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Course Schedule for PHYSICS - Spring 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
1112 PHYS-102-01 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LEC Geiss,Christoph MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  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.
1114 PHYS-102-20 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
1931 PHYS-102-21 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
1379 PHYS-231-01 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Branning,David MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 27
  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.
1201 PHYS-231-02 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Barwick,Brett MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 27
  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.
1202 PHYS-231-20 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Barwick,Brett M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
1203 PHYS-231-21 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage,Chaminda K. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
1407 PHYS-231-22 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Branning,David W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
2330 PHYS-231-23 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Walden,Barbara R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
1331 PHYS-300-01 Mathematical Methods 1.00 LEC Barwick,Brett MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.
1932 PHYS-302-01 Electrodynamics 1.00 LEC Branning,David MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.
1933 PHYS-325-01 Condensed Matter Physics 1.00 LEC Cancelled NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and 232L
  An introduction to the fundamental physics which governs the properties of solids at a microscopic level. Topics will include crystal structures and symmetries, phonons, diffraction, reciprocal space, optical properties, superconductivity, magnetism, band theory, and the electronic properties of conductors and semiconductors. Time permitting, applications in the fields of materials science and nanotechnology will be considered.
1318 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.
1113 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.
1343 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.
1911 ASTR-103-01 Stars and Galaxies 1.00 LEC Walden,Barbara TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Seats are reserved for each class year as follows: Seniors - 16, Juniors - 8, Sophomores - 8, First-Years - 8
  This course provides an introduction to current views of the contents, structure, and evolution of the astronomical universe outside our solar system. Topics to be considered include cosmology, stellar evolution, the discovery of neutron stars, the formation of galaxies, the "discovery" of our own galaxy, and the search for black holes. Occasional viewing sessions and other observational exercises will be assigned.