
 Physics (Site not responding. Last check: ) 
  Physics is the most mature of the sciences and provides much of the conceptual apparatus and instrumentation for chemistry, biology, astronomy, and engineering. 
  The physics curriculum at Reed College is designed to provide rigorous preparation for those who plan careers in the field while at the same time serving the needs of all interested liberal arts students. 
  The emphasis is on approximation techniques (timeindependent and timedependent perturbation theory, WKB approximation, variational principles, Born approximation), with applications to atoms, molecules, and solids, the quantum theory of radiation, and formal scattering theory. 
 web.reed.edu /academic/catalog/phys.html (1390 words) 
