Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies
A non-calculus course introducing the properties of stars, nebulae and galaxies, and the methods and tools astronomers use to study these objects. Observing sessions in the observatory and in the John Deere Planetarium will be required.
|Principles of Physics III
Optics, relativity, atomic physics and nuclear physics. Lectures and two-hour lab weekly.
|Bill Peterson (01)
Cecilia Vogel (02)
Types of engineering, teamwork and leadership, proposals and prototypes and engineering ethics. In-class discussion, team projects, written essays and presentations.
|PHYS-203||Basic Physics III
Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Lectures, one-hour discussion, two-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: 202.
Forces, moments, couples, equipollent systems, distributed forces, equilibrium analysis, trusses, methods of joint and sections, shear-force and bending-moment diagrams, coulomb friction, centroids and center-of-mass. (Offered in alternate years.) Prerequisite: 201. Co-requisite: Math 221
|PHYS-352||Advanced Lab III
Selected experiments in modern physics including beta absorption, gamma ray spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and x-ray diffraction. Prerequisites: 301 and 350.
|PHYS-390||Advanced Topics in Physics||Cecilia Vogel|
|PHYS-420||Senior Inquiry||Lee Carkner|