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Dr. Erik Aver
Professor and Chair

Office: Herak 312B
Phone:(509) 313-5979
Fax:(509) 313-5718

Gonzaga University
Physics Department
AD Box 51
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0051

In the Fall 2018 semester, the Department of Physics will be offering various sections of introductory courses, as well as the intermediate and upper-level courses described below. The complete list of physics course offerings can be found on Zagweb. You can also view the Course Catalog.

Fall 2018 Intermediate and Upper-level Courses

Computational Physics pdf

PHYS 208 - 2 credits
Instructor: Dr. Adam Fritsch
Meeting Times: 9:25 am to 10:40 am TTh
Prerequisite: PHYS 103 and MATH 258

An introduction to computational physics. Students will be introduced to many of the basic ideas, algorithms, and tools used by physicists to solve problems. Techniques learned here will be used in most upper level courses.

Mathematical Methods circle

PHYS 300 - 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Eric Kincanon
Meeting Times: 8:00 am to 8:50 am MWF
Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: PHYS 204

Survey of mathematical techniques including vector calculus, differential equations, complex analysis, and Fourier series used in upper division physics courses. Counts 2 credits towards the minor.

Electricity and Magnetism aharonov-bohm-effect

PHYS 306 - 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Allan Greer
Meeting Times: 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm MWF
Prerequisite: PHYS 204 and either PHYS 300 or both MATH 259 and MATH 260

Electrical and magnetic phenomena leading to a development of Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic field theory.

Advanced Mechanics top

***MENG Technical Elective***

PHYS 402 - 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Geske
Meeting Times: 11:00 am to 11:50 am MWF
Prerequisite: PHYS 301

A continuation of PHYS 301 Intermediate Mechanics and an extension to the dynamics of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids by the use of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.