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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     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG   Course website

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Refael  

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh  

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea    

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh    

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     T - 201 BRG, R - 269 LAU    Course website

Winter     Physics 2b     Dr. Cheung   

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Filippone

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM Mon Oct 1 2:00 - 2:55 pm     201 BRG    Course website

Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht       

Spring     E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht     

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists

Fall     Dr. Libbrecht/F. Rice     OM Tues Oct 2 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG    Course website

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice   Course website

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice    Course website

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu   

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer     MF 1:00 - 1:55 pm     258A LAU    Course website

Physics 10 - Frontiers in Physics

Fall     Dr. Spiropulu     W 12:00 - 1:55 pm     114 EBRG    Course website

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     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     T - 269 LAU, R - 201 BRG    Course website

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone   

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Simmons-Duffin   

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM Mon Oct 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     304 BRG    Course website

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein    

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Prince    

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Prince  

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Prince     

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Prince 

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Fall     Physics 50a     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael     OM Thurs Oct 4 5:00 - 5:55 pm     114 EBRG 

Winter     Physics 50b     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     T 2:00 - 3:55 pm     469 LAU     Course website

Spring     Dr. Hitlin

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Physics 77ab     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM Mon Oct 1 3:00 - 3:55 pm     210 BRG     Course website

Winter     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht   

Spring     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     

Physics 101 - Order-of-Magnitude Physics

Spring     Dr. Phinney     

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Weinstein     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN   Course website

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Y Chen/ Dr. Golwala     

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala     

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

Fall     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     B157 W Bridge    Course website

Winter     Physics 118b     Dr. Roukes     

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Fall     Physics 121a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin    OM Tues Oct 2 10:30 - 11:25 am     304 BRG    Course website

Winter     Physics 121b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin    

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich     

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     107 DWN    Course website

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Wise

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Cheung     

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     107 DWN

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics

Fall     Physics 129a     PDE's     Dr. Oguri     TR 9:00 - 10:25 am     107 DWN   Course website

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         

Spring     Physics 129c     Probability & Statistics     Dr. Porter    

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     TR 1:00 - 2:25 pm     107 DWN    Course website

Physics 136 abc - Applications of Classical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 136a     Dr. Hopkins     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU

Winter     Physics 136b     Dr. Phinney     

Spring     Physics 136c     Dr. Teukolsky 

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     107 DWN    Course website

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres  

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Spring     Dr. Patterson

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice    Course website

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice    Course website

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres  

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Gukov     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN   Course website

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Gukov     

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Wise     

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill     MW 2:30 - 3:55 pm     103 DWN     

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Kitaev     

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea    

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Kitaev    

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Stone     F 12:00 - 1:55 pm     B157 BRG

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Stone    

Physics 250 abc - Introduction to String Theory

Fall     Physics 250a     Dr. Kapustin     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 LAU

Winter     Physics 250b     Dr. Kapustin 

Spring     Physics 250c     Dr. Kapustin