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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH1001 - Introduction to Physics

CATALOG DATA:
One hour lecture. Only open to Freshmen and transfer physics majors or prospective majors. Introduction to the profession. Historical perspectives. Use of microcomputers in physics.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
Consent of the Instructor
OBJECTIVES:
This course includes an introduction to: the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the resources that are available to the Physics major. Degree requirements and career options are discussed with an emphasis on Physics as a profession. Students learn how to access campus computer resources and the World-Wide-Web. Historical perspectives are also provided. Interested students are assisted in becoming involved in undergraduate research.
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. The Department of Physics I Introduction
  2. The Department of Physics II Courses and Curriculum
  3. Applications or Nuclear Physics
  4. The Department of Physics III Current Issues in Physics
  5. Library Tour
  6. Optics Research
  7. Astrophysics Research
  8. Computer Assembly Basics
  9. More Web pages
  10. ERC Tour TBD
  11. Current Research in Atomic and Molecular Physics (Bauman)
  12. Evaluation
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