Course Descriptions

105. 物理 for Life

111. Introduction to Astronomy

113. Cosmology: The Scientific Exploration of the Universe

121. General 物理 I

122. General 物理 II

140. 物理 of Music

213. Modern 物理

216. 模拟 & Digital Circuits

226. Optics: From Lenses to Lasers

250. Simulating Science

241. Thermal & Statistical 物理

313. Nuclear & Particle 物理

319. Analytical Mechanics

321. Advanced Mechanics

329. Electromagnetism

331. Advanced Electro磁 Theory

341. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

351. Solid State 物理

450. CUE: Advanced Projects

105. 物理 for Life

以探究为基础的物理和物理科学概念的介绍. Through in-depth study of simple physical systems, students gain direct experience with the process of science. 本课程的内容各不相同,将集中于以下一两个主题:物质的性质, heat and temperature, light and color, 磁铁, electric circuits, and the physics of motion. 除了中学代数和几何,没有数学先决条件.

Meets general academic requirement S.

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111. Introduction to Astronomy

宇宙物理学:对物质宇宙中物体的结构、运动和演化的研究. 重点放在理解物理原理和天文学家研究宇宙的技术上. 特别感兴趣的主题包括太阳系的结构, the properties of stars, stellar evolution and collapse, the 结构 of galaxies, and cosmology.

Meets general academic requirement S.

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113. Cosmology: The Scientific Exploration of the Universe

澳博国际首页在不断地寻找关于起源的古老问题的答案, 年龄, 作文, 结构, and the ultimate fate of the universe. Just as the cosmos is changing, 随着新的观察和解释的出现,澳博国际首页对宇宙的看法正在发生变化. 本课程将研究普遍接受的宇宙学模型, and the personalities responsible for these models, from the time of the ancient Greeks up to the present. 这些模式中的每一个都将根据当时可用的观测数据加以检验. 主要的重点将放在了解关于宇宙的最新观测和流行的宇宙膨胀大爆炸模型. Offered as a course designed for Muhlenberg Scholars.

Meets general academic requirement S.

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121. General 物理 I

An introductory, calculus-based physics course. 本课程以活动为基础,在实验室进行两小时的教学, 在哪里概念是通过实验和其他实践活动引入的. 后续的讨论、演示和问题解决将在课堂上得到强调. 所涵盖的主题包括一和二维运动学和动力学, 动力, 能源, rotational kinematics and dynamics.

Prerequisite: MTH 121 Calculus I should be previously completed or enrolled concurrently.

Meets general academic requirement S.

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122. General 物理 II

将在PHY 211通用物理I中引入的能量思想扩展到Thermal力学的思想. It also introduces electrostatics, dc circuits, magnetism and electro磁 induction, and some topics from modern physics. This course follows the same weekly format as General 物理 I.

Prerequisite: PHY 121 General 物理 I

Meets general academic requirement S.

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140. The 物理 of Music

音乐物理学是为对声音现象感兴趣的学生设计的. 这门以探究为基础的课程提供实践活动,将声音的物理与学生的日常音乐体验联系起来. The theoretical principles of music, the ways composers write, the design of musical instruments, 澳博国际首页对音乐的感知都有其物理基础. By studying the physical principles of simple harmonic motion, 共振, harmonic series, 波形, Fourier analysis and electronic synthesis, we will relate the science of sound to the art of music. Does not count toward the physics major or minor.

Prerequisite: MUS 111 Music Theory I or permission of instructors. Meets general academic requirement S and effective Fall 2013 SC.

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213. Modern 物理

An introduction to twentieth-century developments in physics, with an emphasis on the special theory of relativity; Rutherford scattering; introduction to quantum theory; atomic 结构; Nuclear and particle physics.

Prerequisite: PHY 122 General 物理 II

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216. 模拟 & Digital Circuits

Through a mix of classroom work, computer simulations and laboratory work, 学生将构建和分析在许多科学和计算机应用中发现的模拟和数字电路. Specific topics include passive and active filters, electronic feedback, operational amplifiers, oscillators, A/D and D/A conversion, digital waveshaping and instrumentation. This course meets in the laboratory for two hours, twice a week, and will be offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite: PHY 122 General 物理 II

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226. Optics: From Lenses to Lasers

Through laboratories and simulations, the student will explore the field of optics, starting with the fundamentals of waves and electro磁 theory, through geometrical and physical optics, and culminating in the study of selected topics from modern optics. 现代的主题可能包括激光、光学数据处理、全息术或非线性光学. 本课程每周两次,每次两小时,以实验/讨论的形式授课. The course will be offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite: PHY 122 General 物理 II

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241. Thermal & Statistical 物理

The laws of thermodynamics, their consequences and applications. 理想气体的动力学理论和统计力学导论.

Prerequisite: PHY 122 General 物理 II

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250. Simulating Science

计算机模拟是当代基础和应用科学的重要组成部分,计算正变得与理论和实验一样重要. “计算”能力现在是研究科学家的基本技能之一. 本课程将向学生介绍计算机模拟方法及其在生物学中的应用, 化学, physics and environmental science. 可能的主题包括:人口如何随时间变化(生物学), the kinetic theory of gases (化学), the effect of air resistance on falling objects (physics), 湖泊污染水平随时间的变化(环境科学). No programming experience is required; elements of 结构d programming and C++ will be presented as needed.

Prerequisite: PHY 121 General 物理 I

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313. Nuclear & Particle 物理

Properties of nuclei; theories and models of Nuclear 结构; natural radioactivity; Nuclear forces and reactions; elementary particles.

Prerequisite: PHY 213 Modern 物理

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319. Analytical Mechanics

粒子学:对粒子、粒子系统和刚体的运动学和动力学的详细研究. Topics considered include projectile motion; the gravitational force and its influence on earthbound and heavenly bodies; rotating coordinate systems; and scattering theory.

Prerequisite: PHY 122 General 物理 II and MTH 122 Calculus II

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321. Advanced Mechanics

一门旨在拓宽和加深对经典物理的理解的课程. Topics to be studied include Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics; the mechanics of continuous media; the theory of small vibrations; perturbation theory; and relativistic dynamics.

Prerequisite: PHY 319 Analytical Mechanics

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329. Electromagnetism

静电学、静磁学、电流及其影响的研究. Maxwell’s equations are derived. Vector methods are stressed and field notation is used.

Prerequisite: PHY 319 Analytical Mechanics

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331. Advanced Electro磁 Theory

Deviation of the wave equations from Maxwell’s equations. 对波动理论进行了详细的探讨,推导了波动光学的基本原理.

Prerequisite: PHY 329 Electromagnetism

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341. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Origin of quantum concepts; the wave function and its interpretation; the Schrodinger equation; treatment of the free particle; potential barriers and wells; the linear harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom. Representation of dynamical variables as operators and matrices; introduction to perturbation theory.

前提条件:PHY 213现代物理学和PHY 319分析力学

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351. Solid State 物理

Study of the properties of crystalline solids. Starting with a study of crystal 结构, reciprocal lattice 结构, 能源 bands, and the free electron gas, physical models will be developed to explain the electrical, 磁, Thermal and optical properties of solids.

Prerequisite: instructor permission

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450. CUE: Advanced Projects

主要是一门实验课程,侧重于探索原子的经典和当代实验, Nuclear, Thermal, and quantum physics, 重点介绍仪器仪表和误差分析. 本课程将以一个扩展的实验或理论研究项目告终. 学生将在书面和口头报告中展示结果. Five hours of class per week. Offered every spring.

Prerequisites: PHY 213 Modern 物理 and PHY 216 模拟 & Digital Circuits plus one of the following: PHY241 or 242 Thermal & 统计物理,物理319分析力学或物理329电磁学.

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