91944 
PHYS 116 Acoustics 
Matthew Deady

T Th 8:309:50 am 
HEG 102 
LS 
SCI 
This laboratory course gives an introduction
to the phenomena of acoustics, particularly aspects that are important in the
production and perception of music. The physics of sound is covered in depth,
and characteristics of acoustic and electronic instruments are discussed.
Mathematical and laboratory techniques are introduced as needed. No specific
science or mathematics background beyond algebra is assumed. Class
size: 36
PHYS
116 Lab Options (register separately)
91945 
PHYS 116 LBA Acoustics Lab 
Matthew Deady

F 8:309:50 am 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
91946 
PHYS 116 LBB Acoustics Lab 
Matthew Deady

F 10:1011:30 am 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
91947 
PHYS 116 LBC Acoustics Lab 
Matthew Deady

F 1:302:50 pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
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92307 
PHYS 124 CLIMATE CHANGE 
Gidon Eshel
Lab A:
Lab B: 
M W 10:10 – 11:30 am M 11:50 – 1:30 pm
T 10:10– 11:50 am 
OLIN 102 ALBEE 100 ALBEE 100 
LS 
SCI 
Crosslisted: Environmental & Urban Studies This lab
course explores the physical principles underlying climate and anthropogenic
climate change. We will start with a survey of the most compelling lines of
evidence for climate change, how they are obtained/derived and some of their
limitations. We will then discuss in some depth idealized onedimensional
planetary radiative and thermal balance, first in the absence of an atmosphere,
and then in the presence of a radiatively active one,
with variable number of layers. In this context, it will become interesting to
explore atmospheric opacity with respect to various radiative types, and what
natural and anthropogenic effects affect this opacity. A related topic will be
natural feedbacks, such as water vapor and could feedbacks. We will next place
current (modern) observations of climate change in the broader context of past
climates, emphasizing the last couple millennia, hundreds of millennia, and
finally the ten millionyear scale geological record. We will conclude the
course with some discussion about the objective of a
successful policy mitigation efforts, and their implementation
obstacles. While not technical per se, participation in this course does
require the ability to solve a couple of linear algebraic equations (like
solving x + 4 = 2y and 2x  3y = 6 for x and y) and to perform some very basic
manipulation of data and plot the results (using, e.g., Microsoft's Excel). This
foundational course is of interest to EUS concentrators but does not fulfill
EUS program and focus area requirements. Class size: 20
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91948 
PHYS 141 I Introduction to Physics I 
Paul CaddenZimansky

M W F 8:309:50 am 
HEG 102 
LS 
SCI 
A calculusbased survey of Physics. This first semester covers topics in
mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, and wave motion. The course stresses ideasthe unifying
principles and characteristic models of physics. Labs develop the crucial ability to elicit
understanding of the physical world. Corequisite:
MATH 141. This course has four Lab
options, see below. Class size: 24
91949 
PHYS 141 II Introduction to Physics I 
Antonios Kontos

M W F 10:1011:30 am 
HEG 102 
LS 
SCI 
See above. Class size: 24
PHYS
141 Lab options (register separately)
91950 
PHYS 141 LBA Introduction to Physics Lab 
Paul CaddenZimansky

M 1:003:00 pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
91951 
PHYS 141 LBB Introduction to Physics Lab 
Harold Haggard

M 3:105:10 pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
91952 
PHYS 141 LBC Introduction to Physics Lab 
Matthew Deady

T 1:003:00 pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
91953 
PHYS 141 LBD Introduction to Physics Lab 
Matthew Deady

T 3:105:10 pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
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91954 
PHYS 145 Astronomy 
Antonios Kontos
Lab: 
M W 11:501:10 pm
F 1:003:00
pm 
HEG 106 ALBEE 100 
LS 
SCI 
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and
wondered what you are seeing? Astronomy
is one of the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to prehistoric times.
It studies planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole from its
earliest time to the present day. This course is an introduction to astronomy
including laboratory work where we will perform and interpret
observations. Topics include: the solar
system, galaxies, cosmology, telescopes, gravitational waves and the history of
astronomy. Prerequisite: passing score
on Part I of the Mathematics Diagnostic. Class
size: 18
91955 
PHYS 221 Mathematical Methods I 
Matthew Deady

M W 8:309:50 am
Th 1:302:50 pm 
HEG 106 HEG 107 
MC 
MATC 
Crosslisted: Mathematics This course presents mathematical
methods that are useful in the physical sciences. While some proofs and
demonstrations are given, the emphasis is on the applications. Topics include:
complex functions, vector spaces, matrices, coordinate transformations, power
series, probability and statistics, and multivariable differentiation and
integration. Prerequisites: Mathematics 141142, or equivalent, and strong
preparation in physics comparable to Physics 141. Class
size: 12
91956 
PHYS 241 Modern Physics 
Harold Haggard
Lab: 
M W F 1:302:50 pm
W 3:004:00 pm 
HEG 106 HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
An extension of introductory physics
concentrating on developments in physics that stem from the theory of
relativity, quantum mechanics, and
statistical
mechanics. A major focus will be
understanding classical and quantum waves, but there will also be overviews of
particle physics,
nuclear
physics, optical and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, astronomy,
and cosmology. Prerequisites: Physics 141142 and
Mathematics 141142. Class
size: 18
91957 
PHYS 303 Mechanics 
Harold Haggard

M W F 10:1011:30 am 
HEG 106 
MC 
MATC 
Particle kinematics and dynamics in
one, two, and three dimensions. Conservation laws,
coordinate transformations, and problem‑solving techniques in differential
equations, vector calculus, and linear algebra. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian
formulation of dynamics.
Prerequisites: Physics 141‑142,
Mathematics 141‑142. Class size: 16