# Courses for Spring 2025

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ASTR 0001-001 | A Survey of the Universe | Mariangela Bernardi | 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 | Adam Lidz | 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 | Cullen H Blake | 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 | 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 | ||||||

PHYS 0016-001 | Energy, Oil, and Global Warming | Marija Drndic | 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 | M 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Experiments in classical mechanics. | Quantitative Data Analysis | ||||||

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

PHYS 0101-001 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Christopher Mauger | WF 12:00 PM-1:59 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 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 | 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 | M 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0101-104 | 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 0101-105 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | W 5:15 PM-7:14 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0101-106 | General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound | Peter Harnish | R 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 | Paul J Angiolillo | F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 8:30 AM-9:59 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. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-002 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Sukalpa Basu | 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. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-111 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | 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. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-112 | 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 0102-113 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | T 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-114 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | T 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 | 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 | Peter Harnish | W 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-117 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-118 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | R 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0102-119 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-120 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | R 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0102-601 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Sukalpa Basu | W 5:15 PM-6:44 PM M 5:15 PM-6:44 PM |
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PHYS 0102-602 | General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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 |
R 12:00 PM-2:59 PM 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) | Michael A. Carchidi | MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM T 5:15 PM-6:14 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. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0140 should already have taken MATH 1400 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 0140. Engineering students only. | PHYS0150401 | ||||||

PHYS 0140-402 | Principles of Physics I (without laboratory) | Jonathan Heckman | TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM T 5:15 PM-6:14 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. Prerequisite: Students in PHYS 0140 should already have taken MATH 1400 or the equivalent, or be taking it simultaneously with PHYS 0140. Engineering students only. | PHYS0150402 | ||||||

PHYS 0141-401 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Hayden Lee | T 8:30 AM-9:29 AM MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM R 5:15 PM-6:44 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. Engineering students only. | PHYS0151401 | ||||||

PHYS 0141-402 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Joshua Klein | TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM R 5:15 PM-6:44 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. Engineering students only. | PHYS0151402 | ||||||

PHYS 0141-403 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | Robert R Johnson | WF 10:15 AM-11:44 AM M 10:15 AM-11:14 AM R 5:15 PM-6:44 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. Engineering students only. | PHYS0151403 | ||||||

PHYS 0141-404 | Principles of Physics II (without laboratory) | William Ashmanskas | R 5:15 PM-6:44 PM M 12:00 PM-1:29 PM WF 12:00 PM-1:29 PM |
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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 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 0150-123 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Peter Harnish | 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 | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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 | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Michael A. Carchidi | MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM F 8:30 AM-9:29 AM T 5:15 PM-6:14 PM |
PHYS0140401 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0150-402 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion | Jonathan Heckman | T 5:15 PM-6:14 PM 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 | 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 0151-132 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-134 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | M 7:00 PM-8:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-135 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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 | Peter Harnish | 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 | Peter Harnish | 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 | 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 | Peter Harnish | 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 | T 12:00 PM-1:59 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-143 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | R 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-145 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | F 1:45 PM-3:44 PM | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-146 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | F 3:30 PM-5:29 PM | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-401 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Hayden Lee | MW 8:30 AM-9:59 AM T 8:30 AM-9:29 AM R 5:15 PM-6:44 PM |
PHYS0141401 | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0151-402 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Joshua Klein | R 5:15 PM-6:44 PM TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM W 1:45 PM-2:44 PM |
PHYS0141402 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-403 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Robert R Johnson | M 10:15 AM-11:14 AM R 5:15 PM-6:44 PM WF 10:15 AM-11:44 AM |
PHYS0141403 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0151-404 | Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | William Ashmanskas | WF 12:00 PM-1:29 PM M 12:00 PM-1:29 PM R 5:15 PM-6:44 PM |
PHYS0141404 | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0171-102 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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. | Physical World Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 0171-103 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Peter Harnish | 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. | Quantitative Data Analysis Physical World Sector |
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PHYS 0171-301 | Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation | Charles L. Kane | F 10:15 AM-11:14 AM MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM |
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 1100-001 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | 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 | 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. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 1100-163 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | W 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. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 1100-164 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | W 5:15 PM-8:14 PM | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 1100-165 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | F 3:30 PM-6:29 PM | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector Quantitative Data Analysis |
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PHYS 1100-166 | Foundations of Data Science | Masao Sako | 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 | 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 |
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 |
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 |
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PHYS 1250-401 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | Alan T. Johnson | W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM |
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PHYS 2260-001 | Introduction to Computational Physics | Arnold Mathijssen | 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 | 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 3359-001 | Data Analysis for the Natural Sciences II: Machine Learning | Dylan S. Rankin | TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | This is a course on data analysis and statistical inference for the natural sciences focused on machine learning techniques. The main topics are: Review of modern statistics, including probability distribution functions and their moments, conditional distributions and Bayes' theorem, parameter estimation, Markov chains; Fundamentals of machine learning, including training/validation samples, cross-validation, supervised vs. unsupervised learning, regularization and resampling methods, tree-based methods, support vector machines, neural networks, deep learning and image analysis with convolutional neural networks. Students will obtain both the theoretical background in data analysis and get hands-on experience analyzing real scientific data. This course forms a two-course sequence with PHYS 3358. Students must also have prior programming experience in python. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | ||||||

PHYS 3362-401 | Electromagnetism II: Magnetism, Maxwell's Equations, and Electromagnetic Waves | Eugene J Mele | 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 | James Aguirre | 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 4412-401 | Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II | James M. Kikkawa | 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 | 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 | 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 5505-001 | Introduction to Cosmology | Mathew Madhavacheril | MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM | Introduction to physical cosmology emphasizing recent ideas on the very early evolution of the universe. The course will introduce standard big bang cosmology, new theories of the very early universe, and the key observations that have tested and will be testing these ideas. No prior knowledge of astrophysics, cosmology, general relativity, or particle physics will be assumed, although aspects of each will be introduced as part of the course. The course is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. | https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202510&c=PHYS5505001 | ||||||

PHYS 5516-001 | Electromagnetic Phenomena | Philip C Nelson | 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). | |||||||

PHYS 5518-001 | Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics | Bo Zhen | 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 | Evelyn Thomson | 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 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. | |||||||

PHYS 5532-001 | Quantum Mechanics II | Justin Khoury | 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 | James Aguirre | 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 5580-001 | Biological Physics | Eleni Katifori | MW 12:00 PM-1:29 PM | The course will explore the basic physical principles behind the structure and function of life across many length and time scales (molecule, cell, organism, population). Emphasis will be given on overarching physical themes such as entropy and biological noise, and how they affect the organization of living matter and its emergent properties. Topics may include biopolymers and single molecule biophysics, molecular motors, gene and transcription networks, pattern formation in biological systems, phyllotaxis, neural computing and evolution. | Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector | ||||||

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