PHYS 11101 
Contemporary Concepts 
Days: MWF 
Time: 02:20 pm03:20 pm 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: Sung Kyu Kim 
Avail./Max.: 3 / 63 
Details
This course is specifically designed for the liberal arts student who desires an essentially nonmathematical, yet wholly faithful, acquaintance with the fundamental concepts of contemporary physics. Topics include special relativity, curved spacetime and black holes, the Big Bang universe, light, quantum theory, and elementary particles. These are presented so as to demonstrate the power of "pure thought" and scientific creativity at its best. The underlying assumption of the course is that physics approached as a way of thinking can be vitally relevant and challenging to students of all intellectual persuasions. Three lectures per week in fall and spring. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
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PHYS 19401 
Nano Science 
Days: MWF 
Time: 02:20 pm03:20 pm 
Room: OLRI 101 
Instructor: James Heyman 
Avail./Max.: 0 / 16 
*First Year Course only*
Details
Nanoscience is concerned with the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. This interdisciplinary field sits at the convergence of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. Our course will introduce science at the nanometer length scale, the fabrication of nanoscale systems and some of their technological applications. This quantitative course will use mathematics at the introductory calculus level, and highschool physics and calculus are recommended. Assignments will include readings, problem sets, short papers and a research paper. Class meets MWF, 2:20 pm  3:20 pm in Olin Rice 101 Writing designation: WA Living arrangements: Single gender rooms, coed floor.
General Education Requirements:
Writing WA
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 22601 
Principles of Physics I 
Days: MWF 
Time: 09:40 am10:40 am 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: Sean Bartz 
Avail./Max.: 36 / 63 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 22602 
Principles of Physics I 
Days: MWF 
Time: 10:50 am11:50 am 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: Sean Bartz 
Avail./Max.: 39 / 63 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 226L1 
Principles of Physics I Lab 
Days: M 
Time: 02:20 pm04:20 pm 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 5 / 18 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 226L2 
Principles of Physics I Lab 
Days: M 
Time: 07:00 pm09:00 pm 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 5 / 18 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 226L3 
Principles of Physics I Lab 
Days: T 
Time: 09:10 am11:10 am 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 6 / 18 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 226L4 
Principles of Physics I Lab 
Days: T 
Time: 01:20 pm03:20 pm 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 6 / 18 
Details
A study of motion, including Newton's Law of Motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, waves in elastic media and thermal properties of matter. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 221 and Physics 226. Fall semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 22701 
Principles of Physics II 
Days: MWF 
Time: 10:50 am11:50 am 
Room: OLRI 101 
Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis 
Avail./Max.: 17 / 24 
Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 222 and Physics 227. Every semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Quantitative Thinking Q2
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 227L1 
Principles of Physics II Lab 
Days: R 
Time: 09:10 am11:10 am 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 16 / 18 
Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 222 and Physics 227. Every semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 227L2 
Principles of Physics II Lab 
Days: R 
Time: 01:20 pm03:20 pm 
Room: OLRI 152 
Instructor: Brian Adams 
Avail./Max.: 13 / 18 
Details
A study of electric charge and currents, electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical and physical optics. Three lectures and one twohour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics 222 and Physics 227. Every semester. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 33101 
Modern Physics 
Days: MWF 
Time: 08:30 am09:30 am 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: James Heyman 
Avail./Max.: 1 / 36 
Details
This course provides an introductory treatment of the exciting foundations of modern microscopic physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure and elementary particles. The primary goal of the course is to build the solid theoretical foundation in microscopic physics necessary for advanced studies in nearly all science disciplines. In addition to the theoretical treatment of the topics there will be laboratory exercises, which recreate the spirit and excitement of the pioneering experiments. Three lectures, one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Quantitative Thinking Q2
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 331L1 
Modern Physics Lab 
Days: R 
Time: 08:00 am11:10 am 
Room: OLRI 154 
Instructor: James Heyman 
Avail./Max.: 1 / 12 
Details
This course provides an introductory treatment of the exciting foundations of modern microscopic physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure and elementary particles. The primary goal of the course is to build the solid theoretical foundation in microscopic physics necessary for advanced studies in nearly all science disciplines. In addition to the theoretical treatment of the topics there will be laboratory exercises, which recreate the spirit and excitement of the pioneering experiments. Three lectures, one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 331L2 
Modern Physics Lab 
Days: T 
Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm 
Room: OLRI 154 
Instructor: James Heyman 
Avail./Max.: 1 / 12 
Details
This course provides an introductory treatment of the exciting foundations of modern microscopic physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure and elementary particles. The primary goal of the course is to build the solid theoretical foundation in microscopic physics necessary for advanced studies in nearly all science disciplines. In addition to the theoretical treatment of the topics there will be laboratory exercises, which recreate the spirit and excitement of the pioneering experiments. Three lectures, one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 331L3 
Modern Physics Lab 
Days: T 
Time: 08:00 am11:00 am 
Room: OLRI 154 
Instructor: James Heyman 
Avail./Max.: 1 / 12 
Details
This course provides an introductory treatment of the exciting foundations of modern microscopic physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure and elementary particles. The primary goal of the course is to build the solid theoretical foundation in microscopic physics necessary for advanced studies in nearly all science disciplines. In addition to the theoretical treatment of the topics there will be laboratory exercises, which recreate the spirit and excitement of the pioneering experiments. Three lectures, one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 34001 
Digital Electronics 
Days: TR 
Time: 09:40 am11:10 am 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: James Doyle 
Avail./Max.: 15 / 24 
*Crosslisted with COMP 34001*
Details
A survey of fundamental ideas and methods used in the design and construction of digital electronic circuits such as computers. Emphasis will be on applying the theoretical aspects of digital design to the actual construction of circuits in the laboratory. Topics to be covered include basic circuit theory, transistor physics, logic families (TTL, CMOS), Boolean logic principles, combinatorial design techniques, sequential logic techniques, memory circuits and timing, and applications to microprocessor and computer design. Three lectures and one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 340L1 
Digital Electronics Lab 
Days: T 
Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm 
Room: OLRI 147 
Instructor: James Doyle 
Avail./Max.: 8 / 12 
*Crosslisted with COMP 340L1*
Details
A survey of fundamental ideas and methods used in the design and construction of digital electronic circuits such as computers. Emphasis will be on applying the theoretical aspects of digital design to the actual construction of circuits in the laboratory. Topics to be covered include basic circuit theory, transistor physics, logic families (TTL, CMOS), Boolean logic principles, combinatorial design techniques, sequential logic techniques, memory circuits and timing, and applications to microprocessor and computer design. Three lectures and one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 340L2 
Digital Electronics Lab 
Days: R 
Time: 01:20 pm04:30 pm 
Room: OLRI 147 
Instructor: James Doyle 
Avail./Max.: 7 / 12 
Details
A survey of fundamental ideas and methods used in the design and construction of digital electronic circuits such as computers. Emphasis will be on applying the theoretical aspects of digital design to the actual construction of circuits in the laboratory. Topics to be covered include basic circuit theory, transistor physics, logic families (TTL, CMOS), Boolean logic principles, combinatorial design techniques, sequential logic techniques, memory circuits and timing, and applications to microprocessor and computer design. Three lectures and one threehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 39401 
Biophysics 
Days: MWF 
Time: 12:00 pm01:00 pm 
Room: OLRI 150 
Instructor: James Doyle 
Avail./Max.: 9 / 16 
Details
In this course we will apply the basic ideas of statistical mechanics and transport theory to select biological processes, in order to understand the nature of nonequilibrium processes in living things. Topics include entropy and free energy, entropic forces, diffusion, active transport, and cooperativity with applications to protein folding, macromolecule and membrane selfassembly, structural and mechanical properties of macromolecules, kinetics of molecular machines, voltage gated ion channels, and the propagation of nerve impulses. A basic theme is how highly organized structures and processes circumvent or even exploit the relentless drive to disorder (entropy). The emphasis will be on the construction of simplified but quantitative models based on the fundamental principles that attempt to capture the essence of these phenomena. Prerequisite: Physics 227 or equivalent.
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 44301 
Electromagnetic Theory 
Days: MWF 
Time: 01:10 pm02:10 pm 
Room: OLRI 170 
Instructor: Sean Bartz 
Avail./Max.: 14 / 24 
Details
This course treats the interactions between electrical charges in free space by developing the concepts of potential, electric and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic induction. Maxwell's equations are developed and used to derive the properties of plane electromagnetic waves in free space. Special emphasis is placed on boundary value problems and other useful mathematical techniques.Three lectures and one onehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 443L1 
Electromagnetic Theory Lab 
Days: M 
Time: 03:30 pm04:30 pm 
Room: OLRI 143 
Instructor: James Doyle 
Avail./Max.: 14 / 24 
Details
This course treats the interactions between electrical charges in free space by developing the concepts of potential, electric and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic induction. Maxwell's equations are developed and used to derive the properties of plane electromagnetic waves in free space. Special emphasis is placed on boundary value problems and other useful mathematical techniques.Three lectures and one onehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 48101 
Quantum Mechanics 
Days: MWF 
Time: 09:40 am10:40 am 
Room: OLRI 170 
Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis 
Avail./Max.: 16 / 24 
Details
The course rigorously covers many fundamental concepts of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, including the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and Pauli exclusion principle, single and multiparticle stationary states in one, two and three dimensions, and quantized angular momentum and spin. Schrodinger equation solutions for atomic and nuclear systems are studied, using differential equation, matrix and perturbation techniques. A familiarity with linear algebra is also helpful. Three lectures and one onehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials

PHYS 481L1 
Quantum Mechanics Lab 
Days: F 
Time: 03:30 pm04:30 pm 
Room: OLRI 143 
Instructor: Tonnis ter Veldhuis 
Avail./Max.: 16 / 24 
Details
The course rigorously covers many fundamental concepts of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, including the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and Pauli exclusion principle, single and multiparticle stationary states in one, two and three dimensions, and quantized angular momentum and spin. Schrodinger equation solutions for atomic and nuclear systems are studied, using differential equation, matrix and perturbation techniques. A familiarity with linear algebra is also helpful. Three lectures and one onehour laboratory per week. (4 credits)
General Education Requirements:
Distribution Requirements:
Natural science and mathematics
Course Materials
