Physics Courses-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Physics Courses

The Department of Physics offers a wide variety of exciting courses.  There are introductory courses for scientists, engineers, and "future presidents", as well as advanced courses in both classical and modern physics and astronomy.   There are core courses in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, mathematical methods, statistical physics and thermodynamics, as well as specialized courses in relativity, astrophysics, biological physics, nuclear and particle physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, and nanoscience. There are several laboratory courses, including one in electronics.  We offer several popular electives, such as "The Physics of Musical Sound" and "Science and Science Fiction".  Most courses are offered every year, but a few are offered every other year or less often.