CRN |
94347 |
Distribution |
E/G |
Course No. |
PHYS 101 Q course |
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Title |
Introduction to Physics |
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Professor |
Matthew Deady |
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Schedule |
Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102 Lab A: Mon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG 107 Lab B: Mon 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm HEG 107 Lab C: Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm HEG 107 |
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 |
94350 |
Distribution |
E |
Course No. |
PHYS 314 |
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Title |
Thermal Physics |
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Professor |
Peter Skiff |
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Schedule |
Wed Fr 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ROSE 108 |
Elements of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics. Equations of state, first and second laws, distribution functions, the partition function, quantum statistics. Prerequisites: Physics 101-102, Mathematics 112.
CRN |
94353 |
Distribution |
E |
Course No. |
PHYS 322 |
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Title |
Experimental Physics Methods |
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Professor |
Burton Brody |
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Schedule |
By arrangement |
2 credits Techniques and approaches useful in experimentation are explained and put into practice. The experiments performed complement the presentation of twentieth-century physics topics in Physics 321. Students undertake independent supervised work involving machining, equipment fabrication, computing techniques, vacuum transduction, and data acquisition and analysis.
Prerequisite: Physics 321
CRN |
94348 |
Distribution |
E |
Course No. |
PHYS 325 |
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Title |
Methods of Mathematical Physics |
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Professor |
Matthew Deady |
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Schedule |
Fr 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG 106 |
2 credits. Concepts and techniques of vector and tensor analysis, line and surface integration, and complex function analysis will be developed in this course. These mathematical methods are particularly useful in thermodynamics and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: Mathematics 112.
CRN |
94349 |
Distribution |
E |
Course No. |
PHYS 403 |
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Title |
Quantum Mechanics |
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Professor |
Robert Cutler |
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Schedule |
Tu Th 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm PRE 128 |
Elements of Schrodinger and Heisenberg formulations of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering, harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite: Physics 321