PHYS 102 Introduction to Physics

Professor: B. Brody

CRN: 11464

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: M Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 106
Lab A: M 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm HEG 107
Lab B: M 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm HEG 107
Lab C: M 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm HEG 107

This is the second part of a calculus-based survey of mechanics, heat, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, light, and basic atomic and modern physics. 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 101, Math 111 or 115.


PHYS 214 Wave Mechanics

Professor: P. Skiff

CRN: 11722

Distribution: E

Time: W F 10:30 am - 12:00 pm HEG B14

A course in the mathematical modeling of physical systems that exhibit periodic behavior. Simple oscillators, traveling sound and electromagnetic waves, and quantum mechanical wave functions hshare the mathematical structure here developed. The classical wave equation and related superposition, interference, dispersion, and attenuation models form a foundation for the more subtle consideration of spherical waves, wave packets, and transient oscillations. Mathematical techniques will include Fourier analysis, Fourier Transform theory, and boundary-value problems. Applications of complex analysis, linear algebra, and partial differential equations will be introduced, but prior experience with these areas is not required. Prerequisites: one year of introductory collegiate physics and mathematics.


PHYS 312 Electricity and Magnetism

Professor: B. Brody

CRN: 11465

Distribution: E

Time: Tu Th 1:20 pm - 2:40 pm ROSE 113

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 101-102, Mathematics 211.