Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule, Physics
Fall 2019
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

PHY 099
NYIBULE S
W 8:00AM  8:50AM


(formerly PHY 101) A review of basic problemsolving techniques in precalculus mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry) in the forms usually found in the equations of science and engineering. Prerequisite for PHY 121 and PHY 121P. Credit can be gained by passing the Basic Math Assessment Exam, offered in the first week of the semester. (0 credit, Fall semester, P/F only). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: None 

PHY 109
GARCIABELLID
MW 5:15PM  6:30PM


This is an introductory course for nonphysics major students who want to learn some basic principles of quantum mechanics. We plan to approach these concepts by relating them to human experience in everyday life. The course is designed with a lot of demonstrations, in many of which the students play a role of either quantum objects or the observers. The course is conceptual and the use of mathematics is limited to bare minimum. We plan to cover:  Properties of waves  Doubleslit diffraction experiment  Particle in a box and quantization of states  Heisenbergâ€™s uncertainty principle  Pauli principle and how to build an atom  The birth of new particles and the birth of the universe BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 480 PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites and no background knowledge is required. 

PHY 113
NYIBULE S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


First semester of a twocourse sequence suitable for students in the life sciences. Newtonian particle mechanics, including Newton's laws and their applications to straightline and circular motions, energy; linear momentum, angular momentum; and harmonic motion; sound, wave properties, and fluid dynamics. Calculus used as needed. In addition to Two 75minute lectures, One threehour laboratory every other week and one workshop per week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 114
GARCIABELLID
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Second course of a twosemester sequence suitable for students in the life science. Electricity and magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves; modern physics (introduction to relativity, quantum physics, etc.). In addition to the Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop/recitation each week and One approximately threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 122
WATSON D
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


Second semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnetic fields in matter; induction, A.C. circuits; electromagnetic waves. In addition to Two 75minutes lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The Laboratories and workshop registration is at the time of the course registration. Offered Fall, Summer Session II (B6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101); and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

PHY 122P
GHOSHAL G
F 4:50PM  6:05PM


To be placed on the Wait List for Fall 2019 please contact lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu Second semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnetic fields in matter; induction, A.C. circuits; electromagnetic waves. The lectures and demonstrations are videotaped and put on Blackboard for student access. Workshop attendance is strongly recommended. One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The Laboratories and workshop registration is at the time of the course registration. Offered Fall. For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101); and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

PHY 141
QUILLEN A
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


First semester of a threecourse honors sequence, recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with interest in physics and mathematics. Topics studied are similar to those in PHY 121, but are covered in greater depth. These include symmetries, vectors, coordinate and velocity transformations, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton's Laws, work and energy, conservation of energy and momentum, special relativity, systems of particles, gravity and Kepler's laws, rotations, oscillations, molecular theory and thermodynamics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One recitation each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratory and recitation registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course. 

PHY 142
VISSER T
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Third semester of a threecourse honors sequence (PHY 141, 143, 142), recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with a strong interest in physics and mathematics. Topics are the same as those of PHY 122 but in greater depth. These topics include Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnet fields in matter; induction; A.C. circuits; waves.In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratories and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 141 or performance at or above the B+ level in PHY 121, MTH 162 or MTH 172 (MTH 172 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 181
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratories experiments in Mechanics: statistics and measurement; acceleration of gravity; conservation of energy and momentum; moment of inertia and oscillations; and mechanical equivalent of heat. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 113 or PHY 121, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 182
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity and magnetism: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; measurement of the absolute voltage and capacitance, electricity and magnetism of the electron; superconductivity; and electric circuits. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent course to PHY 122, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 184
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism, and modern physics: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; electricity and magnetism ratio of the electron, superconductivity;, electric circuits; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light; and the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken course equivalent to PHY114, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 217
ORR L
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Review of vector calculus; electrostatic field and potential; boundary value problems solved with orthogonal functions; the multiple expansion and dielectrics; the magnetic field and vector potential. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 312 PREREQUISITES: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 235W
WOLFS F
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Mathematical introduction; review of elementary mechanics; central force problems; conservation theorems and applications; Fourier and Green's functions; variational calculus and Lagrangian multipliers; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics is introduced and applied; oscillations; normal mode theory; rigid body dynamics. The course is designed to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: PHY 121 or PHY 141, and MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 243W
BIGELOW N
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


Students work in pairs and each team is expected to perform three or four experiments from a variety of available setups such as Berry's phase with light, Universal chaos, lifetime of cosmic ray muons, optical pumping, electron diffraction's, etc. This is a handson laboratory with most experiments under computer control. This course can be used towards satisfying part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 171 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 251
–
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An emphasis on the wide variety of phenomena that form the basis for modern solid state devices. Topics include crystals; lattice vibrations; quantum mechanics of electrons in solids; energy band structure; semiconductors; superconductors; dielectrics; and magnets. (same as MSC 420, ECE224, ECE424, PHY420). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, 227, 237 

PHY 253
GAO Y
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course is designed for students of physical science or engineering background who are interested in biological and medical physics. Topics include fundamentals of biological physics, diffusive motion in biological system, thermal equilibrium and steady state, forces and energetics in biology, biochemical reaction, corporative transitions, biological membranes, neural system, and biophysical techniques. The materials are presented at the level of Nelson Biological Physics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 372 PREREQUISITES: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor 

PHY 254 (PHY 254)
DEMINA R
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


This course is designed for physics majors interested in nuclear and particle physics. The course introduces the Standard Model of particle physics. The unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions is discussed. Higgs mechanism of electroweak symmetry is introduced. Finally, the fundamental interactions of elementary particles and their constituents are reviewed, with emphasis on issues pertaining to the conservation of quantum numbers and symmetries observed in highenergy collisions. (crosslisted with PHY 440). BUILDING: WEGMN  ROOM: 1009 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237 

PHY 255 (ME 225)
LAMBROPOULOS
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag. BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 140 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165, MTH 164; PHY 121, ME 120 , ME 123 

PHY 257 (BME 253)
MC ALEAVEY S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course investigates the imaging techniques applied in stateoftheart ultrasound imaging and their theoretical bases. Topics include linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, the kspace formulation, methods of acoustic field calculation, dynamic focusing and apodization, scattering, the statistics of acoustic speckle, speckle correlation, compounding techniques, phase aberration correction, velocity estimation, and flow imaging. A strong emphasis is placed on readings of original sources and student assignments and projects based on realistic acoustic simulations. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: BME230 or ECE241 

PHY 259
–
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course explores the fundamental physics of plasmas and how it can be applied to astrophysics, fusion energy, propulsion, manufacturing and medicine. The course uses Python as a numerical gateway to explore how the properties of plasmas in different regimes, from black hole accretion disks to particle accelerators. Besides homeworks and a midterm exam, the course requires the completion of a project using Jupyter notebooks. http://gourdain.pas.rochester.edu/index.php/classes/phy259/info BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 121 and PHY 122 

PHY 262 (OPT 262)
BERGER A
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Electromagnetic Theory: Maxwell's equations in differential form, dipole radiation, Rayleigh scattering, polarization,energy flow (Poynting vector), plane waves, wave propagation in air/glass/metals, reflection and refraction, birefringence, polarizationsensitive optical elements (wave plates and polarizers),applications to nonlinear and quantum optics. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 312 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165 (may be taken concurrently with permission of instructor), MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142 

PHY 385
–
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


A (Fall)  Noncredit course given once per week, required of all firstyear graduate students. The seminar consists of lectures and discussions on various aspects of being an effective teaching assistant, including interactions with undergraduate student body and crosscultural issues. B (Spring)  Noncredit course given once per week required of all firstyear graduate students. Members of the faculty discuss topics in their curent area of research interest. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 386
–
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


The student typically spends one or two semesters teaching an introductory physics laboratory or workshop section, working with a graduate TA. Faculty supervision is augmented by training, ongoing teaching seminars, and a constructive evaluation process. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Permission of Instructor 

PHY 386V
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 390A
; WADE L
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


This course is designed for an experienced undergraduate planning to be a Workshop Leader, Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Intern (TI), Students spend the semester teaching one workshop, laboratory or recitation section during the Fall/Spring semester introductory physics courses. This course may be taken more than once. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission 

PHY 391
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 391W
–
–


Normally open to seniors concentrating in physics. This course may be used to satisfy part of the upper level writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor 

PHY 395
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395W
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 
Fall 2019
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
Monday and Wednesday  
PHY 235W
WOLFS F
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Mathematical introduction; review of elementary mechanics; central force problems; conservation theorems and applications; Fourier and Green's functions; variational calculus and Lagrangian multipliers; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics is introduced and applied; oscillations; normal mode theory; rigid body dynamics. The course is designed to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: PHY 121 or PHY 141, and MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 254 (PHY 254)
DEMINA R
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


This course is designed for physics majors interested in nuclear and particle physics. The course introduces the Standard Model of particle physics. The unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions is discussed. Higgs mechanism of electroweak symmetry is introduced. Finally, the fundamental interactions of elementary particles and their constituents are reviewed, with emphasis on issues pertaining to the conservation of quantum numbers and symmetries observed in highenergy collisions. (crosslisted with PHY 440). BUILDING: WEGMN  ROOM: 1009 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237 

PHY 109
GARCIABELLID
MW 5:15PM  6:30PM


This is an introductory course for nonphysics major students who want to learn some basic principles of quantum mechanics. We plan to approach these concepts by relating them to human experience in everyday life. The course is designed with a lot of demonstrations, in many of which the students play a role of either quantum objects or the observers. The course is conceptual and the use of mathematics is limited to bare minimum. We plan to cover:  Properties of waves  Doubleslit diffraction experiment  Particle in a box and quantization of states  Heisenbergâ€™s uncertainty principle  Pauli principle and how to build an atom  The birth of new particles and the birth of the universe BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 480 PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites and no background knowledge is required. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
PHY 255 (ME 225)
LAMBROPOULOS
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag. BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 140 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165, MTH 164; PHY 121, ME 120 , ME 123 

PHY 122
WATSON D
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


Second semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnetic fields in matter; induction, A.C. circuits; electromagnetic waves. In addition to Two 75minutes lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The Laboratories and workshop registration is at the time of the course registration. Offered Fall, Summer Session II (B6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101); and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

Tuesday and Thursday  
PHY 262 (OPT 262)
BERGER A
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Electromagnetic Theory: Maxwell's equations in differential form, dipole radiation, Rayleigh scattering, polarization,energy flow (Poynting vector), plane waves, wave propagation in air/glass/metals, reflection and refraction, birefringence, polarizationsensitive optical elements (wave plates and polarizers),applications to nonlinear and quantum optics. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 312 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165 (may be taken concurrently with permission of instructor), MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142 

PHY 141
QUILLEN A
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


First semester of a threecourse honors sequence, recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with interest in physics and mathematics. Topics studied are similar to those in PHY 121, but are covered in greater depth. These include symmetries, vectors, coordinate and velocity transformations, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton's Laws, work and energy, conservation of energy and momentum, special relativity, systems of particles, gravity and Kepler's laws, rotations, oscillations, molecular theory and thermodynamics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One recitation each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratory and recitation registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course. 

PHY 259
–
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course explores the fundamental physics of plasmas and how it can be applied to astrophysics, fusion energy, propulsion, manufacturing and medicine. The course uses Python as a numerical gateway to explore how the properties of plasmas in different regimes, from black hole accretion disks to particle accelerators. Besides homeworks and a midterm exam, the course requires the completion of a project using Jupyter notebooks. http://gourdain.pas.rochester.edu/index.php/classes/phy259/info BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 121 and PHY 122 

PHY 114
GARCIABELLID
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Second course of a twosemester sequence suitable for students in the life science. Electricity and magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves; modern physics (introduction to relativity, quantum physics, etc.). In addition to the Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop/recitation each week and One approximately threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 142
VISSER T
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Third semester of a threecourse honors sequence (PHY 141, 143, 142), recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with a strong interest in physics and mathematics. Topics are the same as those of PHY 122 but in greater depth. These topics include Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnet fields in matter; induction; A.C. circuits; waves.In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratories and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 141 or performance at or above the B+ level in PHY 121, MTH 162 or MTH 172 (MTH 172 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 113
NYIBULE S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


First semester of a twocourse sequence suitable for students in the life sciences. Newtonian particle mechanics, including Newton's laws and their applications to straightline and circular motions, energy; linear momentum, angular momentum; and harmonic motion; sound, wave properties, and fluid dynamics. Calculus used as needed. In addition to Two 75minute lectures, One threehour laboratory every other week and one workshop per week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6). For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 257 (BME 253)
MC ALEAVEY S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course investigates the imaging techniques applied in stateoftheart ultrasound imaging and their theoretical bases. Topics include linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, the kspace formulation, methods of acoustic field calculation, dynamic focusing and apodization, scattering, the statistics of acoustic speckle, speckle correlation, compounding techniques, phase aberration correction, velocity estimation, and flow imaging. A strong emphasis is placed on readings of original sources and student assignments and projects based on realistic acoustic simulations. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: BME230 or ECE241 

PHY 251
–
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An emphasis on the wide variety of phenomena that form the basis for modern solid state devices. Topics include crystals; lattice vibrations; quantum mechanics of electrons in solids; energy band structure; semiconductors; superconductors; dielectrics; and magnets. (same as MSC 420, ECE224, ECE424, PHY420). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, 227, 237 

PHY 217
ORR L
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Review of vector calculus; electrostatic field and potential; boundary value problems solved with orthogonal functions; the multiple expansion and dielectrics; the magnetic field and vector potential. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 312 PREREQUISITES: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 243W
BIGELOW N
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


Students work in pairs and each team is expected to perform three or four experiments from a variety of available setups such as Berry's phase with light, Universal chaos, lifetime of cosmic ray muons, optical pumping, electron diffraction's, etc. This is a handson laboratory with most experiments under computer control. This course can be used towards satisfying part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 171 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 253
GAO Y
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course is designed for students of physical science or engineering background who are interested in biological and medical physics. Topics include fundamentals of biological physics, diffusive motion in biological system, thermal equilibrium and steady state, forces and energetics in biology, biochemical reaction, corporative transitions, biological membranes, neural system, and biophysical techniques. The materials are presented at the level of Nelson Biological Physics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 372 PREREQUISITES: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor 

Wednesday  
PHY 099
NYIBULE S
W 8:00AM  8:50AM


(formerly PHY 101) A review of basic problemsolving techniques in precalculus mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry) in the forms usually found in the equations of science and engineering. Prerequisite for PHY 121 and PHY 121P. Credit can be gained by passing the Basic Math Assessment Exam, offered in the first week of the semester. (0 credit, Fall semester, P/F only). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: None 

Friday  
PHY 386
–
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


The student typically spends one or two semesters teaching an introductory physics laboratory or workshop section, working with a graduate TA. Faculty supervision is augmented by training, ongoing teaching seminars, and a constructive evaluation process. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Permission of Instructor 

PHY 385
–
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


A (Fall)  Noncredit course given once per week, required of all firstyear graduate students. The seminar consists of lectures and discussions on various aspects of being an effective teaching assistant, including interactions with undergraduate student body and crosscultural issues. B (Spring)  Noncredit course given once per week required of all firstyear graduate students. Members of the faculty discuss topics in their curent area of research interest. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 390A
; WADE L
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


This course is designed for an experienced undergraduate planning to be a Workshop Leader, Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Intern (TI), Students spend the semester teaching one workshop, laboratory or recitation section during the Fall/Spring semester introductory physics courses. This course may be taken more than once. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 106 PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission 

PHY 122P
GHOSHAL G
F 4:50PM  6:05PM


To be placed on the Wait List for Fall 2019 please contact lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu Second semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Coulomb's Law through Maxwell's equations; electrostatics, electrical potential; capacitors; electric fields in matter; current and circuits; magnetostatics; magnetic fields in matter; induction, A.C. circuits; electromagnetic waves. The lectures and demonstrations are videotaped and put on Blackboard for student access. Workshop attendance is strongly recommended. One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The Laboratories and workshop registration is at the time of the course registration. Offered Fall. For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101); and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

TBA  
PHY 181
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratories experiments in Mechanics: statistics and measurement; acceleration of gravity; conservation of energy and momentum; moment of inertia and oscillations; and mechanical equivalent of heat. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 113 or PHY 121, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 182
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity and magnetism: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; measurement of the absolute voltage and capacitance, electricity and magnetism of the electron; superconductivity; and electric circuits. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent course to PHY 122, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 184
BODEK A; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism, and modern physics: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; electricity and magnetism ratio of the electron, superconductivity;, electric circuits; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light; and the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken course equivalent to PHY114, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 386V
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 391
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 391W
–
–


Normally open to seniors concentrating in physics. This course may be used to satisfy part of the upper level writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor 

PHY 395
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395W
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 