Introduction to Physics I 


Course
Number: PHYS 141 
CRN Number: 91933 
Class cap: 24 
Credits:
4 


Professor: 
Antonios Kontos 


Schedule/Location: 
Mon Wed Fri 10:10 AM
– 11:30 AM Hegeman 102 


Distributional Area: 
LS Laboratory
Science 

A calculusbased survey of Physics. This first semester covers topics in mechanics,
heat and thermodynamics, and wave motion.
The course stresses ideas–the unifying principles and characteristic
models of physics. Labs develop the
crucial ability to elicit understanding of the physical world. Corequisite:
MATH 141. This course has two Lab
options, see below.
Introduction to Physics I Laboratory A 


Course
Number: PHYS 141 LBA 
CRN Number: 91934 
Class cap: 12 
Credits:
0 


Professor: 
Clara SousaSilva 


Schedule/Location: 
Tue 1:20 PM
– 3:20 PM Hegeman 107 


Distributional Area: 
LS Laboratory
Science 

Introduction to Physics I Laboratory B 


Course
Number: PHYS 141 LBB 
CRN Number: 91935 
Class cap: 12 
Credits:
0 


Professor: 
Clara SousaSilva 


Schedule/Location: 
Tue 3:30 PM
– 5:30 PM Hegeman 107 


Distributional Area: 
LS Laboratory
Science 

Mathematical Methods of Physics I 


Course
Number: PHYS 221 
CRN Number: 91936 
Class cap: 16 
Credits:
4 


Professor: 
Clara SousaSilva 


Schedule/Location: 
Tue Thurs
Fri
10:10 AM – 11:30 AM Hegeman
106 


Distributional Area: 
MC Mathematics
and Computing 


Crosslists: 
Mathematics


This course presents mathematical methods that are useful in
the physical sciences. While some proofs and demonstrations are given, the
emphasis is on the applications. Topics include: complex functions, vector
spaces, matrices, coordinate transformations, power series, probability and
statistics, and multivariable differentiation and integration. Prerequisites:
Mathematics 141142, or equivalent, and strong preparation in physics
comparable to Physics 141.
Modern Physics 


Course
Number: PHYS 241 
CRN Number: 91937 
Class cap: 16 
Credits:
4 


Professor: 
Shuo Zhang 


Schedule/Location: 
Tue Thurs
Fri
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Hegeman
106 



Thurs 3:00 PM
– 4:20 PM Hegeman 106 


Distributional Area: 
LS Laboratory
Science 

An extension of introductory physics concentrating on
developments in physics that stem from the theory of relativity, quantum
mechanics, and statistical mechanics. A
major focus will be understanding classical and quantum waves, but there will
also be overviews of particle physics, nuclear physics, optical and molecular
physics, condensed matter physics, astronomy, and cosmology. Prerequisites:
Physics 141142 and Mathematics 141142.
Thermal Physics 


Course
Number: PHYS 314 
CRN Number: 91939 
Class cap: 16 
Credits:
4 


Professor: 
Antonios Kontos 


Schedule/Location: 
Mon Wed 11:50 AM
– 1:10 PM Hegeman 107 



Fri 1:30 PM
– 2:50 PM Hegeman 107 


Distributional Area: 
MC Mathematics
and Computing 

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.
Crosslisted Courses:
Climate Change and its Human Dimension 


Course
Number: ES 102 
CRN Number: 92021 
Class cap: 20 
Credits:
4 


Professor: 
Beate Liepert 


Schedule/Location: 
Mon 3:30 PM
– 5:50 PM Reem Kayden Center 111 


Laboratory: 
Wed 3:30 PM
– 5:50 PM Reem Kayden Center 114/115 


Distributional Area: 
LS Laboratory
Science 


Crosslists: 
Physics 
