# Stern College Syllabi -- Spring and Fall 2021-2022 courses --- PHYS (Physics)

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Item Restricted PHYS 1221: Classical Mechanics(Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-09) Prodan, Emil; 0000-0001-8940-6629Course description: This is a course in Classical Mechanics with a focus on mechanical engineering applications, in a format that delivers both knowledge and skill development. The first part of the lectures focuses on generalized degrees of freedom and generalized forces, specifically on how to identify them and then put them to good use. As engineering applications, the course will investigate a library of basic mechanisms used in mechanical engineering, specifically, how the motions of the moving parts are interconnected. The course will continue with kinematics, the science of moving parts, which is developed again in the framework of generalized coordinates and applied to standard mechanical systems. This will be followed up by an investigation of Newton’s laws of motions, with applications on both statics and dynamics. The concepts of work and energy and the associated principles, as well as the concepts of impulse and associated principles will be investigated in the last part of the course. Each weekly module will consist of a section concentrated on the working principles and a section concentrated on engineering applications. Course learning outcomes: Regarding knowledge, the students will develop a deep understanding of the principles governing the motion and functioning of mechanical systems. They will also become familiar with a large library of mechanisms that are used in mechanical engineering to create and transfer motion, force or torque. The students will learn the principles behind the functioning of these mechanisms, their purpose and their common applications. Regarding skills, the students will learn how to assess quantitatively the kinematics of a complex systems with several moving parts and how to describe these motions using natural degrees of freedom, how to calculate kinetic energies and linear as well as angular momenta, which are fundamental quantities that enter in the laws of conservation and transformations of energy and momenta. Important Note: The course is self-contained and occasionally it covers elements of calculus. They are integral parts of the course.Item Restricted PHYS 1071: Solid Object Design(Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-09) Prodan, Emil; 0000-0001-8940-6629¶Course description: This is a course in solid object design and additive fabrication. The lectures deliver both skills and knowledge and the students will have access to 3D Printers to complete their projects. The lectures cover different modules of a specialized software for 3D object design, as well as the instructions on how to operate 3D printers, which are necessary skills for becoming professional in 3D object design and manufacturing. The lectures also cover physical mechanisms commonly used by mechanical engineers, with emphasis on their moving parts and functionalities. These mechanisms are the building blocks of any large-scale mechanical system and their knowledge is essential for the success of a physical engineer. The assignments for the course will challenge the students to come up with 3D printing designs for such mechanisms. The students will have access to 3D Printers and most of the projects will result in a fully assembled and functional mechanism. The students will also be involved in larger scale projects during their midterm and final assignments. ¶Course learning outcomes: Regarding skills, the students will become fluent with one of the widely used softwares for solid design. They will learn how to compile their designs into code that industrial machines can read and execute. Lastly, the students will learn how to operate 3D printers. Regarding knowledge, the students will become familiar with a large library of mechanisms that are used in mechanical engineering to create and transfer motion, force or torque. The students will learn the principles behind the functioning of these mechanisms, their purpose and their common applications. Important Note: The course is self-contained and certain coding techniques will be introduced in each lecture. They are integral parts of the course.Item Restricted PHYS 1032: Introductory Physics II(Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-01)PHYS 1032 is the second part of the two-semester algebra-based Introductory Physics course. Topics that you will learn: Waves and sound, electrostatics, direct and alternating current, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, optics.¶ Goals: • To understand the principles of Newtonian mechanics and apply them to solve problems and reproduce experimental results. • To understand basic physical concepts: physical laws, physical and mathematical representation, physical measurement. • To develop analytical skills and ways of reasoning with physical laws.Item Restricted PHYS 1052: General Physics II(Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-01) Santos, Lea F.; 0000-0001-9400-2709PHYS 1052 is the second part of the two-semester calculus-based General Physics course. Topics that you will learn: Waves and sound, electrostatics, direct and alternating current, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, optics. Goals: • To understand the principles of Newtonian mechanics and apply them to solve problems and reproduce experimental results. • To understand basic physical concepts: physical laws, physical and mathematical representation, physical measurement. • To develop analytical skills and ways of reasoning with physical laws.Item Restricted PHYS1032C Introductory Physics(2021-01) Prodan, EmilImportant Note: The course will be delivered remotely, in a hybrid synchronous/asynchronous format. This means we will have live lectures at the scheduled times but recordings will be available. Topics: Oscillations and pendula, electric charges and Coulomb forces, electric fields, Gauss law, electric potentials, electric currents, resistors, electric circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction. Important Note: The course is self-contained and certain mathematical concepts/methods will complement the physics. They are integral parts of the course.Item Restricted PHYS 1032Y Introduction and General Physics Lab(2021-01) Edelman, Mark; 0000-0001-7359-1858COURSE OVERVIEW The goal of this course is to introduce students to laboratory procedures and learn to keep an accurate record of their experiments and results. Laboratory work is an essential part of science because it is how we test hypotheses and theories to determine which ones best describe observations in the natural world. The more accurate the test, the more confidence we have in its results. Thus, we develop laboratory techniques and skills to perform experiments with the highest degree of accuracy as possible. In many of the experiments you conduct throughout this course, the quality of your results will directly reflect your measurement techniques and ability to follow procedures. Once we obtain our data, we must analyze to understand its significance and application to the developed hypothesis and theories. A very important part of the analysis is the error estimate of the data. Without any estimate of error, we have no way to gage the value or significance of the results. Error analysis is just as important as the values and conclusions you achieve during your experiments. This laboratory will consist of experiments of differing types and lengths. Some will be highly structured while others will require some genuine experimentation of your own design. The computer will also be used as a tool for acquiring and analyzing data. The structure of this lab is designed to minimize work outside of the scheduled laboratory period. In the case of a laboratory absence, contact the instructor, in advance if possible, to arrange for either an alternate section of attendance or to schedule makeup work. There will also be allocated time toward the end of the semester for students that need to makeup work.Item Restricted PHYS 2052-C Intermediate Physics(2021-01) Prodan, EmilImportant Note: The course will be delivered remotely, in a hybrid synchronous/asynchronous format. This means we will have live lectures at the scheduled times but recordings will be available. ___Goals and Objectives___ The goal of Intermediate Physics II is to supply an introduction to quantum phenomena. In this particular semester, this introduction is through the prism of quantum computers. The objectives of the class is to familiarize the students with IBM’s Virtual Quantum Laboratory and with the quantum mechanical principles needed to understand, program and operate quantum computers. Topics: Quantum revolution, quantum computers, quantum algorithms, quantum circuits, qubits, IBM Virtual Quantum Laboratory, Logic.ly platform for classical logic circuits Important Note: The course is self-contained and certain mathematical concepts/methods will complement the physics. They are integral parts of the course.Item Restricted PHYS 1052C - JAW General Physics II(2021-01) Khalfan, AmishCourse Description: This course is the second term of a calculus based, two-semester lecture and laboratory course in classical physics. Topics of discussion include the oscillations, electrostatics, the analysis of electric circuits, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves, and the interaction of light with matter in the context of geometric optics. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on understanding the theory of classical electricity and magnetism. We will essentially investigate how electrically charged particles interact with each other and the interesting consequences that arise. Physical principles will be demonstrated with a "hands on" laboratory experience.Item Restricted PHYS 1031L Introductory Physics Lab(2021-09) Edelman, Mark; 0000-0001-7359-1858The goal of this course is to introduce students to laboratory procedures and learn to keep an accurate record of their experiments and results. Laboratory work is an essential part of science because it is how we test hypotheses and theories to determine which ones best describe observations in the natural world. The more accurate the test, the more confidence we have in its results. Thus, we develop laboratory techniques and skills to perform experiments with the highest degree of accuracy as possible. In many of the experiments you conduct throughout this course, the quality of your results will directly reflect your measurement techniques and ability to follow procedures. Once we obtain our data, we must analyze to understand its significance and application to the developed hypothesis and theories. A very important part of the analysis is the error estimate of the data. Without any estimate of error, we have no way to gage the value or significance of the results. Error analysis is just as important as the values and conclusions you achieve during your experiments. This laboratory will consist of experiments of differing types and lengths. Some will be highly structured while others will require some genuine experimentation of your own design. The computer will also be used as a tool for acquiring and analyzing data. The structure of this lab is designed to minimize work outside of the scheduled laboratory period. In the case of a laboratory absence, contact the instructor, in advance if possible, to arrange for either an alternate section of attendance or to schedule makeup work. There will also be allocated time toward the end of the semester for students that need to makeup work.Item Restricted PHYS 1031R - C Introductory Physics Lecture(2021-09) Prodan, EmilItem Restricted PHYS 1031R- F Introductory Physics Lecture ; PHYS 1031T - GM Introductory Physics Recitation(2021-09) Santos, Lea F.; 0000-0001-9400-2709PHY 1031 is the first part of a two-semester algebra-based Introductory Physics course. You will learn basic physical concepts of mechanics and fluids.Item Restricted PHYS 1051R - E General Physics I(2021-09) Santos, Lea F.; 0000-0001-9400-2709PHY 1051 is the first part of a two-semester calculus-based General Physics course. You will learn basic physical concepts of mechanics and fluids.