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 experimentdemonstration
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 experimentdemonstration
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 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
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 fieldeffect 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 busarchitecture
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.