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Physics Minor (PHYS) - Archive

Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Physics Minor (PHYS) - Archive

University Park, Eberly College of Science

PROFESSOR JAYANTH R. BANAVAR, Head of the Department

The Department of Physics offers a minor for students who wish to expand upon their study in this fundamental discipline, beyond the introductory courses (PHYS 211, 212, 213/4). In addition to an additional course in modern physics (which includes introductions to relativity and quantum theory, as well as applications), students are required to take the 'core' of the junior-senior level Physics curriculum, with classes in advanced classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics. Students also select from one of three possible laboratory courses (optics, electronics, or general physics lab methods) to complete the requirement for the minor. The Physics minor is useful for students in many science (especially astronomy/astrophysics and chemistry) and engineering disciplines who wish to extend their studies in this fundamental field, as a background for graduate study or work in a variety of technical fields.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


PHYS 237(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PHYS 400(3), PHYS 410(4), PHYS 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (13-16 credits)
Select 12 credits from one of the following lists:
a. PHYS 201 GN(4), PHYS 202 GN(4), PHYS 204 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
b. PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 1-4 credits from PHYS 402(4), PHYS 457(1), PHYS 458(4) (Sem: 5-8)

TO VIEW THE Physics Major (PHYS)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-146

Review Date: 11/01








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