# Courses for Fall 2024

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ASTR 0001-001 | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 0001-002 | A Survey of the Universe | Mathew Madhavacheril | 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 |
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ASTR 0007-001 | The Big Bang and Beyond | Adam Lidz | MW 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. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector 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 | CANCELED | 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 0008 and PHYS 0009 in either order. Credit is awarded for only one of the following courses: PHYS 0009, PHYS 0102, PHYS 0151, or PHYS 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 092 or 094 who complete PHYS 0009 will surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 0016-001 | Energy, Oil, and Global Warming | Cullen H Blake | 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 | Peter Harnish | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Experiments in classical mechanics. | Quantitative Data Analysis | ||||||

PHYS 0051-161 | Physics Laboratory II | Peter Harnish | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Experiments in electromagnetism and optics. | Quantitative Data Analysis | ||||||

PHYS 0101-001 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Mark Devlin | W 5:15 PM-6:14 PM TR 8:30 AM-9:59 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, or PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-002 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Douglas J. Durian | MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM F 8:30 AM-9:29 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, or PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-101 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, or PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0101 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-102 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | M 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-103 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-104 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | T 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-105 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-106 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-107 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-108 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-109 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-110 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | W 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-111 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | R 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-601 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Sukalpa Basu | W 5:15 PM-6:44 PM M 5:15 PM-6:44 PM |
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PHYS 0101-602 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-603 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-604 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | W 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-001 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Christopher Mauger | W 12:00 PM-1:59 PM F 12:00 PM-1:59 PM |
A continuation of PHYS 0101 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 0009, 0102, 0151, 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS who complete PHYS 0102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-111 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | A continuation of PHYS 0101 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 0009, 0102, 0151, 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS who complete PHYS 0102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-112 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | A continuation of PHYS 0101 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 0009, 0102, 0151, 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS who complete PHYS 0102 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-113 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-114 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | W 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-115 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | M 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-116 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0140-401 | Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) | Paul J Angiolillo | 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) | Dylan S. Rankin | W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM TR 8:30 AM-9:59 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. | PHYS0150402 | ||||||

PHYS 0140-404 | Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) | William Ashmanskas | W 10:15 AM-11:14 AM TR 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) | Evelyn Thomson | F 10:15 AM-11:14 AM MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM |
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PHYS 0141-401 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Robert R Johnson | 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. | PHYS0151401 | ||||||

PHYS 0141-402 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Liang Wu | W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM MF 1:45 PM-3:14 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. Engineering students only. | PHYS0151402 | ||||||

PHYS 0150-121 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | 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 0008, PHYS 0101, 0150, 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0150 should already have taken MATH 1400 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 0150. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-122 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | 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 0008, PHYS 0101, 0150, 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0150 should already have taken MATH 1400 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 0150. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-123 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | 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 0008, PHYS 0101, 0150, 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101, or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0150 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0150 should already have taken MATH 1400 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 0150. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-124 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-125 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-129 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-130 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | W 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-131 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-132 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | F 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-133 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-134 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-135 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | R 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-137 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-138 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-139 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | M 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-140 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | T 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-142 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | R 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-401 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Paul J Angiolillo | F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM |
PHYS0140401 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-402 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Dylan S. Rankin | W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM TR 8:30 AM-9:59 AM |
PHYS0140402 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-404 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | William Ashmanskas | TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM W 10:15 AM-11:14 AM |
PHYS0140404 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-405 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Evelyn Thomson | MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM F 10:15 AM-11:14 AM |
PHYS0140405 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-151 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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 0009, PHYS 0102, PHYS 0151, PHYS 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0151 should already have taken MATH 1410 or the equivalent, or betaking it simultaneously with PHYS 0151. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-152 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | M 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 0009, PHYS 0102, PHYS 0151, PHYS 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0151 should already have taken MATH 1410 or the equivalent, or betaking it simultaneously with PHYS 0151. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-153 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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 0009, PHYS 0102, PHYS 0151, PHYS 0171. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0151 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0151 should already have taken MATH 1410 or the equivalent, or betaking it simultaneously with PHYS 0151. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-154 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-155 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-157 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-158 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-401 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Robert R Johnson | W 10:15 AM-11:14 AM TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM |
PHYS0141401 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-402 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Liang Wu | W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM MF 1:45 PM-3:14 PM |
PHYS0141402 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0170-101 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0150, 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101 or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0170-102 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0150, 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101 or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0170-301 | Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Charles L. Kane | W 10:15 AM-11:44 AM M 10:15 AM-11:44 AM F 10:15 AM-11:14 AM |
This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0150, 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 0008, PHYS 0101, PHYS 0150, PHYS 0170. Students with AP or Transfer Credit for PHYS 0101 or PHYS 0150 who complete PHYS 0170 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 1230-001 | Principles of Physics III: Thermal Physics and Waves | Andrea J. Liu | MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | Vibrations and waves on a string and in other media. 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. Laws of thermodynamics, gas laws and heat engines. Students are encouraged but not required to take Math 2400 concurrently or in advance. | |||||||

PHYS 2200-001 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | This is the second of a two-semester gateway course on programming, data analysis, and data science in Python. This semester will focus on big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and we will dive deeper into the practical applications of these data science methodologies using real-world data. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised machine learning, decision trees, random forests, neural networks, and deep learning. Some modern methods such as transformers and generative AI will also be discussed. Finally, we will explore effective ways of using AI chatbots such as ChatGPT for efficiently building software. | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200001 | ||||||

PHYS 2200-201 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | M 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | This is the second of a two-semester gateway course on programming, data analysis, and data science in Python. This semester will focus on big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and we will dive deeper into the practical applications of these data science methodologies using real-world data. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised machine learning, decision trees, random forests, neural networks, and deep learning. Some modern methods such as transformers and generative AI will also be discussed. Finally, we will explore effective ways of using AI chatbots such as ChatGPT for efficiently building software. | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200201 | ||||||

PHYS 2200-202 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | W 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | This is the second of a two-semester gateway course on programming, data analysis, and data science in Python. This semester will focus on big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and we will dive deeper into the practical applications of these data science methodologies using real-world data. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised machine learning, decision trees, random forests, neural networks, and deep learning. Some modern methods such as transformers and generative AI will also be discussed. Finally, we will explore effective ways of using AI chatbots such as ChatGPT for efficiently building software. | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200202 | ||||||

PHYS 2200-203 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | W 5:15 PM-8:14 PM | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200203 | |||||||

PHYS 2200-204 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | R 5:15 PM-8:14 PM | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200204 | |||||||

PHYS 2200-205 | Applied Data Science - Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Masao Sako | F 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2200205 | |||||||

PHYS 2280-401 | Physical Models of Biological Systems | Philip C Nelson | 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 | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202430&c=PHYS2280401 | ||||

PHYS 3314-401 | Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Implications for Future Climate Change | Irina Marinov | MW 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). | EESC4336401, EESC6336401 | ||||||

PHYS 3314-402 | Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Implications for Future Climate Change | Irina Marinov | F 1:45 PM-2:44 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, EESC6336402 | ||||||

PHYS 3358-001 | Data Analysis for the Natural Sciences I: Fundamentals | Arnold Mathijssen | 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 | Eugene J Mele | 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 3370-001 | Order of magnitude Physics: the art of approximation | Robyn Ellyn Sanderson | MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | This course focuses on the art of estimating physical quantities. Problem solving techniques such as dimensional analysis, symmetry principles and scaling relations will be covered and applied to a range of topics including fluid mechanics, waves and sound, material properties, astrophysics, design principles of living organisms, and how to handle complexity. The course will teach tools for discarding less important aspects of a problem and for selecting the essential ones. The course is intended for undergraduate students with background in advanced first-year physics: mechanics, electromagnetism, waves and optics. | |||||||

PHYS 4401-401 | Thermodynamics and the Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory | Alan T. Johnson | 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 | MF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM W 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 | Martin Claassen | 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 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 5531-001 | Quantum Mechanics I | Justin Khoury | MR 3:30 PM-5:00 PM | Graduate-level introduction to quantum theory. Topics covered include the postulates of quantum mechanics, unitary operators, time evolution and Schrodinger's equation, theory of angular momentum, density matrices, and Bell's inequalities. Other topics may include semi-classical (WKB) approximation, bound state techniques, periodic potentials and resonance phenomena. | |||||||

PHYS 5533-001 | Topics in Cosmology: The expansion rate /growth of structure puzzles & Deep learning in astrophysics | Bhuvnesh Jain | MW 1:45 PM-3:14 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 an introductory cosmology course. The course will be largely accessible 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 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 0102, PHYS 0141, PHYS 0151, and PHYS 0171. | PHYS3364401 | ||||||

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 | Randall Kamien | 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 6632, dealing with non-Abelian gauge theories. |