18093 |
PHYS 142 I Introduction
to Physics II |
Paul Cadden-Zimansky |
M
W F 8:30 am-9:50 am |
HEG 102 |
LS |
SCI |
Part II of a
calculus-based survey which will focus on electricity and magnetism, light, electromagnetic
radiation, and optics. The course stresses ideas - the unifying principles and
characteristic models of physics. Labs develop the critical ability to elicit
understanding of our physical world. Prerequisites: Physics 141, Mathematics 141. Class
size: 24
18094 |
PHYS 142 II Introduction
to Physics II |
Antonios Kontos |
M
W F 10:10 am-11:30 am |
HEG 102 |
LS |
SCI |
See above. Class size: 24
PHYS 142 LAB OPTIONS: (register separately)
18095 |
PHYS 142 LBA Introduction to
Physics II Lab |
Paul Cadden-Zimansky |
M 1:00 pm-3:00 pm |
HEG 107 |
LS |
SCI |
Class
size: 12
18096 |
PHYS 142 LBB Introduction
to Physics II Lab |
Antonios Kontos |
M 3:10 pm-5:10 pm |
HEG 107 |
LS |
SCI |
Class
size: 12
18097 |
PHYS 142 LBC Introduction
to Physics II Lab |
Matthew Deady |
T 1:30 pm-3:30 pm |
HEG 107 |
LS |
SCI |
Class
size: 12
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18098 |
PHYS 222 Mathematical
Methods II |
Matthew Deady |
M
W F 8:30 am-9:50 am |
HEG 106 |
MC |
MATC |
This is the second
part of a two-part course series that introduces mathematical topics and
techniques that are commonly encountered in the physical sciences, including complex
numbers and analytic functions, Fourier series and orthogonal functions,
standard types of partial differential equations, and special functions. Prerequisites:
MATH 141 and 142, or the equivalent.
Recommended: PHYS 221, Mathematical Methods I. Class
size: 12
18099 |
PHYS 312 Electricity
and Magnetism |
Paul Cadden-Zimansky |
T Th 11:50 am-1:10 pm F 10:10 am-11:30 am |
HEG 107 HEG 107 |
MC |
MATC |
Electrostatics,
conductors, and dielectrics.
18100 |
PHYS 321 Quantum
Mechanics |
Antonios Kontos |
M
W F 1:30 pm-2:50 pm |
HEG 106 |
MC |
MATC |
Quantum mechanics is
our most successful scientific theory: spectacularly tested, technologically
paramount, conceptually revolutionary.
This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to this remarkable
theory. We will begin by establishing
the structure of quantum mechanics in the context of its simplest case, the
so-called qubit. Simultaneously, we will
refresh the mathematical apparatus required to formulate quantum
mechanics. To explore some of quantum
mechanic’s most interesting phenomena, including contextuality,
entanglement, and nonlocality, we will next study systems of qubits. After an
interlude on the interpretation of quantum mechanics, we will consider a
variety of applications of quantum mechanics: 1-dimensional systems, including
the harmonic oscillator, 3-dimensional systems, including the hydrogen atom,
and quantum statistical mechanics, including that of identical particles as
well as scattering and perturbation theory.
We will conclude by learning the path integral formulation of quantum
mechanics. Time permitting, we will
touch on such topics as decoherence and quantum
computation. Prerequisites: Physics 241, and either Physics 221, Mathematics
213 or Mathematics 242. Class size: 16