19084 
PHYS 116 Acoustics 
Matthew Deady

. . W . . LAB A: . F LAB B: . F LAB C: . F LAB D: . F 
1:30
4:00 pm 9:00
10:20 am 10:30
11:50 am 1:00
pm –2:20 pm 2:30
3:50 pm 
RKC
103 HEG
107 HEG
107 HEG
107 HEG
107 
LSCI 
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.
19085 
PHYS 118
A Light and Color 
Burton Brody 
M T . . . 
1:30
3:30 pm 
ROSE
108 
LSCI 
An introduction to light, optical phenomena,
and related devices, including some historical perspective; classical and
modern models of light; light and color in nature, and vision; the geometrical
optics of lenses, mirrors, and related devices; the physical optics of
interference and diffraction; spectroscopy and polarization; lasers, and
holography. Without assuming either prior knowledge of physics or heavier
mathematics, we will develop models and explore them in intermixed lecture discussion
and experimentdemonstration modes.
19555 
PHYS 124
Climate Change 
Gidon Eshel Lab: 
. T . Th . . T . Th . 
10:30
 11:50am 4:00
5:20 pm 
PRE
110 RKC
100 
LSCI 
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 onedimensional 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 millionyear 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 coupled 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).
19087 
PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II 
James Belk 
M . W . . LAB A:M LAB B:M LAB C:M 
10:30
12:30 pm 1:30
 3:30 pm 4:00
6:00 pm 7:00
9:00 pm 
HEG
102 HEG
107 HEG
107 HEG
107 
LSCI 
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. Prerequisites: Physics 141, Mathematics 141
19525 
PHYS 222 Mathematical Methods of Physics II 
Matthew Deady 
. T . . . 
3:00pm
–5:00 pm 
HEG
201 
LSCI 
(2 credits) This course presents methods of mathematics
that are useful in the physical sciences.
While some proofs and demonstrations are given, the emphasis is on the
applications. This semester’s topics
include: vector calculus, complex numbers and functions, Fourier series, and
orthogonal functions. Prerequisites:
MATH 141142, or equivalent.
19510 
PHYS 312 Electricity and Magnetism 
Christian Bracher 
. . W . F 
12:00
– 2:00 pm 
ROSE
108 
LSCI 
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.
19526 
PHYS 403 Quantum Mechanics 
Peter Skiff 
. . W . F 
10:30
am11:50 am 
ROSE
108 
LSCI 
Elements of Schrodinger and Heisenberg
formulations of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering,
harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite:
Physics 321.
19527 
PHYS 418 Condensed Matter Physics 
Christian Bracher 
. T . Th . 
10:30
am11:50 am 
HEG
300 
LSCI 
An overview of the physics of the solid and liquid
states of matter. Possible topics include crystalline structure of solids,
Xray scattering; lattice vibrations, elasticity; band structure, electrical
and optical properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators; magnetism and
Hall effect; liquids and glasses, hydrodynamics; superfluidity and
superconductivity; polymers, and "soft matter." Prerequisites: Physics 141142,
Physics 321. Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and thermodynamics
is helpful.