Welcome to the Physical Systems homepage!
modified 31.Dec.98

These pages are under construction all year (especially the SYLLABUS),
so please check every Friday for updates. Thanks!

Fall schedule & syllabus      Winter schedule & syllabus         Spring schedule & syllabus

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  • Program descriptions and prerequisites
  • first week and answers to FAQs
  • Spring description and prerequisites
  • Records and portfolio/eval guide
  • Links, resources,  and astrolinks
  • Texts
  • Program Covenant
  • quizzes
  • Web Crossing
  •  study guides
  • your Web pages 
  • Overview of the physics:

    Fall: Mechanics and Thermodynamics help us understand Stellar Structure and Evolution

    Winter: Electromagnetic Theory, Modern Physics, and Quantum Mechanics help us understand Stellar Structure and Dynamics

    Spring: We'll study Cosmologies (in conjunction with Astronomy), such as big bang theories, superstrings and D-branes, quantum loop gravity, as well as diverse cosmologies across cultures and throughout history. (Don Middendorf will teach special and general relativity in Energy Systems next year, so we won't do much of that this year.)