Course 
PHYS 116 Acoustics


Professor 
Matthew Deady


CRN 
16306 

Schedule 
Wed
1:30  4:00 pm
HEG 102 Fr (Lab A) 10:00
 11:20 am HEG 107 or Fr (Lab B) 11:30
 12:50 pm HEG 107 or Fr (Lab C) 1:30  2:50 pm
HEG 107 

Distribution 
OLD: E/G/Q 
NEW: Laboratory
Science

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. Online
Course 
PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II


Professor 
Burton Brody


CRN 
16307 

Schedule 
Mon Wed 10:30  12:30 pm HEG
106 Mon (Lab A) 1:30
3:30 pm HEG 107 or Mon (Lab B) 4:00 6:00 pm HEG 107 or Mon (Lab C) 7:00 9:00 pm HEG 107 

Distribution 
OLD: E/G/Q 
NEW: Laboratory
Science

Part II of a calculusbased survey which will focus
on electricity and magnetism, light, electromagnetic radiation, and optics. The
course stresses ideas  the unifying principles and characteristic models of
physics. Labs develop the critical ability to elicit understanding of our
physical world. Prerequisite: Physics 141, Mathematics 141 Online
Course 
PHYS 211
Introduction to Digital Electronics 

Professor 
Burton Brody


CRN 
16308 

Schedule 
Tu 4:00 6:30 pm HEG 107 Th 1:30 3:30 pm HEG 107 

Distribution 
OLD: E/G/Q 
NEW: Laboratory
Science

Crosslisted: Science,
Technology & Society
This course is a 1term introduction to the basic
electronics of the algorithms and bus architecture underlying most digital
computers. After brief introductions to
current, voltage, and Kirchhoff's Laws; resistors, diodes, and capacitors;
filters, impedance and voltage dividers; meters and oscilloscopes; we will
delve more deeply into number systems, Boolean algebra, and circuit realizations
of combinational and sequential logic; ending with 3state logic and a
prototype "monobus" computer.
The rest of the term will be devoted to building and elaborating a
Z80based minicomputer with memory, addressed I/O (via dip switches and HEX
LED displays), etc. Each student will
wire his/her own computer and may extend the computer beyond the exercises
indicated. Physics is not a
prerequisite but would be helpful; no math beyond algebra and basic
trigonometry is required but some calculus may be used; and some experience
with a programming language would be useful.
Each class will begin with lecture/discussion then move to lab mode
(although students can also work in the lab on their own time). This course is conceived to serve the
interests of computer science students. Prerequisite: Physics 142 or higher or
Computer Science, and permission of the instructor.
Course 
PHYS 303 Mechanics


Professor 
Peter Skiff


CRN 
16310 

Schedule 
Wed
Fr 10:30  12:00 pm ROSE 108


Distribution 
OLD: N/A 
NEW: N/A

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. Online