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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]].)
 +===== 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 =====
 +  * [[.: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) =====
-==== Paradigms Courses ==== +==== Fall of Year 3 ==== 
-More about the [[.:paraphil|philosophy of Paradigms]]+ * [[.:home:syhome|Symmetries and Idealizations]] 
 +  * [[.:home:vfhome|Static Vector Fields]] 
 +  * [[.:home:oshome|Oscillations]]
-=== Fall === +==== Winter of Year 3 ====   
- * [[.:symmetries:symmetries|Symmetries and Idealizations]] +  * [[.:home:prhome|Preface]] 
-  * [[.:vectorfields:vectorfields|Static Vector Fields]] +  * [[.:home:sphome|Quantum Measurements and Spin (Old)]] 
-  * [[.:oscillations:oscillations|Oscillations]] +  * [[.:home:sphomecam|Quantum Measurements and Spin 2]] 
-=== Winter ===  +  * [[.:home:wvhome|One-Dimensional Waves]] 
-  * [[courses:home:prefacehome|Preface]] +  * [[.:home:cfhome|Central Forces]]
-  * [[.:spins:spins|Spins]] +
-  * [[.:waves:waves|Waves]] +
-  * [[.:cforces:cforces|Central Forces]]+
(more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms) (more about the [[.:qmorder|order]] of the Quantum Paradigms)
-=== Spring ===   
-  * [[.:periodicsys:periodicsys|Periodic Potentials]] 
-  * [[.:thermo:thermo|Energy and Entropy]] 
-  * [[.:rframes:rframes|Reference Frames]] 
 +==== 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]]
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-==== Capstone Courses ==== 
-More about the [[.:capphil|philosophy of Capstones]] 
- 
-  * [[.:cmcap:cmcap|Classical Mechanics]] 
-  * [[.:emcap:emcap|Electricity & Magnetism]] 
-  * [[.:qmcap:qmcap|Quantum Mechanics]] 
-  * [[.:mathcap:mathcap|Math Methods]] 
-  * [[.:optics:optics|Optics]] 
-  * [[.:statcap:statcap|Statistical Physics]] 
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-==== Mathematics Courses ==== 
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-  * [[..:topic:bridge|Vector Calculus]] 

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