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Course Listing for PHYSICS - Spring 2023 (ALL: 01/25/2023 - 05/12/2023)
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1062 PHYS-102-01 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LEC Gianninas, Alexandros MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 36 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory.
1064 PHYS-102-20 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Gianninas, Alexandros T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory.
1315 PHYS-102-21 Prin of Physics II 1.25 LAB Gianninas, Alexandros R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 101L or Physics 141L.
  A continuation of Physics 101L, this course covers topics such as electricity and magnetism, elementary thermodynamics, the theory of special relativity, classical wave behavior, and the description of microscopic physical systems via quantum theory.
1228 PHYS-231-01 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Branning, David MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  NOTE: 20 seats reserved for first years
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1102 PHYS-231-02 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LEC Walden, Barbara MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  NOTE: 20 seats reserved for first years
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1103 PHYS-231-20 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage, Kalum M: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1104 PHYS-231-21 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Branning, David T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1238 PHYS-231-22 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Patton, Kelly W: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1343 PHYS-231-23 Phys II:Electrcty Magtsm &Wavs 1.25 LAB Palandage, Kalum R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 132 or 142 with a C- or better.
  This second part of the three-term calculus-based introductory sequence is devoted primarily to the study of electromagnetism. The emphasis is on the description of electric and magnetic phenomena in terms of fields. Topics to be covered include electrostatics and magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and the characterization of energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. The remainder of the course is taken up with basic properties of waves in general: wave kinematics, standing waves and resonance, and the Doppler effect. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week.
1197 PHYS-300-01 Mathematical Methods 1.00 LEC Palandage, Kalum MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and Mathematics 231.
  This course focuses on mathematical methods essential to the expression and application of the laws of physics. It is designed to provide a mathematics background for other upper-level physics courses and for physics research, and thus ideally should be taken in the spring of the sophomore year. Topics to be discussed may vary somewhat from year to year depending on the emphasis of the instructor, but will ordinarily include elements of vector analysis, differential geometry, linear algebra, functions of a complex variable, Fourier analysis, and some of the special functions of mathematical physics. Additional topics, such as probability theory, the calculus of variations, or an introduction to group theory, may be taken up if time permits.
2931 PHYS-302-01 Electrodynamics 1.00 LEC Patton, Kelly MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and Mathematics 231 (concurrent registration in Mathematics 234 is strongly recommended).
  A study of the unified description of electromagnetic phenomena provided by Maxwell’s equations in differential form. The scalar and vector potentials, multipole expansions, boundary value problems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, radiation from accelerated charges.
2932 PHYS-316-01 Experimental Laser Optics 1.00 LEC Branning, David M: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 231L and 232L
  A project-oriented laboratory course in laser optics. Students will build a laser starting from basic electrical and optical components. Additional experiments will be chosen from areas such as ultrafast lasers, fiber optics, holography, quantum optics, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction.
1191 PHYS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1063 PHYS-405-01 Senior Exercise 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course is open only to senior Physics majors.
  This exercise is intended to familiarize students with a problem of current interest in physics, and to develop their ability to gather and interpret the information relevant to the problem. During the fall semester each senior student will meet with an assigned faculty adviser to plan an essay or research project to be completed during the year. Topics may involve any aspects of physics, including its various applications. While students may write on original research they have undertaken, they are not required to do so. This exercise is required for the physics major.
2761 PHYS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1206 PHYS-490-01 Research Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to undertake substantial research work with a faculty member. Students need to complete a special registration form, available online, and have it signed by the supervising instructor.
2914 ASTR-106-01 The Cosmic Graveyard 1.00 LEC Gianninas, Alexandros MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 36 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Have you ever wondered what makes a star explode? Perhaps you ponder as to the most energetic engines "hiding" in plain sight? Much like early travelers used lighthouses to guide their path, cosmic lighthouses help guide our understanding of the universe. What are they? How do they form? These are only two examples of the many astronomical wonders awaiting our scientific exploration. In this class, we will investigate the most dangerous phenomena in the Universe, such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernova, gamma ray bursts, black holes, quasars, blazars, and other extreme events! We will explore our current scientific understanding of the underlying astronomical phenomena as we explore, The Cosmic Graveyard!