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PHYSICS 106 — Everyday Physics
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Bretz,Michael; homepage

WN 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

Instructor: Bretz,Michael; homepage

WN 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 109 — Natural Science: Bridging the Gaps
Section 001, LEC

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS

An interdisciplinary, team-taught introduction to the scientific method, involving subject matter from physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, biology, and ethics. Demonstrations provide nearly hands-on experience with relevant phenomena.

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

Instructor: Tarlé,Gregory; homepage

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

What else is there in the universe besides stars? Why do we think there was a big bang? How big is a galaxy and how might they have formed? This course provides answers to such questions, stressing conceptual understanding and simple calculational problem solving.

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

Instructor: Tomasch,Andrew D

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

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

PHYSICS 125 and 126 constitute a two-term sequence offered primarily for students concentrating in the natural sciences, 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 elementary algebra and trigonometry are assumed. While a high school level background in physics is not assumed, it is helpful. PHYSICS 125 and 126 are not available by the Keller plan.

PHYSICS 125 covers classical mechanics (laws of motion, force, energy, and power) and mechanical wave motion (including sound waves). The final course grade is based on three one-hour evening examinations, class performance, and a final examination. PHYSICS 127 should be taken concurrently.

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

Instructor: Tomasch,Andrew D

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

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

PHYSICS 125 and 126 constitute a two-term sequence offered primarily for students concentrating in the natural sciences, 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 elementary algebra and trigonometry are assumed. While a high school level background in physics is not assumed, it is helpful. PHYSICS 125 and 126 are not available by the Keller plan.

PHYSICS 125 covers classical mechanics (laws of motion, force, energy, and power) and mechanical wave motion (including sound waves). The final course grade is based on three one-hour evening examinations, class performance, and a final examination. PHYSICS 127 should be taken concurrently.

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

Instructor: Bernstein,Sa-lin Cheng

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

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

Instructor: Bernstein,Sa-lin Cheng

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

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 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 015, LAB

Instructor: Savage,Jie

WN 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

Instructor: Liu,Hao

WN 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

Instructor: Chen,Jian

WN 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

Instructor: Lund III,John DanFord

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 127 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 125 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 024, LAB

Instructor: Lund III,John DanFord

WN 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

Instructor: Savage,Jie

WN 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

Instructor: Savage,Jie

WN 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

Instructor: Jiang,Lei

WN 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 032, LAB

Instructor: Savage,Jie

WN 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 033, LAB

Instructor: Liu,Hao

WN 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

Instructor: Jiang,Lei

WN 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

Instructor: Chen,Jian

WN 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

Instructor: Zhang,Jinyao

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 127 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 125 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 044, LAB

Instructor: Lund III,John DanFord

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 127 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 125 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 127 — Mechanics and Sound Lab
Section 051, LAB

Instructor: Murray,John David

WN 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

Instructor: Murray,John David

WN 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 053, LAB

Instructor: Zhang,Jinyao

WN 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 014, LAB

Instructor: Sricharan,Kallur Palli Kumar

WN 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

Instructor: Purdham,John Charles

WN 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 016, LAB

Instructor: Purdham,John Charles

WN 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

Instructor: Jung,Sung Hoon

WN 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

Instructor: Chen,Anbo

WN 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

Instructor: Liu,Ming

WN 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

Instructor: Liu,Ming

WN 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 025, LAB

Instructor: Li,Xuefei

WN 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 026, LAB

Instructor: Li,Xuefei

WN 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

Instructor: Sricharan,Kallur Palli Kumar

WN 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

Instructor: Sricharan,Kallur Palli Kumar

WN 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

Instructor: Sricharan,Kallur Palli Kumar

WN 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 035, LAB

Instructor: Szepietowski,Phillip George

WN 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 036, LAB

Instructor: Szepietowski,Phillip George

WN 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

Instructor: Jung,Sung Hoon

WN 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

Instructor: Chen,Anbo

WN 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

Instructor: Purdham,John Charles

WN 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 044, LAB

Instructor: Purdham,John Charles

WN 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 051, LAB

Instructor: Masilamani,Shakthivel Vikrant

WN 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 052, LAB

Instructor: Masilamani,Shakthivel Vikrant

WN 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 053, LAB

Instructor: Masilamani,Shakthivel Vikrant

WN 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 054, LAB

Instructor: Masilamani,Shakthivel Vikrant

WN 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 140 — General Physics I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Winn,David Jerome

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

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

Instructor: Winn,David Jerome

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

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

Instructor: Winn,David Jerome

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

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125 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 015, LAB

Instructor: Lau,Troy Matthew

WN 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 016, LAB

Instructor: Lau,Troy Matthew

WN 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

Instructor: Cohen,Timothy

WN 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

Instructor: Flores,Steven Miguel

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 023, LAB

Instructor: Ge,Song

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 024, LAB

Instructor: Swan,Heather Flewelling

WN 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 025, LAB

Instructor: Flores,Steven Miguel

WN 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 026, LAB

Instructor: Flores,Steven Miguel

WN 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 031, LAB

Instructor: Cohen,Timothy

WN 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 032, LAB

Instructor: Lau,Troy Matthew

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 033, LAB

Instructor: Lau,Troy Matthew

WN 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

Instructor: Korenblit,Simcha

WN 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

Instructor: Flores,Steven Miguel

WN 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

Instructor: Evans,Jason Lott

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 044, LAB

Instructor: Evans,Jason Lott

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 045, LAB

Instructor: Endicott,Lynn Davies

WN 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 046, LAB

Instructor: Endicott,Lynn Davies

WN 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

Instructor: Korenblit,Simcha

WN 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

Instructor: Percha,Bethany Lynn

WN 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 053, LAB

Instructor: Percha,Bethany Lynn

WN 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

Instructor: Dianati Maleki,Navid

WN 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

Instructor: Kuflik,Eric

WN 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

Instructor: Gottlieb,Joshua Adam

WN 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 126, LAB

Instructor: Ge,Song

WN 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 131, LAB

Instructor: Ge,Song

WN 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 132, LAB

Instructor: Grajek,Phillip R

WN 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 133, LAB

Instructor: Swan,Heather Flewelling

WN 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 141, LAB

Instructor: Dianati Maleki,Navid

WN 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

Instructor: Kuflik,Eric

WN 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

Instructor: Gottlieb,Joshua Adam

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 141 — Elementary Laboratory I
Section 144, LAB

Instructor: Gottlieb,Joshua Adam

WN 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

Instructor: Ge,Song

WN 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 152, LAB

Instructor: Grajek,Phillip R

WN 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 153, LAB

Instructor: Gottlieb,Joshua Adam

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 141 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 140 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes. Macintosh computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. Texts: PHYSICS 127/141 Lab Manual (new edition); Chapman; Hayden — McNeil (Required). Lab Notebook (Available in Supply Dept.) (Required).

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

PHYSICS 160 — Honors Physics I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Zochowski,Michal R; homepage

WN 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 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

Instructor: Akerlof,Carl W; homepage

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

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 235 — Physics for the Life Sciences II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McKay,Timothy A; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 126, 240 or 260.

This two-course sequence is an introduction to physics from the perspective of the life sciences. It introduces many 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.

Enforced Prerequisites: Math 115, 175, 185, or 195 w/ C or better

PHYSICS 240 — General Physics II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Gidley,David W; homepage

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

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

Instructor: Gidley,David W; homepage

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

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126 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 021, LAB

Instructor: Ning,Jie

WN 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

Instructor: Weaver,Daniel Schmitt

WN 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

Instructor: Musheinesh,Malakeh

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 024, LAB

Instructor: Musheinesh,Malakeh

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 031, LAB

Instructor: Ning,Jie

WN 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

Instructor: Landmark,Kevin James

WN 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

Instructor: Landmark,Kevin James

WN 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

Instructor: Weaver,Daniel Schmitt

WN 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

Instructor: Srostlik,Zuzana

WN 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

Instructor: Musheinesh,Malakeh

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 044, LAB

Instructor: Musheinesh,Malakeh

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 121, LAB

Instructor: Srostlik,Zuzana

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 122, LAB

Instructor: Landmark,Kevin James

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 123, LAB

Instructor: Landmark,Kevin James

WN 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

Instructor: Weaver,Daniel Schmitt

WN 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

Instructor: Chen,Yi-Hao

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS

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

PHYSICS 241 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 240 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports and quizzes.

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

PHYSICS 241 — Elementary Laboratory II
Section 132, LAB

Instructor: Chen,Yi-Hao

WN 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

Instructor: Li,Yuwei

WN 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

Instructor: Li,Yuwei

WN 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

Instructor: Weaver,Daniel Schmitt

WN 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

Instructor: Raithel,Georg A; homepage

WN 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 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

Instructor: Gerdes,David W; homepage

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

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 333 — PHYSICS 140 Tutor
Section 001, IND

WN 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 334 — PHYSICS 240 Tutor
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Other: Expr

Students enrolled in this experiential course serve as peer leaders in PHYSICS 240. 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 334 — PHYSICS 240 Tutor
Section 170, IND

Instructor: Gidley,David W; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Other: Expr

Students enrolled in this experiential course serve as peer leaders in PHYSICS 240. 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

Instructor: Kurdak,Çagliyan; homepage

WN 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

Instructor: Torres-Isea,Ramon

WN 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

Instructor: Reis,David A; homepage

WN 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

Instructor: Reis,David A; homepage

WN 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

Instructor: Longo,Michael J; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

PHYSICS 341 is a laboratory course intended to accompany PHYSICS 340 and provide a perspective on physics as an experimental science. The experiments performed cover topics that include temperature measurement, black body radiation, optics, interference, diffraction, and the speed of light. Evaluation is based on participation and performance in the laboratory classes, and on written laboratory reports.

Required Books, Calculator and Floppy Disk:

  • Waves, Light & Heat Laboratory Workbook for Physics 341.
  • University Physics', by Young and Freedman. (as Ref. book)
  • Laboratory notebooks: Two bound quadrille notebooks, > 60 pages, 5x5 quad. vA digital calculator.
  • A floppy disk or a CD for your data.

Syllabus: The following experiments have been selected for this course:

  • Experiment 1: Temperature and the ideal gas law
  • Experiment 2: Blackbody radiation and the Stefan-Boltzmann law
  • Experiment 3: Geometric Optics
  • Experiment 4: Polarization
  • Experiment 5: Interference and diffraction
  • Experiment 6: Speed of light

Each experiment will take two lab sessions. A detailed schedule is attached at the end of this note.

Grades:
Lab Notebooks (raw data recording) 30%
Lab Report (analysis based on raw data) 50%
Quizzes (Given at the beginning of the class) 10%
Housekeeping (return the borrowed equipment) 10%

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

Instructor: Lorenzon,Wolfgang B; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Course Structure:

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.

Grading

Your course grade will be determined according to the following percentages:

Midterm #1 20% Midterm #1 20% Final Exam 30% Homework 30%

Required Text Modern Physics, 4th edition, Tipler & Llewellyn (Freeman, New York, 2003)

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

PHYSICS 401 — Intermediate Mechanics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Zhou,Bing; homepage

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

Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics: Kinematics and dynamics in one, two and three dimensions, vector analysis; 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.

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

PHYSICS 405 — Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Campbell,Myron K; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Welcome to Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism, Physics 405. Intermediate electricity and magnetism is a wonderful course. You finally get to understand what you didn't understand in PHYSICS 240, with some new mathematical sophistication, but without the mathematical formalism of a graduate course. I hope that everyone will appreciate the beauty of this subject matter. There are some mathematical tools required for the course. Everyone should have had Calculus III or equivalent and some introduction to vector calculus (gradient, curl, divergence). I will review curvilinear coordinates and vector calculus in the first two weeks of the course, but I assume that everyone has at least heard the words "gradient, curl and divergence." You should also know how to write complex numbers in exponential form. If you have any questions about the prerequisites for the course, please see me as soon as possible.

The one problem with this course is that it is one rather than two semesters. There is a second semester, but it is rarely given. Thus, we don't have enough time to cover many of the interesting applications of Maxwell's Equations. In order to cover at least some of these applications, I will spend less time on dielectrics and magnetic materials. This does not imply that these subjects are unimportant, but simply represents a choice I am making.

The text for this course is Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition. I expect to cover Chaps. 1-7 and Secs. 9.1-9.3. This is a solid, conventional text. There are numerous books available in the library on electricity and magnetism at this level. I suggest you go to the shelves and find some that appeal to you. As a sample, I can recommend

· Feynman Lectures on Physics — Vol. II · E. Purcell, Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. II, Electricity and Magnetism · M. Nayfeh and M. Brussel, Electricity and Magnetism · Pugh and Pugh, Principles of Electricity and Magnetism · V. Barger and M. Olsson, Classical Electricity and Magnetism · M. Sadika, Elements of Electromagnetics · J. Marion and M. Heald, Classical Electromagnetic Radiation · P. Lorrain, D. Corson, and F. Lorrain, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves · J.R. Reitz, F.J. Milford, and R.W. Christy, Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory

You can also consult any of a number of books on mathematical methods in physics, although most of the needed math is in the E&M texts. A good reference is

M. Spiegel, Schaum's outline of theory and problems of vector analysis.

My most important goal is that you leave this course with a good understanding of the basic principles of electricity and magnetism. To accomplish this goal, I will need your feedback as to the pace of the course. This course is at a totally different level from the introductory electricity and magnetism course. You can master the material only if you devote a significant amount of time to the course.

Problems will be assigned and graded. The problems are an integral part of the course. Time spent on the problems will improve your understanding of the material. There will be two midterms and a final exam.

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

PHYSICS 406 — Statistical and Thermal Physics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Newman,Mark E; homepage

WN 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

PHYSICS 411 — Introduction to Computational Physics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Evrard,August; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Introduction to techniques of computational physics with applications in optics, atomic, solid-state, nuclear and particle physics. Topics covered include motion in a force field, calculation of electric and magnetic fields, optical and ion-optical ray tracing, quantum-mechanical (QM) bound states (Schrödinger Equation) and QM barrier penetration and scattering.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS,PHYSICS 401 and MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 316. Some familiarity with a computer language.

PHYSICS 415 — Special Problems for Undergraduates
Section 001, IND

WN 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 417 — Dynamical Processes in Biophysics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Meiners,Jens-Christian D; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

The physical basis of diffusive processes in biology and biochemistry, and optical spectroscopic means for measuring its rates. Topics include: membrane electrical potentials, nerve impulses, synaptic transmission, the physics of chemoreception by cells, motion and reaction kinetics of membrane components, optical microscopy, visible and UV light absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence, quasielastic light scattering, mathematics of random fluctuations, and chaotic processes in biology.

Enforced Prerequisites: MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 316, and PHYSICS 340 or CHEM 463

PHYSICS 420 — Physics for the Elementary Classroom
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Krisch,Jean P; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 106.

PHYSICS 420 is a survey course for students preparing to teach at the elementary classroom level. The goal of the course is to provide a good and practical appreciation of the basic laws that govern our universe. In addition to homework questions, there will be a variety of hands-on activities designed to demonstrate the rules of physics in action which might be adapted for use in elementary classrooms.

Enforced Prerequisites: Elementary education concentrators

Advisory Prerequisite: Elementary education concentrators

PHYSICS 420 — Physics for the Elementary Classroom
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Krisch,Jean P; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 106.

PHYSICS 420 is a survey course for students preparing to teach at the elementary classroom level. The goal of the course is to provide a good and practical appreciation of the basic laws that govern our universe. In addition to homework questions, there will be a variety of hands-on activities designed to demonstrate the rules of physics in action which might be adapted for use in elementary classrooms.

Enforced Prerequisites: Elementary education concentrators

Advisory Prerequisite: Elementary education concentrators

PHYSICS 441 — Advanced Laboratory I
Section 002, LAB

WN 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 442 — Advanced Laboratory II
Section 001, LAB

Instructor: Amidei,Dante Eric; homepage

WN 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 442 — Advanced Laboratory II
Section 002, LAB

Instructor: Amidei,Dante Eric; homepage

WN 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 452 — Methods of Theoretical Physics II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Moukouri,Samuel M; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Applications of matrix theory and vector and tensor analysis; boundary value problems; approximation and variational methods; applications from theory of analytic functions; Fourier series and integrals; eigenvalue problems; spherical harmonics; Bessel functions and other special functions of mathematical physics; and Green's functions. Other topics may include an introduction to integral equations or group theory, with applications to physical problems.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 451

PHYSICS 453 — Quantum Mechanics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Thun,Rudolf P; homepage

WN 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

PHYSICS 457 — Subatomic and Particle Astrophysics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Qian,Jianming; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course is an introduction to particle physics and astrophysics. It covers quarks and leptons and their interactions, conservation laws and symmetries, gauge theories and the standard model of particle physics, the expanding universe, dark matter and dark energies in the universe, nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution. Students are assumed to have basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 453

PHYSICS 460 — Quantum Mechanics II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Duan,Luming; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course will focus on the explanation of concepts and methods of quantum mechanics and their applications. The course will cover the following topics: review of formalisim of quantum mechanics, finite-dimensional quantum dynamics and its applications, perturbation theory and its applications, atomic and molecular structure, variational method and its applications, the WKB approximation and the adiabatic theorem, scattering theory.

Course Requirements: There will be regularly assigned problem sets. Your letter grade will be based on two exams (Midterm 20%; Final: 40%, ), homework (30%), and class participation (10%).

Prerequisites: The basic mathematical prerequisites are linear algebra and calculus. I also assume that you have taken quantum mechanics I (physics 453 or equivalent).

Books and References
Textbook
David J. Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.

Other recommended textbooks
J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics (1982)
C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, and F. Laloe, Quantum Mechanics (1997)
S. Gasiorowicz, Quantum mechanics
E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics (1998)

Further Readings
recommended P.A.M. Dirac, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
R. P. Feynman, the Feynman lectures on physics III
M. Born, Atomic physics
L. Landau and E. Lifshitz, Quantum Mechanics: Nonrelativistic Theory
J. Preskill, Lecture Notes on quantum information and computation
(the first four chapters, which are general quantum mechanics), see http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/preskill/ph229/#lecture

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 453

PHYSICS 463 — Introduction to Solid State Physics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Nori,Franco M

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Structure and physical properties of crystalline solids. Ionic crystals, free electron theory of metals, band theory of solids, effects of impurities and imperfections, and theories of magnetism. Introduction to the concept of phonons, polarons, plasmons, etc. Interaction of radiation with crystalline materials.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 453

PHYSICS 496 — Senior Thesis, I
Section 001, IND

WN 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

WN 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

WN 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

WN 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

Instructor: Moukouri,Samuel M; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS

Course objective is to learn about research opportunities within the Physics graduate studies program.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS,First Year Graduate Status

PHYSICS 506 — Electricity and Magnetism II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Pando Zayas,Leopoldo A; homepage

WN 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 507 — Theoretical Mechanics I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Tkachenko,Alexei V; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

The course will be split into four roughly equal-length mini-courses:

"Fundamentals of Classical Mechanics"

"Lagrangian Approach to Mechanics"

"Hamiltonian Approach to Mechanics"

"Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos"

The primary textbook for the course is José & Saletan (see references below) but we also draw from other materials throughout the term.

Taking a course in classical mechanics has several important purposes. First, classical mechanics is one of the central topics of physics, and one cannot hope to understand how our universe works without a solid understanding of this important field. Second, there are many interesting mathematical topics that can be studied in classical mechanics. Learning these more advanced methods within the intuitive physical framework of classical mechanics will serve the student well, not only in coming to a deeper understanding of classical mechanics but also transferring these skills to other areas of physics and applied math (e.g., Quantum Field Theory, Condensed Matter Systems, Fluid Mechanics, String Theory, Statistical Mechanics, etc.).

Grade Evaluation Each mini-course will have a set of problems. Those problems will be due within one week after the final lecture on that mini-course. The final problem book will be due on the last day of class. Students are encouraged to discuss the problems with each other, but each should work out the solutions by him/herself. I will assign a letter grade to each problem book.

The final exam will be what I call "Lecture Mastery Exam". There will be no mystery as to how to do well on that exam. Questions and problems for the exam will come directly from the lectures. The goal of the final exam is to not test your IQ or creative problem solving skills (problem books help develop the latter), but rather to emphasize the importance of understanding, and being able to reproduce, the core material that we cover in class.

Thus, at the end I will have five letter grades: four from the problem books and one from the final exam. I will average those letter grades, and if there is ambiguity in the final result, I will round upwards or downwards based on class participation.

References J.V. José, E.J. Saletan, Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach, 1998(*). H. Goldstein, C.P. Poole, J.L. Safko, Classical Mechanics, 3rd ed., 2002(*). V.I. Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, 2nd ed. 1989(*).

J.F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, vols. I and II, 1984. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 1998. L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, Mechanics, 3rd ed., 1976. C. Nash, S. Sen, Topology and Geometry for Physicists, 1983. S.T. Thornton, J.B. Marion, Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 5th ed., 2004. S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, 1972.

(*) On Reserve in Science Library.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

PHYSICS 508 — Theory of Social and Technological Networks
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Adamic,Lada A

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Introduces and develops the mathematical theory of networks, particularly social and technological networks; with applications to important network-driven phenomena in epidemiology of human infections and computer viruses, cascading failure in grids, network resilience and opinion formation. Topics covered: experimental studies of social networks, WWW, internet, information, and biological networks.

Advisory Prerequisite: Calculus and linear algebra; some computer programming experience recommended.

PHYSICS 512 — Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure, II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Riles,John K; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This is the second 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. Permission of instructor required.

PHYSICS 515 — Supervised Research
Section 001, IND

WN 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 521 — Elementary Particle Physics I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Kane,Gordon L; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Overview for anyone who wants to understand the very successful "Standard Model" of particle physics, with emphasis on the predictions and tests of the theory, why it is now widely believed to describe nature, and also on open questions. Topics to be studied: the ElectroWeak theory and Quantum Chromodynamics, properties of quarks and leptons, Higgs bosons, CP violation, a few topics beyond the Standard Model (grand unifications, supersymmetry, and neutrino masses), and existing and future experimental facilities and detectors.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 512 and Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 523 — Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Larsen,Finn; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course continues the study of quantum field theory initiated in PHY 513.

We develop the quantum theory of radiative corrections. Technically, the central concept is loops in quantum field theory and their divergences. Physically, we interpret loops in terms of the renormalization group. More broadly, we discuss qunatum field field theory as an effective theory.

Although we will develop quantum field theory primarily in the contect of particle physics the techniques are highly relevant also in AMO and in statistical mechanics, particularly in critical phenomena and also in many body physics.

The format will be similar to PHYSICS 513 except for the last 1/3 of the course which will consist of a student project.

The GRADE will be determined from: 1) HOMEWORK (1/3). 2) MIDTERM (1/3). Take-home exam 3) PROJECT (1/3).

TEXTBOOK Peskin and Schroeder, 'An Introdution to Quantum Field Theory"; Westview Press 1995.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 513 and Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 540 — Advanced Condensed Matter
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sander,Leonard M; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

A unified description of equilibrium condensed matter theory (using Green's functions); critical phenomena, Anderson localization and correlated electron theory.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 542 — Quantum Optics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Berman,Paul R; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course is an advanced course in the interaction of radiation with matter. Students are assumed to have a good background in quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.

Course requirements. There will weekly homework assignments that will be collected and graded. There will also be a short research paper required. Your grade will be based 80% on homework and 20% on the research paper.

Course Outline: The course is divided into four parts as follows:

  1. Interaction of classical fields with atoms
    • Two-level problem
    • Density matrix
    • Bloch vector
    • Absorption, free-induction decay, photon echoes
    • A.C. Stark effect
  2. Properties of the electromagnetic field
    • Classical fields with and without noise
    • Quantization of the field
    • Correlation functions
    • Fock states, coherent states
    • Photon statistics, bunching and anti-bunching
    • Squeezed states
  3. Interaction of quantized fields with atoms
    • Spontaneous emission
    • "Dressed" atoms
    • Resonance fluorescence in strong fields
  4. Selected topics (as time permits)
    • Quantum computing
    • Laser cooling of neutral atoms
    • Atom interferometers

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS,Quantum mechanics, electrodynamic and atomic physics.

PHYSICS 611 — Nonlinear Optics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Winful,Herbert Graves

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Formalism of wave propagation in nonlinear media; susceptibility tensor; second harmonic generation and three-wave mixing; phase matching; third order nonlinearities and four-wave mixing processes; stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering. Special topics: nonlinear optics in fibers, including solitons and self-phase modulation.

Advisory Prerequisite: EECS 537 or 538 or 530. Graduate standing.

PHYSICS 620 — Solid State
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sander,Leonard M; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

An advanced course in condensed matter physics. It provides an introduction to basic subjects not covered in PHYSICS 520 (e.g., linear response and group theory) as well as a presentation of topics of current interest such as the quantum Hall effect and superconductivity.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PHYSICS 622 — Quantum Theory of Fields
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Akhoury,Ratindranath; homepage

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

PHYSICS 715 — Special Problems
Section 001, IND

WN 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

WN 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

WN 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 class.

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

PHYSICS 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

WN 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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