|PHYS 101 - General Physics 1|
This is the first course in the two-semester sequence of calculus-based introductory physics courses. The course is designed to meet the needs of student majoring in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, and Geology. It is an introductory course in Newtonian mechanics which include the following topics: Vectors, Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Newton's Laws, Work and Energy, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Momentum, Kinematics of Rotational Motion, Dynamics of Rotational Motion.
|PHYS 102 - General Physics 2|
This is the second semester, calculus-based introductory physics course that follows PHYS 101. Topics studied include Electrostatics, Electric charge and electric field, Coulomb's law, electric potentials, Capacitance and dielectric, currents, Resistance Ohm's law, Electromotive force, Direct current circuits, magnetism, Magnetic field and magnetic forces, Sources of magnetic field, Biot-Savart Law, and Ampere’s law, induction, Faraday’s Law, and Lez’s Law.
|MPHYS 341 Radiation Physics|
This course introduces the student to concepts in radiation physics with an underlying emphasis on its practical application. Topics include: atomic and nuclear structure, introduction to different types of radiation and their reaction mechanisms, radioactivity and decay kinetics, the interaction of radiation with matter, and concepts of radiation dosimetry.
|MPHYS 342 Radiation Biology|
This three-credit hour course provides an introduction to principles and concepts underlying the biological effects of ionizing radiation at the molecular, cellular and whole-tissue level. Topics covered include selected aspects of radiation damage to DNA, DNA repair mechanisms, cell-cycle kinetics (repopulation effects), cell death mechanisms and clonogenic survival, Linear Energy Transfer (LET) effects and relative biological effectiveness (RBE), oxygen effects, acute effects of whole body irradiation, radiation carcinogenesis.
|MPHYS 343 Health Physics|
Review of the sources of radiation, basic dosimetry, and hazards of ionizing radiation, Radiation safety guides and codes in the environment, industry, medical and nuclear facilities, Techniques for the detection, use, and safe handling of radiation sources, Radiation protection and shielding: monitoring of sources, planning of facilities, waste management, and radiation protection for the public, radiation detection and counting statistics. Radiation laws and regulating agencies.
|Introduction to biomedical Physics (Phys 306)|
Biomechanics including static equilibrium, fluids, diffusion,transmission of electric signals through nerves, Introduction to x-rays and its use in diagnostic and therapy, Introduction to nuclear medicine.
|Eclectromagnetic Theory I (Phys 332)|
This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence in Electromagnetics, and deals with the most fundamental concepts of the laws of electromagnetism. Student will learn about static electric and magnetic fields as well as the properties of conducting dielectric and magnetic materials.