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====== Paradigms and Capstones 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.
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 +==== 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 =====
-==== Paradigms Courses ==== +  * [[.:home:mvhome|Multivariable Calculus]] 
-More about the [[.:paraphil|philosophy of Paradigms]]+ * [[.:home:vchome|Vector Calculus]]
-=== Fall ==+===== Capstone Courses (Typically taught at the end of year 3 and in year 4) ===== 
-  * [[.:symmetries|Symmetries and Idealizations]] +More about the [[.:capphil|philosophy of Capstones]]
-  * [[.:coursepages:vectorfields|Static Vector Fields]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:oscill|Oscillations]] +
-=== Winter == +
- * [[.:coursepages:preface|Preface]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:spins|Spins]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:waves|Waves]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:cforces|Central Forces]] +
-(more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms) +
-=== Spring ===   +
-  * [[.:coursepages:potentials|Periodic Potentials]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:thermo|Energy and Entropy]] +
-  * [[.:coursepages:rframes|Reference Frames]]+
 +  * [[.: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]]
-==== Capstone Courses ==== 
-More about the [[.:capphil|philosophy of Capstones]] 
- 
-  * [[.:coursepages:cmcap|Classical Mechanics]] 
-  * [[.:coursepages:emcap|Electricity & Magnetism]] 
-  * [[.:coursepages:qmcap|Quantum Mechanics]] 
-  * [[.:coursepages:mathcap|Math Methods]] 
-  * [[.:coursepages:opticscap|Optics]] 
-  * [[.:coursepages:statcap|Statistical Physics]] 
-==== Mathematics Courses ==== 
-  * [[..:topic:bridge|Vector Calculus]] 

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