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Course Schedule for PHYSICS - Spring 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
4105 PHYS-102-01 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LEC Palandage,Chaminda K. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 106 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.
4107 PHYS-102-20 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Branning,David M: 1:15PM-3:55PM MC - 217 Y 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.
4673 PHYS-102-21 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Barwick,Brett R: 1:30PM-4:10PM MC - 217 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.
5105 PHYS-108-01 Energy and Society 1.00 LEC Silverman,Mark P. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM MC - 311 Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  A study of the energy sources man has used, from the steam engine to the nuclear reactor, and the effects they have had on his life and environment. We will examine the historical development of various energy sources and their technologies, the physical principles underlying these sources, the limitations imposed by pollution and resource exhaustion on the continued growth of energy use, the effect of the development of new energy sources on the quality of life, and the alternatives.
4343 PHYS-231-01 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Geiss,Christoph MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 102 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  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.
  NOTE: 20 seats are reserved for first year students.
  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.
4181 PHYS-231-02 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Walden,Barbara MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 106 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  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.
  NOTE: 20 seats are reserved for first year students.
  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.
4182 PHYS-231-20 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Walden,Barbara M: 1:15PM-3:55PM MC - 219 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
4183 PHYS-231-21 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM MC - 219 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
4366 PHYS-231-22 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM MC - 219 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
5098 PHYS-231-23 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Branning,David R: 1:30PM-4:10PM MC - 219 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
4303 PHYS-300-01 Mathematical Methods 1.00 LEC Silverman,Mark P. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 311 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.
5106 PHYS-317-01 Relativity/Fundamentl Particls 1.00 LEC Branning,David MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 311  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and 232L
  The theories of special and general relativity describe space, time, mass, and the gravitational force. The standard model describes subatomic particles and their interactions via the strong nuclear, weak nuclear, and electromagnetic forces. Together, these theories embody all that is known today about matter and energy at the largest and smallest scales, and they form the basis of modern cosmology – the study of the history and structure of the universe.
5107 PHYS-320-01 Modrn Physical Measrmnts 1.00 LEC Barwick,Brett T: 1:30PM-4:10PM MC - 223 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 232L.
  A series of measurements in a focused area of modern experimental physics, this course is designed to offer an in-depth exposure to and understanding of instruments and techniques employed in current experimental investigations. It also provides experiences pertinent to participation in experimental research typified by Physics 490. The series of experiments to be performed will be determined in advance by the student(s) and the instructor(s).
4290 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.
4106 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.
4314 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.