BIOE 42: Physical Biology of Cells
Principles of transport, continuum mechanics, and fluids, with applications to cell biology. Topics include random walks, diffusion, Langevin dynamics, transport theory, low Reynolds number flow, and beam theory, with applications including quantitative models of protein trafficking in the cell, mechanics of the cell cytoskeleton, the effects of molecular noise in development, the electromagnetics of nerve impulses, and an introduction to cardiovascular fluid flow. Prerequisites:
MATH 41, 42;
CHEM 31A, B (or 31X); strongly recommended:
CS 106A,
PHYSICS 41,
CME 100 or
MATH 51, and
CME 106; or instructor approval. 4 units, Spr (Huang, K)
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Huang, K. (PI)
CEE 101B: Mechanics of Fluids
Physical properties of fluids and their effect on flow behavior; equations of motion for incompressible ideal flow, including the special case of hydrostatics; continuity, energy, and momentum principles; control volume analysis; laminar and turbulent flows; internal and external flows in specific engineering applications including pipes, open channels, estuaries, and wind turbines. Prerequisites: E14,
PHYSICS 41 (formerly 53),
MATH 51.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Dabiri, J. (PI)
CHEM 173: Physical Chemistry II
Introduction to quantum chemistry: the basic principles of wave mechanics, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotator, infrared and microwave spectroscopy, the hydrogen atom, atomic structure, molecular structure, valence theory. Prerequisites:
CHEM 171;
CME 102, 104 or
MATH 53;
PHYSICS 41, 43.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Martinez, T. (PI)
EE 41: Physics of Electrical Engineering (ENGR 40P)
How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common hightechnology products. Electrostatics are critical in micromechanical systems used in many sensors and displays, and Electromagnetic waves are essential in all highspeed communication systems. How to propagate energy on transmission lines, optical fibers,and in free space. Which aspects of modern physics are needed to generate light for the operation of a DVD player or TV. Introduction to semiconductors, solidstate light bulbs, and laser pointers. Handson labs to connect physics to everyday experience. Prerequisites:
Physics 43
Terms: not given this year

Units: 5

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYFR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
EE 65: Modern Physics for Engineers
This course introduces the core ideas of modern physics that enable applications ranging from solar energy and efficient lighting to the modern electronic and optical devices and nanotechnologies that sense, process, store, communicate and display all our information. Though the ideas have broad impact, the course is widely accessible to engineering and science students with only basic linear algebra and calculus through simple ordinary differential equations as mathematics background. Topics include the quantum mechanics of electrons and photons (Schrödinger's equation, atoms, electrons, energy levels and energy bands; absorption and emission of photons; quantum confinement in nanostructures), the statistical mechanics of particles (entropy, the Boltzmann factor, thermal distributions), the thermodynamics of light (thermal radiation, limits to light concentration, spontaneous and stimulated emission), and the physics of information (Maxwell¿s demon, reversibility, entropy and noise in physics and information theory). Prerequisite:
Physics 41. Pre or corequisite:
Math 53 or
CME 102.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Miller, D. (PI)
ENGR 14: Intro to Solid Mechanics
Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics. Builds on the math and physical reasoning concepts in
Physics 41 to develop skills in evaluation of engineered systems across a variety of fields. Foundational ideas for more advanced solid mechanics courses such as ME80 or
CEE101A. Interactive lecture sessions focused on mathematical application of key concepts, with weekly complementary lab session on testing and designing systems that embody these concepts. Limited enrollment, subject to instructor approval. Prerequisite:
Physics 41.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Kuhl, E. (PI)
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Pinsky, P. (PI)
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Sheppard, S. (PI)
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Angles, J. (TA)
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Sheppard, S. (PI)
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Angles, J. (TA)
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Ford, Q. (TA)
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Goodwin, W. (TA)
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Powers, K. (TA)
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Wang, J. (TA)
ENGR 15: Dynamics
The application of Newton's Laws to solve 2D and 3D static and dynamic problems, particle and rigid body dynamics, freebody diagrams, and equations of motion, with application to mechanical, biomechanical, and aerospace systems. Computer numerical solution and dynamic response. Prerequisites: Calculus (differentiation and integration) such as
MATH 41; and
ENGR 14 (statics and strength) or a mechanics course in physics such as
PHYSICS 41.
Terms: Aut, Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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Lew, A. (PI)
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Mitiguy, P. (PI)
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GrossmanPonemon, B. (TA)
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Strong, E. (TA)
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Wu, X. (TA)
GEOPHYS 120: Ice, Water, Fire (GEOPHYS 220)
Introductory application of continuum mechanics to ice sheets and glaciers, water waves and tsunamis, and volcanoes. Emphasis on physical processes and mathematical description using balance of mass and momentum, combined with constitutive equations for fluids and solids. Designed for undergraduates with no prior geophysics background; also appropriate for beginning graduate students. Prerequisites:
CME 100 or
MATH 52 and
PHYSICS 41 (or equivalent). Offered every year. Spring 20152016 and Winter 20162017.
Terms: Spr

Units: 35

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, WAYFR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Dunham, E. (PI)
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Lotto, G. (TA)
GEOPHYS 220: Ice, Water, Fire (GEOPHYS 120)
Introductory application of continuum mechanics to ice sheets and glaciers, water waves and tsunamis, and volcanoes. Emphasis on physical processes and mathematical description using balance of mass and momentum, combined with constitutive equations for fluids and solids. Designed for undergraduates with no prior geophysics background; also appropriate for beginning graduate students. Prerequisites:
CME 100 or
MATH 52 and
PHYSICS 41 (or equivalent). Offered every year. Spring 20152016 and Winter 20162017.
Terms: Spr

Units: 35

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Dunham, E. (PI)
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Lotto, G. (TA)
PHYSICS 41: Mechanics
How are motions of objects in the physical world determined by laws of physics? Students learn to describe the motion of objects (kinematics) and then understand why motions have the form they do (dynamics). Emphasis on how the important physical principles in mechanics, such as conservation of momentum and energy for translational and rotational motion, follow from just three laws of nature: Newton's laws of motion. Distinction made between fundamental laws of nature and empirical rules that are useful approximations for more complex physics. Problems drawn from examples of mechanics in everyday life. Skills developed in verifying that derived results satisfy criteria for correctness, such as dimensional consistency and expected behavior in limiting cases. Discussions based on language of mathematics, particularly vector representations and operations, and calculus. Physical understanding fostered by peer interaction and demonstrations in lecture, and discussion sections based on interactive group problem solving. Prerequisite: High school physics or concurrent enrollment in
PHYSICS 41A.
MATH 41 or
MATH 51 or
CME 100 or equivalent. Minimum corequisite:
MATH 42 or equivalent.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Lee, Y. (PI)
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BERGES, V. (TA)
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Banerjee, A. (TA)
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Bevillard, B. (TA)
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Chatterjee, E. (TA)
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Cho, W. (TA)
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Garland, R. (TA)
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Jia, T. (TA)
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Lin, Y. (TA)
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