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PHYS C1001y Physics for Poets 3 pts. This course does not fulfill the physics requirement for admission to medical school. No previous background in physics is expected; high school algebra is required. An introduction to physics taught through the exploration of the scientific method, and the application of physical principles to a wide range of topics from quantum mechanics to cosmology. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS C1001
PHYS
1001
15830
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Marka 53 / 140 [ More Info ]

PHYS F1201x-F1202y General Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite for PHYS F1202: PHYS F1201 The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have some background in calculus or should be concurrently taking MATH V1101, Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS W1291-W1292. Basic introduction to the study of mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS F1202
PHYS
1202
64994
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
B. Budick 64 / 130 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS F1201
PHYS
1201
23167
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
TBA
B. Budick 37 / 130 [ More Info ]

PHYS V1201x-V1202y General Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite for PHYS V1202: PHYS V1201 The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have some basic background in calculus or should be concurrently taking MATH V1101, Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS W1291-W1292. Basic introduction to the study of mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS V1202
PHYS
1202
24866
001
MW 11:00a - 12:15p
301 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Shaevitz 163 / 160 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1202
12743
002
MW 11:00a - 12:15p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Parsons 115 / 130 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS V1201
PHYS
1201
27691
001
MW 11:00a - 12:15p
TBA
M. Shaevitz 160 / 160 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1201
74065
002
MW 11:00a - 12:15p
TBA
T. Humensky 62 / 130 [ More Info ]

PHYS W1201y General Physics I 3 pts. Same course as PHYS V1201, but given off-sequence. The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have some basic background in calculus or should be concurrently taking MATH V1101, Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS W1291.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS W1201
PHYS
1201
12083
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
301 PUPIN LABORATORIES
B. Johnson 115 [ More Info ]

PHYS W1291y General Physics Laboratory 1 pt. Same course as PHYS W1291, but given off-sequence. Corequisite: PHYS W1201. This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS W1291
PHYS
1291
60559
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
26016
002
M 4:10p - 7:10p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
79281
003
M 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
11779
004
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
80286
005
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
73460
006
W 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
19494
007
W 4:10p - 7:10p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
29578
008
W 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
25565
009
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
21446
010
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
21801
011
F 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS W1291
PHYS
1291
28513
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
13394
002
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
11326
003
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
67817
004
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
19821
005
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
68973
006
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
29005
007
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
75327
008
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
69519
009
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
14769
010
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 3 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
28004
011
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
12938
012
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 1 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
23661
013
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
18908
014
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
13337
015
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
72043
016
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
67187
017
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 2 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
73607
018
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 1 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
12471
019
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24444
020
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
10910
021
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
61389
022
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24904
023
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 3 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
19061
024
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 2 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
76618
025
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24920
026
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

PHYS W1291x-W1292y General Physics Laboratory 1 pt. Corequisites: PHYS F1201-F1202 or PHYS V1201-V1202. This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS F1201-F1202 or PHYS V1201-V1202) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS W1291
PHYS
1291
60559
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
26016
002
M 4:10p - 7:10p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
79281
003
M 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
11779
004
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
80286
005
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
73460
006
W 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
19494
007
W 4:10p - 7:10p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
29578
008
W 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
25565
009
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
21446
010
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
21801
011
F 1:00p - 4:00p
5TH FLR PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Cambareri 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
Spring 2014 :: PHYS W1292
PHYS
1292
26391
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
61006
002
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
65527
003
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
61863
004
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
22848
005
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
23297
006
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
17381
007
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
10350
008
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
66595
009
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
73413
010
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
25800
011
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
26149
012
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
28996
013
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
65140
014
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
67504
015
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
10732
016
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
26748
017
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
21082
019
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
76985
020
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
65023
021
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
28548
023
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1292
29750
024
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS W1291
PHYS
1291
28513
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
13394
002
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
11326
003
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
67817
004
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
19821
005
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
68973
006
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
29005
007
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
75327
008
Tu 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
69519
009
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
14769
010
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 3 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
28004
011
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
12938
012
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 1 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
23661
013
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
18908
014
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
13337
015
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
72043
016
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
67187
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W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 2 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
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W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
G. Cambareri 1 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
12471
019
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24444
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Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
10910
021
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
61389
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Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
G. Cambareri 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24904
023
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
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G. Cambareri 3 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
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Th 7:30p - 10:30p
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G. Cambareri 2 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
76618
025
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1291
24920
026
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
G. Cambareri 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1401x Introduction To Mechanics and Thermodynamics 3 pts. Corequisite: MATH V1101, or the equivalent. Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, temperature and heat, gas laws, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C1401
PHYS
1401
12059
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
E. Hughes 37 / 160 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1401
26885
002
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
T. Zelevinsky 21 / 140 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1402y Introduction To Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1401. Corequisite: MATH V1102, or the equivalent. Electric fields, direct currents, magnetic fields, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, polarization, geometrical optics, interference, and diffraction. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS C1402
PHYS
1402
68396
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
301 PUPIN LABORATORIES
P. Tuts 152 / 160 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1402
12502
002
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
T. Zelevinsky 131 / 140 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1403x Introduction to Classical and Quantum Waves 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1402. Corequisite: MATH V1201, or the equivalent. Classical waves and the wave equation, Fourier series and integrals, normal modes, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, basic principles of quantum mechanics, energy levels, reflection and transmission coefficients, applications to atomic physics. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Call Number/
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C1403
PHYS
1403
61060
001
MW 9:10a - 10:25a
TBA
G. Brooijmans 96 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1493x Introduction to Experimental Physics 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1401 and C1402. Laboratory work associated with the two prerequisite lecture courses. Experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, wave motion, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS C1493 and C1494.

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Call Number/
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C1493
PHYS
1493
21714
001
M 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
61205
002
M 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
19894
003
M 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
16957
004
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
23968
005
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
23867
006
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
71940
007
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
12172
008
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
67765
009
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
21701
010
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
22577
011
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1493
62274
012
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 13 / 13 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1494y Introduction to Experimental Physics 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1401 and C1402. Laboratory work associated with the two prerequisite lecture courses. Experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, wave motion, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS C1493 and C1494.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS C1494
PHYS
1494
10567
001
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 11 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
86299
002
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 13 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
72178
003
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 9 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
67793
004
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 10 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
86696
005
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 11 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
18009
006
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 12 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
25288
007
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 10 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
86848
008
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 12 / 13 [ More Info ]
PHYS
1494
19448
009
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 9 / 13 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1601x Physics, I: Mechanics and Relativity 3.5 pts. Corequisite: MATH V1102 or the equivalent. Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, introduction to special relativity and relativistic kinematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C1601
PHYS
1601
26568
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
J. Dodd 18 [ More Info ]

PHYS C1602y Physics, II: Thermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism 3.5 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1601. Corequisite: MATH V1201 or the equivalent. Temperature and heat, gas laws, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electric fields, direct currents, magnetic fields, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PHYS C1602
PHYS
1602
13260
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
301 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Dodd 143 [ More Info ]

ASPH V1900y First-Year Seminar in Contemporary Physics and Astronomy 1 pt. Prerequisite or corequisite: any 1000-level course in the Physics or Astronomy Department. May be taken for Pass/Fail credit only. Lectures on current areas of research with discussions of motivation, techniques, and results, as well as difficulties and unsolved problems. Each student submits a written report on one field of active research.

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Spring 2014 :: ASPH V1900
ASPH
1900
75006
001
F 11:00a - 12:00p
329 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Dodd 16 / 105 [ More Info ]

PHYS C2001x or y Special Relativity 3 pts. Prerequisites: A working knowledge of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics. Some familiarity with calculus is useful but not essential. This course is a comprehensive, one-semester introduction to the essential ideas and mathematical structures underlying Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Among the topics covered will be: the relativity of simultaneity, time dilation, Lorentz contraction, velocity combination laws, time dilation over large distances, the Lorentz transformation, spacetime diagrams, the basic (seeming) paradoxes of special relativity, relativistic equations of motion and E = mc2.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS C2001
PHYS
2001
87851
001
Tu 3:00p - 5:00p
705 PUPIN LABORATORIES
B. Greene 17 / 25 [ More Info ]

PHYS C2601x Physics, III: Classical and Quantum Waves 3.5 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C1402 or C1602. Corequisite: MATH V1202 or the equivalent. Classical waves and the wave equation, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction, Fourier series and integrals, normal modes, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, basic principles of quantum mechanics, energy levels, reflection and transmission coefficients, the harmonic oscillator. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields.

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Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C2601
PHYS
2601
22373
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
C. Hailey 73 [ More Info ]

PHYS C2699y Experiments in Classical and Modern Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: PHYS C1601(or C1401), C1602(or C1402), and C2601. Laboratory work associated with the three prerequisite lecture courses. Experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, wave motion, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS C2699
PHYS
2699
11085
001
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Tu 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
87298
002
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Tu 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
19239
003
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
23047
004
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 0 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
87499
005
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
W 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
29408
006
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
70726
007
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 4:10p - 7:10p
TBA
A. Veicht 0 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
87700
008
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
Th 7:30p - 10:30p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]
PHYS
2699
68963
009
Tu 3:10p - 4:00p
428 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F 1:00p - 4:00p
TBA
A. Veicht 1 / 1 [ More Info ]

PHYS C2801x-C2802y Accelerated Physics, I and II 4.5 pts. Prerequisites: Advanced Placement in physics and mathematics, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission. (A special placement meeting is held during Orientation.) This accelerated two-semester sequence covers the subject matter of PHYS C1601, C1602 and C2601, and is intended for those students who have an exceptionally strong background in both physics and mathematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. There is no accompanying laboratory; however, students are encouraged to take the intermediate laboratory, PHYS W3081, in the following year.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS C2802
PHYS
2802
64865
001
TuTh 10:10a - 12:10p
329 PUPIN LABORATORIES
B. Cole 29 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS C2801
PHYS
2801
71505
001
TuTh 10:10a - 12:10p
TBA
B. Cole 3 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3002y From Quarks To the Cosmos: Applications of Modern Physics 3.5 pts.Not offered in 2014-2015. Prerequisites: C2601 or C2802 This course reinforces basic ideas of modern physics through applications to nuclear physics, high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The ongoing Columbia research programs in these fields are used as practical examples. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields.

PHYS W3003y Mechanics 3 pts. Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus. Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and resonance, conservative forces and potential energy, central forces, non-inertial frames of reference, rigid body motion, an introduction to Lagrange's formulation of mechanics, coupled oscillators, and normal modes.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3003
PHYS
3003
12394
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
329 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Millis 46 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3007x Electricity and Magnetism 3 pts. Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus. Electrostatics and magnetostatics, Laplace's equation and boundary-value problems, multipole expansions, dielectric and magnetic materials, Faraday's law, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, Lorentz covariance, and special relativity.

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Autumn 2014 :: PHYS W3007
PHYS
3007
75150
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
A. Pasupathy 40 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3008y Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS W3007. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic potentials, the wave equation, propagation of plane waves, reflection and refraction, geometrical optics, transmission lines, wave guides, resonant cavities, radiation, interference of waves, and diffraction.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3008
PHYS
3008
23237
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
329 PUPIN LABORATORIES
B. Metzger 48 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3018y Weapons of Mass Destruction 3 pts. Prerequisites: High school science and math. A review of the history and environmental consequences of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD); of how these weapons work, what they cost, how they have spread, how they might be used, how they are currently controlled by international treaties and domestic legislation, and what issues of policy and technology arise in current debates on WMD. What aspects of the manufacture of WMD are easily addressed, and what aspects are technically challenging? It may be expected that current events/headlines will be discussed in class. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3018
PHYS
3018
88456
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
329 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Marka 22 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3072y Seminar in Current Research Problems 2 pts. Open only to senior physics majors. May be taken ONLY for Pass/Fail credit, not for letter grade credit. A detailed study of a selected field of active research in physics. The motivation, techniques, and results obtained to the present, as well as the difficulties and unsolved problems.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3072
PHYS
3072
70525
001
Tu 5:30p - 6:45p
705 PUPIN LABORATORIES
P. Kim 14 / 14 [ More Info ]
PHYS
3072
71617
002
Tu 5:30p - 6:45p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Beloborodov 7 / 14 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3081x or y Intermediate Laboratory Work 2 pts. Prerequisites: PHYS C2601 or PHYS C2802. Primarily for junior and senior physics majors. Other majors require the instructor's permission. May be repeated for credit by performing different experiments. The laboratory has available fifteen individual experiments, of which two are required per 2 points. Each experiment is chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Each section meets one afternoon per week, with registration in each section limited by the laboratory capacity. Experiments (classical and modern) cover topics in electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3081
PHYS
3081
75700
001
M 1:10p - 5:00p
TBA
A. Pasupathy 8 / 10 [ More Info ]
PHYS
3081
75696
002
F 1:10p - 5:00p
TBA
M. May 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
3081
77499
003
Th 1:10p - 5:00p
TBA
M. Limon 9 / 10 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS W3081
PHYS
3081
16760
001
M 1:10p - 5:00p
TBA
Y. Uemura 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PHYS
3081
21153
002
F 1:10p - 5:00p
TBA
M. May 15 / 15 [ More Info ]

PHYS W3083y Electronics Laboratory 3 pts. Registration is limited to the capacity of the laboratory. Corequisite or prerequisite: PHYS W3003 or W3007. A sequence of experiments in solid-state electronics, with introductory lectures.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS W3083
PHYS
3083
16041
001
MW 1:10p - 4:00p
513 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Parsons 14 / 12 [ More Info ]

PHYS V3500x or y Supervised Readings in Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: the written permission of the faculty member who agrees to act as supervisor, and the permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Readings in a selected field of physics under the supervision of a faculty member. Written reports and periodic conferences with the instructor.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS V3500
PHYS
3500
17253
001
TBA J. Dodd 0 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS V3500
PHYS
3500
25373
001
TBA J. Dodd 1 [ More Info ]

PHYS V3900x or y Supervised Individual Research 1-5 pts. Prerequisites: the written permission of the faculty member who agrees to act as supervisor, and the permission of the director of undergraduate studies. For specially selected physics majors, the opportunity to do a research project in contemporary physics under the supervision of a faculty member. A detailed report on the research is presented by the student when the project is completed.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS V3900
PHYS
3900
18149
001
TBA J. Dodd 10 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS V3900
PHYS
3900
71946
001
TBA J. Dodd 2 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4003y Advanced Mechanics 3 pts. Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and PHYS W3003 or the equivalent. Lagrange's formulation of mechanics, calculus of variations and the Action Principle, Hamilton's formulation of mechanics, rigid body motion, Euler angles, continuum mechanics, introduction to chaotic dynamics.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS G4003
PHYS
4003
29298
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
R. Rosen 21 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4011y Particle Physics and Cosmology Prerequisites: PHYS C1403, C2601 or C2802; MATH V1202 or V1208; students are recommended but not required to have taken PHYS W3003 and W3007. An introduction to the basics of particle astrophysics and cosmology. Particle physics - introduction to the Standard Model and supersymmetry/higher dimension theories; Cosmology - Friedmann-Robertson-Walker line element and equation for expansion of universe; time evolution of energy/matter density from the Big Bang; inflationary cosmology; microwave background theory and observation; structure formation; dark energy; observational tests of geometry of universe and expansion; observational evidence for dark matter; motivation for existence of dark matter from particle physics; experimental searches of dark matter; evaporating and primordial black holes; ultra-high energy phenomena (gamma-rays and cosmic-rays).

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS G4011
PHYS
4011
12391
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Hailey 18 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4018y Solid-State Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: PHYS G4021 and G4023, or the equivalent. Introduction to solid-state physics: crystal structures, properties of periodic lattices, electrons in metals, band structure, transport properties, semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS G4018
PHYS
4018
72657
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Pinczuk 13 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4019y Mathematical Methods of Physics 3 pts. Prerequisites: Differential and integral calculus; linear algebra; PHYS W3003 and PHYS W3007; or the permission of the instructor. This course will present a wide variety of mathematical ideas and techniques used in the study of physical systems. Topics will include: ordinary and partial differential equations; generalized functions; integral transforms; Green's functions; nonlinear equations, chaos, and solitons; Hilbert space and linear operators; Feynman path integrals; Riemannian manifolds; tensor analysis; probability and statistics. There will also be a discussion of applications to classical mechanics, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS G4019
PHYS
4019
66299
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Nicolis 15 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4021x-G4022y Quantum Mechanics, I and II 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS C2601 or C2802, or the equivalent, required for PHYS G4021; PHYS G4021 required for PHYS G4022. Formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of state vectors and linear operators, three-dimensional spherically symmetric potentials, the theory of angular momentum and spin, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, and identical particles. Selected phenomena from atomic physics, nuclear physics, and elementary particle physics are described and then interpreted using quantum mechanical models.

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Spring 2014 :: PHYS G4022
PHYS
4022
29500
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
E. Weinberg 35 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PHYS G4021
PHYS
4021
70892
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
E. Weinberg 44 / 60 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4023x Thermal and Statistical Physics 3 pts. Prerequisite: PHYS G4021 or the equivalent. Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and methods of statistical mechanics; energy and entropy; Boltzmann, Fermi, and Bose distributions; ideal and real gases; blackbody radiation; chemical equilibrium; phase transitions; ferromagnetism.

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Autumn 2014 :: PHYS G4023
PHYS
4023
67220
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
F. Denef 32 [ More Info ]

PHYS G4040x Introduction to General Relativity 3 pts. Prerequisites: PHYS W3003, PHYS W3007 or the equivalent. Tensor algebra, tensor analysis, introduction to Riemann geometry. Motion of particles, fluid, and fields in curved spacetime. Einstein equation. Schwarzschild solution; test-particle orbits and light bending. Introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmological models.

PHYS G4050y Introduction to Particle Physics 3 pts.Not offered in 2014-2015. Prerequisites: PHYS C2601 or C2802, or the equivalent. Review of key concepts in quantum mechanics and special relativity. Conservation laws, decays, interactions, oscillations. Atoms, nuclei, hadrons (protons and neutrons) and quarks. Current theoertical and experimental challenges, including physics at the Large Hadron Collider.

PHYS G4075y Biology at Physical Extremes Prerequisites: One year each of introductory physics and biology. This is a combined lecture/seminar course designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The course will cover a series of cases where biological systems take advantage of physical phenomena in counter intuitive and surprising ways to accomplish their functions. In each of these cases, we will discuss different physical mechanisms at work. We will limit our discussions to simple, qualitative arguments. We will also discuss experimental methods enabling the study of these biological systems. Overall, the course will expose students to a wide range of physical concepts involved in biological processes.


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