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2018-2019 Physics Course Schedule and Websites

For information about all courses, including those not offered this year, please refer to the Caltech catalog here. Course webpages from 2017-2018 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Refael     F 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage  

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea     F 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG    

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh    WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 2b     Dr. Cheung     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG     Moodle

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Filippone     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     T - 201 BRG, R - 269 LAU

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM Mon Jan 7 1:00 - 1:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage    

Spring     E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht    OM Mon Apr 1 2:00 - 2:55 pm     201 BRG 

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists

Fall     Dr. Libbrecht/F. Rice     Course Webpage

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice        OM Tues Jan 8 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG     Course website

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice    OM Tues Apr 2 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     OM Mon Jan 7 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu   

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer     Course Webpage

Physics 10 - Frontiers in Physics

Fall     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 11 - Beyond Physics

Fall/Winter/Spring     Dr. R Phillips     Course Webpage

Physics 12 abc - Waves, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 12a     Dr. X Chen     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     269 LAU     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Simmons-Duffin   TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     T - 269 LAU, R - 201 BRG

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Jan 7 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Apr 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Jan 7 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Apr 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Jan 7 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG     Course Webpage   

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Apr 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG 

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Fall     Physics 50a     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael

Winter     Physics 50b     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     Course Webpage

Spring     Dr. Hitlin     T 2:00 - 3:55 pm     469 LAU

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Physics 77ab     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM Mon Jan 7 3:00 - 3:55 pm     210 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM Mon Apr 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     210 BRG

Physics 101 - Order-of-Magnitude Physics

Spring     Dr. Phinney     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     201 BRG

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Y Chen/ Dr. Golwala     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     107 DWN     Course Webpage 1, Course Webpage 2

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN

Physics/APh/EE/BE 118 ab - Physics of Measurement

Fall     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     Course Webpage

Spring    Physics 118b     Dr. Roukes     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     107 DWN       

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Fall     Physics 121a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin    Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 121b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     OM Tues Jan 8 10:30 - 11:25 am     304 BRG    

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich   OM Tues Apr 2 10:30 - 11:25 am     304 BRG  

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Wise     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     107 DWN

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Cheung     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     107 DWN 

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     107 DWN

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics

Fall     Physics 129a     PDE's     Dr. Oguri     Course Webpage

Note the order of 129b and 129c, which differs from the information in the catalog. The information below is the order in which the classes are offered.

Winter     Physics 129b     Group Theory     Dr. X Chen     TR 9:00 - 10:25 am     107 DWN      Course Webpage   

Spring     Physics 129c     Probability & Statistics     Dr. Porter     TR 9:00 - 10:25 am     107 DWN 

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage

Physics 136 abc - Applications of Classical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 136a     Dr. Hopkins     

Winter     Physics 136b     Dr. Phinney     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU     

Spring     Physics 136c     Dr. Teukolsky     TR 1:00 - 2:25 pm     269 LAU

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 LAU     Course Webpage 

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Spring     Dr. Patterson     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     119 DWN

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice         OM Tues Jan 8 2:00 - 2:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice    OM Tues Apr 2 2:00 - 2:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres     F 2:30 - 4:25 pm     469 LAU 

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Gukov     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Wise     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill 

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Kitaev     MW 2:30 - 3:55 pm      103 DWN

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea     MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     103 DWN    

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Kitaev     MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     103 DWN  

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Stone 

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Stone     F 12:00 - 1:55 pm     B157 BRG    

Physics 250 abc - Introduction to String Theory

Fall     Physics 250a     Dr. Kapustin 

Winter     Physics 250b     Dr. Kapustin     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 LAU 

Spring     Physics 250c     Dr. Kapustin     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 LAU