Minor in Physics

Contact Person:
Biman Das
214 Timerman,  (315) 267-2281, dasb@potsdam.edu

19 credit hours required. Closed to Physics majors.
 
The physics minor is designed to develop competence in fundamental areas of classical and modern physics. Courses start with Newtonian physics, and introduce quantum ideas and Einstein’s relativity later.  Scientific experimentation in the laboratory complements the theoreticalprinciples in lecture presentations. Problem solving and computational skills are emphasized.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:


  Credits
Required Courses

16
PHYS 103 University Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 204 University Physics II (4 credits)  
PHYS 305 University Physics III (4 credits)  
PHYS 306 Modern Physics (4 credits)  

Upper-division physics Elective level 350 or above

3
Must be chosen from courses numbered 350 or higher.  
Excluding PHYS 440