ASTR001 - Survey of the Universe

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
2
Title (text only)
Survey of the Universe
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASTR
Section number only
002
Section ID
ASTR001002
Course number integer
1
Meeting times
M 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
WF 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
Meeting location
FAGN 116
DRLB A5
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robyn E. Sanderson
Description
A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course.
Course number only
001
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Physical World Sector
Use local description
No

ASTR001 - Survey of the Universe

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Survey of the Universe
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASTR
Section number only
001
Section ID
ASTR001001
Course number integer
1
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Meeting location
DRLB A4
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mark Devlin
Description
A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course.
Course number only
001
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Physical World Sector
Use local description
No

PHYS611 - Statistical Mechanics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Statistical Mechanics
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS611001
Course number integer
611
Meeting times
MW 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Meeting location
DRLB 3C2
Level
graduate
Instructors
Vijay Balasubramanian
Description
Introduction to the canonical structure and formulation of modern statistical mechanics. The thermodynamic limit. Entropic and depletion forces. Gas and liquid theory. Phase transitions and critical phenomena. The virial expansion. Quantum statistics. Path integrals, the Fokker-Planck equation and stochastic processes.
Course number only
611
Use local description
No

PHYS601 - Intro To Field Theory

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Intro To Field Theory
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS601001
Course number integer
601
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 4C2
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jonathan Heckman
Description
Elementary relativistic quantum field theory of scalar, fermion, and Abelian gauge fields. Feynman Diagrams.
Course number only
601
Use local description
No

PHYS581 - Thermodynamics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Thermodynamics
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS581401
Course number integer
581
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
FAGN 116
Level
graduate
Instructors
Eleni Katifori
Course number only
581
Cross listings
PHYS401401
Use local description
No

PHYS564 - Laboratory Electronics

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Laboratory Electronics
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS564401
Course number integer
564
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 01:45 PM-04:45 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 2N25
Level
graduate
Instructors
I. Joseph Kroll
Description
A laboratory-intensive survey of analog and digital electronics, intended to teach students of physics or related fields enough electronics to be comfortable learning additional topics on their own from a reference such as Horowitz and Hill. Specific topics will vary from year to year from the selection of topics listed below. Analog topics may include voltage dividers, impedance, filters, operational amplifier circuits, and transistor circuits. Digital topics may include logic gates, finite-state machines, programmable logic devices, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, and microcomputer concepts. Recommended for students planning to do experimental work in physical science. Prerequisite: Familiarity with electricity and magnetism at the level of PHYS 102, 141, 151, 171.
Course number only
564
Cross listings
PHYS364401
Use local description
No

PHYS561 - Electromagnetism I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Electromagnetism I
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS561401
Course number integer
561
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Meeting location
FAGN 114
Level
graduate
Instructors
Bo Zhen
Description
First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter.
Course number only
561
Cross listings
PHYS361401
Use local description
No

PHYS533 - Topics in Cosmology

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Topics in Cosmology
Term
2021C
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS533001
Course number integer
533
Meeting times
MF 01:45 PM-03:15 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 4C4
Level
graduate
Instructors
Adam Lidz
Description
This course aims to survey three or four topics of current research interest in cosmology, mostly at the level of review articles. The topics will be covered in greater depth and with more connections to ongoing research than the introductory cosmology course, ASTR 525. The course will be largely accesible to first and second year graduate students. Some exposure to cosmology and general relativity will be helpful but the first two weeks will attempt to bridge that gap. The topic selection will be done in part with input from the students.
Course number only
533
Use local description
No

PHYS531 - Quantum Mechanics I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Quantum Mechanics I
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS531001
Course number integer
531
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 2C6
Level
graduate
Instructors
Charles L. Kane
Description
Graduate-level introduction to quantum theory. Topics covered include the postulates of quantum mechanics, unitary operators, time evolution and Schrodinger's equation, theory of angular momentum, density matrices, and Bell's inequalities. Other topics may include semi-classical (WKB) approximation, bound state techniques, periodic potentials and resonance phenomena. Prerequisite: A minimum of one semester of Quantum Mechanics at the advanced undergraduate level.
Course number only
531
Use local description
No

PHYS511 - Intro Quant Mech

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro Quant Mech
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS511401
Course number integer
511
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Meeting location
LAUD AUD
Level
graduate
Instructors
James M. Kikkawa
Course number only
511
Cross listings
PHYS411401
Use local description
No