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ASTR 001-001 | Survey of the Universe | James Erik Aguirre | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 001-002 | Survey of the Universe | Mark J. Devlin | MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM | A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 001-003 | Survey of the Universe | Cullen H. Blake | TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM | A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 001-601 | Survey of the Universe | Mitchell F. Struble | TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 007-001 | The Big Bang and Beyond | Adam Lidz | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | An introductory course for students who do not intend to major in a physical science or engineering, covering theories of the Universe ranging from the ancient perspective to the contemporary hot big bang model, including some notions of Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Topics will include the solar system, stars, black holes, galaxies, and the structure, origin and future of the Universe itself. Elementary algebra is used. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Natural Science & Math Sector | |||||

ASTR 211-001 | Intro Astrophysics I | Ravi K. Sheth | TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM | A basic course for majors in physical sciences and engineering; required for the astrophysics concentration. The course provides fundamental knowledge of Newtonian gravity and the properties of light and matter as they are relevant for understanding astrophysical objects. Application is made to the observed features of planetary motion, the atmospheres and stars and planets, and the structure and evolution of stars. | Physical World Sector | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. | |||||

ASTR 533-001 | Galaxies:Structure&Forma | Mariangela Bernardi | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | Galactic structure and dynamics. Observed scaling relations. Models and observations of galaxy formation and evolution. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. | |||||||

PHYS 008-001 | Phys For Architects I | William J. Ashmanskas | MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM | An introduction to the classical laws of mechanics, including static equilibrium, elasticity, and oscillations, with emphasis on topics most relevant to students in architecture. Students first learn and practice the use of mechanics concepts such as momentum, energy, force, and torque, then apply these ideas to analyze basic structural elements such as cables, trusses, and beams. Students considering the ARCH major will find that PHYS 008 provides a solid foundation for later study of architectural structures (e.g. ARCH 435). Students who have previously taken PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170 cannot subsequently take PHYS 008 for credit. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 091 or 093 who complete PHYS008 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. | |||||

PHYS 016-001 | Energy,Oil&Global Warmin: Energy, Oil, and Global Warming | Gary M. Bernstein | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | The developed world's dependence on fossil fuels for energy production has extremely undesirable economic, environmental, and political consequences, and is likely to be mankind's greatest challenge in the 21st century. We describe the physical principles of energy, its production and consumption, and environmental consequences, including the greenhouse effect. We will examine a number of alternative modes of energy generation - fossil fuels, biomass, wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear - and study the physical and technological aspects of each, and their societal, environmental and economic impacts over the construction and operational lifetimes. No previous study of physics is assumed. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Natural Science & Math Sector |
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PHYS 050-163 | Physics Laboratory I | M 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | Experiments in classical mechanics. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Permission Needed From Department Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required |
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PHYS 051-161 | Physics Laboratory II | W 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | Experiments in electromagnetism and optics. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Permission Needed From Department Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required |
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PHYS 080-001 | Phys and Consciousness | Marija Drndic | CANCELED | We will explore the basic classical and quantum physics concepts, and link them to newly observed physical phenomena and technologies, as well as to brain research, in the context of tools that physicists helped bring about like the seminal magnetic resonance imaging. The course content is mostly physics, although we link it to cognitive sciences, but the main focus is on motivating and explaining the basic physical laws behind new phenomena and related technologies. Examples include wave-particle duality and its relevance for technological applications, behavior of spin particles in a magnetic field to explain magnetic resonance imaging, ion flow through ion channels and ohm's law to explain electrical signal flow in our body, and other examples within the core of physics and bridging to interdisciplinary areas of material science and devices, biology and neuroscience. As we learn about particle spins, we will talk about brain imaging studies enabled by Nobel winning physics research. We will then discuss consciousness and free will, and read original texts by Schrodinger, Einstein and other physicists, and our course discussion will be uniquely motivated by related physical phenomena and experiments, including quantum entanglement and relativity of space and time. I will explain the basic ideas behind quantum computing and information processing, and we we learn about basic quantum logic gates and Dirac's matrix formalism in quantum mechanics. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Natural Science & Math Sector |
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PHYS 101-001 | Gen.Phys:Mech,Heat,Sound | Marija Drndic | TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM | An introduction to the classical laws of motion, including kinematics, forces in nature, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and dynamics, oscillations, and waves. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Laboratory and Recitation (see below) |
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PHYS 101-002 | Gen.Phys:Mech,Heat,Sound | Marisa C March | MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM M 01:00 PM-02:00 PM |
An introduction to the classical laws of motion, including kinematics, forces in nature, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and dynamics, oscillations, and waves. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 101-101 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | M 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | An introduction to the classical laws of motion, including kinematics, forces in nature, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and dynamics, oscillations, and waves. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-102 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-103 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | T 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-104 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | M 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-105 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-106 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | F 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-107 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | R 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-108 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | F 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | Registration also required for Lecture (see below) | ||||||||

PHYS 101-110 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | R 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-112 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | M 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-201 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 03:00 PM-04:00 PM | Registration also required for Lecture and Laboratory (see below) | ||||||||

PHYS 101-202 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 04:00 PM-05:00 PM | Registration also required for Lecture and Laboratory (see below) | ||||||||

PHYS 101-203 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 05:00 PM-06:00 PM | Registration also required for Lecture and Laboratory (see below) | ||||||||

PHYS 101-601 | Gen.Phys:Mech,Heat,Sound | Sukalpa Basu | MW 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students Course Must Be Taken For A Grade Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 101-602 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | M 04:00 PM-06:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-603 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | M 08:00 PM-10:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-604 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 04:00 PM-06:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 101-605 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | W 08:00 PM-10:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 102-001 | Gen.Phys.:Em,Optics,Modp | Paul A Heiney | TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM |
A continuation of PHYS 101 emphasizing an introduction to classical electricity and magnetism, light and optics, special relativity, the quantum theory of matter, and nuclear physics. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 102-111 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | M 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | A continuation of PHYS 101 emphasizing an introduction to classical electricity and magnetism, light and optics, special relativity, the quantum theory of matter, and nuclear physics. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 102-113 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | T 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | A continuation of PHYS 101 emphasizing an introduction to classical electricity and magnetism, light and optics, special relativity, the quantum theory of matter, and nuclear physics. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 102-114 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 102-115 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | F 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 137-001 | Comm Phys Initiative | Masao Sako Philip Nelson |
T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM F 01:00 PM-04:00 PM |
This is an Academically Based Community Service Course (ABCS). It will be aligned to the Philadelphia School District curriculum in introductory physics at University City High School (UCHS). The UCHS curriculum roughly parallels the contents of first semester introductory physics (non-calculus) at Penn. | Permission Needed From Department An Academically Based Community Serv Course |
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PHYS 140-012 | Principles I Without Lab | Joshua R. Klein | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are: Classical laws of motions; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Engineering students only. | Engineering Students Only | ||||||

PHYS 140-013 | Principles I Without Lab | Eugene J Mele | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM W 02:00 PM-03:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are: Classical laws of motions; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Engineering students only. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 140-014 | Principles I Without Lab | Christopher Mauger | MW 10:00 AM-12:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are: Classical laws of motions; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Engineering students only. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 141-011 | Principlesii Without Lab | Mirjam Cvetic | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Gauss's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; DC and AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Engineering students only. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 141-012 | Principlesii Without Lab | Eleni Katifori | MWF 02:00 PM-03:00 PM W 03:00 PM-04:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Gauss's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; DC and AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Engineering students only. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 150-001 | Principles I | Masao Sako | MW 09:00 AM-11:00 AM T 04:00 PM-06:00 PM |
This calculus-based course is recommended for science majors and engineering students. Classical laws of motion; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Req Phys Lab Included in Phys150 Reg Structured,Active,In-Class Learning |
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PHYS 150-002 | Principles I | Joshua R. Klein | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
This calculus-based course is recommended for science majors and engineering students. Classical laws of motion; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 150-003 | Principles I | Eugene J Mele | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM W 02:00 PM-03:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
This calculus-based course is recommended for science majors and engineering students. Classical laws of motion; interactions between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; particle and rigid body motion; gravitation, harmonic motion, and applications of mechanics to real-world problems. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 150-004 | Principles I | Christopher Mauger | MW 10:00 AM-12:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 150-005 | Principles I | Robert R. Johnson | M 12:00 PM-02:00 PM WF 12:00 PM-02:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Req Phys Lab Included in Phys150 Reg Structured,Active,In-Class Learning |
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PHYS 150-121 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | M 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-123 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | M 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-124 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | M 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-125 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | T 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-127 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-128 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | W 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-129 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | W 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-130 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | W 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-133 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | R 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-134 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | R 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-135 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | R 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-136 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | R 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-137 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | F 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-138 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | F 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-139 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | F 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 150-140 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-001 | Principles II | Mirjam Cvetic | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Gauss's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; DC and AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses. PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 151-002 | Principles II | Eleni Katifori | MWF 02:00 PM-03:00 PM W 03:00 PM-04:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
The topics of this calculus-based course are electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Gauss's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; DC and AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses. PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 151-152 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | M 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | The topics of this calculus-based course are electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Gauss's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; DC and AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses. PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-153 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-154 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | W 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-155 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | F 01:00 PM-03:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-156 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | R 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-157 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | F 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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PHYS 151-158 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | T 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | Registration also required for Lecture (see below) | ||||||||

PHYS 170-102 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 150, at a significantly higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Classical laws of motion: interaction between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; rigid body motion; non-inertial reference frames; oscillations. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008 PHYS 101, 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Registration also required for Seminar (see below) | |||||||

PHYS 170-103 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | R 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 150, at a significantly higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Classical laws of motion: interaction between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; rigid body motion; non-inertial reference frames; oscillations. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008 PHYS 101, 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Registration also required for Seminar (see below) | |||||||

PHYS 170-104 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | W 03:00 PM-05:00 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 150, at a significantly higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Classical laws of motion: interaction between particles; conservation laws and symmetry principles; rigid body motion; non-inertial reference frames; oscillations. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008 PHYS 101, 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Registration also required for Seminar (see below) | |||||||

PHYS 170-301 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Charles L. Kane | MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM M 02:00 PM-03:00 PM |
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Benjamin Franklin Seminars Freshman Seminar Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) |
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PHYS 230-001 | Principles III: | Evelyn Jean Thomson | MWF 01:00 PM-02:00 PM | Laws of thermodynamics, gas laws and heat engines. Waves on a string, electromagnetic waves including optical phenomena such as refraction, interference and diffraction. Introduction to special relativity including time dilation, length contraction, simultaneity, Lorentz transforms and relativistic energy and momentum. Students are encouraged but not required to take Math 240 concurrently or in advance. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. | https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=PHYS230001 | |||||

PHYS 280-401 | Phys Models Bio Systems: Physical Models of Biological Systems | Philip Nelson | MWF 02:00 PM-03:00 PM | Classic case studies of successful reductionistic models of complex phenomena, emphasizing the key steps of making estimates, using them to figure out which physical variables and phenomena will be most relevant to a given system, finding analogies to purely physical systems whose behavior is already known, and embodying those in a mathematical model, which is often implemented in computer code. Topics may include bacterial genetics, genetic switches and oscillators; systems that sense or utilize light; superresolution and other newmicroscopy methods; and vision and other modes of sensory transduction. | BCHE280401 | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. | |||||

PHYS 361-401 | Electromagnetism I | Bo Zhen | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter. | PHYS561401 | ||||||

PHYS 364-401 | Laboratory Electronics | I. Joseph Kroll | TR 02:00 PM-05:00 PM | A laboratory-intensive survey of analog and digital electronics, intended to teach students of physics or related fields enough electronics to be effective in experimental research and to be comfortable learning additional topics from reference textbooks. Analog topics include voltage dividers, impedance, filters, operational amplifier circuits, and transistor circuits. Digital topics may include logic gates, finite-state machines, programmable logic devices, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, and microcomputer concepts. Recommended for students planning to do experimental work in physical science. | PHYS564401 | ||||||

PHYS 401-401 | Thermodynamics | Douglas J. Durian | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | Entropy, temperature, and introduction to ensemble theory, distribution functions, and phase transitions. | PHYS581401 | ||||||

PHYS 411-401 | Intro Quant Mech | Alan T. Johnson, | MWF 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | An introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics designed for physics majors and graduate students in physics-related disciplines. The Schrodinger equation operator formalism, central field problem, angular momentum, and spin. Application to one-dimensional and central field problems. | PHYS511401 | ||||||

PHYS 500-401 | Mathematical Methods of Physics | Randall D. Kamien | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | A discussion of those concepts and techniques of classical analysis employed in physical theories. Topics include complex analysis. Fourier series and transforms, ordinary and partial equations, Hilbert spaces, among others. | MATH594401 | ||||||

PHYS 501-001 | Intro To Research | Joshua R. Klein | T 05:00 PM-07:30 PM | Introduction to research in particle, nuclear, condensed matter and astrophysics. Selected current topics from journals. | Permission Needed From Department | ||||||

PHYS 503-001 | General Relativity and Gravitation | Vijay Balasubramanian | TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM | This is a graduate level, introductory course in general relativity. The basics of general relativity will be covered with a view to understanding the mathematical background, the construction of the theory, and applications to the solar system, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The latter part of the course will cover some of the basic modern topics in modern cosmology, including the current cosmological model, the accelerating universe, and open questions driving current research. | |||||||

PHYS 511-401 | Intro Quant Mech | Alan T. Johnson, | MWF 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | PHYS411401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | ||||||

PHYS 531-001 | Quantum Mechanics I | Justin Khoury | MW 11:30 AM-01:00 PM | Graduate-level introduction to quantum theory. Topics covered include the postulates of quantum mechanics, unitary operators, time evolution and Schrodinger's equation, theory of angular momentum, density matrices, and Bell's inequalities. Other topics may include semi-classical (WKB) approximation, bound state techniques, periodic potentials and resonance phenomena. | |||||||

PHYS 533-001 | Tba | Bhuvnesh Jain | TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM | This course aims to survey three or four topics of current research interest in cosmology, mostly at the level of review articles. The topics will be covered in greater depth and with more connections to ongoing research than the introductory cosmology course, ASTR 525. The course will be largely accesible to first and second year graduate students. Some exposure to cosmology and general relativity will be helpful but the first two weeks will attempt to bridge that gap. The topic selection will be done in part with input from the students. | |||||||

PHYS 561-401 | Electromagnetism I | Bo Zhen | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter. | PHYS361401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | |||||

PHYS 564-401 | Laboratory Electronics | I. Joseph Kroll | TR 02:00 PM-05:00 PM | A laboratory-intensive survey of analog and digital electronics, intended to teach students of physics or related fields enough electronics to be comfortable learning additional topics on their own from a reference such as Horowitz and Hill. Specific topics will vary from year to year from the selection of topics listed below. Analog topics may include voltage dividers, impedance, filters, operational amplifier circuits, and transistor circuits. Digital topics may include logic gates, finite-state machines, programmable logic devices, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, and microcomputer concepts. Recommended for students planning to do experimental work in physical science. | PHYS364401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | |||||

PHYS 581-401 | Thermodynamics | Douglas J. Durian | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | PHYS401401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | ||||||

PHYS 601-001 | Intro To Field Theory | Jonathan J. Heckman | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | Elementary relativistic quantum field theory of scalar, fermion, and Abelian gauge fields. Feynman Diagrams. | |||||||

PHYS 611-001 | Statistical Mechanics | Randall D. Kamien | MW 10:00 AM-11:30 AM | Introduction to the canonical structure and formulation of modern statistical mechanics. The thermodynamic limit. Entropic and depletion forces. Gas and liquid theory. Phase transitions and critical phenomena. The virial expansion. Quantum statistics. Path integrals, the Fokker-Planck equation and stochastic processes. | |||||||

PHYS 633-001 | Relativistic Quan Fld Th | Burt A. Ovrut | W 05:30 PM-07:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:30 PM |
A continuation of PHYS 632, dealing with non-Abelian gauge theories. |