91175 
PHYS 116 Acoustics 
Matthew Deady Lab A: Lab B: Lab C: Lab D: 
. . W . . . . . . F . . . . F . . . . F . . . . F 
1:30 4:00 pm 8:30 9:50 am 10:10  11:30 am 11:50 1:10 pm 1:30 2:50 pm 
RKC 103 HEG 107 
SCI 
This
laboratory course gives an introduction to the phenomena of acoustics,
particularly aspects that are important in the production and perception of music.
The physics of sound is covered in depth, and characteristics of acoustic and
electronic instruments are discussed. Mathematical and laboratory techniques
are introduced as needed. No specific science or mathematics background beyond
algebra is assumed.
91176 
PHYS 141 Introduction to Physics I 
Christian Bracher Lab A: Lab B: Lab C: 
M . W . F M . . . . M . . . . . T . . . 
10:10  11:30 am 1:30 3:30 pm 4:00 6:00 pm 1:30 3:30 pm 
HEG 102 HEG 107 
SCI 
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.
91177 
PHYS 221 Mathematical Methods of Physics I 
Matthew Deady 
M . . . . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
RKC 102 
MATC 
(2
credits) This
course presents methods of mathematics that are useful in the physical
sciences. While some proofs and
demonstrations are given, the emphasis is on the applications. This semester’s topics include: power series,
probability and statistics, multivariable differentiation and integration, and
curvilinear coordinate systems. Prerequisites:
MATH 141142, or equivalent.
91179 
PHYS 312 Electricity and Magnetism 
Burton Brody 
. T . Th . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
HEG 201 
MATC 
Electrostatics,
conductors, and dielectrics. Laplace's Equation and characteristic fields.
Magnetostatics, magnetodynamics, and the magnetic properties of matter. Flow of
charge and circuit theory. Maxwell's Equations and the energy/momentum transfer
of electromagnetic radiation. Prerequisites: Physics 141‑142,
Mathematics 211.
91178 
PHYS 321 Modern Physics 
Christian Bracher (Lecture) Burton Brody
(Lab) 
. . W . F . . W . . 
1:30 3:30 pm 7:00 8:20 pm 
HEG 102 Rose 108 

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.
91180 
PHYS 444 General Relativity 
Peter Skiff 
. . W . F 
10:10  11:30 am 
HEG 201 

A course in Einstein’s “General Theory of Relativity and Gravity.” Elements of tensor analysis and differential geometry are developed to explore metrics on a pseudoRiemannian manifold. The Schwarzschild metric is then employed for applications to dynamics near massive objects, including black holes. The RobertsonWalker metric will be applied to cosmic evolution, noting current problems of cosmic acceleration. Historical topics will include the EinsteinGrossmann “Entwurf,” retrodiction of Mercury’s orbit, the 1919 eclipse and subsequent gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, “The” binary pulsar, Gravity Probe B, and LIGO. Prerequisites: PHYS 321, PHYS 303, and MATH 212.