# Courses for Spring 2024

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ASTR 0001-001 | A Survey of the Universe | Mariangela Bernardi | DRLB A6 | TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 0001-002 | A Survey of the Universe | Mathew Madhavacheril | DRLB A6 | MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | A general survey, designed for the non-major, of the facts and theories of the astronomical universe, from solar system, to stars, to galaxies and cosmology. Topics include planets, satellites, small objects in the solar system, and extraterrestrial life; stars, their evolution, and their final state as white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes; galaxies, quasars, large structures, background radiation, and big bang cosmology. Elementary algebra and geometry will be used. This course is not recommended for physical-science majors or engineering students. Engineering students receive no credit for this course. Fulfills quantitative data analysis requirement. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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ASTR 0006-001 | The Solar System, Exoplanets, and Life | Bhuvnesh Jain | DRLB A4 | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | A survey course on planets and life covering our own Solar System and exoplanets orbiting other stars. Topics include the latest results and theories about: the origin and evolution of planetary systems around our Sun and other stars; the detection of exoplanets; the implications of planetary atmospheres for life; and the search for life on other planets in our Solar System. This course is designed for the non-major and elementary algebra and geometry will be used. Physical science majors and engineering students should prefer ASTR 1211 to this course. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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ASTR 1212-001 | Introduction to Astrophysics II | Robyn Ellyn Sanderson | DRLB 2C8 | TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | A basic course for majors in physical sciences and engineering; require for the astrophysics concentration. The course covers fundamental knowledge of Einstein's gravity, the contents of the universe, and the structure and distribution of galaxies. Emphasis is on the key elements of modern cosmology: the mathematical model of the expanding universe, the cosmic microwave background, the early universe and the emergence of large-scale structure in the present universe. | Physical World Sector | |||||

ASTR 1250-001 | Astronomical Techniques | James Aguirre | DRLB 3C2 | MW 5:15 PM-6:44 PM | A laboratory course in astronomical observations and data reduction. This course satisfies one of the requirements for the astrophysics concentration. Topics vary, but include spherical astronomy, timekeeping and coordinate systems, astro-statistics, telescopes, CCD's, signal processing, imaging, spectroscopy, radio astronomy and data reduction techniques using custom software. Attendance at observatory sessions outside of the scheduled class time is required, but times are uncertain due to weather conditions. The course requires small-group work in-class, and substantial out-of-class time. Notes: Course not offered every year. The observatories at DRL are used for experimental and observational practice. | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202410&c=ASTR1250001 | |||||

ASTR 3392-001 | Life and Death of Stars | Adam Lidz | HAYD 358 | MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | This is an advanced undergraduate course on the life and death of stars. The course will cover the structure of stellar interiors, nuclear reactions and the formation of elements, stellar evolution, supernovae, and the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. We will approach these topics from both theoretical and observational perspectives. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | |||||

ASTR 5503-001 | Astronomical Methods and Instrumentation | Gary M. Bernstein | DRLB 3C6 | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | Techniques of modern astronomical observations, including: detection of light from the radio through gamma rays; sources of noise in astronomical measurements; image analysis and reduction techniques; telescope optics and adaptive optics; spectroscopic measurements; radio interferometry and spectroscopy. | ||||||

PHYS 0016-001 | Energy, Oil, and Global Warming | Marija Drndic | DRLB A2 | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | The developed world's dependence on fossil fuels for energy production has extremely undesirable economic, environmental, and political consequences, and is likely to be mankind's greatest challenge in the 21st century. We describe the physical principles of energy, its production and consumption, and environmental consequences, including the greenhouse effect. We will examine a number of alternative modes of energy generation - fossil fuels, biomass, wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear - and study the physical and technological aspects of each, and their societal, environmental and economic impacts over the construction and operational lifetimes. No previous study of physics is assumed. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | |||||

PHYS 0050-160 | Physics Laboratory I | Peter Harnish Jillian Marie Paulin |
DRLB LAB | M 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Experiments in classical mechanics. | Quantitative Data Analysis | |||||

PHYS 0051-161 | Physics Laboratory II | Kamryn Griffith Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Experiments in electromagnetism and optics. | Quantitative Data Analysis | |||||

PHYS 0101-001 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Michael A. Carchidi | DRLB A6 MOOR 216 |
F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 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 0101-101 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Diego Rodrigo Tirado |
DRLB LAB | F 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. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-102 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Jungmin Shinn |
DRLB LAB | 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 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 0101-103 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Ellen Park |
DRLB LAB | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-104 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Kavish Senthilkumar |
DRLB LAB | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-105 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Bolin Li |
DRLB LAB | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-106 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish Tyler Wei Turek |
DRLB LAB | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-001 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | James M. Kikkawa | DRLB A8 DRLB A4 |
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM W 8:30 AM-9:29 AM |
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 0102-002 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Sukalpa Basu | DRLB 3N1H DRLB A2 |
M 12:00 PM-1:59 PM W 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-111 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Marija K Westfall |
DRLB LAB | M 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 | Kalindi Gosine Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | M 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-113 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Saksevul Arias Santiz Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-114 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Luke T Labiak |
DRLB LAB | T 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-115 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Saksevul Arias Santiz Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-116 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Max M Cohen Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-117 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Leah Y Tesfa |
DRLB LAB | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-118 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Joey Y Wei |
DRLB LAB | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-119 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Amy Christine Germer Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-120 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Saksevul Arias Santiz Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-601 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Sukalpa Basu Jianrong Tan |
DRLB A2 DRLB 3N1H |
W 5:15 PM-6:44 PM M 5:15 PM-6:44 PM |
Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-602 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Max M Cohen Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-603 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Nandish Vora |
DRLB LAB | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-604 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Max M Cohen Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0137-001 | Community Physics Initiative | Ryan Batkie Philip C Nelson |
DRLB 2C2 | T 1:45 PM-2:44 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 | |||||

PHYS 0140-401 | Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) | Paul J Angiolillo | DRLB A4 DRLB A2 |
F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 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. | PHYS0150401 | |||||

PHYS 0140-402 | Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) | Robert R Johnson | DRLB A5 DRLB A4 |
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM W 12:00 PM-12:59 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 0141-401 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Martin Claassen | DRLB A6 DRLB A6 |
T 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 8:30 AM-9:59 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) | Joshua Klein | DRLB A5 DRLB A4 |
W 1:45 PM-2:44 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. | PHYS0151402 | |||||

PHYS 0141-403 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Dylan S. Rankin | DRLB A5 DRLB A2 |
M 1:45 PM-2:44 PM MWF 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. Engineering students only. | PHYS0151403 | |||||

PHYS 0141-404 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Evelyn Thomson | DRLB A8 LRSM AUD |
MF 1:45 PM-3:14 PM W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM |
PHYS0151404 | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202410&c=PHYS0141404 | |||||

PHYS 0150-121 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish Magdalena Li Miller |
DRLB LAB | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-122 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish Jillian Marie Paulin |
DRLB LAB | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-123 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish Luyando Kwenda |
DRLB LAB | 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 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-124 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Nikki Cilenti Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-125 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish Ryan Won |
DRLB LAB | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-126 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Ila Farhang Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-127 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish Jillian Marie Paulin |
DRLB LAB | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-128 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Benjamin D Beyer Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | 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 Jillian Marie Paulin |
DRLB LAB | F 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-401 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Paul J Angiolillo | DRLB A2 DRLB A4 |
MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM |
PHYS0140401 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0150-402 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Robert R Johnson | DRLB A5 DRLB A4 |
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM |
PHYS0140402 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-131 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Sage Eanet Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-132 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish George Chang Xue |
DRLB LAB | M 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 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-133 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Amrut Nadgir |
DRLB LAB | 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 0151-134 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Logan Fisher Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-135 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Amrut Nadgir |
DRLB LAB | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-136 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Hannah Nan Xiao |
DRLB LAB | T 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-137 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Hayden Bronson Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | R 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-139 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Hayden Bronson Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-140 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Lianghuan Huang |
DRLB LAB | W 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-141 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Kamryn Griffith Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-142 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Muskan Lather |
DRLB LAB | T 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-143 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Hannah Nan Xiao |
DRLB LAB | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-145 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Amrut Nadgir |
DRLB LAB | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-146 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Hayden Bronson Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-401 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Martin Claassen | DRLB A6 DRLB A6 |
T 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM |
PHYS0141401 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-402 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Joshua Klein | DRLB A5 DRLB A4 |
W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM |
PHYS0141402 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-403 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Dylan S. Rankin | DRLB A5 DRLB A2 |
M 1:45 PM-2:44 PM MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM |
PHYS0141403 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-404 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Evelyn Thomson | LRSM AUD DRLB A8 |
W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM MF 1:45 PM-3:14 PM |
PHYS0141404 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0171-101 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | CANCELED | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0151, at a somewhat higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; special relativity; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation. 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 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0171 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0171-102 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Jonathan M Hess |
DRLB LAB | W 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0151, at a somewhat higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; special relativity; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation. 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 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0171 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0171-103 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish Jonathan M Hess |
DRLB LAB | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | This course parallels and extends the content of PHYS 0151, at a somewhat higher mathematical level. Recommended for well-prepared students in engineering and the physical sciences, and particularly for those planning to major in physics. Electric and magnetic fields; Coulomb's, Ampere's, and Faraday's laws; special relativity; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation. 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 0102 or PHYS 0151 who complete PHYS 0171 will thereby surrender the AP or Transfer Credit. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0171-301 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Elliot Lipeles | DRLB 2C8 DRLB 2C8 |
MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM M 1:45 PM-2:44 PM |
Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 1100-001 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | DRLB A5 | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | This is a gateway course in programming, data analysis, and data science in Python appropriate for all College students. The course will cover a range of topics from basic programming, data manipulation, data visualization, randomness, probability, statistics, predictions, interpreting results, and data ethics. Some advanced topics including time-series and image analysis will also be covered. No prior exposure to programming is assumed. Registration for a separate coding lab section is required. | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-161 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako Sunme Y Zhao |
DRLB 4E19 | M 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | This is a gateway course in programming, data analysis, and data science in Python appropriate for all College students. The course will cover a range of topics from basic programming, data manipulation, data visualization, randomness, probability, statistics, predictions, interpreting results, and data ethics. Some advanced topics including time-series and image analysis will also be covered. No prior exposure to programming is assumed. Registration for a separate coding lab section is required. | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-162 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | CANCELED | This is a gateway course in programming, data analysis, and data science in Python appropriate for all College students. The course will cover a range of topics from basic programming, data manipulation, data visualization, randomness, probability, statistics, predictions, interpreting results, and data ethics. Some advanced topics including time-series and image analysis will also be covered. No prior exposure to programming is assumed. Registration for a separate coding lab section is required. | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-163 | Foundations of Data Science | Cole Foxon Meldorf Masao Sako |
DRLB 2C2 | W 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-164 | Foundations of Data Science | Qi Bin Bin Lei Masao Sako |
DRLB 2N36 | W 5:15 PM-8:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-165 | Foundations of Data Science | Jaemyoung Lee Masao Sako |
DRLB 3N6 | F 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1100-166 | Foundations of Data Science | Joy J Gong Masao Sako |
DRLB 2C2 | R 5:15 PM-8:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector |
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PHYS 1240-401 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics (without laboratory) | Alan T. Johnson | MEYH B3 DRLB A6 |
W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM |
An introduction to the experimental basis for and principles of quantum mechanics, properties of electrons, protons, neutrons, and the elements of atomic structure and nuclear structure. Electromagnetic radiation and photons; interaction of photons with electrons, atoms, and nuclei. Students are encouraged but not required to take MATH 2410 concurrently or in advance. | PHYS1250401 | |||||

PHYS 1250-151 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Margot Shuen Jia Young |
DRLB LAB | M 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | An introduction to the experimental basis for and principles of quantum mechanics, properties of electrons, protons, neutrons, and the elements of atomic structure and nuclear structure. Electromagnetic radiation and photons; interaction of photons with electrons, atoms, and nuclei. Students are encouraged but not required to take MATH 2410 concurrently or in advance. | ||||||

PHYS 1250-152 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | Amy Christine Germer Peter Harnish |
DRLB LAB | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | An introduction to the experimental basis for and principles of quantum mechanics, properties of electrons, protons, neutrons, and the elements of atomic structure and nuclear structure. Electromagnetic radiation and photons; interaction of photons with electrons, atoms, and nuclei. Students are encouraged but not required to take MATH 2410 concurrently or in advance. | ||||||

PHYS 1250-153 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | Peter Harnish Margot Shuen Jia Young |
DRLB LAB | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | |||||||

PHYS 1250-401 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | Alan T. Johnson | DRLB A6 MEYH B3 |
TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM |
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PHYS 2260-001 | Introduction to Computational Physics | Arnold Mathijssen | DRLB 3N1H | TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | This course will familiarize students with computational tools that are utilized to solve common problems that arise in physics. The programming language that will be used in this class is Python. No prior programming knowledge is assumed and the semester will begin with learning basic programming skills. This course will introduce computational methods for graphing and visualization of data, solving integrals, derivatives, systems of linear equations and differential equations. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | |||||

PHYS 3351-001 | Analytical Mechanics | Douglas J. Durian | DRLB A6 | MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | An intermediate course in the statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Langrangian dynamics, central forces, non-inertial reference frames, and rigid bodies. | ||||||

PHYS 3362-401 | Electromagnetism II: Magnetism, Maxwell's Equations, and Electromagnetic Waves | Eugene J Mele | FAGN 116 | TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | Second term course in intermediate electromagnetism. Topics include magnetostatic forces and fields, magnetized media, Maxwell's equations, Poynting and stress theorems, free field solutions to Maxwell's equations, and radiation from separable and nonseparable time dependent charge and current distributions. | PHYS5562401 | |||||

PHYS 3364-401 | Laboratory Electronics | William Ashmanskas | DRLB 2N25 | 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 | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202410&c=PHYS3364401 | ||||

PHYS 4412-401 | Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II | Charles L. Kane | DRLB 3C6 | MWF 10:15 AM-11:14 AM | Perturbation theory, variational principle, application of the quantum theory to atomic, molecular, and nuclear systems, and their interaction with radiation. | PHYS5512401 | |||||

PHYS 4414-401 | Laboratory in Modern Physics | I. Joseph Kroll | DRLB 4N30 | MW 5:15 PM-6:44 PM | In this course you will have the opportunity to do a variety of experiments, ranging from "classic experiments" such as measuring G with a torsion balance, determining the relativistic mass of the electron, and muon lifetime, to experiments studying atomic spectroscopy, NMR, Optical pumping, Mossbauer effect, nuclear energy levels, interaction of gamma rays with matter, single photon interference, and magnetic susceptibility. There are also experiments using a High-Tc superconducting tunnel junction and a PET scanner. You will learn basic statistics, become proficient in analysis using Python, acquire an understanding of systematic errors, and learn how to write a professional report. Many of the laboratories provide excellent opportunities to exercise, and expand upon, the knowledge you have gained in your physics courses. | PHYS5521401 | |||||

PHYS 5503-001 | General Relativity | Mirjam Cvetic | DRLB 3C2 | MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM | This is a graduate level, introductory course in general relativity. The basics of general relativity will be covered with a view to understanding the mathematical background, the construction of the theory, and applications to the solar system, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The latter part of the course will cover some of the basic modern topics in modern cosmology, including the current cosmological model, the accelerating universe, and open questions driving current research. | ||||||

PHYS 5516-001 | Electromagnetic Phenomena | Philip C Nelson | DRLB 2C6 | TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | Survey of electrodynamics, focusing on applications to research done in the Department. Topics include mathematical structure and relativistic invariance properties of Maxwell equations, tensor methods, and the generation and scattering of radiation, in vacuum and in materials. Applications vary from year to year but include optical manipulation, astrophysical phenomena, and the generalizations from Maxwell's theory to those of other fundamental interactions (strong, electroweak, and gravitational forces). | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202410&c=PHYS5516001 | |||||

PHYS 5518-001 | Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics | Bo Zhen | DRLB 3C2 | TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | An introduction to condensed matter physics designed primarily for advanced undergraduate and graduate students desiring a compact survey of the field. Band theory of solids, phonons, electrical magnetic and optical properties of matter, and superconductivity. | ||||||

PHYS 5522-001 | Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics | Christopher Mauger | DRLB 3C6 | MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | An introduction to elementary particles (photons, leptons, hadrons, quarks), their interactions, and the unification of the fundamental forces. | ||||||

PHYS 5530-001 | Modern Optical Physics and Spectroscopy | Liang Wu | DRLB 3C2 | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | Introduction to contemporary optics. Topics include propagation and guiding of light waves, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, lasers, non-linear optics, coherent transcient phenomena, photon correlation spectroscopies and photon diffusion. | ||||||

PHYS 5532-001 | Quantum Mechanics II | Justin Khoury | DRLB 3C4 | MR 3:30 PM-5:00 PM | Continuation of PHYS 5531. Topics covered include the path integral formulation, symmetries in quantum mechanics, scattering theory, and decoherence. Other topics may include time independent and time dependent perturbation theory, and atomic and molecular systems. | ||||||

PHYS 5564-401 | Laboratory Electronics | William Ashmanskas | DRLB 2N25 | 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 | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202410&c=PHYS5564401 | ||||

PHYS 5570-001 | Physical networks: living matter to data science | Eleni Katifori | DRLB 3C4 | MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | Physics, engineering, and biology are rife with examples of physical, or material, networks, such as mechanical networks, resistor networks, and flow networks. In these structures, the networks are geometrically embedded, and the physical limitation of space, the position of the nodes, is an important consideration. This course provides an introduction to such systems. The course will cover the basic mathematical tools for network theory, graph theory, and the physics of flow and mechanical networks. Specific systems of great relevance to physics, engineering, and biology, such as mechanical (spring) networks, force chains in jammed packings, the cytoskeleton and other intercellular structural networks, (biological) flow networks, resistor networks, and truss systems will be discussed, as well as dynamics and optimization as applied to these structures. Since these networks are typically complex, the second part of the course will cover a broad array of data analytic techniques to characterize and quantify these structures, such as topological data analysis (TDA) and machine learning. |
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PHYS 5585-401 | Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience | Vijay Balasubramanian | DRLB A4 | TR 8:30 AM-9:59 AM | This course will develop theoretical and computational approaches to structural and functional organization in the brain. The course will cover: (i) the basic biophysics of neural responses, (ii) neural coding and decoding with an emphasis on sensory systems, (iii) approaches to the study of networks of neurons, (iv) models of adaptation, learning and memory, (v) models of decision making, and (vi) ideas that address why the brain is organized the way that it is. The course will be appropriate for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. A knowledge of multi-variable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations is required (except by permission of the instructor). Prior exposure to neuroscience and/or Matlab programming will be helpful. | BE5300401, NGG5940401, NRSC5585401, PSYC5390401 | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | ||||

PHYS 6612-001 | Advanced Statistical Mechanics | Andrea J. Liu | DRLB 3C2 | MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM | In depth study of classical and quantum lattice spin models, perturbation techniques, and the renormalization group. | ||||||

PHYS 6632-001 | Relativistic Quantum Field Theory | Jonathan Heckman | DRLB 3C2 | MF 3:30 PM-4:59 PM | Advanced topics in field theory, including renormalization theory. | ||||||

PHYS 6661-001 | Solid State Theory I | Randall Kamien | DRLB 3C2 | MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | This course is intended to be an introductory graduate course on the physics of solids, crystals and liquid crystals. There will be a strong emphasis on the use and application of broken and unbroken symmetries in condensed matter physics. Topics covered include superconductivity and superfluidity. |