CRN

90211

Course No.

PHYS 101

Title

Introduction to Physics

Professor

Matthew Deady

Schedule

Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102

LAB A: Mon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, or

LAB B: Mon 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm or

LAB C: Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Distribution

E/G Q Course

A calculus-based survey of Physics. This first semester covers topics in mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, and wave motion. The course stresses ideas--the unifying principles and characteristic models of physics. Labs develop the crucial ability to elicit understanding of the physical world.

Corequisite: Math 111.

CRN

90212

Course No.

PHYS 111

Title

Schrodinger's Cat and All of That

Professor

Matthew Deady

Schedule

Thur. 3:00 pm -5:00 pm HEG 107

Distribution

E/G

2 credits While it has been an incredibly successful physical theory, Quantum Physics does include many philosophical ideas and experimental results which seem to defy common sense. Is the electron a particle or a wave? Does God roll dice? Is Schrodinger's cat dead or alive before we look in the box? In this seminar, we will study the aspects of subatomic phenomena that scientists and others find most puzzling. And, we will develop the conceptual and mathematical tools necessary to make sense of it all. There are no specific math or science prerequisites, but comfort with basic algebra will be assumed. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

CRN

90212

Course No.

PHYS 212

Title

Analog Electronics

Professor

Burton Brody

Schedule

Tu 3:00 pm -6:00 pm HEG 107

LAB: Wed 1:30 pm -3:30 pm HEG 107

Distribution

E/G

A sophisticated introduction to discrete component and integrated circuit analog electronics, from basic DC circuitry, RC-circuits, rectifiers, and bipolar transistors, through FETs, operational amplifiers, timer chips, voltage regulators, and other analog ICs. Equal parts lecture and lab. Corequisites: at least one physics and math course.

CRN

90213

Course No.

PHYS 321

Title

Modern Physics

Professor

Peter Skiff

Schedule

Wed Fr 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ROSE 108

Distribution

E Q Course

A topical course in the development of modern physics from the theory of relativity to quantum mechanics. Relativity, photoelectric effect, X-ray production and scattering, nuclear transmutation, alpha and beta radiation processes, particles and quasiparticles.

Prerequisites: Physics 101-102, Mathematics 111-112.

CRN

90214

Course No.

PHYS 323

Title

Methods of Theoretical Physics

Professor

Matthew Deady

Schedule

Fr 1:30 pm -3:30 pm HEG

Distribution

E Q Course

2 CREDITS Mathematical and theoretical methods will be developed to use in advanced physics courses. Fourier series, vector calculus, power series, and other techniques will be used in constructing mathematical models for solving scientific problems.

Corequisite: Mathematics 212 or permission of the instructor.