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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 29, 2015 at 09:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
PHYS 111-01  Contemporary Concepts
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 150 Sung Kyu Kim
 
PHYS 111-02  Contemporary Concepts
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 150 Sung Kyu Kim
 
PHYS 112-01  Cosmos: Perspectives and Reflections
M 07:00 pm-08:30 pm OLRI 150 Sung Kyu Kim
*2 credit course*

PHYS 113-01  Modern Astronomy
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 150 John Cannon
The popular survey course "Modern Astronomy" will be offered as a two-semester sequence in the 2015-2016 academic year (PHYS 113 in the fall semester and PHYS 194 in the spring semester). These courses will cover various topics of interest in astronomy, including: - Planets (both within the Solar System and the exploding field of extrasolar planets) - The birth, life, and death of stars - Exotic remnant objects (e.g., white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes) - Galaxies (including our own Milky Way and external systems) - Cosmology and the fate of the universe - The "unseen 95%": dark matter and dark energy - Astrobiology and the question of life in the universe. The dramatic change between stellar and galactic physical scales will mark the boundary between the material in the two courses. These courses are ideal for students who are curious about the nature of the universe and their place within it. Enrollment in the second semester course (PHYS 194) requires either successful completion of PHYS 113 in the previous semester or approval of the instructor. Contact Professor John M. Cannon (jcannon@macalester.edu) with questions.

PHYS 120-01  Astronomical Techniques
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 404 John Cannon
*2 credit course*

PHYS 194-01  Nanotechnology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 270 James Heyman
*First Year Course only* Nanoscience is the emerging field of science concerned with the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. This interdisciplinary field sits at the convergence of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. Our course will introduce science at the nanometer length scale, the fabrication of nano-scale systems and some of their technological applications. This quantitative course will use mathematics at the introductory calculus level and high-school physics and calculus are recommended. Assignments will include problem sets, short papers and a research paper.

PHYS 226-01  Principles of Physics I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 150 Sean Bartz
 
PHYS 226-L1  Principles of Physics I Lab
M 02:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 226-L2  Principles of Physics I Lab
M 07:00 pm-09:00 pm OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 226-L3  Principles of Physics I Lab
T 09:10 am-11:10 am OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 226-L4  Principles of Physics I Lab
T 01:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 227-01  Principles of Physics II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 150 Sean Bartz
 
PHYS 227-L1  Principles of Physics II Lab
R 09:10 am-11:10 am OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 227-L2  Principles of Physics II Lab
R 01:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 331-01  Modern Physics
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 150 James Heyman
 
PHYS 331-L1  Modern Physics Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 154 James Heyman
 
PHYS 331-L2  Modern Physics Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 154 James Heyman
 
PHYS 340-01  Digital Electronics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 170 James Doyle
*Cross-listed with COMP 340-01*

PHYS 340-L1  Digital Electronics Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 147 James Doyle
*Cross-listed with COMP 340-L1*

PHYS 443-01  Electromagnetic Theory
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 100 Sean Bartz
 
PHYS 481-01  Quantum Mechanics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 170 James Doyle
 

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 29, 2015 at 09:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
PHYS 130-01  Science of Renewable Energy
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 150 James Doyle
*Cross-listed with ENVI 130-01; first day attendance required*

PHYS 194-01  Modern Astronomy II
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 150 John Cannon
The popular survey course "Modern Astronomy" will be offered as a two-semester sequence in the 2015-2016 academic year (PHYS 113 in the fall semester and PHYS 194 in the spring semester). These courses will cover various topics of interest in astronomy, including: - Planets (both within the Solar System and the exploding field of extrasolar planets) - The birth, life, and death of stars - Exotic remnant objects (e.g., white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes) - Galaxies (including our own Milky Way and external systems) - Cosmology and the fate of the universe - The "unseen 95%": dark matter and dark energy - Astrobiology and the question of life in the universe. The dramatic change between stellar and galactic physical scales will mark the boundary between the material in the two courses. These courses are ideal for students who are curious about the nature of the universe and their place within it. Enrollment in the second semester course (PHYS 194) requires either successful completion of PHYS 113 in the previous semester or approval of the instructor. Contact Professor John M. Cannon (jcannon@macalester.edu) with questions.

PHYS 227-01  Principles of Physics II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 150 Sean Bartz
 
PHYS 227-L1  Principles of Physics II Lab
T 09:10 am-11:10 am OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 227-L2  Principles of Physics II Lab
T 01:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 227-L3  Principles of Physics II Lab
R 09:10 am-11:10 am OLRI 152 Brian Adams
 
PHYS 348-01  Laboratory Instrumentation
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 170 James Doyle
 
PHYS 348-L1  Laboratory Instrumentation Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 154 James Doyle
 
PHYS 348-L2  Laboratory Instrumentation Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 154 James Doyle
 
PHYS 440-01  Observational Astronomy
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 404 John Cannon
 
PHYS 440-L1  Observational Astronomy Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 404 John Cannon
 
PHYS 461-01  Mechanics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 170 Sean Bartz
 
PHYS 468-01  Statistical Mechanics
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 170 James Heyman
 
PHYS 489-01  Physics Seminar
W 03:30 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 150 James Heyman
*1 credit course*

PHYS 494-01  Advanced Quantum Mechanics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 170 James Heyman
 

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