Courses for Fall 2022

Title Instructors Location Time Description Cross listings Fulfills Registration notes Syllabus Syllabus URL
ASTR 0001-001 A Survey of the Universe Mark Devlin MW 10:15 AM-11:44 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. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. Quantitative Data Analysis
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ASTR 0001-002 A Survey of the Universe Robyn E Sanderson TR 10:15 AM-11:44 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. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
ASTR 0001-003 A Survey of the Universe Ravi K Sheth TR 8:30 AM-9:59 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. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
ASTR 0007-001 The Big Bang and Beyond Gary M Bernstein TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
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ASTR 1211-001 Introduction to Astrophysics I Mariangela Bernardi TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM 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
PHYS 0009-001 Physics for Architects II William Ashmanskas MW 3:30 PM-4:59 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. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 009, PHYS 102, PHYS 151, or PHYS 171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 092 or 094 who complete PHYS008 will surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=PHYS0009001
PHYS 0016-001 Energy, Oil, and Global Warming Douglas J Durian TR 10:15 AM-11:44 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. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
PHYS 0050-160 Physics Laboratory I M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM Experiments in classical mechanics. Quantitative Data Analysis Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 0051-161 Physics Laboratory II W 7:00 PM-8:59 PM Experiments in electromagnetism and optics. Quantitative Data Analysis Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 0101-001 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Marisa Roman TR 8:30 AM-10:29 AM An introduction to the classical laws of motion, including kinematics, forces in nature, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and dynamics, oscillations, and waves. Suggested for students in a pre-health program. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 008, PHYS 101, PHYS 150, or PHYS 170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-002 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Sukalpa Basu F 12:00 PM-1:59 PM
MW 12:00 PM-12:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-101 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-102 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound M 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-103 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound T 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-104 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound T 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-105 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-106 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound W 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-107 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound R 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-108 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound R 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-110 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound F 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-111 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound CANCELED 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-601 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Sukalpa Basu MW 5:15 PM-6:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-602 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Peter Harnish M 7:00 PM-8:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0101-603 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Peter Harnish M 7:00 PM-8:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-604 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Peter Harnish W 7:00 PM-8:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0101-605 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Peter Harnish W 7:00 PM-8:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 who complete PHYS 101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0102-001 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics Cullen H Blake TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:14 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 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0102-111 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics M 1:45 PM-3:44 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 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0102-112 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics R 3:30 PM-5:29 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 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0102-113 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics R 7:00 PM-8:59 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 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0102-114 General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics F 1:45 PM-3:44 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 who complete PHYS 102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0137-001 Community Physics Initiative Philip C Nelson M 3:30 PM-4:29 PM This is an Academically Based Community Service Course (ABCS). The central purpose is to work in partnership with a local high school to improve physics education outcomes for their students. An immersive classroom experience will be enriched through instructional design work and grounded in a study of science education scholarship. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Perm Needed From Instructor
PHYS 0140-401 Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) Martin Claassen MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM
F 8:30 AM-9:29 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. PHYS0150401
PHYS 0140-402 Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) Arnold Mathijssen W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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. PHYS0150402
PHYS 0140-403 Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) Eugene J Mele TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:14 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. PHYS0150403
PHYS 0140-404 Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) Joshua Klein W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM
MW 10:15 AM-11:44 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. PHYS0150404
PHYS 0140-405 Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM
M 1:45 PM-2:44 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. PHYS0150405
PHYS 0141-401 Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) Robert R Johnson W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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. PHYS0151401
PHYS 0141-402 Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) Liang Wu W 10:15 AM-11:14 AM
TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
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. PHYS0151402
PHYS 0150-121 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-122 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-123 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 5:15 PM-7:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-124 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 7:00 PM-8:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-125 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-129 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-130 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-131 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 5:15 PM-7:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-132 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 5:15 PM-7:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-133 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-134 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-135 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 5:15 PM-7:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-137 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-138 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion F 3:30 PM-5:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-139 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 12:00 PM-1:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-140 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 12:00 PM-1:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-141 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 12:00 PM-1:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-142 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 12:00 PM-1:59 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-401 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion Martin Claassen MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM
F 8:30 AM-9:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. PHYS0140401 Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-402 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion Arnold Mathijssen W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. PHYS0140402 Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-403 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion Eugene J Mele TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. PHYS0140403 Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0150-404 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion Joshua Klein W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM
MW 10:15 AM-11:44 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. PHYS0140404 Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0150-405 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion M 1:45 PM-2:44 PM
MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 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 101, or PHYS 150 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. PHYS0140405 Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-151 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation M 1:45 PM-3:44 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0151-152 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation T 3:30 PM-5:29 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-153 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation W 1:45 PM-3:44 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0151-154 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation W 7:00 PM-8:59 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-155 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation F 1:45 PM-3:44 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-157 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation W 5:15 PM-7:14 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-158 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation T 1:45 PM-3:44 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-401 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation Robert R Johnson W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. PHYS0141401 Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0151-402 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation Liang Wu TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
W 10:15 AM-11:14 AM
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 PHYS102 or PHYS151 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 simultaneously with PHYS 151. PHYS0141402 Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0170-101 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion T 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101 or 150 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0170-102 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion W 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101 or 150 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 0170-103 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion R 1:45 PM-3:44 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 101 or 150 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Quantitative Data Analysis
Physical World Sector
PHYS 0170-301 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion Elliot Lipeles M 1:45 PM-2:44 PM
MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM
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 101 or 150 who complete PHYS 170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Physical World Sector
Quantitative Data Analysis
PHYS 1230-001 Principles of Physics III: Thermal Physics and Waves Evelyn Thomson MWF 12:00 PM-12:59 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. https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=PHYS1230001
PHYS 2280-401 Physical Models of Biological Systems Andrea J Liu MW 1:45 PM-3:14 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. BCHE2280401 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
PHYS 2999-001 Independent Study Eleni Katifori Special projects and independent study under the direction of faculty member.
PHYS 3314-401 Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Implications for Future Climate Change Irina Marinov TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM This course covers the fundamentals of atmosphere and ocean dynamics, and aims to put these in the context of climate change in the 21st century. Large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation, the global energy balance, and the global energy balance, and the global hydrological cycle. We will introduce concepts of fluid dynamics and we will apply these to the vertical and horizontal motions in the atmosphere and ocean. Concepts covered include: hydrostatic law, buoyancy and convection, basic equations of fluid motions, Hadley and Ferrel cells in the atmosphere, thermohaline circulation, Sverdrup ocean flow, modes of climate variability (El-Nino, North Atlantic Oscillation, Southern Annular Mode). The course will incorporate student led discussions based on readings of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and recent literature on climate change. Aimed at undergraduate or graduate students who have no prior knowledge of meteorology or oceanography or training in fluid mechanics. Previous background in calculus and/or introductory physics is helpful. This is a general course which spans many subdisciplines (fluid mechanics, atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology). EESC4336401, EESC6336401
PHYS 3314-402 Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Implications for Future Climate Change Irina Marinov W 3:30 PM-4:59 PM This course covers the fundamentals of atmosphere and ocean dynamics, and aims to put these in the context of climate change in the 21st century. Large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation, the global energy balance, and the global energy balance, and the global hydrological cycle. We will introduce concepts of fluid dynamics and we will apply these to the vertical and horizontal motions in the atmosphere and ocean. Concepts covered include: hydrostatic law, buoyancy and convection, basic equations of fluid motions, Hadley and Ferrel cells in the atmosphere, thermohaline circulation, Sverdrup ocean flow, modes of climate variability (El-Nino, North Atlantic Oscillation, Southern Annular Mode). The course will incorporate student led discussions based on readings of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and recent literature on climate change. Aimed at undergraduate or graduate students who have no prior knowledge of meteorology or oceanography or training in fluid mechanics. Previous background in calculus and/or introductory physics is helpful. This is a general course which spans many subdisciplines (fluid mechanics, atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology). EESC4336402
PHYS 3358-001 Data Analysis for the Natural Sciences I: Fundamentals Masao Sako TR 1:45 PM-3:14 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. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
PHYS 3361-401 Electromagnetism I: Electricity and Potential Theory Bo Zhen TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter. PHYS5561401
PHYS 3364-401 Laboratory Electronics I. Joseph Kroll TR 1:45 PM-4:44 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. PHYS5564401
PHYS 4401-401 Thermodynamics and the Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory Sean C Fancher TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM Entropy, temperature, and introduction to ensemble theory, distribution functions, and phase transitions. PHYS5581401
PHYS 4411-401 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I James M Kikkawa MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 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. PHYS5511401
PHYS 5500-401 Mathematical Methods of Physics Mark D Goulian TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM A discussion of those concepts and techniques of classical analysis employed inphysical theories. Topics include complex analysis. Fourier series and transforms, ordinary and partial equations, Hilbert spaces, among others. MATH5940401
PHYS 5501-001 Introduction to Research Ravi K Sheth T 5:15 PM-7:44 PM Introduction to research in particle, nuclear, condensed matter and astrophysics. Selected current topics from journals. Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 5503-001 General Relativity Justin Khoury MR 3:30 PM-4:59 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.
PHYS 5511-401 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics James M Kikkawa MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 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. PHYS4411401
PHYS 5526-001 Astrophysical Radiation James Aguirre TR 1:45 PM-3:14 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 5528-001 Introduction to Liquid Crystals Randall Kamien MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM Overview of liquid crystalline phases, their elasticity, topology, and dynamics. https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=PHYS5528001
PHYS 5531-001 Quantum Mechanics I Charles L Kane MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM Graduate-level introduction to quantum theory. Topics covered include the postulates of quantum mechanics, unitary operators, time evolution and Schrodinger's equation, theory of angular momentum, density matrices, and Bell's inequalities. Other topics may include semi-classical (WKB) approximation, bound state techniques, periodic potentials and resonance phenomena.
PHYS 5561-401 Electromagnetism I Bo Zhen TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM First term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, static potential theory, multipole expansions, Laplace equation, image solutions, fields in polarized matter. PHYS3361401
PHYS 5564-401 Laboratory Electronics I. Joseph Kroll TR 1:45 PM-4:44 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. PHYS3364401
PHYS 5581-401 Thermodynamics Sean C Fancher TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM Entropy, temperature, and introduction to ensemble theory, distribution functions, and phase transitions. PHYS4401401
PHYS 6601-001 Introduction to Field Theory Jonathan Heckman TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM Elementary relativistic quantum field theory of scalar, fermion, and Abelian gauge fields. Feynman Diagrams.
PHYS 6611-001 Statistical Mechanics Vijay Balasubramanian MW 10:15 AM-11:44 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 6633-001 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory Mirjam Cvetic MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM A continuation of PHYS 632, dealing with non-Abelian gauge theories.
PHYS 9950-001 Dissertation James Aguirre Dissertation
PHYS 9950-002 Dissertation Vijay Balasubramanian Dissertation
PHYS 9950-003 Dissertation Mariangela Bernardi Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 9950-004 Dissertation Gary M Bernstein Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 9950-005 Dissertation Cullen H Blake Dissertation
PHYS 9950-006 Dissertation Martin Claassen Dissertation
PHYS 9950-007 Dissertation Mirjam Cvetic Dissertation
PHYS 9950-008 Dissertation Mark Devlin Dissertation
PHYS 9950-009 Dissertation Marija Drndic Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 9950-010 Dissertation Douglas J Durian Dissertation
PHYS 9950-011 Dissertation Mark D Goulian Dissertation
PHYS 9950-012 Dissertation Jonathan Heckman Dissertation
PHYS 9950-013 Dissertation Bhuvnesh Jain Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
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PHYS 9950-015 Dissertation Randall Kamien Dissertation
PHYS 9950-016 Dissertation Charles L Kane Dissertation
PHYS 9950-017 Dissertation Eleni Katifori Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
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PHYS 9950-019 Dissertation James M Kikkawa Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
PHYS 9950-020 Dissertation Joshua Klein Dissertation Perm Needed From Department
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