Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule, Physics
Fall 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

PHYS 09901
Segev BenZvi
M 8:00AM  8:50AM


Prerequsites: None


PHYS 10001
Kevin McFarlandPorter
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


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.


PHYS 10002
Kevin McFarlandPorter
R 6:15PM  7:30PM


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.


PHYS 100101
Lynne Orr
–


Graduate research assistantship in Physics and Astronomy. 

PHYS 11301
Christopher Marshall
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Prerequisites: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 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. Students should register for the PHYS 081 lab. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6).


PHYS 11401
Machiel Blok
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Prerequisites:PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 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. Students should register for the PHYS 084 lab. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6).For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu


PHYS 12201
Petros Tzeferacos
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


Prerequisites: PHY 099; and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099


PHYS 122P01
Aran GarciaBellido
–


PHY 099 (formerly PHY 101); and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099
Please note, this course meets only once on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4:506:05pm in Hoyt Auditorium. All other attendance will be at the workshop section times. 

PHYS 14101
Alice Quillen
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Prerequisites: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course.


PHYS 14201
Taco Visser
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Prerequisites: PHY 141 or performance at or above the B+ level in PHY 121, MTH 162 or MTH 172 (MTH 172 may be taken concurrently)


PHYS 18201
Arie Bodek
–


Laboratory experiments in electricity and magnetism: Coulomb's Law; electric fields; measurement of the absolute voltage and capacitance, electricity and magnetism of the electron; superconductivity; and electric circuits. This Laboratory uses the P/F University grading system. 

PHYS 18401
Arie Bodek
–


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. 

PHYS 21701
Pierre Gourdain
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently).


PHYS 235W01
Frank Wolfs
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Prerequisites: PHY 121 or PHY 141; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). Mathematical introduction; review of elementary mechanics; central force problems; conservation theorems and applications; Fourier and Green's functions; variational calculus and Lagrangian multipliers; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics is introduced and applied; oscillations; normal mode theory; rigid body dynamics. The course is designed to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement.


PHYS 243W01
Nicholas Bigelow
TR 2:00PM  4:40PM


Prerequisites: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently)


PHYS 25101
Yongli Gao
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


No description


PHYS 25401
Regina Demina
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


Prerequisites: PHY 237


PHYS 2551
Douglas Kelley
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis, similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundaries layers, lift and drag. (crosslisted with ME225).


PHYS 2571
Stephen McAleavey
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Introduction to the principles and implementation of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Topics include linear wave propagation and reflection, fields from pistons and arrays, beamfoaming, Bmode image formation, Doppler, and elastography. Project and final project. (Crosslisting PHY 467, BME 253/453, ECE 251/451)


PHYS 2621
Andrew Berger
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Continuation of PHY 261. Vector analysis; microscopic and macroscopic forms of Maxwell's equations; energy flow in electromagnetic fields; dipole radiation from Lorentz atoms; partially polarized radiation; spectral linebroadening; dispersion; reflection and transmission; crystal optics; electrooptics; introduction to quantum optics (same as OPT 262).


PHYS 37301
Lynne Orr
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


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.


PHYS 390A01
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This course is designed for an experienced undergraduate planning to be a Workshop Leader, Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Intern (TI), Students spend the semester teaching one workshop, laboratory or recitation section during the Fall/Spring semester introductory physics courses. This course may be taken more than once. 

PHYS 39101
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–


Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

PHYS 391W01
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Independent study project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course may be used to satisfy part of the upper level writing requirement. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

PHYS 39501
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–


Independent research project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 
Fall 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
PHYS 09901
Segev BenZvi


Prerequsites: None 

Monday and Wednesday  
PHYS 10001
Kevin McFarlandPorter


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. 

PHYS 235W01
Frank Wolfs


Prerequisites: PHY 121 or PHY 141; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). Mathematical introduction; review of elementary mechanics; central force problems; conservation theorems and applications; Fourier and Green's functions; variational calculus and Lagrangian multipliers; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics is introduced and applied; oscillations; normal mode theory; rigid body dynamics. The course is designed to satisfy part of the upperlevel writing requirement. 

PHYS 25401
Regina Demina


Prerequisites: PHY 237 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
PHYS 2551
Douglas Kelley


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis, similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundaries layers, lift and drag. (crosslisted with ME225). 

PHYS 12201
Petros Tzeferacos


Prerequisites: PHY 099; and PHY 113 or 121; and MTH 143 or MTH 162. EAS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 108 can be accepted in place of PHY 099


Tuesday  
Tuesday and Thursday  
PHYS 2621
Andrew Berger


Continuation of PHY 261. Vector analysis; microscopic and macroscopic forms of Maxwell's equations; energy flow in electromagnetic fields; dipole radiation from Lorentz atoms; partially polarized radiation; spectral linebroadening; dispersion; reflection and transmission; crystal optics; electrooptics; introduction to quantum optics (same as OPT 262). 

PHYS 11401
Machiel Blok


Prerequisites:PHY 113; MTH 143 or MTH 162 (MTH 162 may be taken concurrently). 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. Students should register for the PHYS 084 lab. This course is offered in both the Spring, Summer Session II (B6).For Workshop Questions Email: Linda Cassidy  lcassidy@pas.rochester.edu For Lab Questions Email: Lysa Wade  lwade3@ur.rochester.edu 

PHYS 14101
Alice Quillen


Prerequisites: MTH 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently); successful completion of a highschool physics course. 

PHYS 14201
Taco Visser


Prerequisites: PHY 141 or performance at or above the B+ level in PHY 121, MTH 162 or MTH 172 (MTH 172 may be taken concurrently) 

PHYS 11301
Christopher Marshall


Prerequisites: MTH 141 or 161 (MTH 161 may be taken concurrently) 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. Students should register for the PHYS 081 lab. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Session I (A6). 

PHYS 37301
Lynne Orr


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. 

PHYS 2571
Stephen McAleavey


Introduction to the principles and implementation of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Topics include linear wave propagation and reflection, fields from pistons and arrays, beamfoaming, Bmode image formation, Doppler, and elastography. Project and final project. (Crosslisting PHY 467, BME 253/453, ECE 251/451) 

PHYS 25101
Yongli Gao


No description 

PHYS 21701
Pierre Gourdain


Prerequisites: PHY 123 or PHY 143; MTH 281 (MTH 281 may be taken concurrently). 

PHYS 243W01
Nicholas Bigelow


Prerequisites: PHY 217, PHY 237 and MTH 164 (MTH 164 may be taken concurrently) 

Thursday  
PHYS 10002
Kevin McFarlandPorter


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. 

Friday  
Saturday 