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Physics and Astronomy
Courses (PHYSCS, ASTRONMY)


Contact:

Physics Department
Goodhue 324
Phone: (262) 472-1067
Email: physics@uww.edu

PHYSICS COURSES (PHYSCS)


PHYSCS 503
Microprocessor Laboratory 2 u

Laboratory experience in microprocessor addressing,
digital logic circuits, microcomputer input and output techniques, digital to analog and analog to digital interfacing and device control by microcomputers. This course will not satisfy the laboratory work requirements for the physics major; the credit will count toward the major.
Prereq: PHYSCS 175 (or PHYSCS 163) and COMPSCI 171; or concurrent registration in COMPSCI 302/502; or graduate standing with computer programming experience; or consent of instructor.

 

PHYSCS 610
Modern Physics I 3 u

A study of twentieth century physics. Topics covered include relativity, elementary quantum physics, atomic structure, elementary nuclear physics and fundamental particles. Three one-hour lectures per week.
Prereq: PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175 or PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163 and MATH 254.

 

PHYSCS 611
Modern Physics Laboratory I 1 u

A laboratory course in modern physics. The experiments performed in this course complement the lectures of Modern Physics I. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with Modern Physics I. One two-hour laboratory per week.
Prereq: PHYSCS 410/610 or concurrent registration or consent of instructor.

 

PHYSCS 612
Modern Physics II 3 u

A continuation of Modern Physics I. Topics covered include statistical mechanics, atomic and molecular spectra, x-ray spectra, physics of the solid state and nuclear physics. Three one-hour lectures per week.
Prereq: PHYSCS 410/610.

 

PHYSCS 690
Workshop 1-8 u

 

PHYSCS 691
Travel Study 1-3 u

 

PHYSCS 694
Seminar 1 u

 

PHYSCS 696
Special Studies 1-3 u

Prereq: Consent of the instructor.

 

PHYSCS 790
Workshop 1-6 u

 

PHYSCS 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

PHYSCS 796
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

PHYSCS 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u

 

PHYSCS 799
Thesis Research 1-6 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

ASTRONOMY COURSES (ASTRONMY)

 

ASTRONMY 630
Astronomy For Teachers 3 u

An individualized course intended for teachers with limited astronomy background. Subject matter covered will depend on the needs and interests of the student. Each student does an experimental or observational project which is presented at the end of the course as a paper in a seminar.
Prereq: Enrollment in this course is limited to those teaching at the K-12 grade levels or consent of the instructor.

 

ASTRONMY 690
Workshop 1-5 u

 

ASTRONMY 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u