ASTR 11001 
Stars, Galaxies, and Beyond! Instructor: Robert Boyle, Windsor Morgan Course Description:
Modern astronomy encompasses a wide range of fascinating topics, from cuttingedge techniques used to detect and survey exosolar planets, to advances in astrophysics that reveal tantalizing glimpses into the nature of space and the beginning and possible end of our universe as a whole. This course will look at the tools and physics that astronomers utilize, as well as the electromagnetic spectrum to explore and expand our understanding of the Universe. Students will apply fundamental ideas from physics to the Sun, as well as distant objects, both within and outside our own Galaxy. Three hours classroom, one twohour laboratory a week. This course may count toward the astronomy minor.

01:30 PM03:20 PM, W TOME 105 09:30 AM10:20 AM, MWF TOME 115 
Courses Offered in PHYS 
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.

01:30 PM04:00 PM, TF TOME 103 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Windsor Morgan 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.

09:30 AM11:20 AM, 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.

01:30 PM03:20 PM, MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 14201 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Robert Boyle, David Jackson 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.

01:30 PM04:30 PM, M TOME 105 11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14202 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Brett Pearson, Robert Boyle 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.

11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 115 01:30 PM04:30 PM, T TOME 105 
PHYS 21201 
Introduction to Relativistic and Quantum Physics Instructor: David Jackson Course Description:
Completion of both PHYS 211 & 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.

09:00 AM10:15 AM, TR TOME 213 01:30 PM04:15 PM, F TOME 105 
PHYS 28201 
Introduction to Theoretical Physics Instructor: David Jackson 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.

09:30 AM10:20 AM, MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 31201 
Electrodynamics Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
This course will investigate electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electrodynamics in vacuum and in matter. Maxwell's equations of electrodynamics are developed and explored in depth. Vector calculus is used throughout this course. Possible projects include the experimental study of capacitors, the force and torque on a magnetic dipole, and an exploration of Faradayinduced electric fields. Prerequisite: 211, 212 and 282, or permission of instructor.

10:30 AM11:45 AM, TR TOME 213 
PHYS 43101 
Quantum Mechanics Instructor: Lars English 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

10:30 AM11:20 AM, MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 49201 
Advanced Laboratory Capstone II Instructor: Brett Pearson Course Description:
In this capstone experience, students will work in groups to study several advanced physics topics in detail. Potential topics include muon decay, microwave diffraction, the speed of light, pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance, and the Hall effect. The course emphasizes collaborative research, investigative techniques, oral and written communication.Prerequisite: Physics major senior status. The physics major requires either the twosemester sequence of 491 & 492 OR two semesters of PHYS 550.

01:30 PM02:45 PM, MR TOME 206 
PHYS 55001 
Design, Construction, and Testing of a PCM Based Thermal Storage Device Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:


PHYS 55002 
Optical Observations of the CloseContact Binary VZ Psc Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:

