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2019-2020 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 2018-2019 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Course Webpage     

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     Course Webpage     

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea     WF 3:00 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage          

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage           

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter

Winter     Physics 2b     Course Webpage     

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Filippone     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage             

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Spring     E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists Laboratory

Fall     Dr. Libbrecht/F. Rice     Course Webpage

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice     Course Webpage

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer     Course Webpage

Spring     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     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage     

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein   

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Fall     Physics 50a     Dr. Refael

Winter     Physics 50b   Dr. Refael

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     Course Webpage

Spring     Dr. Hitlin     T 2:00 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

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

Winter     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Physics 78 abc - Physics Senior Thesis

Fall     Physics 78abc     Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 78abc     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 79 abc - Physics Senior Thesis

Fall     Physics 79abc     Dr. Libbrecht    Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 79abc     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Golwala     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage

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

Fall     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     Course Webpage

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Fall     Physics 121a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 121b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich     TR 10:30 - 11:25 am     Course Webpage

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Wise   

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich    

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics 

Fall     Physics 129a     Probability & Statistics     Dr. Porter     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     Course Webpage       

Spring     Physics 129c    PDE's     Dr. Ooguri     TR 9:00 - 10:25 am     Course Webpage   

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres     Course Webpage

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Spring     Dr. Patterson     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage 

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice 

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

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

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Kapustin     Course Webpage

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill        

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Brandao

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Kitaev     MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     Course Webpage

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Fall     Physics 229a     Dr. Kapustin    

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

Fall     Physics 230a     Dr. Zurek   

Physics 236 abc - General Relativity

Fall     Physics 236a     Dr. Y Chen           

Winter     Physics 236b     Dr. Teukolsky

Physics 237 - Gravitational Radiation

Spring     Physics 237     Dr. Adhikari     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Patterson

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Patterson