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## Physics

## Physics **(PHYS)**

- http://physics.usc.edu
- D class assignments for undergraduates available in ACB-439; 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 are presented, exploring the structure and beauty of physical laws and their manifestations, ranging from events observed in everyday life to subatomic and cosmic phenomena.

**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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50310R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 21 of 90 | Vitaly Kresin | SLH102 | ||

50315R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 10 of 16 | SGM314 | |||

50318R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Wednesday | 6 of 16 | SGM314 | |||

50319R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Thursday | 5 of 16 | SGM314 |

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 | 87 of 110 | Hamid Chabok | SLH200 | ||

50332R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-9:50am | Friday | 16 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50333R | 001 | Lab | 10:00-11:50am | Friday | 11 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50334R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-1:50pm | Friday | 21 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50335R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Friday | 21 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50336R | 001 | Lab | 4:00-5:50pm | Friday | 18 of 22 | 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:**Must register for lecture, quiz and lab section.

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

50342R | 001 | Lecture | 11:00-12:20pm | Tue, Thu | 66 of 93 | Hamid Chabok | SLH100 | ||

50340R | 001 | Lecture | 8:30-9:50am | Mon, Wed | 54 of 90 | Hamid Chabok | SLH200 | ||

50341R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 120 of 230 | THH101 | |||

50346R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 16 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50347D | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50348R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 14 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50349R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 22 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50350R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 23 of 23 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50351R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 16 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50352R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 14 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB5 | ||

50353R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 15 of 16 | 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 | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 45 of 90 | Krzysztof Pilch | SLH100 | ||

50362R | 001 | Lecture | 8:30-9:50am | Mon, Wed | 122 of 129 | Dennis Nemeschansky, Stephan Haas | ONLINE | ||

50363R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 167 of 229 | SAL101 | |||

50366R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 8 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50367D | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 0 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50368R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 14 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50369R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 21 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50370R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 16 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50371R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 9 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50372R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 12 of 22 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50373R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 22 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50374R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 22 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50376R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 21 of 23 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB11 | ||

50377R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 21 of 22 | 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.

**Note:**PHYS 141L cannot be taken without having manually registered in an actual PHYS 151Lg laboratory section. After registering for PHYS 141L, you must immediately contact the instructor to have manually registered in an actual PHYS 151Lg laboratory section.

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

50479D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 4 | TBA |

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

**Note:**PHYS 142L cannot be taken without having manually registered in an actual PHYS 152L laboratory section. After registering for PHYS 142L, you must immediately contact the instructor to have manually registered in an actual PHYS 152L laboratory section.

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

50478D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 4 | TBA |

Laboratory component for PHYS 153L for transfer students with equivalent lecture credit from another institution. For transfer students immediately after matriculation. Graded CR/NC.

**Note:**PHYS 143L cannot be taken without having manually registered in an actual PHYS 153L laboratory section. After registering for PHYS 143L, you must immediately contact the instructor to have manually registered in an actual PHYS 153L laboratory section.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50477D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 4 | 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 | 144 of 162 | Scott Macdonald | SLH200 | ||

50382R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-12:50pm | MWF | 155 of 168 | Vahe Peroomian | SLH200 | ||

50383R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Wednesday | 299 of 339 | THH101 | |||

50386R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 26 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50387R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 22 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50388R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 26 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50389R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Friday | 10 of 11 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50390R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 23 of 27 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50391R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 22 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50392R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 25 of 27 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50393R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 11 of 13 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50394R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 24 of 28 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50395R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 24 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50396R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 27 of 28 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50397R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 11 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50398R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 25 of 26 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50399R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 23 of 25 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 |

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

**Prerequisite:**1 from (PHYS 151 or PHYS 161 or PHYS 171) 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 | 66 of 110 | Nicolas Moure | SLH200 | ||

50402R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 113 of 131 | Nicolas Moure | SLH200 | ||

50403R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Thursday | 179 of 249 | SAL101 | |||

50406R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 10 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50407R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50408R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 7 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50410R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50411R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 21 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50412R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 22 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50413R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50414R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 9 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50415R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50417R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 20 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50418R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 21 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 | ||

50419R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 21 of 24 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB25 |

Geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid state physics.

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

50420R | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | 27 of 80 | Christopher Gould | SLH102 | ||

50422R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 76 of 80 | Lara Martini | SLH100 | ||

50423R | 001 | Quiz | 5:00-6:20pm | Thursday | 103 of 180 | SLH200 | |||

50426R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50427R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 8 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50430R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 13 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50431R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 10 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50432R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 10 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50434R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 12 of 12 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50436R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 12 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50437R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 15 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50438R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 11 of 14 | 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:**1 from (MATH 126 or MATH 129)**Corequisite:**1 from (MATH 226 or MATH 229)**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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50530R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 36 of 90 | Scott Macdonald | SLH102 | ||

50532R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Tuesday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50533R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50534R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50535R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Friday | 3 of 3 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

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

50537R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

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

50539R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 1 of 1 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

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

50542R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Tuesday | 1 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50543R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 16 of 28 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB8 | ||

50544R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 3 of 3 | 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 | 12:30-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 10 of 90 | Scott Macdonald | SLH100 | ||

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

50573R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Wednesday | 1 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50576R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Wednesday | 0 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50577R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Tuesday | 2 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50578R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 1 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50579R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 3 of 4 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50581R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 0 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50583R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Wednesday | 1 of 2 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 | ||

50584R | 001 | Lab | 5:00-7:50pm | Thursday | 1 of 16 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB29 |

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

**Prerequisite:**1 from (MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 129 or MATH 226 or MATH 229)**General Education:**This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.

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

50780D | 001 | Lecture | 4:00-4:50pm | Mon, Wed | 18 of 48 | Geraldine Peters | KAP144 | ||

50781R | 001 | Discussion | 12:00-12:50pm | Tue, Thu | 8 of 24 | Stephan Haas | KAP134 | ||

50782R | 001 | Discussion | 4:00-4:50pm | Tue, Thu | 10 of 24 | Aaron Wirthwein | KAP134 | ||

50783D | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Friday | 0 of 1 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB4 | ||

50784R | 001 | Lab | 11:00-1:50pm | Friday | 5 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB4 | ||

50785R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 13 of 14 | Gokhan Esirgen | KAPB4 |

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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

50490R | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | 5 of 48 | Peter Chung | SLH100 | ||

50494R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Tuesday | 5 of 16 | SGM314 |

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 | 8:30-9:50am | MWF | 16 of 28 | Marcin Abram | ZHS360 | PDF (229328 KB) |

Crystal structures, x-ray diffraction, thermal properties of solids, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, free-electron model of metals, semiconductors, ferromagnetism, super-conductivity, imperfections in crystals.

**Corequisite:**PHYS 438a

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

50514R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Wed, Fri | 6 of 12 | Christoph Haselwandter | KAP150 |

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 |
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50516D | 001 | 2.0-8.0 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 2 of 20 | Vahe Peroomian | 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 | 12 of 16 | Peter Foster | GFS111 | ||

50523D | 001 | Lab | 2:00-3:50pm | Mon, Wed | 12 of 16 | Peter Foster | 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 |
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50526D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 4 of 24 | Vahe Peroomian | 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 | 40 of 62 | 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 | 22 of 36 | Clifford Johnson | GFS118 |

Training on available quantum computing hardware and the respective functional principles, available software, and algorithms; the opportunity to program quantum computers and run sample problems; hands-on tutorials.

**Corequisite:**EE 520

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50611R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 15 of 36 | Rosa Di Felice | DMC207 |

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 | 13 of 36 | Aiichiro Nakano | KAP145 |

Fundamentals of the special theory and applications to classical and quantum physics; the principle of equivalence; tensor analysis and Einstein's theory of gravitation; relativistic cosmology. Recommended preparation PHYS-504a and 508a

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50622R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 7 of 24 | Nicholas Warner | KAP163 |

a: General formulation of quantum mechanics with applications; theory of measurement; exactly solvable problems; angular momentum formalism.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50626R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 16 of 36 | Itzhak Bars | KAP144 | PDF (173098 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 | 37 of 40 | Stephan Haas | OFFICE |

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

Introduction to advanced techniques in theoretical many-body physics based on quantum information theory.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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50643R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 11 of 24 | Paolo Zanardi | KAP137 |

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 | 961 | Lecture | 4:00-6:50pm | Tue, Thu | 5 of 19 | Hubert Saleur | GFS108 | PDF (329537 KB) |

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 | 1 of 12 | Stephan Haas | 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 |
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50668D | 001 | Lecture-Lab | TBA | TBA | 0 of 24 | Stephan Haas | 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 | 1 of 24 | OFFICE |