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Spring 2013
Apr 16,2014
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PHYS 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: PHYSICS
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physics Department

PHYS 101 - PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENTSTS
A study of the common ground that all fields of science share and some of the major themes that have resulted in the development of modern science, emphasizing the field of physics. The course satisfies part of the requirements of General Education and is intended primarily for non-science students. The course involves a study of the historical, societal, and scientific events that were responsible for the present status of physics. It introduces classical and modern physics qualitatively, stressing conceptual understanding. Mathematical manipulations are restricted to simple and straightforward algebraic operations. When possible, demonstrations are used to illustrate topics covered which include: mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 103 - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
A study of the motion and physical properties of bodies of the solar system and the nature and structure of galaxies. Areas covered will include: an historical background, the sun as a star, the properties of light, the apparent motion of celestial bodies, nebulae and pulsars, comets and meteors, astronomical instruments, quasars, and cosmology.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 105 - METEOROLOGY
An exploration of the physical concepts involved in the weather processes of the earth. Topics will include solar radiation, the energy balance of the atmosphere, cloud formation, air masses, atmospheric disturbances, general wind circulation, weather forecasting, and weather instrumentation. Interaction of human society and weather processes will be analyzed through consideration of such topics as urban air pollution, acid rain, aircraft accidents, agriculture, the hydrologic cycle, and global weather modification.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 110 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I: LECTURE AND LAB
A study of the fundamental principles and analytical methods of physics. Areas covered include Newtonian mechanics and heat. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 112 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II: LECTURE AND LAB
A continuation of Physics I with emphasis on the areas of wave motion, sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 114 - PHYSICS I WITH CALCULUS: LECTURE AND LAB
A study of the fundamental principles and analytical methods of physics. Areas covered include Newtonian mechanics and heat using differentiation and integration. One of the laboratory sections must be taken concurrently. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 115 - PHYSICS II WITH CALCULUS: LECTURE AND LAB
A continuation of Physics I With Calculus. A study of the fundamental principles and analytical methods of physics using differentiation and integration. Areas covered include sound, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics. One of the laboratory sections must be taken concurrently. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

PHYS 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: PHYSICS
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physics Department

PHYS 210 - MODERN PHYSICS: LECTURE AND LAB
A study of the fundamental principles, methods and applications of modern physics. Areas covered will include special relativity theory, quantum phenomena, the hydrogen atom, many-electron atoms, and elements of molecular, solid-state, nuclear and sub-nuclear physics. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 221 - ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
Controversial environmental issues revolve around complicated scientific arguments. Therefore, we need to explore the concepts of mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, electromagnetic radiation, atmospheric processes and radioactivity to clarify these issues. The understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics is crucial to the study of natural processes such as global climate, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, pollution, etc. This course also reviews the various alternative technologies that have been developed to produce energy and analyses their impact on the environment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 240 - ELECTRONICS FOR SCIENTISTS I
An introduction to the fundamentals of electronic circuit theory and practice. Topics include alternating and direct current circuit analysis, transient analysis of linear circuits, magnetic circuit analysis, and simple test instruments. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 241 - ELECTRONICS FOR SCIENTISTS II
This course is a continuation of PHYS 240 Electronics for Scientists I. This course presents the basic concepts used in the design and analysis of digital systems and introduces the principles of digital organization and design. It provides various methods and techniques suitable for a variety of digital system design applications.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 242 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS & DEVICES
This course is a basic introduction to the principles of electronics for engineering physics and other science majors. The course will concentrate on analog devices. The approach is to employ modern techniques and interesting applications in developing mastery of important principles of electronics so the scientist can work effectively with electronics instrumentation. This integrated lecture/lab course will employ hands-on circuit experience and electronic circuit simulation and design software. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Physics Department

PHYS 250 - INTRODUCTION TO LABVIEW
This course is intended for science, engineering and computer science majors. The LabView software package has become a standard in academic and industrial environments for instrumentation control and data processing. Basic principles of LabView programming will be studied. Our focus will be on user interface, data structures, file input/output, hardware interfacing, data analysis and signal processing. Students should be able to develop basic virtual instruments (LabView Programs), and design and analyze data acquisition systems in LabView environment. We will be applying programming techniques to control some standard measuring instruments such as oscilloscopes, trandsducers. Students are expected to build self-learning skills after a successful completion of the course which is essential in science and engineering. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Physics Department

PHYS 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: PHYSICS
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physics Department

PHYS 322 - ADVANCED MECHANICS
A study of advanced mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics will include: Legrange's equations, conservation principles, and rigid body motion; Hamilton's equations of motion, oscillations, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 323 - ELECTRODYNAMICS I
A study of advanced concepts in electricity and magnetism with the use of calculus and vector calculus. Areas covered will include electrostatics, Gauss' Law, charges in motion, magnetic fields in vacuum and matter, and Maxwell's equations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 324 - ELECTRODYNAMICS II
This course is a continuation of PHYS 323 Electrodynamics I. The course covers selected topics in Magnetic Fields in Matter, Electrodynamics, Conservation Laws, Electromagnetic Waves, Potentials and Fields, Radiation, and Electrodynamics and Relativity. These topics treat time-dependent fields and the unification of Electric and Magnetic phenomena that was accomplished by Maxwell and applies this unified theory to the description of moving charges, electromagnetic waves, radiation phenomena, and the relativistic description of electricity and magnetism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 330 - SEMICONDUCTORS & OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
This course is dedicated to the study of the fundamentals of semiconductor properties and devices. Semiconductors are essential materials used for the fabrication of most electronic devices used on computers, cell phones,--they also play a very important role in the development of optoelectronic devices such as lasers, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), photo-detectors,-- Optoelectronics bridges the fields of electronics and optics and therefore is crucial for today's engineering physics major students: It will provide them the necessary background to acquire a good understanding of many related interdisciplinary fields. This course also introduces most of the preliminary concepts required for the follow on photonics course (PHYS 432)
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 345 - ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS I
This course consitutes a quantative introduction to the astronomy of the sun, earth, and solar system, with an emphasis on the physical principles involved. Includes celestial mechanics, planetary atmospheres and the physics of comets, asteroids and meterorites. NOTE: It is a 4-credit 300 level Ramapo course. It is an elective course for the Ramapo Engineering Physics Major. This course is taught by NJIT faculty at NJIT. Students will attend the lectures on the Ramapo campus through videoconferencing. Ramapo students will pay the regular Ramapo tuition and will register through the Ramapo website just like any other Ramapo course. Two mandatory observing sessions will be held at Rutgers-Newark's Boyden Observatory
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 346 - ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS II
This course consitutes a quantitative introduction to the astronomy of the stars, the galaxy, and cosmology, with an emphasis on the phsycial principles involved. Includes stellar interiors, stellar evolution, galactic dynamics, large-scale structure and early history of the universe. NOTE: It is a 4-credit 300 level Ramapo course. It is an elective course for the Ramapo Engineering Physics Major. This course is taught by NJIT faculty at NJIT. Students will attend the lectures on the Ramapo campus through videoconferencing. Ramapo students will pay the regular Ramapo tuition and will register through the Ramapo website just like any other Ramapo course. Two mandatory observing sessions will be held at Rutgers-Newark's Boyden Observatory.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 350 - THERMODYNAMICS
This course is an introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Some of the basic concepts such as temperature, heat, internal energy, entropy and multiplicity will be introduced. The theory will be demonstrted through examples such as magnetic spin systems and harmonic oscillator. This will be followed by introducing the partition function and free energy. Various quantities will be calculated using the partition function. Then, phonons and Debye's theory will be studied. We will investigate chemical potential and its connection with entropy. The course will end by studying heat engines, and phase transformations. Several laws are applied in the discussion of heat engines and some famous examples will be given for phase transformations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 390 - TOPICS
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: PHYSICS
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physics Department

PHYS 422 - CONDENSED MATTER AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
A study of advanced concepts in solid state, low temperature and nuclear physics. Areas typically covered will include, the two-nucleon system, nuclear forces, models, properties, reactions and decay, the crystalline state, specific heat and lattice vibrations, properties of lattices and insulators, free electron theory of metals, band theory of solids, conductivity of metals, and electron distribution in insulators and semi-conductors.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 423 - QUANTUM MECHANICS I
A study of the concepts, postulates, and applications of quantum mechanics. Areas covered will include the Schroedinger equation, the use of operators, application of SE to simple quantum systems, QM postulates, variational and perturbation methods, spin and angular momentum, and topics on atomic, molecular and nuclear structure, bonding, intermolecular forces and reaction mechanisms.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 424 - QUANTUM MECHANICS II
This course is a continuation of PHYS 423 Quantum Mechanics I. Applications of quantum mechanics using perturbation theory, variational principles, WKB and adiabatic approximations, and scattering methods are examined and applied.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 425 - ADVANCED TOPICS
Reading and study in advanced fields of physics to develop interest in and ability for independent study; applications of physics, and mathematical methods for physics problem-solving. Quantum mechanics beyond Schrodinger wave mechanics; the role of symmetries in nature; field theory of electricity and magnetism with emphasis on solving boundary value problems, etc.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 426 - OPTICS
This course will acquaint the student with the most significant facts concerning light phenomena, and with the basic physical concepts that underlie their interpretation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 431 - EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
Laboratory practice, including vacuum systems, electronic instrumentation, computers and integrated circuits, high voltage measurements, counting and statistics. Lab Fee: $36 per semester for use of x-ray unit wing badge (mandatory).
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 432 - PHOTONICS
Photonics is the branch of physics that deals with the generation, transmission and detection of light (applications and properties). This course focuses on the physical concepts behind the latest innovations in photonics. It first explores propagation of light in optical fibers addressing the notions of loss, dispersion and polarization. Then, it explores semiconductor technology and covers the fundamentals of photon emissions and detection (i.e., what are the different types of lasers and photodetectors available, how they work, what are their properties). Optical amplification is also studied. Finally, performance issues related to non-linear effects are introduced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

PHYS 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department


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