11054 
PHYS 116 Acoustics 
Matthew Deady 
. . W . . 
1:30 4:30 pm 
RKC 103 
SCI 


LAB A: 
. . . . F 
9:00  10:20 am 
HEG 107 



LAB B: 
. . . . F 
10:30  11:50 am 
HEG 107 



LAB C: 
. . . . F 
1:00 2:20 pm 
HEG 107 



LAB D: 
. . . . F 
2:30 3:50 pm 
HEG 107 

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.
11473 
PHYS 119 The Physics of Stuff 
Christian Bracher 
. T . Th . 
1:30 3:30 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 


LAB A: 
. . . . F 
1:00 2:20 pm 
ROSE 108 



LAB B: 
. . . . F 
2:30 3:50 pm 
ROSE 108 

Starting from the smallest
constituents, this course will explore the physical principles underlying the
organization of matter into increasingly complex structures, and the resulting properties.
Topics may include particles, nuclei, radioactivity, the concept of energy,
atoms and molecules, the electric force, fundamentals of quantum mechanics,
gases, crystals, basic laws of thermodynamics, polymers and biological matter,
with selected applications. Laboratory sessions will be devoted to the study of
the physical properties of materials, and will also serve to illustrate the
physical models governing their behavior. The course requires a working
knowledge of elementary algebra. Prerequisites:
Passed Q exam.
11597 
PHYS 137 The Quantum World 
Simeen Sattar 
. T . Th . 
4:00 6:00 pm 
HEG 106 
SCI 
Quantum mechanics is one
of the revolutionary ideas of the twentieth century. For centuries it was supposed that the motion of objects ranging
in size from planets to those visible only through a microscope are governed by
the same laws, but this sensible assumption was found to be false for
molecules, atoms and electrons. This
course examines the surprising behavior of these very small objects, as it is
revealed by their interaction with light.
This will be investigated through laboratory and computational
experiments. Basic calculus skills
(taking derivatives and solving simple integrals) are essential. Prerequisites:
A good foundation in high school physics or chemistry and Calculus I or the equivalent.
11050 
PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II 
James Belk 
M . W . . 
10:30  12:30 pm 
HEG 102 
SCI 


LAB A: 
M . . . . 
4:00 6:00 pm 
HEG 107 



LAB B: 
M . . . . 
7:00 –9:00 pm 
HEG 107 



LAB C: 
. T . . . 
7:00 9:00 pm 
HEG 107 

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 LAB A is not
open to firstyear students.
11051 
PHYS 210 Introduction to Electronics 
Burton Brody 
. . W . . 
1:30 4:30 pm 
HEG 107 
SCI 



. . . Th . 
2:30 5:00 pm 
HEG 107 

Crosslisted:
Cognitive Science This
course is a survey of analog electronics ending with a brief introduction to
digital electronics. Beginning with Kirchhoff's Laws, voltage dividers and filters,
we will proceed to power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, operational
amplifiers, timers, and IC's. We will employ semiconductor diodes,
bipolar and fieldeffect transistors, and IC's. We will leave time at the
end to explore Boolean algebra and some basic digital electronic functions,
ending with construction of a pared down busarchitecture prototype. The
course consists of equal parts lecture and lab. Corequisites: at least
one physics course and one math course numbered above 140. Class limited to 10
students; enrollment by permission of the instructor.
11586 
PHYS 234 The Atmosphere and Ocean In Motion 
Gidon Eshel 
. T . Th . 
4:005:20 pm 
HEG 102 
MATC 
A great deal of what climate change would look like
depends on fluid motions: Would
11052 
PHYS 314 Thermal Physics 
Matthew Deady 
. T . Th . 
8:30  10:20 am 
HEG 106 
SCI 
This course studies the
thermal behavior of physical systems, employing thermodynamics, kinetic
theory, and statistical mechanics. Thermodynamical topics include
equations of state, energy and entropy, and the first and second laws of
thermodynamics. Both classical and quantum statistical mechanics
are covered, including distribution functions, partition functions, and
the quantum statistics of FermiDirac and BoseEinstein systems.
Applications include atoms, molecules, gases, liquids, solids, and phase
transitions. Prerequisites: Physics 141142, Mathematics 141142.
11053 
PHYS 403 Quantum Mechanics 
Christian Bracher 
. . W . F 
10:30  12:30 pm 
HEG 106 

Elements of Schrodinger and
Heisenberg formulations of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering,
harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite: Physics
321.