91650 |
PHYS 116 Acoustics |
Matthew Deady |
. T . Th . |
8:30 am -9:50 am |
HEG 102 |
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
Lab Options: (register separately)
91651 |
PHYS 116 A Acoustics Lab |
Matthew Deady |
. . . . F |
8:30 am -9:50 am |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91652 |
PHYS 116 B Acoustics Lab |
Matthew Deady |
. . . . F |
10:10 am -11:30 am |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91653 |
PHYS 116 C Acoustics Lab |
Matthew Deady |
. . . . F |
1:30 pm -2:50 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91647 |
PHYS 124 Climate Change |
Gidon Eshel |
M . W . . |
10:10 am -11:30 am |
HDR 106 |
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 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
Lab Options: (register separately)
91648 |
PHYS 124 A Climate Change Lab |
Gidon Eshel |
M . . . . |
2:00 pm -4:00 pm |
ALBEE 100 |
SCI |
Class size: 10
91649 |
PHYS 124 B Climate Change Lab |
Gidon Eshel |
M . . . . |
4:00 pm -6:00 pm |
ALBEE 100 |
SCI |
Class size: 10
91654 |
PHYS 141 A Introduction to Physics I |
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou |
M . W . F |
8:30 am -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
91655 |
PHYS 141 B Introduction to Physics I |
Joshua Cooperman |
M . W . F |
10:10 am - 11:30 am |
HEG 102 |
SCI |
See
above. Class size: 24
Lab Options: (register separately)
91659 |
PHYS 141 LBA Intro to Physics I: Lab |
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou |
M . . . . |
1:00 pm -3:00 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91660 |
PHYS 141 LBB Intro to Physics I: Lab |
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou |
M . . . . |
3:10 pm -5:10 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91661 |
PHYS 141 LBC Intro to Physics I: Lab |
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou |
. T . . . |
1:00 pm -3:00 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91662 |
PHYS 141 LBD Introto Physics I: Lab |
Matthew Deady |
. T . . . |
3:10 pm -5:10 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Class size: 12
91656 |
PHYS 221 Mathematical Methods I |
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou |
. T . . F |
3:10 pm -4:10 pm |
HEG 106 |
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
91657 |
PHYS 241 Modern Physics |
Harold Haggard
Lab: |
M . W . F . . W . . |
1:30 pm -2:50 pm 3:00 pm -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
91658 |
PHYS 303 Mechanics |
Harold Haggard |
M . W . F |
10:10 am -11:30 am |
HEG 106 |
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. Class size: 16