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Physics Curriculum


The McMurry Physics Program

The curriculum in physics is designed to prepare majors for a diverse range of options: graduate study in physics or astronomy, graduate study in a related science such as geophysics, meteorology, or engineering, graduate study in physics/science education, industrial physics positions, or positions in science-related business fields. Opportunities for student research and internships in science-related industry are also available. The study of physics requires a strong mathematics background, and the completion of the courses required for the physics degree guarantees the completion of a mathematics minor as well. Computers are also of great importance to physics and our majors are advised to take courses in computer programming languages, especially FORTRAN and C. 

For the degree requirements of the physics major and the physics minor, please refer to the McMurry University course catalog ('07-'08).

Expected Course Offerings

Courses to be offered during the 2007-2008 academic calendar.

Fall 2007 Spring 2008
Phys 1400 Introduction to Physics
(not offered)
n/a   Phys 1401 Introduction to Astronomy
(not offered)
n/a
Intro.Phys. Labs
(not offered)
n/a
  Intro.Astro. Labs
(not offered)
n/a
Phys 1410 General Physics I
9:00 - 9:55am MWF

Keith
Phys 1420 General Physics II
9:00 - 9:55am MWF
Keith

Gen.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W
2:30 - 5:30pm R


Keith
Bykov
Keith
Bykov

Gen.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W


Keith
Bykov
Keith
Phys 2510 University Physics I
10:00 - 10:55am MWF
and 5:30-6:25pm R
Bykov Phys 2520 University Physics II
10:00 - 10:55am MWF
and 5:30-6:25pm R
Bykov

Univ.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W
2:30 - 5:30pm R


Keith
Bykov
Keith
Bykov
Univ.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W


Keith
Bykov
Keith
Phys 3300 Modern Physics
1:00 - 2:25pm TR
Keith Phys 3270 Advanced Lab
1:00 - 4:55pm R
Bykov
Phys 4385 Solid State
10:30-11:55am TR
Bykov
Phys 3350 Electronics
10:30-11:55am TR
Keith
Phys 4300 Classical Mechanics
1:00 - 1:55pm MWF
Bykov
Phys 4302 Classical Mechanics II
8:00 - 9:25am TR
Bykov


Phys 4330 Quantum Mechanics
1:00 - 1:55pm MWF
Bykov
Phys 4175 Research Proposals
9:30 - 10:25am R
Keith Phys 4175 Research Proposals
9:30 - 10:25am R
Keith
Phys 4275 Research Projects
9:30 - 10:25am R
Keith Phys 4275 Research Projects
9:30 - 10:25am R
Keith
Phys 3315 Engineering Statics
6:00 - 7:25pm TR
Harvey Phys 3325 Engineering Dynamics
6:00 - 7:25pm TR
Harvey

Taught at ACU


Fall 2007   Spring 2008

No information at this time




Courses to be offered during the 2008-2009 academic calendar.

Fall 2008 Spring 2009
Phys 1401 Introduction to Astronomy
9:30 - 10:55am TR
Keith Phys 1400 Introduction to Physics
9:30 - 10:55am TR
Keith
Intro.Astro. Labs
5:30 - 8:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W


Keith
Renfro
Renfro

Intro.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M

Keith
Phys 1410 General Physics I
9:00 - 9:55am MWF

Renfro
Phys 1420 General Physics II
9:00 - 9:55am MWF
Renfro

Gen.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W
2:30 - 5:30pm R


Renfro
Bykov
Bykov
Bykov
Gen.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W

Renfro
Bykov
Keith
Phys 2510 University Physics I
10:00 - 10:55am MWF
and 5:30-6:25pm R

Bykov
Phys 2520 University Physics II
10:00 - 10:55am MWF
and 5:30-6:25pm R

Bykov

Univ.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W
2:30 - 5:30pm R


Renfro
Bykov
Bykov
Bykov
Univ.Phys. Labs
2:30 - 5:30pm M
2:30 - 5:30pm T
2:30 - 5:30pm W

Renfro
Bykov
Keith
Phys 3300 Modern Physics
1:00 - 2:25am TR

Bykov
Phys 3270 Advanced Lab
1:00 - 4:55pm R
Bykov
Phys 4335 Solar System Physics
11:00 - 11:55am MWF

Keith

Phys 3350 Electronics
9:30 - 10:55am TR
Renfro
Phys 4310 Electricity & Magnetism
1:00 - 1:55pm MWF

Renfro
Phys 4360 Thermodynamics
8:00 - 9:25 TR
Bykov
Phys 4175 Research Proposals
11:00 - 11:55am MWF

Keith
Phys 4275 Research Projects
(not offered)
n/a
Phys 4175 Research Projects
11:00 - 11:55am MWF

Keith
Phys 4175 Research Proposals
11:00 - 11:55am MWF
Keith
Phys 3315 Engineering Statics
6:00 - 7:25pm TR
Harvey Phys 3325 Engineering Dynamics
6:00 - 7:25pm TR
Russell

Taught at ACU


Fall 2008   Spring 2009
Engr 220 Statics
(TBA)

TBA
Engr 222 Dynamics
9:30 - 10:50am TR

Arington
Phys 360 Electricity & Magnetism
9:30 - 10:50am TR

Arington
Phys 371 Classical Mechanics
9:00 - 9:50am MWF

Head
Phys 472 Solid State
8:00 - 8:50am MWF

Head
Phys 461 Nuclear Physics
10:00 - 10:50am MWF

Sadler
Phys 481 Thermodynamics
9:00 - 9:50am MWF

staff
Phys 491 Quantum Mechanics
9:00 - 9:50am MWF

Willis




Updates:
10/30/08 Update Spring 2009 WK.
8/25/08 Update Fall 2008 instructors WK.
3/28/08 Update Fall 2008 content WK.
9/14/07 Update Spring 2008 content WK.
8/20/07 Update content WK.
7/14/07 Update format and links WK.
8/5/04 Fall 05 academic year Added by JC.  Fall 04 updated (Russell teaching Dynamics!).
2/12/04 Fall 04 academic year detailed by JC.
5/16/03 04-05 academic year updated by JC.
3/20/03 03-04 academic year updated by JC.

 

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