Physics (PHYS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9670PHYS 1012  SEM 101

    • M
    • Baker, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  5982PHYS 1013  SEM 101

    • W
    • Baker, J

  • 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5720PHYS 1101  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

  • Enrolled students will receive an email with instructions for watching a course orientation video prior to the first day of class. An Orientation Q&A session (recommended, but not required) will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 pm in RCK Schwartz Auditorium. PHYS 1101 allows considerable flexibility, but students must plan to come to the Learning and Testing Centers (RCK 280 and 250) regularly. The Centers are open most afternoons and evenings, beginning at 11:15 am on the first day of class. 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5721PHYS 1112  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Krasicky, P

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5722PHYS 1112  LEC 002

    • MWF
    • Krasicky, P

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5733PHYS 1112  DIS 201

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  5734PHYS 1112  DIS 202

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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  •  5723PHYS 1112  LAB 401

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  5727PHYS 1112  LAB 405

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  5731PHYS 1112  LAB 409

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  5732PHYS 1112  LAB 410

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  7349PHYS 1112  LAB 411

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  7478PHYS 1112  LAB 412

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  7479PHYS 1112  LAB 413

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    • Krasicky, P

  •  8173PHYS 1112  LAB 414

    • W
    • Krasicky, P

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5743PHYS 1116  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Alexander, J

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5747PHYS 1116  DIS 201

    • TR
    • Alexander, J

  •  5748PHYS 1116  DIS 202

    • TR
    • Alexander, J

  •  5749PHYS 1116  DIS 203

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  7472PHYS 1116  DIS 204

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  8811PHYS 1116  DIS 205

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  5744PHYS 1116  LAB 401

    • R
    • Alexander, J

  •  5745PHYS 1116  LAB 402

    • R
    • Alexander, J

  •  5746PHYS 1116  LAB 403

    • F
    • Alexander, J

  •  7473PHYS 1116  LAB 404

    • R
    • Alexander, J

  •  8812PHYS 1116  LAB 405

    • F
    • Alexander, J

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
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  5750PHYS 1190  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7101PHYS 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5751PHYS 1201  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cohen, I

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5752PHYS 1201  DIS 201

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    • Cohen, I

  •  5753PHYS 1201  DIS 202

    • R
    • Cohen, I

  •  5754PHYS 1201  DIS 203

    • W
    • Cohen, I

  •  7464PHYS 1201  DIS 204

    • W
    • Cohen, I

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: 2 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5755PHYS 2207  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Gruner, S

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5756PHYS 2207  LEC 002

    • MWF
    • Gruner, S

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5771PHYS 2207  DIS 201

    • WF
    • Gruner, S

  •  5772PHYS 2207  DIS 202

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

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    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5774PHYS 2207  DIS 204

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5775PHYS 2207  DIS 205

    • MW
    • Gruner, S

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    • MW
    • Gruner, S

  •  5777PHYS 2207  DIS 207

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5778PHYS 2207  DIS 208

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5779PHYS 2207  DIS 209

    • WF
    • Gruner, S

  •  5780PHYS 2207  DIS 210

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5781PHYS 2207  DIS 211

    • TR
    • Gruner, S

  •  5782PHYS 2207  DIS 212

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    • Gruner, S

  •  5783PHYS 2207  DIS 213

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    • Gruner, S

  •  5784PHYS 2207  DIS 214

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    • Gruner, S

  •  7450PHYS 2207  DIS 215

    • WF
    • Gruner, S

  •  7474PHYS 2207  DIS 216

    • WF
    • Gruner, S

  •  9394PHYS 2207  DIS 217

    • MW
    • Gruner, S

  •  9395PHYS 2207  DIS 218

    • MW
    • Gruner, S

  •  5757PHYS 2207  LAB 401

    • T
    • Gruner, S

  •  5758PHYS 2207  LAB 402

    • R
    • Gruner, S

  •  5759PHYS 2207  LAB 403

    • M
    • Gruner, S

  •  5760PHYS 2207  LAB 404

    • T
    • Gruner, S

  •  5761PHYS 2207  LAB 405

    • W
    • Gruner, S

  •  5762PHYS 2207  LAB 406

    • R
    • Gruner, S

  •  5763PHYS 2207  LAB 407

    • F
    • Gruner, S

  •  5764PHYS 2207  LAB 408

    • M
    • Gruner, S

  •  5765PHYS 2207  LAB 409

    • T
    • Gruner, S

  •  5766PHYS 2207  LAB 410

    • W
    • Gruner, S

  •  5767PHYS 2207  LAB 411

    • R
    • Gruner, S

  •  5768PHYS 2207  LAB 412

    • F
    • Gruner, S

  •  5769PHYS 2207  LAB 413

    • M
    • Gruner, S

  •  5770PHYS 2207  LAB 414

    • T
    • Gruner, S

  •  7451PHYS 2207  LAB 415

    • W
    • Gruner, S

  •  7475PHYS 2207  LAB 416

    • R
    • Gruner, S

  •  9393PHYS 2207  LAB 417

    • M
    • Gruner, S

  •  9568PHYS 2207  LAB 418

    • W
    • Gruner, S

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5788PHYS 2213  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bazarov, I

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5789PHYS 2213  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Bazarov, I

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5807PHYS 2213  DIS 201

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5808PHYS 2213  DIS 202

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5809PHYS 2213  DIS 203

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5810PHYS 2213  DIS 204

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    • Bazarov, I

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  •  5812PHYS 2213  DIS 206

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  •  5813PHYS 2213  DIS 207

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5814PHYS 2213  DIS 208

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5815PHYS 2213  DIS 209

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5816PHYS 2213  DIS 210

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5817PHYS 2213  DIS 211

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5818PHYS 2213  DIS 212

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5819PHYS 2213  DIS 213

    • MW
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5820PHYS 2213  DIS 214

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5821PHYS 2213  DIS 215

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5822PHYS 2213  DIS 216

    • TR
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5823PHYS 2213  DIS 217

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5824PHYS 2213  DIS 218

    • WF
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5825PHYS 2213  DIS 219

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  6606PHYS 2213  DIS 220

    • TR
    • Bazarov, I

  •  7452PHYS 2213  DIS 221

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  7454PHYS 2213  DIS 222

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  8148PHYS 2213  DIS 223

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  9397PHYS 2213  DIS 224

    • WF
    • Bazarov, I

  •  9607PHYS 2213  DIS 225

    • WF
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5790PHYS 2213  LAB 401

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5791PHYS 2213  LAB 402

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5792PHYS 2213  LAB 403

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5793PHYS 2213  LAB 404

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5794PHYS 2213  LAB 405

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  8569PHYS 2213  LAB 406

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5795PHYS 2213  LAB 407

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5796PHYS 2213  LAB 408

    • T
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5797PHYS 2213  LAB 409

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5798PHYS 2213  LAB 410

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  5799PHYS 2213  LAB 411

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5800PHYS 2213  LAB 412

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5801PHYS 2213  LAB 413

    • F
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5802PHYS 2213  LAB 414

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5803PHYS 2213  LAB 415

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5804PHYS 2213  LAB 416

    • T
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5805PHYS 2213  LAB 417

    • T
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5806PHYS 2213  LAB 418

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  6607PHYS 2213  LAB 419

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  6608PHYS 2213  LAB 420

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  7453PHYS 2213  LAB 421

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  7455PHYS 2213  LAB 422

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  8149PHYS 2213  LAB 423

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  9553PHYS 2213  LAB 424

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  9608PHYS 2213  LAB 425

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5826PHYS 2214  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Case, G

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5827PHYS 2214  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Case, G

  • There is no wait list for this class; additional assistance is not available during pre-enrollment via email, phone, or in person. Students can see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall when their add/drop window opens in August and should not contact the course instructor.

  •  5834PHYS 2214  DIS 201

    • MW
    • Case, G

  •  5835PHYS 2214  DIS 202

    • MW
    • Case, G

  •  5836PHYS 2214  DIS 203

    • TR
    • Case, G

  •  5837PHYS 2214  DIS 204

    • MW
    • Case, G

  •  5838PHYS 2214  DIS 205

    • MW
    • Case, G

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    • MW
    • Case, G

  •  5840PHYS 2214  DIS 207

    • TR
    • Case, G

  •  7625PHYS 2214  DIS 208

    • TR
    • Case, G

  •  5828PHYS 2214  LAB 401

    • M
    • Case, G

  •  5829PHYS 2214  LAB 402

    • T
    • Case, G

  •  5830PHYS 2214  LAB 403

    • W
    • Case, G

  •  5831PHYS 2214  LAB 404

    • M
    • Case, G

  •  5832PHYS 2214  LAB 405

    • T
    • Case, G

  •  5833PHYS 2214  LAB 406

    • W
    • Case, G

  •  6618PHYS 2214  LAB 407

    • R
    • Case, G

  •  7626PHYS 2214  LAB 408

    • M
    • Case, G

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  5841PHYS 2216  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fulbright, R

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5888PHYS 2217  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Xu, C

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5891PHYS 2217  DIS 201

    • T
    • Xu, C

  •  5892PHYS 2217  DIS 202

    • T
    • Xu, C

  •  5889PHYS 2217  LAB 401

    • W
    • Xu, C

  •  5890PHYS 2217  LAB 402

    • W
    • Xu, C

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5842PHYS 2218  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Ramshaw, B

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5845PHYS 2218  DIS 201

    • T
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  5846PHYS 2218  DIS 202

    • W
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  5843PHYS 2218  LAB 401

    • W
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  5844PHYS 2218  LAB 402

    • R
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  9659PHYS 2218  LAB 403

    • F
    • Ramshaw, B

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5847PHYS 3316  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Nowack, K

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5848PHYS 3316  DIS 201

    • R
    • Nowack, K

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5849PHYS 3317  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Wittich, P

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5850PHYS 3317  DIS 201

    • F
    • Wittich, P

  •  5851PHYS 3317  DIS 202

    • F
    • Wittich, P

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5854PHYS 3327  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Gibbons, L

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5855PHYS 3327  DIS 201

    • F
    • Gibbons, L

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 3300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5856PHYS 3330  LEC 001

    • F
    • Maxson, J

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5857PHYS 3330  LAB 401

    • MW
    • Maxson, J

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 3630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8540PHYS 3360  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hoffstaetter, G

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  8541PHYS 3360  LAB 401

    • TR
    • Hoffstaetter, G

  •  8542PHYS 3360  LAB 402

    • WF
    • Hoffstaetter, G

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AEP 4230

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8548PHYS 4230  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Buhrman, R

  •  8549PHYS 4230  DIS 201

    • F
    • Buhrman, R

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PHYS 4410PHYS 6510PHYS 6500

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17584PHYS 4400  LEC 001

    • M
    • Niemack, M

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP Seniors. If you have not already spoken to Danyel Wierson, you must request permission to enroll via www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Space is extremely limited.

  •  5858PHYS 4400  LAB 401

    • TW
    • Niemack, M

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PHYS 4400PHYS 6510PHYS 6500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5859PHYS 4410  LEC 001

    • M
    • Niemack, M

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP Seniors. If you have not already spoken to Danyel Wierson, you must request permission to enroll via www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Space is extremely limited.

  •  5860PHYS 4410  LAB 401

    • TW
    • Niemack, M

PHYS 4433

An introduction to theoretical and observational cosmology aimed at interested science and engineering majors. Topics include an introduction to general relativity as applied to the cosmos; the cosmic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 4433

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16245PHYS 4433  LEC 001

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5861PHYS 4445  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hartman, T

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  7569PHYS 4445  DIS 201

    • M
    • Hartman, T

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 4500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5862PHYS 4454  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fennie, C

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

  •  5863PHYS 4454  LAB 401

    • R
    • Fennie, C

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8465PHYS 4480  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Teukolsky, S

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9507PHYS 4484  LEC 001

    • M
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9508PHYS 4484  LEC 002

    • T
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17717PHYS 4484  LEC 003

    • W
    • Thorne, R

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7445PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7446PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8519PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5864PHYS 4490  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexander, J

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7102PHYS 4490  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Arias, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7103PHYS 4490  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bazarov, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7104PHYS 4490  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohen, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7105PHYS 4490  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Csaki, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7106PHYS 4490  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Elser, V

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7107PHYS 4490  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7108PHYS 4490  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Franck, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7109PHYS 4490  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Gibbons, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7110PHYS 4490  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Ginsparg, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7111PHYS 4490  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Grossman, Y

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7112PHYS 4490  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gruner, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7174PHYS 4490  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Hartman, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7175PHYS 4490  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Hoffstaetter, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7176PHYS 4490  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Holmes, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7177PHYS 4490  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kim, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7942PHYS 4490  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Leclair, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7943PHYS 4490  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Lepage, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7944PHYS 4490  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Liepe, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8194PHYS 4490  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Mak, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8195PHYS 4490  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Maxson, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8207PHYS 4490  IND 622

    • TBA
    • McAllister, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8838PHYS 4490  IND 623

    • TBA
    • McEuen, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8839PHYS 4490  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Mueller, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8840PHYS 4490  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Niemack, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8850PHYS 4490  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Nowack, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9612PHYS 4490  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Parpia, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9740PHYS 4490  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Patterson, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9763PHYS 4490  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Perelstein, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9775PHYS 4490  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Ralph, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9777PHYS 4490  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Ramshaw, B

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9781PHYS 4490  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Rubin, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9782PHYS 4490  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Ryd, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9788PHYS 4490  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Sethna, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17714PHYS 4490  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Shen, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17715PHYS 4490  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17716PHYS 4490  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17804PHYS 4490  IND 638

    • TBA
    • Thom-Levy, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17805PHYS 4490  IND 639

    • TBA
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17806PHYS 4490  IND 640

    • TBA
    • Wang, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17807PHYS 4490  IND 641

    • TBA
    • Wittich, P

PHYS 4498

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17801PHYS 4498  IND 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4400PHYS 4410PHYS 6510

  • 1-2 Credits Graded

  •  5865PHYS 6500  LAB 401

    • TW
    • Niemack, M

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP Seniors and graduate students.If you have not already spoken to Danyel Wierson, you must request permission to enroll via www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Space is extremely limited.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PHYS 4400PHYS 4410PHYS 6500

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6195PHYS 6510  LEC 001

    • M
    • Niemack, M

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP Seniors and graduate students.If you have not already spoken to Danyel Wierson, you must request permission to enroll via www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Space is extremely limited.

  •  5866PHYS 6510  LAB 401

    • TW
    • Niemack, M

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  5867PHYS 6520  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5868PHYS 6561  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Csaki, C

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5869PHYS 6572  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Kim, E

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MAE 6010

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7354PHYS 7601  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Desjardins, O

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

  •  7862PHYS 7601  DIS 201

    • F
    • Desjardins, O

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5870PHYS 7635  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Ralph, D

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5871PHYS 7651  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Perelstein, M

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5872PHYS 7653  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Elser, V

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 4480

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8466PHYS 7680  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Teukolsky, S

  • 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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9518PHYS 7684  LEC 001

    • M
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9519PHYS 7684  LEC 002

    • T
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17773PHYS 7684  LEC 003

    • W
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17774PHYS 7684  LEC 004

    • TBA
    • Thorne, R

PHYS 7685

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Guide to Graduate Research in Physics

  • 17384PHYS 7685  LEC 001

    • F
    • Perelstein, M

  • For Physics graduate students only.

PHYS 7688

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17570PHYS 7688  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hoffstaetter, G

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6182PHYS 7690  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7867PHYS 7690  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7868PHYS 7690  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7869PHYS 7690  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7870PHYS 7690  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Staff