## Undergraduate Physics Courses

**PHYS 0834 - Exploring the Cosmos**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

This GenEd course will use the fascinating science surrounding the makeup, origin, and future of our Universe to teach the methods by which scientists study nature. The course will also explore the (sometimes controversial) history of the subject, including the intersections of ethics and science as well as the role of different cultures.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

Course Attributes: Gen Ed Science & Technology

**PHYS 0839 - Powering the Future**This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

How can we provide inexpensive, safe, environmentally clean energy supplies for the United States and the world as a whole despite rising population and increasing affluence? Study problems of our conventional fossil and nuclear fuel use, and how they might be relieved; explore the physical and technological possibilities for using energy much more efficiently; investigate various renewable-energy sources (such as solar, hydrogen cells, hydropower, and biofuels) that significantly reduce effects on the environment. In the course lab projects, you will research and develop a sustainable energy proposal for your own home, campus, or community. NOTE: This course fulfills a Science & Technology (GS) requirement for students under GenEd and Science & Technology Second Level (SB) for students under Core. Students cannot get credit for this course if they have successfully completed Physics 0939.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

Course Attributes: Gen Ed Science & Technology

**PHYS 0847 - How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

As you observe films, demonstrations and photographic techniques both real and computer-simulated, and as you perform several simple in-home experiments you will gain a basic understanding of the laws of nature as they play out in everyday life. In a special project you will compare the science in different science fiction films. NOTE: This course fulfills a Science & Technology (GS) requirement for students under GenEd and Science & Technology Second Level (SB) for students under Core.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

Course Attributes: Gen Ed Science & Technology

**PHYS 0872 - The Science of Sound**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

For living things the ability to hear sounds is an essential tool for survival, and sound is central to speech and languages. In the arts sound also plays a fundamental role, above all in music. The close connection between music, mathematics, and physics has long fascinated scientists. Advances in electronics and computing are revolutionizing the composition, production, and recording of sound. Science of Sound is an interdisciplinary course involving elements of physics, physiology, psychology, music, and engineering. After a four-week introduction to the fundamental physics of sound waves, we will consider human hearing and the human voice; scales, harmony, and sound production by musical instruments; architectural acoustics; and the electronic reproduction of sound. The course includes many in-class demonstrations. NOTE: This course fulfills a Science & Technology (GS) requirement for students under GenEd and Science & Technology Second Level (SB) for students under Core. Students cannot get credit for this course if they have completed Physics 1003: Acoustics.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

Course Attributes: Gen Ed Science & Technology

**PHYS 1001 - Physics: Matter and Motion**This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

An introduction to the ideas and techniques used in the study of motion. Application to a wide variety of physical systems ranging from air molecules to footballs to black holes. Mostly descriptive using photographic techniques, films, and demonstrations. NOTE: (1) No laboratory. (2) This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology First Level (SA) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor. (3) Students who have taken a higher number introductory physics sequence cannot take this course for credit.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 1004 - Introduction to Astronomy**This course is typically offered for majors only in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

After a description of local space which includes the universe of galaxies, red shift, and the big bang will be discussed. White dwarfs, red giants, pulsars, black holes, and quasars will be covered. The treatment will be mostly descriptive, utilizing slides, NASA films, and several trips to our planetarium. NOTE: (1) No laboratory. (2) This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 1007 - Science & Science Fiction in Film**This course is typically offered in Summer I and Summer II.

This course takes a captivating look at physical phenomena depicted in 12 popular science fiction films. These include Deep Impact (1998) in which Earth is threatened by a giant comet, The Peacemaker (1998) where a terrorist's atomic bomb is planted in New York City, I Robot (2007) with a detective fighting to prevent a takeover of the human race by robots, and Contact (1997) featuring an astronomer who discovers the first real message from an alien civilization. Other films deal with global warming, astronomy, electricity and magnetism.

There are no in-person meetings of this class. Students discuss films on the course web site and submit answers to weekly questions via the Internet at times that are individually convenient for each student. E-Mail the course instructor, Dr. Dubeck, at ldubeck@temple.edu for access to the course web site.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 1021 - Introduction to General Physics I**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

Open to freshmen and other students in pre-professional programs. Students who are biology majors or in pre-medical programs should take Physics 2021 (0121) instead. Not intended as a preparation for advanced courses in physics. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, momentum, static equilibrium, fluids, vibrations, waves, sound, temperature, kinetic theory, heat, and the laws of thermodynamics. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1011 and 1021. This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology First Level (SA) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 1022 - Introduction to General Physics II**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer II.

Normally follows Physics 1021 (C085). Open to freshmen and others in pre-professional programs. Students who are biology majors or in pre-medical programs should take Physics 2022 (0122) instead. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1012 and 1022. This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 1061 - Elementary Classical Physics I**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

Primarily for physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics majors, but open to others. Topics include elementary vector algebra, one-dimensional motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, conservation of energy, conservation of linear momentum, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, oscillations, waves, and gravitation. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1061 and 2021. This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology First Level (SA) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 1062 - Elementary Classical Physics II**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer II.

Primarily for physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics majors, but open to others. Topics include temperature, heat and the first law of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, electrical charges, the electric field, Gauss's Law, electrostatic potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current, resistance, the magnetic field, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, inductance, geometrical optics, and interference and diffraction of light. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1062 and 2022. This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement. To determine if this course in combination with another course can satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement, see your advisor.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 1083 - Directed Reading/Study**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

Independent study in physics. NOTE: This course may be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 4.000

Schedule Types: Independent Study

**PHYS 2021 - General Physics I**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer I.

Topics include mechanics, gravitation, energy conservation, fluids and waves. Biological applications discussed where appropriate. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1061 and 2021. Primarily for biology majors, but open to others.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 2022 - General Physics II**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer II.

Normally follows Physics 2021 (0121). Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic, molecular, and nuclear physics. Biological applications discussed where appropriate. NOTE: Students cannot receive credits for both Physics 1062 and 2022. Primarily for biology majors but open to others.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 2083 - Directed Reading/Study**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II.

Undergraduate independent study in physics. NOTE: This course may be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 2.000 TO 4.000

Schedule Types: Independent Study

**PHYS 2101 - Classical Mechanics**This course is typically offered in Spring.

Newton's laws of motion, one-dimensional motion, second order differential equations, harmonic oscillators (damped, forced), vector analysis, conservation laws, three-dimensional motion, central forces, motion in electromagnetic fields, collisions, center-of-mass transformations, two-body problem, numerical/computer solutions, coupled oscillators. Rigid body rotation, statics, elasticity, fluid equilibrium, gravitation.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 2501 - Computing for Scientists**This course is typically offered in Fall.

An overview of computer systems, hardware, and software. Designing, writing, debugging, and testing programs using realistic scientific problems. Programming with style and structure. Displaying results in graphical form. Numerical methods, data analysis and simulation. Use of C programming language and Mathematica.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

**PHYS 2502 - Mathematical Physics**This course is typically offered in Spring.

Infinite series, determinants and matrices, ordinary differential equations, vector analysis, curvilinear coordinate systems, Fourier series, properties of Legendre and Bessel functions, partial differential equations. Laboratory portion of course provides training in use of Mathematica, an integrated environment for technical computing, to solve problems in mathematical physics. NOTE: No prior computer experience is necessary.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

**PHYS 2796 - Introduction to Modern Physics**This course is typically offered in Spring.

The course will provide an introduction to the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, with emphasis of their applications to atomic, molecular and solid state physics. The course is calculus based and writing intensive; it relies heavily on problem solving and technical writing.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

**PHYS 2922 - Honors General Physics II**This course is typically offered in Spring.

This is the honors version of Physics 2022 and normally follows Physics 2921. Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic, molecular, and nuclear physics. Biological applications discussed where appropriate.

Two sections are required for this course. This course requires registration for a 0.0 credit Laboratory section in addition to the 4.0 credit Lecture & Recitation section. The Laboratory sections corresponding to a course are listed under the same course number as the Lecture & Recitation sections, but have unique section numbers.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture and Recitation

Course Attributes: Honors

**PHYS 3083 - Directed Reading/Study**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II.

This course offers the opportunity for more advanced independent study. NOTE: This course may be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Independent Study

**PHYS 3091 - Research Methods**This course is typically offered in Spring.

Research Methods is required for all of the TUteach with Teaching majors. It is one of several content courses specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers. Sections meet two hours per week for non-traditional, interactive lectures and two hours per week for lab. The course is cross-listed in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physics. The goals of the course are (1) to provide students with the tools that scientists use to solve scientific problems; (2) to give students the opportunity to use these tools in a laboratory setting; (3) to make students aware of how scientists communicate with each other through peer-reviewed scientific literature; and (4) to enable students to understand how scientists develop new knowledge and insights, the most important of which are eventually presented in textbooks and taught in conventional science classes. Students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. The inquiries incorporate mathematics and the various science disciplines, thus the team of instructors teaching this course have expertise in different disciplines and are available to supervise all students as they work on their inquiries in the lab. The combination of Research Methods and the TUteach course "Perspectives on Science and Mathematics" (Philosophy 2196) provides prospective science and mathematics teachers with an in-depth understanding of how the scientific enterprise works. NOTE: Physics 3091 is only available for major credit in the Physics with Teaching BS program.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Research

__PHYS 3301 - Electricity and Magnetism__This course is typically offered in Fall.

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, microscopic interpretation of polarization P and magnetization M, electrostatic and magnetostatic energy, Faraday's Law, self and mutual inductance, magnetic circuits; integral and differential forms of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday laws; AC circuits; introduction to the displacement current and Maxwell's equations. Laboratory portion of the course provides investigation on DC and AC circuits, bridge circuits, sources of emf, Hall effect, and operational amplifier circuits.

Credit Hours: 4.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

**PHYS 3302 - Classical Electromagnetism**This course is typically offered in Spring.

Solutions to the equations of Poisson and Laplace; multipole expansions; electrostatic and magnetostatic energy, forces, and torques; Maxwell's equations; the wave equation; radiation fields, Poynting's Theorem, microwave and optical waveguides.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 3701 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics**This course is typically offered in Spring.

Dual nature of light and matter, de Broglie waves, Schrodinger equation, one-dimensional systems, Hermitian operators, eigenfuctions and eigenvalues. Spin and isospin. Two- and three-dimensional systems. Approximation methods. Theory of scattering.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 4091 - Undergraduate Research**This course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II.

This course offers the opportunity for undergraduate research in physics.

Credit Hours: 2.000 TO 3.000

Schedule Types: Research

**PHYS 4101 - Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory**This course is typically offered in Fall.

First, second, and third laws, thermodynamic potentials, kinetic theory, and applications to simple systems. The basic ideas of statistical mechanics.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 4301 - Electronics**This course is typically offered in Spring of odd years.

Basic circuit ideas, Thevenin/Norton theorems, input/output impedance, diodes, transistors, feedback, operational amplifiers, elements of digital electronics, transducers for physical measurements. NOTE: Course offered on odd-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

**PHYS 4302 - Optics**This course is typically offered in Fall.

The emphasis of this course is on physical and laser optics. Topics include review of geometric optics, matrix methods in paraxial optics, fiber optics, wave equations, superposition and interference of light, diffraction, polarization of light, coherence, laser operation, characteristics of laser beams and selected modern optics applications.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

**PHYS 4701 - Introduction to Solid State Physics**This course is typically offered in Spring of even years.

Elementary theory of the solid state. Survey of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids. NOTE: Course offered on even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 4702 - Introduction of Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics**This course is typically offered in Fall.

Properties atomic structure, atomic spectra, selection rules, atoms in electric and magnetic fields; nuclear properties, radioactive decays, nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, and fundamental properties of elementary particles and their interactions.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 4796 - Experimental Physics**This course is typically offered in Spring.

An intermediate laboratory course with an introduction to data analysis and error estimation. Students independently perform two or three experiments, with suitable reports. NOTE: Capstone writing course.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

## Graduate Physics Courses

__PHYS 5002-Physics Research and Ethics__

Credit Hours: 1.00

PHYS 5301 - Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS 5301 - Electromagnetic Theory

Boundary value problems of the electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Maxwell's equations; plane waves at boundaries in dielectric and conducting media; potentials in the Lorentz gauge; Green's functions for wave and Helmholtz equations; multipole radiation; material dispersion; diffraction.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 5302 - Electromagnetic Theory**Maxwell stress tensor; relativistic dynamics; Lagrangian formulation of electrodynamics; Noether's theorem; laser resonant cavities and optics of Gaussian beams; Eikonal and geometrical optics limit; synchrotron radiation.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 5501 - Mathematical Physics I**Tensor analysis; group theory; complex variable theory; partial differential equations; Sturm-Liouville systems; integral transforms; integral equations and Green's function methods.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 5502 - Mathematical Physics II**Preliminaries; numerical applicability, survey of algorithms, computer modeling, programming considerations; basic numerical methods; numerical linear algebra; numerical solution to ordinary and partial differential equations; molecular dynamics; Monte Carlo simulations; nonlinear methods.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

**PHYS 5701 - Quantum Mechanics I**Fundamental principles of quantum mechanics; relation to classical mechanics; Schroedinger and operator formulations; path integrals; Aharonov-Bohm effect; examples of exact solutions; central forces and angular momentum; scattering theory; Bell's theorem.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 5702 - Quantum Mechanics II**Matrix mechanics; theory of electron spin; Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics; transformation theory; theory of rotations; spin and statistics; stationary approximation methods with application to atomic systems; time-dependent perturbation theory; exponential decay.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8001 - Practicum Teaching of Physics**Required of all graduate teaching assistants in their first semester. Consists of supervised instruction in undergraduate laboratories and a weekly one-hour class.

Credit Hours: 1.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8004 - Problems in Experimental Physics**Special problems in the field of experimental physics. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the research techniques employed in experimental physics.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 6.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8005 - Problems in Theoretical Physics**Special problems in the field of theoretical physics. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the research techniques employed in theoretical physics.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 6.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8050 - Physics Seminar**This course provides the graduate students with the state of the field knowledge about Physics. Students attend 10 to 12 Colloquium/Seminars per semester given by the experts, mostly drawn from national and international authorities in the field. The students are graded on the basis of their attendance in these seminars, and are encouraged to discuss their research with these visiting experts.

Credit Hours: 0.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

__PHYS 8102 - Statistical Mechanics__Review of thermodynamics; kinetic theory; statistical definition of entropy; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles; applications to gases, diatomic molecules, magnetic systems, phase transitions; quantum statistics; ideal boson and fermion systems; Bose-Einstein condensation; black body radiation; models of solids; properties of liquid helium.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8701 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics**Properties of quantized radiation field; emission, absorption and scattering of photons by atoms; nonrelativistic Lamb shift; Dirac equation: nonrelativistic limit, Lorentz covariance, exact solutions; hole theory; Lagrangian field theory; field quantization; S-matrix; covariant perturbation theory; Feynman rules for QED with application to various processes.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8702 - Solid State Physics**Crystal and x-ray diffraction; lattice vibrations and thermal properties; energy bands and electronic properties; semiconductors; optical and dielectric properties; para-, ferro-, and antiferromagnetism; introduction to superconductivity and superfluidity.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 8703 - Introduction to Elementary Particles Physics**The Standard Model (SM); gauge invariance, non-Abelian gauge theories, SM Lagrangian, electroweak theory and QCD, Higgs mechanism, confinement; experimental considerations: accelerators and detectors, elastic scattering and form factors, deep inelastic scattering and structure functions; advanced topics in the SM: grand unification, neutrino mass, big bang cosmology, dark matter.

Credit Hours: 3.000

Schedule Types: Base Lecture

**PHYS 9994 - Preliminary Examination Preparation**Comprehensive systematic study in preparation for the Ph.D. preliminary examination.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 6.000

Schedule Types: Independent Study

__PHYS 9998 - Pre-Dissertation Research__Preliminary proposal research in a sub-field of physics designed to enable the student to identify a topic suitable for Ph.D. dissertation.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 6.000

Schedule Types: Dissertation Course

**PHYS 9999 - Ph.D. Dissertation**Ongoing, post-candidacy research for the Ph.D. dissertation.

Credit Hours: 1.000 TO 12.000

Schedule Types: Dissertation Course