Introduction to solar system astronomy; emphasis on most recent results from space research. History of astronomy, instruments, planetary motion, physical properties of planets, satellites, comets, and solar system evolution. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introduction to solar system astronomy; emphasis on most recent results from space research. History of astronomy, instruments, planetary motion, physical properties of planets, satellites, comets, and solar system evolution. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the solar system. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the solar system. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the solar system. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the solar system. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introduction to solar, stellar, galactic, extragalactic astronomy. Stars, clusters, galaxies, stellar evolution, the universe as a whole, and cosmology. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introduction to solar, stellar, galactic, extragalactic astronomy. Stars, clusters, galaxies, stellar evolution, the universe as a whole, and cosmology. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the Sun, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the Sun, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the Sun, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
Introductory astronomy laboratory with experiments in basic observational methods and data analysis applicable to the study of the Sun, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. Registration Restrictions: High school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.
A comprehensive examination of the possibility of the existence of life (microbial and advanced) outside of the Earth, the probability of discovery of extraterrestrial life (methods of planet detection, chemical signatures of microbial life, and contact with advanced life), and the scientific and cultural implications of such a discovery. Includes the study of star and planet formation rates, habitability zones, origin of life, evolution, and formation of intelligence. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing; completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses. Crosslisted with BIOL A365
A comprehensive examination of the possibility of the existence of life (microbial and advanced) outside of the Earth, the probability of discovery of extraterrestrial life (methods of planet detection, chemical signatures of microbial life, and contact with advanced life), and the scientific and cultural implications of such a discovery. Includes the study of star and planet formation rates, habitability zones, origin of life, evolution, and formation of intelligence. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing; completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses. Crosslisted with BIOL A365
A comprehensive examination of the possibility of the existence of life (microbial and advanced) outside of the Earth, the probability of discovery of extraterrestrial life (methods of planet detection, chemical signatures of microbial life, and contact with advanced life), and the scientific and cultural implications of such a discovery. Includes the study of star and planet formation rates, habitability zones, origin of life, evolution, and formation of intelligence. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing; completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses. Crosslisted with BIOL A365
Introduces liberal arts students to the theory, methods, and techniques of physics, the most basic of the sciences. Provides broad exposure to many aspects of physics, including celestial mechanics, quantum theory, relativity, and cosmology, as well as the scientific method. Special Note: Does not fulfill the Natural Sciences component of the CAS B.S. Degree.
Introduces liberal arts students to the theory, methods, and techniques of physics, the most basic of the sciences. Provides broad exposure to many aspects of physics, including celestial mechanics, quantum theory, relativity, and cosmology, as well as the scientific method. Special Note: Does not fulfill the Natural Sciences component of the CAS B.S. Degree.
Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. Registration Restrictions: High school trigonometry.
Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. Registration Restrictions: High school trigonometry.
Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. Registration Restrictions: High school trigonometry.
Non-calculus introduction to electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, light, some modern and nuclear physics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics.
Non-calculus introduction to electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, light, some modern and nuclear physics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics.
Introduction to core principles of physics in classical mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Specifically designed to prepare students for entry into calculus based physics.
Introduction to core principles of physics in classical mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Specifically designed to prepare students for entry into calculus based physics.
Calculus-based course covering classical mechanics (statics and dynamics of translational and rotational motion), fluids, elasticity, gravitation, oscillations and waves. Registration Restrictions: For details on additional substitution options for the PHYS A130 prerequisite, see the Physics Department website.
Calculus-based course covering classical mechanics (statics and dynamics of translational and rotational motion), fluids, elasticity, gravitation, oscillations and waves. Registration Restrictions: For details on additional substitution options for the PHYS A130 prerequisite, see the Physics Department website.
Calculus-based course covering classical mechanics (statics and dynamics of translational and rotational motion), fluids, elasticity, gravitation, oscillations and waves. Registration Restrictions: For details on additional substitution options for the PHYS A130 prerequisite, see the Physics Department website.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Calculus-based introductory physics laboratory with experiments in computerized data collection and analysis, mechanics, waves, elasticity and wave motion.
Techniques of problem solving for material covered in PHYS A211. Includes student discussion and presentation of solutions. Special Note: This course does not meet General Education Requirements.
Techniques of problem solving for material covered in PHYS A211. Includes student discussion and presentation of solutions. Special Note: This course does not meet General Education Requirements.
Techniques of problem solving for material covered in PHYS A212. Includes student discussion and presentation of solutions. Special Note: This course does not meet General Education Requirements.
Techniques of problem solving for material covered in PHYS A212. Includes student discussion and presentation of solutions. Special Note: This course does not meet General Education Requirements.
Use of Maxwell's equations in analysis of plane wave propagation, wave reflection, radiation and antennas, waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, and radio propagation. Crosslisted with EE A324.
Use of Maxwell's equations in analysis of plane wave propagation, wave reflection, radiation and antennas, waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, and radio propagation. Crosslisted with EE A324.
An introduction to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Concrete examples from physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering are used to develop analytical methods and geometric intuition. Topics covered include phase plane analysis, iterated maps, fractals, and strange attractors. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing. Crosslisted with BIOL A456 and CHEM A456
An introduction to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Concrete examples from physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering are used to develop analytical methods and geometric intuition. Topics covered include phase plane analysis, iterated maps, fractals, and strange attractors. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing. Crosslisted with BIOL A456 and CHEM A456
Research projects to be arranged with individual faculty members who will direct the research program. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Department permission.
Research projects to be arranged with individual faculty members who will direct the research program. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Department permission.
Research projects to be arranged with individual faculty members who will direct the research program. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Department permission.