.

PHY 301

METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS II

Fourier series, Fourier transforms, partial differential equations, Legendre polynomials, special functions. Applications to wave motion, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, optics. lab fee. Spring
Prerequisites:
PHY 300 is a prerequisite for this course.