# Department of Mathematics and Physics

## Courses

### Mathematics

**MTH 102 Prep for College Math B**

**4 Credit hours**

A mastery-based course that will prepare students for college algebra.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 102B Abr Prep for College Math B**

**1 Credit hour**

**MTH 121**
Concepts and Applications (CT)

**3 Credit hours**

Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, problem-solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic models, formula use, and financial concepts.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 19 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 460 or Placement Math with a score of 100 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 101 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 241 or Math Workshop-UC with a score of 100 or MTH 102B with a minimum grade of C or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 510.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 121B**
Cncpts & Apps-Expanded (CT)

**4 Credit hours**

Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, linear modeling, statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, and financial concepts, with arithmetic review.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 121H Concepts and Applications**

**3 Credit hours**

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 21 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 530 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 530.

**Attributes:**Honors

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 122**
Plane Trigonometry

**3 Credit hours**

Definitions of circular functions; graphs of the trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and applications.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 22 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 520 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 540 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 103 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 257 or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

**Concurrent PR:**MTH 130

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 127**
College Algebra-Expanded

**5 Credit hours**

A brief but careful review of the main techniques of algebra. Polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 17 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 400 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 460 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 101 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 237 or Placement Math with a score of 100 or Math Workshop-UC with a score of 100 or MTH 102 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 102B with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 130**
College Algebra

**3 Credit hours**

Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 21 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 500 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 530 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 102 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 250.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 132**
Precalculus with Sci Applica

**5 Credit hours**

Functions used in calculus including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, Binomial Theorem.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 24 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 560 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 570 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 104 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 263 or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 140**
Applied Calculus

**3 Credit hours**

A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 24 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 560 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 570 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 104 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 263 or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130H with a minimum grade of C or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 140H**
Applied Calculus Honors

**3 Credit hours**

A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications. This honors course will also introduce topics from differential equations with applications.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 24 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 560 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 570.

**Attributes:**Honors, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 160**
Applied Math Reasoning (CT)

**5 Credit hours**

A critical thinking course in applied mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, problem solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, formula use.

**Pre-req: **SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 400 or ACT Math with a score of 17 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 460 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 101 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 237 or MTH 102 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 102B with a minimum grade of C or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 220**
Discrete Structures

**3 Credit hours**

Sets, relations, directed and undirected graphs, monoids, groups, lattices, Boolean algebra, and propositional logic.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 27 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 610 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 630 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 105 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 276 or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 140 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 229 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 229**
Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)

**5 Credit hours**

An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 27 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 610 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 630 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 105 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 276 or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 229H**
Calculus I Honors (CT)

**5 Credit hours**

An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry for honors students, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 27 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 610 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 630 or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 230**
Calculus/Analytic Geom II

**4 Credit hours**

**MTH 231**
Calculus/Analytic Geom III

**4 Credit hours**

Analytic geometry of two and three dimensions, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 300 Intro to Higher Math**

**4 Credit hours**

A transition between elementary calculus and higher mathematics with emphasis on techniques of proofs.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 329 Elementary Linear Algebra**

**3 Credit hours**

**MTH 331 Linear Algebra**

**4 Credit hours**

**MTH 335 Ordinary Diff Equations**

**3 Credit hours**

A study of differential equations, their solutions, and applications to physical systems, emphasizing closed-form solving methods. Laplace transforms, orthogonal functions, approximation and numerical methods with applications.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 360 Intro to Complex Variables**

**3 Credit hours**

An introductory survey of complex numbers, analytic functions, properties of elementary functions, integrals, series, residues and poles, with a focus on practical applications.

**Pre-req: **MTH 231 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 361 Vector Calculus**

**3 Credit hours**

A course in n-dimensional calculus: the derivative, the integral, and applications. Coordinate-free methods are emphasized.

**Pre-req: **MTH 231 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 400 Structure of Algebra**

**3 Credit hours**

Emphasis on the language of Modern Elementary Algebra. Recommended for pre-service elementary teachers and for elementary and secondary in-service teachers. May not be used for either a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics or for a 7-9 or 7-12 mathematics specialization.

**Pre-req: **MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 401 Structure Modern Geometry**

**3 Credit hours**

Informal development of geometry. Recommended for preservice elementary teachers and for elementary and secondary inservice teachers. May not be used for either a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics or for a 7-9 or 7-12 mathematics specialization.

**Pre-req: **MTH 130 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 404 Math Methods and Materials**

**3 Credit hours**

Content and content-specific pedagogy for secondary mathematics education majors.

**Pre-req: **Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5.

**Co-req:**CI 470

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 405 History of Mathematics**

**3 Credit hours**

A study of the history of mathematics from the time of the ancient Greeks to the end of the nineteenth century.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 411 Mathematical Modeling**

**3 Credit hours**

Students work in teams to construct mathematical models of various real-world situations. Problems to be modeled are drawn from diverse areas of application and use a wide range of undergraduate mathematics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 231 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 415 Partial Differential Equations**

**3 Credit hours**

Differential equations. Heat Equation, Laplace's Equation, separation of variables, Fourier series, vibrating strings, eigenvalue problems, finite differences, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials.

**Pre-req: **MTH 331 with a minimum grade of C and MTH 335 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 416 Advanced Differential Equation**

**3 Credit hours**

Differential equations are studied qualitatively. Topics include the existence and uniqueness of solutions and the behavior of solutions including stability of nonlinear systems, periodic solutions, and approximation using pertubation methods.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 427 Advanced Calculus I**

**3 Credit hours**

The number system, limits, sequences, partial differentiation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.

**Pre-req: **MTH 231 with a minimum grade of C and MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 428 Advanced Calculus II**

**3 Credit hours**

The number system, limits, sequences, partial differentiation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.

**Pre-req: **MTH 427 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 430 Topology I**

**3 Credit hours**

First course in topology. Basics of point-set topology: metric and topological spaces, continuity, connectedness, compactness, products, quotients. Surfaces and simplicial complexes, Euler characteristics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 431 Topology II**

**3 Credit hours**

**MTH 440 Graph Th and Combinatorics**

**3 Credit hours**

This course is designed to introduce students in mathematical sciences to the theorems, techniques, and applications of graph theory and combinatorics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 442 Numerical Linear Algebra**

**3 Credit hours**

Direct and iterative methods for numerical solution of linear systems of equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Error Analysis and norms. Related topics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 331 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 443 Numerical Analysis**

**3 Credit hours**

The theory and technique of numerical computation involving the difference calculus, the summation calculus, interpolation methods, solution of systems of equations, and methods of solution of ordinary differential equations.

**Pre-req: **MTH 331 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 448 Modern Geometries**

**3 Credit hours**

Finite geometrics, basic background material for the modern development of Euclidean Geometry, other geometries.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 449 Projective Geometry**

**3 Credit hours**

Projective Geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 450 Modern Algebra I**

**3 Credit hours**

Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and applications from number theory.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C and MTH 331 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

**Concurrent PR:**MTH 331

**Attributes:**Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 452 Modern Algebra II**

**3 Credit hours**

**MTH 455 Number Theory**

**3 Credit hours**

A survey of some basic properties of the integers: divisibility (prime numbers, factorization, perfect numbers), congruences (modular arithmetic, linear and quadratic congruences, the Chinese Remainder Theorem), and Diophantine equations.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 480 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Mathematics, No Textbook Required

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 485 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Mathematics, No Textbook Required

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 490**
Internship in Mathematics

**2-12 Credit hours**

A supervised internship in an area of mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. By permission only.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Capstone Course

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**MTH 491**
Senior Seminar

**2 Credit hours**

Capstone experience in reading, doing writing and speaking mathematics. Student will explore topics related to a theme chosen by the instructor.

**Pre-req: **MTH 300 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Capstone Course, Mathematics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

### Physics

**PHY 101**
Conceptual Physics

**3 Credit hours**

Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic principles in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics.

**Pre-req: **(MTH 121 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130E with a minimum grade of D or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of D or MTH 203 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 121B with a minimum grade of D) or MTH 130H with a minimum grade of D and PHY 101L (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**PHY 101L

**Co-req:**PHY 101L

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 101L**
Conceptual Physics Lab

**1 Credit hour**

**PHY 190**
Overview of Physics (CT)

**3 Credit hours**

An algebra-based overview of well-established topics studied as part of a major in physics, including classical physics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, particle physics, and cosmology.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 201**
College Physics I

**3 Credit hours**

First half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and trigonometry, including kinematics and dynamics, force, energy, rotation, fluids, waves, and therma phenomena.

**Pre-req: **(MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D and MTH 122 with a minimum grade of D) or (MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D and MTH 122 with a minimum grade of D) or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of D or (MTH 140 with a minimum grade of D and MTH 122 with a minimum grade of D) or MTH 229 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of D or MTH 140H with a minimum grade of D and PHY 202 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**PHY 202

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 202**
General Physics I Laboratory

**1 Credit hour**

Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.

**Pre-req: **PHY 201 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or PHY 211 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 203**
College Physics II

**3 Credit hours**

Second half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and trigonometry, including electric and magnetic fields, circuits, geometrical and physical optics, atomic and nuclear physics.

**Pre-req: **(PHY 201 with a minimum grade of C and PHY 202 with a minimum grade of C) and PHY 204 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

**Concurrent PR:**PHY 204

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 204**
General Physics 2 Laboratory

**1 Credit hour**

Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.

**Pre-req: **(PHY 203 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or PHY 213 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D).

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 211**
University Physics I

**4 Credit hours**

First half of an introduction to physics for physical science and engineering students, using calculus, and including kinematics and dynamics, force, energy, rotation, fluids, waves, and thermal phenomena.

**Pre-req: **(MTH 229 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D) and PHY 202 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 213**
University Physics II

**4 Credit hours**

Second half of an introduction to physics for physical science or engineering students, using calculus, including electric and magnetic fields, circuits, geometrical and physical optics, atomic and nuclear physics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 (may be taken concurrently) and PHY 204 (may be taken concurrently) and (PHY 201 with a minimum grade of C or PHY 211 with a minimum grade of C) and PHY 202.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 214**
Lab Methods in Physics

**1 Credit hour**

**PHY 222 Investigate the Universe**

**2 Credit hours**

**PHY 261 Enhancement for Physics I**

**1 Credit hour**

**PHY 263 Enhancement for Physics II**

**1 Credit hour**

Additional aspects in E&M and Optics, Modern Physics, (calculus and multipole functions) to make College Physics 2 equivalent to University Physics 2.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 280 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 281 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 300 Electricity & Magnetism**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 302 Electricity & Magnetism II**

**3 Credit hours**

A study of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, radiation theory, optical phenomena, and electrodynamics. 3 lec.

**Pre-req: **PHY 300.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 304 Optics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 308 Thermal Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 314 Electronic Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

A study of transistors, integrated circuits and their associated circuits. 3 lec.

**Pre-req: **PHY 203 with a minimum grade of D or PHY 213 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 415 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**PHY 415

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 320 Intro Modern Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 330 Mechanics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 340 Scientific Computing**

**3 Credit hours**

Introduction to some of the most important tools and techniques in scientific computing, including object-oriented design, version control, and MPI for high-performance computing.

**Pre-req: **MTH 229 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of D or IST 163 with a minimum grade of D.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 350 Biological Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

Physical principles underlying the mechanisms by which living organisms survive, adapt, grow. Will enhance writing skills and strategies. 2 lec - 2 lab. (PR: PHY 203 or 213, and PHY 204)

**Pre-req: **PHY 203 (may be taken concurrently) or PHY 213 (may be taken concurrently) and PHY 204.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 360 Medical Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 405 Optics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

**PHY 408 Thermal Stat Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

Introduction to Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, and application. 3 lec.

**Pre-req: **MTH 231 with a minimum grade of D and (PHY 203 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 213 with a minimum grade of D).

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 415 Electronics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

A course in laboratory measurements encompassing transistors, integrated circuits, and their associated circuits. This course is to be taken with Physics 314.

**Pre-req: **PHY 314 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**PHY 314

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 420 Astrophysics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 421 Modern Physics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

Laboratory exercises on modern physics topics encompassing both experiments of historic significance and current applications. To be taken with Physics 320, or equivalent.

**Co-req:**PHY 320

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 425 Solid State Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 435 Computational Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

A course on using numerical methods and computer programming languages for solving complex physics problems and for the simulation of various physical processes. 2 lec-2 lab.

**Pre-req: **PHY 213 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 330 with a minimum grade of D and (PHY 445 with a minimum grade of D or PHY 446 with a minimum grade of D) and MTH 231 with a minimum grade of D.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 442 Quantum Mechanics**

**3 Credit hours**

**PHY 443 Quantum Mechanics II**

**3 Credit hours**

This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.

**Pre-req: **PHY 442 with a minimum grade of D or CHM 442 with a minimum grade of D.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 444 Advanced Laboratory**

**2 Credit hours**

Developments in producing and detecting correlated photon pairs has enabled implementation of undergraduate laboratories demonstrating fundamental quantum mechanical principles. This laboratory also incorporates fundamental solid state and materials science experiments.

**Pre-req: **PHY 425 (may be taken concurrently) and PHY 442 (may be taken concurrently).

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 445 Math Methods of Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

An introduction to theory of orthogonal functions, curvilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields, and their applications in physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.

**Pre-req: **PHY 203 or PHY 213 and MTH 231.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 446 Math Methods of Physics II**

**3 Credit hours**

A second semester of a full year course on methods of solving problems in physics: calculus of variations, ordinary and partial differential equations, and special functions with real physics problems.

**Pre-req: **PHY 445.

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 447 Mechanics for Teachers**

**4 Credit hours**

**PHY 480 Special Topics**

**2-4 Credit hours**

By permission of department chairman.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 481 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

By permission of department chairman.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 482 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

By permission of department chairman.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 483 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

By permission of department chairman.

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 485 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 486 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**No Textbook Required, Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 487 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 488 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 491**
Capstone

**1-2 Credit hours**

To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).

**Attributes:**Capstone Course, Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**PHY 492**
Capstone

**1-2 Credit hours**

To give a capstone experience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: PHY 491)

**Pre-req: **PHY 491 with a minimum grade of D.

**Attributes:**Capstone Course, No Textbook Required, Natural Sciences

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

### Statistics

**STA 150**
Foundations of Statistics (CT)

**3 Credit hours**

A critical thinking course on the basic foundation of Statistics for non-majors, allowing them to better prepare, develop and harness discipline-specific skills.

**Pre-req: **(ACT Math with a score of 17 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 460 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 400 or Placement Math SP20 with a score of 237 or MTH 102 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 102B with a minimum grade of C) and STA 150L (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**STA 150L

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics, Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 150B**
Foundations of Stats-Expd (CT)

**4 Credit hours**

A critical thinking course on the basic foundation of Statistics for non-majors with algebra review, allowing them to better prepare, develop and harness discipline-specific skills.

**Pre-req: **STA 150L (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Concurrent PR:**STA 150L

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics, Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 150L**
Foundations of Statistics Lab

**1 Credit hour**

A lab to provide training in using the SPSS software in Foundations of Statistics for non-majors.

**Pre-req: **STA 150 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or STA 150B (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

**Attributes:**Core II Mathematics, Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 225**
Introductory Statistics (CT)

**3 Credit hours**

A critical thinking course in applied statistical reasoning covering basic probability, descriptive statistics and fundamental statistical inference procedures. Parameter estimation and hypothesis testing for variety of situations with wide applications.

**Pre-req: **ACT Math with a score of 21 or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 with a score of 500 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE with a score of 530 or Placement Math After SP17 with a score of 102 or MTH 121 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 121B with a minimum grade of C or MTH 122 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics, Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 326 Applied Statistical Methods**

**3 Credit hours**

Use of statistical packages; introduction to descriptive, probability and sampling distributions; forecasting, inferences concerning one and two samples; simple and multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance.

**Pre-req: **STA 225 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 229 with a minimum grade of C or STA 150 with a minimum grade of C or STA 150B with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 345 Applied Prob and Stat**

**3 Credit hours**

Statistical methods in scientific/engineering research, with emphasis on applications. Probability modeling, experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA/factor analysis. Implementation using statistical software such as Excel/SAS.

**Pre-req: **MTH 229 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 412 Regression Analysis**

**3 Credit hours**

Determining regression models; deriving parameter estimates using calculus; detailed coverage of tests of assumptions and remedial procedures (transformations and weithted least-squares); multiple and polynomial regression; tests and corrections for autocorrelation.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 413 Experimental Designs**

**3 Credit hours**

Analysis of variance an covariance models with derivations using calculus; detailed testing of model assumptions and remedial measures (as transformations) to yield adequate models; use of various statistical designs.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 420 Nonparametric Statistics**

**3 Credit hours**

Coverage of a variety of nonparametric or distribution-free methods for practical statistical inference problems in hypothesis testing and estimation, including rank procedures and randomization procedures.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 422 Time Series Forecasting**

**3 Credit hours**

Finding statistical models to represent various time dependent phenomena and processes; coverage of a variety of forecasting techniques, with an emphasis on adaptive, regression, and Box-Jenkins procedures.

**Pre-req: **STA 445 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 425 Sampling Designs & Estimation**

**3 Credit hours**

Coverage of the theory and applications of a variety of sampling designs; sample size determination; ratio and regression estimates; comparisions among the designs.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 435 Statistical Data Mining**

**3 Credit hours**

Introduction to statistical learning techniques for analyzing high dimensional data. Topics include data mining strategy, explanatory analysis, predictive modeling techniques and model assessment.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 445 Probability & Statistics I**

**3 Credit hours**

**STA 446 Probability & Statistics II**

**3 Credit hours**

Statistical inference: estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses. Regression, analysis of variance.

**Pre-req: **STA 445 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 464 Statistical Computing**

**3 Credit hours**

Introduction to the commonly used statistical computing techniques, procedures and methods, with extensive use of R language and environment, and SAS for statistical computing and graphics.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 466 Stochastic Processes**

**3 Credit hours**

Review of probability theory. Topics include stationary processes, discrete and continuous time Markov chains, Markovian queuing systems, random walks, renewal processes, Brownian motion and Markov Chain Monte Carlo.

**Pre-req: **STA 445 with a minimum grade of C.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 470 Applied Survival Analysis**

**3 Credit hours**

Survival and hazard functions, parametric and non-parametric methods, models and inferences for survival data, and regression diagnosis.

**Pre-req: **MTH 230 with a minimum grade of C and (STA 345 with a minimum grade of C or STA 445 with a minimum grade of C).

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 480 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

Courses on special topics in statistics not listed among the current offerings.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode

**STA 485 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

A faculty, supervised, indvidualized course of study of a topic in statistics.

**Attributes:**Statistics

**Grade Mode:**Normal Grading Mode