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The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been | The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been | ||

extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula. The junior-year | extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula. The junior-year | ||

- | "paradigms" classes are each three weeks long and meet every day for a total | + | "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 | of seven hours each week. Each course focuses on a single illustrative | ||

example from physics. The senior-year "capstone" classes cover the more | example from physics. The senior-year "capstone" classes cover the more | ||

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- | ===== Paradigms Courses ===== | + | ===== New Paradigms Courses (5 Intensive Weeks, Contact Hours: 28 Physics/7 Math) ===== |

- | More about the [[.:paraphil|philosophy of Paradigms]] | + | |

+ | 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. | ||

- | ==== Math Bits (throughout year 3) ==== | + | |

- | * [[.:home:ffhome|First Half of Fall Term]] | + | |

- | * [[.:home:sfhome|Second Half of Fall Term]] | + | |

- | * [[.:home:fwhome|First Half of Winter Term]] | + | |

- | * [[.:home:swhome|Second Half of Winter Term]] | + | |

- | * [[.:home:fshome|First Half of Spring Term]] | + | ==== Fall of Year 3 ==== |

- | * [[.:home:sshome|Second Half of Spring Term]] | + | * [[.: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 ==== | ==== Fall of Year 3 ==== | ||

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* [[.:home:cfhome|Central Forces]] | * [[.:home:cfhome|Central Forces]] | ||

(more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms) | (more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms) | ||

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- | ===== Capstone Courses (Typically taught at the end of year 3 and in year 4) ===== | ||

- | More about the [[.:capphil|philosophy of Capstones]] | ||

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- | * [[.:home:cmhome|Classical Mechanics]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:emhome|Electricity & Magnetism]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:qmhome|Quantum Mechanics]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:mmhome|Math Methods]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:ophome|Optics]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:smhome|Statistical Physics]] | ||

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- | ===== Mathematics Courses ===== | ||

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- | * [[.:home:mvhome|Multivariable Calculus]] | ||

- | * [[.:home:vchome|Vector Calculus]] | ||