Courses in Physics and Astronomy
Winter 2017-2018

PHYS-102 Principles of Physics II
Thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and electronics. Lectures and two-hour lab weekly.
Joshua Dyer
PHYS-202 Basic Physics II
Elements of wave phenomena, sound, thermodynamics and optics. Lectures, one-hour discussion, two-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: 201.
Lee Carkner
PHYS-105 Acoustics
Vibrations and waves, perception and measurement of sound, musical instruments, the human ear and voice, electrical production of sound, acoustics of rooms, electronic music and environmental noise. Lectures and two-hour lab weekly.
James van Howe
PHYS-313 Thermodynamics
Classical thermodynamics including temperature, heat transfer, work, the first law, ideal gases, engines, refrigerators, the second law, entropy, Maxwell's relations and statistical mechanics. (Offered in alternate years.) Prerequisite: 202.
Cecilia Vogel
PHYS-320 Mechanics I
Statics, dynamics of a particle, central forces and celestial mechanics, mechanics of rigid bodies. (Offered in alternate years.) Prerequisite: 201, Mathematics 220.
Nathan Frank
PHYS-351 Advanced Lab II
Selected experiments in optics including photography, interference, diffraction, dispersion and holography. Prerequisite: 350.
Bill Peterson