Physics and Astronomy Course Offerings

General Information

For brief descriptions of courses and scheduled instructors, please consult the ORC published by the Office of the Registrar.  For detailed information about the terms and times that courses will be offered, the most reliable source is the Timetables page on the Registrar's site. The Physics Major Tentative Courses document is a concise listing.

Summer 2022

Summer 2022

Astro 1 (Chaboyer)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Yes
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104
Textbook: Astronomy (2nd Edition, 2022) by Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney C. Wolff. Published by OpenStax: https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy-2e

Astro 4 (Gleiser)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: no
Room Request/Preferences: 104 or 111
Textbook: The Dancing Universe

Physics 3 (Dotter)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104
Textbook: Giancoli textbook Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4th ed.

Physics 44 (LaBelle)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: "Classical Mechanics" by J. Taylor.

Fall 2022

Fall 2022

Fall 2022
Astro 2 (Hickox)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Sometimes
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104
Textbook: OpenStax Astronomy https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy

Astro 3 (Hickox)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Sometimes
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104
Textbook: OpenStax Astronomy https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy

Astro 74 (Newton)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: No
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102 (or 202) – not a lecture hall
Textbook: Rybicki & Lightman, Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

Physics 3 (Blencowe)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: Optional, used for problem solving, homework/lab questions
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115, 111, or 104 (depending on enrollment)
Textbook: Vol.1 Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th Edition, by Giancoli. An electronic version will be provided via the Canvas site, in case students are unable to purchase their own copy.

Physics 13-01 (Caldwell)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104 or 111
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Ed., Tipler and Mosca (W. H. Freeman & Co., 2008).

Physics 13-02 (Caldwell)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104 or 111
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Ed., Tipler and Mosca (W. H. Freeman & Co., 2008).

Physics 15 (Millan)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Frequent
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115
Textbook: Two required: Kleppner and Kolenkow, Eisberg and Resnick

Physics 19 (Walker)
Time Block: 9L
X hour Use: Always
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: Recommended textbook reading material provided via Canvas.

Physics 40 (Mueller)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115 or 102
Textbook: Eisberg and Resnick, "Quantum Physics of …", 2nd ed.

Physics 43 (Rimberg)
Time Block: 9L
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115
Textbook: Introduction to Thermal Physics, by Schroeder

Physics 47 (TBD)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: Introduction to Optics, 3rd Ed., by Pedrotti et al.

Physics 50 (Ramanathan)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102 202
Textbook: Quantum Mechanics: A Paradigms Approach, David H. McIntyre

Physics 68 (Liu)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102 Wilder 202
Textbook: Francis F. Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 3rd Edition

Physics 73 (Whitfield)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: maybe
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115 or 202
Textbook: Same as last year (Simons + Ashcroft/Mermin)

Physics 100 (Viola)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115 or 202
Textbook: Primary: Byron & Fuller, Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

Physics 101 (Lynch)
Time Block: 10A
X hour Use: Some
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102 or 202
Textbook: Primary: Goldstein. Secondary: Fetter & Walecka; Landau

Physics 256 (Rogers)
Time Block: Arranged
X hour Use: None
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 202
Textbook: None

 

Winter 2023

Winter 2023

Astro 25 (Dotter)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Yes
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology by P. Schneider

FSP - Phys 31.03 (Hickox/SAF)
Time Block: FS
X hour Use: Not at all
Room Request/Preferences: FSP - No room on campus required.
Textbook: None

FSP - Astro 61 (Chaboyer)
Time Block: FS
X hour Use: Not at all
Room Request/Preferences: FSP - No room on campus required.
Textbook: None

FSP - Astro 81.01 (Hickox)
Time Block: FS
X hour Use: Not at all
Room Request/Preferences: FSP - No room on campus required.
Textbook: None

Physics 4 (Onofrio)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: Yes, for in-class tests
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 111
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th Edition, Vols. II and III, by Douglas Giancoli (Pearson).

Physics 13 (Caldwell/Mutlu-Pakdil)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 111, else Wilder 104
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Ed., Tipler and Mosca (W. H. Freeman & Co., 2008).

Physics 14 (Wright)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Often
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 104
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Ed., Tipler and Mosca (W. H. Freeman & Co., 2008).

Physics 15 (Rimberg)
Time Block: 11
X hour Use: Often
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 202
Textbook: Two required: Kleppner and Kolenkow, Eisberg and Resnick

Physics 16 (Mueller)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Occasional
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115
Textbook: Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd edition, by Purcell and Morin

Physics 22 (Boyack)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: Always
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115
Textbook: Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems by Boyce and DiPrima

Physics 41 (Millan)
Time Block: 10
X hour Use: Some
Room Request/Preferences: 202 (preferred) or 102
Textbook: Griffiths

Physics 72 (Onofrio)
Time Block: 10A
X hour Use: Yes, sometimes
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: 'Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics' by Alessandro Bettini, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press) and/or 'Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics' by David Griffiths, 2nd edition (Wiley)

Physics 90 (Blencowe)
Time Block: 12
X hour Use: No
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 102
Textbook: Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition

Physics 105 (Visitor TBD)
Time Block: 10A
X hour Use: Occasionally
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115
Textbook: Classical Electrodynamics by John David Jackson

Physics 111 (Liu)
Time Block: 2A
X hour Use: Not often
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 115 (preferred) or 202
Textbook: D. Gurnett and A. Bhattacharjee, Introduction to Plasma Physics- with Space and Laboratory and Astrophysical applications, Cambridge University Press 2017

Physics 256 (Hickox)
Time Block: Arranged
X hour Use: None
Room Request/Preferences: Wilder 202
Textbook: None