物理学

从基本的科学问题到尖端的技术应用,物理学是一门涵盖范围广泛的学科。从根本上说,它是研究物质、能量及其相互作用。物理学家的研究主题广泛,包括空间和时间的基本性质;宇宙的起源、大型结构和未来的演化;恒星和星系的行为;物质的基本成分;物质组织的许多不同模式,包括超导、液晶或各种形式的固体磁性;生物物质的运作,无论是DNA分子或细胞结构,还是细胞以内和细胞之间的物质和能量运输等。基础物理研究带来的技术进步不计其数,使从20世纪至今的社会发生重大改变,其中包括:无线电和电视、计算机、激光、X射线、磁共振成像和CAT扫描以及互联网等。
 
物理学是注重实践的学科,学生不仅在课堂上获得知识,也要在实验室实践所学。他们参加包括基本物理原理的计算机模拟现实和金融活动建模等活动,以及常规的物理、数学活动。受过物理学专业的训练,可从事多种不同的职业,如工程、计算机技术、卫生、环境和地球科学、通信、金融、科学写作等。具备更高学位,可在相关行业从事创造性研究,或在高校大学从事教学研究工作。成绩优异、奋发上进的学生,将有机会开展荣誉课程、独立研究、暑期实验室研究、实习和其他深造机会。上海纽约大学物理学的跨学科方法和实验内容,致力于培养具备优秀综合学科背景的科学家,带领科学领域的前沿研究,也可从事研究、教育、工业、医疗卫生、商业和出版等领域的职业。

Degree Requirements – 2017-18 Bulletin

* = offered in Fall ’18 in Shanghai

The requirements below are from the online version of the 2017-2018 bulletin. Please refer to the Pre-2016-17 Registrar’s All Majors Degree Requirements Record or 2016-17 Registrar’s All Majors Degree Requirements Record. Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval.
PREREQUISITE COURSES
BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I* Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I AND pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II
PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory* Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors or PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I

PHYS-SHU 91 OR

PHYS-SHU 11

Foundations of Physics I Honors* OR

General Physics I* with a B+ or better grade

Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors Pre-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors
PHYS-SHU 94 Physics II Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors or PHYS-SHU 12 Genearl Physics II
PHYS-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors* Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors
PHYS-SHU 96 Foundations of Physics IV Honors Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors
Note that Physics majors are not required to take Foundations of Biology II.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES
MATH-SHU 123 Multivariable Calculus* Pre-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus
MATH-SHU 235 Probability and Statistics* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus AND MATH-SHU 140 Linear Algebra or MATH-SHU 123 Multivariable Calculus. Not open to students who took MATH-SHU 233 Theory of Probability
MATH-SHU 265 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations* Pre-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
PHYS-SHU 106 Mathematical Physics Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 265 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations and MATH-SHU 123 Multivariable Calculus
PHYS-SHU 251 Electricity and Magnetism Pre-req: MATH-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors and MATH-SHU 106 Mathematical Physics
PHYS-SHU 301 Quantum Mechanics Pre-reqs: PHYS-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors and PHYS-SHU 106 Mathematical Physics
PHYS-SHU 302 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors or PHYS-UA 95 Physics III
PHYS-SHU 303 Advanced Physics Laboratory Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 95 Foundations of Physics III Honors
PHYSICS ELECTIVES: Choose Two
PHYS-SHU 314 Astrophysics  
PHYS-SHU 255 Biophysics  
PHYS-SHU 210 Computational Physics  
PHYS-SHU 315 Nuclear and Particle Physics Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 301 Quantum Mechanics or PHYS-UA 123 Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS-SHU 252 Solid State Physics  
PHYS-SHU 997 Physics Independent Study* Please note that Independent Study must have a combined total of 4 credits. This can be done in 1 semester with a 4-credit load. Students can also fulfill this requirement over 2 semesters and take 2-credit loads each semester. Students should fill out the permission form after consulting with the DUS and Faculty Research Advisor for approval.
Recommended Fall 2018 Courses

Recommended courses for Freshmen (Class of 2021) to take in Fall 2018

  1. Writing as Inquiry (4 credits)
  2. Foundations of Physics III Honors (3 credits)
  3. FoS Biology Laboratory (2 credits)
  4. Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 credits)
  5. Probability and Statistics (4 credits)
Note that students are required to have completed Elementary Chinese II or 8 credits of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) before they are eligible to study away. Pre-med students should also consider taking Organic Chemistry II.
Faculty Mentor

Prof. Pilkyung Moon Email: pilkyung.moon@nyu.edu | Profile

Minor in Physics
PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory* Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors or PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I

PHYS-SHU 91 OR

PHYS-SHU 11

Foundations of Physics I Honors *OR

General Physics I*

pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus
PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors
PHYS-SHU 94 Physics II Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors
Two Physics elective courses
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