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-===== Paradigms and Capstone Courses at Oregon State University =====+====== Paradigms and Capstones at Oregon State University ======
 +The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been
 +extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula.  The junior-year
 +"paradigms" classes are each five weeks long (originally three weeks) and meet every day for a total
 +of seven hours each week.  Each course focuses on a single illustrative
 +example from physics. The senior-year "capstone" classes cover the more
 +advanced topics of a traditional second semester.  Together, these courses
 +cover roughly the same content as a single semester in each of the traditional
 +physics subdisciplines.
-The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula.  The junior-year "paradigms" classes are each three weeks long and meet every day for a total of seven hours each week.  Each course focuses on a single illustrative example from physics. The senior-year "capstone" classes cover the more advanced topics of a traditional second semesterTogether, these courses cover roughly the same content as a single semester in each of the traditional physics subdisciplines. +(The links below take you to the course home pages, which include both a brief 
 +description and detailed content informationFor the content only, go 
 +[[./order:|here]].)
-Catalogue descriptions and syllabi for current OSU paradigms and capstone courses can be found at: 
-[[http://physics.oregonstate.edu/paradigms/CourseFiles/descriptions.html]] 
 +===== New Paradigms Courses (5 Intensive Weeks,  Contact Hours: 28 Physics/7 Math) =====
 +
 +After 20 wonderful years(!!), we are in the process of revising the Paradigms courses.
 +The new courses will be described here as they become standardized. 
 +Archival descriptions of the old courses can be found below.  The new courses are now
 +five intensive weeks (35 contact hours) which includes one week (7 contact hours) of integrated
 +mathematical methods, called Math Bits.  The [[.:home:mbhome20|Math Bits]] only
 +could act as a standalone mathematical methods course.
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +==== Fall of Year 3 ====
 +  * [[.:order20:sporder20:start|Quantum Fundamentals]]  FIXME
 +  * [[.:home:eehome20|Energy and Entropy]]
 +
 +==== Winter of Year 3 ==== 
 +  * [[.:home:wvhome20|Waves]]  FIXME
 +  * [[.:home:pshome20|Periodic Systems]]  FIXME
 +
 +==== Spring of Year 3 ==== 
 +  * [[.:home:vfhome20|Static Fields]]
 +  * [[.:home:cfhome20|Central Forces]]
 +
 +===== Mathematics Courses =====
 +
 +  * [[.:home:mvhome|Multivariable Calculus]]
 +  * [[.:home:vchome|Vector Calculus]]
 +
 +===== Capstone Courses (Typically taught at the end of year 3 and in year 4) =====
 +More about the [[.:capphil|philosophy of Capstones]]
 +
 +  * [[.:home:cmhome|Classical Mechanics]]
 +  * [[.:home:emhome|Electricity & Magnetism]]
 +  * [[.:home:qmhome|Quantum Mechanics]]
 +  * [[.:home:mmhome|Math Methods--Archival]]
 +  * [[.:home:ophome|Optics]]
 +  * [[.:home:smhome|Statistical Physics]]
 +
 +
 +===== Archive of Original Paradigms Courses (3 Intensive Weeks Each, Contact Hours: 21) =====
 +
 +==== Fall of Year 3 ====
 +  * [[.:home:syhome|Symmetries and Idealizations]]
 +  * [[.:home:vfhome|Static Vector Fields]]
 +  * [[.:home:oshome|Oscillations]]
 +
 +==== Winter of Year 3 ==== 
 +  * [[.:home:prhome|Preface]]
 +  * [[.:home:sphome|Quantum Measurements and Spin  (Old)]]
 +  * [[.:home:sphomecam|Quantum Measurements and Spin 2]]
 +  * [[.:home:wvhome|One-Dimensional Waves]]
 +  * [[.:home:cfhome|Central Forces]]
 +(more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms)
 +
 +
 +==== Spring of Year 3 ==== 
 +  * [[.:home:pphome|Periodic Systems]]
 +  * [[.:home:pphomeold|Periodic Systems (Old)]]
 +  * [[.:home:inhome|Interlude]]
 +  * [[.:home:eehome|Energy and Entropy]]
 +  * [[.:home:rfhome|Reference Frames]]
-==== Paradigms Courses ==== 
-== Fall == 
-  * [[.:symmetries|Symmetries and Idealizations]] 
-  * [[.:staticvfields|Static Vector Fields]] 
-  * [[.:oscillations|Oscillations]] 
-== Winter ==   
-  * [[.:preface|Preface]] 
-  * [[.:spins|Spins]] 
-  * [[.:waves|Waves]] 
-  * [[.:centralforces|Central Forces]] 
-== Spring ==   
-  * [[.:periodicpot|Periodic Potentials]] 
-  * [[.:thermo|Energy and Entropy]] 
-  * [[.:referenceframes|Reference Frames]] 
-==== Capstone Courses ==== 

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