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Physics Minor

Semester Requirements

Dawn Hollenbeck, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-6652, dmhsps@rit.edu

 

Students have the opportunity for additional study in physics in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their major or other areas of interest.

Course
Prerequisites
MATH-181 Project-based Calculus I
MATH-182 Project-based Calculus II
PHYS-211 University Physics I
PHYS-212 University Physics II
Required Course
PHYS-213 Modern Physics I
PHYS-283 Vibrations and Waves
Electives
Choose three of the following (at least one must come from Group A and at least one from Group B):
   Group A
   PHYS-315    Experiments in Modern Physics
   PHYS-316    Advanced Laboratory in Physics
   PHYS-365    Physical Optics
   PHYS-377    Advanced Computational Physics
   Group B
   PHYS-214    Modern Physics II
   PHYS-320    Mathematical Methods in Physics
   PHYS-330    Classical Mechanics
   PHYS-411    Electricity and Magnetism
   PHYS-414    Quantum Mechanics
   PHYS-440    Thermal and Statistical Physics
   PHYS-360    Introduction to Chaotic Dynamics in Physics
   PHYS-408    Laser Physics

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Students have the opportunity for additional study in physics in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their program or other areas of interest.

Prerequisites:
1017-311 University Physics I
1017-312 University Physics II
1017-313 University Physics III

Required Courses:
1017-314 Modern Physics I
1017-318 Vibrations and Waves

Electives—Choose three of the following (at least one must come from Group A and at least one from Group B):

Group A
1017-321 Introduction to Laboratory Techniques
1017-374, 378 Experiments in Modern Physics I, II*
1017-431 Electronic Measurements

Group B
1017-315 Modern Physics II
1017-401 Intermediate Mechanics I
1017-411 Electricity and Magnetism I
1017-415 Thermal Physics
1017-455 Physical Optics
1017-440 Stellar Astrophysics
1017-480 Mathematical Methods in Physics I
1017-522 Quantum Mechanics I

Note: Other courses may be considered on an individual basis. See the minor adviser.

* Experiments in Modern Physics I, II (1017-374, 378) are each 2 quarter credit hours and count as one course combined.