PHYS 11001 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: Laura Watson Course Description:
Introduction to the modern concepts of the physical nature of the astronomical universe. Cosmology and the structure and evolution of the stars and galaxies. A terminal laboratory course for nonscience students. Three hours classroom, one twohour laboratory a week. This course will not count toward major requirements in physics.

0900:TR TOME 103 1330:T TOME 105 
PHYS 11401 
Climate Change and Renewable Energies Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
An introduction to the physics of global climate change and a handson exposure to
several types of renewable energy. The first third of this projectcentered course
introduces the basic physical principles of global climate change with a focus on
radiative equilibrium, greenhouse effect, energy balance, and entropy. Since the energy sources of an energetically sustainable future will consist of renewable energies and possibly thermonuclear fusion energy, the remaining two thirds of the course is devoted to an exploration of wind turbines, solar concentrators, thermoelectric convertors, and photovoltaic systems. This course will not count toward major requirements in physics. Offered every two years.

1330:TR TOME 101 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
An introduction to basic physics topics using the workshop method. This method combines inquirybased cooperative learning with the comprehensive use of computer tools for data acquisition, data analysis and mathematical modeling. Topics in thermodynamics, electricity, electronics and magnetism are covered. Additional topics in chaos or nuclear radiation are introduced. Basic calculus concepts are used throughout the course. Recommended for physical science, mathematics, and preengineering students and for biology majors preparing for graduate study. Three twohour sessions per week. (Students enrolled in Physics 132 who have completed Mathematics 170 are encouraged to continue their mathematics preparation while taking physics by enrolling in Mathematics 171.) Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite: 131 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 170.

0930:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13202 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
An introduction to basic physics topics using the workshop method. This method combines inquirybased cooperative learning with the comprehensive use of computer tools for data acquisition, data analysis and mathematical modeling. Topics in thermodynamics, electricity, electronics and magnetism are covered. Additional topics in chaos or nuclear radiation are introduced. Basic calculus concepts are used throughout the course. Recommended for physical science, mathematics, and preengineering students and for biology majors preparing for graduate study. Three twohour sessions per week. (Students enrolled in Physics 132 who have completed Mathematics 170 are encouraged to continue their mathematics preparation while taking physics by enrolling in Mathematics 171.) Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite: 131 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 170.

1330:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 14201 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Stephen Strickland Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Three onehour lectures and one threehour lab per week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite: 141 or 131.

1330:R TOME 105 1130:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14202 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Stephen Strickland Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Three onehour lectures and one threehour lab per week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite: 141 or 131.

1330:F TOME 105 1130:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 21201 
Introduction to Relativistic and Quantum Physics Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
Completion of both PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 fulfills the WID Requirement. A projectbased course focusing on special relativity and quantum physics. Projects, such as the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation, relativistic mass increase, or the investigation of delayed choice experiments, are used to understand the concepts of the atom, nuclear structure, relativity, and quantum mechanics. Prerequisite: 132 or 142, and Math 171 or permission of instructor. NOTE: Completion of both 211 and 212 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.

1330:W TOME 103 1030:TR TOME 213 
PHYS 28201 
Introduction to Theoretical Physics Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:
A rigorous survey of mathematical topics and techniques that are commonly used in theoretical physics. Topics include vector analysis, differential equations, power series, linear algebra, tensors, and vector calculus (gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, and so on). The primary focus of this course is on solving problems as a means to improve students confidence and understanding of mathematics within the context of physical systems. Prerequisite: 211 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MATH 171 or permission of the instructor.

1330:TF TOME 103 
PHYS 31101 
Dynamics & Chaos Instructor: Laura Watson Course Description:
An advanced treatment of classical mechanics using vector calculus and the calculus of variations, as well as an introduction to the analysis of chaotic systems. Topics will include: the dynamics of systems of particles and conservation laws; linear and nonlinear oscillators; iterative maps and the route to chaos; central force motion; rigid body motion; noninertial reference frames and fictitious forces; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of dynamics. The course will also focus heavily on analytical and problemsolving techniques. Prerequisite: 211 and 282 or permission of the instructor.

0930:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 36101 
Electrons in Materials Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
This course will examine the behavior of the electron when it finds itself in the confines of a crystal lattice. We look at the quantum states and energies available to electrons in periodic potentials, electronic band structure and occupation, and the resulting electronic properties of various classes of materials such as insulators, metals, and semiconductors. The course will also cover semiconductor devices and how they work from a fundamental perspective. Students are assumed to have taken Phys 132 and Phys 212, and therefore to have some familiarity with introductory quantum mechanics; some prior exposure to thermodynamics/statistical mechanics is helpful but not assumed. The course should be of particular interest to students interested in engineering, including (but not limited to) students on the physicsengineering or 32 engineering track.

1130:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 49201 
Senior Research Seminar Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:
Integration of theory and experiment in the conduct of research in contemporary physics or astrophysics, normally conducted in groups. The course emphasizes collaborative research, investigative techniques, and oral and written communication, and culminates in a colloquium presentation and a paper. The two semester sequence (491 & 492 or 491 + Independent Research for candidates for honors in the major) are required for the major.

1500:W TOME 213 
PHYS 50001 
Mechanics of Continuous Media Instructor: Stephen Strickland Course Description:


PHYS 50002 
Python for Physics & Astronomy Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:


PHYS 55001 
RealTime Analysis of Photometric Data from the Michael Britton Telescope Instructor: Laura Watson Course Description:

