# PHYS - Physics

## PHYS 1A Physics for Everyone

### Credits

#### Instructor

Steven Ritz

#### General Education Code

SI

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 1B Physics for Everyone

### Credits

#### Instructor

Steven Ritz

#### General Education Code

SR

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 2 The Physicist's Toolbox

### Credits

#### Instructor

Smith

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year and second-year students.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 5A Introduction to Physics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Barun Dhar, Steven Ritz

#### Requirements

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

#### General Education Code

MF

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 5B Introduction to Physics II

### Credits

#### 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

Sriram Shastry, Sergey Syzranov

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A 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

Stefano Profumo

#### 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

Amy Furniss, David Lederman, The Staff

#### 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

Barun Dhar, Amy Furniss, 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

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 6C Introductory Physics III

### Credits

#### Instructor

Barun Dhar, Amy Furniss

#### 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.

#### 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

Fall, 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

#### Requirements

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

## PHYS 11 The Physicist in Industry

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sue Carter

## PHYS 80A Elementary Physics of Energy

### Credits

#### General Education Code

PE-E

## 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

Stefania Gori, Barun Dhar

#### 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

Robert Johnson

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L; and PHYS 116A or MATH 21 plus MATH 24 or AM 10 plus AM 20; and ASTR 119 or CSE 20. 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

David Lederman

#### 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

Aris Alexsandradinata

#### Quarter offered

Winter

## PHYS 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### 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

Mike Hance

#### 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

Fall

## PHYS 116A Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Onuttom Narayan, Matthew Gignac

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 23A.

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

## PHYS 116C Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Edgar Shaghoulian

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

## PHYS 116D Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

## PHYS 120 Polymer Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Joshua Deutsch

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 112.

## PHYS 129 Particle Physics and Astrophysics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jason Nielsen

#### 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 130 Multiwavelength Astronomical Techniques

### Credits

### Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102; and PHYS 133; and either ASTR 19 or ASTR 119 or CSE 20.#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 114

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 133 Intermediate Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Art Ramirez, The Staff

#### 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, Spring, Summer

## PHYS 134 Physics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Art Ramirez

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

#### Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

## PHYS 135 Astrophysics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 135

#### Instructor

Tesla Jeltema

#### 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

Fall, 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

#### 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 138 Quantum Information Science Laboratory

Application of advanced laboratory techniques to the emerging field of quantum information science. Techniques include laser physics, quantum entanglement, quantum correlations, electron spin resonance, ion trapping; Josephson junctions, and more.

### Credits

#### Instructor

Alexander Sher

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102 and PHYS 133, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to physics B.S. majors.

## PHYS 139A Quantum Mechanics I

### Credits

#### Instructor

Aris Alexandradinata

#### 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

Sriram Shastry

#### 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

#### Cross Listed Courses

CSE 109

#### Instructor

Peter Young

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 152 Physics and Machine Learning

### 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

Winter

## PHYS 156 Applications of Quantum Materials

### Credits

#### Instructor

Aris Alexandradinata

#### Quarter offered

Spring

## PHYS 157 Frontier of Quantum Materials

### Credits

#### Instructor

Jairo Velasco

#### Requirements

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

## 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 Altmannshofer

#### 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

## PHYS 182 Scientific Communication for Physicists

### Credits

#### Instructor

Matthew Gignac, Stefano Profumo, David Smith

#### 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

#### Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

## PHYS 202 Introduction to Teaching in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Pierce Giffin

#### Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

#### Quarter offered

Fall

## PHYS 205 Introduction to Research in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

David Smith

#### 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

Wolfgang Altmannshofer

#### 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

Stefania Gori

#### 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

Sriram Shastry

#### 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

Edgar Shaghoulian

#### 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

Wolfgang Altmannshofer

#### 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

Prerequisites: PHYS 210. 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

Wolfgang Altmannschofer

#### Requirements

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

## PHYS 222 Quantum Field Theory III

### Credits

#### Instructor

Stefania Gori

#### 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.

## 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

Stefano Profumo

#### 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

Winter

## PHYS 232 Condensed Matter Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Art Ramirez

#### 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

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

### Credits

#### Instructor

David Smith, David Williams

#### 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

#### Requirements

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

## 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