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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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PHYSICS 102. The Physical Universe: motors, magnets & magnifiers.

Section 001 MEETS JAN 11 - FEB 22.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126 or 240. (1). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 105. Origin, and Fate of Life, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Section 001 Meets March 5-April 16.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 106. Everyday Physics.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 106. Everyday Physics.

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Michael Bretz (mbretz@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/106/

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PHYSICS 109 / CHEM 109. Natural Science: Bridging the Gaps.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Campbell , Griffin

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 125. General Physics: Mechanics and Sound.

THREE EVENING EXAMS: JAN 30, MAR 6, & APR 3, 6-8 PM. LOCATION TBA.

Instructor(s): Ratindranath Akhoury (akhoury@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. 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. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

Credits: (4).

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PHYSICS 126. General Physics: Electricity and Light.

STUDENTS MUST ELECT DISCUSSION AND LECTURESTUDENTS SHOULD ELECT PHYSICS 128 CONCURRENTLYTHREE EVENING EXAMS: JAN 30, MAR 6, & APR 3, 8-10 PM. LOCATION TBA..

Instructor(s): Timothy A McKay (tamckay@umich.edu)

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

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PHYSICS 127. Mechanics and Sound Lab.

FINAL EXAMS FOR ALL LABS WILL BE HELD THUR, APR 10, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ip-labs/default.htm

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PHYSICS 128. Electricity and Light Lab.

FINAL EXAMS FOR ALL LABS WILL BE HELD THURS. APRIL 10TH, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ip-labs/default.htm

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PHYSICS 140. General Physics I.

THREE EVENING EXAMS: JAN 30, MAR 6, & APR 3, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s): James W Allen (jwallen@umich.edu)

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://instructor.physics.lsa.umich.edu/winter2003/140/

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PHYSICS 140. General Physics I.

Section 035, 036 KELLER PLAN, SELF-PACED, INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION. NO LECTURES.

Instructor(s):

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

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PHYSICS 141. Elementary Laboratory I.

FINAL EXAMS FOR ALL LABS WILL BE HELD THUR, APR 10, 6-8 PM, LOCATION TBA.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ip-labs/default.htm

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PHYSICS 160. Honors Physics I.

Section 001 PHYS 160 IS DESIGNED FOR HONORS, PHYS MAJORS & QUALIFIED SCIENCE OR ENGIN MAJORS. STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW CALCULUS PLUS A BACKGOUND IN HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. STUDENTS SHOULD ELECT ONE SECT OF PHYS 141.

Instructor(s): Alexei V Tkachenko

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 240. General Physics II.

THREE EVENING EXAMS: JAN 30, MAR 6 & APR 3, 8-10 PM. LOCATION TBA.

Instructor(s): John K Riles (keithr@umich.edu)

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 240. General Physics II.

Section 035, 036 KELLER PLAN, SELF-PACED, INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION.

Instructor(s): Michael J Longo (mlongo@umich.edu)

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/phys240k

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PHYSICS 241. Elementary Laboratory II.

FINAL EXAMS FOR ALL LABS WILL BE HELD THUR, APR 10, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ip-labs/default.htm

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PHYSICS 260. Honors Physics II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Myron K Campbell (myron@umich.edu)

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

Full QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 288. Physics of Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel Axelrod (daxelrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 489. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://instructor.physics.lsa.umich.edu/winter2003/288/

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PHYSICS 290. Physics of the Body and Mind.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Timothy E Chupp (chupp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 125 or 140 or 160, and prior or concurrent enrollment in 126 or 240 or 260. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 333. Keller Tutor 140.

Section 001.

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.

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PHYSICS 334. Keller Tutor 240.

Section 001.

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.

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PHYSICS 340. Waves, Heat, and Light.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher R Monroe

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.

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PHYSICS 341. Waves, Heat, and Light Lab.

Instructor(s): Bing Zhou (bzhou@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 390. Introduction to Modern Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rudolf P Thun (rthun@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 401. Intermediate Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Meigan C Aronson (maronson@umich.edu)

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.

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PHYSICS 405. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David W Gerdes (gerdes@umich.edu)

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.

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PHYSICS 406. Statistical and Thermal Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Samuel M Moukouri

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 411. Introduction to Computational Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 401 and MATH 216. Some familiarity with a computer language. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 415. Special Problems for Undergraduates.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course emphasizes experimental or theoretical research under the supervision of a faculty member. Generally a small facet of a large research undertaking is investigated in detail. This is an independent study course, and instructor permission is required. The appropriate form is available in the Physics Student Services Office, 2464 Randall Lab.

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PHYSICS 417 / CHEM 417. Dynamical Processes in Biophysics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jens-Christian D Meiners (meiners@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 216, and PHYSICS 340 or CHEM 463. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 420. Living with Physics for Elementary Teachers.

Instructor(s): Jean P Krisch (jkrisch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to elementary education concentrators. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 106. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($25) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 442. Advanced Laboratory II.

Instructor(s): Dante Eric Amidei (amidei@umich.edu)

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.

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PHYSICS 452. Methods of Theoretical Physics II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jianming Qian (qianj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 451. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 453. Quantum Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Daniel Wells

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 457. Subatomic Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carl W Akerlof

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 453. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 460. Quantum Mechanics II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jens C Zorn (jenszorn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 453. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 463. Introduction to Solid State Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Roy Clarke (royc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 453. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 465. Senior Seminar.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Roberto D Merlin (merlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to junior and senior physics concentrators. (2). (Excl). (BS). Meets the Upper-Level Writing Requirement. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PHYSICS 489. Physics of Music.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel Axelrod (daxelrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 288. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be included in a concentration plan in physics. May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://instructor.physics.lsa.umich.edu/winter2003/288/

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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.

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.

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.

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