91570 |
PHYS 116 Acoustics |
Matthew Deady Lab A: Lab B: Lab C: |
. T . Th . . . . . F . . . . F . . . . F |
8:30 -9:50 am 10:10 – 11:30 am 11:50 – 1:10 pm 1:30 – 2:50 pm |
HEG 102 HEG 107 HEG 107 HEG 107 |
SCI SCI SCI 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. Class size: 36
91917 |
PHYS 124 Climate
Change |
Gidon Eshel Lab A: Lab B: |
M . W . . M . . . . M . . . . |
10:10 -11:30 am 2:00 – 3:45 pm 4:00 – 5:45 pm |
HDR 106 ALBEE 100 ALBEE 100 |
SCI |
Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies 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 one-dimensional 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 million-year 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). Class size: 20
91571 |
PHYS 141 A Introduction to Physics I |
Matthew Deady |
M . W . F |
8:30 -9:50 am |
HEG 102 |
SCI |
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. This course has four Lab options. Class size: 24
91572 |
PHYS 141 B Introduction to Physics I |
Christian Bracher |
M . W . F |
10:10 - 11:30 am |
HEG 102 |
SCI |
See above. Class size:
24
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PHYS 141 Lab
Options: (register separately)
91573 |
PHYS 141 LBA Intro to Physics I Lab A |
Matthew Deady |
M . . . . |
1:00 -3:00 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91574 |
PHYS 141 LBB Intro to Physics I Lab B |
Matthew Deady |
M . . . . |
3:10 -5:10 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91575 |
PHYS 141 LBC Intro to Physics I Lab C |
Christian Bracher |
. T . . . |
1:00 -3:00 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91576 |
PHYS 141 LBD Intro to Physics I Lab D |
Christian Bracher |
. T . . . |
3:10 -5:10 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
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91578 |
PHYS 221 Mathematical
Methods I |
Paul Cadden-Zimansky |
M . . . . . . . . F |
3:40 – 4:40 pm 3:10 -4:10 pm |
HEG 106 HEG 308 |
MATC |
(2 credits) This course presents mathematical methods that are useful in the physical sciences. While some proofs and demonstrations are given,
the emphasis is on the applications. Topics include: complex functions, vector spaces, matrices, coordinate transformations, power series, probability and statistics, and multi-variable differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: Mathematics 141-142, or equivalent. Class size: 16
91579 |
PHYS 241 Modern Physics |
Paul Cadden-Zimansky Lab: |
M . W . F . . W. . |
1:30 -2:50 pm 3:00 – 4:00 pm |
HEG 106 HEG 107 |
SCI |
An extension of introductory physics concentrating on developments in physics that stem from the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and
statistical mechanics. A major focus will be understanding classical and quantum waves, but there will also be overviews of particle physics,
nuclear physics, optical and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, astronomy, and cosmology. Prerequisites: Physics 141-142 and
Mathematics 141-142. Class size: 16
91580 |
PHYS 312 Electricity
and Magnetism |
Christian Bracher |
M . W . . |
1:30 -3:30 pm |
HEG 204 |
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. Class size: 16