Course no. | PHYS 101 |
Title | Introduction to Physics |
Professor | Matthew Deady |
Schedule | Mon Th 10:30 am-12:30 pm Hegeman 102
Lab A: M 1:20 pm-3:20 pm Hegeman 107 Lab B: M 3:40 pm-5:40 pm Hegeman 107 Lab C: M 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Hegeman 107 |
Distrib. | E/G/Q |
CRN | 93353 |
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 111.
Course no. | PHYS 314 |
Title | Thermal Physics |
Professor | Matthew Deady |
Schedule | Wed Fri 9:00 am-10:20 am Rose 108 |
Distrib. | E |
CRN | 93354 |
Elements of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics. Equations of state, first and second laws, distribution functions, the partition function, quantum statistics. Prerequisites: Physics 101-102, Mathematics 112.
Course no. | PHYS 325 |
Title | Methods of Mathematical Physics |
Professor | Matthew Deady |
Schedule | Wed 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Hegeman 107 |
Distrib. | E |
CRN | 93355 |
2 credits. Concepts and techniques of vector and tensor analysis, line and surface integration, and complex function analysis will be developed in this course. These mathematical methods are particularly useful in thermodynamics and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: Mathematics 112.
Course no. | PHYS 413 |
Title | Statistical Mechanics |
Professor | Peter Skiff |
Schedule | Wed Fri 10:30 am-12:00 pm Rose 108 |
Distrib. | E |
CRN | 93356 |
Probability theory, stochastic variables, Markov processes, density functions, ergodic theory, equilibrium ensembles, and classical and quantum fluids will be among the topics covered. Prerequisite: Physics 403.