Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule, Physics
Fall 2020
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

PHYS 0991
Segev BenZvi
W 8:00AM  8:50AM


Prerequsites: None


PHYS 10011
Lynne Orr
–


Graduate research assistantship in Physics and Astronomy. 

PHYS 10401
Stephen Teitel
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


No description


PHYS 1091
–
MW 5:15PM  6:30PM


Prerequisites: None and no background knowledgge is required.


PHYS 1131
Christopher Marshall
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Prerequisites: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently)


PHYS 1141
Machiel Blok
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Prerequisites: PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently).


PHYS 1221
Petros Tzeferacos
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


Prerequisites: PHY 099; 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.


PHYS 122P1
Aran GarciaBellido
–


Prerequisites: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course. Please note, this course meets only once on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4:506:05pm in Hoyt Auditorium. All other attendance will be at the workshop section times. 

PHYS 1411
Alice Quillen
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Prerequisites: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course.


PHYS 1421
Taco Visser
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


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)


PHYS 2171
Pierre Gourdain
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently).


PHYS 235W1
Frank Wolfs
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently).


PHYS 235W5
Frank Wolfs
MW 7:30AM  8:50AM


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.


PHYS 243W1
Nicholas Bigelow
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


Prerequisites: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently)


PHYS 25101
Yongli Gao
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


No description


PHYS 2531
Yongli Gao
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Prerequisites: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor


PHYS 2541
Regina Demina
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


Prerequisites: PHY 237


PHYS 2551
Douglas Kelley
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, boundaries layers, lift and drag. (crosslisted with ME225).


PHYS 2571
Stephen McAleavey
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Introduction to the principles and implementation of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Topics include linear wave propagation and reflection, fields from pistons and arrays, beamfoaming, Bmode image formation, Doppler, and elastography. Project and final project. (Crosslisting PHY 467, BME 253/453, ECE 251/451)


PHYS 2621
Andrew Berger
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Continuation of PHY 261. Vector analysis; microscopic and macroscopic forms of Maxwell's equations; energy flow in electromagnetic fields; dipole radiation from Lorentz atoms; partially polarized radiation; spectral linebroadening; dispersion; reflection and transmission; crystal optics; electrooptics; introduction to quantum optics (same as OPT 262).


PHYS 3731
Lynne Orr
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Introduction to econophysics and the application of statistical physics models to financial markets. Parallels between physical and financial phenomena will be emphasized. Topics will include random walks and Brownian motion, introduction to financial markets and efficient market theory, asset pricing and the BlackScholes equation for pricing options. The course will also explore nonGaussian Levy processes and the applicability of power law distributions and scaling to finance. Other possible topics include turbulence and critical phenomena in connection with market crashes. Cross listed as PHY373/573.


PHYS 390A1
–
–


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. 

PHYS 3911
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

PHYS 391W1
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course may be used to satisfy part of the upper level writing requirement. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

PHYS 3951
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 
Fall 2020
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday and Wednesday  
PHYS 235W5
Frank Wolfs


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. 

PHYS 235W1
Frank Wolfs


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). 

PHYS 10401
Stephen Teitel


No description 

PHYS 2541
Regina Demina


Prerequisites: PHY 237 

PHYS 1091
–


Prerequisites: None and no background knowledgge is required. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
PHYS 2551
Douglas Kelley


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, boundaries layers, lift and drag. (crosslisted with ME225). 

PHYS 1221
Petros Tzeferacos


Prerequisites: PHY 099; 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  
Tuesday and Thursday  
PHYS 1411
Alice Quillen


Prerequisites: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course. 

PHYS 2621
Andrew Berger


Continuation of PHY 261. Vector analysis; microscopic and macroscopic forms of Maxwell's equations; energy flow in electromagnetic fields; dipole radiation from Lorentz atoms; partially polarized radiation; spectral linebroadening; dispersion; reflection and transmission; crystal optics; electrooptics; introduction to quantum optics (same as OPT 262). 

PHYS 1141
Machiel Blok


Prerequisites: PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 

PHYS 1421
Taco Visser


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) 

PHYS 1131
Christopher Marshall


Prerequisites: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 

PHYS 3731
Lynne Orr


Introduction to econophysics and the application of statistical physics models to financial markets. Parallels between physical and financial phenomena will be emphasized. Topics will include random walks and Brownian motion, introduction to financial markets and efficient market theory, asset pricing and the BlackScholes equation for pricing options. The course will also explore nonGaussian Levy processes and the applicability of power law distributions and scaling to finance. Other possible topics include turbulence and critical phenomena in connection with market crashes. Cross listed as PHY373/573. 

PHYS 2571
Stephen McAleavey


Introduction to the principles and implementation of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Topics include linear wave propagation and reflection, fields from pistons and arrays, beamfoaming, Bmode image formation, Doppler, and elastography. Project and final project. (Crosslisting PHY 467, BME 253/453, ECE 251/451) 

PHYS 25101
Yongli Gao


No description 

PHYS 2171
Pierre Gourdain


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). 

PHYS 243W1
Nicholas Bigelow


Prerequisites: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently) 

PHYS 2531
Yongli Gao


Prerequisites: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor 

Wednesday  
PHYS 0991
Segev BenZvi


Prerequsites: None 

Friday 