Courses for Fall 2021

Title Instructors Location Time Description Cross listings Fulfills Registration notes Syllabus Syllabus URL
ASTR 001-001 Survey of the Universe Mark Devlin TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=ASTR001001
ASTR 001-002 Survey of the Universe Robyn E. Sanderson MWF 01:45 PM-02:45 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 Ravi K. Sheth TR 08:30 AM-10:00 AM 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=ASTR001003
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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=ASTR007001
ASTR 211-001 Intro Astrophysics I James Aguirre TR 08:30 AM-10:00 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=ASTR211001
ASTR 533-001 Galaxies:Structure&Forma Mariangela Bernardi TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Galactic structure and dynamics. Observed scaling relations. Models and observations of galaxy formation and evolution. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=ASTR533001
PHYS 008-001 Phys For Architects I William Ashmanskas M 03:30 PM-05:00 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. Prerequisite: Entrance credit in Algebra and Trigonometry. Also, credit is awardd for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, 101, 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 091 or 093 who complete PHYS 006 will thereby surrender the AP or Trandfer Credit. Physical World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS008001
PHYS 016-001 Energy,Oil&Global Warmin: Energy, Oil, and Global Warming Douglas J. Durian T 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
R 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
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 W 07:00 PM-09:00 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
PHYS 051-161 Physics Laboratory II M 07:00 PM-09:00 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
PHYS 080-001 Phys and Consciousness Marija Drndic TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM 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 logicgates and Dirac's matrix formalism in quantum mechanics. Prerequisite: This is an intro level physics course. Students do not have to have prior course in physics. Familiarity with albegra is a plus, although I will teach students the math required such as how to multiply matrices in case they have forgotten. An ideal student taking this course is a beginning student interested in a general STEM corse. This course should not be taken by physics senior majors. It should be for non-science majors or science majors interested in learning about modern phenomena and technologies and the basic physics behind it, rather than for students woth advanced knowledge, as they may want more, and I will not be able to provide more because I have to satisfy the beginner students too and talk about basics required. Natural Science & Math Sector
PHYS 101-001 Gen.Phys:Mech,Heat,Sound TR 08:30 AM-10:00 AM
W 12:00 PM-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, 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)
PHYS 101-002 Gen.Phys:Mech,Heat,Sound Christopher Mauger MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
F 12:00 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)
PHYS 101-101 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 101-102 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 03:30 PM-05:30 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)
PHYS 101-103 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound T 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 101-104 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound T 03:30 PM-05:30 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)
PHYS 101-105 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 101-106 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 03:30 PM-05:30 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)
PHYS 101-107 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound R 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 101-108 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound R 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-109 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound F 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-110 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound F 03:30 PM-05:30 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.
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
PHYS 101-111 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound T 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-601 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Sukalpa Basu MW 05:15 PM-06:45 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
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
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PHYS 101-602 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-603 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-604 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 101-605 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 102-001 Gen.Phys.:Em,Optics,Modp Cullen H Blake TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
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 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 102-112 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics R 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 102-113 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics R 07:00 PM-09:00 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)
PHYS 102-114 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics F 01:45 PM-03:45 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)
PHYS 140-011 Principles I Without Lab Martin Claassen MW 08:30 AM-09:30 AM
F 08:30 AM-10:30 AM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS140011
PHYS 140-012 Principles I Without Lab Evelyn Thomson TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS140012
PHYS 140-013 Principles I Without Lab Eugene J Mele TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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 140-015 Principles I Without Lab Arnold Mathijssen MW 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
M 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 PM
F 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS140015
PHYS 141-011 Principlesii Without Lab Robert R Johnson TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
R 05:15 PM-06:15 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 TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
F 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
R 05:15 PM-06:15 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 Martin Claassen MW 08:30 AM-09:30 AM
F 08:30 AM-10:30 AM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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 Evelyn Thomson TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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
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PHYS 150-004 Principles I Masao Sako MW 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
R 01:45 PM-03:45 PM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 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.
Req Phys Lab Included in Phys150 Reg
Structured,Active,In-Class Learning
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PHYS 150-005 Principles I Arnold Mathijssen MW 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
M 01:45 PM-02:45 PM
T 05:15 PM-06:45 PM
F 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
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 150-121 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-122 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-123 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 05:15 PM-07:15 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-124 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-125 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-126 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-128 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-129 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-130 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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PHYS 150-131 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 05:15 PM-07:15 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-132 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 05:15 PM-07:15 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-133 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-134 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-135 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 05:15 PM-07:15 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-136 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-137 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 150-138 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 03:30 PM-05:30 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 151-001 Principles II Robert R Johnson TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
R 05:15 PM-06:15 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 TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
F 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
R 05:15 PM-06:15 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 151-151 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation M 01:45 PM-03:45 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 151-152 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation T 03:30 PM-05:30 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)
PHYS 151-153 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation W 01:45 PM-03:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 151-154 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation R 03:30 PM-05:30 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 151-155 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation F 01:45 PM-03:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PHYS 151-156 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation R 07:00 PM-09:00 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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PHYS 151-157 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation W 05:15 PM-07:15 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. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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PHYS 170-101 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 01:45 PM-03:45 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 170-102 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 01:45 PM-03:45 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 01:45 PM-03:45 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 Elliot Lipeles MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
M 01:45 PM-02:45 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. 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: Arjun Yodh MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 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=2021C&course=PHYS230001
PHYS 280-401 Phys Models Bio Systems: Physical Models of Biological Systems Philip C Nelson MWF 01:45 PM-02:45 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.
Natural Science & Math Sector
PHYS 361-401 Electromagnetism I Bo Zhen TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter. PHYS561401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS361401
PHYS 364-401 Laboratory Electronics I. Joseph Kroll TR 01:45 PM-04:45 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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS364401
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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS401401
PHYS 411-401 Intro Quant Mech James M. Kikkawa MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM 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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS411401
PHYS 500-401 Mathematical Methods of Physics Randall Kamien TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS500401
PHYS 501-001 Intro To Research Ravi K. Sheth T 05:15 PM-07:45 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 MR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS503001
PHYS 511-401 Intro Quant Mech James M. Kikkawa MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM PHYS411401 Undergraduates Need Permission
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PHYS 531-001 Quantum Mechanics I Charles L. Kane MW 12:00 PM-01:30 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS531001
PHYS 533-001 Topics in Cosmology Adam Lidz MF 01:45 PM-03:15 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 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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
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PHYS 564-401 Laboratory Electronics I. Joseph Kroll TR 01:45 PM-04:45 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
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PHYS 581-401 Thermodynamics Eleni Katifori TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM PHYS401401 Undergraduates Need Permission
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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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS601001
PHYS 611-001 Statistical Mechanics Vijay Balasubramanian MW 10:15 AM-11:45 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PHYS611001