# Physics

## Physics

**Departmental Representative:**

Prof. Jeremy Dodd

924 Pupin

212-854-3969

dodd@phys.columbia.edu

Please note, it is not necessary to complete pre-requisites at Columbia University. Students are expected to meet pre-requisite requirements prior to registration.

*Physics S1201* with *S1291* laboratory and *Physics S1202* with *S1292* laboratory constitute a complete one-year course in general physics. These courses are designed primarily for premedical and other preprofessional and liberal arts students. Each laboratory course includes ten three-hour laboratory periods.

*Physics S1201* and *S1202* count toward the science requirement for most Columbia University undergraduates.

**PHYS S0065Q Basic Physics. ***0 points*.

0 academic points, billed as 2 points. Does not carry credit toward the bachelor's degree. May be taken for Pass/Fail credit only. Not open to pre-college students.

Prerequisites: high school mathematics, but not calculus.

Basic Physics serves as preparation for *General Physics 1201-1202* and is intended for those students who do not have a solid foundation in high school physics or who have been away from school for several years. The course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts and fundamental laws of physics, focusing on mechanics, together with a review of the mathematical techniques needed for problem-solving.

Summer 2018: PHYS S0065Q | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 0065 | 001/10175 | |
0 | 0 |

**PHYS S1201D General Physics, I. ***3 points*.

Prerequisites: this course uses elementary concepts from calculus, and students should therefore have some basic background in differentiation and integration.

Assignments to discussion sections are made after the first lecture. Basic introduction to the study of mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. The accompanying laboratory is *PHYS S1291D*. NOTE: There are two recitation sessions that meet for one hour each week. The recitation times will be selected at the first class meeting.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1201D | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1201 | 001/70123 | |
3 | 0 |

**PHYS S1202Q General Physics, II. ***3 points*.

Prerequisites: *PHYS S1201* or the equivalent. This course uses elementary concepts from calculus, and students should therefore have some basic background in differentiation and integration.

The same course as *PHYS S1202X*, but given in a six-week session. Assignments to discussion sections are made after the first lecture. Basic introduction to the study of electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.The accompanying laboratory is *PHYS S1292Q*. NOTE: There are two recitation sessions that meet for one hour each week. The recitation times will be selected at the first class meeting.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1202Q | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1202 | 001/26782 | |
3 | 0 |

**PHYS S1202X General Physics, II. ***3 points*.

Prerequisites: *PHYS 1201* or the equivalent. This course uses elementary concepts from calculus, and students should therefore have some basic background in differentiation and integration.

Basic introduction to the study of electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. The accompanying laboratory is *PHYS S1292X*.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1202X | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1202 | 002/61212 | |
3 | 0 |

**PHYS S1291D General Physics Laboratory, I. ***1 point*.

Fee: Lab Fee - 75.00

Prerequisites: *PHYS S1201*. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Laboratory for *PHYS S1201D*. Assignments to laboratory sections are made after the first lecture, offered Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 10.30AM-1.30PM.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1291D | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1291 | 001/17870 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1291 | 002/68907 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1291 | 003/25566 | |
1 | 0 |

**PHYS S1292Q General physics Laboratory, II. ***1 point*.

Fee: Lab Fee - 75.00

Prerequisites: *PHYS S1202*. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Laboratory for *PHYS S1202Q*. Assignments to laboratory sections are made after the first lecture, offered Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 10.30AM-1.30PM.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1292Q | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1292 | 002/76602 | |
1 | 0 |

**PHYS S1292X General physics Laboratory, II. ***1 point*.

Fee: Lab Fee - 75.00

Prerequisites: *PHYS S1202*. May be taken before or concurrently with this course.

Laboratory for *PHYS 1202X*. Assignments to laboratory sections are made after the first lecture. NOTE: Labs meet one day a week (Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs) 1:00pm - 4:00pm only. There are no evening lab sections.

Summer 2018: PHYS S1292X | |||||

Course Number | Section/Call Number | Times/Location | Instructor | Points | Enrollment |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PHYS 1292 | 001/16654 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1292 | 003/67691 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1292 | 004/15438 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1292 | 005/75386 | |
1 | 0 | |

PHYS 1292 | 006/66475 | |
1 | 0 |