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72 Courses


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NE189 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NE189A 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. NE189A and NE189B are follow-on variants of NE189.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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NE189B 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. NE189A and NE189B are follow-on variants of NE189.

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NE289 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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NE289A 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. NE289A and NE289B are follow-on variants of NE289.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NE289B 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGR 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in nuclear engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. NE289A and NE289B are follow-on variants of NE289.

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NE300 2022-1 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides the student with an understanding of the fundamental physical principles involved in radioactive decay, radiation interaction with matter, nuclear fission, and nuclear fuel material properties. The course covers neutron interactions with matter, fission, neutron lifecycle, neutron moderation, and reactor criticality. This course is essential for the nuclear engineer and is an excellent choice for the applied scientist.
2024 2
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NE350 2019-2 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on nuclear engineering systems including radiation protection, shielding, and the uses of radioactive sources in industrial processes. Specific topics emphasize the operation of radiation detectors, shielding principles, health effects of radiation, radiological dispersion devices, and nuclear incidents. A design project applies the concepts presented in this course to the solution of practical problems.
2024 2
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2027 2

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NE355 2019-2 NUCLEAR REACTOR ENGINEERING 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on nuclear reactor systems, the release of nuclear energy in the reactor core, and its removal as heat for producing electric power. Specific topics emphasize reactor kinetics, heterogeneous reactors, control rods and shim, reactor poisons, heat transfer, and alternative energy systems. The fundamentals of transport theory and the solution to the transport equation using Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNPX) transport code are introduced. The laboratory component includes a student-designed lab.
2024 2
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NE361 2019-2 COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN NE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is a required course for nuclear engineering and nuclear engineering science majors. This course consists of an introduction to radioactive decay, radiation interactions and transport, and detailed instruction in the use and application of advanced nuclear engineering computational tools culminating in the design of a nuclear engineering system. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the science and theory behind modeling nuclear phenomena along with practical exposure to industry- standard computational tools used to design reactors, radiation shields, detectors and other nuclear systems. Specific topics include: radiation interactions and the Boltzmann transport equation, theory of deterministic and Monte Carlo methods for radiation transport, radioactive decay, problem solving using deterministic and Monte Carlo computer simulations, design of nuclear engineering systems, and analysis and validation of computational results.
2024 2
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NE389 2019-1 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced nuclear or radiological engineering procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear or radiological engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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NE389A 2019-1 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced nuclear or radiological engineering procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in nuclear or radiological engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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NE400 2008-2 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This seminar will meet once each week and will include all first class cadets majoring in nuclear engineering. The seminar topics will address the concerns of professional nuclear engineers such as engineering ethics, economics, and licensing procedures. Guest lecturers will discuss topics of current interest in the field of nuclear engineering to include DoD initiatives in the FA52 (Nuclear Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction). Much of the seminar material will be presented by guest lecturers from the military, industrial, and academic communities.
2024 2
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NE450 2019-2 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on the operation of nuclear and fusion weapons, and the effects of a nuclear weapon detonation. Specific topics emphasize blast effects, thermal radiation, initial radiation and fallout, electromagnetic pulse, biological effects of radiation, and the policy issues associated with weapons of mass destruction. Extension problems with design components apply the concepts presented in NE450 to the solution of practical problems.
2024 2
2025 1
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NE452 2020-1 INSTRUMENTATION AND SHIELDING 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on nuclear instrumentation and radiation detectors, and on biological and material radiation protection through shielding. Specific topics include a study of radiation, and radiation detection devices to include: ionization chambers, proportional counters, Geiger-Mueller counters, scintillation detectors, semiconductor diode detectors, germanium and sodium iodide gamma-ray detectors, and neutron detectors. Radiation shielding, as a force protection measure, includes the design, analysis, and confirmation of radiation shields using point kernel and removal diffusion methods. Emphasis is placed on practical application of the radiation detection instruments and the associated acquisition software.
2025 1
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NE461 2024-1 ADV COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN NE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is a mandatory course for Nuclear Engineering majors. The course relies on skills and techniques introduced in NE361 (Computational Design in Nuclear Engineering) and NE355 (Nuclear Reactor Engineering) along with advanced computer codes to design solutions to problems involving advanced reactor concepts, nuclear fuel cycles, nuclear shielding, unstructured mesh Monte Carlo problems, and radiographic imaging. The course includes reinforcement of a variety of computational solutions to the Boltzmann transport equation to include discrete ordinates and Monte Carlo simulations of subcritical and critical assemblies for thermal and fast reactor designs. The course includes a significant design experience where cadets will optimize a complex shielding problem using an unstructured mesh applied to a solid model CAD design. Analysis includes social, political, economic and environmental factors surrounding advanced reactors and shield designs.
2025 1
2026 1
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NE474 2020-1 RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on application of radiation interactions with matter, biological effects of ionizing radiation, and radiological dose assessment. Specific topics emphasize radiation transformations, kinetics and particle interactions, early and late biological effects of radiation, internal and external exposure and dose calculations, radiation safety regulations, and application of health physics principles to reduce hazards in nuclear engineering.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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NE489 2013-1 ADV IND STDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced nuclear or radiological engineering procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential features of independent research in nuclear or radiological engineering. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project currently in progress in the Department and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. The program director will determine the applicable amount MA, BS and ET credit for each course offering, when required.
2024 2
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NE489A 2013-2 ADV IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Same as NE489.
2024 2
2025 1
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NE495 2020-1 ADV NUC SYSTEM DESIGN PROJ I 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is the first course in a two-semester capstone design experience. The course provides experience in the integration of math, science, and engineering principles into a comprehensive nuclear system design project. The design project emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to total system design providing multiple paths to a number of feasible and acceptable solutions which meet the stated performance requirements. Design teams are required to develop product specifications, generate alternatives, make practical engineering approximations, and perform appropriate analysis to support the technical feasibility of the design, make decisions leading to an optimal system design, and brief their interim results during in-process reviews (IPRs). Topics such as engineering economics and the Code of Federal Regulations are introduced. Computational codes such as MCNP and other nuclear industry codes specific to the project will be introduced.
2025 1
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NE496 2019-2 ADV NUC SYSTEM DESIGN PROJ II 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is the second course in a two-semester capstone design experience. The course provides experience in the integration of math, science, and engineering principles into a comprehensive nuclear system design project. The design project emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to total system design providing multiple paths to a number of feasible and acceptable solutions which meet the stated performance requirements. Design teams are required to develop product specifications, generate alternatives, make practical engineering approximations, and perform appropriate analysis to support the technical feasibility of the design, make decisions leading to an optimal system design, and brief their interim results during in-process reviews (IPRs). During this course, the design project is completed and presented to the project sponsor.
2024 2
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2026 2
2027 2

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PH189 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY PHYSICS 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
PH189A 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY PHYSICS 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. PH189A and PH189B are follow-on variants of PH189.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
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2027 1
2027 2

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PH189B 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY PHYSICS 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. PH189A and PH189B are follow-on variants of PH189.
2026 1

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PH201 2023-1 PHYSICS I 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This required, calculus-based core physics course consists of a comprehensive study of classical mechanics. The course is designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the use of the scientific method to solve complex problems. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, torque, momentum, and rotational motion. An integrated laboratory program illustrates basic scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories. The core physics program is designed to demonstrate the relevance of physics to military technology and to help prepare future Army leaders to anticipate and adapt to technological change.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH202 2023-1 PHYSICS II 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This calculus-based core physics course consists of a comprehensive study of electricity and magnetism. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss's Law, magnetic fields, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, circuits (direct current and alternating current), electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, and elements of modern physics. An integrated laboratory program illustrates basic scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories. The core physics program is designed to demonstrate the relevance of physics to military technology and to help prepare future Army leaders to anticipate and adapt to technological change.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
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2026 1
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PH206 2019-2 PHYSICS II 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This calculus-based, core physics course consists of a detailed study of rotating rigid bodies, fluid mechanics, electrostatics and magnetism, direct and alternating current circuits, electromagnetic waves, the wave and particle natures of light. The course is designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the use of the scientific method to solve problems. An integrated laboratory program illustrates more advanced scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories. This course features an introduction of new material and "depth" reinforcement of select PH205 concepts relevant to continued engineering education through a rigorous theoretical and mathematical curriculum.
2027 1
2027 8

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PH251 2023-1 ADVANCED PHYSICS I 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This required, calculus-based advanced core physics course consists of a comprehensive study of classical mechanics. The course is designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the use of the scientific method to solve complex problems. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton?s laws, work, energy, torque, momentum, and rotational motion. An integrated laboratory program illustrates basic scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories. The core physics program is designed to demonstrate the relevance of physics to military technology and to help prepare future Army leaders to anticipate and adapt to technological change.
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH252 2023-1 ADVANCED PHYSICS II 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This calculus-based advanced core physics course consists of a comprehensive study of electricity and magnetism. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss's Law, magnetic fields, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, circuits (direct current and alternating current), electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, and elements of modern physics. An integrated laboratory program illustrates basic scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories. The core physics program is designed to demonstrate the relevance of physics to military technology and to help prepare future Army leaders to anticipate and adapt to technological change.
2025 1
2025 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH255 2019-2 ADVANCED PHYSICS I 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Advanced Physics I offers an in-depth coverage of the concepts and principles covered in PH205 through a more rigorous theoretical and mathematical approach. The course features a robust laboratory program, including advanced laboratory techniques and comprehensive characterization and propagation of uncertainties.
2026 2

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PH256 2019-2 ADVANCED PHYSICS II 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Advanced Physics II offers an in-depth coverage of the concepts and principles covered in PH206 through a more rigorous theoretical and mathematical approach. The course features a robust laboratory program, including advanced laboratory techniques and comprehensive characterization and propagation of uncertainties.

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PH289 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY PHYSICS 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH289A 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY PHYSICS 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. PH289A and PH289B are follow-on variants of PH289.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH289B 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY PHYSICS 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in physics on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. PH289A and PH289B are follow-on variants of PH289.

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PH361 2005-1 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 3.5
(BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides instruction and experimental experiences designed to exercise the student's knowledge of classical and modern physics and to extend his or her familiarity with equipment and techniques used in a physical science laboratory. Cadets, working in groups, execute and report on experimental projects. The program of instruction includes familiarization with electronics and instrumentation, data analysis, and laboratory procedures and practices. Knowledge and skills acquired in this course are essential for subsequent laboratory work in solid state physics, nuclear physics, and optics.

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PH365 2019-2 MODERN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course introduces special relativity and the fundamental concepts of quantum physics with application to atomic physics and nuclear physics in order to prepare cadets for advanced study of science and engineering, especially quantum mechanics, statistical physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, laser physics, medical radiation physics, and nuclear engineering. This course will also be of interest to any cadet who wishes to gain a deeper appreciation of the natural world or of the technology of the 21st Century.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2026 1
2026 2
2026 8
2027 1
2027 2
2027 8

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PH366 2013-2 APPLIED QUANTUM PHYSICS 3.5
(BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course uses the experimental and laboratory skills developed in PH361 to explore the applications of the 20th Century developments studied in PH365. The topics covered will vary but may include molecular structure, the properties of solids including metals and semiconductors, nuclear physics, and elementary particle physics.

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PH381 2020-1 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course continues the development of physical principles introduced in the core physics curriculum. Direct application of Newton's laws is used to analyze phenomena such as projectile motion with air resistance, charged particle motion, and motion in a central force field. Harmonic, driven, and damped oscillations are studied in depth, as are systems of coupled oscillators. The formalism of Lagrangian mechanics is studied in depth. The mathematical tools of classical mechanics are introduced, to include vector fields, line integrals, the calculus of variations, linear algebra, and eigenvalue equations. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.
2024 8
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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PH382 2020-1 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRODYNAMICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course continues the study of classical electrodynamics introduced in the introductory physics sequence by developing the differential forms of the Maxwell equations and applying them to boundary value problems in two and three dimensions. In addition, scalar and vector potentials are introduced, multipole field expansions are developed for complex sources, electromagnetic fields in dielectric and magnetic media are studied, the propagation of electromagnetic waves in conducting and nonconducting media is considered and electromagnetic radiation is introduced. The course concludes with the study of the connection between special relativity and electrodynamics. This course provides an essential foundation for courses in optics, lasers, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics.
2024 8
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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PH384 2019-2 APPLIED OPTICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides intermediate development in the concepts of geometric, wave, and quantum optics. Primary coverage includes common optical devices, light transmission through optical media, diffraction, interference and polarization. Applied topics typically include: Fourier optics, holography, imaging, atmospheric effects, optical and infrared detectors, nonlinear optics, and tactical employment considerations.
2024 2
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 2
2027 2

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PH389 2019-1 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=1.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH389A 2019-1 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS-A 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH389B 2024-2 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS-B 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2

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PH456 2020-1 SCIENCE AND POLICY 3.0
(BS=2.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course challenges cadets to draw upon their core academic experience to analyze complex policy issues. The relationship and interaction between social, political, economic, and technological dimensions of these issues are explored. Emphasis is given to gaining an understanding of both the power and limitations of science and scientific thinking when confronting problems in the policy arena.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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PH481 2020-1 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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PH482 2019-2 ADVANCED CLASSICAL MECHAN 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course continues the development of concepts introduced in PH381. Hamiltonian mechanics is explored using the calculus of variations to provide a foundation for connecting classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. The two-body central force problem, the mechanics of rotating systems, and scattering theory are studied in depth. The mathematical techniques associated with cylindrical, spherical, and curvilinear coordinates are introduced, as are the basic principles of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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PH484 2020-1 INTERMEDIATE QUANTUM MECHANICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is the first in a two-course sequence in Quantum Mechanics. This course begins with a basic introduction to the fundamental postulates of quantum theory. These postulates are then used to develop Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Schroedinger's equation. Solutions to Schroedinger's equation are sought, first for relatively simple systems such as square wells and harmonic oscillators, and then for the hydrogen atom. The properties of the hydrogen atom are studied in detail. The course also covers approximation methods used for physical systems with small perturbing forces acting on them.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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PH485 2020-1 LASER PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides a combined theoretical and experimental investigation into the realm of coherent optical radiation generation, amplification, propagation, and application. Cadets apply the basic principles of electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics to analyze specific laser systems. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of laser systems, and experiments are performed to demonstrate properties of specific systems. Selected topics in modern optical engineering are explored to illustrate basic applications of various systems. Laser theory is investigated using semiclassical methods.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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PH486 2019-2 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 3.5
(BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides instruction and experimental experiences designed to exercise the cadet?s knowledge of classical and modern physics and to extend their familiarity with equipment and techniques used in a physical science laboratory. Cadets, working in groups or by themselves, integrate a variety of physics theories and experimental techniques. The program of instruction includes applications of electronics and instrumentation, data analysis, and laboratory procedures and practices.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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PH487 2019-2 ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This is the second in a two-course sequence on Quantum Mechanics. This course covers the application of the fundamentals learned in the first course of the sequence. The topics include, but are not limited to perturbation theory (time independent and time dependent), the variational principle, the WKB approximation, the adiabatic approximation, and quantum scattering.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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PH489 2013-1 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential features of independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project currently in progress in the Department, and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH489A 2013-2 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is a second course in an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to foster the student's continued development of the essential features of independent research in physics. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the student continues with a research project currently in progress in the Department, and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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PH489B 1990-2 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=1.0, ET=2.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Similar to PH489 and PH489A but offered to students who have already completed those versions.

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PH495 2011-2 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is taught by the Class of 1967 Endowed Chair or another faculty member who is not occupying an authorized USMA position, including any visiting scholar with a distinguished record of academic and professional achievement in the field of engineering, science, and technology. The Special Topics in Physics course focuses on topical issues that reflect the technical expertise of the Chair or visiting scholar. Students will apply math, science, and engineering fundamentals they have learned to these studies.
2027 2

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SP189 2018-7 INTRO IND STUDY SPACE SCIENCE 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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SP189A 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY SPACE SCIENCE 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP189A and B are follow-on variants of SP189.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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SP189B 2019-1 INTRO IND STUDY SPACE SCIENCE 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP189A and B are follow-on variants of SP189.
2026 2

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SP275X 2023-2 SPACE PHYSICS 4.0
(BS=4.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Calculus-based core physics course serving as an introduction to space physics. The course includes an introduction to orbital mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and space weather. The course is designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the use of the scientific method to solve problems. All topics will feed into understanding the capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities of the warfighter's space-based assets. Additionally, an integrated laboratory program illustrates basic scientific techniques and serves to stimulate intellectual curiosity through discovery laboratories that are entirely related to the warfighter's space-based assets. This core physics course is designed to demonstrate the relevance of physics to military space-based technology and to help prepare future Army leaders to anticipate and adapt to technological change. **This is a pilot course and must be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee NLT 24-1 to continue.**
2024 2

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SP289 2018-7 INTERM IND STUDY SPACE SCI 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 7

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SP289A 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY SPACE SCIENCE 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP289A and SP289B are follow-on variants of SP289.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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SP289B 2019-1 INTERM IND STUDY SPACE SCIENCE 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP289A and SP289B are follow-on variants of SP289.
2024 2

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SP389 2019-1 IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2026 7
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
SP389A 2019-1 IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP389A and SP389B are follow-on variants of SP389.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
SP389B 2019-1 IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP389A and SP389B are follow-on variants of SP389.
2024 2
2026 2
2027 2

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SP471 2024-1 ASTRONAUTICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an introduction to the history, principles, and challenges of space and astronautics by way of examination of the following topics: historical satellite and space-related events; orbits; orbital mechanics; science of spacecraft subsystems including, but not limited to, satellite communications, remote-sensing payloads, power subsystems, thermal subsystems, and attitude determination and control subsystems; launch vehicles; and rocket and propulsion systems.
2025 1
2026 1

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SP472 2024-1 SPACE PHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Space Physics is concerned with understanding the environment between the sun and the Earth's upper atmosphere as well as the environment within the entire heliosphere. This course provides understanding of the structure and dynamics of the Sun, including solar events such as sun spots, prominences, coronal mass ejections and solar flares. That understanding is then used as a basis to understand the solar wind and its influence on the heliosphere to include influences on our terrestrial magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere. In addition, magnetospheric storms and auroral precipitation are among phenomena studied in the context of their effects on spacecraft, satellites, and also terrestrial systems and life in general.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 2
2026 2

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SP473 2020-1 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY 3.5
(BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an introduction to the history, principles, and application of astronomical observation focusing on visual, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques. Cadets will be introduced to the methods and tools employed in modern astronomical observatories. Emphasis is placed on data analysis and statistics, geometrical and physical optics of telescopes, time systems, catalogs, and images obtained by telescopes equipped with light detectors. The course will include real-time observation of celestial objects, starting with objects in our solar system and expanding to the Milky Way.
2027 1

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SP473 2024-1 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY 3.5
(BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an introduction to the history, principles, and application of astronomical observation focusing on visual, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques. Cadets will be introduced to the methods and tools employed in modern astronomical observatories. Emphasis is placed on data analysis and statistics, geometrical and physical optics of telescopes, time systems, catalogs, and images obtained by telescopes equipped with light detectors. The course will include real-time observation of celestial objects, starting with objects in our solar system and expanding to the Milky Way.
2025 1
2026 1

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SP474 2024-1 ASTROPHYSICS 3.0
(BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an introduction to Astrophysics and is a study of stellar structure and evolution, galactic structure, and cosmology. Phenomena of interest include quasars, black holes, supernovae and the cosmic microwave background radiation. Special emphasis will be placed on those galactic phenomena, such as Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) and Anomalous Cosmic Rays (ACRs), which have an impact on our heliosphere. Supporting topics include an overview of orbital mechanics and relevant physics, observation techniques, and nuclear physics.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2
2028 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
SP489 2019-1 ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
SP489A 2019-1 ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP489A and SP489B are follow-on variants to SP489.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
SP489B 2019-1 ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in space and missile defense on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but the primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in space and missile defense. With the approval of the Head of the Department, the cadet chooses a research project of interest and is supervised by a faculty member conducting the research. SP489A and SP489B are follow-on variants to SP489.
2026 2