ASTR 10901 
Mysteries of the Solar System Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:
This course explores questions that are as old as humanity; you will step into the shoes of ancient astronomers to ponder the workings of the night sky and Solar System. Why do the stars move the way they do? Why do some bright objects wander the night sky? Can we know what these objects are and where they came from? We will develop practical and critical thinking skills that are crucial to the art of discovery, focusing on the historical use of naked eye and telescopic observations, as well as the use of present day space probes and the electromagnetic spectrum. Our journey will take us to the planets and some fascinating moons. Three hours classroom, one twohour laboratory a week. This course counts toward the astronomy minor. This course explores questions that are as old as humanity; you will step into the shoes of ancient astronomers to ponder the workings of the night sky and Solar System. Why do the stars move the way they do? Why do some bright objects wander the night sky? Can we know what these objects are and where they came from? We will develop practical and critical thinking skills that are crucial to the art of discovery, focusing on the historical use of naked eye and telescopic observations, as well as the use of present day space probes and the electromagnetic spectrum. Our journey will take us to the planets and some fascinating moons. Three hours classroom, one twohour laboratory a week. This course counts toward the astronomy minor.

1330:T TOME 105 1030:TR TOME 115 
ASTR 30601 
Observational Techniques Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
Crosslisted with PHYS 30601.This course has been designed to give students an introduction to current observational techniques used to study variable stars. Students will make observations with the Dickinson College 24inch telescope and then analyze those data using multiple techniques. An introduction to IRAF, AstroImageJ, and Python will provide the students with the tools needed to complete their analysis. Other topics may include astronomical spectroscopy, spectral classification, and spectrometer design.

1500:TF TOME 213 
Courses Offered in PHYS 
PHYS 13101 
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. Kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, and oscillations are studied during the first semester. 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. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 151 or 170. 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. Kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, and oscillations are studied during the first semester. 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. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 151 or 170.

0930:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13102 
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. Kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, and oscillations are studied during the first semester. 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. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 151 or 170. 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. Kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, and oscillations are studied during the first semester. 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. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 151 or 170.

1330:MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 14101 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics. Three onehour lectures and one threehour lab per week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141.

1330:W TOME 105 1130:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14102 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:
Introductory, noncalculus physics, principally for life science and premed students. Topics include mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics. Three onehour lectures and one threehour lab per week. Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both 131 and 141.

1330:F TOME 105 1130:MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 21101 
Vibrations, Waves & Optics Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
Completion of both PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 fulffills the WID Requirement. The physics of periodic motions, oscillating systems, resonances, propagating waves and optical phenomena. The course is centered around various projects such as the investigation of a kinetic art apparatus, the study of a tunedmassdamper in a highrise building, an examination of the Fourier spectrum of different musical instruments, and the dispersion relation for a very large slinky. The course culminates with a presentation at either the "Rainbow Symposium" or the "Vision Symposium." Prerequisite: 131 and 132 or 131 and 142, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 171 or permission of instructor. NOTE: Completion of both 211 and 212 fulfills the WID requirement.

1330:MR TOME 103 
PHYS 21301 
Analog & Digital Electronics Instructor: Brett Pearson Course Description:
Circuit design and the analysis of electronic devices. Modern digital and analog circuit elements, including diodes, transistors, op amps, and various integrated circuits, are used in amplifiers, power supplies, and logic circuits. Class and laboratory work are integrated during class time totaling up to seven hours per week. Students design and build projects at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 132 or 142, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 171 or permission of instructor.
Circuit design and the analysis of electronic devices. Modern digital and analog circuit elements, including diodes, transistors, op amps, and various integrated circuits, are used in amplifiers, power supplies, and logic circuits. Class and laboratory work are integrated during class time totaling up to seven hours per week. Students design and build projects at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 132 or 142, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 171 or permission of instructor.

1330:TF TOME 217 
PHYS 30601 
Observational Techniques Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
Crosslisted with ASTR 30601.This course has been designed to give students an introduction to current observational techniques used to study variable stars. Students will make observations with the Dickinson College 24inch telescope and then analyze those data using multiple techniques. An introduction to IRAF, AstroImageJ, and Python will provide the students with the tools needed to complete their analysis. Other topics may include astronomical spectroscopy, spectral classification, and spectrometer design.

1500:TF TOME 213 
PHYS 31101 
Dynamics & Chaos Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
An advanced treatment of classical mechanics using vector calculus and the calculus of variations, as well as an introduction to the analysis of chaotic systems. Topics will include: the dynamics of systems of particles and conservation laws; linear and nonlinear oscillators; iterative maps and the route to chaos; central force motion; rigid body motion; noninertial reference frames and fictitious forces; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of dynamics. The course will also focus heavily on analytical and problemsolving techniques. Prerequisite: 211 and 282 or permission of the instructor. An advanced treatment of classical mechanics using vector calculus and the calculus of variations, as well as an introduction to the analysis of chaotic systems. Topics will include: the dynamics of systems of particles and conservation laws; linear and nonlinear oscillators; iterative maps and the route to chaos; central force motion; rigid body motion; noninertial reference frames and fictitious forces; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of dynamics. The course will also focus heavily on analytical and problemsolving techniques. Prerequisite: 211 and 282 or permission of the instructor.

0930: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.

1030:TR TOME 213 
PHYS 36101 
Computational Physics Instructor: David Jackson Course Description:
This course is designed to give students an introduction to computational techniques and simulations in physics using the Open Source Physics Library. A significant fraction of the students' time will be spent actually programming specific physics problems rather than learning abstract techniques. Students should therefore be prepared to learn by doing.

0830:MWF TOME 103 
PHYS 39201 
Junior Seminar Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager 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:M TOME 227 
PHYS 49101 
Advanced Laboratory Capstone I 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.
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.

1330:MR TOME 213 
PHYS 55001 
Design and Investigation of a CostEffective QE Solar Air Heater Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:


PHYS 55002 
Symmetry Breaking and IteratedMap Networks Instructor: Lars English Course Description:


PHYS 55003 
Solitons in Electrical Transmission Lines Instructor: Lars English Course Description:


PHYS 55004 
Investigation of Active Heat Loss Reduction Through Solar Air Heater Glazing Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:


PHYS 55005 
Nonlinear Modes in 2D Magnetic Lattices Instructor: Lars English Course Description:


PHYS 55006 
Observation and Analysis of GM Orionis Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:

