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PHYSICS 106 — Everyday Physics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: It is recommended that School of Education students take PHYSICS 420.

This course examines everyday phenomena and current technology in terms of physical concepts and laws. The subjects examined are wide ranging and the discussion focuses on discovering common underlying themes.

PHYSICS 106 — Everyday Physics
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: It is recommended that School of Education students take PHYSICS 420.

This course examines everyday phenomena and current technology in terms of physical concepts and laws. The subjects examined are wide ranging and the discussion focuses on discovering common underlying themes.

PHYSICS 106 — Everyday Physics
Section 003, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: It is recommended that School of Education students take PHYSICS 420.

This course examines everyday phenomena and current technology in terms of physical concepts and laws. The subjects examined are wide ranging and the discussion focuses on discovering common underlying themes.

PHYSICS 106 — Everyday Physics
Section 004, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: It is recommended that School of Education students take PHYSICS 420.

This course examines everyday phenomena and current technology in terms of physical concepts and laws. The subjects examined are wide ranging and the discussion focuses on discovering common underlying themes.

PHYSICS 107 — 20th-Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

The course is intended to acquaint students with some of the most important conceptual developments in physics in the 20th century.

Advisory Prerequisite: High school algebra and geometry.

PHYSICS 112 — Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: FYSem

The course examines the conceptual foundations underlying our current scientific understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe. The subject is viewed through four astrophysical windows: the universe as a whole; galaxies; stars; and planets. We explore how these various settings provide the essential ingredients for the genesis of life. Finally we examine the evolution of scientific thought that enabled humans to develop an understanding of the universe around them.

Advisory Prerequisite: Although no science prerequisites are required, exposure to physics at high school level would be helpful. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instruc

PHYSICS 125 — General Physics: Mechanics and Sound
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 135, 140 or 160.

PHYSICS 125 is the first of a two-term sequence offered primarily for students concentrating in architecture, pharmacy, or natural resources, and for preprofessional students preparing for medicine, dentistry or related health sciences. PHYSICS 125 and 126 are an appropriate sequence for any student wanting a quantitative introduction to the basic principles of physics but without the mathematical sophistication of PHYSICS 140 and 240. Strong emphasis is placed on problem solving, and skills in rudimentary algebra and trigonometry are assumed. While a high school level background in physics is not assumed, it is helpful. Topics covered during the first term include vectors, one- and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, rotational motion, momentum, energy, pressure in fluids, oscillations, and waves. The course is based on three one-hour examinations, class performance and a final examination. PHYSICS 125 students elect PHYSICS 127 (lab).

Advisory Prerequisite: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. PHYSICS 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 125 — General Physics: Mechanics and Sound
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 135, 140 or 160.

PHYSICS 125 is the first of a two-term sequence offered primarily for students concentrating in architecture, pharmacy, or natural resources, and for preprofessional students preparing for medicine, dentistry or related health sciences. PHYSICS 125 and 126 are an appropriate sequence for any student wanting a quantitative introduction to the basic principles of physics but without the mathematical sophistication of PHYSICS 140 and 240. Strong emphasis is placed on problem solving, and skills in rudimentary algebra and trigonometry are assumed. While a high school level background in physics is not assumed, it is helpful. Topics covered during the first term include vectors, one- and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, rotational motion, momentum, energy, pressure in fluids, oscillations, and waves. The course is based on three one-hour examinations, class performance and a final examination. PHYSICS 125 students elect PHYSICS 127 (lab).

Advisory Prerequisite: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. PHYSICS 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 126 — General Physics: Electricity and Light
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260.

PHYSICS 126 is a continuation of Physics 125 and covers electricity and magnetism, the nature of light, and briefly introduces atomic and nuclear phenomena. PHYSICS 126 students elect PHYSICS 128 (lab).

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 125. PHYSICS 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 126 — General Physics: Electricity and Light
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260.

PHYSICS 126 is a continuation of Physics 125 and covers electricity and magnetism, the nature of light, and briefly introduces atomic and nuclear phenomena. PHYSICS 126 students elect PHYSICS 128 (lab).

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 125. PHYSICS 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 011, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 012, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 013, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 014, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 015, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 016, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 021, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 022, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 023, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 024, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 025, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 026, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 031, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 041, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 042, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 043, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 044, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 051, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 052, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 115, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 126, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 141.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 125. Meets two hours per week.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 125 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 013, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 014, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 015, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 021, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 022, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 023, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 024, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 031, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 032, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 033, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 041, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 042, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 128 — Electricity and Light Lab
Section 043, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 241.

Laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 126.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 126 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 135 — Physics for the Life Sciences I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McKay,Timothy A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 125, 140 or 160.

This course is the first of a two-course introduction to physics from the perspective of life sciences. It introduces may of the physical processes which govern the workings of life, and teaches students how to analyze the physical circumstances of life in a quantitative way.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115, 175, 185, or 195. Concurrent enrollment in PHYSICS 141

PHYSICS 135 — Physics for the Life Sciences I
Section 003, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 125, 140 or 160.

This course is the first of a two-course introduction to physics from the perspective of life sciences. It introduces may of the physical processes which govern the workings of life, and teaches students how to analyze the physical circumstances of life in a quantitative way.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115, 175, 185, or 195. Concurrent enrollment in PHYSICS 141

PHYSICS 140 — General Physics I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 135 or 160.

PHYSICS 140 offers introduction to mechanics, the physics of motion. Topics include: linear motion, vectors, projectiles, relative velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, planetary motion, fluid statics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound.

Student performance is evaluated using a combination of homework assignments, lecture and discussion section activities, three evening midterm examinations and a final examination.

Required Book: University Physics Vol. 1 with Mastering Physics, eleventh edition, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115. PHYSICS 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 140 — General Physics I
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 135 or 160.

PHYSICS 140 offers introduction to mechanics, the physics of motion. Topics include: linear motion, vectors, projectiles, relative velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, planetary motion, fluid statics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound.

Student performance is evaluated using a combination of homework assignments, lecture and discussion section activities, three evening midterm examinations and a final examination.

Required Book: University Physics Vol. 1 with Mastering Physics, eleventh edition, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115. PHYSICS 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 140 — General Physics I
Section 003, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 135 or 160.

PHYSICS 140 offers introduction to mechanics, the physics of motion. Topics include: linear motion, vectors, projectiles, relative velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, planetary motion, fluid statics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound.

Student performance is evaluated using a combination of homework assignments, lecture and discussion section activities, three evening midterm examinations and a final examination.

Required Book: University Physics Vol. 1 with Mastering Physics, eleventh edition, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115. PHYSICS 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 011, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 012, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 013, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 014, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 021, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 022, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 023, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 024, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 041, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 042, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 043, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 051, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 052, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 111, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 112, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 113, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 114, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 121, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 122, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 123, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 124, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 142, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 143, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 144, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 151, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 140.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 140 or 160 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 160 — Honors Physics I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1
Other: Honors

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 135 or 140.

A rigorous introduction to particle mechanics and the motion of extended objects. Particular topics include vectors, one and two dimensional motion, conservation laws, linear and rotational dynamics, gravitation, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Advisory Prerequisite: MATH 115. Students should elect PHYSICS 141 concurrently.

PHYSICS 161 — Honors Introductory Mechanics Lab
Section 001, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Honors

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 127 or 141.

PHYSICS 161 introduces students to the core concepts of physics, namely careful observations, both quantitative and qualitative, followed by comparison with appropriate mathematical models that serve as the basis for descriptive interpretation. Course material is focused on developing a good understanding of the concepts and principles of Newtonian mechanics while providing sophisticated experiments for demonstrating the validity of these fundamental paradigms. The analytical techniques require high school level algebra and some familiarity with statistical measures of significance, procedures common to any scientific, technical, or medical area of inquiry. Although not an academic requirement, it is assumed that the students will have some basic skills in using a computer at the level of a word processing program or similar application task.

One three-hour period of laboratory work each week designed to accompany PHYSICS 160. This lab course stresses the connection between physical measurements and theoretical concepts with extensive use of modern computing techniques.

Intended audience: This course is aimed at students with a strong intellectual interest in physics who are likely to major in the physical sciences.

Course Requirements: Students are graded on in-class performance and laboratory reports submitted at the end of each lab period. Short web-based quizzes are used to encourage students to prepare for each class by reading the lab manual.

Class Format: Three hours per week in a lab classroom. Taught by the Faculty Lab Coordinator.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 160 strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 240 — General Physics II
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126, 235 or 260.

The course format consists of two lectures and two discussions each week. This is the second of a two-term sequence in general physics for scientists and engineers. The following topics are covered: electricity and magnetism: charge, Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, EMF and circuits, magnetic fields, Biot-Savart law, Amperes law, Faraday's Law of Induction, and simple AC circuits.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 140 or 160; and MATH 116. PHYSICS 240 and 241 are elected concurrently

PHYSICS 240 — General Physics II
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126, 235 or 260.

The course format consists of two lectures and two discussions each week. This is the second of a two-term sequence in general physics for scientists and engineers. The following topics are covered: electricity and magnetism: charge, Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, EMF and circuits, magnetic fields, Biot-Savart law, Amperes law, Faraday's Law of Induction, and simple AC circuits.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 140 or 160; and MATH 116. PHYSICS 240 and 241 are elected concurrently

PHYSICS 240 — General Physics II
Section 003, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126, 235 or 260.

The course format consists of two lectures and two discussions each week. This is the second of a two-term sequence in general physics for scientists and engineers. The following topics are covered: electricity and magnetism: charge, Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, EMF and circuits, magnetic fields, Biot-Savart law, Amperes law, Faraday's Law of Induction, and simple AC circuits.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 140 or 160; and MATH 116. PHYSICS 240 and 241 are elected concurrently

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 013, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 014, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 021, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 022, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 023, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 024, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 031, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 032, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 033, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 041, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 042, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 043, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 044, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 051, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 053, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 113, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 114, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 121, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 122, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 123, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 124, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 131, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 132, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 133, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 141, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 142, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 143, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 144, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 151, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 152, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 153, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128.

One two-hour period of laboratory work each week and designed to accompany PHYSICS 240

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.

PHYSICS 260 — Honors Physics II
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1
Other: Honors

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126, 235 or 240.

A rigorous introduction to the theory of electromagnetic phenomena. Topics include electric and magnetic fields and potentials, DC and AC circuits, inductance and Maxwell's equations.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 140 or 160; and MATH 116. Students should elect PHYSICS 241 concurrently.

PHYSICS 261 — Honors Electricity and Magnetism Lab
Section 001, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Honors

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 128 or 241.

PHYSICS 261 introduces students to the core concepts of physics, namely careful observations, both quantitative and qualitative, followed by comparison with appropriate mathematical models that serve as the basis for descriptive interpretation. Course material is focused on developing a good understanding of the concepts and principles of Newtonian mechanics while providing sophisticated experiments for demonstrating the validity of these fundamental paradigms. The analytical techniques require high school level algebra and some familiarity with statistical measures of significance, procedures common to any scientific, technical, or medical area of inquiry. Although not an academic requirement, it is assumed that the students will have some basic skills in using a computer at the level of a word processing program or similar application task.

One three-hour period of laboratory work each week designed to accompany PHYSICS 260. This lab course stresses the connection between physical measurements and theoretical concepts through hands-on investigation and data analysis.

Intended audience: This course targets students with a strong intellectual interest in Physics who are likely to major in the physical sciences.

Course Requirements: Students are graded on in-class performance and laboratory reports submitted at the end of each lab period. Short web-based quizzes are used to encourage students to prepare for each class by reading the lab manual.

Class Format: Three hours per week in a lab classroom. Taught by the Faculty Lab Coordinator.

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election with Physics 260 or permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 288 — Physics of Music
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 489.

The various connections between physics and music are explored: (1) The physics of musical sounds: vibrations, resonance, overtones, and musical scales; (2) The physics of the musical instruments: strings, winds, brass, percussion; (3) The physics of hearing, auditorium acoustics, and sound reproduction; (4) The depiction of physical events in music; (5) Analogies between the structure of music and the structure of physics. No previous expertise in either physics or music is required; lectures and demonstration experiments constitute the backbone of the course.

PHYSICS 333 — PHYSICS 140 Tutor
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Other: Expr

Students enrolled in this experiential course serve as peer leaders in PHYSICS 140. Peer leaders conduct study group sessions under the direction of the course lecturer after receiving training from the staff at the Science Learning Center.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 340 — Waves, Heat, and Light
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This is the third term of the introductory physics sequence. The topics covered in the course include thermodynamics, light and optics, the wave equation, and special relativity. Students should take the lab PHYSICS 341 concurrently.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260, and MATH 215 or 255 or 285

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election of PHYSICS 341 is strongly recommended

PHYSICS 341 — Waves, Heat, and Light Lab
Section 001, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

This lab course accompanies PHYSICS 340. Six experiments are performed on topics such as temperature measurement, black body radiation, optics, interference, diffraction and the speed of light.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election of PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended

PHYSICS 341 — Waves, Heat, and Light Lab
Section 002, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

This lab course accompanies PHYSICS 340. Six experiments are performed on topics such as temperature measurement, black body radiation, optics, interference, diffraction and the speed of light.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election of PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended

PHYSICS 341 — Waves, Heat, and Light Lab
Section 003, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

This lab course accompanies PHYSICS 340. Six experiments are performed on topics such as temperature measurement, black body radiation, optics, interference, diffraction and the speed of light.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election of PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended

PHYSICS 341 — Waves, Heat, and Light Lab
Section 004, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

This lab course accompanies PHYSICS 340. Six experiments are performed on topics such as temperature measurement, black body radiation, optics, interference, diffraction and the speed of light.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235, 240 or 260

Advisory Prerequisite: Concurrent election of PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended

PHYSICS 390 — Introduction to Modern Physics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course is a quantitative introduction to modern physics and includes a review of electromagnetic waves, the relationship of particles and waves, the Schrödinger equation applied to barrier problems, atomic structure and the interpretation of quantum numbers, the exclusion principle and its applications, structure of solids. This course includes a survey of the topics and techniques in several sub fields of physics, including Solid State, Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics. The class will meet as a lecture group. Applications of the principles will be considered in the lecture section on a regular basis.

Textbook: Physlet® Quantum Physics: An Interactive Introduction, Belloni, Christian & Cox (Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2006), CD ROM included

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 340, and one of: MATH 216, 256, 286, or 316

PHYSICS 401 — Intermediate Mechanics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, QR/1

; motion under gravity, planetary motion; free and forced, damped and undamped harmonic oscillators; the conservation laws of mechanics; inertial and accelerated frames of reference, fictitious forces; rigid body mechanics; coupled oscillators.

Required text: Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, Stephen Thornton and Jerry Marion, 5th edition (2004)

Other Sources for the Interested Student: (on course reserve in the Science Library)

Mechanics, Symon, third edition (1971)

Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua, Fetter & Walecka (1980) Classical Mechanics, Goldstein, second edition (1980)

Grading:
Course grades will be based on homework (30%), the two in-class exams (20% each) and the final exam (30%).

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 340 and MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 316 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 402 — Optics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Credit Exclusions: A student can receive credit for only one of EECS 334 or PHYSICS 402.

The phenomena of physical optics, reflection, refraction, dispersion, interference, diffraction, and polarization interpreted in terms of the wave theory of light.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 340 and MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 316 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 405 — Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Emphasis is placed upon the basic physical principles including electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-dependent electromagnetic fields and the effect of fields on dielectric and magnetic media. An introduction to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation is included. Other topics may include AC circuits and superconductivity.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 340 and MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 316 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 406 — Statistical and Thermal Physics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Introduction to thermal processes including the classical laws of thermodynamics and their statistical foundations: basic probability concepts; statistical description of systems of particles; thermal interaction; microscopic basis of macroscopic concepts such as temperature and entropy; the laws of thermodynamics; and the elementary kinetic theory of transport processes.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 415 — Special Problems for Undergraduates
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 6
Other: INDEPENDENT

By any measure, the University of Michigan is one of the largest research universities in the country. Within U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, physics generates some one-fourth of the federal funding for research.

One of the special benefits offered to physics concentrators at Michigan is the opportunity to participate in active research efforts in many sub fields of physics. This research can take three distinct forms:

  • a job working with one of the department's research groups,
  • registration in Physics 415 (Special Problems in Physics), or
  • research work on an independent senior thesis.

To gain more information on student research from a student's perspective, please see How to Kick Off Your Undergraduate Research Career, written by a former UM Society of Physics Students president.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 435 — Gravitational Physics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

The Einstein theory of general relativity for gravitation is discussed with implications for astrophysical observations and cosmology. In particular, the experimental tests of general relativity in the past as well as the significance of pulsars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic background radiation and gravitational wave detection are described.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 and 401 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 438 — Electromagnetic Radiation
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Electromagnetic waves in free space; propagation of electromagnetic waves in matter; reflection and refraction by dielectrics, conductors and ionized gases; dispersion; wave guides, cavity resonators and transmission lines; absorption and scattering of light; radiation by dipoles and antennas; radiation by moving charges; Bremsstrahlung; synchrotron radiation and Cerenkov radiation.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 405

PHYSICS 441 — Advanced Laboratory I
Section 001, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: ULWR, BS

This is an advanced laboratory course. A wide selection of individual experiments is offered. Students are required to select five experiments in consultation with the lab instruction. Experiments are to be selected from several different areas of physics.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 and any 400-level Physics course.

PHYSICS 441 — Advanced Laboratory I
Section 002, LAB

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: ULWR, BS

This is an advanced laboratory course. A wide selection of individual experiments is offered. Students are required to select five experiments in consultation with the lab instruction. Experiments are to be selected from several different areas of physics.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 and any 400-level Physics course.

PHYSICS 451 — Methods of Theoretical Physics I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course covers the essential elements of mathematical physics for students majoring in physics. A variety of topics are covered, including: (1) vectors, fields, and differential operators in generalized coordinate systems; (2) vector spaces, tensors, and manifolds; (3) asymptotic analysis of integrals and differential equations; (4) complex analysis; (5) introductory group theory; and (6) further methods in differential equations.

Enforced Prerequisites: MATH 215 or 255 or 285, and 216 or 256 or 286 or 316 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 453 — Quantum Mechanics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

An introduction to quantum mechanics that emphasizes the description of physical situations in one-, two-, and three dimensions as they occur in atoms, molecules and nuclei.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 or Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 489 — Physics of Music
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: QR/1

This course includes all material covered in PHYSICS 288 and, in addition, a theoretical or experimental project in which student works independently.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 496 — Senior Thesis, I
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: INDEPENDENT

Students get introductory experience and research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a senior thesis project. If work is not completed in the Winter Academic Term, student would register for PHYSICS 497 in the Winter Term.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of departmental concentration advisor.

PHYSICS 497 — Senior Thesis II
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: INDEPENDENT

A continuation of PHYSICS 496. Students who do not complete their thesis research in PHYSICS 496 may continue to PHYSICS 497. If continuing, a grade of Y is given for PHYSICS 496 and a final senior thesis grade is given upon completion of the research.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of departmental concentration advisor.

PHYSICS 498 — Introduction to Research for Honors Students
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy that part of the Honors requirement. If work is not completed in Fall Term, the student would register for 499 in Winter Term.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of departmental concentration advisor.

PHYSICS 499 — Introduction to Research for Honors Students
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy the part of the Honors requirement.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of Physics concentration advisor.

PHYSICS 501 — First-Year Mini-Colloquium
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS

Weekly seminar series designed to give first year graduate students a flavor for the types of research going on in the Physics department. Each week a different faculty member gives a research-related seminar.

This course is restricted to first-year students in the Physics Ph.D. program.

Weekly seminar series designed to give first year graduate students a flavor for the types of research going on in the Physics department. Each week a different faculty member gives a research-related seminar.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS,First Year Graduate Status

PHYSICS 505 — Electricity and Magnetism I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Electrostatics, time-independent magnetic phenomena, time-dependent electromagnetic fields, free electromagnetic fields, covariant formalism of electrodynamics, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves, wave guides, radiating systems, radiation from moving charges.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 510 — Statistical Physics I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Review of thermodynamics, statistical bases of second law, entropy and irreversibility, equipartition, the Gibbs paradox. Quantum statistics, ideal Fermi gas, ideal Bose gas, Bose-Einstein condensation, phase equilibrium, phase transitions, fluctuations and transport theory.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 406 and Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 511 — Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure, I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This is the first course in a two-term sequence on the quantum theory and its applications to non-relativistic atomic, molecular, nuclear and solid state systems; time independent and time dependent perturbation theory; angular momentum, scattering theory; interaction of photons with non-relativistic systems; the Dirac equation.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 513 — Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Introduction to the methods of relativistic quantum field theory with applications relevant to high energy and many body physics. Topics include: Feynman diagrams, calculation of cross sections for simple processes in scalar and spinor field theories, and the electron gas problem.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 515 — Supervised Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 4 — 6

Four to six credit-hour courses in research.

Work ranges from theoretical and experimental research into the most fundamental questions of physics, to systematic investigations of the applications of physics principles and discoveries in a variety of fields. Theoretical and experimental faculty maintain close ties. The Department encourages early, extensive participation in research, in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, and opportunities for such interaction abound. Graduate students typically assume much responsibility, helping to plan, propose, and execute experimental and theoretical work; design, fabricate, install, and test equipment; analyze and interpret data; write conference and journal papers, and present data at meetings. Such hands-on experience has applications in all areas of scientific research and study.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 516 — Supervised Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 4 — 6

Four to six credit-hour courses in research.

Work ranges from theoretical and experimental research into the most fundamental questions of physics, to systematic investigations of the applications of physics principles and discoveries in a variety of fields. Theoretical and experimental faculty maintain close ties. The Department encourages early, extensive participation in research, in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, and opportunities for such interaction abound. Graduate students typically assume much responsibility, helping to plan, propose, and execute experimental and theoretical work; design, fabricate, install, and test equipment; analyze and interpret data; write conference and journal papers, and present data at meetings. Such hands-on experience has applications in all areas of scientific research and study.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 518 — Microcomputers in Experimental Research
Section 001, LAB

Instructor: Torres-Isea,Ramon

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

A graduate-level laboratory course in the application of microcomputers to experimental research, this course is designed to give students hands-on experience of modern techniques of data acquisition, data handling and analysis, and graphical presentation of results, using microcomputers. A number of experiments will be carried out which illustrate how to interface modern research instrumentation in a variety of commonly encountered experimental situations. (Note: This course can be substituted by a graduate level course in numerical methods, or methods for computer simulations.)

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 520 — Condensed Matter Physics
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

You should have a working knowledge of statistical physics at the level of PHYSICS 510, and quantum mechanics, PHYSICS 511, 512 or equivalent. Those of you who have not taken an undergraduate course in Solid State Physics should imperatively become familiar with Kittel's Introduction to Solid State Physics. I will assume that you know this material.

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence, the other half being Physics 540. However, Physics 520 is intended to be self-contained with an emphasis on phenomena rather than formal derivations. Many of the topics treated here will be revisited next semester in more depth (notably many-body effects of electrons). Nevertheless, condensed matter physics is such a vast subject that I have been obliged to make choices. Quite a few active areas of research will not be touched at all in either semester.

Course organization There will be around 10 homework sets, a midterm (in class) and a final (probably take home).

Textbook (recommended):
G. Grosso & G. Pastori Parravicini Solid State Physics, Elsevier, 2000

References (other textbooks):
N.W. Ashcroft & N. D. Mermin Solid State Physics, Saunders, 1976
C. Kittel Introduction to Solid State Physics, Wiley, 1996
J. Ziman Principles of the Theory of Solids, Cambridge, 1972
P. Taylor & O. Heinonen A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 2002
M. Marder Condensed Matter Physics, Wiley, 2000
P. Chaikin & T. Lubensky Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 1995
M. Tinkham Introduction to Superconductivity McGraw-Hill, 1996

Some classic monographs recently reprinted:
P.W. Anderson Concepts in Solids World Scientific, 1998
D. Pines Elementary Excitations in Solids Perseus, 1999
D. Pines & P. Nozieres The Theory of Quantum Liquids Perseus, 1999

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 510, 511 or equivalent, and Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 625 — Theory of Elementary Particles
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 650 — Optical Waves in Crystals
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Rand,Stephen C; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Course Outline:
1. Propagation of laser beams — Gaussian wave optics, ABCD Law, propagation in quadratic index media, cavities, negative index media

2. Anisotropic media, uniaxial and biaxial crystals, optical activity, Faraday rotation, coupled mode analysis

3. Jones calculus, polarization evolution in anisotropic media

4. Periodic media, Bragg reflectors, phase/group/energy velocity, surface waves, non-periodic media, energy storage

5. Electro-optic and acousto-optic phenomena; electro-optic and acousto- optic devices

6. Introduction to nonlinear optics: 3-wave mixing, 4-wave mixing, self phase modulation and continuum generation

Textbooks: A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals", Wiley Interscience, New York, 1984.
On Reserve: 1. G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics, Second edition, Dover, 1975.
2. B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1991.
3. A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, Third edition, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989.
4. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Seventh edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Homework: Handed out (or assigned on the basis of posted homepage information) every second Wednesday in lecture. Due the following Wednesday at the beginning of lecture.

Exams: A short mid-term and a final exam, with official scheduling and location to be announced in class. (See schedule below).

Grading:
Percentage Midterm 30
Homework (~6 bi-weekly problem sets) 40
Final Exam (pm) 30

Advisory Prerequisite: EECS 434 and Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 715 — Special Problems
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 6

Non-thesis research under the supervision of Physics faculty.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 990 — Dissertation/Precandidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

Advisory Prerequisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 993 — Graduate Student Instructor Training Program
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Gerdes,David W; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

Advisory Prerequisite: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 8

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

Enforced Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate

 
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