## Courses

### PHYSICS 5A Introductory Mechanics and Relativity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, rotational motion, oscillations, fluids and relativity. Use of calculus and vector algebra will be emphasized. Intended for students with an interest in pursuing a major in physics, astrophysics, engineering physics, or related disciplines. Successor to the Physics H7 series. Start of three semester 5A-5B-5C sequence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Prerequisites: Math 1A; Math 1B (which may be taken concurrently)

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit under special circumstances: Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 5B Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Electric fields and potential, circuits, magnetism and induction. Introduction to optics including light propagation, reflection, refraction and interference. Intended for students with an interest in pursuing a major in physics, astrophysics, engineering physics, or related disciplines. Successor to the Physics H7 series. Continuation of 5A-5B-5C sequence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Prerequisites: Physics 5A or 7A; Math 53 (which may be taken concurrently)

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit under special circumstances: Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

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### PHYSICS 5BL Introduction to Experimental Physics I 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Part one of a two-semester laboratory sequence to introduce students to experimental physics and prepare them for research. Covers a variety of modern and historical experiments, emphasizing data analysis, clear scientific communication, and development of skills on modern equipment. Successor to the Physics H7 series.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Prerequisites: Physics 5A or 7A; 5B or 7B (which may be taken concurrently)

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit under special circumstances: Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 5 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 6 weeks - 12.5 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

### PHYSICS 5C Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 1977

Temperature, kinetic theory, entropy; particle/wave nature of matter, Schrodinger equation, hydrogen atom, applications of quantum physics. Intended for students with an interest in pursuing a major in physics, astrophysics, engineering physics or related disciplines. Continuation of 5A-5B-5C sequence. Successor to the Physics H7 series.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Prerequisites: Physics 5B or 7B; Physics 89 or Math 54 (which may be taken concurrently)

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit under special circumstances: Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

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### PHYSICS 5CL Introduction to Experimental Physics II 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Part two of a two-semester laboratory sequence to introduce students to experimental physics and prepare them for research. Covers a variety of modern and historical experiments, emphasizing iterative experimental design, clear scientific communication, and development of skills on modern equipment. Successor to the Physics H7 series.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 5B & 5BL or 7B; Physics 5C or 7C (which may be taken concurrently)

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit under special circumstances: Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.Only repeatable to replace deficient grade.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 5 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 6 weeks - 12.5 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

### PHYSICS 7A Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Mechanics and wave motion.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** High school physics; Math 1A; Math 1B (which may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion, and 2 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture, 4 hours of discussion, and 4 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 7B Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Heat, electricity, and magnetism.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 7A, Math 1A-1B, Math 53 (may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion, and 2 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture, 4 hours of discussion, and 4 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 7C Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, and quantum physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 7A-7B, Math 1A-1B, Math 53, 54 (Math 54 may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion, and 3 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion, and 6 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS H7A Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013

Honors sequence corresponding to 7A-7B-7C, but with a greater emphasis on theory as opposed to problem solving. Recommended for those students who have had advanced Physics on the high school level and who are intending to declare a major in physics. Entrance into H7A is decided on the basis of performance on an examination given during the first week of class or the consent of the instructor, and into H7B-H7C on performance in previous courses in a standard sequence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** High school physics; Math 1A; Math 1B (may be taken concurrently)

**Credit Restrictions:** Students will received no credit for H7A after taking 7A.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion, and 3 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS H7B Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

Honors sequence corresponding to 7A-7B-7C, but with a greater emphasis on theory as opposed to problem solving. Recommended for those students who have had advanced Physics on the high school level and who are intending to declare a major in physics. Entrance into H7A is decided on the basis of performance on an examination given during the first week of class or the consent of the instructor, and into H7B-H7C on performance in previous courses in a standard sequence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 7A, Math 1A-1B, Math 53 (may be taken concurrently)

**Credit Restrictions:** Students will receive no credit H7B after taking 7B.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion, and 3 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS H7C Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

Honors sequence corresponding to 7A-7B-7C, but with a greater emphasis on theory as opposed to problem solving. Recommended for those students who have had advanced Physics on the high school level and who are intending to declare a major in physics. Entrance into H7A is decided on the basis of performance on an examination given during the first week of class or the consent of the instructor, and into H7B-H7C on performance in previous courses in a standard sequence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 7A-7B, Math 1A-1B, Math 53, 54 (Math 54 may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion, and 3 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 8A Introductory Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Introduction to forces, kinetics, equilibria, fluids, waves, and heat. This course presents concepts and methodologies for understanding physical phenomena, and is particularly useful preparation for upper division study in biology and architecture.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Mathematics 1A, 10A, 16A, or equivalent, or consent of instructor

**Credit Restrictions:** Students with credit for 7A will not receive credit for 8A.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion, and 2 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture, 4 hours of discussion, and 4 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 8B Introductory Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Introduction to electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics. The course presents concepts and methodologies for understanding physical phenomena, and is particularly useful preparation for upper division study in biology and architecture.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 8A or equivalent

**Credit Restrictions:** Students with credit for 7B or 7C will not receive credit for Physics 8B.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion, and 2 hours of laboratory per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture, 4 hours of discussion, and 4 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 10 Descriptive Introduction to Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2005, Fall 2004

The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events. Topics covered may vary and may include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, earthquakes, superconductors, and quantum physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Open to students with or without high school physics

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS C10 Descriptive Introduction to Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events. Topics covered may vary and may include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, earthquakes, superconductors, and quantum physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Open to students with or without high school physics

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

**Also listed as:** L & S C70V

### PHYSICS 21 Physics of Music 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2003, Spring 2002, Spring 2000

Physical principles encountered in the study of music. The applicable laws of mechanics, fundamentals of sound, harmonic content, principles of sound production in musical instruments, musical scales. Numerous illustrative lecture demonstrations will be given. Only the basics of high school algebra and geometry will be used.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** No previous courses in Physics are assumed, although Physics 10 is recommended

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS C21 Physics and Music 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2014, Spring 2012

What can we learn about the nature of reality and the ways that we humans have invented to discover how the world works? An exploration of these questions through the physical principles encountered in the study of music. The applicable laws of mechanics, fundamentals of sound, harmonic content, principles of sound production in musical instruments, musical scales. Numerous illustrative lecture demonstrations will be given. Only the basics of high school algebra and geometry will be used.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** No previous courses in Physics are assumed, although Physics 10 is recommended

**Credit Restrictions:** Students will receive no credit for Physics C21/Letters and Science C70W after completing Physics 21. A deficient grade in Physics 21 may be removed by taking Physics C21/Letters and Science C70W.<BR/>

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

**Also listed as:** L & S C70W

### PHYSICS 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** The grading option will be decided by the instructor when the class is offered. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 39 Lower Division Physics Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2008

Enrollment limited to 20 students per section. Physics seminar course designed for both non major students and students considering a major in physics. Topics vary from semester to semester.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Enrollment by consent of instructor during the week of pre-enrollment. Consult bulletin boards outside 366 Le Conte for more information

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1.5-4 hours of seminar per week

**Summer:** 6 weeks - 3.5-10 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** The grading option will be decided by the instructor when the class is offered. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 49 Supplementary Work in Lower Division Physics 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Students with partial credit in lower division physics courses may, with consent of instructor, complete the credit under this heading.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 1-3 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 77 Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Introductory scientific programming in Python with examples from physics. Topics include: visualization, statistics and probability, regression, numerical integration, simulation, data modeling, function approximation, and algebraic systems. Recommended for freshman physics majors.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Math 1A; Physics 5A or 7A (which may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of workshop per week

**Summer:** 10 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of workshop per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

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### PHYSICS 88 Data Science Applications in Physics 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018

Introduction to data science with applications to physics. Topics include: statistics and probability in physics, modeling of the physical systems and data, numerical integration and differentiation, function approximation. Connector course for Data Science 8, room-shared with Physics 77. Recommended for freshmen intended to major in physics or engineering with emphasis on data science.

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**Objectives & Outcomes**

**Student Learning Outcomes:** Learning goals for Physics 88

The following learning goals will guide the presentation of material as well as development of HWs, rubrics for assessment, and practice problems for use in discussion section: 1) Use of representations, 2) Communication, 3) Tools, 4) Problem-Solving, 5) Making connections, 6) Intellectual maturity and metacognition, 7) Resourcefulness.

**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Math 1A, 1B (1B can be taken concurrently), Physics 5A or 7A (may be taken concurrently), Data Science 8 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 9 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of workshop per week

**Summer:** 6 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of workshop per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

### PHYSICS 89 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Complex numbers, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, Fourier series and transform methods, introduction to partial differential equations, introduction to tensors. Applications to physics will be emphasized. This course or an equivalent course required for physics major.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Math 53

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Summer:** 10 weeks - 4 hours of lecture and 3 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Restricted to freshman and sophomores only; consent of instructor

**Credit Restrictions:** Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of directed group study per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 1.5-7.5 hours of directed group study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 98BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of directed group study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 99 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Restricted to freshmen and sophomores only; consent of instructor

**Credit Restrictions:** Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 1.5-7.5 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 100 Communicating Physics and Physical Science 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in improving their ability to communicate scientific knowledge by teaching science in K-12 schools. The course will combine instruction in inquiry-based science teaching methods and learning pedagogy with 10 weeks of supervised teaching experience in a local school. Students will practice, with support and mentoring, communicating scientific knowledge through presentations and hands-on activities. Approximately three hours per week including time spent in school classrooms.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 105 Analytic Mechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Newtonian mechanics, motion of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions, Larange's equations, Hamilton's equations, central force motion, moving coordinate systems, mechanics of continuous media, oscillations, normal modes, rigid body dynamics, tensor analysis techniques.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 110A Electromagnetism and Optics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Part I. A course emphasizing electromagnetic theory and applications; charges and currents; electric and magnetic fields; dielectric, conducting, and magnetic media; relativity, Maxwell equations. Wave propagation in media, radiation and scattering, Fourier optics, interference and diffraction, ray optics and applications.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 110B Electromagnetism and Optics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Part II. A course emphasizing electromagnetic theory and applications; charges and currents; electric and magnetic fields; dielectric, conducting, and magnetic media; relativity, Maxwell equations. Wave propagation in media, radiation and scattering, Fourier optics, interference and diffraction, ray optics and applications.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C and 110A

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 111A Instrumentation Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

The instrumentation lab (formerly Basic Semiconductor Circuits) is an introductory course in basic design, analysis and modeling of circuits, and data analysis and control. Topics include but not limited to:

linear circuits, semiconductor diodes, JFETS, Op-Amps, Labview programming, ADC and DAC converters, signal processing, and feedback control.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Consent of Instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 8 hours of laboratory and 3 hours of lecture per week

**Summer:** 10 weeks - 12 hours of laboratory and 4.5 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

### PHYSICS 111B Advanced Experimentation Laboratory 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

In the advanced experimentation lab students complete four of 20+ advanced experiments. These include many experiments in atomic, nuclear, particle physics, biophysics, and solid-state physics, among others.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 111A and 137A or consent of instructor

**Credit Restrictions:** Three units of the Advanced Experimentation lab required for physics major; After the first three units, lab may be repeated for additional credit. No more than three units may be completed in one semester.

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3-9 hours of laboratory per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam not required.

**Formerly known as:** Physics 111

### PHYSICS 112 Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Basic concepts of statistical mechanics, microscopic basis of thermodynamics and applications to macroscopic systems, condensed states, phase transformations, quantum distributions, elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, fluctuation phenomena.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

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### PHYSICS 129 Particle Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Tools of particle and nuclear physics. Properties, classification, and interaction of particles including the quark-gluon constituents of hadrons. High energy phenomena analyzed by quantum mechanical methods. Course will survey the field including some related topics in nuclear physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 137A, 137B (may be taken concurrently), or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

**Formerly known as:** 129A

### PHYSICS 130 Quantum and Nonlinear Optics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014

Detailed theory and experimental basis of quantum and nonlinear optics, exhibiting concepts of quantum measurement, noise, stochastic processes and dissipative quantum systems. Topics include second-quantization of electromagnetic fields, photodetection, coherence properties, light-atom interactions, cavity quantum electrodynamics, nonlinear optical systems, squeezed light, aspects of quantum information science, and contemporary research.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 110A and 137A-137B, or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 137A Quantum Mechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018, Fall 2017

Part I. Introduction to the methods of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic, molecular, solid state, nuclear and elementary particle physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 137B Quantum Mechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Part II. Introduction to the methods of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic, molecular, solid state, nuclear and elementary particle physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C and 137A

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Summer:** 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 138 Modern Atomic Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013

This course covers atomic, molecular, and optical physics as a quantitative description of atoms and fields, a generalized toolbox for controlling quantum systems, and a vibrant research area. Topics covered include atomic structure and spectra, atom-field interactions, topics in quantum electrodynamics, methods of resonant manipulation of quantum systems, resonance optics, and experimental techniques.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 137A-137B

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 139 Special Relativity and General Relativity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Historical and experimental foundations of Einstein's special theory of relativity; spatial and temporal measurements, particle dynamics, electrodynamics, Lorentz invariants. Introduction to general relativity. Selected applications. Designed for advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 105, 110A or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 141A Solid State Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Part I. A thorough introductory course in modern solid state physics. Crystal symmetries; classification of solids and their bonding; electromagnetic, elastic, and particle waves in periodic lattices; thermal magnetic and dielectric properties of solids; energy bands of metals and semi-conductors; superconductivity; magnetism; ferroelectricity; magnetic resonances.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 137A-137B; 137B may be taken concurrently

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 141B Solid State Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Part II. A thorough introductory course in modern solid state physics. Crystal symmetries; classification of solids and their bonding; electromagnetic, elastic, and particle waves in periodic lattices; thermal magnetic and dielectric properties of solids; energy bands of metals and semi-conductors; superconductivity; magnetism; ferroelectricity; magnetic resonances.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 137A-137B and 141A

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 142 Introduction to Plasma Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015

Motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, dynamics of fully ionized plasma from both microscopic and macroscopic point of view, magnetohydrodynamics, small amplitude waves; examples from astrophysics, space sciences and controlled-fusion research.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 105, 110A-110B (110B may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS 151 Elective Physics: Special Topics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2013

Topics vary from semester to semester. The subject matter level and scope of the course are such that it is acceptable as the required elective course in the Physics major. See Department of Physics course announcements.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Consent of instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS C161 Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Elements of general relativity. Physics of pulsars, cosmic rays, black holes. The cosmological distance scale, elementary cosmological models, properties of galaxies and quasars. The mass density and age of the universe. Evidence for dark matter and dark energy and concepts of the early universe and of galaxy formation. Reflections on astrophysics as a probe of the extrema of physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 110A-110B; 112 (may be taken concurrently)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

**Instructors:** Boggs, Holzapfel, A. Lee, Ma, Quataert

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C161

### PHYSICS 177 Principles of Molecular Biophysics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

We will review the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and the forces and interactions maintaining their structure in solution. We will describe the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein folding. The principles of polymer chain statistics and of helix-coil transitions in biopolymers will be reviewed next, together with biopolymer dynamics. We will then cover the main structural methods in biology: X-ray crystallography, MNR and fluorescence spectroscopy, electron and probe microscopy, and single molecular methods.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 112 or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

### PHYSICS H190 Physics Honors Course 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

A seminar which includes study and reports on current theoretical and experimental problems. Open only to students officially in the physics honors program or with consent of instructor.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Consent of instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS C191 Quantum Information Science and Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2012

This multidisciplinary course provides an introduction to fundamental conceptual aspects of quantum mechanics from a computational and informational theoretic perspective, as well as physical implementations and technological applications of quantum information science. Basic sections of quantum algorithms, complexity, and cryptography, will be touched upon, as well as pertinent physical realizations from nanoscale science and engineering.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. Final exam required.

**Instructors:** Crommie, Vazirani, Whaley

**Also listed as:** CHEM C191/COMPSCI C191

### PHYSICS H195A Senior Honors Thesis Research 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

Thesis work under the supervision of a faculty member. To obtain credit the student must, at the end of two semesters, submit a satisfactory thesis. A total of four units must be taken. The units may be distributed between one or two semesters in any way.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Open only to students in the honors program

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. This is part one of a year long series course. A provisional grade of IP (in progress) will be applied and later replaced with the final grade after completing part two of the series. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS H195B Senior Honors Thesis Research 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

Thesis work under the supervision of a faculty member. To obtain credit the student must, at the end of two semesters, submit a satisfactory thesis. A total of four units must be taken. The units may be distributed between one or two semesters in any way.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Open only to students in the honors program

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Letter grade. This is part two of a year long series course. Upon completion, the final grade will be applied to both parts of the series. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016

Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section in this catalog.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of directed group study per week

**Summer:**

6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of directed group study per week

8 weeks - 1.5-7.5 hours of directed group study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 198BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of directed group study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS 198F Frontiers of Physics 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

Discussion-based introduction to contemporary research in physics for advanced undergraduates. Presentation of different weekly topics in physics research led by graduate students, postdocs, or professors in a particular field to connect upper division physics majors with contemporary research and to increase dialogue between upper division undergraduates and researchers in the department.

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**Objectives & Outcomes**

**Course Objectives:** -- To connect upper division physics majors with contemporary research in a way that traditional coursework does not.

-- To connect upper division physics majors with contemporary research in a way that traditional coursework does not.

-- To increase dialogue between upper division undergraduates and researchers in the department.

-- To help undergraduates make more informed career choices.

**Student Learning Outcomes:** -- Students left the course with a more broadened and more concrete understanding of what “pursuing research in physics” consists of. They also found themselves interested in areas of physics they didn’t expect or hadn’t known existed.

-- Students gained connections in the department. This has resulted in research projects for several students

-- Students received mentoring from the graduate student on many career path issues.

-- Small class size and discussion format strengthened the physics community both laterally and vertically.

**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 7A, 7B, 7C or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of directed group study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Alternative to final exam.

### PHYSICS 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section in this catalog.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:**

6 weeks - 2.5-7.5 hours of independent study per week

8 weeks - 1.5-5.5 hours of independent study per week

10 weeks - 1.5-4.5 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Undergraduate

**Grading/Final exam status:** Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Final exam not required.

### PHYSICS C201 Introduction to Nano-Science and Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2012

A three-module introduction to the fundamental topics of Nano-Science and Engineering (NSE) theory and research within chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering. This course includes quantum and solid-state physics; chemical synthesis, growth fabrication, and characterization techniques; structures and properties of semiconductors, polymer, and biomedical materials on nanoscales; and devices based on nanostructures. Students must take this course to satisfy the NSE Designated Emphasis core requirement.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Major in physical science such as chemistry, physics, etc., or engineering; consent of advisor or instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Instructors:** Gronsky, S.W. Lee, Wu

**Also listed as:** BIO ENG C280/MAT SCI C261/NSE C201

### PHYSICS C202 Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Principles of gas dynamics, self-gravitating fluids, magnetohydrodynamics and elementary kinetic theory. Aspects of convection, fluid oscillations, linear instabilities, spiral density waves, shock waves, turbulence, accretion disks, stellar winds, and jets.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Instructors:** Chiang, Kasen, Ma, Quataert, White

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C202

### PHYSICS C203 Computational Nanoscience 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2006

A multidisciplinary overview of computational nanoscience for both theorists and experimentalists. This course teaches the main ideas behind different simulation methods; how to decompose a problem into "simulatable" constituents; how to simulate the same thing two different ways; knowing what you are doing and why thinking is still important; the importance of talking to experimentalists; what to do with your data and how to judge its validity; why multiscale modeling is both important and nonsense.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Graduate standing or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Also listed as:** NSE C242

### PHYSICS 205A Advanced Dynamics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013

Lagrange and Hamiltonian dynamics, variational methods, symmetry, kinematics and dynamics of rotation, canonical variables and transformations, perturbation theory, nonlinear dynamics, KAM theory, solitons and integrable pdes.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 105 or equivalent

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 205B Advanced Dynamics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Fall 2013

Nonlinear dynamics of dissipative systems, attractors, perturbation theory, bifurcation theory, pattern formation. Emphasis on recent developments, including turbulence.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 205A

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS C207 Radiation Processes in Astronomy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

An introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics at the graduate level. Principles of energy transfer by radiation. Elements of classical and quantum theory of photon emission; bremsstrahlung, cyclotron and synchrotron radiation. Compton scattering, atomic, molecular and nuclear electromagnetic transitions. Collisional excitation of atoms, molecules and nuclei.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 105, 110A; 110B concurrently; open to advanced undergraduates with GPA of 3.70

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Instructors:** Chiang, Kasen, Quataert

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C207

### PHYSICS 209 Classical Electromagnetism 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Maxwell's equations, gauge transformations and tensors. Complete development of special relativity, with applications. Plane waves in material media, polarization, Fresnel equations, attenuation, and dispersion. Wave equation with sources, retarded solution for potentials, and fields. Cartesian and spherical multipole expansions, vector spherical harmonics, examples of radiating systems, diffraction, and optical theorem. Fields of charges in arbitrary motion, radiated power, relativistic (synchrotron) radiation, and radiation in collisions.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 110A-110B or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 211 Equilibrium Statistical Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Foundations of statistical physics. Ensemble theory. Degenerate systems. Systems of interacting particles.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 112 or equivalent

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 212 Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

Time dependent processes. Kinetic equations. Transport processes. Irreversibility. Theory of many-particle systems. Critical phenomena and renormalization group. Theory of phase transitions.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 112 and 221A-221B, or equivalents

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 216 Special Topics in Many-Body Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2014

Quantum theory of many-particle systems. Applications of theory and technique to physical systems. Pairing phenomena, superfluidity, equation of state, critical phenomena, phase transitions, nuclear matter.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 221A-221B or equivalent recommended

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 221A Quantum Mechanics 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Basic assumptions of quantum mechanics; quantum theory of measurement; matrix mechanics; Schroedinger theory; symmetry and invariance principles; theory of angular momentum; stationary state problems; variational principles; time independent perturbation theory; time dependent perturbation theory; theory of scattering.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 137A-137B or equivalent

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 221B Quantum Mechanics 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Many-body methods, radiation field quantization, relativistic quantum mechanics, applications.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 221A

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 226 Particle Physics Phenomenology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Introduction to particle physics phenomena. Emphasis is placed on experimental tests of particle physics models. Topics include Quark model spectroscopy; weak decays; overview of detectors and accelerators; e+e- annihilation; parton model; electron-proton and neutrino-proton scattering; special topics of current interest.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 221A-221B or equivalent or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS C228 Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

A survey of physical cosmology - the study of the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Topics include the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker model, thermal history and big bang nucleosynthesis, evidence and nature of dark matter and dark energy, the formation and growth of galaxies and large scale structure, the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave radiation, inflation in the early universe, tests of cosmological models, and current research areas. The course complements the material of Astronomy 218.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Instructors:** Holzapfel, Lee, Ma, Seljak, White

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C228

### PHYSICS 229 Advanced Cosmology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015

Advanced topics in physical and early-universe cosmology. Topics include the expanding Universe, evidence and nature of dark matter and dark energy, relativistic perturbation theory, models of cosmological inflation, the formation and growth of large scale structure and the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background, and current research areas. The course extends the material of C228.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics/Astronomy C228 or equivalent or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:**

15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 231 General Relativity 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

An introduction to Einstein's theory of gravitation. Tensor analysis, general relativistic models for matter and electromagnetism, Einstein's field equations. Applications, for example, to the solar system, dense stars, black holes, and cosmology.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 232A Quantum Field Theory I 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Introduction to quantum field theory: canonical quantization of scalar, electromagnetic, and Dirac fields; derivation of Feynman rules; regularization and renormalization; introduction to the renormalization group; elements of the path integral.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 221A-221B or equivalent or consent of instructor (concurrent enrollment in 226 is recommended)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 232B Quantum Field Theory II 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Renormalization of Yang-Mills gauge theories: BRST quantization of gauge theories; nonperturbative dynamics; renormalization group; basics of effective field theory; large N; solitons; instantons; dualities. Selected current topics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 232A or equivalent or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 233A Standard Model and Beyond I 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics and its applications: construction of the Standard Model; Higgs mechanism; phenomenology of weak interactions; QCD and the chiral Lagrangian; quark mixing and flavor physics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 232A or equivalent or consent of instructor (concurrent enrollment in 232B is recommended)

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 233B Standard Model and Beyond II 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Advanced topics in the Standard Model and beyond, selected from: open problems in the Standard Model; supersymmetric models; grand unification; neutrino physics; flat and warped extra dimensions; axions; inflation; baryogenesis; dark matter; the multiverse; other current topics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 233A or equivalent or consent of instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 234A String Theory I 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

Perturbative theory of the bosonic strings, superstrings, and heterotic strings: NSR and GS formulations; 2d CFT; strings in background fields; T-duality; effective spacetime supergravity; perturbative description of D-branes; elements of compactifications and string phenomemology; perturbative mirror symmetry.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 232A or equivalent or consent of instructor. 232B is recommended

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 234B String Theory II 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Nonperturbative apsects of string theory. Topics selected from black holes; black branes; Bekenstein-Hawking entropy; D-branes; string dualities; M-theory; holographic principle and its realizations; AdS/CFT correspondence; gauge theory/gravity dualities; flux compactifications; cosmology in string theory; topological string theories. Selected current topics.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 234A or equivalent or consent of instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 238 Advanced Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013

Contemporary topics in atomic, molecular, and optical physics are presented at an advanced level. These topics may include one or several of the following, at the discretion of the instructor: mechanical effects of light-atom interactions, ultra-cold atomic physics, molecular physics, resonance optics of multi-level atoms, and probing particle physics with atoms and molecules.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 110A, 130, 137A-137B, and 138; or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

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### PHYSICS 240A Quantum Theory of Solids 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Excitations and interactions in solids; crystal structures, symmetries, Bloch's theorem; energy bands; electron dynamics; impurity states; lattice dynamics, phonons; many-electron interactions; density functional theory; dielectric functions, conductivity and optical properties.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 141A-141B and 221A-221B or equivalents, or consent of instructor; 240A is prerequisite to 240B

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 240B Quantum Theory of Solids 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

Optical properties, excitons; electron-phonon interactions, polarons; quantum oscillations, Fermi surfaces; magnetoresistance; quantum Hall effect; transport processes, Boltzmann equation; superconductivity, BCS theory; many-body perturbation theory, Green's functions.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 141A-141B and 221A-221B or equivalents, or consent of instructor; 240A is prerequisite to 240B

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 242A Theoretical Plasma Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014

Analysis of plasma behavior according to the Vlasov, Fokker-Planck equations, guiding center and hydromagnetic descriptions. Study of equilibria, stability, linear and nonlinear waves, transport, and laser-plasma interactions.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 142, or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 242B Theoretical Plasma Physics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2010

Analysis of plasma behavior according to the Vlasov, Fokker-Planck equations, guiding center and hydromagnetic descriptions. Study of equilibria, stability, linear and nonlinear waves, transport, and laser-plasma interactions.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Physics 142, or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 250 Special Topics in Physics 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014

Topics will vary from semester to semester. See Department of Physics announcements.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Consent of instructor

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2-4 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

### PHYSICS 251 Introduction to Graduate Research in Physics 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

A survey of experimental and theoretical research in the Department of Physics, designed for first-year graduate students. One regular meeting each week with supplementary visits to experimental laboratories. Meetings include discussions with research staff.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Graduate standing in Department of Physics or consent of instructor

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS C254 High Energy Astrophysics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2012

Basic physics of high energy radiation processes in an astrophysics environment. Cosmic ray production and propagation. Applications selected from pulsars, x-ray sources, supernovae, interstellar medium, extragalactic radio sources, quasars, and big-bang cosmologies.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 201 or consent of instructor. 202 recommended

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Letter grade.

**Instructors:** Boggs, Quataert

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C254

### PHYSICS C285 Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

The study of theoretical astrophysics.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

**Instructor:** Quataert

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C285

### PHYSICS 290A Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 1997, Fall 1996, Spring 1996

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290B Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS C290C Cosmology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

**Instructors:** White, Cohn

**Also listed as:** ASTRON C290C

### PHYSICS 290D Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2005, Fall 2004, Fall 2003

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290E Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290F Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290G Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290H Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290I Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 1999, Spring 1998

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290J Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290K Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290L Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2000

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290N Seminar in Non-Neutral Plasmas 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290P Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290Q Seminar in Quantum Optics 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290R Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290S Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290T Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2000, Fall 1999, Spring 1999

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290X Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290Y Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 290Z Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 295 Special Study for Graduate Students 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013

This course is arranged to allow qualified graduate students to investigate possible research fields or to pursue problems of interest through reading or non-laboratory study under the direction of faculty members who agree to give such supervision.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Graduate standing

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:**

6 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

8 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 297 Careers for Physical Science PhDs 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018

This course exposes graduate students and postdocs in the physical sciences to non-academic careers. Each session hosts speakers who have transitioned from a PhD in the physical sciences to a variety of industries, including data science, quantitative finance, software/hardware engineering, consulting, and more.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of seminar per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 299 Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Graduate standing

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:**

6 weeks - 1-12 hours of independent study per week

8 weeks - 1-12 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 301 Advanced Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Physics 1 - 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Discussion, problem review and development, guidance of physics laboratory experiments, course development.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** 300

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1 hour of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Professional course for teachers or prospective teachers

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

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### PHYSICS 375 Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Physics 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

Mandatory for first time GSIs. Topics include teaching theory, effective teaching methods, educational objectives, alternatives to standard classroom methods, reciprocal classroom visitations, and guided group and self-analysis of videotapes.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** Graduate standing or consent of instructor; may be taken concurrently with 301

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Professional course for teachers or prospective teachers

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

**Formerly known as:** Physics 300

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### PHYSICS 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D.

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**Rules & Requirements**

**Prerequisites:** For qualified graduate students

**Credit Restrictions:** Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for doctoral degree.

**Repeat rules:** Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 1-8 hours of independent study per week

**Summer:**

6 weeks - 1-8 hours of independent study per week

8 weeks - 1-8 hours of independent study per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate examination preparation

**Grading:** Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

### PHYSICS 700 Departmental Colloquium 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016

Physics Department weekly colloquium.

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**Hours & Format**

**Fall and/or spring:** 15 weeks - 2 hours of colloquium per week

**Additional Details**

**Subject/Course Level:** Physics/Graduate examination preparation

**Grading:** The grading option will be decided by the instructor when the class is offered.

**Formerly known as:** Physics 800