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PHYS0220A-W17

CRN: 11379

Introduction to Mathematica
Introduction to Mathematica
Mathematica is a scientific software application that consists of a flexible high-level programming language with thousands of powerful built-in functions for symbolic, numeric, and graphical computation typical of physics and other quantitative fields. Undergraduates can use Mathematica for coursework, senior projects, and throughout their professional careers. In this course we will focus on the principles at the core of Mathematica and how these principles unify such a great range of computational capabilities. (PHYS 0109 and 0110; Recommended: MATH 0200 and a traditional “computer programming course” in high school or college)

PHYS0500B-W17

CRN: 10267

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500C-W17

CRN: 10268

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500D-W17

CRN: 10659

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500E-W17

CRN: 10269

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500H-W17

CRN: 10314

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0500I-W17

CRN: 11184

Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)

PHYS0704A-W17

CRN: 10904

Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.

PHYS0705B-W17

CRN: 10270

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS0705C-W17

CRN: 10271

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS0705D-W17

CRN: 10661

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS0705E-W17

CRN: 10272

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS0705H-W17

CRN: 10315

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS0705I-W17

CRN: 11185

Senior Research & Thesis
Senior Research and Thesis
Independent research in the fall, winter, and spring terms culminating in a written thesis (two units total). (Approval required)

PHYS1105A-W17

CRN: 11380

Ancient Astronomy
Ancient Astronomy
In this course we will learn about astronomy through the lens of ancient civilizations. By studying the civilizations of the Babylonians and Greeks, as well as selected civilizations around the world, we will learn how ancient astronomers determined the sizes of the Earth and Moon as well as distances to bodies in the solar system and how celestial phenomena motivated religious and cultural practice. We will employ hands-on, lab-like activities, and naked-eye observations of the sky along with moderate use of mathematics to learn how our ancestors understood our place in the cosmos.

Department of Physics

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753