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Course Schedule for PHYSICS - Spring 2017
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4148 PHYS-102-01 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LEC Palandage,Chaminda K. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 36
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 131L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4150 PHYS-102-20 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 131L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4572 PHYS-102-21 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Barwick,Brett R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 131L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4369 PHYS-231-01 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Geiss,Christoph MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4215 PHYS-231-02 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Silverman,Mark P. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4216 PHYS-231-20 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Walden,Barbara M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4217 PHYS-231-21 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4390 PHYS-231-22 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Branning,David W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4802 PHYS-231-23 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
4332 PHYS-300-01 Mathematical Methods 1.00 LEC Silverman,Mark P. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and Mathematics 231.
  This course focuses on mathematical methods essential to the expression and application of the laws of physics. It is designed to provide a mathematics background for other upper-level physics courses and for physics research, and thus ideally should be taken in the spring of the sophomore year. Topics to be discussed may vary somewhat from year to year depending on the emphasis of the instructor, but will ordinarily include elements of vector analysis, differential geometry, linear algebra, functions of a complex variable, Fourier analysis, and some of the special functions of mathematical physics. Additional topics, such as probability theory, the calculus of variations, or an introduction to group theory, may be taken up if time permits.
4914 PHYS-302-01 Electrodynamics 1.00 LEC Branning,David MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and Mathematics 231 (concurrent registration in Mathematics 234 is strongly recommended).
  A study of the unified description of electromagnetic phenomena provided by Maxwell’s equations in differential form. The scalar and vector potentials, multipole expansions, boundary value problems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, radiation from accelerated charges.
5110 PHYS-316-01 Experimental Laser Optics 1.00 LEC Barwick,Brett T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and 232L
  A project-oriented laboratory course in laser optics. Students will build a laser starting from basic electrical and optical components. Additional experiments will be chosen from areas such as ultrafast lasers, fiber optics, holography, quantum optics, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction.
4322 PHYS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4149 PHYS-405-01 Senior Exercise 0.50 IND Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open only to senior Physics majors.
  This exercise is intended to familiarize the student with a problem of current interest in physics, and to develop his or her ability to gather and interpret the information relevant to the problem. During the fall semester each senior student will meet with an assigned faculty adviser to plan an essay or research project to be completed during the year. Topics may involve any aspects of physics, including its various applications. While students may write on original research they have undertaken, they are not required to do so. This exercise is required for the physics major.
4342 PHYS-490-01 Research Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.