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CRN: 90003 
Newtonian Physics
Newtonian Physics
This course examines motion as it occurs throughout the universe. Topics covered include inertia, force, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, linear momentum, collisions, gravitation, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum, and oscillatory motion. Emphasis is on practical applications in physics, engineering, the life sciences, and everyday life. Laboratory work and lecture demonstrations illustrate basic physical principles. (Students in PHYS 0109 should be enrolled concurrently in MATH 0121 or MATH 0122 or have completed a high school or college calculus course.) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 90009 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 90011 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 90014 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 90019 
Newtonian Physics


CRN: 90617 
Electricity & Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism
The physical principles of electricity and magnetism are developed and applied to the electrical structure of matter and the electromagnetic nature of light. Practical topics from electricity and magnetism include voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, and AC and DC circuits. Laboratory work includes an introduction to electronics and to important instruments such as the oscilloscope. (PHYS 0109; MATH 0122 concurrent or prior) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 90618 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 91148 
Electricity & Magnetism


CRN: 90026 
Introduction to the Universe
An Introduction to the Universe
Our universe comprises billions of galaxies in a rapidly expanding fabric. How did it begin? Will it expand forever, or how may it end? How do the stars that compose the galaxies evolve from their births in clouds of gas, through the tranquility of middle age, to their often violent deaths? How can scientists even hope to answer such cosmic questions from our vantage point on a small planet, orbiting a very ordinary star? Are there other planets, orbiting other stars, where intelligent beings may be pondering similar issues? This introductory astronomy course, designed for nonscience majors, will explore these and other questions. Students will also become familiar with the night sky, both as part of our natural environment and as a scientific resource, through independent observations and sessions at the College Observatory. The approach requires no collegelevel mathematics, but students should expect to do quantitative calculations using scientific notation and occasionally to use elementary highschool algebra. (Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 0155 and PHYS 0165.) 3 hrs. lect./ hrs. lab./disc.


CRN: 90033 
Introduction to the Universe


CRN: 90035 
Introduction to the Universe


CRN: 90037 
Introduction to the Universe


CRN: 90094 
Relativity And Quantum Physics
Relativity and Quantum Physics
This course probes a number of areas for which classical physics has provided no adequate explanations. Topics covered include Einstein's special relativity, quantization of atomic energy levels and photons, the atomic models of Rutherford and Bohr, and waveparticle duality. (PHYS 0109, MATH 0122; PHYS 0110 concurrent or prior) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 91062 
Electronics For Scientists
Electronics for Scientists
An introduction to modern electronic circuits and devices, emphasizing both physical operation and practical use. Transistors and integrated circuits are considered in both analog and digital applications. Examples and laboratory experiments stress measurement and control applications in the physical and biological sciences. Students will gain handson familiarity with the design, use, and troubleshooting of electronic instrumentation. (PHYS 0110 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 91063 
Electronics For Scientists


CRN: 90104 
Intermediate Electromagnetism
Intermediate Electromagnetism
The unified description of electricity and magnetism is one of the greatest triumphs of physics. This course provides a thorough grounding in the nature of electric and magnetic fields and their interaction with matter. Mathematical techniques appropriate to the solution of problems in electromagnetism are also introduced. The primary emphasis is on static fields, with the full timedependent Maxwell equations and electromagnetic waves introduced in the final part of the course. (PHYS 0110, PHYS 0201, PHYS 0212) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 90122 
Experimental Physics
Experimental Techniques in Physics
This course will cover the design and execution of experiments, and the analysis and presentation of data, at an advanced level. Laboratory experiments will be chosen to illustrate the use of electronic, mechanical, and optical instruments to investigate fundamental physical phenomena, such as the properties of atoms and nuclei and the nature of radiation. Skills in computerbased data analysis and presentation will be developed and emphasized. This course satisfies the College writing requirement. (PHYS 0201 and PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.


CRN: 91155 
Experimental Physics


CRN: 90729 
Experimental Physics


CRN: 90123 
Experimental Physics


CRN: 91508 
Experimental Physics


CRN: 92233 
Analytical Mechanics
Analytical Mechanics
An intermediatelevel course in the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid body motion. The topics will include: analysis and application of Newton's law of mechanics; the concepts of work, energy, and power; energy conservation; momentum and momentum conservation; torque, angular momentum, and angular momentum conservation; oscillatory motion; and centralforce motion. Lagrange's and Hamilton's formulations of classical mechanics will be introduced with emphasis placed on developing problemsolving strategies and techniques. (PHYS 0109 and PHYS 0212, or by waiver; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 92234 
Statistical Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
The course opens with a review of classical thermodynamics and continues with an examination of the fundamental concepts of probability, statistics, and distribution functions. These topics are followed by indepth discussion of the concepts of energy, energy quantization, and the application of these concepts to the modeling of macroscopic systems. The remainder of the course is a study of statistical mechanics and its application to a variety of classical and quantum systems. Topics covered include statistical thermodynamics, Maxwellian distributions, imperfect gases, equipartition theorem, quantum statistics, heat capacities of solids, electromagnetic radiation, and ideal quantum gases. (PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212) 3 hrs. lect.


CRN: 90638 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 90136 
Ind. Study & Special Topic


CRN: 90767 
Ind. Study & Special Topic


CRN: 90923 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 90138 
Ind. Study & Special Topic


CRN: 90139 
Ind. Study & Special Topic


CRN: 90924 
Ind. Study & Special Topic
Independent Study and Special Topics
(Approval required)


CRN: 90140 
Ind. Study & Special Topic


CRN: 91544 
Senior Project
Senior Project
Independent research project culminating in both written and oral presentations.


CRN: 90639 
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)


CRN: 90142 
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)


CRN: 90768 
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)


CRN: 90143 
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)


CRN: 90144 
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)


CRN: 90145 
Senior Research & Thesis


CRN: 90925 
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)


CRN: 90147 
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)
