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.

01:30 PM03:20 PM, R TOME 105 09:00 AM10:15 AM, TR TOME 115 
Courses Offered in PHYS 
PHYS 13101 
Workshop Physics: The Mechanical Universe Instructor: David Jackson Course Description:
An introduction to classical mechanics using an inquirybased, handson approach that combines cooperative learning with the use of computer tools for data acquisition, analysis, and mathematical modeling. Both analytic and numerical calculations are introduced for characterizing motion. A selection of kinesthetic experiments is included to enhance student learning. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, conservation laws, and rotational motion. Recommended for physical science, mathematics, and preengineering students and for biology majors preparing for graduate study. An introduction to classical mechanics using an inquirybased, handson approach that combines cooperative learning with the use of computer tools for data acquisition, analysis, and mathematical modeling. Both analytic and numerical calculations are introduced for characterizing motion. A selection of kinesthetic experiments is included to enhance student learning. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, conservation laws, and rotational motion. 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.

09:30 AM11:20 AM, MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 13102 
Workshop Physics: The Mechanical Universe Instructor: Catrina HamiltonDrager Course Description:
An introduction to classical mechanics using an inquirybased, handson approach that combines cooperative learning with the use of computer tools for data acquisition, analysis, and mathematical modeling. Both analytic and numerical calculations are introduced for characterizing motion. A selection of kinesthetic experiments is included to enhance student learning. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, conservation laws, and rotational motion. 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.

01:30 PM03:20 PM, MWF TOME 101 
PHYS 14101 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Robert Boyle, Windsor Morgan 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.

01:30 PM04:30 PM, M TOME 105 11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14102 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Robert Boyle, Windsor Morgan 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.

11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 115 01:30 PM04:30 PM, T TOME 105 
PHYS 16101 
Introduction to Scientific Computing and Visualization Instructor: Lars English Course Description:
This halfcredit course will introduce students to basic ideas and methods of scientific computing using a Pythonbased programming language. No prior knowledge of computer programming is required. Examples will draw heavily from classical mechanics, so some prior familiarity with introductory physics (or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 131) will be helpful, but is not required. Topics range from projectile motion to planetary orbits, from collisions and scattering to oscillations. Other scientific explorations will be guided by student interest. This halfcredit course will introduce students to basic ideas and methods of scientific computing using a Pythonbased programming language. No prior knowledge of computer programming is required. Examples will draw heavily from classical mechanics, so some prior familiarity with introductory physics (or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 131) will be helpful but is not required. Topics range from projectile motion to planetary orbits, from collisions and scattering to oscillations. Other scientific explorations will be guided by student interest.

10:30 AM11:45 AM, T 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.

10:30 AM11:20 AM, MWF TOME 213 01:30 PM04:30 PM, W 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.

01:30 PM04:00 PM, MR TOME 217 
PHYS 31101 
Dynamics & Chaos Instructor: Brett Pearson 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.

09:30 AM10:20 AM, MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 31401 
Renewable Energy Engineering Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
A projectcentered approach to the study of renewable energy sources, energy storage, and energy efficiency. Examples of projects include: the Solar Air Heater (SAH), Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors, Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays, Thermal Storage Devices based on Phase Change Materials (PCMs), LED lighting, modern wind turbines, adiabatic compression and expansion, and the coefficient of performance (COP) of heat pumps. In particular, students design, build, test, and reengineer their own SAH with an absorber based on physics principles learned in the course. Prerequisite: 131 and 132 or 141 and 142, and 211 or permission of instructor. Offered every two years.

01:30 PM04:00 PM, TF TOME 103 
PHYS 39201 
Contemporary Topics and Careers in Physics and Astronomy Instructor: Hans Pfister Course Description:
This seminar examines physics and astronomy as contemporary research disciplines, their divisions into broad subfields, as well as some research questions of current importance. A second emphasis is on the development of bibliographic and scientific presentation skills. The seminar also familiarizes students with the application process for internships and research experiences. Finally, it prepares physics and astronomy majors for life after Dickinson (career options, graduate programs, cover letters, personal statements, etc.).
Prerequisite: Physics major junior status. Onehalf course credit.

01:30 PM02:45 PM, W TOME 213 
PHYS 49101 
Advanced Laboratory Capstone I Instructor: Lars English 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 