Physics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Yale offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in the various disciplines of the field, including five different introductory sequences for undergraduates, who may pursue either the B.A. or B.S. The graduate program provides research opportunities in numerous fields including atomic physics and quantum optics; nuclear physics; particle physics; astrophysics and cosmology; condensed matter; quantum information physics and applied physics. Learn more at http://www.yale.edu/physics

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the introductory course on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics.