Physics (PHYS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

PHYS 1012

Provides backup instruction for PHYS 1112. Recommended for students who either feel insecure about taking PHYS 1112 or simply want to develop their problem-solving skills. Emphasis is on getting the student ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 18506PHYS 1012  SEM 101

PHYS 1013

Provides backup instruction for PHYS 2213. Recommended for students who either feel insecure about taking PHYS 2213 or simply want to develop their problem-solving skills. Emphasis is on getting the student ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6205PHYS 1013  SEM 101

  • A&S students receive transcript credit only; cannot be used toward graduation

PHYS 1101

PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1102 emphasize quantitative and conceptual understanding of the topics and tools of introductory physics developed without use of calculus.  The course offers individualized instruction. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5941PHYS 1101  LEC 001

  • Orientation (required) on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm in RCK 201 (Schwartz Aud.) PHYS 1101 allows considerable flexibility, but students must plan to come to the Learning and Testing Centers regularly. The Centers are open most afternoons and evenings. Time-management skills and self-motivation are crucial to success. Freshmen are not allowed to enroll due to difficulty level and enrollment capacity.

PHYS 1112

First course in a three-semester introductory physic sequence. This course is taught in a largely "flipped', highly interactive manner, with reading preparation required for class. Covers the mechanics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5942PHYS 1112  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  5943PHYS 1112  LEC 002

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  5954PHYS 1112  DIS 201

  •  5955PHYS 1112  DIS 202

  •  5956PHYS 1112  DIS 203

  •  5957PHYS 1112  DIS 204

  •  5958PHYS 1112  DIS 205

  •  5959PHYS 1112  DIS 206

  •  5960PHYS 1112  DIS 207

  •  5961PHYS 1112  DIS 208

  •  5962PHYS 1112  DIS 209

  •  5963PHYS 1112  DIS 210

  •  7596PHYS 1112  DIS 211

  •  7737PHYS 1112  DIS 212

  •  7738PHYS 1112  DIS 213

  •  8535PHYS 1112  DIS 214

  •  5944PHYS 1112  LAB 401

  •  5945PHYS 1112  LAB 402

  •  5946PHYS 1112  LAB 403

  •  5947PHYS 1112  LAB 404

  •  5948PHYS 1112  LAB 405

  •  5949PHYS 1112  LAB 406

  •  5950PHYS 1112  LAB 407

  •  5951PHYS 1112  LAB 408

  •  5952PHYS 1112  LAB 409

  •  5953PHYS 1112  LAB 410

  •  7597PHYS 1112  LAB 411

  •  7739PHYS 1112  LAB 412

  •  7740PHYS 1112  LAB 413

  •  8536PHYS 1112  LAB 414

PHYS 1116

First in a three-semester introductory physics sequence. Explores quantitative modeling of the physical world through a study of mechanics. More mathematical and abstract than a typical mechanics course ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5964PHYS 1116  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  5968PHYS 1116  DIS 201

  •  5969PHYS 1116  DIS 202

  •  5970PHYS 1116  DIS 203

  •  7733PHYS 1116  DIS 204

  •  9899PHYS 1116  DIS 205

  •  5965PHYS 1116  LAB 401

  •  5966PHYS 1116  LAB 402

  •  5967PHYS 1116  LAB 403

  •  7734PHYS 1116  LAB 404

  •  9900PHYS 1116  LAB 405

PHYS 1190

Students perform the laboratory component of one of the introductory courses (PHYS 1112, PHYS 2207, PHYS 2208, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2214) to complement the lecture-related course credit acquired elsewhere. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  5972PHYS 1190  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Contact dw442@cornell.edu with subject line "1190 Lab" for enrollment instructions.

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7339PHYS 1190  LAB 402

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Contact dw442@cornell.edu with subject line "1190 Lab" for enrollment instructions.

PHYS 1201

The world around us is constantly in motion: from the random thermal jostling of atoms to the swimming of bacteria, or the dancing of a ballerina these motions depend strongly on the size of the moving ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5973PHYS 1201  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  5974PHYS 1201  DIS 201

  •  5975PHYS 1201  DIS 202

  •  7725PHYS 1201  DIS 204

PHYS 2207

PHYS 2207-PHYS 2208 is a two-semester introduction to physics, intended for students majoring in biological science, physical science, or mathematics. The course provides a rich exposure to the methods ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5993PHYS 2207  DIS 201

  •  5994PHYS 2207  DIS 202

  •  5995PHYS 2207  DIS 203

  •  5996PHYS 2207  DIS 204

  •  5997PHYS 2207  DIS 205

  •  5998PHYS 2207  DIS 206

  •  5999PHYS 2207  DIS 207

  •  6000PHYS 2207  DIS 208

  •  6001PHYS 2207  DIS 209

  •  6002PHYS 2207  DIS 210

  •  6003PHYS 2207  DIS 211

  •  6004PHYS 2207  DIS 212

  •  6005PHYS 2207  DIS 213

  •  6006PHYS 2207  DIS 214

  •  7711PHYS 2207  DIS 215

  •  7735PHYS 2207  DIS 216

  • 17119PHYS 2207  DIS 217

  • 17126PHYS 2207  DIS 218

  •  5979PHYS 2207  LAB 401

  •  5980PHYS 2207  LAB 402

  •  5981PHYS 2207  LAB 403

  •  5982PHYS 2207  LAB 404

  •  5983PHYS 2207  LAB 405

  •  5984PHYS 2207  LAB 406

  •  5985PHYS 2207  LAB 407

  •  5986PHYS 2207  LAB 408

  •  5987PHYS 2207  LAB 409

  •  5988PHYS 2207  LAB 410

  •  5989PHYS 2207  LAB 411

  •  5990PHYS 2207  LAB 412

  •  5991PHYS 2207  LAB 413

  •  5992PHYS 2207  LAB 414

  •  7712PHYS 2207  LAB 415

  •  7736PHYS 2207  LAB 416

  • 17118PHYS 2207  LAB 417

  • 17647PHYS 2207  LAB 418

PHYS 2213

Second in a three semester introductory physics sequence.  Topics include electrostatics, behavior of matter in electric fields, DC circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday's law, AC circuits, and electromagnetic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6010PHYS 2213  LEC 001

  • If you enroll in the Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:00 (208) section; You must ENROLL in the 9:05-9:55 lecture (001) NOT the 11:15-12:05 (002) lecture. If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6011PHYS 2213  LEC 002

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6029PHYS 2213  DIS 201

  •  6030PHYS 2213  DIS 202

  •  6031PHYS 2213  DIS 203

  •  6032PHYS 2213  DIS 204

  •  6033PHYS 2213  DIS 205

  •  6034PHYS 2213  DIS 206

  •  6035PHYS 2213  DIS 207

  •  6036PHYS 2213  DIS 208

  • DIS 208 students MUST enroll in LEC 001.

  •  6037PHYS 2213  DIS 209

  •  6038PHYS 2213  DIS 210

  •  6039PHYS 2213  DIS 211

  •  6040PHYS 2213  DIS 212

  •  6041PHYS 2213  DIS 213

  •  6042PHYS 2213  DIS 214

  •  6043PHYS 2213  DIS 215

  •  6044PHYS 2213  DIS 216

  •  6045PHYS 2213  DIS 217

  •  6046PHYS 2213  DIS 218

  •  6047PHYS 2213  DIS 219

  •  6840PHYS 2213  DIS 220

  •  7713PHYS 2213  DIS 221

  •  7715PHYS 2213  DIS 222

  •  8501PHYS 2213  DIS 223

  • 17129PHYS 2213  DIS 224

  • 17780PHYS 2213  DIS 225

  •  6012PHYS 2213  LAB 401

  •  6013PHYS 2213  LAB 402

  •  6014PHYS 2213  LAB 403

  •  6015PHYS 2213  LAB 404

  •  6016PHYS 2213  LAB 405

  •  9557PHYS 2213  LAB 406

  •  6017PHYS 2213  LAB 407

  •  6018PHYS 2213  LAB 408

  •  6019PHYS 2213  LAB 409

  •  6020PHYS 2213  LAB 410

  •  6021PHYS 2213  LAB 411

  •  6022PHYS 2213  LAB 412

  •  6023PHYS 2213  LAB 413

  •  6024PHYS 2213  LAB 414

  •  6025PHYS 2213  LAB 415

  •  6026PHYS 2213  LAB 416

  •  6027PHYS 2213  LAB 417

  •  6028PHYS 2213  LAB 418

  •  6841PHYS 2213  LAB 419

  •  6842PHYS 2213  LAB 420

  •  7714PHYS 2213  LAB 421

  •  7716PHYS 2213  LAB 422

  •  8502PHYS 2213  LAB 423

  • 17592PHYS 2213  LAB 424

  • 17781PHYS 2213  LAB 425

PHYS 2214

For majors in engineering (including bio-, civil, and environmental engineering), computer and information science, physics, earth and atmospheric science, and other physical and biological sciences who ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6048PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6049PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6056PHYS 2214  DIS 201

  •  6057PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  6058PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  6059PHYS 2214  DIS 204

  •  6060PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  6061PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  6062PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  7891PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  6050PHYS 2214  LAB 401

  •  6051PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  •  6052PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  •  6053PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  •  6054PHYS 2214  LAB 405

  •  6055PHYS 2214  LAB 406

  •  6852PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  •  7892PHYS 2214  LAB 408

PHYS 2216

Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, including Galilean and Lorentz transformations, the concept of simultaneity, time dilation and Lorentz contraction, the relativistic transformations ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6063PHYS 2216  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

PHYS 2217

Second in a three semester introductory physics sequence. Explores quantitative modeling of the physical world through a study of electricity and magnetism. More mathematical and abstract than a typical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6110PHYS 2217  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6113PHYS 2217  DIS 201

  •  6114PHYS 2217  DIS 202

  •  6111PHYS 2217  LAB 401

  •  6112PHYS 2217  LAB 402

PHYS 2218

This course is divided into two parts. The larger segment of the course typically focuses on wave phenomena. Topics include coupled harmonic oscillators, strings, sound and light waves, superposition principle, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6064PHYS 2218  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6067PHYS 2218  DIS 201

  •  6068PHYS 2218  DIS 202

  •  6065PHYS 2218  LAB 401

  •  6066PHYS 2218  LAB 402

  • 18459PHYS 2218  LAB 403

PHYS 3316

Topics include breakdown of classical concepts in microphysics; light quanta and matter waves; Schrödinger equation and solutions for square well, harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom; wave packets, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6070PHYS 3316  DIS 201

PHYS 3317

Covers a number of applications of quantum mechanics to topics in modern physics. Uses the tools developed in PHYS 3316, and does not introduce new formalism. Topics include: the physics of single and ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6072PHYS 3317  DIS 201

  •  6073PHYS 3317  DIS 202

PHYS 3323

A survey of electricity and magnetism that exploits the student's growing mathematical capability in order to explore the electromagnetic properties of of matter and vacuum  and their consequences.  Topics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6075PHYS 3323  DIS 201

PHYS 3327

Covers electro/magnetostatics, vector and scalar potentials, multipole expansion of the potential solutions to Laplace's Equation and boundary value problems, time-dependent electrodynamics, Maxwell's ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6077PHYS 3327  DIS 201

PHYS 3330

A practical laboratory course in basic and modern optics. Students use lasers and basic optical bench equipment to cover a wide range of topics from geometrical optics to interference, diffraction, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 3300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6079PHYS 3330  LAB 401

PHYS 3360

Practical electronics as encountered in a scientific or engineering research/development environment. Analyze, design, build, and test circuits using discrete components and integrated circuits. Analog ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 3630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9459PHYS 3360  LAB 401

  •  9460PHYS 3360  LAB 402

PHYS 4230

Quantum statistical basis for equilibrium thermodynamics, microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, and partition functions. Classical and quantum ideal gases, paramagnetic and multiple-state ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AEP 4230

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9482PHYS 4230  DIS 201

PHYS 4400

Experiments of widely varying difficulty in one or more areas, as listed under PHYS 4410, may be done to fill the student's special requirements. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6080PHYS 4400  LAB 401

  • PHYS 4400 is limited to Physics and A&EP seniors. Email dw442 for a permission number if space is available.

PHYS 4410

Over 50 available experiments on various topics including atomic and molecular spectroscopy, optics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, electrical and microwave circuits, x-rays, and magnetic resonance. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PHYS 6510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6081PHYS 4410  LEC 001

  • PHYS 4410 is limited to Physics and A&EP seniors. Email dw442 for a permission number if space is available.

  •  6082PHYS 4410  LAB 401

PHYS 4445

One-semester introduction to general relativity that develops the essential structure and phenomenology of the theory without requiring prior exposure to tensor analysis. General relativity is a fundamental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7830PHYS 4445  DIS 201

PHYS 4454

Introduction the physics of crystalline solids. Covers crystal structures; electronic states; lattice vibrations; and metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Covers optical properties, magnetism, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 4500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6085PHYS 4454  LAB 401

PHYS 4480

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

PHYS 4481

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a working quantum computer is a formidable technological challenge, the theory of quantum ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: CS 4812PHYS 7681

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17187PHYS 4481  LEC 001

  • This course requires a prior introductory course in Quantum Mechanics such as Physics 3316 or AEP3620, and/or permission of instructor. Please register for the waitlist at https://physics.cornell.edu/waitlist and you will receive a permission code if your prerequisites are met.

PHYS 4484

This 1.5-hour weekly seminar provides undergraduate and graduate students with an introduction to core concepts in physics education. Participants discuss articles and videos drawn from physics and science ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17436PHYS 4484  LEC 001

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17437PHYS 4484  LEC 002

PHYS 4485

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students with an interest in teaching careers a structured introduction to teaching physics.  This experience includes attending and participating in weekly course ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7704PHYS 4485  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Baker, J

PHYS 4486

Teaching experience for qualified undergraduate students in PHYS 1101/PHYS 1102.  Contact time will be in the course's Learning Center, in a team environment with graduate student TAs and faculty. Activities ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7705PHYS 4486  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

PHYS 4487

Continuation of PHYS 4486 . Teaching experience for qualified undergraduate students to help with PHYS 1101/PHYS 1102. Contact time will be in the course's Learning Center, in a team environment with graduate ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9364PHYS 4487  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

PHYS 4490

Individual project work (reading or laboratory) in any branch of physics.  Products vary, but may include a thesis. Evaluation criteria are decided between student and faculty member. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6086PHYS 4490  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Parpia, J

  • Independent Study proposals are submitted online at http://physics.cornell.edu/physics-majors#courses

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7340PHYS 4490  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Franck, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7341PHYS 4490  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Arias, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7342PHYS 4490  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Liepe, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7343PHYS 4490  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Ralph, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7344PHYS 4490  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Niemack, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7345PHYS 4490  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7346PHYS 4490  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7347PHYS 4490  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Alexander, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7348PHYS 4490  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Cohen, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7349PHYS 4490  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McEuen, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7350PHYS 4490  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Hartman, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7414PHYS 4490  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Shen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7415PHYS 4490  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Thorne, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7416PHYS 4490  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Bazarov, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7417PHYS 4490  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Ryd, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8245PHYS 4490  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Rubin, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8246PHYS 4490  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Lawler, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8247PHYS 4490  IND 619

    • TBA
    • McAllister, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8558PHYS 4490  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Vengalattore, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8559PHYS 4490  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Grossman, Y

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8575PHYS 4490  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9950PHYS 4490  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Elser, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9951PHYS 4490  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Mueller, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9952PHYS 4490  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Hoffstaetter, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9964PHYS 4490  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Maxson, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17796PHYS 4490  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Diamessis, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18770PHYS 4490  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Nowack, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18852PHYS 4490  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Holmes, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18906PHYS 4490  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Monticone, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18915PHYS 4490  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18937PHYS 4490  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Wittich, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18945PHYS 4490  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Singer, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19026PHYS 4490  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Gruner, S

PHYS 6500

Experiments of widely varying difficulty in one or more areas, as listed under PHYS 6510, may be done to fill special requirements. view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Graded

  •  6087PHYS 6500  LAB 401

  • Contact Danyel Wierson at dw442@cornell.edu for a permission number if space is available. PHYS 6500 is not open to first-year graduate students. Second-year graduate students will be added to the wait list.

PHYS 6510

Over 50 available experiments on various topics including atomic and molecular spectroscopy, optics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, electrical and microwave circuits, x-rays, and magnetic resonance. ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PHYS 4410

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6421PHYS 6510  LEC 001

  • Contact Danyel Wierson at dw442@cornell.edu for a permission number if space is available. PHYS 6510 is not open to first-year graduate students. Second-year graduate students will be added to the wait list.

  •  6088PHYS 6510  LAB 401

PHYS 6520

Projects of modern topical interest that involve some independent development work by student. Opportunity for more initiative in experimental work than is possible in PHYS 6510. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  6089PHYS 6520  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

PHYS 6525

Compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs) are the endpoints of stellar evolution. They are responsible for some of the most exotic phenomena in the universe including: supernova explosions, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 6511

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17085PHYS 6525  LEC 001

PHYS 6553

A comprehensive introduction to Einstein's theory of relativistic gravity. This course focuses on the formal structure of the theory. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 6509

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PHYS 6561

Covers special relativity, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic potentials, conservation laws, Green's functions, electromagnetic waves, dispersion, radiation theory, and scattering. The practical application ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PHYS 6572

First part of the two-semester graduate quantum mechanics sequence. Covers non-relativistic quantum physics, focusing on fundamental conceptual issues and methods. Topics include: fundamental concepts ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

PHYS 6599

Intended to provide a detailed theoretical development of current ideas in cosmology. Topics include Big Bang cosmology and the universe's matter content; a cosmological chronology very early universe, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17091PHYS 6599  LEC 001

PHYS 7601

Foundations of fluid mechanics from an advanced viewpoint, including formulation of continuum fluid dynamics; kinematic descriptions of fluid flow, derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations and energy ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MAE 6010

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7603PHYS 7601  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: One semester of fluid mechanics equivalent to MAE 3230 or higher is required.

PHYS 7635

Survey of the physics of solids: crystal structures, X-ray diffraction, phonons, and electrons. Selected topics from semiconductors, magnetism, superconductivity, disordered materials, dielectric properties, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PHYS 7651

Introduction to relativistic quantum field theory for applications in particle physics. Topics include quantization of Klein-Gordon, Dirac and gauge fields, Lorentz invariance in quantum theory, perturbation ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6093PHYS 7651  LEC 001

  • Please contact Danyel Wierson at dw442@cornell.edu to obtain a permission number if space is available. Undergraduate students grading option is 'Letter Grade' only. Graduate students have the option of S/U or Letter.

PHYS 7653

An advanced, graduate-level exploration of universality and scaling in complex systems exhibiting emergent scale invariance -- random walks, continuous phase transitions, earthquakes and crackling noise, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PHYS 7680

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 4480

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

PHYS 7681

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a working quantum computer is a formidable technological challenge, the theory of quantum ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CS 4812PHYS 4481

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17479PHYS 7681  LEC 001

  • Grad students are given precedence in enrollment. Contact dw442 for a permission number is space is available.

PHYS 7684

This 1.5-hour weekly seminar provides undergraduate and graduate students with an introduction to core concepts in physics education. Participants discuss articles and videos drawn from physics and science ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17452PHYS 7684  LEC 001

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17453PHYS 7684  LEC 002

PHYS 7690

Special graduate study in some branch of physics, either theoretical or experimental, under the direction of any professorial member of the staff. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6408PHYS 7690  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8166PHYS 7690  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8167PHYS 7690  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8168PHYS 7690  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8169PHYS 7690  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Staff