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  • PHY 121: Physics for Life Sciences I

    Undergraduate 4 credits

    Prerequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 131 or MAT 141 or AMS 151

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    First part of an introduction to physics with applications to biology, primarily for students majoring in biological sciences or pre-clinical programs. Topics include mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. Strong algebra skills and knowledge of the ideas of calculus are required. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. PHY 121 may not be taken for credit in addition to PHY 125, 131, or 141. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16177530Edward PascuzziMon., Weds., Thurs.09:30-11:45AMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous Online

    Session 162529L30Artemis Sofia GiannakopoulouMon., Weds., Thurs.12:00-02:00PMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous online. Lab fee is $23.-

  • PHY 122: Physics for Life Sciences II

    Undergraduate 4 credits

    Prerequisite: C or higher in PHY 121 Corequisite: CHE 132 or CHE 152

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    Second part of an introduction to physics with applications to biology, primarily for students majoring in biological sciences or pre-clinical programs. Topics include electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, and radiation phenomena. Strong algebra skills and knowledge of the ideas of calculus are required. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. PHY 122 may not be taken for credit in addition to PHY 127, 132, or 142. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26355130Edward PascuzziMon., Weds., Thurs.09:30-11:45AMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous Online

    Session 264201L30TBAMon., Weds., Thurs.12:00-02:00PMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous online. Lab fee is $23.-

  • PHY 126: Classical Physics B

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: C or higher: PHY 125 or 131 or 141 Corequisite: MAT 126, 132, 142, 171 or AMS 161 or l evel 7 or higher on math placement exam

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    Second or third of a three-part sequence for physical-sciences or engineering majors. It focuses on the mechanics of rigid bodies, on fluids, waves, thermodynamics, and optics. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. Associated Labs (PHY 133 or PHY 134) are offered separately. Not for credit in addition to PHY 132, or PHY 142. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16189130Jason CloughMon., Weds., Thurs.06:00-08:15PMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous online.

  • PHY 127: Classical Physics C

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: C or higher: PHY 125 or 131 or 141 Corequisite: MAT 126, 132, 142, 171 or AMS 161 or l evel 7 or higher on math placement exam

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    Second or third of a three-part sequence for physical-sciences or engineering majors. It focuses on electromagnetism using the concepts of vector fields and scalar potentials, and on DC and AC electric circuits. Calculus is used concurrently with its development in MAT 126. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. Associated Labs (PHY 133 or PHY 134) are offered separately. Not for credit in addition to PHY 122, PHY 132, or PHY 142. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26429430Adnan IqbalMon., Weds., Thurs.09:30-11:45AMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Synchronous online.

  • PHY 131: Classical Physics I

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: MAT 123 or level 5 on the mathematics placement examination Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 131 or MAT 141 or AMS 151

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    First part of a two-semester physics sequence for physical-sciences or engineering majors who have a strong mathematics background and are ready for a fast learning pace. It covers mechanics, wave motion, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics. Calculus is used concurrently with its development in MAT 131. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. The Laboratory component, PHY 133 (Lab 1), could be taken concurrently. Not for credit in addition to PHY 121, PHY 125, or PHY 141. Advanced Placement Physics or a very strong course in high school Physics is recommended. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16242269Thomas HemmickFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHY 132: Classical Physics II

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: C or higher in PHY 131 or PHY 141 Corequisite: MAT 132 or MAT 142 or MAT 126 or MAT 171 or AMS 161

    DEC: E SBC: SNW

    Second part of a two-semester physics sequence for physical-sciences or engineering majors who have a strong mathematics background and are ready for a fast learning pace. It covers electromagnetism, electric circuit theory, and optics. Calculus is used concurrently with its development in MAT 132. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. The Laboratory component, PHY 134, may be taken concurrently. Not for credit in addition to PHY 122, PHY 127, or PHY 142. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26407069Thomas HemmickFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHY 133: Classical Physics Laboratory I

    Undergraduate 1 credit

    Pre or corequisite: PHY 125 and PHY 126; or PHY 131 or PHY 141

    Two and one half hours of laboratory per week that corresponds to the content of PHY 131 or PHY 125+PHY 126. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 162421L69Thomas HemmickFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Lab fee $23.

  • PHY 134: Classical Physics Lab II

    Undergraduate 1 credit

    Prerequisite: C or higher in PHY 133 Pre- or Corequisite: PHY 126 and PHY 127; or PHY 132; or corequisite PHY 142

    Two and one half hours of laboratory per week that corresponds to the content of PHY 132 or PHY 126+127. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 264028L69Thomas HemmickFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Lab fee $23.-

  • PHY 191: Transitional Study

    Undergraduate 1 credit

    Prerequisite: Permission of department

    Laboratory for transfer students to supplement courses taken at another institution. Students take the laboratory portion of a 100-level course for which they have taken the theoretical portion elsewhere.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 162117L30Robert McCarthyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 263781L31Robert McCarthyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHY 192: Transitional Study

    Undergraduate 1 credit

    Prerequisite: Permission of department

    Laboratory for transfer students to supplement courses taken at another institution. Students take the laboratory portion of a 100-level course for which they have taken the theoretical portion elsewhere.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 162116L30Robert McCarthyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 263782L31Robert McCarthyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHY 251: Modern Physics

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: PHY 122/124, or PHY 126 and 127, or PHY 132 or PHY 142; and PHY 134; C or higher in MA T 126 or 132 or 142 or 171 or AMS 161 Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 203 or MAT 205 or AMS 261 or MAT 307 Corequisite: PHY 252

    SBC: STEM+

    A survey of the major physics theories of the 20th century (relativity and quantum mechanics) and their impact on most areas of physics. It introduces the special theory of relativity, the concepts of quantum and wave-particle duality, Schroedinger's wave equation, and other fundamentals of quantum theory as they apply to nuclei, atoms, molecules, and solids. The Laboratory component, PHY 252, must be taken concurrently; a common grade for both courses will be assigned. Three hours lecture and one hour recitation per week.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16262230Adnan IqbalMon., Weds., Thurs.06:00-08:15PMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: This course meets online on the days/times indicated.

  • PHY 301: Electromagnetic Theory I

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: PHY 251 and PHY 277 or permission of department; MAT 203 or MAT 205 or AMS 261 or MAT 307 Advisory Corequisite: MAT 341

    The application of Maxwell's equations to solve time-independent boundary-value problems and to study the interactions of electric and magnetic fields with bulk matter.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16249030John MaiorcaMon., Weds., Thurs.06:00-08:15PMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: synchronous online

  • PHY 306: Thermody, Kin Thry & Stat Mech

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisites: PHY 251, 277, 300

    A study of the laws that govern physical systems in thermal equilibrium. In the first part, the concepts of temperature, internal energy, and entropy are analyzed and the first and second laws of thermodynamics are used to connect various properties that are independent of the microscopic details of the system. The second part is devoted to a microscopic study of a system in thermal equilibrium, from the kinetic theory of gases to statistical mechanics and the relation between entropy and probability, with application to simple examples in classical and quantum statistics.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26412730Jason CloughMon., Weds., Thurs.09:30-11:45AMWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: synchronous online

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