EPHX 641. Introduction to Nuclear Physics. 3 Hours N.
Experimental methods in nuclear physics, elementary concepts and simple considerations about nuclear forces, alpha and beta decay, gamma radiation, nuclear structure, and reaction systematics. (Same as PHSX 641.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.
Engineering Physics Undergraduate Program The engineering physics program is designed for undergraduates with an interest in both science and engineering. The program is focused on those students who wish to work in areas of rapid technological change, where a good background in the underlying science is an important ingredient to success in their careers. The curriculum includes classical and modern physics, mathematics, and their applications to one or more areas of engineering. The student learns the physical science and engineering principles underlying modern technology. Four design concentrations are offered: Aerospace systems Chemical systems Digital electronic systems Electromechanical control systems Each option incorporates a significant design component and provides a strong base in one or more engineering disciplines. The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . For programs in physics, see Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the online catalog. Educational Objectives The program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Engineering physics graduates will be capable of: Completing or successfully progressing toward completion of an advanced degree in graduate or professional school, Using their analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills to conduct research or contribute to technology development projects, individually or as a team member, Using their background knowledge in physics and engineering fundamentals as a foundation for developing new knowledge and experience in their chosen disciplines.