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Fall 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PHYS B101-001Introductory Physics ISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 243Noel,M.
PHYS B101-002Introductory Physics ISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFPark 243Bahreyni,N., Cheng,X.
PHYS B101-003Introductory Physics ISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 349Bahreyni,N., Cheng,X.
PHYS B101-00AIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:40 PM- 3:30 PM MPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00BIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM MPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00CIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM TPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00DIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 3:40 PM- 5:30 PM TPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00EIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM WPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00FIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1Laboratory: 3:40 PM- 5:30 PM THPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B101-00ZIntroductory Physics ISemester / 1
PHYS B121-001Modern PhysicsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 243Daniel,K.
PHYS B121-00JModern PhysicsSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 150 - Physics LabBahreyni,N., Cheng,X., Matlin,M.
PHYS B121-00KModern PhysicsSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 150 - Physics LabBahreyni,N., Cheng,X., Matlin,M.
PHYS B121-00ZModern PhysicsSemester / 1
PHYS B201-001ElectromagnetismSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 337Schaffner,D.
PHYS B201-00AElectromagnetismSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 337Schaffner,D.
PHYS B201-00BElectromagnetismSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 337Schaffner,D.
PHYS B306-001Mathematical Methods in the Physical SciencesSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 337Schaffner,D.
PHYS B308-001Advanced Classical MechanicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 337Bahreyni,N., Cheng,X.
PHYS B398-001Senior SeminarSemester / 0.5Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 336Dept. staff, TBA
PHYS B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
PHYS B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
PHYS B507-001Statistical Mechanics ISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM WFPark 328Cheng,X.
PHYS B701-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1
MATH B101-001Calculus ISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFPark 338Smiley,D.
MATH B101-002Calculus ISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 338Myers,A.
MATH B101-003Calculus ISemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 349Myers,A.
MATH B102-001Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 349Kasius,P.
MATH B102-002Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 338Kasius,P.
MATH B201-001Multivariable CalculusSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 338Donnay,V., Donnay,V., Donnay,V., Donnay,V.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM TPark 349
Laboratory: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM FPark 264
Laboratory: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 264
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 264
Laboratory: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM W
MATH B201-002Multivariable CalculusSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 338Kasius,P.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PHYS B102-001Introductory Physics IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 243Schaffner,D.
PHYS B102-002Introductory Physics IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFPark 243Daniel,K.
PHYS B102-003Introductory Physics IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 243Daniel,K.
PHYS B102-00AIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:40 PM- 3:30 PM MPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00BIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM MPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00CIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM TPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00DIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 3:40 PM- 5:30 PM TPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00EIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM WPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00FIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1Laboratory: 3:40 PM- 5:30 PM THPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B102-00ZIntroductory Physics IISemester / 1
PHYS B122-001Classical MechanicsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 338Matlin,M.
PHYS B122-00JClassical MechanicsSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM THPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B122-00KClassical MechanicsSemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 234Matlin,M.
PHYS B122-00ZClassical MechanicsSemester / 1
PHYS B214-001Introduction to Quantum MechanicsSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 337Daniel,K.
PHYS B214-00AIntroduction to Quantum MechanicsSemester / 1Computational Lab: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TDalton Hall 20Matlin,M.
PHYS B302-001Advanced Quantum Mechanics and ApplicationsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHPark 337Bahreyni,N.
PHYS B305-001Advanced Electronics LabSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 4:00 PM MWPark 241Noel,M.
PHYS B305-001Advanced Electronics LabSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 4:00 PM MWPark 241Noel,M.
PHYS B322-001Solid State PhysicsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 337Cheng,X.
PHYS B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
PHYS B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
PHYS B522-001Solid State PhysicsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 337Cheng,X.
PHYS B701-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBACheng,X., Daniel,K., Noel,M., Schaffner,D.
MATH B102-001Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 349Myers,A.
MATH B102-002Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 338Kasius,P.
MATH B203-001Linear AlgebraSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 338Kasius,P.
MATH B203-002Linear AlgebraSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 349Donnay,V.
MATH B203-003Linear AlgebraSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPark 338Kasius,P.

Fall 2018

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2017-18 Catalog Data

PHYS B101 Introductory Physics I
Fall 2017
PHYS 101/102 is an introductory sequence intended primarily for students on the pre-health professions track. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of how we study the universe, the ideas that have arisen from that study, and on problem solving. Topics are taken from among Newtonian kinematics and dynamics, relativity, gravitation, fluid mechanics, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, electrical circuits, light and optics, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. An effective and usable understanding of algebra and trigonometry is assumed. First year students who will take or place out of MATH 101 should take PHYS 121. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B102 Introductory Physics II
Spring 2018
PHYS 101/102 is an introductory sequence intended primarily for students on the pre-health professions track. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of how we study the universe, the ideas that have arisen from that study, and on problem solving. Topics are taken from among Newtonian kinematics and dynamics, relativity, gravitation, fluid mechanics, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, electrical circuits, light and optics, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. An effective and usable understanding of algebra and trigonometry is assumed. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B106 The Interplay of Physics and Music
Not offered 2017-18
The course is intended for non-science majors and will explore the deep connection between physics and music. Basic principles of physics and scientific reasoning will be taught in the context of the production and perception of music, emphasizing the historic and scientific interplay between physics and music. No previous knowledge of physics or music is assumed. Through learning the physical concepts used to describe music, students will be able to extend their understanding to additional examples of physical phenomena. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours, per week. Also see PHYS156 for the lecture only course.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B121 Modern Physics
Fall 2017
This course presents current conceptual understandings and mathematical formulations of fundamental ideas used in physics. Students will develop physical intuition and problem-solving skills by exploring key concepts in physics such as conservation laws, symmetries and relativistic space-time, as well as topics in modern physics taken from the following: fundamental forces, nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology. This course can serve as a stand-alone survey of physics or as the first of a four-semester sequence designed for those majoring in the physical sciences. The laboratory involves quantum mechanics, solid state physics, and optics experiments. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Co-requisite: MATH B101.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B122 Classical Mechanics
Spring 2018
The lecture material covers Newtonian Mechanics of single particles, systems of particles, rigid bodies, and continuous media with applications, one-dimensional systems including forced oscillators, scattering and orbit problems. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 121 (or permission of the instructor) and MATH 101. Corequisite: MATH 102.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B156 The Interplay of Physics and Music
Not offered 2017-18
The course is intended for non-science majors and will explore the deep connection between physics and music. Basic principles of physics and scientific reasoning will be taught in the context of the production and perception of music, emphasizing the historic and scientific interplay between physics and music. No previous knowledge of physics or music is assumed. Through learning the physical concepts used to describe music, students will be able to extend these to understand many of the physical concepts of modern physics. Also see PHYS B106 for the lecture/laboratory course.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B201 Electromagnetism
Fall 2017
The lecture material covers electro- and magneto-statics, electric and magnetic fields, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic radiation. Scalar and vector fields and vector calculus are developed as needed. The laboratory involves passive and active circuits and projects in analog and digital electronics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 122. Corequisite: MATH 201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B214 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Spring 2018
An introduction to the principles governing systems at the atomic scale and below. Topics include the experimental basis of quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality, Schrödinger's equation and its solutions, and the time dependence of quantum states. Recent developments, such as paradoxes calling attention to the counter-intuitive aspects of quantum physics, will be discussed. Additional topics may be included at the discretion of the instructor. The laboratory provides an introduction to a variety of computational tools and programming techniques. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: MATH 201, PHYS 121 and 122, or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: MATH 203.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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PHYS B302 Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Applications
Spring 2018
This course presents nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, including Schrodinger's equation, the eigenvalue problem, the measurement process, the hydrogen atom, the harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, spin, the periodic table, perturbation theory, and the relationship between quantum and Newtonian mechanics. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS B214 and PHYS B306 or PHYS H213

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PHYS B303 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Not offered 2017-18
This course presents the statistical description of the macroscopic states of classical and quantum systems, including conditions for equilibrium, the microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles, and Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, and Maxwell Boltzmann statistics. The statistical basis of classical thermodynamics is investigated. Examples and applications are drawn from among solid state physics, low temperature physics, atomic and molecular physics, electromagnetic waves, and cosmology. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: PHYS B214 or H214. Co-requisite: PHYS B306 or H213.

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PHYS B305 Advanced Electronics Lab
Spring 2018
This laboratory course is a survey of electronic principles and circuits useful to experimental physicists and engineers. Topics include the design and analysis of circuits using transistors, operational amplifiers, feedback and analog-to-digital conversion. Also covered is the use of electronics for automated control and measurement in experiments, and the interfacing of computers and other data acquisition instruments to experiments. Laboratory eight hours a week. Prerequisite: PHYS B201

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PHYS B305 Advanced Electronics Lab
Spring 2018
This laboratory course is a survey of electronic principles and circuits useful to experimental physicists and engineers. Topics include the design and analysis of circuits using transistors, operational amplifiers, feedback and analog-to-digital conversion. Also covered is the use of electronics for automated control and measurement in experiments, and the interfacing of computers and other data acquisition instruments to experiments. Laboratory eight hours a week. Prerequisite: PHYS B201

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PHYS B306 Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
Fall 2017
This course presents topics in applied mathematics useful to students, including physicists, engineers, physical chemists, geologists, and computer scientists studying the natural sciences. Topics are taken from Fourier series, integral transforms, advanced ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, boundary-value problems, functions of complex variables, and numerical methods. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: MATH 201 and 203.

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PHYS B308 Advanced Classical Mechanics
Fall 2017
This course presents kinematics and dynamics of particles and macroscopic systems using Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics. Topics include oscillations, normal mode analysis, inverse square laws, nonlinear dynamics, rotating rigid bodies, and motion in noninertial reference frames. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: PHYS B201 or PHYS B214 or PHYS H214. Co-requisite: PHYS B306 or H213.

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PHYS B309 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
Not offered 2017-18
This course presents electrostatics and magnetostatics, dielectrics, magnetic materials, electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and special relativity. Some examples and applications may come from superconductivity, plasma physics, and radiation theory. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS B201 and B306 OR H213 and H214.

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PHYS B322 Solid State Physics
Spring 2018
This course presents the physics of solids and nanomaterials. Topics include crystal structure and diffraction, the reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zones, crystal binding, lattice vibrations and normal modes, phonon dispersion, Einstein and Debye models for the specific heat, the free electron model, the Fermi surface, electrons in periodic structures, the Bloch theorem and band structure. Additional topics are taken from nanoscale structures (0-D nanodots, 1-D nanowires, and 2-D thin films), nanomagnetism, spintronics, superconductivity, and experimental methods for fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS B201 and PHYS B214 and B306 OR PHYS H213 and H214.

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PHYS B324 Optics
Not offered 2017-18
This course covers principles of geometrical and physical optics. Topics include electromagnetic waves and their propagation in both isotropic and anisotropic media; interference, diffraction, and Fourier optics; coherence theory; ray optics and image formation; and, as time permits, an introduction to the quantum nature of light. Prerequisites: PHYS B201 (or H106); Co-Requisites: PHYS B306 (or H213)

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PHYS B325 Advanced Theoretical Physics
Not offered 2017-18
This course presents one or more of several subjects, depending on instructor availability and student interest. The possible subjects are (1) special relativity, general relativity, and gravitation, (2) the standard model of particle physics, (3) particle astrophysics and cosmology, (4) relativistic quantum mechanics, (5) grand unified theories, (6) string theory, loop quantum gravity, and causal set theory. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS 306 and 308. Corequisite: PHYS 302.

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PHYS B331 Advanced Experimental Physics
Not offered 2017-18
This laboratory course consists of set-piece experiments as well as directed experimental projects to study a variety of phenomena in atomic, molecular, optical, nuclear, and solid state physics. The experiments and projects serve as an introduction to contemporary instrumentation and the experimental techniques used in physics research laboratories in industry and in universities. Students write papers in a format appropriate for research publications and make a presentation to the class. Laboratory eight hours a week. Corequisite: PHYS 214.

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PHYS B350 Computational Methods in the Physical Sciences
Not offered 2017-18
This course provides an introduction to a variety of computational tools and programming techniques that physical science graduates might encounter in graduate work or employment in STEM-related fields. Tools explored will include both command-line and GUI programming environments, both scripting and scientific programming languages, basic programming concepts such as loops and function calls, and key scientific programming applications such as integration, finding of roots and minima/maxima, least-square fitting, solution of differential equations, boundary-value problems, finite-element analysis, Fourier analysis, matrix operations, Monte Carlo techniques, and possibly neural networks. Where possible, examples will be taken from multiple scientific disciplines, in addition to physics. This course is intended for second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. Co-requisite: MATH B203 and three units of science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology).

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PHYS B380 Physics Pedagogy
Not offered 2017-18
Students work with a faculty member as assistant teachers in a college course in physics, or as assistants to a faculty member developing new teaching materials. Students will be involved in some combination of the following: directed study of the literature on teaching and learning pedagogy, construction and design of parts of a course, and actual teaching in a lecture course or laboratory. Corequisite: PHYS 201 or 214.

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PHYS B390 Independent Study
Not offered 2017-18
At the discretion of the department, juniors or seniors may supplement their work in physics with the study of topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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PHYS B398 Senior Seminar
Required for senior Physics majors. Students meet weekly with faculty to discuss recent research findings in physics as well as career paths open to students with a major in Physics. Students are required to attend all colloquia and student research presentations hosted by the Bryn Mawr College Physics department. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

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PHYS B399 Senior Seminar II
Required for senior Physics majors. Students meet weekly with faculty to discuss recent research findings in physics as well as career paths open to students with a major in Physics. Students are required to attend all colloquia and student research presentations hosted by the Bryn Mawr College Physics department. Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

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PHYS B403 Supervised Research
At the discretion of the department, juniors and seniors may supplement their work in physics with research in one of the faculty research groups. Students provide a written paper and give an oral presentation at the end of the semester or year. Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty members and the departmental Web pages for further information.

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PHYS B403 Supervised Research
At the discretion of the department, juniors and seniors may supplement their work in physics with research in one of the faculty research groups. Students provide a written paper and give an oral presentation at the end of the semester or year. Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty members and the departmental Web pages for further information.

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PHYS B503 Electromagnetic Theory I
Not offered 2017-18
This course is the first semester of a year-long standard sequence on electromagnetism. This semester begins with topics in electrostatics, including Coulomb's and Gauss's Laws, Green functions, the method of images, expansions in orthogonal functions, boundary-value problems, and dielectric materials. The focus then shifts to magnetic phenomena, including the magnetic fields of localized currents, boundary-value problems in magnetostatics, and the interactions of fields and magnetic materials. The last portion of the course treats Maxwell's equations, transformation properties of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic waves and their propagation and, time permitting, the basics of waveguides. This course is taught in a seminar format, in which students are responsible for presenting much of the course material in class meetings.

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PHYS B504 Electromagnetic Theory II
Not offered 2017-18
This course is the second semester of a two semester graduate level sequence on electromagnetic theory. Topics include electromagnetic radiation, multiple fields, scattering and diffraction theory, special relativity, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian descriptions, radiation from point particle motion, Lienard-Wiechert potentials, classical electron theory and radiation reaction. Additional topics may be included at the discretion of the instructor. This course is taught in a seminar format, in which students are responsible for presenting much of the course material in class meetings. Prerequisite: PHYS 503

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PHYS B505 Classical Mechanics I
Not offered 2017-18
This course will cover mechanics topics familiar from the undergraduate curriculum, but from deeper theoretical and mathematical perspectives. Topics will include Lagrange & Hamilton methods, the central force problem, rigid body motion, oscillations, and canonical transformations. Time permitting, other topics that might be explored include chaos theory, special relativity, and the application of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods to continuous systems. This course is taught in a seminar format, in which students are responsible for presenting much of the course material in class meetings.

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PHYS B507 Statistical Mechanics I
Fall 2017
Review of Thermodynamics; Equilibrium statistical mechanics -- microcanonical and canonical ensembles; Ideal gases, photons, electrons in metals; Phase transitions; Monte Carlo techniques; Classical fluids, Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

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PHYS B522 Solid State Physics
Spring 2018
This course presents the physics of solids and nanomaterials. Topics include crystal structure and diffraction, the reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zones, crystal binding, lattice vibrations and normal modes, phonon dispersion, Einstein and Debye models for the specific heat, the free electron model, the Fermi surface, electrons in periodic structures, the Bloch theorem and band structure. Additional topics are taken from nanoscale structures (0-D nanodots, 1-D nanowires, and 2-D thin films), nanomagnetism, spintronics, superconductivity, and experimental methods for fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS B201 and PHYS B214 and B306.

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PHYS B701 Supervised Work
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Supervised Research

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GEOL B260 Origin Stories: From the Big Bang to Mother Earth
Not offered 2017-18
This is a co-taught intermediate science course, instructed by a Geology and Physics professor, that will focus on the core scientific principals related to Cosmology, Physics and Geology that help address fundamental questions regarding the origin of the Universe, the origin of time, the origin of stars and our own solar system, and the origin of Earth, its atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. The course will be a mix of fundamental scientific principles used to scaffold a deeper understanding of how scientists have come to understand and question stories of origin. Group discussions will be informed by close reading of scientific texts, and occasional problem sets.
Scientific Investigation (SI)

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MATH B101 Calculus I
Fall 2017
A first course in one-variable calculus: functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, differentiation formulas, applications of the derivative, the integral, integration by substitution, fundamental theorem of calculus. May include a computer component. Prerequisite: adequate score on calculus placement exam, or permission of the instructor. Students should have a reasonable command of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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MATH B102 Calculus II
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
A continuation of Calculus I: transcendental functions, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, convergence tests, power series. May include a computer component. Math 102 assumes familiarity of the content covered in Math 101 or its equivalent.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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MATH B201 Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2017
Vectors and geometry in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, extremal problems, double and triple integrals, vector analysis (gradients, curl and divergence), line and surface integrals, the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. May include a computer component. Prerequisite: MATH 102 or permission of instructor.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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MATH B203 Linear Algebra
Spring 2018
Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces and subspaces, linear independence, bases and dimension, linear transformations and their representation by matrices, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, orthogonality, and applications of linear algebra. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 102, or permission of the instructor.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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MATH B251 Chaotic Dynamical Systems
Not offered 2017-18
Topics to be covered may include iteration, orbits, graphical and computer analysis, bifurcations, symbolic dynamics, fractals, complex dynamics and applications. Prerequisite: MATH B102

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