11354 |
PHYS 118
A Light and Color |
Burton Brody |
M . W . . |
10:10 - 12:10 pm |
ROSE 108 |
SCI |
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 experiment-demonstration modes. Class size: 24
11355 |
PHYS 118
B Light and Color |
Burton Brody |
M . W . . |
1:30 - 3:30 pm |
ROSE 108 |
SCI |
See above. Class size: 24
11356 |
PHYS 119 The Physics of Stuff: The Structure and Properties of Matter |
Christian Bracher Lab A: Lab B: |
M . W . . . . . . F . . . . F |
1:30 - 2:50 pm 11:50 - 1:10 pm 1:30 - 2:50 pm |
HEG 201 HEG 107 HEG 107 |
SCI |
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 include elementary particles and
fundamental interactions, nuclei, radioactivity, the concept of energy, the electric
force, wave motion and light, the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, the
quantum description of atoms and molecules, and gases with selected
applications in modern life. Laboratory
sessions serve to illustrate these physical concepts. The course has no math requirement, but a good working knowledge
of algebra is a necessity. While high
school physics experience is helpful, it is not a prerequisite. Class
size: 24
11357 |
PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II |
Matthew Deady
Lab A: Lab B: Lab C: |
M . W . F M . . . . M . . . . . T . . . |
8:30 - 9:50 am 1:00 - 3:00 pm 7:00 - 9:00 pm 1:00 - 3:00 pm |
HEG 102 HEG 107 HEG 107 HEG 107 |
SCI |
Part II of a calculus-based 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. Class size: 40
11358 |
PHYS 210 Introduction to Electronics |
Burton Brody |
. T . . . . . . Th |
3:10 - 5:10 pm 1:30 - 4:30 pm |
HEG 107 |
SCI |
Cross-listed:
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 field-effect 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 bus-architecture
prototype. The course consists of equal parts lecture and lab.
Corequisites: at least one physics course and one math course numbered above
140. Enrollment by permission of the instructor. Class size: 10
11359 |
PHYS 222 Mathematical Methods II |
Christian Bracher |
M . . . . |
10:10 - 12:10 pm |
RKC 102 |
MATC |
(2 credits) This is the second part of a two-part course series that
introduces mathematical topics and techniques that are commonly encountered in the
physical sciences, including complex numbers and analytic functions, Fourier
series and orthogonal functions, standard types of partial differential
equations, and special functions. Prerequisites: MATH 141 and 142, or the
equivalent. Recommended: PHYS 221, Mathematical
Methods of Physics I. Class size: 15
11360 |
PHYS 303 Mechanics |
Peter Skiff |
. . W . F |
10:10 - 11:30 am |
HEG 201 |
SCI |
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.
Class size: 15
11361 |
PHYS 403 Quantum Mechanics |
Matthew Deady |
. T . Th . |
8:30 - 9:50 am |
HEG 106 |
SCI |
Elements of Schrodinger and Heisenberg formulations of quantum mechanics. Potential wells, hydrogen atoms, scattering, harmonic oscillator, perturbation theory, angular momentum. Prerequisite: Physics 321. Class size: 10