PHSX - Physics

PHSX 205. College Physics I. 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: High school trigonometry or M 151Q or (Math Level 4 or Higher). First semester of sequence. Topics include kinematics and dynamics of linear and rotational motion; work and energy; impulse and momentum; and fluids. Students will not receive credit if they have passed PHSX 220 or PHSX 240. Common exams.

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2019 Summer Session10264001May-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1039:00am - 9:50am
2019 Summer Session10264001May-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR10311:00am - 11:50am
2019 Summer Session10264001May-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1031:10pm - 2:00pm
2019 Summer Session10265002May-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1372:10pm - 4:00pm
2019 Summer Session10266003May-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1374:10pm - 6:00pm
2019 Summer Session10418004May-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1376:10pm - 8:00pm

PHSX 207. College Physics II. 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: PHSX 205 or PHSX 220 or PHSX 240. Second semester of sequence. Topics include simple harmonic motion; electric forces and fields; dc electric circuits; magnetic forces and fields; and magnetic induction and motors. Students will not receive credit if they have passed PHSX 222 or PHSX 242. Common exams.

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2019 Summer Session11118004June-start: 4x4-- -
2019 Summer Session10267001June-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR10312:00pm - 12:50pm
2019 Summer Session10267001June-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1032:00pm - 2:50pm
2019 Summer Session10267001June-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1034:00pm - 4:50pm
2019 Summer Session10268002June-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1376:10pm - 8:00pm
2019 Summer Session10434003June-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1386:10pm - 8:00pm

PHSX 220. Physics I (w/ calculus). 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

COREQUISITE: M 171Q or M 181Q First semester of a three-semester sequence primarily for engineering and physical science students. Covers topics in mechanics (such as motion, Newton's laws, conservation laws, work, energy, systems of particles, and rotational motion) and in mechanical waves (such as oscillations, wave motion, sound, and superposition). Common exams.

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2019 Summer Session11116004May-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1386:10pm - 8:00pm
2019 Summer Session10777001May-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1088:30am - 10:00am
2019 Summer Session10777001May-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1083:00pm - 4:30pm
2019 Summer Session10778002May-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH13810:10am - 12:00pm

PHSX 222. Physics II (w/ calculus). 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: PHSX 220 or PHSX 240; M 171Q or M 181Q. COREQUISITE: M 172Q or M 182Q. Covers topics in electricity and magnetism (such as Coulomb's law, Gauss' law, electric fields, electric potential, dc circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday's law, ac circuits, and Maxwell's equations) and optics (such as light, geometrical optics, and physical optics). Common exams.

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2019 Summer Session11117004June-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH1466:10pm - 8:00pm
2019 Summer Session10779001June-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1088:30am - 10:00am
2019 Summer Session10779001June-start: 4x4MTWRBARNAR1083:00pm - 4:30pm
2019 Summer Session10780002June-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH14610:10am - 12:00pm
2019 Summer Session10781003June-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH14612:10pm - 2:00pm

PHSX 224. Physics III. 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,Su

PREREQUISITE: PHSX 222 or PHSX 242; M 172Q or M 182Q. Covers topics in thermodynamics (such as temperature, heat, laws of thermodynamics, and the kinetic theory of gases) and modern physics (such as relativity; models of the atom; quantum mechanics; and atomic, molecular, solid state, nuclear, and particle physics).

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2019 Summer Session11047003July-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH13712:10pm - 2:00pm
2019 Summer Session10782001July-start: 4x4MTWRROBERT1138:30am - 10:00am
2019 Summer Session10782001July-start: 4x4MTWRROBERT1133:00pm - 4:30pm
2019 Summer Session10783002July-start: 4x4MTWRAJMJH13710:10am - 12:00pm

PHSX 401. Physics by Inquiry I. 3 Credits. (3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Certification. An in-depth and hands-on exploration of basic physics principles. Scientific model building and proportional reasoning skills will be developed in the context of dc electrics, one and two dimensional kinematics, and dynamics. For middle school and high school science teachers.

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2019 Summer Session10905001Non-standard term dates 08-JUL-19 19-JUL-19MTWRFAJMJH1478:00am - 5:00pm

PHSX 402. Physics by Inquiry II. 3 Credits. (3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITE: PHSX 401. An in-depth and hands-on exploration of basic physics principles. Scientific model building and proportional reasoning skills will be developed in the context of light, color, geometrical optics, heat, and temperature. For middle school and high school teachers.

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2019 Summer Session11316001Non-standard term dates 08-JUL-19 19-JUL-19MTWRFAJMJH8:00am - 5:00pm

PHSX 491. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

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2019 Summer Session10262801Intersession-- -

PHSX 511. Astronomy for Teachers. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE:Graduate standing; Currently certified middle and high school teachers with one year of teaching experience. This is an online, distance education course primarily intended for science educators. Topics include: the laws of gravity and orbital dynamics, a survey of the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, and Big Bang cosmology.

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2019 Summer Session10770801Non-standard term dates 28-MAY-19 02-AUG-19-ONLINEWEB -

PHSX 513. Quantum Mechanics Online. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su alternate years, to be offered even years.

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing; Currently certified high school teachers with one year of teaching experience; an introductory physics course; and a working knowledge of elementary differential and integral calculus. This online course addresses the key ideas behind quantum mechanical observations and devices, including the fundamental behavior of electrons and photons. Designed for practicing high school physics teachers. Assignments and discussions use electronic computer conferencing and simulation software.

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2019 Summer Session10238801Full Semester-ONLINEWEB -

PHSX 571. Electric Circuits and Magnetism for Teachers. 2 Credits. (2 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing; science educator; interest in science. This 2-credit graduate course is designed for practicing teachers who are teaching or plan to teach electricity and magnetism as part of the science curricula in their classrooms. Its broad purpose is to introduce core concepts in electric circuits and magnetism. The course aims to help teachers by increasing their understanding of the underlying physics so that they may use their curricular materials more effectively.

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2019 Summer Session11311801Intersession-ONLINEWEB -

PHSX 574. World of Motion for Teachers. 1 Credit. (1 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing; science educator; interest in science. In this 6-week course for teachers we will focus on the core ideas of measurement and motion, as they appear in modern inquiry-oriented science education. The course aims to help teachers use modern curricular materials more effectively by increasing their understanding of the physics concepts.

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2019 Summer Session11312801First Half Session-ONLINEWEB -

PHSX 576. World of Force for Teachers. 1 Credit. (1 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing; science educator; interest in science. This 1-credit course is designed for teachers who are exploring the concepts of forces in their classrooms. Its broad purpose is to introduce elementary and middle school teachers to core ideas about forces, as they relate to modern, inquiry-oriented science curricular materials. The course aims to help teachers use such materials more effectively by increasing their understanding of physics concepts. It is not a course in how to use a particular curriculum.

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2019 Summer Session11313801Second Half Session-ONLINEWEB -

PHSX 591. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

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2019 Summer Session10978804Second Half Session-- -
2019 Summer Session10769802Intersession-- -
2019 Summer Session10859801Intersession-- -
2019 Summer Session10861803First Half Session-- -

PHSX 594. Seminar. 1 Credit. (1 Sem; 8 cr max) On Demand

Max 8 cr. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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2019 Summer Session11395001May-start: 4x4-BARNAR258 -
2019 Summer Session11396002June-start: 4x4-BARNAR258 -
2019 Summer Session11397003July-start: 4x4-BARNAR258 -

PHSX 595. Teaching Mechanics Using Research-based Curriculum. 2 Credits. (1 Lec. 1 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITES: Teacher of science with a minimum of two years teaching experience. This course prepares participants to teach a mechanics course built around Tutorials in Introductory Physics (McDermott, et al.). This research-based curriculum was designed to be used in recitations to augment traditional lecture courses operating essentially independent of the lecture. The course will model both the student-centered tutorial instruction and the supporting active-engagement lectures for a selection of topics from the first semester of the two-semester sequence.

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2019 Summer Session11252001Non-standard term dates 24-JUN-19 28-JUN-19-- -

PHSX 596. Teaching Electricity & Magnetism for Teachers. 2 Credits. (1 Lec. 1 Lab) Su

Participants will learn how to teach an integrated course built around Tutorials in Introductory Physics (McDermott, et al.). This research-based curriculum challenges students to confront their misconceptions and build gut-level models of the key concepts of electricity and magnetism. The course will showcase both the student-centered tutorial instruction and the supporting active-engagement PowerPoint lectures. We will also review the physics education research literature that provides the foundation for these curricular materials.

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2019 Summer Session11315001Non-standard term dates 24-JUN-19 28-JUN-19MTWRFAJMJH1479:00am - 5:00pm