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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)

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The Physics Department discourages students from changing midstream from Physics 140 to Physics 125 or from Physics 240 to Physics 126, so it is important that students choose the first course of a physics sequence with care. Prospective engineers, physicists, and chemists should elect Physics 140/240 rather than Physics 125/126 because concentration programs in these areas require the Physics 140/240 sequence. In the case of some departmental concentration programs (e.g., biology) or in special individual circumstances, students can elect or are encouraged to elect the Physics 125/126 sequence. Some advisors will advise all students who have had calculus to elect Physics 140/240. Physics 140/240 can be elected by all students who have had calculus, but it should be elected only by students who enjoy solving difficult problems and who think that they will be good at it.

Note: If the Waitlist code on a Physics course is WL:5, then both sign on the waitlist through Touch-tone Registration and contact the department office.


PHYSICS 103. The Physical Universe: Relativity and Quanta.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: High School geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 106. Everyday Physics.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. It is recommended that School of Education students take PHYSICS 420. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 107. 20th-Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school algebra and geometry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 112. Cosmology: The Science of the Universe.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Although no science prerequisites are required, exposure to physics at high school level would be helpful. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 125. General Physics: Mechanics and Sound.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. PHYSICS 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 140, 145, or 160.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 126. General Physics: Electricity and Light.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 125. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. PHYSICS 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 240 or 260.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 127. Mechanics and Sound Lab.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 128. Electricity and Light Lab.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended. (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 140. General Physics I.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 115. PHYSICS 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 145, or 160.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 141. Elementary Laboratory I.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140, 160, or 145 is strongly recommended. (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 160. Honors Physics I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 115. Students should elect PHYSICS 141 concurrently. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 140, or 145.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 240. General Physics II.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 140, 145 or 160; and MATH 116. PHYSICS 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126 or 260.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 241. Elementary Laboratory II.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended. (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 264 / CDB 264 / UC 264 / PSYCH 241. Introduction to Sensory Systems: Sound, Hearing, and Deafness.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kate F Barald, John C Middlebrooks , Karl Grosh (grosh@umich.edu), William E Grenawitzke

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See University Courses 264.001.

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PHYSICS 333. Keller Tutor 140.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students in this course serve as tutors for PHYSICS 140 Keller sections. One to three credits may be earned while providing tutoring on a one-to-one basis under the supervision of the faculty member. Tutors are expected to spend three clock hours per week for each credit earned. Registration requires instructor approval; application forms are available in the Physics Office of Student Services, 2464 Randall Lab.

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PHYSICS 334. Keller Tutor 240.

This course is only for students wishing to be a Keller Tutor.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students work as tutors in Physics 240 Keller sections. See Physics 333.

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PHYSICS 340. Waves, Heat, and Light.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 240 or 260, and MATH 215. Concurrent election of PHYSICS 341 is strongly recommended. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 341. Waves, Heat, and Light Lab.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 240 or 260. Concurrent election of PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended. (2). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 390. Introduction to Modern Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 340 and MATH 216. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 401. Intermediate Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 402. Optics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. A student can receive credit for only one of EECS 334 or PHYSICS 402.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 405. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. Prior or concurrent enrollment in PHYSICS 451. PHYSICS 340 recommended. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 406. Statistical and Thermal Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 390. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 419 / RCNSCI 419 / NRE 574 / PUBPOL 519. Energy Demand.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marc H Ross, Gregory A Keoleian

Prerequisites & Distribution: Basic college economics and senior standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in physics.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 435. Gravitational Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 390 and 401. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 441. Advanced Laboratory I.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 390 and any 400-level Physics course. (2). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 451. Methods of Theoretical Physics I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 215 and 216. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 453. Quantum Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 390. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PHYSICS 496. Senior Thesis, I.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of departmental concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (PHYSICS 497), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students get introductory experience and research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a senior thesis project. If work is not completed in the Winter Academic Term, student would register for 497 in the Winter Term.

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PHYSICS 497. Senior Thesis, II.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of departmental concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A continuation of PHYSICS 496. Students who do not complete their thesis research in PHYSICS 496 may continue to PHYSICS 497. If continuing, a grade of Y is given for PHYSICS 496 and a final senior thesis grade is given upon completion of the research.

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PHYSICS 498. Introduction to Research for Honors Students.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of departmental concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (PHYSICS 499), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy that part of the Honors requirement. If work is not completed in Fall Term, the student would register for 499 in Winter Term.

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PHYSICS 499. Introduction to Research for Honors Students.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of physics concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy the part of the Honors requirement.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department


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