PHYS 102 Introduction to Physics

Professor: Burton Brody

CRN: 12397

Time: Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102
Lab A: Mon 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm HEG 107
Lab B: Mon 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm HEG 107
Lab C: Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm HEG 107

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.


PHYS 213 Digital Electronics

Professor: Burton Brody

CRN: 12398

Time: Tu 1:20 pm - 4:20 pm HEG 107
Th 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm HEG 107

A sequel to Physics 212, going from combinational and sequential logic through an assembly-language programmed, Z80-based, proto-microcomputer, built and manipulated in the last half of the term. Prerequisite: Physics 212.


PHYS 303 Mechanics

Professor: Peter Skiff

CRN: 12399

Time: Wed 10:40 am - 12:10 pm ROSE 108

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. Prerequisites: Physics 101-102, Mathematics 111-112.