11417 
PHYS 119 The Physics
of Stuff 
Christian Bracher 
M . W . . 
10:10am  11:30 am 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
An exploration of the physical principles underlying the organization of matter into increasingly complex structures and the resulting properties. Topics include elementary particles and fundamental interactions, conservation laws, nuclei, radioactivity, the concept of energy and momentum, the electric force, waves, fundamentals of quantum mechanics, and atomic physics. The course puts emphasis on "everyday" applications of these principles. Laboratory sessions are designed to illustrate and reinforce the ideas presented in the lectures. There are no formal mathematical prerequisites, but a working knowledge of algebra is assumed. Class size: 24
PHYS 119 Lab Options:
(register separately)
11418 
PHYS 119 LBA The Physics of Stuff 
Christian Bracher 
. . . . F 
11:50 am 1:10 pm 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
Class size: 12
11419 
PHYS 119 LBB The Physics of Stuff 
Christian Bracher 
. . . . F 
10:10am  11:30 am 
ROSE 108 
SCI 
Class size: 12
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11420 
PHYS 142 A Introduction to Physics II 
Matthew Deady 
M . W . F 
8:30 am 9:50 am 
HEG 102 
SCI 
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. Class size: 24
11421 
PHYS 142 B Introduction to Physics II 
Paul CaddenZimansky 
M . W . F 
10:10am  11:30 am 
HEG 102 
SCI 
See above. Class size: 24
PHYS 142 Lab Options:
(register separately)
11422 
PHYS 142 LBA Introduction to Physics II 
Paul CaddenZimansky 
M . . . . 
1:30 pm 3:30 pm 
HEG 107 
SCI 
Class size: 12
11423 
PHYS 142 LBB Introduction to Physics II 
Paul CaddenZimansky 
M . . . . 
4:00 pm 6:00 pm 
HEG 107 
SCI 
Class size: 12
11424 
PHYS 142 LBC Introduction to Physics II 
Matthew Deady 
. T . . . 
1:30 pm 3:30 pm 
HEG 107 
SCI 
Class size: 12
11425 
PHYS 142 LBD Introduction to Physics II 
Matthew Deady 
. T . . . 
4:00 pm 6:00 pm 
HEG 107 
SCI 
Class size: 12
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11426 
PHYS 222 Mathematical
Methods II 
Christian Bracher 
. . . . F 
1:30 pm 4:30 pm 
HEG 106 
MATC 
(2 credits) This is the second part of a twopart 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: 16
11427 
PHYS 314 Thermal
Physics 
Matthew Deady 
. T . Th . 
9:30 am  11:30 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.
Class size: 16
11428 
PHYS 323 Quantum
Mechanics 
Christian Bracher 
M . W . . 
1:30 pm 3:30 pm 
HEG 106 

An introduction to
nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, covering the stationary and timedependent
Schrdinger equation; energy spectrum and eigenstates; onedimensional
problems: potential wells and quantum harmonic oscillator; Copenhagen
interpretation of quantum theory,
representations, Hilbert spaces, quantum states, and operators; angular
momentum, central force problems, and hydrogen atom; identical particles, spin,
bosons and fermions. Prerequisites: Linear algebra (MATH 213 or
242), complex numbers (PHYS 222 or MATH 362), Modern Physics (PHYS 241).
Class size: 16
11429 
PHYS 418 Condensed
Matter Physics 
Paul CaddenZimansky 
. T . Th . 
1:30 pm 3:30 pm 
HEG 106 

This course is an introduction to the foundations of solid state physics: quantum mechanical models of electronic transport, crystal structure, band structure, semiconductors and semiconductor devices, phonons, quasiparticles, magnetism, and superconductivity; along with overviews of more advanced and contemporary topics such as density functional theory, quantum Hall effects, mesoscopic transport, and Dirac fermions. Corequisites: Physics 314, 322.. Class size: 12