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#### SCHOOL OF PHYSICS.

Professor Hoxton.

Adjunct Professor Sparrow.

Mr. Ball.

Mr. Cole.

Mr. Hiden.

A laboratory fee of five dollars is charged for Physics B1, C1, C2.

#### For Undergraduates and Graduates.

Physics C1: General Physics, Selected Topics: *Physics B1, and Mathematics
B1 prerequisite.*—The work in the class-room emphasizes the general

principles of dynamics and their application to physical problems, special

attention being given to the properties of matter and thermodynamics. The

laboratory work develops the basic principles of accurate measurement.

Laboratory work, six hours per week.—Hours by appointment. Rouss

Physical Laboratory. Adjunct Professor Sparrow.

Physics C2: Electricity and Optics: *Physics B1, with the addition of
either Physics C1, Mathematics B2, or Mathematics B3, prerequisite.*—Electricity

is given during the first half year, optics during the second. The elements of the

mathematical theory and outlines of important modern conceptions are

given in the lectures. In the laboratory, especial attention is paid to

methods of measurement.—Laboratory work, four to six hours per week,

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 p. m. Lecture hours by appointment. Rouss

Physical Laboratory. Professor Hoxton.

#### For Graduates.

The following courses vary from year to year, ranging over the more

important fields of Physics in a cycle of about three years. Physics C2 and

Mathematics C1 constitute a sufficient preparation for all these courses, and

at least one of these will be necessary. For students not fully prepared

in both mathematics and physics a conference with the professor will be

necessary to determine which courses can be undertaken with profit.

Physics D1: Theory of the Potential, and Allied Topics.—Deals with

those branches of mathematical physics which depend on the solution of

partial differential equations.—Hours by appointment. Adjunct Professor

Sparrow. Offered for 1917-1918.

Physics D2: Advanced Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases:

The mathematical theory and an account of the state of experimental knowledge

of the subject. Professor Hoxton. Given in 1916-1917.

Physics D3: Dynamics: A general course in dynamics, including

hydrodynamics and the theory of elasticity. Adjunct Professor Sparrow. Given

in 1916-1917.

Physics D4: Conduction of Electricity Through Gases: Chiefly the

experimental side of the subject.—Hours by appointment. Professor

Hoxton, Adjunct Professor Sparrow. Offered for 1917-1918.

Physics D5: Theory of Electrons, Electromagnetic Theory of Light:

The mathematical theory and an account of the state of experimental

knowledge of the subject. Adjunct Professor Sparrow. Given in 1915-1916.

Journal Meeting: The faculty and advanced students in physics and

astronomy meet once a week for the presentation and discussion of current

research. The students, as well as the professors, take an active part in the

presentation of these reports.

The Rouss Physical Laboratory is a commodious building, characterized

throughout by structural stability. The rooms are abundantly lighted, while

some may be darkened for optical experiments. There is a general distribution

of water and all the rooms are supplied with gas and electricity. The

equipment includes an exceptionally complete collection of demonstration

apparatus, and a good stock of apparatus for elementary laboratory instruction.

In addition to this there is a special line of electrical and optical instruments,

a 21½-foot concave grating with Rowland mounting, photographic

dark room, liquid air plant and storage battery, and an instrument

shop for the repair and construction of physical instruments. For advanced

work in some lines the facilities offered are excellent.

For summer-school courses in physics on which college credit will be

allowed, see p. 238.

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