Physics Courses

The Course Listing below gives a comprehensive view of all classes offered by the department. To see a listing of courses focused type or key physics topics, please refer to the menu selections on the right.

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Number Title Codes
PHYSICS 89S First-Year Seminar
PHYSICS 141L9 General Physics I (Lab)
PHYSICS 161D Fundamentals of Physics I NS, QS
PHYSICS 151L9D Introductory Mechanics (Discussion Component)
PHYSICS 142L General Physics II NS, QS
PHYSICS 190 Special Topics in Physics
PHYSICS 142L9D General Physics II (Discussion)
PHYSICS 190S-1 Special Topics in Physics
PHYSICS 136 Acoustics and Music R, W, NS
PHYSICS 153L9 Applications of Physics: A Modern Perspective (Lab)
PHYSICS 160 Frontiers of 21st Century Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 152L9 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (Lab Component)
PHYSICS 174 Introduction to Frontiers of Biophysics STS, NS
PHYSICS 162D Fundamentals of Physics II NS, QS
PHYSICS 153L Applications of Physics: A Modern Perspective NS, QS
PHYSICS 134 Introduction to Astronomy NS, QS
PHYSICS 131-1 Introductory Lecture on Big Questions in Physics STS, NS
PHYSICS 111 Introduction to Selected Topics in Modern Physics
PHYSICS 152L Introductory Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics NS, QS
PHYSICS 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Physics
PHYSICS 190S Special Topics in Physics
PHYSICS 164L Introductory Experimental Physics I W, NS, QS
PHYSICS 137S Energy in the 21st Century and Beyond STS, NS
PHYSICS 175 Introduction to Physics in Medicine NS
PHYSICS 141LA General Physics I NS, QS
PHYSICS 152L9D Introductory Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (Discussion Component)
PHYSICS 133 The Physics of Sports NS
PHYSICS 153LD Applications of Physics: A Modern Perspective (Discussion)
PHYSICS 141L General Physics I NS, QS
PHYSICS 163D Fundamentals of Mechanics and Electromagnetism NS, QS
PHYSICS 151L Introductory Mechanics NS, QS
PHYSICS 165L Introductory Experimental Physics II W, NS, QS
PHYSICS 141D General Physics I (DIS)
PHYSICS 131 Introductory Lecture on Big Questions in Physics STS, NS
PHYSICS 151L9 Introductory Mechanics
PHYSICS 142LA General Physics II NS, QS
PHYSICS 139S Physics and Society: Nuclear Energy STS, W, NS
PHYSICS 142L9 General Physics II (LAB)
PHYSICS 305 Introduction to Astrophysics NS, QS
PHYSICS 365L Advanced Experimental Physics NS
PHYSICS 362D Electricity and Magnetism NS, QS
PHYSICS 264L Optics and Modern Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 320L Optics and Photonics NS
PHYSICS 364L Advanced Experimental Physics NS
PHYSICS 271L Electronics NS, QS
PHYSICS 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Physics
PHYSICS 346 Introduction to Methods and Concepts in Particle Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 363 Thermal Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 361 Intermediate Mechanics NS, QS
PHYSICS 415 Biophysics II NS, QS
PHYSICS 465 Quantum Mechanics II NS, QS
PHYSICS 414 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS
PHYSICS 491 Independent Study: Advanced Topics
PHYSICS 495 Thesis Independent Study R, W
PHYSICS 493 Research Independent Study R
PHYSICS 417S Advanced Physics Laboratory and Seminar R, W, NS, QS
PHYSICS 464D Quantum Mechanics I NS, QS
PHYSICS 516 Quantum Materials: Introduction to Solid State Physics
PHYSICS 671 Quantum Optics NS, QS
PHYSICS 522 Special and General Relativity NS, QS
PHYSICS 556 Stellar Astrophysics NS, QS
PHYSICS 562 Fundamentals of Electromagnetism QS
PHYSICS 567 Theoretical Neuroscience NS, QS
PHYSICS 549 Optics and Photonics Seminar Series
PHYSICS 622 General Relativity NS, QS
PHYSICS 627 Quantum Information Science NS, QS
PHYSICS 621 Advanced Optics QS
PHYSICS 513 Nonlinear Dynamics R, NS, QS
PHYSICS 555 Introduction to Cosmology NS, QS
PHYSICS 590 Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
PHYSICS 563 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics NS, QS
PHYSICS 505 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 566 Computational Physics NS, QS
PHYSICS 509 Quantum Nanophysics NS
PHYSICS 655 Astrophysics NS, QS
PHYSICS 603 Representation Theory QS
PHYSICS 501 Survey of Nonlinear and Complex Systems NS
PHYSICS 752S Seminar Techniques
PHYSICS 765 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
PHYSICS 845 Advanced High Energy Physics
PHYSICS 713 Thermal Physics
PHYSICS 761 Classical Mechanics
PHYSICS 732 Advanced Quantum Optics
PHYSICS 772 Mini-Course on Methods for Physics Research
PHYSICS 814 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
PHYSICS 808 Introduction to High-Energy Physics
PHYSICS 861S Physics of Free-Electron Lasers
PHYSICS 763 Statistical Mechanics
PHYSICS 846 Topics in Theoretical Physics
PHYSICS 760 Mathematical Methods of Physics
PHYSICS 781 Quantum Field Theory
PHYSICS 771 Mini-Course on Current Research in Physics
PHYSICS 719 Advanced Electrodynamics
PHYSICS 745 Accelerator Physics for USPAS
PHYSICS 715 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
PHYSICS 805 Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions in Nuclear Physics
PHYSICS 810 Advanced Solid-State Physics
PHYSICS 813 Advanced Topics in Nonlinear and Complex Systems
PHYSICS 804 Advanced Topics in Statistical Mechanics
PHYSICS 766S Physics Research Seminar
PHYSICS 782 Advanced Quantum Field Theory
PHYSICS 714 Quantum Mechanics 1
PHYSICS 764 Quantum Mechanics
PHYSICS 995 Graduate Training Internship
PHYSICS 721 Introduction to Accelerator Physics
PHYSICS 816 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
PHYSICS 762 Electrodynamics
PHYSICS 806 Radiation Detection