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## Physics

## Physics **(PHYS)**

- http://physics.usc.edu
- D class assignments for undergraduates available in ACB439; phone (213) 740-1140.
- D class assignments for undergraduates available in ACB439; phone (213) 740-1140 or email physics@dornsife.usc.edu.

The fundamentals of physics presented with emphasis on the structure and beauty of physical laws. Practical component will relate these laws to commonly encountered events. Not available for major credit.

**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.**Note:**Register for lecture and one lab listed immediately following that lecture.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50310R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 91 of 93 | Gene Bickers | SLH100 | ||

50313R | 001 | Lab | 10:00-11:50am | Wednesday | 16 of 16 | SGM300 | |||

50315R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 16 of 16 | SGM300 | |||

50316R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 15 of 16 | SGM300 | |||

50317R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Tuesday | 15 of 15 | SGM300 | |||

50318R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Wednesday | 15 of 15 | SGM300 | |||

50319R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Thursday | 14 of 15 | SGM300 |

Fundamental laws and principles of physics with emphasis on theapplication of physical principles to the problems ofarchitecture. Lecture, 4 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.

**Corequisite:**MATH 108**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.**Note:**Register for lecture and one lab. This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50330R | 001 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 80 of 128 | Christopher Sutherland | SLH200 | PDF (199329 KB) | |

50332R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-9:50am | Friday | 20 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50333R | 001 | Lab | 10:00-11:50am | Friday | 12 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50334R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-1:50pm | Friday | 19 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50335R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Friday | 19 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50336R | 001 | Lab | 4:00-5:50pm | Friday | 10 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 |

Fundamental laws and principles of physics emphasizing areasrelated to life sciences. Prerequisite for Biological Sciences,Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy. Lecture, 4 hrs.; Lab, 3 hrs.

**Prerequisite:**1 from (MATH 108 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 226)**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.**Note:**Register for lecture, quiz and one lab. This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50340R | 001 | Lecture | 8:30-9:50am | Mon, Wed | 179 of 183 | Christopher Sutherland | SLH200 | PDF (165603 KB) | |

50341R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 179 of 183 | TBA | |||

50346R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 23 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50347R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 24 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50348R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 25 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50349R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 26 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50350R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 26 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50351R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 25 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50352R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 26 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 |

Fundamental laws and principles of physics emphasizing areas related to life sciences. Prerequisite for Biological Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Lecture, 4 hrs.; Lab, 3 hrs. (Duplicates credit in 105abLg and 125L).

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 135A**Note:**Register for lecture, one lab and quiz

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50360R | 001 | Lecture | 11:00-12:20pm | Tue, Thu | 80 of 90 | Dennis Nemeschansky | SLH102 | ||

50362R | 001 | Lecture | 8:30-9:50am | Mon, Wed | 61 of 93 | Dennis Nemeschansky | SLH100 | ||

50363R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 141 of 183 | TBA | |||

50366R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 12 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50368R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 9 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50369R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 20 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50370R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 5 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50371R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 12 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50372R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 12 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50373R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 16 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50374R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 20 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50375R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 9 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50376R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 11 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50377R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 15 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 |

Laboratory component for PHYS 151Lg for transfer students with equivalent lecture credit from another institution. For transfer students immediately after matriculation. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50479D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 2 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen, Christopher Gould | OFFICE |

Laboratory component for PHYS 152L for transfer students with equivalent lecture credit from another institution. For transfer students immediately after matriculation. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50478D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen, Christopher Gould | OFFICE |

Gateway to the majors and minors in Physics and Astronomy. Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, conservation principles, gravitation, simple harmonic oscillators, thermodynamics, heat engines, entropy.

**Prerequisite:**1 from (MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 226 or MATH 129 or MATH 229)**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.**Note:**Register for lecture, one lab and quiz. This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students. .

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50380R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-10:50am | MWF | 145 of 146 | Rajiv Kalia | SLH200 | ||

50382R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-12:50pm | MWF | 108 of 128 | Eli Levenson-Falk | SLH200 | PDF (743689 KB) | |

50383R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Wednesday | 253 of 280 | TBA | |||

50384D | 001 | Lecture | 3:30-4:50pm | Tue, Thu | Canceled | ||||

50385D | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Wednesday | Canceled | ||||

50386R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 22 of 28 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50387R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 24 of 29 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50388R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 25 of 30 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50390R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 22 of 28 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50391R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 21 of 29 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50392R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 22 of 29 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50394R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 20 of 32 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50395R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 22 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50396R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 27 of 32 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50398R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 24 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50399R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 24 of 31 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 |

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrical circuits, wave motion, sound waves, electromagnetic waves.

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 151 and 1 from (MATH 126 or MATH 129)**Corequisite:**1 from (MATH 226 or MATH 229)**Note:**Register for lecture, one lab and quiz

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50400R | 001 | Lecture | 3:30-4:50pm | Mon, Wed | 132 of 138 | Nicolas Moure | SLH200 | ||

50402R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 60 of 90 | Grace Lu | SLH200 | ||

50403R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Thursday | 192 of 237 | TBA | |||

50406R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 15 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50407R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 14 of 15 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50408R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 10 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50410R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 14 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50411R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 18 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50412R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 15 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50413R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 13 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50414R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 22 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50415R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 9 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50417R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 18 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50418R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 22 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50419R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 18 of 20 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 |

Geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid state physics. Lecture: 3 hours; Laboratory: 3 hours.

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 152**Note:**Register for lecture, one lab and quiz

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50420R | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | 26 of 90 | Christopher Gould | SLH102 | ||

50422R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 71 of 90 | Gerd Bergmann | SLH100 | ||

50423R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Thursday | 96 of 180 | TBA | |||

50426R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 8 of 13 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50427R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 5 of 8 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50428R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 6 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50430R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 10 of 13 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50431R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 8 of 9 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50432R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 9 of 9 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50433R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 4 of 11 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50434R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 7 of 9 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50435R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 7 of 10 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50436R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 10 of 11 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50437R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 14 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50438R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 8 of 10 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 |

Gateway to the majors and minors in Physics and Astronomy. Introductory treatment intended for well-qualified students. Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, conservation laws, wave motion, thermodynamics, heat engines, entropy.

**Prerequisite:**MATH 126**Corequisite:**MATH 226**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.**Note:**This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50530D | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:50pm | Tue, Thu | 66 of 90 | Gene Bickers | SLH102 | ||

50532R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 4 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50533R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 6 of 6 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50534R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 3 of 3 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50536R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 3 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50537R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 4 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50538R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50540R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 4 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50542R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 8 of 8 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50543R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 31 of 32 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50544R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 1 of 1 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 |

Interference and diffraction of waves, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, elementary particles.

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 162

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50570D | 001 | Lecture | 6:00-7:50pm | Tue, Thu | 42 of 90 | Gene Bickers | SLH200 | ||

50572R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 2 of 3 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50573R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 1 of 8 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50574R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50576R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 5 of 5 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50577R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 3 of 3 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50578R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 5 of 5 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50579R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 7 of 7 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50580R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 4 of 6 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50581R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 5 of 5 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50582R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 2 of 5 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50583R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 6 of 6 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 |

Mechanics, mechanical vibrations and waves, special relativity. Emphasizes applications in the areas of applied physics and engineering.

**Prerequisite:**MATH 129**Corequisite:**MATH 229**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50780D | 001 | Lecture | 4:00-4:50pm | Mon, Wed | 39 of 64 | Geraldine Peters | SLH102 | ||

50781R | 001 | Discussion | 4:00-4:50pm | Tue, Thu | 28 of 32 | Michelle Povinelli | VHE210 | ||

50785R | 001 | Discussion | 12:00-12:50pm | Tuesday | 11 of 32 | Michelle Povinelli | WPHB30 | ||

12:00-12:50pm | Thursday | KDC236 | |||||||

50782R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Friday | 21 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB4 | ||

50784R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 18 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB4 |

Introduction to current research activities of the faculty of the Department; topics of current and popular interest among the wider community of physicists. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50470D | 001 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 1 | OFFICE |

Investigation of energy technologies, including development and implementation issues. Topics include the Industrial Revolution, electromagnetic induction, power transmission, combustion engines, fission and fusion. Not available for major credit.

**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50490D | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | Canceled | Hans Bozler | PDF (162457 KB) |

First, second, and third laws; thermodynamic potentials, applications; distribution laws, kinetic theory, transport phenomena, specific heats.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50502R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 28 of 30 | Moh El-Naggar | WPH106 |

Geometry of the Universe, special relativity, curved metrics, black holes, equivalence principle, cosmology, Friedman-Robertson-Walker geometry, Einstein's equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 304.

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 304

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50513R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Wed, Fri | 19 of 25 | Clifford Johnson | KAP138 |

Concepts and techniques of quantum mechanics; free and bound states, the hydrogen atom.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50510D | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 40 of 42 | Itzhak Bars | KAP163 |

Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior

Section | Session | Units | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50516D | 001 | 2.0-8.0 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 20 | Christopher Gould | OFFICE |

Development of modern experimental techniques, including computer interface with data acquisition hardware and data analysis by software, applied specifically to experiments in modern physics. Emphasis on laboratory work with discussion of theoretical background.

**Prerequisite:**PHYS 492**Note:**Register for lecture and lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50522D | 001 | Lecture | 1:00-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 11 of 20 | Jack Feinberg | ZHS360 | PDF (458802 KB) | |

50523D | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Mon, Wed | 11 of 17 | Jack Feinberg | OCW105 |

An original project will be constructed applying computer technology (in either hardware or software) to produce a result useful in the physics classroom or laboratory.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50526D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 7 of 24 | Christopher Gould | OFFICE |

Topics of current research interest in physics and astronomy. Lectures directed to physics graduate students by faculty of the department and by outside speakers. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50600R | 001 | Lecture | 4:00-5:20pm | Monday | 23 of 90 | Stephan Haas | SSL202 |

a: Electrostatics, boundary value problems, multiple expansions, microscopic models of matter, magnetostatics. b: Maxwell's equations, potentials and gauge transformations; electromagnetic waves; wave guides; electromagnetic radiation; special relativity.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50606R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:50pm | Mon, Wed | 10 of 24 | Clifford Johnson | KAP138 |

Introduction to algorithm development. Integration of ordinary differential equations; chaotic systems; molecular dynamics; Monte Carlo integration and simulations; cellular automata and other complex systems.

**Recommended preparation:**ability to program in C or C++Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50614R | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | 31 of 31 | Aiichiro Nakano | WPH206 | PDF (93677 KB) |

Research leading to the master's degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50632D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 31 of 40 | Stephan Haas | OFFICE |

Practical principles for the long-term development of effective teaching within the physical sciences. Intended for teaching assistants in Dornsife College. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50633R | 001 | Lecture | 3:00-3:50pm | Monday | 3 of 10 | Christopher Gould | KAP150 |

Credit on acceptance of thesis.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50634D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 20 | OFFICE |

Part-time or full-time, practical work experience in the students field of study. The internship must be located at an off-campus facility. Students are individually supervised by faculty. May not be taken until the student has completed at least one semester of enrollment in the graduate program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following major(s): Physics**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student, Master Student**Restriction:**Registration open to the following school(s): Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Section | Session | Units | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50679D | 001 | 1.0 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 10 | OFFICE |

Course content will vary yearly with current interest. Topics covered may include field theory, many body theory, Green's functions, dispersion theory, and group theory.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50660R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Wed, Fri | 10 of 12 | Christoph Haselwandter | KAP150 |

Various advanced phases of particle physics. Content will vary yearly; emphasis on superstring theories, advanced topics in quantum gravity, and field theory.

**Recommended preparation:**PHYS-678.Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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Theory of Open Quantum Systems | |||||||||

50662R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-12:50pm | MWF | 7 of 12 | Christopher Sutherland | KAP138 | PDF (116390 KB) |

Course content will vary yearly with current interest. Topics covered may include theory of superconductivity, high temperature superconductivity, Green's functions in condensed matter physics, magnetism and transport in disordered metals.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50664R | 961 | Lecture | 4:00-6:50pm | Tue, Thu | 9 of 19 | Hubert Saleur | KAP138 |

Coursework taken on campus at Caltech as part of the Caltech-USC cross-registration program. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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08775D | 001 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 12 | OFFICE |

Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50668D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 24 | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of dissertation.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50670D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 7 of 24 | OFFICE |