17159 
PHYS 116
Acoustics 
Matthew
Deady 
T Th 8:30am9:50am 
HEG 102 
LS 
SCI 
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. Class size: 36
LAB OPTIONS: (register
separately)
17160 
PHYS 116
LBA Acoustics 
Matthew
Deady 
F 8:30am9:50am 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17161 
PHYS 116
LBB Acoustics 
Matthew
Deady 
F 10:10am11:30am 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17162 
PHYS 116
LBC Acoustics 
Matthew
Deady 
F 1:30pm2:50pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17164 
PHYS 142
A Introduction to Physics II 
EleniAlexandra
Kontou 
M W F 8:30am9:50am 
HEG 102 
LS 
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: 18
17165 
PHYS 142
B Introduction to Physics II 
Paul
CaddenZimansky 
M W F 10:10am11:30am 
HEG 102 
LS 
SCI 
See
above. Class size: 18
LAB OPTIONS: (register
separately)
17166 
PHYS 142
LBA Introduction to Physics II 

M 1:00pm3:00pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17167 
PHYS 142
LBB Introduction to Physics II 

T 1:00pm3:00pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17168 
PHYS 142
LBC Introduction to Physics II 

T 3:10pm5:10pm 
HEG 107 
LS 
SCI 
Class
size: 12
17163 
PHYS 145
Astronomy 
EleniAlexandra
Kontou 
M W F 3:10pm4:30pm 
ALBEE 100 
LS 
SCI 
17170 
PHYS 222
Mathematical Methods II 
Harold
Haggard 
M W F 10:10am11:30am 
HEG 106 
MC 
MATC 
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 I. Class size: 16
17169 
PHYS 230
Optics 
Harold
Haggard Paul
CaddenZimansky 
T 1:30pm – 2:50pm (LAB) Th 3:10pm6:00pm 
HEG 300 HEG 106 
LS 

From observing the
cosmos to single cells, understanding optics is what has allowed us to
visualize the unseen world. This laboratory course provides an overview of the
theoretical techniques and experimental tools used to analyze light and its
properties. The course will encompass
three broad approaches to understanding the behavior of light, geometrical
optics, wave optics, and quantum optics. Through the manipulation of light using
lenses, polarizers, and singlephoton detectors, students will learn the
physics that underlies microscopes, spectrometers, lasers, modern
telecommunication, and human vision. Prerequisite, Physics 142 or permission of the instructor. Class size: 16
17171 
PHYS 303
Mechanics 
Matthew
Deady 
M W 8:30am9:50am Th 1:30pm2:50pm 
HEG 106 HEG 107 
MC 

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: 16
17172 
PHYS 321
Quantum Mechanics 
Joshua
Cooperman 
M W F 1:30pm2:50pm 
HEG 106 
MC 
MATC 
Quantum mechanics
is our most successful scientific theory: spectacularly tested, technologically
paramount, conceptually revolutionary.
This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to this remarkable
theory. We will begin by establishing
the structure of quantum mechanics in the context of its simplest case, the
socalled qubit. Simultaneously, we will
refresh the mathematical apparatus required to formulate quantum mechanics. To explore some of quantum mechanic’s most
interesting phenomena, including contextuality,
entanglement, and nonlocality, we will next study systems of qubits. After an
interlude on the interpretation of quantum mechanics, we will consider a
variety of applications of quantum mechanics: 1dimensional systems, including
the harmonic oscillator, 3dimensional systems, including the hydrogen atom,
and quantum statistical mechanics, including that of identical particles as
well as scattering and perturbation theory.
We will conclude by learning the path integral formulation of quantum
mechanics. Time permitting, we will
touch on such topics as decoherence and quantum
computation. Prerequisites: Physics 241, Mathematics 213. Class size: 16