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B.S. Major in Applied Physical Analysis

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Applied Physical Analysis: 36 Credits

 

The Bachelor of Science program in Applied Physical Analysis is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to prepare students for a career involving the quantitative analysis of data. The program includes programs in physics, mathematics and computer science. It is intended to provide the background required for graduate study in engineering. Special opportunities for hands-on experience in solar energy technology are available.

 

Program Goals
Learning Objectives

1.  Students will gain an understanding of the physical world

1A.  Students will demonstrate an improved understanding of the fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of physics.

2. Students will gain an understanding of the application of statistical analysis to physical measurements. 

2A.  Students will articulate ways in which statistics are applied to the analysis of physical measurements.

3.  Students develop the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies
3A.  Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies.

4.  Students can succeed in professional careers and programs in applied quantitative analysis.
4A.  Students will be well prepared for graduate study.

 

Course Requirements

Four credits from the following:

PHY 211
General Physics I
4 hours

PHY 221
Modeling the Physical World I
3 hours

PHY 223
Physics Project Laboratory I
1 hour

 

Four credits from the following:

PHY 212
General Physics II
4 hours

PHY 222
Modeling the Physical World II
3 hours

PHY 224
Physics Project Laboratory II

1 hour

 

All of the following:

PHY 471
Classical Mechanics
3 hours

PHY 591
Seminar in Engineering
1 hour

MTH 545
Differential Equations
3 hours

MTH 561
Mathematical Statistics I
3 hours

MTH 562
Mathematical Statistics II
3 hours

 

Three credits from the following:

CSC 221
Introduction to Computer Programming
3 hours

PHY 553
Computational Physics
3 hours

 

Three credits from the following:

ERG 481
Senior Project in Energy Studies I
3 hours

PHY 497
Directed Independent Research
3 hours

 

Nine credits from the following:

CSC 222
Object-Oriented Programming
3 hours

CSC 321
Data Structures
3 hours

CSC 414
Computer Organization
3 hours

CSC 421
Algorithm Design and Analysis
3 hours

CSC 533
Programming Languages
3 hours

CSC 548
Software Engineering
3 hours

CSC 590
Special Topics
3 hours

ERG 211
Design and Rapid Prototyping I
1 hour

ERG 212
Design and Rapid Prototyping II
1 hour

ERG 241
Introduction to Energy Transfer
3 hours

ERG 251
History and Technology of the Western World
2 hours

ERG 311
Design and Rapid Prototyping III
1 hour

ERG 312
Design and Rapid Prototyping IV
1 hour

MTH 529
Linear Algebra
3 hours

MTH 543
Numerical Analysis
3 hours

MTH 546
Partial Differential Equations
3 hours

MTH 551
Differential Geometry
3 hours

MTH 555
Chaotic Dynamical Systems
3 hours

MTH 563
Mathematical Statistics III
3 hours

MTH 571
Operations Research
3 hours

MTH 572
Fuzzy Logic
3 hours

MTH 573
Probabilistic Models
3 hours

MTH 575
Introductory Stochastic Processes
3 hours

PHY 301
Modern Physics
3 hours

PHY 303
Electronics Laboratory
1 hour

PHY 331
Physical Optics
3 hours

PHY 332
Optics Laboratory
1 hour

PHY 481
Electricity and Magnetism
3 hours

PHY 491
Physics Seminar
1 hour

PHY 521
Electronics for Scientists
3 hours

PHY 522
Electric Circuits
3 hours

PHY 531
Quantum Mechanics
3 hours

PHY 541
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
3 hours

PHY 551
Mathematical Physics
3 hours

PHY 553
Computational Physics
3 hours

PHY 561
Nuclear Physics
3 hours

PHY 562
Nuclear Instruments and Methods
2 hours

PHY 571
Solid State Physics
3 hours

PHY 572
Solid State Laboratory
3 hours

PHY 587
Laser Physics
3 hours

Requisite Courses:  MTH 245, 246, 347
 

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