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PHYSICS - BOTHELL

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**B PHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy (5) NW, QSR**

Conceptual introduction to the science of astronomy. Studies the planets, solar systems, stars, and galaxies from a conceptual, non-mathematical, standpoint.

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**B PHYS 114 General Physics (4) NW, QSR**

Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Mechanics.

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**B PHYS 115 General Physics (4) NW**

Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Heat and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: B PHYS 114.

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**B PHYS 116 General Physics (4) NW**

Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Sound, light, and modern physics. Prerequisite: B PHYS 115.

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**B PHYS 117 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW**

Mechanics laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 114 which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.

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**B PHYS 118 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW**

Heat and electromagnetism laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 115 which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.

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**B PHYS 119 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW**

Sound, light, and modern physics laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 116, which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.

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**B PHYS 121 Mechanics (5) NW, QSR**

Basic principles of mechanics and experiments in mechanics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for B PHYS 114 and B PHYS 121. Prerequisite: STMATH 124, which may be taken concurrently.

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**B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion (5) NW**

Basic principles of electromagnetism, the mechanics of oscillatory motion, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for both B PHYS 115 and B PHYS 122 Prerequisite: STMATH 125, which may be taken concurrently; B PHYS 121.

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**B PHYS 123 Waves (5) NW**

Electromagnetic waves, optics, waves in matter, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for both B PHYS 116 and B PHYS 123. Prerequisite: B PHYS 122.

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**B PHYS 221 Classical Mechanics (5) NW, QSR**

Covers Newtonian dynamics, planetary orbits, drag forces, energy, oscillators, chaos theory, and more. Some emphasis placed on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. Prerequisite: B PHYS 123; STMATH 307; STMATH 308.

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**B PHYS 222 Modern Physics (5) NW, QSR**

Provides an introduction to the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. Covers topics such as atomic physics, solid state/condensed matter physics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 123; and STMATH 307 (which may be taken concurrently).

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**B PHYS 224 Thermal Physics (5) NW, QSR**

Studies heat, temperature, and forms of thermal energy. Covers the laws of thermodynamics and some statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 123.

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**B PHYS 231 Introduction to Experimental Physics (3)**

Covers data acquisition and analysis, and presentation of results. Accomplished through experiments in physics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 123.

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**B PHYS 293 Special Topics in Physics (1-5, max. 15) NW, QSR**

Explores selected topics in Physics at the sophomore level, and will be an elective in physics major.

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**B PHYS 305 The Cosmos (5) NW, QSR**

Provides a conceptual introduction to the foundations and current theories of cosmology. Studies black holes, time travel, the Big Bang, and dark matter.

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**B PHYS 311 Introduction to Astrophysics I (5)**

Introduces astronomy and astrophysics using mathematics. First in a series of courses of two. Topics include the basics of celestial motion, telescopes, and stars. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 123.

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**B PHYS 312 Introduction to Astrophysics II (5)**

Introduces astronomy and astrophysics using mathematics. Second in a series of two. Topics include the basics of galaxy structure, formation, and evolution. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 311.

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**B PHYS 314 Introduction to Cosmology (5)**

Provides introduction to the science of cosmology. Topics include mathematical descriptions of the expanding universe, the big bang, the cosmic microwave background, and early universe. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in both B PHYS 221 and B PHYS 222.

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**B PHYS 317 Mathematical Physics (5) QSR**

Introduction to mathematical physics, to include vector calculus, differential equations, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, and calculus of variations. Prerequisite: minimum of 2.0 in BPHYS 123 or PHYS 123, and STMATH 307 or MATH 307, and STMATH 308 or MATH 308.

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**B PHYS 321 Electricity and Magnetism I (5) NW**

Covers electrostatics, including Gauss' law, the electric field, electric potential, conductors, and dielectric media. The first course in a three-quarter sequence covering electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 122; and either a minimum grade of 2.0 in STMATH 324, or a minimum 2.0 grade in MATH 324.

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**B PHYS 322 Electricity and Magnetism II (5)**

Covers magnetostatics, vector potentials, Maxwell's equations, magnetic materials, tensors, and electromagnetic waves. Second in a three quarter sequence. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either B PHYS 321 or PHYS 321.

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**B PHYS 323 Electricity and Magnetism III (5) NW, QSR**

Covers electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves, radiation, and special relativity. Prerequisite: Either B PHYS 322 or PHYS 322.

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**B PHYS 324 Quantum Mechanics I (5) NW**

Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum theory. Covers the postulates of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger wave equations, the Uncertainty Principle, angular momentum, and the hydrogen atom. First part of a two-quarter sequence. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 222; and a minimum grade of 2.0 in either STMATH 324 or MATH 324.

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**B PHYS 325 Quantum Mechanics II (5) NW, QSR**

Covers nonrelativistic quantum theory. Topics include identical particles, approximation techniques, and scattering problems. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 in BPHYS 324.

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**B PHYS 328 Statistical Physics (5) NW, QSR**

Covers statistical mechanics and quantum statistics. Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in B PHYS 224; either B PHYS 324 or PHYS 324, which may be taken concurrently.

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**B PHYS 431 Experimental Physics Lab I (5) NW, QSR**

Covers modern experiments in physics, to include digital and analog circuits. First of three part sequence. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 231.

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**B PHYS 432 Experimental Physics: Instrumentation (5)**

Design experiments to measure physical properties using specialized instrumentation and equipment. Second of three quarters. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 431.

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**B PHYS 433 Experimental Physics: Senior Project (5)**

Students will be creating deliverable projects and communicating the outcomes and results of their project at end of quarter. Students may propose projects either related to ongoing research or connected to prior coursework in physics. Prerequisite: either a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 312, a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 432, a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 450, or a minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 484.

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**B PHYS 441 Condensed Matter Physics I (5) NW**

Covers condensed matter physics to include the solid and liquid states, crystals, diffraction, phonons, band theory, semiconductors and superconductors. Prerequisite: B PHYS 324

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**B PHYS 442 Condensed Matter 2 (5)**

This is the second course in a series of two courses on Condensed Matter Physics. The objective of this course is to introduce formalisms and simple models on magnetic properties and collective excitations in materials. This course also deals with optical processes in semiconductors, and magnetic resonance, surface physics, nanostructures and amorphous materials. Prerequisite: B PHYS 441; recommended: Strongly recommend prior course work in advanced calculus, quantum mechanics and statistical physics.

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**B PHYS 450 Computational and Theoretical Modeling in Physics (5) NW, QSR**

Introduces the concepts and techniques for computational modeling of physical systems. In particular, we will use Matlab or Python to develop computational models, and the course will introduce the Matlab and Python programming languages and cover basic programming methods. We will then model physical systems using differential equations, Fourier transforms, and matrix methods. Prerequisite: B PHYS 317

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**B PHYS 484 Physics, Society and Industry (5) I&S**

Draw connections between physics, mathematics and general science topics and connect these topics to issues relevant in modern day society and industry. Focus on written, verbal and visual communication skills and using literature sources Prerequisite: BPHYS 224 and BPHYS 222

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**B PHYS 493 Advanced Topics in Physics (1-5, max. 15) NW, QSR**

Covers advanced topics in Physics.

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**B PHYS 494 Physics Seminar (1, max. 5)**

Observing and presenting scientific talks. Students will learn about modern physics research and how to present scientific material to an audience. Credit/no-credit only.

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**B PHYS 498 Independent Study in Physics (1-5, max. 10)**

Independent study on a topic or area agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

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**B PHYS 499 Undergraduate Research in Physics (1-5, max. 10)**

Undergraduate research on a topic or area agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

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