# Upper-Division

## 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.

## PHYS 105 Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### 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.

## 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.

## 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

Onuttom Narayan

## PHYS 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sasha Sher

## 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

Jason Nielsen

#### 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.

## PHYS 116A Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

The Staff

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 23A.

## PHYS 116C Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

Onuttom Narayan, Bruce Schumm

## PHYS 116D Mathematical Methods in Physics

### Credits

#### Instructor

George Brown

## 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.

## 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

Tesla Jeltema

## PHYS 133 Intermediate Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Art Ramirez, Aiming Yan, Jairo Velasco

#### 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

## PHYS 134 Physics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Instructor

Sasha Sher, Art Ramirez

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 135 Astrophysics Advanced Laboratory

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 135

#### Instructor

Steve Ritz, 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.

## 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

## 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.

## 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.

## PHYS 150 Quantum Computing

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

CSE 109

#### Instructor

Peter Young

## PHYS 152 Physics and Machine Learning

### Credits

#### Instructor

Mike Hance

#### Requirements

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

## PHYS 156 Applications of Quantum Materials

### Credits

#### Instructor

Aris Alexandradinata

## 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

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

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

ASTR 171

#### Instructor

Stefania Gori

#### Requirements

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

## 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

Aiming Yan, The Staff

#### 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.

## PHYS 191 Teaching Practicum

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## 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

## 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

#### Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 195A.

## PHYS 199 Tutorial

### Credits

#### Repeatable for credit

Yes

## PHYS 199F Tutorial

### 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

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

### Credits

#### Cross Listed Courses

PHYS 9B

#### General Education Code

PR-E