Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule, Physics
Spring 2018
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

PHY 100
BIGELOW N
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


This is an introductory course designed especially for students in the humanities and other nonscientific fields who are interested in learning something about the physical world. Topics include the scale of the universe from galaxies to atoms and quarks; the fundamental forces of nature, motion and relativity, energy, electromagnetism and its everyday applications, the structure of matter, atoms, light and quantum mechanics.There are no prerequisites, no background knowledge is required and the material will be presented with very little mathematics. Substantial use will be made of demonstrations. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 113
NYIBULE S
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


First semester of a twocourse sequence suitable for students in the life sciences. Newtonian particle mechanics, including Newton's laws and their applications to straightline and circular motions, energy; linear momentum, angular momentum; and harmonic motion; sound, wave properties, and fluid dynamics. Calculus used as needed. In addition to Two 75minute lectures, One threehour laboratory every other week and one workshop per week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 114
OAKES P
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Second course of a twosemester sequence suitable for students in the life science. Electricity and magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves; modern physics (introduction to relativity, quantum physics, etc.). In addition to the Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop/recitation each week and One approximately threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 113, MTH 142143, or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 121
NICHOL J
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Course will make extensive use of geometry, algebra and trigonometry and simple integration and differentiation. Prior knowledge of introductory calculus (simple integration and differentiation) is required. Passing of the Math placement test (PHY 099) for PHY 121 is required. First semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences, and engineering. Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; conservation of energy; systems of particles; rotations; oscillations; gravity; thermodynamics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the same time as the course registration. This course is offered in Spring and Summer session (A6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101), MTH 161 and MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). EAS 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

PHY 121P
BODEK A
F 12:30PM  1:45PM


Course will make extensive use of geometry, algebra and trigonometry and simple integration and differentiation. Prior knowledge of introductory calculus (simple integration and differentiation) is required. First semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences, and engineering. Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; conservation of energy; systems of particles; rotations; oscillations; gravity; thermodynamics. Lectures are videotaped and accessed through Blackboard. Laboratory registration is done at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101), MTH 161 and MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). EAS 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

PHY 123
MANLY S
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


Third semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to majoring in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Wave motion, physical optics, special relativity, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Xrays, wave properties of particles. Schrödinger's equation applied to a particle in a box, penetration of a barrier, the hydrogen atom, the harmonic oscillator, the uncertainty principle, Rutherford scattering, the timedependent Schrödinger equation and radioactive transitions, many electron atoms and molecules, statistical mechanics and selected topics in solid state physics, nuclear physics and particle physics. In addition to Two 75minutes lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. Offered in the Spring. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 121, PHY 122 ; MTH 163 or MTH 165 (MTH 165 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 143
EBERLY J
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM


Second semester of a threecourse honors sequence, recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with a strong interest in physics or mathematics. Topics are the same as PHY 123 but in greater depth. Introductory examinations of Bohr's atomic model; Broglie waves; momentum and energy quantization; Heisenberg's uncertainty relation; Schrodinger's cat; electron spin; photon interferenc;, and Bell's inequalities; selected applications to solidstate, nuclear, particle, and astrophysics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratories and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 141 or permission of the instructor; MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 181
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratories experiments in Mechanics: statistics and measurement; acceleration of gravity; conservation of energy and momentum; moment of inertia and oscillations; and mechanical equivalent of heat. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 113 or PHY 121, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 183
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in modern physics: velocity of sound; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light and microwaves; the spectrum of atomic hydrogen; and the Frank Hertz experiment. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 123, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 184
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism, and modern physics: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; electricity and magnetism ratio of the electron, superconductivity;, electric circuits; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light; and the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken course equivalent to PHY114, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 218
GOURDAIN P
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


Electromagnetic induction; displacement current; Maxwell's equations; the wave equation; plane electromagnetic waves; Poynting vector; reflection and refraction; radiation; waveguides; transmission lines; propagation of light; radiation by charged particles; relativistic formulation of Maxwell's equations. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217 

PHY 227 (PHY 227)
GHOSHAL G
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Multiplicity of physical states, equilibrium entropy and temperature, Boltzmann factor and partition function, statistical approach to free energy, chemical potential, distribution functions for ideal classical and quantum gases. Applications to chemical reactions, thermal engines, equations of state and phase transitions, applications. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 233 (AME 233)
BOCKO M
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Engineering aspects of acoustics. Review of oscillators, vibratory motion, the acoustic wave equation, reflection, transmission and absorption of sound, radiation and diffraction of acoustic waves. Resonators, hearing and speech, architectural and environmental acoustics. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 301 PREREQUISITES: MTH 164,PHY 121, PHY 122 or equivalents. 

PHY 237
WOLFS F
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Introduction to quantum mechanics with emphasis on applications to physical systems. Includes Schroedinger theory; solutions to the onedimentional Schroedinger equation; the hydrogen atom; and selected applications from atomic and molecular physics; quantum statistics; lasers; solids; nuclei; and elementary particles. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2110D PREREQUISITES: PHY 122/ 142; PHY 123/PHY 143; and MTH 165/174 (MTH 164/174 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 245W (PHY 245W)
SCHROEDER W
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


The students enrolled in ANSEL will develop a sophisticated understanding of our terrestrial radiation environment and of some of the important applications of nuclear science and technology. They will acquire practical skills in the routine use of radiation detectors, monitors, and electronics, and develop the ability to assess radiation threats and prospects of their abatement. The four indepth ANSEL experiments are designed to help recreate a type of wellrounded, competent experimental nuclear scientist who is able to analyze an experimental problem, to select, design, and set up appropriate nuclear instrumentation, and to conduct required measurements. The laboratory sessions will meet twice a week for 2 hours and 40 minutes. The students are expected to write detailed lab reports on their work, and give a presentation on of their experiments at the end of the semester. In addition to the laboratory component of ANSEL students will attend a weekly lecture (1 hour and 15 minutes per week). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 171 PREREQUISITES: PHY 123/143; not open to freshmen and sophomores. 

PHY 246
HAGEN C
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM


Formalism of quantum theory with more advanced applications than PHY 237. Includes postulates of Quantum Mechanics; function spaces, Hermitian operators, completeness of basis sets; superposition, compatible observables, conservation theorems; operations in abstract vector space, spin and angular momentum matrices; addition of angular momentum; perturbation theory, and simple scattering theory. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237; MTH 281 (or close equivalent). 

PHY 252 (BME 251)
DALECKI D
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course presents the physical basis for the use of highfrequency sound in medicine. Topics include acoustic properties of tissue, sound propagation (both linear and nonlinear) in tissues, interaction of ultrasound with gas bodies (acoustic cavitation and contrast agents), thermal and nonthermal biological effects of utrasound, ultrasonography, dosimetry, hyperthermia and lithotripsy. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: Math 163, Math 164, Physics 122 or Permission of instructor 

PHY 256
GAO Y
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


Introduction of numerical and computational methods, with special emphasis on their utilities and applications in contemporary physics topics: Intro to programming language, numerical considerations, ordinary differential equations I & II, partial differential equations I & II, analysis of data, random numbers and evaluation, growth and fractal, Monte Carlo method. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 407 PREREQUISITES: PHY 141143 or PHY 121123 (PHY 123/143 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 261 (OPT 261)
FIENUP J
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Complex representation of waves; scalar diffraction theory; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction and application to measurement; diffraction and image formation; optical transfer function; coherent optical systems, optical data processing, and holography. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 101 PREREQUISITES: MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142 

PHY 371 (OPT 254)
LUKISHOVA S
–


This is a required, 4credithour course for the Certificate in Nanoengineering Program. It consists of three laboratory experimental modules accompanied by lecture materials: Module 1. Scanning electron microscopy (McIntyre); Module 2. Atomic force microscopy (Papernov); Module 3. Confocal microscopy (Lukishova). The laboratory components will use the facilities of the University of Rochester Integrated Nanosystems Center, the Institute of Optics and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Topics covered in the 50min lab lectures include the nature of nanoscale surface forces in solids and principles of scanning force microscopy, function and capabilities of the scanning electron microscope, and confocal fluorescence microscopy of single nanoemitters. Students are expected to have completed a sequence in introductory physics with a strong performance in electromagnetism, the basics of modern physics and physical optics. Junior and Senior level. BUILDING: WILMT  ROOM: 504 

PHY 373 (PHY 573)
ORR L
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Introduction to econophysics and the application of statistical physics models to financial markets. Parallels between physical and financial phenomena will be emphasized. Topics will include random walks and Brownian motion, introduction to financial markets and efficient market theory, asset pricing and the BlackScholes equation for pricing options. The course will also explore nonGaussian Levy processes and the applicability of power law distributions and scaling to finance. Other possible topics include turbulence and critical phenomena in connection with market crashes. Cross listed as PHY373/573. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 

PHY 386V
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 389
MANLY S
–


The student typically spends one or two semesters teaching an introductory physics laboratory section, working with a graduate TA. Faculty supervision is augmented by training, ongoing teaching seminars, and a constructive evaluation process. Student must formally apply by contacting Janet Fogg at 56679. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 372 PREREQUISITES: Department and Permission of instructor 

PHY 390
–
–


Introduction to the techniques of physics instruction, active observation, and participation in the teaching of an undergraduate course under the guidance of a faculty member. (Same as AST 390). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission 

PHY 390A
–
–


This course is designed for an experienced undergraduate planning to be a Workshop Leader, Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Intern (TI), and who is planning to use this experience to fulfill part of the requirements for the Citation for achievement in College Leadership. The TI is expected to attend the weekly Leader Training meetings supporting PHY 386387. In recognition of their experience, the TI will take on some mentoring and course organizational tasks. Students spend the semester teaching one workshop, laboratory or recitation section during the Fall/Spring semester introductory physics courses: PHY113, PHY114, PHY121, PHY122, PHY123, PHY141, PHY142, PHY143, AST111 & AST142. Additional requirements are: Weekly content meetings with supervising professor and giving feedback to other leaders in a constructive evaluation process. An additional project is required which may or may not coincide with the mentoring and course organizational tasks mentioned above. This course may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission and PHY 386 and 387. 

PHY 391
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 393
–
–


Completion of an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 393W
–
–


Completion of an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395W
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 
Spring 2018
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
Monday and Wednesday  
PHY 113
NYIBULE S
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


First semester of a twocourse sequence suitable for students in the life sciences. Newtonian particle mechanics, including Newton's laws and their applications to straightline and circular motions, energy; linear momentum, angular momentum; and harmonic motion; sound, wave properties, and fluid dynamics. Calculus used as needed. In addition to Two 75minute lectures, One threehour laboratory every other week and one workshop per week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 373 (PHY 573)
ORR L
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Introduction to econophysics and the application of statistical physics models to financial markets. Parallels between physical and financial phenomena will be emphasized. Topics will include random walks and Brownian motion, introduction to financial markets and efficient market theory, asset pricing and the BlackScholes equation for pricing options. The course will also explore nonGaussian Levy processes and the applicability of power law distributions and scaling to finance. Other possible topics include turbulence and critical phenomena in connection with market crashes. Cross listed as PHY373/573. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 

PHY 261 (OPT 261)
FIENUP J
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Complex representation of waves; scalar diffraction theory; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction and application to measurement; diffraction and image formation; optical transfer function; coherent optical systems, optical data processing, and holography. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 101 PREREQUISITES: MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142 

PHY 123
MANLY S
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


Third semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to majoring in physics, other physical sciences and engineering. Wave motion, physical optics, special relativity, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Xrays, wave properties of particles. Schrödinger's equation applied to a particle in a box, penetration of a barrier, the hydrogen atom, the harmonic oscillator, the uncertainty principle, Rutherford scattering, the timedependent Schrödinger equation and radioactive transitions, many electron atoms and molecules, statistical mechanics and selected topics in solid state physics, nuclear physics and particle physics. In addition to Two 75minutes lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. Offered in the Spring. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 121, PHY 122 ; MTH 163 or MTH 165 (MTH 165 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 218
GOURDAIN P
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


Electromagnetic induction; displacement current; Maxwell's equations; the wave equation; plane electromagnetic waves; Poynting vector; reflection and refraction; radiation; waveguides; transmission lines; propagation of light; radiation by charged particles; relativistic formulation of Maxwell's equations. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217 

PHY 256
GAO Y
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


Introduction of numerical and computational methods, with special emphasis on their utilities and applications in contemporary physics topics: Intro to programming language, numerical considerations, ordinary differential equations I & II, partial differential equations I & II, analysis of data, random numbers and evaluation, growth and fractal, Monte Carlo method. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 407 PREREQUISITES: PHY 141143 or PHY 121123 (PHY 123/143 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 100
BIGELOW N
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


This is an introductory course designed especially for students in the humanities and other nonscientific fields who are interested in learning something about the physical world. Topics include the scale of the universe from galaxies to atoms and quarks; the fundamental forces of nature, motion and relativity, energy, electromagnetism and its everyday applications, the structure of matter, atoms, light and quantum mechanics.There are no prerequisites, no background knowledge is required and the material will be presented with very little mathematics. Substantial use will be made of demonstrations. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 246
HAGEN C
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM


Formalism of quantum theory with more advanced applications than PHY 237. Includes postulates of Quantum Mechanics; function spaces, Hermitian operators, completeness of basis sets; superposition, compatible observables, conservation theorems; operations in abstract vector space, spin and angular momentum matrices; addition of angular momentum; perturbation theory, and simple scattering theory. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237; MTH 281 (or close equivalent). 

Tuesday and Thursday  
PHY 114
OAKES P
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Second course of a twosemester sequence suitable for students in the life science. Electricity and magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves; modern physics (introduction to relativity, quantum physics, etc.). In addition to the Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop/recitation each week and One approximately threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the time of the course registration. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 113, MTH 142143, or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 227 (PHY 227)
GHOSHAL G
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Multiplicity of physical states, equilibrium entropy and temperature, Boltzmann factor and partition function, statistical approach to free energy, chemical potential, distribution functions for ideal classical and quantum gases. Applications to chemical reactions, thermal engines, equations of state and phase transitions, applications. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 237; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 121
NICHOL J
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Course will make extensive use of geometry, algebra and trigonometry and simple integration and differentiation. Prior knowledge of introductory calculus (simple integration and differentiation) is required. Passing of the Math placement test (PHY 099) for PHY 121 is required. First semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences, and engineering. Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; conservation of energy; systems of particles; rotations; oscillations; gravity; thermodynamics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. Laboratory and workshop registration is done at the same time as the course registration. This course is offered in Spring and Summer session (A6). BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101), MTH 161 and MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). EAS 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

PHY 237
WOLFS F
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Introduction to quantum mechanics with emphasis on applications to physical systems. Includes Schroedinger theory; solutions to the onedimentional Schroedinger equation; the hydrogen atom; and selected applications from atomic and molecular physics; quantum statistics; lasers; solids; nuclei; and elementary particles. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2110D PREREQUISITES: PHY 122/ 142; PHY 123/PHY 143; and MTH 165/174 (MTH 164/174 may be taken concurrently). 

PHY 245W (PHY 245W)
SCHROEDER W
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


The students enrolled in ANSEL will develop a sophisticated understanding of our terrestrial radiation environment and of some of the important applications of nuclear science and technology. They will acquire practical skills in the routine use of radiation detectors, monitors, and electronics, and develop the ability to assess radiation threats and prospects of their abatement. The four indepth ANSEL experiments are designed to help recreate a type of wellrounded, competent experimental nuclear scientist who is able to analyze an experimental problem, to select, design, and set up appropriate nuclear instrumentation, and to conduct required measurements. The laboratory sessions will meet twice a week for 2 hours and 40 minutes. The students are expected to write detailed lab reports on their work, and give a presentation on of their experiments at the end of the semester. In addition to the laboratory component of ANSEL students will attend a weekly lecture (1 hour and 15 minutes per week). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 171 PREREQUISITES: PHY 123/143; not open to freshmen and sophomores. 

PHY 143
EBERLY J
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM


Second semester of a threecourse honors sequence, recommended for prospective departmental concentrators and other science or engineering students with a strong interest in physics or mathematics. Topics are the same as PHY 123 but in greater depth. Introductory examinations of Bohr's atomic model; Broglie waves; momentum and energy quantization; Heisenberg's uncertainty relation; Schrodinger's cat; electron spin; photon interferenc;, and Bell's inequalities; selected applications to solidstate, nuclear, particle, and astrophysics. In addition to Two 75minute lectures each week, One workshop each week and One threehour laboratory every other week is required. The laboratories and workshop registration is at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 141 or permission of the instructor; MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently) 

PHY 252 (BME 251)
DALECKI D
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course presents the physical basis for the use of highfrequency sound in medicine. Topics include acoustic properties of tissue, sound propagation (both linear and nonlinear) in tissues, interaction of ultrasound with gas bodies (acoustic cavitation and contrast agents), thermal and nonthermal biological effects of utrasound, ultrasonography, dosimetry, hyperthermia and lithotripsy. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: Math 163, Math 164, Physics 122 or Permission of instructor 

PHY 233 (AME 233)
BOCKO M
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Engineering aspects of acoustics. Review of oscillators, vibratory motion, the acoustic wave equation, reflection, transmission and absorption of sound, radiation and diffraction of acoustic waves. Resonators, hearing and speech, architectural and environmental acoustics. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 301 PREREQUISITES: MTH 164,PHY 121, PHY 122 or equivalents. 

Friday  
PHY 121P
BODEK A
F 12:30PM  1:45PM


Course will make extensive use of geometry, algebra and trigonometry and simple integration and differentiation. Prior knowledge of introductory calculus (simple integration and differentiation) is required. First semester of a threecourse sequence for students planning to major in physics, other physical sciences, and engineering. Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; conservation of energy; systems of particles; rotations; oscillations; gravity; thermodynamics. Lectures are videotaped and accessed through Blackboard. Laboratory registration is done at the same time as the course registration. BUILDING: HOYT  ROOM: AUD PREREQUISITES: PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101), MTH 161 and MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). EAS 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 can be accepted in place of PHY 099. 

TBA  
PHY 181
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratories experiments in Mechanics: statistics and measurement; acceleration of gravity; conservation of energy and momentum; moment of inertia and oscillations; and mechanical equivalent of heat. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 113 or PHY 121, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 183
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in modern physics: velocity of sound; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light and microwaves; the spectrum of atomic hydrogen; and the Frank Hertz experiment. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken a course equivalent to PHY 123, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 184
BIGELOW N; WADE L
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism, and modern physics: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; electricity and magnetism ratio of the electron, superconductivity;, electric circuits; geometrical optics and imaging; the wave nature of light; and the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: For transfer students who have taken course equivalent to PHY114, but have not taken the labs. 

PHY 371 (OPT 254)
LUKISHOVA S
–


This is a required, 4credithour course for the Certificate in Nanoengineering Program. It consists of three laboratory experimental modules accompanied by lecture materials: Module 1. Scanning electron microscopy (McIntyre); Module 2. Atomic force microscopy (Papernov); Module 3. Confocal microscopy (Lukishova). The laboratory components will use the facilities of the University of Rochester Integrated Nanosystems Center, the Institute of Optics and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Topics covered in the 50min lab lectures include the nature of nanoscale surface forces in solids and principles of scanning force microscopy, function and capabilities of the scanning electron microscope, and confocal fluorescence microscopy of single nanoemitters. Students are expected to have completed a sequence in introductory physics with a strong performance in electromagnetism, the basics of modern physics and physical optics. Junior and Senior level. BUILDING: WILMT  ROOM: 504 

PHY 386V
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 389
MANLY S
–


The student typically spends one or two semesters teaching an introductory physics laboratory section, working with a graduate TA. Faculty supervision is augmented by training, ongoing teaching seminars, and a constructive evaluation process. Student must formally apply by contacting Janet Fogg at 56679. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 372 PREREQUISITES: Department and Permission of instructor 

PHY 390
–
–


Introduction to the techniques of physics instruction, active observation, and participation in the teaching of an undergraduate course under the guidance of a faculty member. (Same as AST 390). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission 

PHY 390A
–
–


This course is designed for an experienced undergraduate planning to be a Workshop Leader, Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Intern (TI), and who is planning to use this experience to fulfill part of the requirements for the Citation for achievement in College Leadership. The TI is expected to attend the weekly Leader Training meetings supporting PHY 386387. In recognition of their experience, the TI will take on some mentoring and course organizational tasks. Students spend the semester teaching one workshop, laboratory or recitation section during the Fall/Spring semester introductory physics courses: PHY113, PHY114, PHY121, PHY122, PHY123, PHY141, PHY142, PHY143, AST111 & AST142. Additional requirements are: Weekly content meetings with supervising professor and giving feedback to other leaders in a constructive evaluation process. An additional project is required which may or may not coincide with the mentoring and course organizational tasks mentioned above. This course may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Department and Instructor's permission and PHY 386 and 387. 

PHY 391
–
–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 393
–
–


Completion of an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 393W
–
–


Completion of an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 395W
–
–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course includes a writing component and can be used to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. BUILDING:  ROOM: 