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PHYS 144.54 Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 24, Waitlist: 0

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1:00pm2:10pm1:00pm2:10pm1:45pm5:45pm1:50pm2:50pm
Synonym: 58222

Barry N Costanzi, Chris J West

This course begins by considering basic principles of physics in the realm of planetary systems, black holes and dark matter in the universe. Conservation of energy and momentum will be used to explore large-scale phenomena in the cosmos. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 143, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

Held for First year students. Appropriate for students with prior calculus-based physics course such as an AP or IB course.

Waitlist for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: PHYS 144.WL4 (Synonym 58224)

PHYS 335.00 Quantum Mechanics 6 credits

Open: Size: 32, Registered: 29, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

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8:30am9:40am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
Synonym: 58229

Chris J West

An examination of the structure of non-relativistic quantum mechanics and how this theory differs from those of classical physics. Topics include the mathematics of Hilbert space, the postulates of quantum mechanics, the motion of a particle in one dimension (including the free particle and the simple harmonic oscillator), the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and spin. Multidimensional applications will include the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom. Approximation techniques and applications will be presented.

Prerequisite: Physics 226, 228, 231 and Mathematics 232. Familiarity with matrix algebra is assumed

PHYS 400.04 Integrative Exercise 3-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 4, Registered: 2, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 58233

Chris J West

An extensive study of a specific topic in physics, culminating in a 60-minute presentation during winter or spring term and a 7500 word paper. Students may arrange to complete the bulk of their work during winter or spring term (Physics 400, 6 credits), or divide their effort between terms (Physics 400, winter, 3 credits; Physics 400, spring, 3 credits).

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