PHYS 11001 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: Robert Boyle 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.

1900:T TOME 105 1030:MWF TOME 124 
PHYS 11002 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: Windsor Morgan 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.

1330:T TOME 105 0900:TR TOME 115 
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:MR TOME 103 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Lars English 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.

1230:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13202 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Brett Pearson 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 14201 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: David Mertens Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Three twohour workshop sessions a week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite : 141.

0930:F TOME 103 0930:MW TOME 115 
PHYS 14202 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: David Mertens Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Three twohour workshop sessions a week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 132 and 142. Prerequisite : 141.

1330:F TOME 103 0930:MW TOME 115 
PHYS 21201 
Introduction to Relativistic and Quantum Physics Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager 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.

1030:MWF TOME 213 1330:R TOME 213 
PHYS 28201 
Introduction to Theoretical Physics Instructor: David Jackson Course Description:
A projectcentered approach to topics in theoretical physics. Projects will be selected to motivate a review of multivariable calculus and then stimulate the investigation of a number of mathematical tools including the nabla operator, Gauss' and Stokes' theorem, Legendre and Bessel functions, and Fourier analysis. The applications of some topics in linear algebra and the theory of functions of a complex variable may also be examined. Prerequisite: 211 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MATH 171 or permission of the instructor.

0930:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 30601 
Intermediate Astrophysics: Stellar Interiors Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:
A projectbased course in selected areas of astrophysics closely allied to the development of the physical sciences in the twentieth century, including atomic spectroscopy, stellar atmospheres and stellar magnetic fields, nuclear reactions, energy generation and nucleosynthesis in stars; the structure and evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres. Prerequisite: 211 and 212 or permission of instructor.

1030:TR TOME 213 
PHYS 33101 
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
The basic laws of thermodynamics are derived from principles of statistical mechanics. Thus, the laws governing our macroscopic world are seen as fundamentally statistical in nature. Familiar quantities, like temperature and pressure, will be rediscovered, and new ones, like entropy and free energy, will be developed and applied to realworld problems in engineering, condensedmatter physics, and chemistry. We will conclude with an examination of phase transitions and quantum statistics. Prerequisite: 211, 212. Offered every two years.

0900:TR TOME 231 
PHYS 36101 
Introduction to Plasma Physics Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
Topics to be selected from areas such as atomic, nuclear, plasma, or solid state physics, or modern optics and acoustics, or advanced electronics. Prerequisite: 211 and 212. Onehalf or one course credit.

1330:TF TOME 213 
PHYS 39201 
Junior Seminar Instructor: Brett Pearson Course Description:
This course revolves around student reports and discussions on several topics in contemporary physics. Emphasis is on the development of bibliographic skill, seminar presentation and report writing techniques as well as increasing the breadth and depth of the student's knowledge of recent research. Preparation for senior research and life after Dickinson will also be topics of discussion. Prerequisite: Physics major junior status. Onehalf course credit.

1330:W 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 55001 
Interfacing a Solar Air Heater with a Methane Producing Digester Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:


PHYS 56001 
Synchronization of Electronic Oscillators Instructor: Lars English Course Description:

