Physics is a broad discipline, ranging from fundamental scientific questions to sophisticated technological applications. At its most basic, it is the study of matter and energy and their manifold interactions. Physicists study topics as wideranging as the underlying nature of space and time; the origins, largescale structure, and future evolution of the universe; the behavior of stars and galaxies; the fundamental constituents of matter; the many different patterns in which matter is organized, including superconductivity, liquid crystals, or the various forms of magnetism in solids; the workings of biological matter, whether in molecules such as DNA, or cellular structures, or the transport of matter and energy in and across cells; and many others. Basic physics research has led to myriad technological advances, which have transformed society in the 20th century through the present day; a small list includes radio and television, computers, lasers, Xrays, magnetic resonance imaging and CAT scans, and the World Wide Web.
Physics is a handson discipline, and our students gain expertise not only in the classroom but also in the laboratory. They participate in activities ranging from the writing of realistic computer games to the modeling of financial activities, as well as the more traditional activities of physicists. Those trained in physics are found in many occupations, such as various fields of engineering, computer technology, health, environmental and earth sciences, communications, and science writing. A higher degree opens the possibility of creative research in industry, or teaching and research in colleges and universities. Outstanding and highly motivated students are offered special opportunities for honors work, independent study, summer laboratory research, internships, and other enhancements.
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BIOLAD 230 Biophysics
Biophysics uses the laws of physics and their associated mathematical principles to gain an understanding of living systems, primarily by examining forces and interactions among molecules found in cells. This course begins with a thorough review of cells, with a special emphasis on eukaryotes and their different compartments. This is followed by an investigation of the structures and functions of biological macromolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Students gain a deep understanding of information flow in cells via detailed biophysical analysis of replication and gene expression. Ultimately, the principles of biophysics are applied to disease states with an eye toward rational design of therapeutics.

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub  U, 10:001:00 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Calculus
 Calculus with Applications
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks

CHEMAD 203 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
The course introduces the principles and practices of modern experimental methods that are widely used in contemporary analytical, organic, physical, and biological chemistry laboratories. The laboratory component includes experiments from thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Students become familiar with instrumental methods such as calorimetry, electrochemistry, ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Students learn about interfacing computers and instruments for data collection and analysis, and use chemical modeling software to predict properties of molecules.
Prerequisites are CHEMAD 103 or CHEMAD 104

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Wael M. Rabeh, Pance Naumov  M, 3:007:00 (Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Wael M. Rabeh, Pance Naumov  M, 2:002:45
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Pance Naumov  U, 2:106:40 pm (Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics & Kinetics
 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks

ENGRAD 222 Electronics
This course focuses on fundamentals of electronics theory and design. The topics covered include semiconductor physics, diodes, limiters, clamps; Bipolar Junction Transistors; smallsignal models, cutoff, saturation and active regions; common emitter, common base and emitterfollower amplifier configurations; FieldEffect Transistors (MOSFET and JFET); biasing; smallsignal models; commonsource and common gate amplifiers; and integrated circuit MOS amplifiers. The alternateweek laboratory experiments on BJT biasing, large signal operation and FET characteristics. The course studies design and analysis of smallsignal bipolar junction transistor and fieldeffect transistor amplifiers; and, diode circuits. The labs provide experimental handon electronics theory and applications, with emphasis on small signal analysis and amplifier design.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course appears in...
 Majors > Computer Engineering
 Majors > Electrical Engineering
 Majors > General Engineering
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Engineering Foundations: Circuits Fundamentals

MATHAD 110 Calculus
This course presents the foundations of calculus by examining functions and their derivatives and integrals, with an emphasis on proofs and theorems and an introduction to basic mathematical analysis. While the derivative measures the instantaneous rate of change of a function, the definite integral measures the total accumulation of a function over an interval. Indeed, the relationship between differentiation (finding a derivative) and integration (determining an integral) is described in the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. In addition to two weekly lectures, students attend a weekly discussion section that provides opportunities for rigorous analysis of proofs and theorems associated with the material. This course is primarily intended for students considering Mathematics as a major or for students who seek an indepth understanding of the arguments that support calculus. Placement into Calculus is decided by discussion with mentors and the results of a mathematics placement examination. With permission of the program in mathematics, Calculus with Applications may substitute for Calculus.
This is a required course for Economics majors until the class of 2017.
Students in the NYUNY Mathematics Dept: This course is equivalent to MATHUA 121 Calculus I
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Federico Camia  MTR, 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Federico Camia  UMW, 9:5511:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Federico Camia  UMW, 4:005:15
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Federico Camia  UMW, 10:4011:55 am
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Economics
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 111 Calculus with Applications
This course presents the foundations of calculus by examining functions and their derivatives and integrals with a special emphasis placed on the utilitarian nature of the subject material. Applications to natural science, engineering, and the social sciences, particularly economics, are emphasized. Since the derivative measures the instantaneous rate of change of a function and the definite integral measures the total accumulation of a function over an interval, these two ideas form the basis for nearly all mathematical formulas in science, engineering, economics, and other fields. This course also provides instruction in how to model situations in order to solve problems. Applications include graphing, and maximizing and minimizing functions. In addition to two weekly lectures, students attend a weekly discussion section focused on applications of calculus in science, engineering, or social science, depending on their primary interest. Placement into Calculus with Applications is decided by discussion with mentors and the results of a mathematics placement examination.
May not be taken if MATHAD 110 Calculus is completed
This is a required course for Economics majors until the class of 2017. This course can be substituted with MATHAD 110 Calculus.
Please note: During Summer 2014, classes will be held on Thursday May 22 and Saturday May 24, and then on Sunday through Thursday from May 28June 19. Exams will be held on Saturday May 21.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva, Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Social Science MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva, Sofiane Bouarroudj  UW, Social Sciences UW 1:102:25
Saglar Bougdaeva, Sofiane Bouarroudj  T, 8:159:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva, Kiryl Tsishchanka  MTR, Social Sciences MTR 1:102:25
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva, Sofiane Bouarroudj  UW, Social Sciences UW 1:102:25
Saglar Bougdaeva, Sofiane Bouarroudj  T, 1:002:15
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Sunil Kumar, Sofiane Bouarroudj  UTW, Science & Engineering UTW 1:102:25
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Kiryl Tsishchanka, Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Science MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Kiryl Tsishchanka, Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Science MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Kiryl Tsishchanka, Sunil Kumar  MTR, Engineering MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Science MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Science MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Sunil Kumar, Christian Hess, Ravan de Roumefort  MTR, Engineering MTR 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Carl Gladish  TR, 9:5511:10 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
JeanFrancois Chassagneux  TR, 11:2012:35 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Carl Gladish  U, 9:5511:10 (Recitation for Science Majors)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
JeanFrancois Chassagneux  U, 1:102:25 (Recitation for Science Majors)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Sachin Khapli  U, 1:102:25 (Recitation for Engineering Majors)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Nikolaos Mavridis  U, 2:353:50 (Recitation for Engineering Majors)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva  U, 2:353:50 (Recitation for Economics Majors)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Yves Le Jan  TR, 8:309:45 AM Lecture
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Julien Berestycki  TR, 11:2012:35 PM (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva  U, 4:105:25 PM (Social Science Recitation)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Saglar Bougdaeva  U, 2:454:00 PM (Social Science Recitation)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
U, 4:005:15 PM (Engineering Recitation)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
U, 9:5511:10 AM (Science Recitation)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  MW, 9:55AM11:10AM (Section I)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Erwan Biland  MW, 4:00PM 5:15PM (Section II)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Kenan Jijakli  U, 9:55AM11:10AM (Engineering Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 4:15PM5:30PM (Engineering Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 9:55AM  11:10AM (Sciences Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 11:20AM  12:35PM (Science Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Julien Berestycki  MW, 11:2012:35 pm (Sem 1)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  TR, 8:309:45 am (Sem 2)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 4:155:30 pm (Rct 2 for Eng)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 8:309:45 am (Rct 1 for Science)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
John F Carges  U, 11:2012:35 pm (Rct 2 for Science)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Pablo Ramirez  U, 9:5511:10 am (Rct for Social Science)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Summer 2014
Sofiane Bouarroudj  M, 22 & 24 RS 10:00 am12:00 pm/ RS 1:002:00 pm. May 28June 19 UMTWR 10:00 am12:00 pm/ UMTWR 1:002:00 pm.
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Esra Russell  MW, 10:4011:55 am (Sem 1); U 10:4011:55 am (Rec 1)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Faisal Saied  MW, 2:103:25 pm (Sem 2); U 2:103:25 pm (Rec 2)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Esra Russell  TR, 12:452:00 pm (Sem 3); U 2:103:25 pm (Rec 3)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Applied Mathematics
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Science
 Majors > Economics
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mathematics > Courses for NonMajors
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 112 Multivariable Calculus
This course explores functions of several variables and has applications to science and engineering as well as economics. Specific topics include: vectors in the plane and space; partial derivatives with applications; double and triple integrals; spherical and cylindrical coordinates; surface and line integrals; and divergence, gradient, and curl. In addition, the theorems of Gauss and Stokes are rigorously introduced.
Students in the NYUNY Mathematics Dept: This course is equivalent to MATHUA 123 Calculus III
Please note: During Summer 2014, classes will be held on Thursday May 22 and Saturday May 24, and then on Sunday through Thursday from May 28June 19. Exams will be held on Saturday June 21. Duration: 4 weeks
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Christian Hess, JeanRenaud Pycke  MTR, 9:5511:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  MTR, 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  MR, 11:2012:35
Sofiane Bouarroudj  T, 1:102:25
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
David Cai  MW, 9:5511:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  TR, 11:2012:35 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
David Cai  TR, 9:5511:10 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Summer 2013
Arman Mimar  UMTWR, 10:0012:00
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Summer 2013
Arman Mimar  UMTWR, 1:002:00 (Recitation)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
JeanRenaud Pycke  MW, 11:20 AM12:35 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
David Cai, Sofiane Bouarroudj  TR, 11:2012:35 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
David Cai, Sofiane Bouarroudj  TR, 1:102:35 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Summer 2014
Arman Mimar  M, 22 & May 24 RS 3:005:00 pm/ RS 5:006:30 pm. May 28June 19 UMWR 3:005:00 pm/ UMWR 5:006:15 pm.
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  TR, 12:452:00 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Applied Mathematics
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Calculus
 Calculus with Applications

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 116 Linear Algebra
In many applications of mathematics a response of some systems is nearly a linear function of the input. These linear systems, which arise in elasticity, in electrical engineering, and in economics for example, involve linear equations in many unknowns. The associated matrix algebra is a rich and beautiful field of mathematics. It is also central to the analysis of linear ordinary and partial differential equations. The material in this course includes systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices, determinants, Cramer’s rule, vectors, vector spaces, basis and dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
JeanFrancois Chassagneux  UW, 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Shafer Smith  TR, 2:353:50 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Alberto Gandolfi  TR, 11:20AM12:35PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  TR, 4:00 5:15 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Olivier Pauluis  TR, 11:2012:35 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  MW, 3:354:50 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Diogo Arsénio  MW, 2:103:25 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Applied Mathematics
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Calculus
 Calculus with Applications

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 121 Ordinary Differential Equations
Ordinary differential equations arise in virtually all fields of applied mathematics. Newton’s equations of motion, the rate equations of chemical reactions, the currents flowing in electric circuits, all can be expressed as ordinary differential equations. The solutions of these equations usually evolve a combination of analytic and numerical methods. The course studies first and secondorder equations, solutions using infinite series, Laplace transforms, linear systems, numerical methods.
MATHAD 116 is a corequisite.
Students in the NYUNY Mathematics Dept: This course is equivalent to MATHUA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks
Michael Reiterer, Eugene Trubowitz  UTW, 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  TR, 9:5511:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Julien Berestycki  TR, 9:5511:10 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Summer 2013
Sofiane Bouarroudj  UMTWR, 9:0011:00
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  TR, 9:55AM 11:10AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Arman Mimar  TR, 1:102:25 pm; T 5:457:15 pm (Rec)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Sofiane Bouarroudj  MW, 10:4011:55 am
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Diogo Arsénio  MW, 12:452:00 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Applied Mathematics
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Multivariable Calculus
 Linear Algebra

Fall 2011;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
This course comprises a combination of the theory of probability and the mathematical foundations with techniques of modern statistical analysis. It is designed to acquaint the student with both probability and statistics in the context of their applications to the sciences. In probability: mathematical treatment of chance; combinatorics; binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distributions; law of large numbers and the normal distribution; application to cointossing, radioactive decay, and so on. In statistics: sampling; normal and other useful distributions; testing of hypotheses; confidence intervals; correlation and regression; and applications to scientific, industrial, and financial data.
Students in the NYUNY Mathematics Dept: This course is equivalent to MATHUA 235 Probability and Statistics.

Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Yves Le Jan  MW, 1:102:25 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Yves Le Jan  MW, 4:155:30 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Applied Mathematics
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Multivariable Calculus

Spring 2013;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 211 Dynamical Systems
Many of the complex systems of natural science can be formulated as a dynamical system—one whose changes are determined only by the current state. These systems are typically nonlinear, and often exhibit the random behavior associated with chaos. Topics of the course include: dynamics of maps and of firstorder and secondorder differential equations; stability, bifurcations, limit cycles, dissection of systems with fast and slow time scales. The geometric viewpoint, including phase planes, are stressed. Chaotic behavior is introduced in the context of onevariable maps (the logistic), fractal sets, etc. Applications are drawn from physics and biology.
This course appears in...
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Linear Algebra

MATHAD 212 Functions of Complex Variables
Complex analysis is a powerful tool with diverse applications in mathematics, science, and engineering. Functions of a complex variable arise in elasticity, electrical engineering, and in fluid dynamics, to name a few examples. The geometrical content of analysis in the complex plane is especially appealing. Topics include: complex numbers and complex functions; differentiation and the CauchyRiemann equations, Cauchy’s theorem, and the Cauchy integral formula; singularities, residues, Taylor and Laurent series; fractional linear transformations and conformal mapping; analytic continuation; and applications to fluid flow.
*Prerequistes: MATHAD 112 and MATHAD 116, or instructor's approval.

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Ilya Spitkosky  TR, 1:002:15 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Multivariable Calculus
 Linear Algebra

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks

MATHAD 216 Partial Differential Equations
Many laws of physics are formulated as partial differential equations, e.g., the propagation of sound waves, the diffusion of a gas, and the flow of a fluid. This course discusses the simplest examples of such laws as embodied in the wave equation, the diffusion equation, and Laplace’s equation. The course also discusses nonlinear conservation laws and the theory of shock waves. Applications to physics, chemistry, biology, and population dynamics are given.

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Faisal Saied  MW, 1:102:25 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Ordinary Differential Equations

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 100 Electromagnetism and Special Relativity
This course is intended to give students a deeper understanding of electricity and magnetism at the introductory level, a bridge between FS 3/4 and the intermediate level course Electricity and Magnetism The topics include derivations of divergence, gradient and curl, Stoke's Theorem, the Vector Potential, and the connection between electricity, magnetism, and Special Relativity.
(2 credits)

Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Ingyin Zaw  M, 2:353:50 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  R, 2:353:50 PM (Sem); U 9:5511:10 am (Sem)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Calculus
 Calculus with Applications
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions

Spring 2013;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 298299 Directed Study in Physics
This course is intended for students who are highly motivated and seek the opportunity to work in field or laboratory research with a faculty sponsor from the NYUAD Program in physics. Students with the necessary background in course work and who, in the opinion of a faculty sponsor, possess intellectual independence and ability may register for this course. The student must approach a faculty member in his or her field of interest to obtain sponsorship. Typically, this course is only open to students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum major GPA of 3.0, and registration requires permission of the sponsoring faculty member. Forms for Directed Study in Research in Physics are available from the Office of the Dean of Science.
Prerequisites include declaration of Physics major and permission of instructor.

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Capstone

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 300 Mechanics
Intermediatelevel course on the principles and applications of dynamics. Topics include the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics, conservation laws, central force motion, rotational kinematics and dynamics, normal modes and small oscillations, and chaos theory.
Prerequisites include MATHAD 116 or MATHAD 121
Students in the NYUNY Physics Dept: This course is equivalent to PHYSUA 120 Dynamics

Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  MR, 2:353:50
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  MW, 9:5511:10 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Francesco Arneodo  MW, 9:5511:10 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Francesco Arneodo  TR, 10:4011:55 am
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Mathematics
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function
 Linear Algebra

Spring 2012;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 301 Electricity and Magnetism
Introduction to Maxwell’s equations with applications to physical problems. Topics include electrostatics, magnetostatics, the solution of the Laplace and Poisson equations, dielectrics and magnetic materials, electromagnetic waves and radiation, Fresnel equations, transmission lines, and wave guides.
Students in the NYUNY Physics Dept: This course is equivalent to PHYSUA 131 Electricity and Magnetism.

Spring 2012;
14 Weeks
Andrei Gruzinov  MR, 1:102:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2013;
14 Weeks
Mallory S.E. Roberts  TR, 8:309:45 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
David Russell  TR, 8:309:45 AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Multivariable Calculus
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function

Spring 2012;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 302 Quantum Mechanics
Quantum mechanics is both a fundamental departure from the classical understanding of the universe and one of the foundational theories on which modern physics is based. Designed to provide a rigorous mathematical introduction to quantum mechanics, this course covers the Schrödinger and Heisenberg description of quantum systems, application to basic atomic structure and simple boundary condition problems, quantum statistics, perturbation theory, and scattering.
Students in the NYUNY Physics Dept: This course is equivalent to PHYSUA 1123 Quantum Mechanics I.

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Ingyin Zaw  UW, 11:2012:35
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Matthew Kleban  TR, 10:1011:25
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Ingyin Zaw  MW, 3:354:50 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function
 Linear Algebra

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 303 Advanced Physics Laboratory
In this course the students will assemble and perform some key experiments of modern physics, testing their capabilities as experimental physicists beyond what is already done in previous courses. Some of the experiments are: muon decay, twoslit interference, interferometry, FabryPerot cavity, nuclear magnetic resonance. Students will perform all phases of the experiments starting from the initial step to presenting their results in a final seminar after analyzing the data and writing a short paper. They will work in groups (max 3 people), refining their communication and collaboration skills.
Students in the NYUNY Physics Dept: This course is equivalent to PHYSUA 112 Advanced Experimental Physics.

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks
Brian Koss  MW, 3:306:30 (CSE)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Francesco Arneodo  MW, 3:30PM 6:30PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function

Fall 2012;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 305 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Topics include relation of entropy to probability and energy to temperature, the laws of thermodynamics, MaxwellBoltzmann, BoseEinstein, and FermiDirac statistics, equations of state for simple gases and chemical and magnetic systems, and elementary theory of phase transitions

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Mallory S.E. Roberts  TR, 9:5511:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Mallory S.E. Roberts  MW, 12:452:00 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Quantum Mechanics

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 310 Solid State Physics
Solid state physics cover the principles of crys tallography; crystal structure; lattice vibrations; band theory—metals and insulators; semiconduc tors; magnetism; and superconductivity. Topics of current interest such as high temperature super conductivity, quantum Hall Effect, and fullerenes may be included, depending on interest.
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Quantum Mechanics

PHYSAD 312 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
In this course, the quantum mechanical framework is applied to physical systems. Topics include spin and statistics, coupling of angular momenta, scattering theory, and applications to atomic, molecular, nuclear, and elementary particle physics.

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks
Ian DobbsDixon  MW, 4:155:30 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Quantum Mechanics

Spring 2014;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 313 Computational Physics
Introduction to computational physics, with an emphasis on fields of current research interest where numerical techniques provide unique physical insight. Topics are chosen from various branches of physics, including numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, eigenvalue problems, Monte Carlo methods in statistical mechanics, field theory, dynamical systems, and chaos.
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function

PHYSAD 314 Astrophysics
Introduction to modern astrophysical problems with an emphasis on the physical concepts involved: radio, optical, and Xray astronomy; stellar structure and evolution; white dwarfs, pulsars, and black holes; and galaxies, quasars, and cosmology.
PHYSAD 305 is a corequisite for this course
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

PHYSAD 315 Particle Physics
This course introduces the most important advances in elementary particle physics. Topics include the discovery of elementary particles in cosmic rays, antimatter, symmetries found in nature, and the invention of the Quark model of elementary particles and its experimental verification. Latest results from current experiments are also discussed.

Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Glennys Farrar  TR, 10:0012:30 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
 Quantum Mechanics

Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks

PHYSAD 316 Special Topics in Physics: Multiwavelength Astronomy
Multiwavelength astronomy is more an observational science than an experimental one. The prime source of our information is light, and until the 20th century, that meant only optical light, but starting with the discovery of cosmic radio waves in 1931, the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum has been opened up to astronomers. Each region of the spectrum (radio, microwave, infrared, optical, Xray, and gammaray) requires different detection technologies and analysis techniques. Each waveband tells us about different aspects of astronomical sources and the Universe as a whole. This course will provide an overview of multiwavelength astronomy: the telescopes, techniques, emission mechanisms, sources, and primary science questions relevant to each observing band. A good understanding of basic physics will be assumed, but no specialized knowledge in astronomy or advanced physics is required.
Students need the permission of the instructor to take this course.

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks
Mallory S.E. Roberts  TR, 4:005:15 PM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
David Russell  TR, 12:452:00 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fall 2013;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 390 Physics Capstone Seminar
The capstone seminar provides students with an overview of the diverse multidisciplinary research areas that have captured the interest and fascination of NYUAD physicists and others in related fields. Through exposure to NYUAD faculty research, students will identify potential areas of interest for their own capstone research, and over the course of the semester develop and put into writing an indepth biology capstone proposal. The final capstone proposal is due at the end of the seminar series so that students can begin the Capstone Project in the fall semester of their senior year. Beginning in 201415 all science majors are expected to take this course in the junior year; it will be offered every semester.

Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Mallory S.E. Roberts, Francesco Arneodo , David Russell, Ian DobbsDixon, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  T, 5:007:30 pm
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fall 2014;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 400 Senior Capstone Research Project
The senior Capstone Experience in physics requires students to engage in a longterm, mentored learning experience that cumulates in a piece of original research and/or scientific theory. The specific project is developed during junior year as part of the Capstone Seminar. During the Capstone Project, the proposed work will come to fruition in the form of a research paper that fits standards of publication as outlined by either the American Physical Society or the American Astronomical Society.

Fall 2014;
14 Weeks
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fall 2014;
14 Weeks

PHYSAD 401 Senior Capstone Research Project
The senior Capstone Experience in physics requires students to engage in a longterm, mentored learning experience that cumulates in a piece of original research and/or scientific theory. The specific project is developed during junior year as part of the Capstone Seminar. During the Capstone Project, the proposed work will come to fruition in the form of a research paper that fits standards of publication as outlined by either the American Physical Society or the American Astronomical Society.
This course appears in...
 Majors > Physics
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

SCIENAD 101,102 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter
Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matterprovides a comprehensive introduction to these two fundamental concepts that are so famously unified in the equality E=mc2. Following an introduction to the physical sciences, the course focuses on velocity, acceleration, forces, and energy, while simultaneously introducing students to atoms and molecules. Chemical reactions are examined, and the energy changes associated with them are investigated via a thorough analysis of the three laws of thermodynamics. Laboratory exercises focus on the guiding principles of the scientific method and an introduction to experimental design, and scientific presentation, including technical writing. Weekly discussion sections are designed to hone proficiency at solving problems in a collaborative, team environment.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 1 2011;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Joel Bernstein  T, 1:103:10
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand, Joel Bernstein  MTWR, 8:309:45 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 8:309:45 (Chemistry Recitations a and b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 2:353:50 (Chemistry Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 4:005:15 (Chemistry Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 8:309:45 (Physics Recitations a and b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 11:2012:35 (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
John Burt  R, 1:103:50 (Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand, Timothy Dore  UMTRW, 8:30AM  9:45AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Jennifer Whitehead  U, 11:20AM12:35PM (Chemistry Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Steven Sweeney  U, 2:35PM3:50PM (Chemistry Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Steven Sweeney  U, 4:00PM  5:15PM (Chemistry Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 11:20AM 12:35PM (Physics Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 1:10PM2:25PM (Physics Resitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 2:35PM  3:50PM (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
John Burt  R, 1:10PM3:50PM (Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Jennifer Whitehead  U, 9:5511:10 (Chemistry Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Ian DobbsDixon, Timothy Dore  UMTWR, 9:15AM10:30AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
W, 12:45PM2:00PM (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 12:452:00 pm (Physics Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
W, 10:4011:55 am (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 10:40AM11:55AM (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 10:40AM11:55AM (Chemistry Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 2:10PM3:25PM (Chemistry Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 3:35PM4:50PM (Chemistry Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
M, 12:45pm2:00pm (Chemistry Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Natural Science
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > General Engineering
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Calculus
 Calculus with Applications

Fall 1 2011;
7 Weeks

SCIENAD 103,104 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions
Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions introduces students to fundamental forces, including gravity and electrical forces. Concurrently, atomic theory, the theory of molecular bonding, and atomic and molecular structures and shapes, in which forces and energy play a role, are investigated. Students apply these concepts to understanding molecules related to the life sciences. Laboratory exercises focus on acquisition of data and analysis with a continued emphasis on technical presentation. Weekly discussion sections are designed to hone proficiency at solving problems in a collaborative, team environment.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2 2011;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Joel Bernstein  T, 12:503:50
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Joel Bernstein  MTWR, 8:309:45 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 8:309:45 (Chemistry Recitations a and b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 2:353:50 (Chemistry Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 4:005:15 (Chemistry Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 8:309:45 (Physics Recitations a and b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 11:2012:35 (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
John Burt, David Scicchitano  R, 1:103:50(Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand, Timothy Dore  UMTWR, 8:30AM9:45AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Jennifer Whitehead  U, 9:55AM  11:10AM (Chemistry Recitation A)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Jennifer Whitehead  U, 11:20AM12:35PM (Chemistry Recitation B)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Steven Sweeney  U, 2:35PM3:50PM (Chemistry Recitation C)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Steven Sweeney  U, 4:00PM5:15PM (Chemistry Recitation D)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 11:20AM  12:35PM (Physics Recitation B)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 1:10PM  2:25PM (Physics Recitation C)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Tatenda Shoko  T, 2:35PM3:50PM (Physics Recitation D)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
John Burt  R, 1:10PM3:50PM (Physics Lab)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Ian DobbsDixon, Timothy Dore  UMTWR, 9:15AM10:30AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 10:4011:55 am (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 12:452:00 pm (Physics Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
W, 10:4011:55 am (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
W, 12:452:00 pm (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 10:40AM11:55AM (Chemistry Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 2:10PM3:25PM (Chemistry Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 3:35PM4:50PM (Chemistry Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
M, 12:45pm2:00pm (Chemistry Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Natural Science
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > General Engineering
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter

Fall 2 2011;
7 Weeks

SCIENAD 105,106,109 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux
focuses on changes in systems in the physical and living worlds. Capacitors, current, and basic circuits are explored with an eye toward understanding their applications to chemical reactions and the behavior of living cells. The rates and directions of chemical reactions are explored as chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium are investigated with a special focus on acidbase chemistry. These fundamental physical and chemical principles are used to describe basic cellular monomers and polymers including DNA, RNA, and protein, and the sequence of events that leads to information flow and its regulation in the cell nucleus. They are also applied to macroscopic systems found in the biosphere. Laboratory exercises focus on fundamental protocols and tools needed to sharpen basic laboratory skills. Weekly discussion sections are designed to hone proficiency at solving problems in a collaborative, team environment.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Spring 1 2012;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  T, 4:005:15
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  U, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2012;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  T, 4:005:15
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  W, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, John Burt, David Scicchitano, Timothy Dore, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45 Lecture
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  T, 2:006:30 Lab a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  W, 2:006:30 Lab b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 9:5511:10 Chemistry Recitation a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 Chemistry Recitation b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 2:353:50 Chemistry Recitation c
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  M, 9:5511:10 AM Chemistry Recitation d
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 Biology Recitation a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 Biology Recitation b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 Biology Recitation c
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 2:353:50 Biology Recitation d
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Timothy Dore  UMTWR, 8:309:45 Lecture
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  M, 2:006:30pm (Chem Lab 1)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh  T, 2:006:30pm (Chem Lab 2)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 9:5511:10 Physics Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 11:2012:35 Physics Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 1:102:25 Physics Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Timothy Dore  U, 9:5511:10 Chemistry Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Timothy Dore  U, 11:2012:35 Chemistry Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Timothy Dore  U, 2:353:50 Chemistry Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Timothy Dore  U, 4:155:30 Chemistry Recitation 4
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 Biology Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 Biology Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 Biology Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 2:353:50 Biology Recitation 4
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Natural Science
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > General Engineering
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions

Spring 1 2012;
7 Weeks

SCIENAD 107,108,110 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function
Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function explores a question applicable to all branches of science: How does the form or shape of a physical entity set its function? This leads to another question: If a specific function is desired, can a form or shape be engineered or modified to execute or improve that function? The course examines the form/function concept in magnetic and electrical fields, the behavior and design of small molecules, and the activity of proteins as the workhorse in biological systems. Laboratory exercises require students to design experiments related to crystals and crystallography, and to examine chemical forms at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. Weekly discussion sections are designed to hone proficiency at solving problems in a collaborative, team environment.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Spring 2 2012;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  T, 4:005:15
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  U, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2012;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  UMTWR, 8:309:45
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  T, 4:005:15
Wael M. Rabeh, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw, Rana AlAssah, Joel Bernstein  W, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, John Burt, David Scicchitano, Timothy Dore, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45 Lecture
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  T, 2:006:30 Lab a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  W, 2:006:30 Lab b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 9:5511:10 Chemistry Recitation a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 Chemistry Recitation b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 2:353:50 Chemistry Recitation c
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  M, 9:5511:10 Chemistry Recitation d
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Pablo Ramirez, David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 Biology Recitation a
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Pablo Ramirez, David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 Biology Recitation b
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Pablo Ramirez, David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 Biology Recitation c
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Pablo Ramirez  R, 2:353:50 Biology Recitation d
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Timothy Dore  UMTWR, 8:309:45 Lecture
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  M, 2:006:30 (Chem Lab 1)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Ibrahim Chehade, Wael M. Rabeh, Joseph Koussa  T, 2:006:30 (Chem Lab 2)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 9:5511:10 Physics Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 11:2012:35 Physics Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Joseph Gelfand  T, 1:102:25 Physics Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh  U, 9:5511:10 Chemistry Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh  U, 11:2012:35 Chemistry Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh  U, 2:353:50 Chemistry Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Wael M. Rabeh  U, 4:155:30 Chemistry Recitation 4
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 Biology Recitation 1
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 Biology Recitation 2
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 Biology Recitation 3
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Spring 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Mazin Magzoub, Justin Blau, David Scicchitano  R, 2:353:50 Biology Recitation 4
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Engineering
 Concentrations > Disciplinary Concentrations > Natural Science
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Civil Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Computer Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Electrical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > General Engineering
 Majors > General Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Mechanical Engineering > Required Math and Science Courses
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux

Spring 2 2012;
7 Weeks

SCIENAD 111, 112 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change
Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change focuses on disturbances in physical and living systems that bring about change. In physics, disturbances generate waves that are associated with the transmission of light and sound. These same waves generate responses in living organisms as sensory systems detect them, including nerves in some species. Electromagnetic waves, interactions among light, matter, and living systems are examined. Change during the growth of cells is explored at the molecular level as well. Laboratory exercises fuse physics, chemistry, and biology as students engage in projects related to recombinant DNA technology, gene cloning, and protein synthesis and characterization.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 1 2011;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  U, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2011;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  W, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
Ahna Skop, Brian Koss, Claude Desplan  UMTWR, 8:309:45 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 11:2012:35 (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Biology Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 4:005:15 (Biology Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 (Physics Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 2:353:50 (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Rana AlAssah  M, 2:006:30 (Lab  CSE)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Biology Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Robert Speare  W, 9:5511:10 (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Blair E Matarlo, Kevin Michael O'Brien  M, 9:55AM11:10AM (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Claude Desplan, John Burt, Kristin Gunsalus, Michael Purugganan, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:30AM9:45AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2013;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  T, 2:00PM6:30PM (Lab a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Claude Desplan, Joseph Gelfand, Kristin Gunsalus  UMTWR, 9:15AM10:30AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  M, 12:45PM5:15PM (Biology Lab a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  T, 12:45PM5:15PM (Biology Lab b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 10:40AM11:55 AM (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 1 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 10:40AM11:55AM (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry > Biochemistry Specialization
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function

Fall 1 2011;
7 Weeks

SCIENAD 113,114 Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties
Foundations of Science 6: Oscillations and Uncertainties examines how repetitious or cyclical events, although presumably predictable, are associated with inherent uncertainty in their outcomes. This is embodied in physics and chemistry in quantum theory and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. But living systems provide countless examples of oscillatory events that possess inherent uncertainty when scientists try to predict outcomes. Indeed, this final chapter in Foundations of Science challenges students to consider the very nature of studying complex problems and systems and assessing the uncertainty associated with the scientific method. The laboratory exercises involve collaborative projects in which teams of students must apply their acquired knowledge and skills to design experiments focused on answering a question or solving a problem, keeping uncertainty in mind as they report their results and discuss additional data that would be need to provide a better answer or solution.
This course has a laboratory component.
This course has a discussion section.

Fall 2 2011;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  U, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2011;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:309:45
David Scicchitano, Joseph Gelfand, Ingyin Zaw  W, 2:006:30
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
Brian Koss, John Burt, Michael Purugganan  UMTWR, 8:309:45 (Lecture)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 11:2012:35 (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Biology Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 4:005:15 (Biology Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 11:2012:35 (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 1:102:25 (Physics Recitation b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 2:353:50 (Physics Recitation c)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano, Rana AlAssah  M, 2:006:30 (Lab  CSE)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  U, 1:102:25 (Biology Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2012;
7 Weeks
David Scicchitano  R, 9:5511:10 (Physics Recitation d)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Robert Speare  W, 9:5511:10 (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Blair E Matarlo, Kevin Michael O'Brien  M, 9:5511:10 (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Claude Desplan, John Burt, Kristin Gunsalus, Michael Purugganan, Ingyin Zaw  UMTWR, 8:30AM  9:45AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2013;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  T, 2:00PM6:30PM (Lab a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
John Burt, Joseph Gelfand, Michael Purugganan  UMTWR, 9:15AM10:30AM
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  M, 12:45PM5:15PM (Biology Lab a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
Rana AlAssah  T, 12:45PM5:15PM (Biology Lab b)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
T, 10:40AM11:55 AM (Biology Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi 
Fall 2 2014;
7 Weeks
U, 10:40AM11:55AM (Physics Recitation a)
Taught in Abu Dhabi
This course appears in...
 Majors > Biology
 Majors > Biology > Brain and Cognitive Science Specialization
 Majors > Chemistry
 Majors > Foundations of Science
 Majors > Physics
 PreProfessional Courses > Premedical and Health Studies
Prerequisites
 Foundations of Science 5: Propagating Change

Fall 2 2011;
7 Weeks