PHYS 10901 
Astronomy w/Lab Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager 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.This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

1330:W TOME 105 0900:TR TOME 115 
PHYS 11001 
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.This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

1330:M TOME 105 1030:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: David Reed 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.

1030:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13202 
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. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

1230: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 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 105 
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 31501 
Principles of Medical Imaging Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
This course will examine the physical principles that allow physicians to look inside the human body and will investigate how these principles are implemented in practice. This course will involve some handson projects, with possible topics including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), medical ultrasound, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Prerequisite: 212 and MATH 270 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Normally offered every other year.

0900:TR TOME 213 
PHYS 36101 
Physical Climate Modeling Instructor: David Reed Course Description:
Crosslisted with ERSC 31102.

1330:MR TOME 121 
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 227 
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: 282 and at least one 300 level physics course, or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Normally offered every other year

1030:MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 49201 
Senior Research Seminar Instructor: Brett Pearson 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.

1330:W TOME 213 
PHYS 50001 
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Instructor: David Mertens Course Description:


PHYS 50002 
Intermediate Astrophyics: Stars Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:

