Course

PHYS 118 A  Light and Color

Professor

Burton Brody

CRN

97149

 

Schedule

Mon Wed   10:30 - 12:30 pm  ROSE 108

Distribution

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

97148

 

Schedule

Mon Wed   1:30 -3:30 pm      ROSE 108

Distribution

Laboratory Science

See description above. 

 

Course

PHYS 141   Introduction to Physics I

Professor

Matthew Deady

CRN

97150

 

Schedule

Mon Wed Fr   9:00 - 10:20 am  HEG 102

 

LAB A:  Mon   1:30 -3:30 pm  HEG 107 or

 

LAB B:  Tu 1:30 -3:30 pm      HEG 107 or

 

LAB C:  Tu 4:00 -6:00 pm      HEG 107

Distribution

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 321   Modern Physics

Professor

Peter Skiff / Burton Brody / Matthew Deady

CRN

97152

 

Schedule

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

 

LAB:  To be arranged             ROSE

Distribution

Laboratory Science

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

97153

 

Schedule

Fr                1:30 -3:30 pm      RKC 101

Distribution

Laboratory Science

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.