99288 
PHYS 118
A Light and Color 
Burton Brody 
M T . . . 
10:30  12:30 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
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.
99289 
PHYS 118
B Light and Color 
Burton Brody 
M T . . . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
See above.
99488 
PHYS 124 Climate Change 
Gidon Eshel 
. T . Th . 
9:00 – 10:20 am 
OLINLC 115 
SCI 



. T . Th . 
1:00 – 2:20 pm 
ALBEE 100 

This lab course explores
the physical principles underlying climate and anthropogenic climate change. We
will start with a survey of the most compelling lines of evidence for climate
change, how they are obtained/derived and some of their limitations. We will
then discuss in some depth idealized onedimensional planetary radiative and
thermal balance, first in the absence of an atmosphere, and then in the
presence of a radiatively active one, with variable number of layers. In this
context, it will become interesting to explore atmospheric opacity with respect
to various radiative types, and what natural and anthropogenic effects affect
this opacity. A related topic will be natural feedbacks, such as water vapor
and could feedbacks. We will next place current (modern) observations of
climate change in the broader context of past climates, emphasizing the last
couple millennia, hundreds of millennia, and finally the ten millionyear
scale geological record. We will conclude the course with some discussion about
the objective of a successful policy mitigation efforts, and their
implementation obstacles. While not technical per se, participation in this
course does require the ability to solve a couple of linear algebraic equations
(like solving x + 4 = 2y and 2x  3y = 6 for x and y) and to perform some very
basic manipulation of data and plot the results (using, e.g., Microsoft's
Excel).
99285 
PHYS 141 Introduction to Physics I 
Christian Bracher 
M . W . F 
10:30  11:50 am 
HEG 102 
SCI 


Lab A: 
M . . . . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
HEG 107 



Lab B: 
M . . . . 
4:00 6:00 pm 
HEG 107 



Lab C: 
. T . . . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
HEG 107 

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. This
course has three Lab options.
99287 
PHYS 303 Mechanics 
Peter Skiff 
. . W . F 
10:30  12:00 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
Particle kinematics and
dynamics in one, two, and three dimensions. Conservation laws, coordinate
transformations, and problem‑solving techniques in differential
equations, vector calculus, and linear algebra. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian
formulation of dynamics. Prerequisites: Physics 141‑142, Mathematics 141‑142.
99286 
PHYS 321 Modern Physics 
Burton Brody /Christian Bracher 
. . W . F 
2:20 4:20 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
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 141142.