PHYS503 - General Relativity and Gravitation

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
General Relativity and Gravitation
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS503001
Course number integer
503
Meeting times
MR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 2C8
Level
graduate
Instructors
Justin Khoury
Description
This is a graduate level, introductory course in general relativity. The basics of general relativity will be covered with a view to understanding the mathematical background, the construction of the theory, and applications to the solar system, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The latter part of the course will cover some of the basic modern topics in modern cosmology, including the current cosmological model, the accelerating universe, and open questions driving current research.
Course number only
503
Use local description
No

PHYS501 - Intro To Research

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Intro To Research
Term
2021C
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS501001
Course number integer
501
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
T 05:15 PM-07:45 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 3W2
Level
graduate
Instructors
Ravi K. Sheth
Description
Introduction to research in particle, nuclear, condensed matter and astrophysics. Selected current topics from journals. Prerequsite: Taken by all first-year graduate students. This is a required seminar that does not carry or a grade.
Course number only
501
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No

PHYS500 - Mathematical Methods of Physics

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS500401
Course number integer
500
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Meeting location
DRLB 3C2
Level
graduate
Instructors
Randall Kamien
Description
A discussion of those concepts and techniques of classical analysis employed in physical theories. Topics include complex analysis. Fourier series and transforms, ordinary and partial equations, Hilbert spaces, among others.
Course number only
500
Cross listings
MATH594401
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No

PHYS411 - 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
PHYS411401
Course number integer
411
Meeting times
MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Meeting location
LAUD AUD
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
James M. Kikkawa
Description
An introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics designed for physics majors and graduate students in physics-related disciplines. The Schrodinger equation operator formalism, central field problem, angular momentum, and spin. Application to one-dimensional and central field problems.
Course number only
411
Cross listings
PHYS511401
Use local description
No

PHYS401 - 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
PHYS401401
Course number integer
401
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
FAGN 116
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Eleni Katifori
Description
Entropy, temperature, and introduction to ensemble theory, distribution functions, and phase transitions.
Course number only
401
Cross listings
PHYS581401
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No

PHYS364 - 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
PHYS364401
Course number integer
364
Meeting times
TR 01:45 PM-04:45 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 2N25
Level
undergraduate
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 effective in experimental research and to be comfortable learning additional topics from reference textbooks. Analog topics 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
364
Cross listings
PHYS564401
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No

PHYS361 - 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
PHYS361401
Course number integer
361
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Meeting location
FAGN 114
Level
undergraduate
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
361
Cross listings
PHYS561401
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No

PHYS280 - Phys Models Bio Systems: Physical Models of Biological Systems

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Phys Models Bio Systems: Physical Models of Biological Systems
Term
2021C
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
401
Section ID
PHYS280401
Course number integer
280
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Natural Science & Math Sector
Meeting times
MWF 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 3N1H
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Philip C Nelson
Description
Classic case studies of successful reductionistic models of complex phenomena, emphasizing the key steps of making estimates, using them to figure out which physical variables and phenomena will be most relevant to a given system, finding analogies to purely physical systems whose behavior is already known, and embodying those in a mathematical model, which is often implemented in computer code. Topics may include bacterial genetics, genetic switches and oscillators; systems that sense or utilize light; superresolution and other newmicroscopy methods; and vision and other modes of sensory transduction.
Course number only
280
Cross listings
BCHE280401
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No

PHYS230 - Principles IIi:

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Principles IIi:
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
001
Section ID
PHYS230001
Course number integer
230
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Meeting location
DRLB A4
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Arjun Yodh
Description
Laws of thermodynamics, gas laws and heat engines. Waves on a string, electromagnetic waves including optical phenomena such as refraction, interference and diffraction. Introduction to special relativity including time dilation, length contraction, simultaneity, Lorentz transforms and relativistic energy and momentum. Students are encouraged but not required to take Math 240 concurrently or in advance.
Course number only
230
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No

PHYS170 - Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PHYS
Section number only
301
Section ID
PHYS170301
Course number integer
170
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Benjamin Franklin Seminars
Freshman Seminar
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
Meeting times
MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
M 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
Meeting location
CHEM B13
CHEM B13
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Elliot Lipeles
Description
This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 150, at a significantly higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Classical laws of motion: interaction between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; rigid body motion; non-inertial reference frames; oscillations. Prerequisite: Benjamin Franklin Seminar. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, 101, 150, 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 101 or 150 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit.
Course number only
170
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Physical World Sector
Use local description
No