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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



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. In summer session, there are three 130-minute lectures and two 110-minute labs per week. Note: This course satisfies the minimum requirements of medical and dental schools. Prerequisite: High school mathematics, including trigonometry, or MATH 150. For more information contact reno@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A.  GFR:Meets Biol/PhySci  plus lab.
          SECTIONS 6060 & 6061 LECTURES WILL MEET IN
          LH6.
[0250] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             RENO, R
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:15am (LH6 ...)
            TuTh.......2:00pm- 3:50pm (PHYS108) LAB
[0251] 6061 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             RENO, R
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:15am
            TuTh......11:30am- 1:20pm (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 with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact lili@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A.  GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
          SECTIONS 6061 & 7061 LECTURES MEET IN PHYS
          201.
[0253] 6061 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             CUI, L
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:15am (PHYS201)
            TuTh......11:30am- 1:20pm (PHYS109) LAB
[0254] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             CUI, L
            MWF........9:00am-11:15am (PHYS201)
            MF........11:30am- 1:20pm (PHYS109) LAB
[0255] 7061 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             CUI, L
            MWF........9:00am-11:15am
            MF.........1:40pm- 3:30pm (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 andersoe@umbc.edu for section 6060 or kramer@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[0256] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             ANDERSON, E
            MWF........9:00am-11:50am (SOND107)
[0257] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             KRAMER, I
            MWF........9:00am-11:50am (SOND203)


PHYS 122  Introductory Physics II (MS)                            4 credits
This course emphasizes 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 reno@umbc.edu for section 6060 or takacs@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[0258] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             RENO, R
            TuWTh......2:30pm- 5:20pm (LH6 ...)
[0259] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             TAKACS, L
            TuThF......9:00am-11:50am (SOND101)


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. Prerequisite: At least junior standing, mathematical ability at the level of high school algebra and geometry. Note: Also listed as ARCH 350. For more information contact takacs@umbc.edu or visit http://physics.umbc.edu/~takacs/phys333.html.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0260] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             TAKACS, L
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PHYS107)


PHYS 650  Special Topics                                        1-2 credits

          Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor   to   obtain  section  number.
          Special  Topics  in  Atmospheric  Physics:
          Sferics,   Tweeks  and  Whistlers:  Remote
          Sensing  of  Lightning  Induced  VLF Radio
          Signals


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 898  PRE CANDIDACY DOCTORAL RESEARCH                       1-6 credits

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


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