PHYS 10901 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:
Introduction to the modern concepts of the physical nature of the astronomical universe. Historical development of astronomical ideas and origin and evolution of the solar system. 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 1030:TR TOME 115 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Robert Boyle 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: 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.

1330:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 14201 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Laura Watson, PHYS STAFF 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 103 1030:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14202 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Laura Watson, PHYS STAFF 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 103 1030:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14203 
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.

1130:MWF TOME 103 1330:W TOME 103 
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:R TOME 105 1130:MWF 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 31401 
Energy & Environmental Physics Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
A projectoriented approach to the study of the thermodynamics of fossil fuel engines and devices, the physics of solar and other alternative energy sources, energy conservation principles, the physics of nuclear fission reactors and nuclear fusion research, the physics of the atmosphere, air pollution, global climate change, and ozone depletion. Examples of projects include: energy conservation analysis, and the design, construction and testing of modern wind turbines or solar energy sources. Prerequisite: 131 and 132 or 141 and 142, and 211 or permission of instructor. Offered every two years.

0900:TR TOME 101 
PHYS 40601 
Advanced Astrophysics Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:
A projectbased course in selected areas of astrophysics. Topics selected from areas of astronomy and astrophysics that require a background in dynamics and electromagnetism. Topics may include celestial mechanics and orbit determination, numerical simulation of manybody systems, galactic dynamics, spectroscopy and electrodynamics of the interstellar medium, or general relativity and cosmology. Prerequisite: 311, 312 or permission of instructor.

1330:MR TOME 213 
PHYS 43101 
Quantum Mechanics Instructor: Brett Pearson Course Description:
Basic postulates are used to develop the theoretical framework for quantum mechanics. The course deals with measurements on quantum systems, the uncertainty principle, the Schrdinger wave equation and the probability interpretation, Heisenberg's matrix mechanics eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, finite and infinite dimensional vector spaces, operator methods, and enables students to use the Dirac formalism for quantum mechanical manipulations for a variety of situations and systems. Prerequisites: 212 and 282 and at least one 300level physics course, or permission of instructor. Normally offered every other year

1030:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 49201 
Senior Research Seminar Instructor: Hans Pfister 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.

1330:TF TOME 227 
PHYS 49202 
Senior Research Seminar Instructor: Lars English 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.

1330:TF TOME 213 
PHYS 50001 
Physics of Continuous Media Instructor: Stephen Strickland Course Description:

