Physics (PHYS)Arts and Sciences

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PHYS 1012

Provides auxiliary instruction and practice for PHYS 1112 and promotes a deep understanding of basic concepts in mechanics. Recommended for students who seek additional opportunities to engage with course ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7635PHYS 1012  SEM 101

    • M
    • Baker, J

PHYS 1013

Provides auxiliary instruction and practice for PHYS 2213 and promotes a deep understanding of basic concepts in electromagnetism. Recommended for students who seek additional opportunities to engage with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4807PHYS 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 both quantitative and conceptual understanding of the topics and tools of introductory physics developed without the use of calculus. The courses offer individualized ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4549PHYS 1101  LEC 001

  • 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 physics 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

  •  4550PHYS 1112  LEC 001

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4551PHYS 1112  LEC 002

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4562PHYS 1112  DIS 201

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  •  4552PHYS 1112  LAB 401

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • Krasicky, P

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    • 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

  •  4572PHYS 1116  LEC 001

  •  4577PHYS 1116  DIS 202

    • TR
    • Alexander, J

  •  4578PHYS 1116  DIS 203

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  6225PHYS 1116  DIS 204

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  7371PHYS 1116  DIS 205

    • MW
    • Alexander, J

  •  4573PHYS 1116  LAB 401

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    • Alexander, J

  •  4574PHYS 1116  LAB 402

    • R
    • Alexander, J

  •  4575PHYS 1116  LAB 403

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    • Alexander, J

  •  6226PHYS 1116  LAB 404

    • R
    • 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

  •  4579PHYS 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

  •  5876PHYS 1190  LAB 402

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

PHYS 1199

The course prepares students for the faster paced PHYS 2299 - Fundamentals of Physics for Premed Students. The course is not calculus based, and it does not include a laboratory component. The topics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8573PHYS 1199  LEC 001

    • TRSQatar
    • Staff

  • Taught in Qatar.

PHYS 1201

Aimed specifically at the nonscience student, this course will examine the principles of physics from a conceptual point of view, with emphasis on the methodology of science and the nature of evidence. ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4580PHYS 1201  LEC 001

  •  4581PHYS 1201  DIS 201

  •  4582PHYS 1201  DIS 202

  •  4583PHYS 1201  DIS 203

  •  6217PHYS 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4584PHYS 2207  LEC 001

  • Watch for openings on Student Center. If you are enrolled in PHYS 2207 and a preferable section opens, you can safely swap to the new section following the directions at www.physics.cornell.edu/swap without risk of dropping the class. You cannot be added to a class that is closed.

  •  4585PHYS 2207  LEC 002

  • Watch for openings on Student Center. If you are enrolled in PHYS 2207 and a preferable section opens, you can safely swap to the new section following the directions at www.physics.cornell.edu/swap without risk of dropping the class. You cannot be added to a class that is closed.

  •  4600PHYS 2207  DIS 201

  •  4601PHYS 2207  DIS 202

  •  4602PHYS 2207  DIS 203

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  •  6204PHYS 2207  DIS 215

  •  6227PHYS 2207  DIS 216

  •  7537PHYS 2207  DIS 217

  •  7538PHYS 2207  DIS 218

  •  4586PHYS 2207  LAB 401

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    • Mueller, E

  •  4587PHYS 2207  LAB 402

    • R
    • Mueller, E

  •  4588PHYS 2207  LAB 403

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    • Mueller, E

  •  4589PHYS 2207  LAB 404

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    • Mueller, E

  •  4590PHYS 2207  LAB 405

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    • Mueller, E

  •  4591PHYS 2207  LAB 406

    • R
    • Mueller, E

  •  4592PHYS 2207  LAB 407

    • F
    • Mueller, E

  •  4593PHYS 2207  LAB 408

    • M
    • Mueller, E

  •  4594PHYS 2207  LAB 409

    • T
    • Mueller, E

  •  4595PHYS 2207  LAB 410

    • W
    • Mueller, E

  •  4596PHYS 2207  LAB 411

    • R
    • Mueller, E

  •  4597PHYS 2207  LAB 412

    • F
    • Mueller, E

  •  4598PHYS 2207  LAB 413

    • M
    • Mueller, E

  •  4599PHYS 2207  LAB 414

    • T
    • Mueller, E

  •  6205PHYS 2207  LAB 415

    • W
    • Mueller, E

  •  6228PHYS 2207  LAB 416

    • R
    • Mueller, E

  •  7536PHYS 2207  LAB 417

    • M
    • Mueller, E

  •  7595PHYS 2207  LAB 418

    • W
    • Mueller, E

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

  •  4617PHYS 2213  LEC 001

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4618PHYS 2213  LEC 002

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4636PHYS 2213  DIS 201

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  •  4619PHYS 2213  LAB 401

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    • Bazarov, I

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    • Bazarov, I

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  4623PHYS 2213  LAB 405

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  7150PHYS 2213  LAB 406

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  4624PHYS 2213  LAB 407

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  4625PHYS 2213  LAB 408

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  4626PHYS 2213  LAB 409

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    • Bazarov, I

  •  4627PHYS 2213  LAB 410

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4628PHYS 2213  LAB 411

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4630PHYS 2213  LAB 413

    • F
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4631PHYS 2213  LAB 414

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4632PHYS 2213  LAB 415

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4633PHYS 2213  LAB 416

    • T
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4634PHYS 2213  LAB 417

    • T
    • Bazarov, I

  •  4635PHYS 2213  LAB 418

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5387PHYS 2213  LAB 419

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  5388PHYS 2213  LAB 420

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  6207PHYS 2213  LAB 421

    • R
    • Bazarov, I

  •  6209PHYS 2213  LAB 422

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  6849PHYS 2213  LAB 423

    • M
    • Bazarov, I

  •  7593PHYS 2213  LAB 424

    • W
    • Bazarov, I

  •  7610PHYS 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

  •  4655PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4656PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics.

  •  4664PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  4665PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  4666PHYS 2214  DIS 204

  •  4667PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  4668PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  4669PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  6368PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  4657PHYS 2214  LAB 401

    • M
    • Case, G

  •  4658PHYS 2214  LAB 402

    • T
    • Case, G

  •  4659PHYS 2214  LAB 403

    • W
    • Case, G

  •  4661PHYS 2214  LAB 405

    • T
    • Case, G

  •  4662PHYS 2214  LAB 406

    • W
    • Case, G

  •  5397PHYS 2214  LAB 407

    • R
    • Case, G

  •  6369PHYS 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

  •  4670PHYS 2216  LEC 001

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

  •  4715PHYS 2217  LEC 001

  •  4718PHYS 2217  DIS 201

  •  4719PHYS 2217  DIS 202

  •  4716PHYS 2217  LAB 401

    • W
    • Elser, V

  •  4717PHYS 2217  LAB 402

    • W
    • Elser, V

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

  •  4671PHYS 2218  LEC 001

  •  4674PHYS 2218  DIS 201

  •  4675PHYS 2218  DIS 202

  •  4672PHYS 2218  LAB 401

    • W
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  4673PHYS 2218  LAB 402

    • R
    • Ramshaw, B

  •  7627PHYS 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

  •  4676PHYS 3316  LEC 001

  •  4677PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4678PHYS 3317  LEC 001

  •  4679PHYS 3317  DIS 201

  •  4680PHYS 3317  DIS 202

PHYS 3327

Focuses on advanced electro/magnetostatics, such as vector and scalar potentials and multipole expansion of the potential solutions to Laplace's Equation and boundary value problems, as well as  time-dependent ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4681PHYS 3327  LEC 001

  •  4682PHYS 3327  DIS 201

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

  •  7133PHYS 3360  LEC 001

  •  7134PHYS 3360  LAB 401

  •  7135PHYS 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AEP 4230

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7141PHYS 4230  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Buhrman, R

  •  7142PHYS 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

  •  8425PHYS 4400  LEC 001

  • 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.

  •  4685PHYS 4400  LAB 401

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

  •  4686PHYS 4410  LEC 001

  • 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.

  •  4687PHYS 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4688PHYS 4445  LEC 001

  •  6322PHYS 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 4500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4689PHYS 4454  LEC 001

  •  4690PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7084PHYS 4480  LEC 001

PHYS 4481

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a general purpose quantum computer remains a formidable technological challenge, there has ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CS 4812PHYS 7681

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16529PHYS 4481  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites will be verified prior to enrollment.

PHYS 4484

This 1.5-hour weekly seminar provides undergraduate and graduate students with an introduction to core concepts in teaching and learning physics. Participants read and discuss articles and videos, reflect ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7577PHYS 4484  LEC 001

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7578PHYS 4484  LEC 002

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  8457PHYS 4484  LEC 003

PHYS 4485

Designed to provide qualified undergraduate students who possess an interest in teaching with a structured experience teaching physics.  Participants collaborate with instructors and graduate teaching ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6199PHYS 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

  •  6200PHYS 4486  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Giambattista, A

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

  •  7124PHYS 4487  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Giambattista, A

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

  •  4691PHYS 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

  •  5877PHYS 4490  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Arias, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5878PHYS 4490  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bazarov, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5879PHYS 4490  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohen, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5880PHYS 4490  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Csaki, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5881PHYS 4490  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Elser, V

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5882PHYS 4490  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5883PHYS 4490  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Franck, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5884PHYS 4490  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Gibbons, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5885PHYS 4490  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Ginsparg, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5886PHYS 4490  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Grossman, Y

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5887PHYS 4490  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gruner, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5949PHYS 4490  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Hartman, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5950PHYS 4490  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Hoffstaetter, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5951PHYS 4490  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Holmes, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5952PHYS 4490  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kim, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6676PHYS 4490  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Leclair, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6677PHYS 4490  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Lepage, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6678PHYS 4490  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Liepe, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6890PHYS 4490  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Mak, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6891PHYS 4490  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Maxson, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6903PHYS 4490  IND 622

    • TBA
    • McAllister, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7396PHYS 4490  IND 623

    • TBA
    • McEuen, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7397PHYS 4490  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Mueller, E

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7398PHYS 4490  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Niemack, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7407PHYS 4490  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Nowack, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7612PHYS 4490  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Parpia, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7695PHYS 4490  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Patterson, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7704PHYS 4490  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Perelstein, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7710PHYS 4490  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Ralph, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7711PHYS 4490  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Ramshaw, B

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7715PHYS 4490  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Rubin, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7716PHYS 4490  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Ryd, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7721PHYS 4490  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Sethna, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8454PHYS 4490  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Shen, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8455PHYS 4490  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Taylor, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8456PHYS 4490  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8477PHYS 4490  IND 639

    • TBA
    • Thorne, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8478PHYS 4490  IND 640

    • TBA
    • Wang, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8479PHYS 4490  IND 641

    • TBA
    • Wittich, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8674PHYS 4490  IND 642

    • TBA
    • McMahon, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8694PHYS 4490  IND 643

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8695PHYS 4490  IND 644

    • TBA
    • Singer, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8706PHYS 4490  IND 645

    • TBA
    • Shvets, G

PHYS 4498

The first half of a two-semester thesis course involving physics-related research under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The thesis research may take many forms including but not restricted ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8474PHYS 4498  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Battaglia, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8625PHYS 4498  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Grossman, Y

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8626PHYS 4498  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Gruner, S

      Thom-Levy, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8627PHYS 4498  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hartman, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8628PHYS 4498  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Holmes, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8629PHYS 4498  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Maxson, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8630PHYS 4498  IND 607

    • TBA
    • McAllister, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8631PHYS 4498  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Nowack, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18588PHYS 4498  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Perelstein, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18589PHYS 4498  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

PHYS 4500

This course centers on the design, production, and use of exhibits in both informal and formal science education settings, for the purpose of increasing engagement in and understanding of physics. Geared ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17927PHYS 4500  LEC 001

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

  • 1-2 Credits Graded

  •  4692PHYS 6500  LAB 401

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP graduate students. Contact dw442@cornell.edu for enrollment availability.

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

  •  4981PHYS 6510  LEC 001

  • Class is limited to PHYS and AEP graduate students. Contact dw442@cornell.edu for enrollment availability.

  •  4693PHYS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  4694PHYS 6520  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Limited to PHYS & AEP seniors as an extension of 6510.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 6509

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16570PHYS 6553  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4695PHYS 6561  LEC 001

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

  •  4696PHYS 6572  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. No additional assistance will be available during pre-enrollment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16585PHYS 6599  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Battaglia, N

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

  •  6115PHYS 7601  LEC 001

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

  •  6597PHYS 7601  DIS 201

PHYS 7635

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4697PHYS 7635  LEC 001

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4698PHYS 7651  LEC 001

PHYS 7653

An advanced, graduate-level exploration of selected topics in statistical mechanics -- topics such as renormalization-group methods, computational methods, machine learning, quantum criticality, conformal ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4699PHYS 7653  LEC 001

PHYS 7667

Intended to provide a systematic development of stellar astrophysics, both theory and observations. Topics include hydrostatic equilibrium; equation of state; radiation transfer and atmospheres; convection ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 6560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16582PHYS 7667  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Lai, D

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

  •  7085PHYS 7680  LEC 001

PHYS 7681

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a general purpose quantum computer remains a formidable technological challenge, there has ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CS 4812PHYS 4481

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18501PHYS 7681  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7585PHYS 7684  LEC 001

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7586PHYS 7684  LEC 002

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  8465PHYS 7684  LEC 003

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  8466PHYS 7684  LEC 004

    • TBA
    • Thorne, R

PHYS 7685

Offerings are announced each semester. Typical topics are group theory, analyticity in particle physics, weak interactions, superfluids, stellar evolution, surface physics, Monte Carlo methods, low-temperature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Guide to Graduate Research in Physics

  •  8368PHYS 7685  LEC 001

  • This one-credit course provides some of the foundations and tools for graduate research in the field of physics, and surveys some of the available research opportunities and groups. For Physics graduate students only.

PHYS 7687

This is an advanced graduate level course that will introduce and demystify field theory and path-integral based methods for studying quantum many-body systems. We will connect to the latest experimental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Strongly Correlated Phase of Quantum Matter

  • 18102PHYS 7687  LEC 001

  • Undergraduate students are welcome to register for the course, after discussing with the instructor.

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

  •  4969PHYS 7690  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6602PHYS 7690  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6603PHYS 7690  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6604PHYS 7690  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6605PHYS 7690  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Staff