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.

09:30 AM10:20 AM, MWF TOME 115 01:30 PM03:20 PM, W TOME 105 
ASTR 30601 
Intermediate Astrophysics: Galaxies Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:
Crosslisted with PHYS 30601.
This course covers in greater detail one area of astrophysics. The areas include stellar atmospheres and stellar magnetic fields, nuclear reactions, energy generation and nucleosynthesis in stars; the structure and content of galaxies; practical investigation and analysis of astrophysical phenomena using spectroscopy and the 24inch Britton telescope, the programming language Python, and other data reduction tools; the structure and evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres.

11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 213 
Courses Offered in PHYS 
PHYS 13201 
Introductory Physics Instructor: Brett Pearson 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: Krsna Dev 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: Krsna Dev, 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.

01:30 PM04:30 PM, T TOME 105 11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 115 
PHYS 14202 
Physics for the Life Sciences Instructor: Krsna Dev, 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, R TOME 105 
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.

01:30 PM04:30 PM, R TOME 103 10:30 AM11:20 AM, MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 28201 
Introduction to Theoretical Physics Instructor: Robert Boyle 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.

01:30 PM04:00 PM, TF TOME 103 
PHYS 30601 
Intermediate Astrophysics: Galaxies Instructor: Windsor Morgan Course Description:
Crosslisted with ASTR 30601.

11:30 AM12:20 PM, MWF TOME 213 
PHYS 33101 
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Instructor: Lars English 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 and 212 and 282. Offered every two years.

10:30 AM11:45 AM, TR 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.

09:00 AM10:15 AM, TR TOME 103 
PHYS 49201 
Advanced Laboratory Capstone II Instructor: Hans Pfister 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 213 
PHYS 55001 
Building a Light Curve for RRc Lyrae variable GM Ori Instructor: Robert Boyle Course Description:


PHYS 55002 
Design & Assembly of PCB Electronic SelfOscillators Instructor: Lars English Course Description:


PHYS 55003 
Synchronization Patterns of Nonlinear Oscillator Networks Instructor: Lars English Course Description:

