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Physics and Astronomy Course Numbers

We revised the physics and astronomy course numbers to make the numbering system more consistent with other departments at Colgate. The new and old numbers are shown below.

New course numbers (beginning fall 2012)
Former course numbers (2011–12)
PHYS 105/105L Mechanical Physics I
PHYS 111/111L Fundamental Physics I
PHYS 112/112L Fundamental Physics II
PHYS 131/131L Atoms and Waves
PHYS 120/120L General Physics I
PHYS 232/232L Introductory Mechanics
PHYS 121/121L General Physics II
PHYS 233/233L Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 122/122L General Physics III
PHYS 201 Mathematical Methods for Physics I
PHYS 205 Mathematical Methods of Physics
PHYS 202-204
PHYS 304/304L Physical Optics
PHYS 404/404L
PHYS 334 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity
PHYS 216 (earlier, Waves and Modern Physics)
PHYS 336/336L Electronics
PHYS 282/282L
PHYS (& BIOL) 350 Biophysics
Same (earlier, PHYS 340)
PHYS 431 Mechanics
PHYS 302
PHYS 432 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 303
PHYS 433 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 372
PHYS 434/434L Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 371 (earlier, Introductory QM)
PHYS 451/451L Computational Mechanics
PHYS 404/402L
PHYS 453 Solid State Physics
PHYS 420
PHYS 456 Relativity and Cosmology
PHYS 422
PHYS (& MATH) 458 Real-time Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
PHYS (& MATH) 407
PHYS 310, 410 Advanced Topics and Experiments
PHYS (or ASTR) 291, 391, 491 Independent Study
ASTR 101 Solar System Astronomy
ASTR 102 Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
ASTR 210 Intermediate Astronomy and Astrophysics
ASTR (& SOAN) 230 Astronomy in Culture
ASTR 130 / SOAN 230
ASTR 312/312L Astronomical Techniques
ASTR 212/212L
ASTR 313 Planetary Science
ASTR 320
ASTR 414 Astrophysics
ASTR 314
ASTR 416 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
ASTR 316