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PHYS 100: Intro to the Profession
Introduction to the physical sciences, scientific method, computing tools, and interrelations of physical sciences with chemistry, biology and other professions.
Professors: Carlo U. Segre; Christopher White
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 2
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PHYS 120: Astronomy
A descriptive survey of observational astronomy, the solar system, stellar evolution, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, the origin and fate of the universe.
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Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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PHYS 123: General Physics I: Mechanics
Vectors and motion in one, two and three dimensions. Newton's Laws. Particle dynamics, work and energy. Conservation laws and collisions. Rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum and equilibrium of rigid bodies. Gravitation. Oscillations.
Professors: Alak Chakravorty; David Gidalevitz; Faculty TBA; (more)
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 4
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PHYS 200: Basic Physics for Architects
This class is a one-semester course primarily for students of architecture. The course will address the basic physical principles and concepts associated with structures and buildings. Although quantitative at times, the course will stress conceptual understanding and practical a...
Professors: Christopher White
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 4
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PHYS 211: Basic Physics I
Intended to give students in liberal arts, business, and psychology an understanding of the basic principles of physics and an appreciation of how the results of physics influence contemporary society. This course does not satisfy graduation in any engineering or physical science...
Professors: Alan Glodowski
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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PHYS 212: Basic Physics II
Intended to give students in the liberal arts, business, and psychology an understanding of the basic principles of physics and an appreciation of how the results of physics influence contemporary society. This course does not count for graduation in any engineering or physical s...
Professors: Alan Glodowski; Timothy I. Morrison
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PHYS 221: General Physics II : Electricity and Magnetism
Waves charge, electric field, Gauss' Law and potential. Capacitance, resistance, simple a/c and d/c circuits. Magnetic fields, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, induction, and Maxwell's equations. Traveling waves, electromagnetic waves, and light.
Professors: Alan Glodowski; Daniel Kaplan; David B. Gore; (more)
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 4
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PHYS 223: General Physics III
Sound, fluid mechanics and elasticity. Temperature, first and second laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory and entropy. Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction. Special relativity. Quantization of light, charge and energy.
Professors: Carlo U. Segre; Christopher White; David B. Gore; (more)
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 4
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PHYS 224: General Physics III for Engineers
Sound and fluid mechanics. Temperature, first and second laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory and entropy. Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction. Special relativity. Light and quantum physics, structure of the hydrogen atom. Atomic physics, electrical conduction ...
Professors: Gocha A. Khelashvili; John F. Zasadzinski; Omid Ahmadi; (more)
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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PHYS 240: Computational Science
This course provides an overview of introductory general physics in a computer laboratory setting. Euler-Newton method for solving differential equations, the trapezoidal rule for numerical quadrature and simple applications of random number generators. Computational projects inc...
Professors: Jeffrey H. Terry
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