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ASTR 001-001 | Survey of the Universe | Mariangela Bernardi | 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. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 001-002 | Survey of the Universe | Robyn E. Sanderson | MF 02:00 PM-03:30 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. | 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. | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Physical World Sector |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. | |||||

ASTR 007-001 | The Big Bang and Beyond | Gary M. Bernstein | 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. | |||||

PHYS 009-001 | Phys For Architects II | William Ashmanskas | MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM | Briefly reviews Newton's laws, then introduces waves, sound, light, fluids, heat, electricity, magnetism, and circuits, with emphasis on topics most relevant to students in architecture. Illustrates physics principles using examples drawn from architecture. Students with a strong high-school physics background may take PHYS 008 and PHYS 009 in either order. Prerequisite: Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 009, 102, 151, 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 092 or 094 who complete PHYS 008 will surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector | https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=PHYS009001 | |||||

PHYS 016-001 | Energy,Oil&Global Warmin: Energy, Oil, and Global Warming | Douglas J. Durian | 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. Prerequisites: Algebra and Trigonometry. May be counted as Science Studies for students in Class of 2009 and prior. Target audience: Non-science majors (although science/engineering students are welcome). | 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. Prerequisite: AP score of 5 on the Physics B or Physics C - Mechanics exam, or transfer credit for PHYS 91 or PHYS 93. Only for students with above prerequisite. Prerequisite: Course carries .5 course unit and student received grade. Permit required. | 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. Prerequisite: AP score of 5 on the Physics B or Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism exam, or transfer credit for PHYS 92 or PHYS 94. PHYS 050. Only for students with above prerequisite. Also, Course carries .5 course unit and student received grade. Permit required. | 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 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, 101, 150, or 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. Prerequisite: Entrance credit in Algebra and Trigonometry. | 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 | Sukalpa Basu | MW 11:00 AM-12:00 PM F 11:00 AM-01:00 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, 101, 150, or 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. Prerequisite: Entrance credit in Algebra and Trigonometry. | 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, 101, 150, or 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. Prerequisite: Entrance credit in Algebra and Trigonometry. | 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 | College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. | Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required Registration also required for Lecture (see below) |
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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 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and 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, 102, 151, 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, 102, 151, 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, 102, 151, 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 | Peter Harnish Philip C Nelson |
M 12:00 PM-03:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:00 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 140-011 | Principles I Without Lab | Michael A. Carchidi | MWF 09:00 AM-10:00 AM F 11:00 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. Prereqisite: For Engineering students whose course of study does not require a physics laboratory course. Those who are enrolled in a dual degree program with the college must register for the lab-based version of this course, PHYS 150. | Engineering Students Only | ||||||

PHYS 140-012 | Principles I Without Lab | Joshua 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. Prereqisite: For Engineering students whose course of study does not require a physics laboratory course. Those who are enrolled in a dual degree program with the college must register for the lab-based version of this course, PHYS 150. | 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. Prereqisite: For Engineering students whose course of study does not require a physics laboratory course. Those who are enrolled in a dual degree program with the college must register for the lab-based version of this course, PHYS 150. | 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 |
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 140-015 | Principles I Without Lab | Elliot Lipeles | MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM F 12:00 PM-01:00 PM W 03:00 PM-04:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
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PHYS 141-011 | Principlesii Without Lab | Robert R Johnson | 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. Prerequisite: For engineering students whose course of study does not require a physics laboratory course. Those who are enrolled in a dual degree program with the college must register for the lab-based version of this course, PHYS 151. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 141-012 | Principlesii Without Lab | Liang Wu | MWF 02:00 PM-03:00 PM T 02:00 PM-03:00 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. Prerequisite: For engineering students whose course of study does not require a physics laboratory course. Those who are enrolled in a dual degree program with the college must register for the lab-based version of this course, PHYS 151. | Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Engineering Students Only |
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PHYS 150-001 | Principles I | Michael A. Carchidi | MWF 09:00 AM-10:00 AM F 11:00 AM-12:00 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, 150, 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 150 should already have taken MATH 104 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 150. | 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 150-002 | Principles I | Joshua 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, 150, 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 150 should already have taken MATH 104 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 150. | 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, 150, 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 93 who complete PHYS 150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 150 should already have taken MATH 104 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 150. | 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 | Elliot Lipeles | MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM F 12:00 PM-01:00 PM W 03:00 PM-04:00 PM T 05:00 PM-06:00 PM |
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 150-121 | 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 | Robert R Johnson | 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, 102, 151, 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 151 should already have taken MATH 114 or the equivalent, or betaking it imultaneously with PHYS 151. | 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 | Liang Wu | MWF 02:00 PM-03:00 PM T 02:00 PM-03:00 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, 102, 151, 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 151 should already have taken MATH 114 or the equivalent, or betaking it imultaneously with PHYS 151. | 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, 102, 151, 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 92 or 94 who complete PHYS 151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 151 should already have taken MATH 114 or the equivalent, or betaking it imultaneously with PHYS 151. | 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. Prerequisite: Benjamin Franklin Seminar. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, 101, 150, 170.Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 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. Prerequisite: Benjamin Franklin Seminar. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, 101, 150, 170.Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 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. Prerequisite: Benjamin Franklin Seminar. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, 101, 150, 170.Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 91 or 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 | Alan T. Johnson | 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 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=2020C&course=PHYS230001 | |||||

PHYS 280-401 | Phys Models Bio Systems: Physical Models of Biological Systems | Philip C 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 358-001 | Data Analysis: Data Analysis For the Natural Sciences | Masao Sako | TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM | This is a course on the fundamentals of data analysis and statistical inference for the natural sciences. Topics include probability distributions, linear and non-linear regression, Monte Carlo methods, frequentist and Bayesian data analysis, parameter and error estimation, Fourier analysis, power spectra, and signal and image analysis techniques. Students will obtain both the theoretical background in data analysis and also get hands-on experience analyzing real scientific data. Prerequisite: Prior programming experience. | |||||||

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. Prerequisite: Familiarity with electricity and magnetism at the level of PHYS 102, 141, 151, 171. | PHYS564401 | ||||||

PHYS 401-401 | Thermodynamics | Eleni Katifori | 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 | James M. Kikkawa | 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 | Mark D Goulian | 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 Klein | T 05:00 PM-07:30 PM | Introduction to research in particle, nuclear, condensed matter and astrophysics. Selected current topics from journals. Prerequsite: Taken by all first-year graduate students. This is a required seminar that does not carry or a grade. | Permission Needed From Department | ||||||

PHYS 503-001 | General Relativity and Gravitation | Justin Khoury | 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 | James M. Kikkawa | MWF 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | PHYS411401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | ||||||

PHYS 526-001 | Astrophysical Radiation | Adam Lidz | TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM | This is a course on the theory of the interaction of light and matter designed primarily for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to build the basic tools required to do research in astrophysics. Topics to be discussed include structure of single- and multi-electron atoms, radiative and collisional processes, spectral line formation, opacity, radiation transfer, analytical and numerical methods, and a selection of applications in astrophysics based on student research interest. | |||||||

PHYS 531-001 | Quantum Mechanics I | Charles L. Kane | 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. Prerequisite: A minimum of one semester of Quantum Mechanics at the advanced undergraduate level. | |||||||

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. Prerequisite: Familiarity with electricity and magnetism at the level of PHYS 102, 141, 151, 171. | PHYS364401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | |||||

PHYS 581-401 | Thermodynamics | Eleni Katifori | TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM | PHYS401401 | Undergraduates Need Permission | ||||||

PHYS 601-001 | Intro To Field Theory | Jonathan 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 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 632-001 | Relativistic Quan Fld Th | Burt Ovrut | W 05:30 PM-07:00 PM R 05:00 PM-06:30 PM |
Advanced topics in field theory, including renormalization theory. | |||||||

PHYS 661-001 | Adv Solid State Theory I | Andrea J. Liu | MW 01:00 PM-02:30 PM | This course is intended to be an introductory graduate course on the physics of solids, crystals and liquid crystals. There will be a strong emphasis on the use and application of broken and unbroken symmetries in condensed matter physics. Topics covered include superconductivity and superfluidity. | |||||||

PHYS 696-001 | Adv Theoret Phys | Mirjam Cvetic | TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM |