# PHYS - Physics

## PHYS 1 Physics for Everyone

### Credits

#### Instructor

Steven Ritz

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 2 Elementary Physics of Energy

### Credits

#### General Education Code

PE-E

## PHYS 5A Introduction to Physics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Robert Johnson, Sergey Syzranov

#### General Education Code

MF

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 5B Introduction to Physics II

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L and MATH 19A or MATH 20A; concurrent enrollment in PHYS 5M is required. Corequisite: MATH 19B or MATH 20B.

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 5C Introduction to Physics III

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff, Anthony Aguirre

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L and MATH 19B or MATH 20B. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 5N is required.

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 5D Introduction to Physics IV

### Credits

#### Instructor

Wolfgang Altmannschofer

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L, or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L; and PHYS 5B or PHYS 6B; and MATH 19B or MATH 20B.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 5L Introduction to Physics I Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in PHYS 5A. One three-hour laboratory session per week.

### Credits

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in PHYS 5A is required.

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 5M Introduction to Physics II Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in PHYS 5B. One three-hour laboratory session per week.

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 5N Introduction to Physics Laboratory III

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 6A Introductory Physics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff, David Lederman, Aiming Yan, Art Ramirez

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 11A or MATH 19A or MATH 20A or AM 15A. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6L is required.

#### General Education Code

MF

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 6B Introductory Physics II

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L; and MATH 11B or MATH 19B or MATH 20B or AM 15B.

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

## PHYS 6C Introductory Physics III

### Credits

#### Instructor

Steve Ritz, Jairo Velasco

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, and MATH 11B or MATH 19B or MATH 20B or AM 15B.

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

## PHYS 6L Introductory Physics I Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in PHYS 6A. One three-hour laboratory session per week.

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 6M Introductory Physics II Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in PHYS 6B. One three-hour laboratory session per week.

### Credits

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A, PHYS 6A, or PHYS 7A; and PHYS 5L, PHYS 6L or PHYS 7L; and previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6B.

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 6N Introductory Physics III Laboratory

### Credits

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L or PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L; previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6C; PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M are recommended.

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 7A Elementary Physics I

### Credits

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 11A or MATH 19A or MATH 20A or AM 15A. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6L or PHYS 7L is required.

#### General Education Code

MF

## PHYS 7B Elementary Physics II

### Credits

#### General Education Code

SI

## PHYS 7L Elementary Physics Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

George Brown

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 7A is required.

## PHYS 11 The Physicist in Industry

### Credits

## PHYS 80U Physics and Psychophysics of Music

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

MUSC 80U

#### Instructor

C Martin Gaskell

#### General Education Code

MF

## PHYS 99 Tutorial

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 102 Modern Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Tesla Jeltema, Robert Johnson

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A, PHYS 5L, PHYS 5B, PHYS 5M, PHYS 5C, PHYS 5N and PHYS 5D; or PHYS 6A, PHYS 6L, PHYS 6B, PHYS 6M, PHYS 6C, PHYS 6N, and PHYS 5D; or equivalent.

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 105 Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sriram Shastry

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 plus MATH 24. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 116C or MATH 107 is required.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 110A Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics

Examines electrostatics, including the electric field, potential, solutions to Laplace's and Poisson's equations, and work and energy; electricity in matter (conductors, dielectrics); magnetostatics, including the magnetic field and vector potential, Ampere's and Faraday's laws; magnetism in matter; and Maxwell's equations.

### Credits

#### Instructor

Michael Hance

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and PHYS 116C or MATH 107.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 110B Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics

Examines electromagnetic waves, including absorption and dispersion, reflection and transmission, and wave guides; conservation laws and gauge invariance; time-dependent vector and scalar potentials and application to radiation of charges and antennae; and electrodynamics and relativity.

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

David Lederman

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 115 Computational Physics

This course applies efficient numerical methods to the solutions of problems in the physical sciences which are otherwise intractable. Examples will be drawn from classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and electrodynamics. Students apply a high-level programming language, such as Python, to the solution of physical problems and develop appropriate error and stability estimates.

### Credits

#### Instructor

Steven Ritz

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102 and PHYS 105; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and PHYS 116C or MATH 107, or equivalent. Basic programming experience in Python or similar language.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 116A Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sriram Shastry

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 23A.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 116B Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

George Brown

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and MATH 23A; and concurrent enrollment in MATH 23B.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 116C Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Onuttom Narayan

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and PHYS 116B and MATH 23A and MATH 23B.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 120 Polymer Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Joshua Deutsch

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 112.

## PHYS 129 Particle Physics and Astrophysics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Mike Hance

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5D, PHYS 102, and MATH 23B; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21. Students with equivalent coursework may contact instructor for permission to enroll.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 133 Intermediate Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Art Ramirez, Aiming Yan, Jason Nielsen

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5D and one from CSE 5J, or CSE 14, or CSE 20, or ASTR 119, or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to physics, applied physics, physics (astrophysics), and science education majors and physics minors.

#### General Education Code

SR

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 134 Physics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sasha Sher

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

## PHYS 135 Astrophysics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 135

#### Instructor

Tesla Jeltema, David Smith

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 133 and at least one astronomy course. Enrollment is restricted to physics (astrophysics) majors. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in astrophysics.

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

## PHYS 135A Astrophysics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 135A

#### Instructor

Tesla Jeltema

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 133 and at least one astronomy course. Enrollment is restricted to physics (astrophysics) majors.

## PHYS 135B Astrophysics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 135B

#### Instructor

George Brown

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 135A. Enrollment is restricted to physics (astrophysics) majors.

## PHYS 137 Advanced Optics Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sasha Sher

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 139A Quantum Mechanics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Josh Deutsch

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and PHYS 116C or MATH 107.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 139B Quantum Mechanics II

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jason Nielsen

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24; and PHYS 116C or MATH 107; and PHYS 139A.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 150 Quantum Computing

### Credits

#### Instructor

Peter Young

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 152 Neural Networks, Statistical Physics and Computing

### Credits

#### Instructor

Mike Hance

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 105 and PHYS 112; and CSE 20 or ASTR 119 or PHYS 115 or prior programming experience with permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 155 Solid State Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jairo Velasco

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 112 and PHYS 139A; students with equivalent coursework may contact instructor for permission to enroll.

## PHYS 156 Applications of Solid State Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jairo Velasco Jr.

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 160 Practical Electronics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Robert Johnson

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 171 General Relativity, Black Holes, and Cosmology

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 171

#### Instructor

Wolfgang Altmannschofer

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 105, PHYS 110A, and PHYS 110B; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 and MATH 24.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 180 Biophysics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Joshua Deutsch

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 112; students who have a biochemistry background may contact instructor for permission. Restricted to juniors and seniors.

#### General Education Code

PR-E

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 182 Scientific Communication for Physicists

### Credits

#### Instructor

Aiming Yan, Terry Terhaar

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 133 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior majors in physics, astrophysics, applied physics, or physics education.

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 191 Teaching Practicum

### Credits

## PHYS 192 Directed Student Teaching

### Credits

## PHYS 195A Senior Thesis I

Independent research for seniors conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students develop a written research proposal, thesis outline, and introductory material. Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior applied physics, physics, and physics (astrophysics) majors.

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 195B Senior Thesis II

Independent research for seniors conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students prepare an oral presentation of their results, and they submit a written senior thesis on their research topic. Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior applied physics, physics, and physics (astrophysics) majors.

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 199 Tutorial

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 199F Tutorial

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 202 Introduction to Teaching in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 205 Introduction to Research in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sue Carter

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 210 Classical Mechanics and Thermal Physics

Generalized coordinates, Lagrange and Hamiltonian mechanics, Poisson Brackets, Classical field theory, other advanced topics in classical dynamics. Introduction to thermodynamics, thermodynamic potentials and Legendre transforms, entropy, distribution functions. (Formerly Classical Mechanics.)

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sergey Syzranov

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 212 Electromagnetism I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Stefano Profumo

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 214 Electromagnetism II

Electromagnetic waves; waves in dispersive media; waveguides and cavities; complete development of special relativity with applications; Lorentz covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations; radiating systems; scattering and diffraction; advanced topics in radiation theory and optics.

### Credits

#### Instructor

Onuttom Narayan

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 215 Introduction to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Tesla Jeltema

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 216 Advanced Topics in Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Onuttom Narayan

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 215. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 217 Quantum Field Theory I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Stephania Gori

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 216 or exception by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of the instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 218 Quantum Field Theory II

### Credits

#### Instructor

Stefania Gori

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 217. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 219 Statistical Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sergey Syzranov

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 220 Theory of Many-Body Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Shastry Sriram

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 216 and PHYS 219. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 221A Introduction to Particle Physics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Bruce Shumm

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 217 or concurrent enrollment. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 221B Introduction to Particle Physics II

### Credits

#### Instructor

Bruce Schumm

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221A; PHYS 217 or concurrent enrollment. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 222 Quantum Field Theory III

### Credits

#### Instructor

Wolfgang Altmannshofer

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 218 and PHYS 221B. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 224 Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 224

#### Instructor

Anthony Aguirre

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 226 General Relativity

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 226

#### Instructor

Anthony Aguirre

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 231 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jairo Velasco

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 216 or equivalent course or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, or by permission of instructor.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 232 Condensed Matter Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Zack Schlesinger

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 231. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 233 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sriram Shastry

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 231. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 234 Soft Condensed Matter Physics

### Credits

## PHYS 240 Polymer Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Joshua Deutsch

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 242 Computational Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jason Nielsen

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): basic programming experience in C or Fortran. No previous experience with Mathematica is required. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 251 Group Theory and Modern Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Howard Haber

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

## PHYS 290 Special Topics

### Credits

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 291A Cosmology

### Credits

#### Instructor

Joel Primack

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 291B X-rays and Magnetism

### Credits

#### Instructor

Peter Fischer

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 291C Developments in Theoretical Particle Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Howard Haber, Michael Dine, Stefania Gori, Wolfgang Altmannshofer

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 218. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 291D Experimental High-Energy Collider Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jason Nielsen

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 291E Applied Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sue Carter

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 291F Experimental High-Energy and Particle Astrophysics Seminar

### Credits

#### Instructor

David Smith

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 291G Condensed Matter Physics Research Seminar

### Credits

#### Instructor

David Lederman

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 292 Seminar

### Credits

#### Instructor

Bruce Schumm

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 292F Seminar

### Credits

## PHYS 297A Independent Study

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 297B Independent Study

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 297C Independent Study

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 298 Theoretical and Experimental Research Project

### Credits

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 299A Thesis Research

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 299B Thesis Research

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 299C Thesis Research

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

### Cross-listed Courses

## AM 107 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

PHYS 107

#### Instructor

The Staff, Nicholas Brummell

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): AM 112 or MATH 107 or PHYS 116C or EART 111.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## ASTR 9A Introduction to Research in Physics and Astrophysics

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

PHYS 9A

#### Instructor

Ruth Murray-Clay, Jonathan Fortney

## ASTR 9B Introduction to Research in Physics and Astrophysics

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

PHYS 9B

#### General Education Code

PR-E