logo

logo

Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
Fax (734) 432-5424
Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Physics Plan of Study

Physics Minor | Physics Minor - Support
Print logo

Physics Minor

   

   Minor Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)

   
      PHY 2630   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Motion and Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rigid-body mechanics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, and thermal physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 2510. 
      PHY 2640   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, and the essence of modern physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory three hours weekly. Prerequisites: MTH 2510 and PHY 2630. 
      PHY 2710   Fundamental Electronics 4 cr.  Study of power and energy of A.C. and D.C. circuits; introduction to diodes, transistors, transducers, and their applications in circuits and modern instruments. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: PHY 2540 or PHY 2640 or departmental approval. 
      PHY 3510   Modern Physics: Atomic and Nuclear 4 cr.  Investigation of properties of atoms and the nucleus, the changes under the influence of relativity, and the impact of the quantum theory. Applications of instruments in studying nuclear reactions. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: PHY 2540 or PHY 2640 or departmental approval. 
      PHY 4510   Electronics: Digital Techniques 4 cr.  An introduction to the complex circuitry leading to digital design and knowledge of the techniques of a computer, i.e., number systems, digital codes, and Boolean algebra used in digital logic circuits. Prerequistie: PHY 312 
Physics Minor - Support    

   Support Course (5 cr. to be chosen)

   
      MTH 2510   Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.  Topics include a study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 1210 or departmental approval. Computer Science majors must complete this course with a grade of C (2.0) or better within the first 20 semester hours of their major. 
Print logo