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Summer 2005




PHYS 111  Basic Physics I (MS)                                    4 credits
A general physics course intended primarily for students in psychology, biology and the health-related sciences. Topics include mechanics, heat and sound. Prerequisite: High school mathematics including trigonometry or MATH 150. Note: This course satisfies the minimum requirements of medical and dental schools. During summer, there are three 2-hour lectures and two 2-hour labs per week. For more information contact reno@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci plus lab. GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.
[0344] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             RENO, R
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:05am (LH6 ...)
            TuTh......11:30am- 1:20pm (PHYS108) LAB
[0345] 6061 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             RENO, R
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:05am (LH6 ...)
            TuTh.......2:00pm- 3:50pm (PHYS108) LAB


PHYS 112  Basic Physics II (MS)                                   4 credits
Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 111. For more information contact choo@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab). GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.
[0346] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             CHOO, C
            MWF........9:00am-11:05am (LH6 ...)
            MW.........2:30pm- 4:20pm         LAB
[0347] 7061 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             CHOO, C
            MW.........9:00am-11:05am (LH6 ...)
            MW........12:00pm- 1:50pm (PHYS109) LAB


PHYS 121  Introductory Physics I (MS)                             4 credits
This course emphasizes classical mechanics. Topics include force, particle kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium, Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, rotational motion, collisions, momentum, energy and conservation laws. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 151. For more information contact kramer@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab). GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.  THIS COURSE WILL MEET IN
          ROOM PHYS 201.
[0348] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KRAMER, I
            MWF........9:00am-11:50am


PHYS 122  Introductory Physics II (MS)                            4 credits
Emphasis on electricity, magnetism, heat and thermodynamics. Topics include Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric fields and electric potential, currents, simple circuits and Kirchhoff's laws, generation of magnetic fields by charges in motion, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, oscillatory circuits, temperature, heat and the laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisite: PHYS 121. Corequisite: MATH 152. For more information contact takacs@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab). GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.
[0349] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             TAKACS, L
            TuThF......9:00am-11:50am (LH5 ...)


PHYS 122L Introductory Physics Laboratory                         2 credits
Two four-hour laboratory sessions per week. This laboratory is associated with the PHYS 121-122 sequence. Prerequisite: PHYS 121. For more information contact reno@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets    Lab    Only.   GER/GDR:   Non
          applicable.
[0350] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             RENO, R
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:50pm (PHYS110)


PHYS 323  Signal and System Theory                                3 credits
Concept and properties of linear, time-invariant systems, both continuous and discrete, and their response to driving signals. Convolution, Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Discrete Fourier transform and Z transform are covered. Introduction to continuous time filters, sampling and digital filters. Students completing this course will understand the concept of the frequency domain, frequency response to sinusoidal steady state inputs, and the relation to poles and zeros of system functions for both continuous and time-discrete systems. Note: Also listed as CMPE 323. Prerequisites: ENEE 206 and MATH 225. For more information contact sellami@usna.edu.
          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH CMPE 323.
[0351] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             CHETTI, S
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 241)


PHYS 333  Applied Physics in Archaeology and Art                  3 credits
          (MS)                                              
This course will demonstrate how physics is utilized to locate and date archaeological objects to determine their place of origin and to reconstruct ancient technologies. Topics in physics will be introduced at an elementary level and developed to the necessary sophistication. Note: Credit does not apply toward the physics major. Also listed as ARCH 350. Prerequisite: At least junior standing, mathematical ability at the level of high school algebra and geometry. For more information contact takacs@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GER:Meets M/S. GDR:Meets M.
[0352] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             TAKACS, L
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PHYS107)


PHYS 333H Applied Physics in Archaeology and Art                  3 credits
          (MS)                                              
See PHYS 333 for course description. Prerequisite: Permission required from the Honors College.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GER:Meets M/S. GDR:Meets M.
[7547] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             TAKACS, L
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PHYS107)


PHYS 450  Special Topics                                        1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PHYS 650  Special Topics                                        1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PHYS 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PHYS 899  Doctoral Dissertation Research                        1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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