PHYS 12701 30567 
Introductory Physics II 
Days: M W F

Time: 09:40 am10:40 am

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: Saki Khan


Details
Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, including laboratory experiments and demonstrations. This course does not use calculus, and is appropriate for students pursuing premed or for students looking to satisfy a distribution requirement. This course is not appropriate for students who intend to major in physics, chemistry, or biology with the biochemistry emphasis. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 126 or PHYS 226.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 127L1 30568 
Introductory Physics II Lab 
Days: T

Time: 08:00 am11:10 am

Room: OLRI 152

Instructor: Brian Adams


Details
Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, including laboratory experiments and demonstrations. This course does not use calculus, and is appropriate for students pursuing premed or for students looking to satisfy a distribution requirement. This course is not appropriate for students who intend to major in physics, chemistry, or biology with the biochemistry emphasis. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 126 or PHYS 226.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 127L2 30569 
Introductory Physics II Lab 
Days: T

Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 152

Instructor: Brian Adams


Details
Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, including laboratory experiments and demonstrations. This course does not use calculus, and is appropriate for students pursuing premed or for students looking to satisfy a distribution requirement. This course is not appropriate for students who intend to major in physics, chemistry, or biology with the biochemistry emphasis. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 126 or PHYS 226.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 22701 30570 
Principles of Physics II 
Days: M W F

Time: 02:20 pm03:20 pm

Room: OLRI 150

Instructor: Anna Williams


Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and PHYS 222. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 226 and MATH 137 (MATH 137 may also be taken concurrently).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 227L1 30571 
Principles of Physics II Lab 
Days: R

Time: 09:10 am11:10 am

Room: OLRI 152

Instructor: Brian Adams


Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and PHYS 222. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 226 and MATH 137 (MATH 137 may also be taken concurrently).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 227L2 30572 
Principles of Physics II Lab 
Days: R

Time: 01:20 pm03:20 pm

Room: OLRI 152

Instructor: Brian Adams


Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and PHYS 222. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 226 and MATH 137 (MATH 137 may also be taken concurrently).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 227L3 30965 
Principles of Physics II Lab 
Days: W

Time: 07:00 pm09:00 pm

Room: OLRI 152

Instructor: Brian Adams


Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and PHYS 222. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 226 and MATH 137 (MATH 137 may also be taken concurrently).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 34801 30573 
Laboratory Instrumentation 
Days: M W F

Time: 12:00 pm01:00 pm

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: James Doyle


Details
This course is an introduction to laboratory methods that are useful in experimental physics and other laboratorybased disciplines, with an emphasis on computer interfacing techniques. Topics will include basic analog electronics, fundamental instrumentation such as analogdigital converters and digital oscilloscopes, and computer interfacing using LabView. Student will design and construct several significant computer interfacing projects throughout the semester. Since this course provides the foundation for advanced experimental work and research, students should take this course in their sophomore or junior year. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 348L1 30574 
Laboratory Instrumentation Lab 
Days: T

Time: 08:00 am11:10 am

Room: OLRI 154

Instructor: James Doyle


Details
This course is an introduction to laboratory methods that are useful in experimental physics and other laboratorybased disciplines, with an emphasis on computer interfacing techniques. Topics will include basic analog electronics, fundamental instrumentation such as analogdigital converters and digital oscilloscopes, and computer interfacing using LabView. Student will design and construct several significant computer interfacing projects throughout the semester. Since this course provides the foundation for advanced experimental work and research, students should take this course in their sophomore or junior year. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 348L2 30575 
Laboratory Instrumentation Lab 
Days: T

Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 154

Instructor: James Doyle


Details
This course is an introduction to laboratory methods that are useful in experimental physics and other laboratorybased disciplines, with an emphasis on computer interfacing techniques. Topics will include basic analog electronics, fundamental instrumentation such as analogdigital converters and digital oscilloscopes, and computer interfacing using LabView. Student will design and construct several significant computer interfacing projects throughout the semester. Since this course provides the foundation for advanced experimental work and research, students should take this course in their sophomore or junior year. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 37001 30576 
Computational Physics 
Days: M W F

Time: 09:40 am10:40 am

Room: OLRI 301

Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis


Details
This course introduces students to coding and computational methods, focusing on developing computationbased skills that are critical for practicing physicists. Students process experimental data using statistical tools, study the implications of realistic physical models using a toolbox of numerical methods, and visualize information in meaningful formats.The course starts with an introduction to coding (in Python) and a survey of data manipulation tools (e.g., reading, writing, analyzing statistically, etc.). The focus is on skills that help students in labs, research, and anywhere else they need to extract physical insight from data. After the introduction to data analysis, the course transitions into a survey of numerical techniques which facilitate quantitative analysis of theoretical models describing complex physical phenomena, thereby creating a bridge between experimental/observational and theoretical physics.The lab provides handson experience in the application of computational skills discussed in lecture to realistic physical models drawn from a wide range of physics subdisciplines. Projects in the lab are implemented using Jupyter notebooks, via the Google Colaboratory environment. Students write documentation in Latex and Markdown. No previous experience with any of these is assumed. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 331
General Education Requirements:
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Course Materials

PHYS 370L1 30577 
Computational Physics Lab 
Days: R

Time: 08:00 am11:10 am

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis


Details
This course introduces students to coding and computational methods, focusing on developing computationbased skills that are critical for practicing physicists. Students process experimental data using statistical tools, study the implications of realistic physical models using a toolbox of numerical methods, and visualize information in meaningful formats.The course starts with an introduction to coding (in Python) and a survey of data manipulation tools (e.g., reading, writing, analyzing statistically, etc.). The focus is on skills that help students in labs, research, and anywhere else they need to extract physical insight from data. After the introduction to data analysis, the course transitions into a survey of numerical techniques which facilitate quantitative analysis of theoretical models describing complex physical phenomena, thereby creating a bridge between experimental/observational and theoretical physics.The lab provides handson experience in the application of computational skills discussed in lecture to realistic physical models drawn from a wide range of physics subdisciplines. Projects in the lab are implemented using Jupyter notebooks, via the Google Colaboratory environment. Students write documentation in Latex and Markdown. No previous experience with any of these is assumed. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 331
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Course Materials

PHYS 370L2 30578 
Computational Physics Lab 
Days: R

Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis


Details
This course introduces students to coding and computational methods, focusing on developing computationbased skills that are critical for practicing physicists. Students process experimental data using statistical tools, study the implications of realistic physical models using a toolbox of numerical methods, and visualize information in meaningful formats.The course starts with an introduction to coding (in Python) and a survey of data manipulation tools (e.g., reading, writing, analyzing statistically, etc.). The focus is on skills that help students in labs, research, and anywhere else they need to extract physical insight from data. After the introduction to data analysis, the course transitions into a survey of numerical techniques which facilitate quantitative analysis of theoretical models describing complex physical phenomena, thereby creating a bridge between experimental/observational and theoretical physics.The lab provides handson experience in the application of computational skills discussed in lecture to realistic physical models drawn from a wide range of physics subdisciplines. Projects in the lab are implemented using Jupyter notebooks, via the Google Colaboratory environment. Students write documentation in Latex and Markdown. No previous experience with any of these is assumed. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 331
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
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PHYS 44001 30579 
Observational Astronomy 
Days: M W F

Time: 12:00 pm01:00 pm

Room: OLRI 404

Instructor: Cannon, Williams


Details
This is an upperlevel course for physics and astronomy majors that covers techniques of astronomical data acquisition and analysis. The class is divided roughly equally between optical and radio techniques. Students complete observational projects using both the Macalester Observatory and national telescope facilities. Lectures are supplemented by a required 3hour analysis session that meets once per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 113 and PHYS 120; or PHYS 113 and a labbased upperdivision natural science course (e.g., PHYS 331, CHEM 311).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 440L1 30580 
Observational Astronomy Lab 
Days: T

Time: 08:00 am11:10 am

Room: OLRI 404

Instructor: Cannon, Williams


*First day attendance required*
Details
This is an upperlevel course for physics and astronomy majors that covers techniques of astronomical data acquisition and analysis. The class is divided roughly equally between optical and radio techniques. Students complete observational projects using both the Macalester Observatory and national telescope facilities. Lectures are supplemented by a required 3hour analysis session that meets once per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 113 and PHYS 120; or PHYS 113 and a labbased upperdivision natural science course (e.g., PHYS 331, CHEM 311).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 440L2 30581 
Observational Astronomy Lab 
Days: T

Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 404

Instructor: Cannon, Williams


*First day attendance required*
Details
This is an upperlevel course for physics and astronomy majors that covers techniques of astronomical data acquisition and analysis. The class is divided roughly equally between optical and radio techniques. Students complete observational projects using both the Macalester Observatory and national telescope facilities. Lectures are supplemented by a required 3hour analysis session that meets once per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 113 and PHYS 120; or PHYS 113 and a labbased upperdivision natural science course (e.g., PHYS 331, CHEM 311).
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 46101 30582 
Mechanics 
Days: M W F

Time: 10:50 am11:50 am

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: Saki Khan


Details
The fundamental principles of classical mechanics are discussed and applied to problems of contemporary interest. Topics include: charged particle motion in electromagnetic fields, oscillations and resonance, central force motion including the Kepler problem and Rutherford scattering, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical dynamics, symmetry and conservation laws, noninertial reference frames, rigid body dynamics and applications, and an introduction to nonlinear dynamics. Three lectures, problem discussions, and 1 onehour laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227 and MATH 312 .
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 461L1 30583 
Mechanics Lab 
Days: M

Time: 03:30 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 154

Instructor: Saki Khan


Details
The fundamental principles of classical mechanics are discussed and applied to problems of contemporary interest. Topics include: charged particle motion in electromagnetic fields, oscillations and resonance, central force motion including the Kepler problem and Rutherford scattering, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical dynamics, symmetry and conservation laws, noninertial reference frames, rigid body dynamics and applications, and an introduction to nonlinear dynamics. Three lectures, problem discussions, and 1 onehour laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227 and MATH 312 .
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 46801 30584 
Statistical Mechanics 
Days: M W F

Time: 08:30 am09:30 am

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: James Heyman


Details
This course explores the equilibrium and kinetic properties of manyparticle systems such as gases, liquids, and solids. The fundamental notions of entropy, temperature, and the Boltzmann relation are rigorously derived from statistical mechanics, and are used to develop other thermodynamic ideas such as chemical potential and free energy. The theory is applied to classical and quantum systems, including photon gases (blackbody radiation), BoseEinstein condensation, fermion systems such as metals and neutron stars, classical ideal gases, vibrations in solids (phonons), chemical reactions, semiconductors, and transport phenomena. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 331 and MATH 237.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 48201 30585 
Adv Quantum Mechanics 
Days: M W F

Time: 02:20 pm03:20 pm

Room: OLRI 101

Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis


Details
This course continues the rigorous study of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics started in PHYS 481. Time independent perturbation theory, the variational method, and the WKB approximation are applied to physical systems. Time dependent perturbation theory is developed to investigate emission and absorption of radiation. Entangled states, the EPR paradox, and Bell's theorem are discussed. Three lectures, 1 onehour laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 481.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 482L1 30586 
Adv Quantum Mechanics Lab 
Days: F

Time: 03:30 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 154

Instructor: James Heyman


Details
This course continues the rigorous study of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics started in PHYS 481. Time independent perturbation theory, the variational method, and the WKB approximation are applied to physical systems. Time dependent perturbation theory is developed to investigate emission and absorption of radiation. Entangled states, the EPR paradox, and Bell's theorem are discussed. Three lectures, 1 onehour laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 481.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 48901 30587 
Physics Seminar 
Days: W

Time: 03:30 pm04:30 pm

Room: OLRI 150

Instructor: James Heyman


*1 credit*
Details
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
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