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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
 
    
 
  Jan 19, 2018
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


A Brief Guide to Course Descriptions

Each program described in this catalog contains detailed descriptions of the courses offered within the program.

The first line gives the official course number for which students must register and the official course title. The letters indicate the discipline of the course and the first number of the official course numbers indicates the level of the course. The levels are as follows:

  • 1XXX - Freshman Level
  • 2XXX - Sophomore Level
  • 3XXX - Junior Level
  • 4XXX - Senior Level
  • 5XXX to 9XXX - Graduate level

Typically the last number of the course number indicates the number of credits. The breakdown of periods of the course is also listed.

When selecting a course for registration, the section of the course may include the following notations:

  • “LEC” - lecture section
  • “RCT” or “RC” - recitation section
  • “LAB” or “LB” - lab section

Additionally, any other letter or digit listed in the section will further identify the section and being liked to another section of the class with the same letter and/or digit combination. Further information on sections is available from academic advisers during registration periods.

The paragraph description briefly indicates the contents and coverage of the course. A detailed course syllabus may be available by request from the office of the offering department.

“Prerequisites” are courses (or their equivalents) that must be completed before registering for the described course. “Co-requisites” are courses taken concurrently with the described course.

The notation “Also listed…” indicates that the course is also given under the number shown. This means that two or more departments or programs sponsor the described course and that students may register under either number, usually the one representing the student’s major program. Classes are jointly delivered.

 

Music

   •  MU-UY 4114 Musical Informatics Studio
   •  MU-UY 4211 Special Topics in Music
   •  MU-UY 4212 Special Topics in Music
   •  MU-UY 4213 Special Topics in Music
   •  MU-UY 4314 Psychoacoustics

Philosophy

   •  PL-UY 2004 Symbolic Logic
   •  PL-UY 2103W Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society in China and India
   •  PL-UY 2144 Ethics and Technology
   •  PL-UY 2204 Philosophy of Technology
   •  PL-UY 2254/W Science and Pseudoscience
   •  PL-UY 2274/W Space and Spacetime
   •  PL-UY 2294/W Quantum Mechanics and Information
   •  PL-UY 3004 Metalogic
   •  PL-UY 3203W Philosophy of Technology: The Critique of Heidegger
   •  PL-UY 3214 The Phenomenon of Life
   •  PL-UY 3254/W Philosophy of Science
   •  PL-UY 3264/W Physics Information and Computation
   •  PL-UY 3284/W Relativity and Spacetime

Physics

   •  PH-GY 955X Readings in Applied Physics
   •  PH-GY 997X MS Thesis in Applied Physics
   •  PH-GY 999X PhD Dissertation in Applied Physics
   •  PH-GY 5343 Physical Basis of Nanotechnology
   •  PH-GY 5443 Physical Techniques and Applications of Nanotechnology
   •  PH-GY 5473 Modern Optics
   •  PH-GY 5481 Modern Optics Lab
   •  PH-GY 5493 Physics of Nanoelectronics
   •  PH-GY 5543 Physics of Nanomaterials and Graphene
   •  PH-GY 5553 Physics of Quantum Computing
   •  PH-GY 5663 Physics of Alternative Energy
   •  PH-GY 6153 Theoretical Mechanics I
   •  PH-GY 6163 Theoretical Mechanics II
   •  PH-GY 6243 Electromagnetic Theory I
   •  PH-GY 6253 Electromagnetic Theory II
   •  PH-GY 6403 Physical Concepts of Polymer Nanocomposites
   •  PH-GY 6513 Introduction to Solid-State Physics I
   •  PH-GY 6523 Introduction to Solid-State Physics II
   •  PH-GY 6553 Advanced Quantum Computing
   •  PH-GY 6633 Statistical Mechanics I
   •  PH-GY 6643 Statistical Mechanics II
   •  PH-GY 6673 Quantum Mechanics I
   •  PH-GY 6683 Quantum Mechanics II
   •  PH-GY 8013 Selected Topics in Advanced Physics
   •  PH-GY 8023 Selected Topics in Advanced Physics
   •  PH-GY 9531 Graduate Seminar in Physics I
   •  PH-GY 9541 Graduate Seminar in Physics II
   •  PH-UY 1002 Physics: The Genesis of Technology
   •  PH-UY 1013 Mechanics
   •  PH-UY 1213 Motion and Sound
   •  PH-UY 1223 Electricity and Light
   •  PH-UY 2023 Electricity, Magnetism and Fluids
   •  PH-UY 2033 Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics
   •  PH-UY 2104 Analytical Mechanics
   •  PH-UY 2121 General Physics Laboratory I
   •  PH-UY 2131 General Physics Laboratory II
   •  PH-UY 2344 Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics
   •  PH-UY 2813 Astronomy and Astrophysics
   •  PH-UY 2823 Introduction to Geophysics
   •  PH-UY 3002 Junior Physics Laboratory
   •  PH-UY 3054 Introduction to Polymer Physics
   •  PH-UY 3103 Fundamentals of Applied Nuclear Physics
   •  PH-UY 3234 Electricity and Magnetism
   •  PH-UY 3244 Concepts of Nanotechnology
   •  PH-UY 3424 Light and Lighting
   •  PH-UY 3474 Introduction to Modern Optics
   •  PH-UY 3503 Introduction to Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
   •  PH-UY 3513 Nuclear and Radiation Instrumentation and Methods
   •  PH-UY 3603 Mathematical Physics
   •  PH-UY 3614 Computational Physics
   •  PH-UY 3703 Mathematical Physics II
   •  PH-UY 3801 Guided Studies in Physics
   •  PH-UY 3802 Guided Studies in Physics
   •  PH-UY 3803 Guided Studies in Physics
   •  PH-UY 3804 Guided Studies in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4124 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
   •  PH-UY 4244 Techniques and Applications of Nanotechnology
   •  PH-UY 4364 Introduction to the Quantum Theory
   •  PH-UY 4444 Quantum Optics
   •  PH-UY 4554 Solid State Physics
   •  PH-UY 4601 Special Topics in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4602 Special Topics in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4603 Special Topics in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4604 Special Topics in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4902 Introduction to Senior Project in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4904 Senior Project in Physics
   •  PH-UY 4912 Senior Seminar in Physics

Psychology

   •  PS-GY 997X MS Thesis
   •  PS-UY 2324W Environmental Psychology
   •  PS-UY 2614 Psychology of the Internet
   •  PS-UY 2644 Creativity and Innovation
   •  PS-UY 2664 Intelligence: Real and Artificial
   •  PS-UY 2724 Human Factors in Engineering Design
   •  PS-UY 3164 Health Psychology
   •  PS-UY 3604 Psychology of Internet Security
   •  PS-UY 3694 Humor and Modern Media
   •  PS-UY 3724 Psychology of Sustainability
   •  PS-UY 3754 Psychology of Living in Extreme Environments
   •  PS-UY 3814 Social Psychology of Virtual Worlds
   •  PS-UY 3834 Special Topics in Psychology
   •  PS-UY 4443 Guided Readings in Psychology
   •  PS-UY 9053 Psychology: Applied
 

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