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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 2017: PHYS S0065Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 0065 001/76426 T Th 4:30pm - 6:05pm
Room TBA
0 2

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 2017: PHYS S1201D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1201 001/67514 M T W Th 9:00am - 10:05am
Room TBA
Burton Budick 3 9

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 2017: PHYS S1202Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1202 001/24173 M T W Th 9:00am - 10:05am
Room TBA
3 13

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 2017: PHYS S1202X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1202 002/15262 M W 6:00pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 43

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 2017: PHYS S1291D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1291 001/75210  
1 10

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 2017: PHYS S1292Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1292 001/66298  
1 28

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 2017: PHYS S1292X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1292 002/22957  
1 26

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