Algebra Based Physics I - PHY1603
The first of a two-part, algebra-based introduction to physics for biology and other majors that do not require calculus-based physics. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves.
Spring 2017 Fall 2016 Spring 2016 Fall 2015
Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011
Spring 2011 Fall 2010 Fall 2009 Spring 2009
Quantum Mechanics I - PHY4263
The first of a two-part course in quantum mechanics. This is the first formal introduction to topic such as the time-independent Schrodinger equation; operator methods, and the postulates of quantum mechanics; one-dimensional potentials; quantum harmonic oscillator; angular momentum and spin; entanglement and its applications; quantum mechanics in three dimensions and the hydrogen atom.
Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014
Modern Physics - 2103
Introduction to 20th century physics. Topics include special relativity, Planck’s Radiation Law, elements of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structures, spectra, the atomic nucleus, nuclear reactions, and an introduction to elementary particles.
Fall 2015 Spring 2013
Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnology - PHY4653
Survey of micro and nanofabrication techniques, scaling laws, mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal transducers, microfluidic applications, and nanostructures. Structures produced in the laboratory include microactuators, nanoparticles and microfluidics.
Metamaterials and Plasmonics - PHY7973
This course is an introduction to the theory, implementation, characterization and application of electromagnetic metamaterials and plasmonic structures. The course will be taught in two parts; the first one will cover topics related to metamaterials while the second one will cover plasmonics. Before finalizing the course, some time will be spent looking at the relationships between the two.
Seminar focused on teaching students scientific writing.