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

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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
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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
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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
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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.