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:TR TOME 124 
PHYS 11002 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: David Mertens, 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:W TOME 105 1030:TR TOME 124 
PHYS 11003 
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:M TOME 105 1030:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Trevor Smith 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. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

0930:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13202 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Brett Pearson Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required

1330: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. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

0830:F TOME 103 0830: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. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

1330:F TOME 103 0830:MW TOME 115 
PHYS 20801 
Introductory Astrophysics Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
An introduction to the physical basis of astronomy, including discussion of the creation and evolution of the solar system, the stars, and galaxies. Astronomical measurement and units, and dynamical systems, such as binary star systems and star clusters, will be discussed. Similar to Physics 108 or Physics 110, but with additional emphasis on mathematical analysis of astrophysical phenomena. Prerequisite: 131 or 141 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

1030:TR TOME 213 
PHYS 21201 
Introduction to Relativistic and Quantum Physics Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
Completion of both PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 fulfills the WR Requirement.

1330:TF TOME 213 
PHYS 28201 
Introduction to Theoretical Physics Instructor: Robert Boyle 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.This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

1330:MR TOME 103 
PHYS 33101 
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Instructor: Trevor Smith 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 213 
PHYS 36101 
Lasers and Optics Instructor: Brett Pearson 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.

1030:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 39201 
Junior Seminar Instructor: Windsor Morgan 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 41201 
Advanced Electrodynamics and Plasmas Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
A continuation of the topics covered in Physics 312 with an emphasis on electromagnetic waves in air, in conductors, and in space plasmas. Possible projects include the reflection and transmission of electromagnetic waves at an interface, waveguides, plasma waves in space, electromagnetic radiation from antennas, and the equilibrium and stability of plasmas. Prerequisite: 312 or permission of instructor. Offered only occasionally.

1030:TR TOME 227 
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. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

1500:W TOME 213 
PHYS 55001 
Automated Telescope Instrumentation Instructor: David Mertens Course Description:

