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Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog. Conc reg in Physics strongly recom. Approved for Premed Stds Cert Prog. Physical foundations of cellular phenomena; physical laws of complex biological systems; imaging and instrumentation for biophysics. Elementary quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid state and nuclear physics.
Classical thermodynamics, including entropy, the use of thermodynamic potentials, and applications to pressure-volume and other systems. Some basic statistical physics may be included. Geometric and physical optics, image formation, interference, diffraction, polarization, optical instruments, resolving power, coherence, lasers, holography.
Selected experiments in optics. Studio-format course. Basic principles of condensed-matter physics. Crystals and amorphous materials; bonding; magnetic, thermal, and transport properties; band theory. Prerequisites: Physics P or Chem P. Solutions to various physics problems.
Applications both analytical and numerical from mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics. Selected topics concerning history and the nature of physics as an intellectual discipline. Prerequisites: soph st; Honors P ; cons Honors College dir. No cr toward major. Independent research for undergraduates on faculty-supervised research projects. Prerequisites: Physics P ; 3. Microscopy and spectroscopy methods for identification of chemical composition introducing interdisciplinary opportunities in fundamental and industrial applications.
Transistor and integrated circuit characteristics; electronic measurement and control. Prerequisites: jr st; Physics P. Last Taught: Fall , Spring Selected experiments in modern physics using advanced lab instrumentation. Prerequisites: jr st; Physics P or cons instr. Kinematics, vector analysis, conservation laws, oscillations, variational methods, chaos, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics.
Prerequisites: jr st; Physics NP. Last Taught: Spring , Spring Electrostatics, capacitance, boundary value problems, mulipole expansion, dielectrics, magnetostatics, vector potential, magnetic properties of matter, motional emf, inductance, Maxwell's equations in differential form. Course Rules: Counts as repeat of 2 cr of Physics Last Taught: Fall , Fall Conservation laws in electrodynamics, Maxwell's stress tensor, electromagnetic waves, absorption, dispersion, reflection and transmission of plane electromagnetic waves, wave guides, retarded potentials, radiation, electrodynamics and relativity.
Historical background and experimental basis, De Broglie waves, correspondence principle, uncertainty principle, Schroedinger equation; hydrogen atom, electron spin, Pauli Principle, applications of wave mechanics. Continuation of PHYSICS , emphasizing perturbation theory and applications to multi-electron systems, including atoms, molecules, and solids. Application of advanced principles of physics in a research, business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; level or above course in Physics; 2.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog. Talks by faculty, visitors, and students on topics of current interest in physics, astronomy, and other science and engineering fields. Prerequisites: sr st; Physics C , C , or C.
Selected topics in mathematics for study of the techniques and procedures for stating physical problems in mathematical terms and the physical interpretation of mathematical solutions. Prerequisites: jr st; Physics P ; Math P. More selected topics in mathematical models.
Physics R. Brief survey of thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; classical and quantum gases. Prerequisite: or or permission of instructor. This course is cross-listed as PHYS 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 inch Britton telescope, the programming language Python, and other data reduction tools; the structure and evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres.
Prerequisite: or permission of instructor. Topics selected from areas of astronomy and astrophysics that require a background in dynamics and electromagnetism. Topics may include celestial mechanics and orbit determination, numerical simulation of many-body systems, galactic dynamics, spectroscopy and electrodynamics of the interstellar medium, or general relativity and cosmology. Prerequisite: , or permission of instructor.
NOTE: Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both of the following pairs: and , and , and Does not count toward a physics major. See also PHYS Because of the similarity in course content, students will not receive graduation credit for both and The first third of this project-centered 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.
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This method combines inquiry-based 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 pre-engineering students and for biology majors preparing for graduate study. Three two-hour sessions per week. Topics in thermodynamics, electricity, electronics and magnetism are covered. Students enrolled in Physics who have completed Mathematics are encouraged to continue their mathematics preparation while taking physics by enrolling in Mathematics Prerequisite: and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH Topics include mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics.
Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Topics include acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Prerequisite: or This course is cross-listed as ASTR The course is centered around various projects such as the investigation of a kinetic art apparatus, the study of a tuned-mass-damper in a high-rise 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.
Attributes: Lab Sciences. 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: or , and Math or permission of instructor.
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: or , and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH or permission of instructor. Attributes: Lab Sciences, Quantitative Reasoning. Topics include vector analysis, differential equations, power series, linear algebra, tensors, and vector calculus gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, and so on.
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