Course Synopses

01:750:106. CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS (3)

Course Description:
Not for credit towards physics major or minor.

Concepts of physics and astronomy in their scientific, social, historical, and current technological context, with no mathematical problem-solving. How the physical universe works, from mechanics and the solar system to relativity, quantum behavior, and the Big Bang. Contributions of scientists from Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton through Einstein, Bohr and up to the present time.

There are NO prerequisites for this course:

  • Familiarity with basic arithmetic, and simple high-school level algebra will be assumed.
  • Homework and exams will be minimally quantitative, but students will be expected to write short paragraph answers.
Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal/directtool/8c37b542-5db8-4380-8553-84ade0fce1d3/

01:750:109. ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY (3)

Course Description:
No prerequisite. For nonscience majors. May not be taken for major credit. Courses are independent and may be taken in either order or concurrently.

A predominantly descriptive introduction to current ideas concerning the nature and origin of the earth, the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe; neutron stars and black holes; the "big-bang"; the possibility of life outside the earth. 109: Development of our understanding of the solar system from the time of the Greeks to the present day. 110: Current understanding of stars, galaxies and the universe.

Readings: The weekly reading assignments from the book are listed on the syllabus and should be /completed before the corresponding lectures. Additional reading assignments from the web will be in the lecture notes.

Homework: Complete Homework questions must be submitted before 12:00 noon on Date Due (see above). Homework will be assigned in Sakai on a roughly weekly basis, and will be due before the start of class on Friday. Assignments will consist of multiple choice questions that assess your understanding of material covered by the previous week's lectures and assigned reading. Solutions will be posted later on Fridays. Your one lowest homework score will be dropped in computing your semester average.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft/A109-19.html

01:750:110. ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY (3)

Course Description:
No prerequisite. For nonscience majors. May not be taken for major credit. Courses are independent and may be taken in either order or concurrently.

A predominantly descriptive introduction to current ideas concerning the nature and origin of the earth, the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe; neutron stars and black holes; the "big-bang"; the possibility of life outside the earth. 109: Development of our understanding of the solar system from the time of the Greeks to the present day. 110: Current understanding of stars, galaxies and the universe.

01:750:115. EXTENDED ANALYTICAL PHYSICS I (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., workshop 3 hrs. Corequisites: 01:640:112 or 115 (first term), 01:640:CALC1 (second term). Sequence 01:750:115-116 is equivalent to 01:750:123-124, if both 01:750:115 and 116 are taken. Intended for engineering students who need extra help in preparing for 01:750:227-228.

Together with 01:750:227-228 forms a thorough introductory sequence. First term: graphs, orders of magnitude, units, dimensions, errors and precision, review of mathematics useful to physics, kinematics, vectors, force and Newton's laws. Second term: energy, momentum, rotational motion, oscillations, liquids, and thermal physics, including the laws of thermodynamics and the kinetic theory of gases.

Course information, announcements, and resources are all on our Canvas website: canvas.rutgers.edu. Please be sure to check Canvas often for the latest updates.

Learning Management System: http://canvas.rutgers.edu

01:750:116. EXTENDED ANALYTICAL PHYSICS I (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., workshop 3 hrs. Corequisites: 01:640:112 or 115 (first term), 01:640:CALC1 (second term). Sequence 01:750:115-116 is equivalent to 01:750:123-124, if both 01:750:115 and 116 are taken. Intended for engineering students who need extra help in preparing for 01:750:227-228.

Together with 01:750:227-228 forms a thorough introductory sequence. First term: graphs, orders of magnitude, units, dimensions, errors and precision, review of mathematics useful to physics, kinematics, vectors, force and Newton's laws. Second term: energy, momentum, rotational motion, oscillations, liquids, and thermal physics, including the laws of thermodynamics and the kinetic theory of gases.

Extended Analytical Physics is a course that was created as an alternative to Analytical Physics I, the first year of introductory physics for engineering students. It is equivalent to Analytical Physics I (Physics 123/4) but offers more diverse teaching methods, more instructor contact hours and a smaller class setting. The design of the course is based in our belief that science is best learned in the way that science is done in real life -- highly active, experimental, and open-ended.

Learning Management System: https://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/canvas

01:750:120. RESEARCH METHODS IN X-RAY ASTROPHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or higher or placement.
Course to have a substantial online component.

Methods for investigating stellar parameters, stellar evolutions, and x-ray sources, using NASA archives on the Internet.

The subject matter for this course will be divided into two components: the first is a general introduction to the physics and astronomy information you will need to understand basic phenomena that occur in the realm of x-ray astrophysics; the second is the presentation of authentic satellite data from various exciting types of x-ray sources, which you will analyze to better understand the working of the high-energy Universe in which we live. There are no prerequistes for this course, other than high-school mathematics (algebra and trigonometry), although pre-calc might be helpful. It is a 3-credit hour course, and appears as a "regular" course on your transcript, with a standard grade. Material and assignments will be given on a weekly basis, and you can work on the class at any time. You will have no conflicts with any courses on your schedule! If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/120/

01:750:123. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS I (2)

Course Description:
Lec. 1 hr., rec. 1 hr. Corequisite: 01:640:151-152. Primarily for engineering and physics majors. This course should be followed by 01:750:227-228 (or 204 if changing major).

Forms a thorough introductory sequence together with 01:750:227-228. Kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, angular momentum, heat, and kinetic theory.

Honors version 123H with separate lecture and recitations available for students enrolled in an honors program.

Lec. 1 hr., rec. 1 hr. Co-requisites: 01:640:151-152.

Primarily for engineering and physics majors. This course should be followed by 01:750:227, 228 (or 204 if changing major)

 

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/123/

01:750:124. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS I (2)

Course Description:
Lec. 1 hr., rec. 1 hr. Corequisite: 01:640:151-152. Primarily for engineering and physics majors. This course should be followed by 01:750:227-228 (or 204 if changing major).

Forms a thorough introductory sequence together with 01:750:227-228. Kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, angular momentum, heat, and kinetic theory.

How to Study for this Course: From experience we know that, in order to be successful in this class, consistent weekly effort is required on your part. You need to "socialize" the material, to turn it around in your own mind, to get acquainted with it in several ways. Try also to study with friends. Through discussions with others, you will understand the material in a deeper way. Do not hesitate to contact your instructors, but do this as early as possible. Most things we can help you with, if we know about them early, but there is often little we can do if you wait until a few days before the common hour exams or the final. Above all, solve the assigned exercises, and when you have done all those, do some more!

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/124/

01:750:140. THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT (3)

Course Description:
For nonscience majors; may not be taken for major credit in science and engineering. Credit not given for both this course and 01:160:140, 01:450:140, or 01:556:140.

The physical and chemical bases of the "greenhouse effect" and its global impact: biological, climatic, economic, and political. Reducing the emission of "greenhouse" gases; nuclear energy, and other alternative energy sources.

In this class, we'll discuss the basics of the greenhouse effect for a non-technical audience.  A key goal of the course is that the students develop the energy literacy and quantitative dexterity necessary to evaluate for themselves arguments presented in public policy discussions of global warming and climate change.   We will take advantage of our Active Learning Classroom setting to encourage group interdisciplinary discussions, problem-solving and guessestimation exercises whenever possible.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/140/

01:750:161. ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS (4)

Course Description:
Lec. 3 hrs., workshop/lab 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115. Primarily for pharmacy students, but suitable for well-prepared liberal arts majors.

Survey of major topics in physics, such as motion, fluids, waves, electricity, electrical circuits, radioactivity, relativity, and atomic structure, with emphasis on developing laboratory and problem-solving skills.

Web Site:  You must regularly check our physics 161 course home page.  Important announcements about homework, laboratory/workshop, exams, etc. will be posted there. 

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/161/

01:750:193. PHYSICS FOR THE SCIENCES (4)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., workshop 1.5 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115 or equivalent.

Introduction to physics with biological, ecological, and chemical applications. Selected topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Integrated laboratory experiments.

My name is Mike Gentile and I'm the instructor for the course.  All the information you'll need about the course can be found on this website. Please read through everything. Please email me if you have any questions. Several important announcements:

  • Registration: When you register for the course make sure you register for both a recitation and a lab. You must register for both since the lab/recitation/lecture are completely integrated.
  • First course meetings: Lecture and labs will meet the first week of class starting Wed. Sept. 5th. The first recitations will meet Mon. Sept. 10th.
  • Course materials: Information about how to acquire the course materials is on the course info page. It is important that you do this right away since we will be making use of everything right at the start of the course.
  • Important required reading: Please go through the required reading right away. This is very important for understanding the methodology we will be using in the course.
  • Scientific abilities rubrics: You will use these to guide you in learning the scientific reasoning abilities that are a primary focus of the course. They will also be used to grade your lab work. You will learn about these in lab, but please look through them in advance.
  • Gradebook: The online gradebook will be available Wed. Sept. 5th. Once it is up you can access it by clicking on the "Gradebook" tab above. Login information can be found on the course info page. If you can't log in it means there may be something wrong with your registration. Please let me know right away.
Learning Management System: https://sites.google.com/site/ruphysics193/

01:750:194. PHYSICS FOR THE SCIENCES (4)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., workshop 1.5 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115 or equivalent.

Introduction to physics with biological, ecological, and chemical applications. Selected topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Integrated laboratory experiments.

My name is Mike Gentile and I'm the instructor for the course.  All the information you'll need about the course can be found on this website. Please read through everything. Please email me if you have any questions. Several important announcements:

  • First course meetings: Lecture and labs will meet the first week of class starting Wed. Jan. 23rd. Recitations will start on Mon. Jan. 28th.
  • Course materials: Information about how to acquire the course materials is on the course info page. It is important that you do this right away since we will be making use of everything right at the start of the course.
  • Important required reading: If you did not take Physics 193 this past fall you need to go through the required reading right away.
  • Scientific abilities rubrics: If you did not take Physics 193 this past fall these will be new to you. You will use these to guide you in learning the scientific reasoning abilities that are a primary focus of the course.  They will also be used to grade your lab work. You will learn about these in lab the first week of class, but please look through them in advance.
  • Gradebook: The online gradebook will be available Wed. Jan. 23rd.  Once it is up you can access it by clicking on the "Gradebook" tab above.  Login information can be found on the course info page. If you can't log in it means there may be something wrong with your registration. Please let me know right away.
Learning Management System: https://sites.google.com/site/ruphysics193/

01:750:201. EXTENDED GENERAL PHYSICS (5)

Course Description:
Two 80-min. lecs., one 80-min. workshop, lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115 (first term); Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1 (second term); or permission of instructor. Sequence 01:750:201-202 is an integrated program equivalent to 01:750:203-204 and 205-206. Intended for science, science teaching, and pre-health profession majors with a nontraditional background or who would benefit from additional support.

Elementary but detailed analysis of fundamental topics. First term: review of mathematical skills useful for physics, vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws including gravitation, conservation laws, fluids, thermal physics. Second term: electricity and magnetism, geometrical and wave optics, relativity and modern physics.

The course 201-202 is equivalent to both Physics 203-204 and 205-206 (laboratory). It fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools.

Students admitted to Physics 201-202 have an opportunity to learn physics with additional class time, smaller sections, and an innovative and integrated learning environment. We expect all students to do well in this course. You will need to spend at least as much time out of class as in class on the material described in the syllabus. We also recommend that you form study groups. Often it helps to work with other people. Bouncing ideas and questions off each other may clear things up - and there's often someone experienced around to ask if you really get stuck.

This course requires us to have a good understanding to some simple math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry etc.... 

All this means: If you aren't fairly firm in math (algebra and trigonometry), this may look hard at times. You will need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Learning Management System: http://egp.rutgers.edu/201/

01:750:202. EXTENDED GENERAL PHYSICS (5)

Course Description:
Two 80-min. lecs., one 80-min. workshop, lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115 (first term); Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1 (second term); or permission of instructor. Sequence 01:750:201-202 is an integrated program equivalent to 01:750:203-204 and 205-206. Intended for science, science teaching, and pre-health profession majors with a nontraditional background or who would benefit from additional support.

Elementary but detailed analysis of fundamental topics. First term: review of mathematical skills useful for physics, vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws including gravitation, conservation laws, fluids, thermal physics. Second term: electricity and magnetism, geometrical and wave optics, relativity and modern physics.

The course 201-202 is equivalent to both Physics 203-204 and 205-206 (laboratory). It fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools.

Students admitted to Physics 201-202 have an opportunity to learn physics with additional class time, smaller sections, and an innovative and integrated learning environment. We expect all students to do well in this course. You will need to spend at least as much time out of class as in class on the material described in the syllabus. We also recommend that you form study groups. Often it helps to work with other people. Bouncing ideas and questions off each other may clear things up - and there's often someone experienced around to ask if you really get stuck.

This course requires us to have a good understanding to some simple math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry etc.... 

All this means: If you aren't fairly firm in math (algebra and trigonometry), this may look hard at times. You will need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Learning Management System: http://egp.rutgers.edu/202/

01:750:203. GENERAL PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Corequisites: 01:750:205-206 and any calculus course. Primarily for students in scientific curricula other than physics.

Elementary but detailed analysis of fundamental topics; motion, gravitation, momentum, energy, electromagnetism, waves, heat, kinetic theory, quantum effects, atomic and nuclear structure.

Physics 203-204 fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools. It provides an excellent opportunity for learning physics, the fundamental science, in a comprehensive, challenging and rewarding way. Graduates of this course have gone on to distinguished careers in medicine, science, law, public service etc... This course requires a good understanding of some math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry, algebra etc....

This means: If you aren't fairly comfortable with math (especially algebra and trigonometry), this may require brushing up. You will in any case need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Learning Management System: https://general.physics.rutgers.edu/fall/203/

01:750:204. GENERAL PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 2 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Corequisites: 01:750:205-206 and any calculus course. Primarily for students in scientific curricula other than physics.

Elementary but detailed analysis of fundamental topics; motion, gravitation, momentum, energy, electromagnetism, waves, heat, kinetic theory, quantum effects, atomic and nuclear structure.

Physics 203-204 fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools. It provides an excellent opportunity for learning physics, the fundamental science, in a comprehensive, challenging and rewarding way. Graduates of this course have gone on to distinguished careers in medicine, science, law, public service etc... This course requires a good understanding of some math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry, algebra etc....

This means: If you aren't fairly comfortable with math (especially algebra and trigonometry), this may require brushing up. You will in any case need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Learning Management System: https://general.physics.rutgers.edu/spring/204/

01:750:205. GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Corequisites: 01:750:203-204.

Laboratory to complement 01:750:203-204.

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu

01:750:206. GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Corequisites: 01:750:203-204.

Laboratory to complement 01:750:203-204.

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/

01:750:227. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS IIA (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:123-124 or 271. Students should also enroll in 01:750:229 lab. Primarily for engineering and physics majors.

Electrostatics, particles in electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetism, circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation.

The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:55-2:50 PM in the Physics Lecture Hall, with one recitation session per week.

The main goal of the course is to give students a solid grounding in electromagnetism at an elementary level, combining an understanding of the main principles and techniques, the ability to solve problems, and mastery of relevant mathematics appropriate to an honors level course. We will accomplish this through systematic study of the required textbook. Recitations will review the material in the previous two lectures, focusing on problem solving. Before each recitation, you will have 2-3 warm-up problems to prepare. At the end of each recitation, there will be a ten-minute quiz on the material discussed. Homeworks will be assigned weekly in WebAssign. There will be two hour exams and a closed-book final exam. Grades are computed using 20% for homework (lowest 2 dropped), 15% for recitation quizzes (lowest 2 dropped), 15% for the first hour exam, 20% for the second hour exam and 30% for the final exam. You will be able to access your grades for hw, quizzes and exams in the physics department gradebook (link coming).

Learning Management System: https://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~cizewski/227_s2020/227-s2020-syllabus.html

01:750:228. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS IIB (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: 01:750:227 or 272 or 204. Students should also enroll in 01:750:230 lab. Primarily for engineering and physics majors.

Waves and optics, relativity, quantum properties of electrons and photons, wave mechanics, atomic, solid state, nuclear and elementary particle physics.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/228/

01:750:229. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Corequisites: 01:750:227 and 228.

Laboratory to complement 01:750:227 and 228.

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu

01:750:230. ANALYTICAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Corequisites: 01:750:227 and 228.

Laboratory to complement 01:750:227 and 228.

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/

01:750:271. HONORS PHYSICS I (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.
Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1 (for 271); 01:640:CALC2 (for 272).

Introduction to classical physics, covering mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/271/

01:750:272. HONORS PHYSICS II (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.
Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1 (for 271); 01:640:CALC2 (for 272).

Introduction to classical physics, covering mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

The textbook: Electricity and Magnetism 3rd Edition, by Edward M. Purcell and David J. Morin
Homework will be due in class on Wednesdays.
When relevant, "warm-up" problems will be assigned and should be worked before recitation.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/272/

01:750:273. HONORS PHYSICS III (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: 01:750:272 or permission of the department and 01:640:CALC2.

Relativity, wave and quantum properties of photons and electrons, the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; nuclear physics; elementary particles.

01:750:275. CLASSICAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.
For physics majors and honors students.

Experiments in classical physics.

01:750:276. CLASSICAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.
For physics majors and honors students.

Experiments in classical physics.

  • January 21-22: No labs
  • January 28-29: Interference of Sound
  • February 4-5: Ideal and Non-Ideal Gases
  • February 11-12: Electrostatics
  • February 18-19: Electric Potential and Field
  • February 26-27: Capacitance in RC Circuit
  • March 3-4: No labs
  • March 10-11: Electric and Magnetic Forces
  • March 17-18: Magnetic Force on Current
  • March 24-25: Spring Recess - No labs
  • March 31 - April 1: Ampere's Law
  • April 7-8: Geometrical Optics
  • April 14-15: Interference and Diffraction of Light
Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/x/AUauSC

01:750:301. PHYSICS OF SOUND (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: Two terms of introductory physics and two terms of calculus.
Primarily for science majors.

The scientific basis of sound: waves, vibrating systems, normal modes, Fourier analysis and synthesis, perception and measurement of sound, noise, musical instruments, room acoustics, sound recording and reproduction, electronic synthesizers, and digital sound.

Prerequisites: 01:750:204 OR 750:227 OR 750:272 OR 750:202 OR 750:194 OR 750:202
Instructor: Prof. Valery Kiryukhin, Serin 118, 848-445-8752, email: vkir -AT- physics.rutgers.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm or by appointment
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday 1:55 PM - 2:50PM, Physics Lecture Hall
Labs: Wednesday (5:00 PM - 6:20 PM), Physics and Astronomy Building room 232
Lab instructor: Seyed Sabok-Sayr, email: saboksayr -AT- physics.rutgers.edu
Homework grader: Seyed Sabok-Sayr, email: saboksayr -AT- physics.rutgers.edu

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/301/

01:750:305. MODERN OPTICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:227-228 or 272-273 or permission of instructor; 01:640:CALC3.

Geometrical optics; electromagnetic waves, the wave equation; superposition, interference, diffraction, polarization, and coherence; holography; multilayer films, Fresnel equations; blackbody radiation, Einstein coefficients, lasers; waveguides and fiber optics; optical properties of materials.

Understanding the fundamental principles of optics. Geometrical optics; electromagnetic waves, the wave equation; superposition, interference, diffraction, polarization, and coherence; holography; Fresnel equations; blackbody radiation, lasers; waveguides and fiber optics; optical properties of materials. 

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/x/B79TrA

01:750:313. MODERN PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:204 or 228; 01:640:CALC2.

Relativistic mechanics, wave and quantum properties of photons and electrons, Schrodinger equation and its application to the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; nuclear physics; elementary particles.

This is a one-semester course providing an introduction to modern physics. We will spend roughly the first third of the course developing the two pillars of modern physics: the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. We will then discuss several of the main areas of current physics research: atomic physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics and cosmology. We obviously will not be able to cover these in detail in a one semester course. The course will primarily provide an introduction and overview. If you continue on in physics, you will see these topics in more depth in further undergraduate and graduate courses.

Learning Management System: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/

01:750:323. ADVANCED GENERAL PHYSICS I (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:203-204 or permission of instructor; two terms of calculus.

For students in the general physics and applied physics programs and others who wish a course in classical mechanics beyond the introductory level.

This is the first of two one-semester courses on advanced general physics. The primary purpose of these courses is to give you an understanding of classical mechanics and classical electromagnetism at a greater depth than that covered in introductory physics. In Physics 323, we will focus on classical mechanics while Physics 324 in the spring will focus on electromagnetism. The format of the course will consist of both lectures and active learning recitation sessions.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/323/

01:750:324. ADVANCED GENERAL PHYSICS II (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:203-204 or permission of instructor; two terms of calculus.

For students in the general physics and applied physics programs and others who wish a course in electromagnetism beyond the introductory level.

This is the second of two one-semester courses on advanced general physics. The primary purpose of these courses is to give you an understanding of classical mechanics and classical electromagnetism at a greater depth than that covered in introductory physics. In Physics 324, we will focus on classical electrodynamics building on Physics 323 which focussed on classical mechanics. The format of the course will consist of both lectures and active learning sessions.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/324/

01:750:326. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-BASED EXPERIMENTATION AND PHYSICS COMPUTING (4)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:203-204, 205-206; or equivalent.

Experiments in mechanics, electromagnetism, and modern physics, emphasizing error analysis. Uses the computer as a laboratory tool for symbolic manipulation, data collection, data analysis, simulation, and report writing.

01:750:327. MODERN INSTRUMENTATION (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:203-204 and 205-206, or equivalent. Required for physics majors, but also suitable for psychology, biological sciences, and other physical science majors.

Theory and use of integrated circuits and their interconnection to produce measuring devices, control apparatus, and interfaces for such devices to microcomputers.

The goal of this class is to learn a number of basic electronic components and their analysis, so that you can understand and build circuits for use in physics experiments. You should normally perform laboratory experiments with a partner(s). You must share allphases of the experimental work, so all the partners understand the entire experiment. Each partner must participate actively in building the circuits, taking measurements and interpreting the data. Each student must keep his (her) own notes and prepare individual lab reports (no copying of reports from a partner is allowed!). The ideal lab reports have to be brief (3-5 pages), neat, and complete.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/327/

01:750:341. PRINCIPLES OF ASTROPHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: Two terms of introductory physics and two terms of calculus. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:341,342.

Properties and processes of the solar system, the stars, and the galaxies; origin of the elements; evolution of the stars and the universe; neutron stars and black holes.

01:750:342. PRINCIPLES OF ASTROPHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: Two terms of introductory physics and two terms of calculus. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:341,342.

Properties and processes of the solar system, the stars, and the galaxies; origin of the elements; evolution of the stars and the universe; neutron stars and black holes.

Astrophysics is the application of physical principles to astronomical systems. In Physics 341 and 342 you will learn how to use gravity, electromagnetism, and atomic, nuclear, and gas physics to understand planets, stars, galaxies, dark matter, and the Universe as a whole. In Physics 342 we will focus on the question: How did we get here?

Our story will include the nucleosynthesis of hydrogen and helium in the first few minutes after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, the formation of stars from this primordial gas, and the forging of heavier elements, such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, among all others within these stars' nuclear furnaces. Around at least one star in the Universe some of these heavy elements coagulated to form a rocky planet with a tenuous atmosphere. On this planet Earth, the energy from the star and the gas in the atmosphere were just right to allow the emergence of life. The energy that sustains us originated deep in the Sun, thanks to E=mc2 . The atoms that comprise our bodies were made inside dying stars. Literally, we are star dust. The goal of Physics 342 is to understand the physics of this remarkable story.

Some astrophysical systems are described by equations that are fairly easy to solve, and we will certainly study them. However, many interesting systems cannot be solved exactly. Nevertheless, we can often use physical insight and approximate calculations to understand the salient features of a system without sweating the details. One goal of the course is to develop that skill. As you will see, it will take us very far (through the whole Universe, in fact!). Another goal is to learn about recent advances in astrophysics, a very dynamic field of research.

Prerequisites for this class are two semesters of physics and two semesters of calculus. Previous study of modern physics is a must. I will briefly review physical principles as we need them, but assume that you have seen them before. I will also assume familiarity with vector calculus. Some of the assignments may involve a bit of computation that can be done with programs like Excel, Google Spreadsheets, Maple, Matlab, or Mathematica. Note that Physics 341 is not a prerequisite for Physics 342; the two courses are designed to be complementary, but independent.

Lectures will be based on the course textbook, Principles of Astrophysics: Using Gravity and Stellar Physics to Explore the Cosmos, by Prof. Chuck Keeton. (It was written specifically for this course.)

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/342/

01:750:343. OBSERVATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 1.5 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 01:750:341,342 or permission of instructor. Lab schedule will vary through the semester. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:343.

Observational study of the solar system, stars, and galaxies, using the Serin 3 meter radio telescope. Emphasizes computer techniques for data reduction and analysis. Topics may include calibrating system properties, the variability of the Sun, Jupiter, or quasars, and mapping the distribution of hydrogen in our Milky Way galaxy and measuring its rotation.

Here's the official course catalog listing:
"Observational study of the solar system, stars, and galaxies, using the Serin 3 meter radio telescope. Emphasizes computer techniques for data reduction and analysis. Topics may include calibrating system properties, the variability of the Sun, Jupiter, or quasars, and mapping the distribution of hydrogen in our Milky Way galaxy and measuring its rotation."

As a result of curriculum revisions over the last few years, you will have experience analyzing data from research-grade radio telescopes and arrays of radio telescopes, and learn about the variety of astronomical targets they observe, while developing skills that are useful in the context of research and other STEM careers.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/343/

01:750:344. OBSERVATIONAL OPTICAL ASTRONOMY (3)

Course Description:
Lec. 1.5 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 01:750:341,342 or permission of instructor. Students must have nighttime hours free for observing. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:344.

Observational study of the solar system, stars, and galaxies, using the Serin 0.5 meter optical telescope. Emphasizes computer techniques for data reduction and analysis. Topics may include the dimensions of lunar features, planetary satellite orbits, color-magnitude diagrams for star clusters, and the structure and colors of galaxies.

This course provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of modern observational astronomy at visible wavelengths. We will use the 20-inch optical telescope of the Schommer Observatory to carry out astronomical imaging and spectroscopic observations, and analyze these observations using professional image-processing software.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/344/

01:750:351. THERMAL PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:227 or 272 or permission of the instructor; 01:640:CALC3.

Principles of thermodynamics with physical and chemical applications: energy, entropy, and temperature, the three laws of thermodynamics, cycles, open systems, critical phenomena, chemical equilibrium, ideal gas reactions, phase rule, phase diagrams, kinetic theory, introduction to statistical mechanics.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/351/

01:750:361. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ATOMIC PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:640:CALC4; 01:750:228 or 273 or permission of instructor.

Introductory quantum mechanics: matter waves, uncertainty principle, stationary states and operators; the Schrodinger equation and its solutions for simple potentials; the hydrogen atom, quantization of angular momentum, spin; complex atoms and molecules.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/361/

01:750:368. JUNIOR SEMINAR (1)

Course Description:
For physics majors only.

Development of communication skills needed by professionals in physics and related fields. Oral and written reports, discussions of topics of current interest, and career options.

01:750:381. MECHANICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:124 or 203 or 271; Corequisite: 01:640:CALC3 or permission of instructor. A theoretical course, primarily for physics majors.

Intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics, including particle dynamics, rigid body motion, accelerated and rotating reference frames, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/381/

01:750:382. MECHANICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:124 or 203 or 271; Corequisite: 01:640:CALC3 or permission of instructor. A theoretical course, primarily for physics majors.

Intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics, including particle dynamics, rigid body motion, accelerated and rotating reference frames, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/382/

01:750:385. ELECTROMAGNETISM (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:227 or 272 or 324 or permission of instructor; 01:640:CALC3.

An intermediate course for physics majors and others who wish a thorough discussion of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism; electric and magnetic fields, dielectric and magnetic materials, D.C. and A.C. circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation.

01:750:386. ELECTROMAGNETISM (3,3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:227 or 272 or 324 or permission of instructor; 01:640:CALC3.

An intermediate course for physics majors and others who wish a thorough discussion of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism; electric and magnetic fields, dielectric and magnetic materials, D.C. and A.C. circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation.

01:750:387. EXPERIMENTAL MODERN PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:326, 327; corequisite: 361 or 313 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both 01:750:387 and 389.

Experiments in atomic, nuclear, condensed matter, and surface physics.

The purpose of this course is to acquire hands-on experience with experimental aspects of modern physics and to deepen your understanding of the relations between experiment and theory. You will carry out experiments which, when first performed, led to seminal discoveries in physics. In the process you will acquire a set of basic skills essential to becoming an experimental scientist. You will learn to use advanced laboratory equipment and will acquire computational skills necesasry for data analysis and error estimation. In adition you will acquire the skills to produce credible records of scientific data and you will learn how to disseminate scientific findings through written reports and oral presentations.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/389/

01:750:388. EXPERIMENTAL MODERN PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:326, 327; corequisite: 361 or 313 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both 01:750:387 and 389.

Experiments in atomic, nuclear, condensed matter, and surface physics.

The purpose of this course is to acquire hands-on experience with experimental aspects of modern physics and to deepen your understanding of the relations between experiment and theory. You will carry out experiments which, when first performed, led to seminal discoveries in physics. In the process you will acquire a set of basic skills essential to becoming an experimental scientist. You will learn to use advanced laboratory equipment and will acquire computational skills necesasry for data analysis and error estimation. In adition you will acquire the skills to produce credible records of scientific data and you will learn how to disseminate scientific findings through written reports and oral presentations.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/389/

01:750:389. EXPERIMENTAL APPLIED PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:326, 327; corequisite: 361 or 313 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both 01:750:387 and 389.

Experiments in classical and modern physics emphasizing techniques useful for applications.

01:750:397. PHYSICS OF MODERN DEVICES (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: Two terms of introductory physics and a course in calculus.

Physical laws and principles underlying modern devices and processes; examples including motors, generators, refrigerators, vacuum tubes, transistors, radio and television receivers, computers, rockets, nuclear reactors, radiation detectors, lasers, and holograms.

The goal of this course is to bring the textbook physics out to the technologically-rich modern world around us.

Physics is the process of simplifying the phenomena around us, trying to figure out how they work. Although this approach helps understand the fundamental principles of the nature, there usually is a big gap between what we learn from the standard physics courses and what we encounter every day.  If you look around us, you can find so many magical devices that are directly affecting our everyday life: cell phones, radios, TVs, generators, light emitting diodes, fluorescent lights, (digital) clocks, GPS, microwave ovens, refrigerators, airconditioners, touch screens, computers, hard disks, memory devices, batteries, solar cells, printers, cameras, ... 

Although most of these devices rely on simple physical principles that average physics undergrads are familiar with, the connection between those fundamental principles and the actual functionalities is rarely obvious. In this course, we will go over how these devices work at the level average physics undergrads can understand.  

As we uncover the underlying mechanisms of one device after another, you will be amazed to find out how a few simple principles combine to exhibit such magical functionalities in all these devices.

It is not a sheer coincidence that Albert Einstein has come up with some of the greatest scientific ideas while he was working as a patent officer figuring out how all the intriguing devices filed for patents should or should not work.

Learning Management System: https://sites.google.com/site/moderndevices397/home

01:750:406. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:361 and 386, or permission of instructor.

The fundamental properties of metals, insulators and semiconductors; dielectrics, magnetism, superconductivity.

This course is intended to provide an introduction to the physics of solids from an experimentalist's perspective (qualitative approach will often prevail over a quantitative one). The topics covered are listed in the syllabus. They include the static and dynamic properties of crystal lattices, the band theory of solids, electron transport in electric and magnetic fields, and superconductivity as an example of quantum collective phenomena. A few applications will be considered (from the field effect transistors to superconducting qubits).

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/406/

01:750:417. INTERMEDIATE QUANTUM MECHANICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: 01:750:361.

Vector space formulation, operators, eigenfunctions, bound states, angular momentum, central potentials, approximation methods, scattering.

Syllabus consists of all topics from the text except the ones marked below as being "not covered"

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~somalwar/417/2020/index.html

01:750:418. NUCLEI AND PARTICLES (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: 01:750:361.

Nuclear forces and models; classification and interactions of elementary particles.

Syllabus consists of all topics from the text except the ones marked below as being "not covered"

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~somalwar/418/2019/index.html

01:750:431. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY FOR PHYSICISTS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Proficiency in Calculus and Linear Algebra.

Bayesian analysis, The Central Limit theorem, Parametric and Non Parametric Tests of Significance, Sequence Alignment, Phylogenetic Analysis, Clustering and Pattern Recognition Techniques, Monte Carlo Simulations, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Game Theory.

In the twentieth century, physicists such as Leo Szilard, Erwin Schrodinger, Francis Crick, Walter Gilbert and Venki Ramakrishnan played a major role in developing some of the key ideas in biology. The sequencing of the human genome and the big-data genomic revolution it has unleashed have created new and exciting opportunities for physicists to make further discoveries in biology. This course is intended for junior and senior physics majors who are interested in working in the exciting area of biophysics and computational biology. The goal is to introduce the students to the ideas and methods needed to solve exciting problems in the genomic age.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/431/

01:750:441. STARS AND STAR FORMATION (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:361, 385-386. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:441.

Observed properties of stars. Internal structure of stars, energy generation and transport, neutrinos, solar oscillations. Evolution of isolated and double stars, red giants, white dwarfs, variable stars, supernovae. Challenges presented by formation of stars, importance of magnetic fields. Pre-main sequence stellar evolution.

We will study the observed properties and physics of stars, including their internal structure, energy generation and transport, and their atmospheres. We will examine star formation, stellar evolution, and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/441/

01:750:442. HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AND RADIATIVE PROCESSES (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:361, 385-386. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:442.

Radiation and scattering processes in plasma. Detection and X- and gamma-rays. Supernovae and remnants, pulsars. Gamma-ray bursts. Accretion disks and binary star outbursts. Quasars and active galactic nuclei. Cosmic rays.

Course Supervisor: Jack Hughes, Serin 307W, 848-445-8878, jph "at" physics.rutgers.edu
Office Hour: TBD (or send an e-mail to schedule a different meeting time)
Lectures: TF (10:20 - 11:40 AM), ARC-207

Learning Management System: http://sakai.rutgers.edu/

01:750:443. GALAXIES AND THE MILKY WAY (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:381-382, 385-386. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:443.

Properties of galaxies: photometry, kinematics and masses. Disk galaxies: spiral patterns, bars and warps, gas content, star formation rates, chemical evolution. Elliptical galaxies: shapes. Structure of the Milky Way. Nature of dark matter.

Galaxies are an important nexus in the cosmic hierarchy: they serve as lighthouses marking out the vast cosmic structures that can span many millions of parsecs, but are fascinating in themselves as laboratories for the "small scale" processes of stellar birth and evolution. We now have images of billions of galaxies, and can observe them from a time less than a billion years after the Big Bang until the present day. We can study not only the appearance or "morphology" of galaxies, but also in some cases measure properties of their stellar populations, their quota of heavy elements, their gas content, and the internal motions (or kinematics) of their stars and gas. Although galaxies exhibit amazing diversity, they also conform to certain surprisingly tight correlations. From kinematic measurements, we can infer that galaxies contain a major unseen component that influences the motions of their stars and gas: the mysterious "dark matter". Moreover, the stars and gas that we can measure within galaxies falls far short of what we would expect for the cosmic "baryon budget". The study of modern galaxy formation focuses on trying to understand the observed demographics and correlations of galaxy properties and how these evolve over cosmic time, in the context of the "hierarchical structure formation" picture provided by the Cold Dark Matter theory.

In this course, we will warm up with a brief review of stars and radiative processes and basic cosmology. We will start our study of galaxies with our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, our sister galaxy M31 (Andromeda), and our smaller companions the Local Group dwarfs. Even this relatively small population of galaxies in our own "backyard" poses a number of unsolved puzzles. We will then cover the properties of spiral, lenticular, and elliptical galaxies in the 'nearby' Universe, and discuss the larger structures that form galaxy habitats: groups and clusters. One fascinating open question is whether galaxy properties are mainly shaped by "internal" processes or by their environment. We will discuss the evidence that many or even most galaxies harbor supermassive black holes in their nuclei. We will wind up the course with a discussion of how we can find and observe extremely distant (high redshift) galaxies, and of how galaxies were different in the past.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/443/

01:750:444. INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:750:361, 385-386. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:444.

Expansion of the universe, techniques for distance estimation. Large-scale structure of universe. Cosmological models: open, closed, flat and accelerating universes. Microwave background: observations, properties and origin. Problems of standard cosmology and preliminary concept of inflation.

01:750:451. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (3)

Course Description:
Two 80-min. lecs., one 55-min. rec. Credit not given for both this course and 11:628:451 or 16:712:501. Prerequisite: 01:750:204.

Principles of ocean physics. Mass, momentum, heat, and freshwater conservation and atmospheric exchange. Influence of Earth's rotation. The ocean's role in climate. Tides, waves, and currents. Effects of ocean circulation on its biology and chemistry.

This course is designed to introduce students to the important physical processes in the oceans in such a way that they will understand both the conceptual physical principles and at the larger scale how these fit into the earth as a system.  The initial focus is to develop the basic equations which describe the principles upon which physical oceanography is based.  These principles are then used to help understand waves, tides, currents, and the large-scale ocean circulation.  Homework problems are assigned to reinforce the concepts learned in class.  Throughout the course, examples will be given to show how physical oceanography affects and is affected by the biological, chemical, and geological processes in the ocean.

Learning Management System: https://marine.rutgers.edu/dmcs/ms501/

01:750:464. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: 01:640:423 or equivalent.

Physical applications of linear algebra, the exterior calculus, differential forms, complexes and cohomology. Applications will include Hamiltonian dynamics, normal mode analysis, Markov processes, thermodynamics, Schroedinger's equation, special relativity, electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, and wave equations.

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Tel: 848-445-8966

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/464/

01:750:487. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Study of selected areas in physics.

This is a three-credit course that will provide an introduction to the theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum computing from a physics perspective. Although the course is primarily intended for physics majors, computer science and math majors might also find the course to be of interest. Although there is an overlap with the material covered in the one-credit course, Physics 489, from last spring, students who took 489 but who would like to see a more extensive and in-depth treatment of the material are welcome and encouraged to take this course. In this course, we will go into the material in more depth.

We will first review the basic principles of quantum mechanics and then discuss the general underlying concepts of quantum computation. We will then look at qubit technologies for implementing quantum computers. We'll discuss an overview of the various technologies and then focus on superconducting qubits, one of the most promising technologies and the one that is being pursued by IBM, Google and others. We'll then discuss the potentially error-free technology of topological qubits that has been the focus of Microsoft's quantum computing efforts. We will conclude the course with a brief look at some of the exciting developments involving quantum information in the field of quantum gravity and in the field of tensor networks of many-body systems of entangled particles.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/464/http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/488/

01:750:488. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Study of selected areas in physics.

This is a three-credit course that will provide an introduction to the theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum computing from a physics perspective. Although the course is primarily intended for physics majors, computer science and math majors might also find the course to be of interest. Although there is an overlap with the material covered in the one-credit course, Physics 489, from last spring, students who took 489 but who would like to see a more extensive and in-depth treatment of the material are welcome and encouraged to take this course. In this course, we will go into the material in more depth.

We will first review the basic principles of quantum mechanics and then discuss the general underlying concepts of quantum computation. We will then look at qubit technologies for implementing quantum computers. We'll discuss an overview of the various technologies and then focus on superconducting qubits, one of the most promising technologies and the one that is being pursued by IBM, Google and others. We'll then discuss the potentially error-free technology of topological qubits that has been the focus of Microsoft's quantum computing efforts. We will conclude the course with a brief look at some of the exciting developments involving quantum information in the field of quantum gravity and in the field of tensor networks of many-body systems of entangled particles.

Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/464/http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/488/

01:750:491. RESEARCH IN PHYSICS (BA)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Independent research supervised by a member of the department.

01:750:492. RESEARCH IN PHYSICS (BA)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Independent research supervised by a member of the department.

01:750:493. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Independent study supervised by a member of the department.

01:750:494. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Independent study supervised by a member of the department.

01:750:495. HONORS IN PHYSICS (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Invitation of chairperson.

Supervised independent research or reading in experimental or theoretical physics culminating in a seminar conducted by the student.

01:750:496. HONORS IN PHYSICS (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Invitation of chairperson.

Supervised independent research or reading in experimental or theoretical physics culminating in a seminar conducted by the student.

01:750:497. HONORS IN ASTRONOMY (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Invitation of chairperson. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:497,498.

Supervised independent research or reading in astronomy, culminating in a seminar conducted by the student.

01:750:498. HONORS IN ASTRONOMY (1-4)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Invitation of chairperson. Credit not given for both this course and 01:105:497,498.

Supervised independent research or reading in astronomy, culminating in a seminar conducted by the student.