Courses

For brief descriptions of courses and scheduled instructors, please consult the official Dartmouth Course Descriptions and Requirements published by the Office of the Registrar.  For detailed information about the terms and times that courses will be offered, the most reliable source is the Timetables page on the Registrar's site. A list of courses scheduled for Summer 2015 through Spring 2018 is available in table form here.

Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 3 - General Physics I

Course Description

Instructor:  Yorke Brown

Textbook: Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Volume 1, (Chs 1-20), Douglas Giancoli, Douglas Giancol, ISBN: 978-0132273589 

Classroom: 104 Wilder

Class times: MWF 12:50 - 1:55 pm;  x-period: Tu 1:20 - 2:20 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 13 - Introductory Physics I

Course Description

Instructor: James Labelle

Textbooks: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 1, Paul Tipler & Gene Mosca, 6th Edition, January 2007, ISBN: 978-1429201322 

Recommended: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Study Guide, Vol 1, Todd Ruskel, 6th Edition, June 2007, ISBN: 978-0716784678

Recommended: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol 1​, Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton and Matthew Sands , 50th New Millennium Edition, October 2011, ISBN: 978-0465024933

Classroom: 111 Wilder

Class Times: MWF 10:10 - 11:15 am; MWF 11:30 - 12:35 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 15 - Introductory Physics I: Honors

Course Description

Instructor: Robyn Millan​

Textbooks: An Introduction to Mechanics, Daniel Kleppner & Robert Kolenkow, 2nd Edition, November 2013, ISBN: 978-0521198110

Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick, 2nd Edition, 1985,  ISBN: 978-0471873730 

Recommended: A Student’s Guide to Waves, Daniel Fleisch & Laura Kinnaman, 1st Edition, June 2015, ISBN: 978-1107643260

Classroom: 115 Wilder

Class Times: MWF 10:10 - 11:15 am; x-period Thu. 12:15 - 1:05 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 19 - Relativistic and Quantum Physics

Course Description

Instructor:  Hans-Reinhard Mueller

Textbook: Modern Physics, Kenneth Krane, 3rd Edition, February 2012, ISBN: 978-1118061145

Recommended: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles, Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick, 2nd Edition, 1985, ISBN: 978-0471873730

Classroom: 102 Wilder

Class Times: MWF 8:50-9:55 am; x-period: Thu 9:05-9:55 am

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 43 - Statistical Physics

Course Description

Instructor: Spencer Hatch

Textbook: An Introduction to Thermal Physics, Daniel Schroeder, 1st Edition, August 1999, ISBN: 978-0201380279

Classroom: 115 Wilder

Class times: MWF 8:50-9:55 am; x-period: Thu 9:05-9:55 am

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 47 - Optics

Course Description

Instructor: Kipp van Schooten

Textbook: Optics, Eugene Hecht, 5th Edition, January 2016, ISBN: 978-0133977226

Classroom: 102 Wilder

Class times: MWF 11:30 am - 12:35 pm;  x-period: Tu 12:15-1:05 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 50 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Course Description

Instructor: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

Textbook: Quantum Mechanics: A Paradigms Approach, David McIntyre and Corinne Manogue, 1st Edition, January 2012, ISBN: 978-0321765796

Recommended: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, David Griffiths, 2nd Edition, August 2016, ISBN: 978-1107179868

Classroom: 115 Wilder

Class Times: TTh 10:10 am - 12 pm;  x-period: W 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 68 - Introduction to Plasma Physics

Course Description

Instructor: Caitano da Silva

Textbooks: Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Francis Chen, 3rd Edition, December 2015, ISBN: 978-3319223087 

Recommended: Space Physics: An Introduction, Russell, Luhmann & Strangeway, Psc Edition, August 2016, ISBN: 978-1107098824

Classroom: 202 Wilder

Class Times: MWF 10:10 -11:15 am;  x-period: Th 12:15-1:05 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 70 - Fourier Transforms and Complex Variables

Course Description

Instructor: Markus Testorf

Textbook: 

Classroom: TBA

Class times: MWF 2:10 - 3:15 pm;  x-period: Th 1:20-2:10 pm

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Physics 73 - Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

Course Description

Instructor: James Whitfield

Textbooks:  The Oxford Solid State Basics, S. H. Simon, The Oxford Solid State Basics , ISBN: 978-0199680771; 

Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics: An Introduction, Henrik Bruus and Karsten Flensberg 1st Edition, November 2004, ISBN: 978-0198566335 

Recommended: Introduction to Solid State Physics, Charles Kittel, 8th Edition, November 2004, ISBN: 978-0471415268

Classroom: 115 Wilder

Class times: MWF 12:50 - 1:55 pm;  x-period: Tu 1:20 - 2:20 pm

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Fall 2017 Physics Courses

Physics 77 - Introduction to General Relativity and Gravitation

Course Description

Instructor: Devin Walker

Textbooks: Introducing Einstein's Relativity, Ray d'Inverno, 1st Edition, June 1992, ISBN: 978-0198596868

Recommended: Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, James Hartle,1st Edition, January 2003, ISBN: 978-0805386622

Classroom: 102

Class times: TTh 2:25 - 4:15 pm;  x-period: Th 4:35 - 5:25 pm

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Fall 2017 Astronomy Courses

Astronomy 2/3 - Exploring the Universe

Course Description

Instructor: Ryan Hickox

Textbook: Investigating Astronomy, Timothy Slater & Roger Freedman, 2nd Edition, March 2014, ISBN: 978-1464140853

Classroom: 104

Class times: MWF 11:30 am - 12:35 pm

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Fall 2017 Astronomy Courses

Astronomy 61 - Observational Techniques in Astronomy

Course Description

Instructor: John Thorstensen

Textbook: No textbook required

Classroom: By arrangement

Class times: By arrangement

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