Courses in Physics and Astronomy
Spring 2018

ASTR-315 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.
Lee Carkner


Principles of Physics III
Optics, relativity, atomic physics and nuclear physics. Lectures and two-hour lab weekly.
Bill Peterson (01)
Cecilia Vogel (02)
PHYS-170 Introduction to Engineering
Types of engineering, teamwork and leadership, proposals and prototypes and engineering ethics. In-class discussion, team projects, written essays and presentations.
Joshua Dyer
PHYS-203 Basic Physics III
Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Lectures, one-hour discussion, two-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: 202.
Nathan Frank
PHYS-322 Engineering Statics
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
Joshua Dyer
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.
Nathan Frank
PHYS-390 Advanced Topics in Physics Cecilia Vogel
PHYS-420 Senior Inquiry Lee Carkner