Course

PHYS 118 A Light and Color

Professor

Burton Brody

CRN

95249

 

Schedule

Mon Wed 10:30 - 12:30 pm ROSE 108

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: LABORATORY SCIENCE

An introduction to light, optical phenomena, and related devices, including some historical perspective; classical and modern models of light; light and color in nature, and vision; the geometrical optics of lenses, mirrors, and related devices; the physical optics of interference and diffraction; spectroscopy and polarization; lasers, and holography. Without assuming either prior knowledge of physics or heavier mathematics, we will develop models and explore them in intermixed lecture/discussion and experiment/demonstration modes.

 

Course

PHYS 118 B Light and Color

Professor

Burton Brody

CRN

95250

 

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 -3:30 pm ROSE 108

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: LABORATORY SCIENCE

See description above.

Course

PHYS 141 Introduction to Physics I

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

95251

 

Schedule

Mon W Fr 9:00 - 10:20 am HEG 102

 

Mon (Lab) 1:30 - 3:30 pm HEG 107 OR

Mon (Lab) 4:00 - 6:00 pm HEG 107 OR

Tu (Lab) 1:30 3:30 pm HEG 107

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: LABORATORY SCIENCE

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 141

 

Course

PHYS 210 Introduction to Electronics

Professor

Burton Brody

CRN

95311

 

Schedule

Tu 4:00 -6:30 pm HEG 107

Th 1:30 -3:30 pm HEG 107

Distribution

OLD: E/G

NEW: LABORATORY SCIENCE

This course is a survey of analog electronics ending with a brief
introduction to digital electronics. Beginning with Kirchhoff's Laws, voltage dividers and filters, we will proceed to power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers, timers, and IC's.  We will employ semiconductor diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and IC's.  We will leave time at the end to explore Boolean algebra and some basic digital electronic functions, ending with construction of a pared down bus-architecture prototype.  The course consists of equal
parts lecture and lab.  Corequisites: at least one physics course and one math course numbered above 140.

 

Course

PHYS 321 Modern Physics

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

95252

 

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 - 10:20 am ROSE 108

Distribution

OLD: E/Q

NEW: N/A

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 141‑142, Mathematics 141-142.

 

Course

PHYS 323 Methods of Theoretical Physics

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

95253

 

Schedule

Fr 1:30 -3:30 pm HEG 106

Distribution

OLD: E/Q

NEW: N/A

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.

 

Course

PHYS 403 Quantum Mechanics

Professor

Peter Skiff

CRN

95254

 

Schedule

Wed Fr 10:30 - 11:50 am HEG 201

Distribution

OLD: E/Q

NEW: N/A

Elements of Schrodinger and Heisenberg formulations of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering, harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite: Physics 321