Physics Summer Courses

Environmental Physics
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course for non-science majors. Topics include heat engines, energy supply and consumption, nuclear fission and fusion, renewable energy resources, fossil fuels, and acid rain. Emphasis will be on basic principles as applied to environmental issues. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PHYS 1203 R21, CRN: 10219
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Physics of Everyday Life
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course for non-science majors. Topics include physical phenomena that one comes across in everyday life. Physical principles will be explained and numerous examples (mainly from sports) will be presented. Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1206 R11, Cancelled
Instructor: Fessatidis
3 credits


General Physics I Lecture
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course in physics at the non-calculus level. A study of the basic laws of classical physics, including mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, and properties of matter. (Coreq: General Physics Lab I) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1501 R11, CRN: 10073
Instructor: Haider
3 credits


General Physics II Lecture
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Continuation of PHYS 1501 covering simple harmonic motion, waves, sound, electricity, and magnetism. (Prereq: General Physics I Lecture; Coreq: General Physics II Lab) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1502 R21, CRN: 10217
Instructor: Shibayev
3 credits


General Physics I Lab
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MWTh, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Experiments in mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics. Lab fee. (Coreq: General Physics I Lecture)

(Seat limit: 16) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1511 R11, CLOSED
Instructor: Fessatidis
1 credit


General Physics I Lab
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MWTh, 3-5 p.m.

Experiments in mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics. Lab fee. (Coreq: General Physics I Lecture)

(Seat limit: 16) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1511 R12, CRN: 10077
Instructor: Fessatidis
1 credit


General Physics II Lab
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MWTh, 3-5 p.m.

Continuation of PHYS 1511; experiments in nuclear physics, optics, waves, electricity, and magnetism. Lab fee. (Prereq: General Physics I Lecture and Lab; Coreq: General Physics II Lecture) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1512 R22, CRN: 10221
Instructor: Staff
1 credit


General Physics II Lab
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MWTh, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Continuation of PHYS 1511; experiments in nuclear physics, optics, waves, electricity, and magnetism. Lab fee. (Prereq: General Physics I Lecture and Lab; Coreq: General Physics II Lecture)

(Seat limit: 16) Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 1512 R21, CLOSED
Instructor: Staff
1 credit


Physics I with Calculus
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introductory course for students who have completed one year of college calculus. A study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic physics. (Prereq: Calculus I, Calculus II, or equivalent)

(Seat limit: 16) Syllabus 

Course Number: PHYS 1701 R11, CRN: 10074
Instructor: Balassis
3 credits


Physics II with Calculus
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Continuation of PHYS 1701, Physics I with Calculus. Syllabus.

Course Number: PHYS 1702 R21, CRN: 10218
Instructor: Aubin
3 credits


Math Methods in Physics
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Implicit function theorem, Jacobians, curves and line integrals, multiple integrals, surface and volume integrals, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem, and Green's theorem. Syllabus

Course Number: PHYS 3100 R21, CRN: 10222
Instructor: Fessatidis
4 credits