Course

PHYS 118 A Light and Color

Professor

Burton Brody

CRN

90403

 

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

90404

 

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 -3:30 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 141 Introduction to Physics I

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

90405

 

Schedule

M Wed Fr 9:00 - 10:20 am Hegeman 102

 

M (Lab A) 1:30 - 3:30 pm Hegeman 107

or

M (Lab B) 7:00 9:00 pm Hegeman 107

or

Tu (Lab C) 1:30 - 3:30 pm Hegeman 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

90406

 

Schedule

Tu 4:00 -6:30 pm Hegeman 107

Th 1:30 -3:30 pm Hegeman 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 314 Thermal Physics

Professor

Peter Skiff

CRN

90407

 

Schedule

Wed Fr 10:30 - 12:00 pm Hegeman 106

Distribution

OLD: E

NEW: Laboratory Science

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.

 

Course

PHYS 325 Mathematical Physics Methods

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

90408

 

Schedule

Fr 1:30 -3:30 pm Hegeman 106

Distribution

OLD: E

NEW: Mathematics and Computing

(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 142.