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Spring 2014 Courses

 

Astronomy 1 - Exploration of the Solar System

Instructor: Brian Chaboyer
Textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, 1st Edtion, January 2011,
                  Slater & Freedman   ISBN: 978-1429210638
Classroom: 104 Wilder
Class times: MWF 11:15 am - 12:20 pm; x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50 pm
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Astronomy 15 - Stars and the Milky Way

Instructor: Ryan Hickox
Textbook: Foundations of Astrophysics, 1st Edition, 2010, Ryden & Peterson, ISBN: 978-0321595584
Classroom: 115 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 10:00 - 11:50 am; x-period: W 3:00-3:50 pm
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Astronomy 122 - Observational Cosmology

Instructor: Gary Wegner
Textbook: No textbook required
Classroom: 102 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 2:00 - 3:50 pm; x-period: W 4:15-5:05 pm
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Physics 1/2 - Understanding the Universe: From Atoms to the Big Bang

Instructors: Stephon Alexander / Richard Kremer
Textbook: The Dancing Universe, 1st Edition, March 2005, Marcelo Gleiser, ISBN: 978-1584654667
Classroom: 111 Wilder
Class times: MWF 12:30 - 1:35 pm; x-period: Tu 1:00-1:50 pm
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Physics 4 - General Physics II

Instructor: Kristina Lynch
Textbooks: Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Volume 2, Chs 21-35) (hardcover), 4th Edition, September 2007,                     Giancoli, ISBN: 978-0132273596
                    Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Volume 3, (Chs 36-44) (hardcover), 4th Edition,
                    Giancoli   ISBN: 978-0132274005
Classroom: 104 Wilder
Class times: MWF 12:30 - 1:35 pm; x-period: Tu 1:00-1:50 pm
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Physics 7 - Physics for Future Leaders

Instructor: Brian Chaboyer
Textbook: Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars, 1st Edition, October 2013,                   Billings & Lee, ISBN: 978-1617230066
Classroom: 102 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 10:00 - 11:50 pm; x-period: W 3:00-3:50 pm
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Physics 14 - Introductory Physics II

Instructor: John Thorstensen
Textbooks: Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Volume 2, (Chs 21-35)  4th Edition, September 2007,
                    Giancoli, ISBN: 978-0132273596
Classroom: 111 Wilder
Class times: Section 1 - MWF 10:00 - 11:05 am; x-period: Th 12:00-12:50 pm
                      Section 2 - MWF 11:15 AM - 12:20 pm; x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50 pm
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Physics 24 - Introductory Physics IV

Instructor: Kevin Wright
Textbooks: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei & Particles (hardcover), 2nd Edition,
                    January 1985, Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick, ISBN: 978-0471873730
                    (Recommended) Modern Physics for Scientists & Engineers, 4th Edition, January 2012,
                    Thorton & Rex   ISBN: 978-1133103721
Classroom: 102 Wilder
Class times: MWF 10:00 - 11:05 AM; x-period: Th 12:00-12:50 PM
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Physics 30 - Biological Physics

Instructor: Miles Blencowe
Textbook: Biological Physics, Updated, December 2013, Nelson, ISBN: 978-0716798972
Classroom: 115 Wilder
Class times: MWF 12:30 - 1:35 pm; x-period: Tu 1:00-1:50 pm
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Physics 44 - Mechanics

Instructor: Robyn Millan
Textbook: Classical Mechanics, 1st Edition, January 2005, Taylor, ISBN: 978-1891389221
Classroom: 102 Wilder
Class times: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:20 pm; x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50 pm
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Physics 66 - Relativistic Electrodynamics

Instructor: Brian Kress
Textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition, October 2012, Griffiths, ISBN: 978-0321856562
Classroom: 202 Wilder
Class times: MWF 10:00 - 11:05 am; x-period: Th 12:00-12:50 pm
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Physics 74 - Space Plasma Physics

Instructor: Mary Hudson
Textbook: Introduction to Space Physics, 1st Edition, April 1995, Russell & Kivelson, ISBN: 978-0521457149
Classroom: 202 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 2:00 - 3:50 pm; x-period: W 4:15-5:05 pm
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Physics 76 - Methods of Experimental Physics

Instructor: Kevin Wright
Textbook: An Introduction to Error Analysis, 2nd Edition, August 1996, Taylor, ISBN: 978-0935702750
Classroom: 209/210 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 2:00 - 3:50 pm; x-period: W 4:15-5:05 pm
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Physics 82 - Special Topics Seminar

Instructor: Marcelo Gleiser
Textbook: No textbook required
Classroom: By arrangement
Class times: By arrangement
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Physics 103 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Instructor: Stephon Alexander
Textbook: TBA
Classroom: 115 Wilder
Class times: MWF 10:00 - 11:05 pm; x-period: Th 12:00-12:50 pm
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Physics 104 - Statistical Mechanics

Instructor: Lorenza Viola
Textbooks: Statistical Mechanics, 3rd Edition, February 2007, Pathria & Beale   ISBN: 978-0123821881
                    Statistical Physics of Particles, 1st Edition, June 2007, Kardar, ISBN: 978-0521873420
                    (Recommended) An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics, 1st Edition, May 2012,
                    Swendsen, ISBN: 978-0199646944
Classroom: 115 Wilder
Class times: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:20 pm; x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50 pm
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Physics 116 - Quantum Information Science

Instructor: Lorenza Viola
Textbooks: Quantum Computation & Quantum Information, 10th Anniversary, January 2011,
                    Nielsen & Chuang, ISBN: 978-1107002173
                    (Recommended) Quantum Error Correction, 1st Edition, October 2013, Lidar & Brun,
                    ISBN: 978-0521897877
Classroom: 202 Wilder
Class times: TuTh 10:00 - 11:50 am; x-period: W 3:00-3:50 pm
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