93-94 LS&A Bulletin

Physics

2071 Randall Laboratory

764-4437

Professor Homer A. Neal, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Professors

Carl Akerlof, Experimental high-energy physics

James W. Allen, Experimental condensed matter physics

Daniel Axelrod, Experimental biophysics, physics of membranes

Frederick D. Becchetti, Jr., Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Paul Berman, Theoretical atomic physics

Michael Bretz, Experimental physics, low temperature, condensed matter physics

Philip H. Bucksbaum, Experimental atomic physics

J. Wehrley Chapman, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam experiments

Roy Clarke, Experimental physics, solid state and condensed matter physics

C. Tristram Coffin, Experimental biophysics

Thomas Donahue, Theoretical astrophysics: planetary and space physics, fluid dynamics, planetary atmospheres

Martin B. Einhorn, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

G. W. Ford, Theoretical physics, quantum statistical mechanics

Karl T. Hecht, Theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear structure

Dennis J. Hegyi, Experimental astrophysics

Joachim W. Janecke, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics, phenomenological nuclear models

Lawrence W. Jones, Experimental high-energy physics, elementary particles, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments, cosmic ray physics

Gordon L. Kane, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Samuel Krimm, Experimental biophysics, physics of polymers

Alan D. Krisch, Experimental high-energy physics, polarization effects in proton-proton scattering

Michael J. Longo, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Roberto D. Merlin, Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

Donald I. Meyer, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam experiments

Homer A. Neal, Experimental high-energy physics

Byron P. Roe, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Marc H. Ross, Environmental physics, energy utilization and conservation

Leonard M. Sander, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and solid state physics

Michael T. Sanders, Experimental physics, low temperature, solid state

Richard H. Sands, Experimental biophysics, nuclear magnetic resonance in biological systems

Robert S. Savit, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and statistical physics

Daniel Sinclair, Experimental high-energy physics, proton lifetime experiments

Duncan G. Steel, Experimental physics, laser physics, atomic physics

Rudolf P. Thun, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam experiments

Robert S. Tickle, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Yukio Tomozawa, Theoretical high-energy physics, elementary particles

Ctirad Uher, Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

John C. van der Velde, Experimental high-energy physics, proton lifetime experiments

Martinus Veltman, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

John F. Ward, Experimental physics, quantum electronics

Gabriel Weinreich, Experimental physics, atomic physics, musical acoustics

David N. Williams, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Alfred C.T. Wu, Theoretical physics, mathematical physics

Y.P. Yao, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Jens C. Zorn, Experimental physics, atomic physics

Associate Professors

Ratindranath Akhoury, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Myron K. Campbell, Experimental particle physics

Timothy E. Chupp, Experimental atomic physics

Steven B. Dierker, Experimental condensed matter, applied physics

Katherine Freese, Theoretical astrophysics

David W. Gidley, Experimental atomic physics, fundamental low energy research, positrons and positronium

Walter S. Gray, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Jean P. Krisch, Theoretical physics, general relativity

Bradford G. Orr, Experimental condensed matter physics, applied physics

Stephen C. Rand, Experimental applied physics

Gregory Tarlé, Experimental astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics

Assistant Professors

Fred C. Adams, Theoretical astrophysics

Dante E. Amidei, Experimental high energy physics, elementary particles

Meigan C. Aronson, Experimental condensed matter physics

August Evrard, Theoretical astrophysics

Stephen B. Fahy, Applied physics theory, condensed matter theory: electron structure, materials physics

Stuart B. Field, Applied physics; experimental condensed matter physics: quantum transport, ultra-small structures

Frederick C. MacKintosh, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Franco M. Nori, Theoretical condensed matter

Jianming Qian, Experimental high energy physics

Jaiwad S. Rasul, Theoretical condensed matter physics: many bodies physics

J. Keith Riles, Experimental high energy physics

Christopher Schmidt, Biophysics

Robin Stuart, Theoretical high energy physics

Dolly Wu, Experimental high energy physics

Primary Research Faculty

Togif Azemoon, Experimental high energy physics

Robert Ball, Experimental high energy physics; elementary particles

Ralph Conti, Experimental atomic physics: positronic physics

Herold R. Gustafson, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics

Ali M.T. Lin, Experimental high energy physics: spin physics, polarized proton beams

David A. Kessler, Theoretical physics, condensed matter: pattern formation

James M. Matthews, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics: cosmic rays, proton decay

David F. Nitz, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics

Donald Roberts, Experimental nuclear physics

Mark Skalsey, Experimental physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics: weak interactions, leptons

Andrew Tomasch, Experimental astrophysics

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Lawrence Antonuk, Nuclear physics

Alex Chao, Accelerator physics

Yaroslav S. Derbenev, Theoretical high energy physics, polarized beams, free electron lasers

David O. Hearshen, Biophysics, nuclear physics

Robert C. Jaklevic, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Raoul Kopelman, Theoretical solid state physics

David Peaslee, Experimental high energy physics

John R. Smith, Experimental solid state physics

Charles C. Wang, Experimental solid state physics

Willes Weber, Condensed matter physics

Samuel A. Goudsmit Visiting Professors Ernest D. Courant, C.N. Yang

Emeritus Faculty H. Richard Crane, Wayne Z. Hendel, Ernst Katz, Robert Lewis, Oliver Overseth, William C. Parkinson, Marc Weidenbeck

The Department of Physics offers: (1) aConcentration Program in Physics; (2) aConcentration Program in General Physics.


Physics

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Mathematics through Mathematics 216 (or the equivalent); Physics 140/141 and 240/241 (recommended sequence), and Physics 242. Physics 242 may be elected concurrently with Physics 401 or 405 or any intermediate laboratory course; however, it is a prerequisite to all other intermediate courses. Physics 401 and 405 should precede Physics 453; Physics 453 is a prerequisite to most courses numbered above 453.

Concentration Program. At least 30 credits in physics and mathematics, including at least 26 in physics courses numbered 401 and above. A concentration plan must include:

1. Physics 401, 405, 406, 453, and 465.

2. two courses from among Physics 403, 407, 454 and 455 (intermediate laboratory).

3. Physics 459, 461, or 464 (advanced laboratory).

4. two courses from among Physics 402, 411, 413, 417, 418, 435, 451, 452, 455, 457, 460, 463, and 468.

5. Mathematics 450 (or the equivalent).

Physics 401, 405, 406, and 453 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

Honors Concentration. Students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 are encouraged to elect an Honors concentration in physics. In addition to the regular departmental requirements for concentration, candidates for an Honors concentration must elect seven credits of physics from courses numbered 401 and above which are not otherwise required and must also complete a senior Honors thesis based on research (Physics 499) done under the supervision of a faculty member.


General Physics (A.B. or B.S.)

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Mathematics through Mathematics 216 (or the equivalent); Physics 140/141 and 240/241 (or Physics 125/127 and 126/128), and Physics 242. Physics 242 may be elected concurrently with Physics 401 or 405 or any intermediate laboratory course; however, it is a prerequisite to all other intermediate courses. Physics 401 and 405 should precede Physics 453; Physics 453 is a prerequisite to most courses numbered above 453.

Concentration Program. At least 30 credits in physics and mathematics, including at least 20 in physics courses numbered 401 and above. A concentration plan must include:

1. Physics 401, 405, 406, and 453.

2. one course from among Physics 403, 407, and 409 (intermediate laboratory).

3. Six credits from the following (which were not used to satisfy requirement 2, above): Physics 402, 403, 407, 409, 411, 413, 419, 435, 455, 459, 460, 461, 463, 464, 468, or 489.

4. Mathematics 450 (or the equivalent).

5. Cognates: Six credits of approved courses from one cognate department. Mathematics 450 may not be included in these six credits.

Physics 401, 405, 406, and 453 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

Physics 409, 419, and 489 are not acceptable for the degree BS in physics.

A total of 60 credits of mathematics and natural science must be elected to receive the Bachelor of Science degree.

Advising. A concentration plan in physics is developed in consultation with and must be approved by the concentration advisor. The advisor’s name and consultation hours will be posted in the department office, 2071 Randall Laboratory.

Teaching Certificate. A teaching certificate with a major in physics requires 30 credits of physics; a minor requires 20. These credits must include Physics 125/127 and 126/128, or Physics 140/141 and 240/241; and Physics 242. The remainder of the program consists of courses numbered 400 or above or the equivalent.


Courses in Physics (Division 444)

103. The Physical Universe: Relativity and Quanta. High School geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. (1). (NS).

104. The Physical Universe: What Einstein Never Knew. High School geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. (1). (NS).

108. Controversial Scientific Discoveries and Claims. Algebra. (3). (NS).

112. Cosmology: The Science of the Universe. (3). (NS).

115. Living with Physics. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 125, 140, or 160. (3). (NS).

125. General Physics: Mechanics, Sound, and Heat. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 140 or 160. (3). (NS).

126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. Phys. 125. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 240 or 260. (3). (NS).

127. Mechanics, Heat and Sound Lab. To be elected concurrently with Physics 125. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 141. (1). (NS).

128. Electricity and Light Lab. To be elected concurrently with Physics 126. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 241. (1). (NS).

140. General Physics I. Prior or concurrent election of calculus. Phys. 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 125 or 160. (3). (NS).

141. Elementary Laboratory I. To be elected concurrently with Phys. 140. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 127. (1). (NS).

160. Honors Physics I. Math. 115 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Students should elect Physics 141 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 140. (4). (NS).

201(101). Physics and Ideas. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Simple high school algebra and geometry will be helpful. (3). (NS).

240. General Physics II. Phys. 140 or the equivalent; Phys. 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 126 or 260. (3). (NS).

241. Elementary Laboratory II. To be elected concurrently with Phys. 240. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 128. (1). (NS).

242. General Physics III. Phys. 240 or equivalent. (3). (NS).

250/Environ. Studies 353. Energy, Entropy, and Environment. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, or any college course in mathematics or natural science. (3). (NS).

260. Honors Physics II. Physics 140 and Math. 115, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Students should elect Physics 241 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 240. (4). (NS).

262. Honors Physics III. Physics 240 or equivalent, prior or concurrent enrollment in Math. 216 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 242. (4). (NS).

288. Physics of Music. (3). (NS).

301. The Science Connection. Upperclass standing. For non natural science concentrators. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 422. (3). (NS).

333. Keller Tutor 140. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). This is a graded course. (EXPERIENTIAL).

334. Keller Tutor 240. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). This is a graded course. (EXPERIENTIAL).

350.Technologies of Physics. Upperclass standing. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

401. Intermediate Mechanics. Phys. 126 or 240-241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

402. Light. Phys. 126 or 240-241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

403. Optics Laboratory. Phys. 242 or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

405. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism. Phys. 126 or 240-241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

406. Statistical and Thermal Physics. Phys. 126 or 240-241, and Math. 216. (3). (Excl).

407. Thermodynamics Laboratory. Phys. 126 or 240-241. (2). (Excl).

409. Modern Physics Laboratory. Open primarily to science concentrators with junior standing, or by permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May not be elected by Physics concentrators unless written permission is given by a Physics concentration advisor.

411. Introduction to Computational Physics. Physics 401, Math. 216 or equivalent. Some familiarity with a computer language. (3). (Excl).

413. Physics of Complexities. Physics 401 or equivalent, and familiarity with programming in BASIC. (3). (Excl).

415. Special Problems for Undergraduates. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

417/Chem. 417. Dynamical Processes in Biophysics. Math. 216 or equivalent, and Phys. 242 or Chemistry 468; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

418/Macromolecular Science 425. Structural Macromolecular Physics. Math. 216 and Phys. 242; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

419/IPPS 519/Nat. Res. 574/RC Nat. Sci. 419. Energy Demand. Basic college economics and senior standing. (3). (SS).

420. Living with Physics for Elementary Teachers. Concurrent registration in Physics 421. Open only to elementary education concentrators. (3). (Excl).

421. Living with Physics for Elementary Teachers-Lab. Concurrent registration in Phys. 420. Open only to elementary education concentrators. (1). (Excl).

435. Gravitational Physics. Physics 242 and 401, or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

438. Electromagnetic Radiation. Phys. 405. (3). (Excl).

451. Methods of Theoretical Physics. Phys. 401 and Math. 450, or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

452. Methods of Theoretical Physics. Phys. 451. (3). (Excl).

453. Quantum Mechanics. Phys. 242; recommended Phys. 401 and 405 previously or concurrently. (3). (Excl).

454. Electronic Acquisition and Processing of Physics Data. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students; a basic knowledge of computer structure is helpful. (3). (Excl).

455. Electronic Devices and Circuits. Phys. 240 and 241. (5). (Excl).

457. Nuclear Physics. Phys. 453. (3). (Excl).

459. Nuclear Laboratory. Phys. 242 and any 400-level physics laboratory course, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

460. Atomic Physics. Phys. 453. (3). (Excl).

461. Atomic Laboratory. Phys. 242 and any 400-level physics laboratory course, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

463. Introduction to Solid State Physics. Phys. 453 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

464. Solid State Laboratory. Physics 242 (General Physics III) and Physics 406 (Thermodynamics). Prior or concurrent enrollment in Physics 463. (2). (Excl).

465. Senior Seminar. Open to Physics concentrators in their junior or senior year. (2). (Excl). Fulfills the Junior-Senior writing requirement.

468. Elementary Particles. Prior or concurrent election of Phys. 453. (3). (Excl).

489. Physics of Music. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

496. Senior Thesis I. Permission of departmental concentration adviser. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

497. Senior Thesis II. Permission of departmental concentration adviser. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

498. Introduction to Research for Honors Students. Permission of departmental concentration adviser. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

499. Introduction to Research for Honors Students. Permission of physics concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).


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