Previous Courses

  • Fall 2020- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.

  • Spring 2020- PHY 3063: Enriched Modern Physics. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern physics, namely relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, that emerged in the early 20th century. We look at how “scientific theories” are provisional and evolving, dependent on an interplay between theoretical reasoning and experimental measurement and discuss how the major experimental discoveries of the time spurred the development of new theories to understand them. As time permits, we may look at applications of modern physics in currently active areas of physics such as condensed matter, particle physics, and astrophysics.
    Modern Physics
  • Fall 2019- PHY 2054: Physics 2, with Prof. Yasu Takano. This is the second semester of Physics without calculus, covering electrostatics, electric current, electric circuits and their components, magnetism, induction, electromagnetic waves, optics, optical devices, interference and diffraction. It is typically, but not exclusively, taken by biological sciences majors and pre-professional students, i.e., those planning careers in health care, optometry, pharmacy, etc.
  • Spring 2018- PHY 3063: Enriched Modern Physics. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern physics, namely relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, that emerged in the early 20th century. We look at how “scientific theories” are provisional and evolving, dependent on an interplay between theoretical reasoning and experimental measurement and discuss how the major experimental discoveries of the time spurred the development of new theories to understand them. As time permits, we may look at applications of modern physics in currently active areas of physics such as condensed matter, particle physics, and astrophysics.
  • Fall 2017- PHY 2053: Physics 1, with Prof. Amlan Biswas. This course is a first semester of algebra-based introductory physics. The topics covered include kinematics, Newton’s laws, circular and rotational motion, equilibrium, elasticity, energy, momentum, fluids, oscillations, waves, and sound. It is typically followed by a second semester course, PHY2054 (“Physics 2”), covering electromagnetism.
  • Spring 2017- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Fall 2016- Course content development for PHY 2053: Physics 1, with Prof. Darin Acosta. I was primarily involved with preparing example video recordings for use in the online and in-person PHY 2053 course.
  • Spring 2016- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Fall 2015- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Spring 2015- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Fall 2014- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Spring 2014- PHY 2061: Enriched Physics 2. This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the explanation of real world phenomena modern technological developments. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss’s Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace’s equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter.
  • Fall 2013- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Fall 2012- PHY 2060: Enriched Physics 1, with Prof. Steven Detweiler.
  • Spring 2012- PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, with Prof. Jack Sabin.
  • Fall 2011- PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, with Prof. Jack Sabin.
  • Spring 2011- PHY 3101: Introduction to Modern Physics. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern physics, namely relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, that emerged in the early 20th century. We look at how “scientific theories” are provisional and evolving, dependent on an interplay between theoretical reasoning and experimental measurement and discuss how the major experimental discoveries of the time spurred the development of new theories to understand them. As time permits, we may look at applications of modern physics in currently active areas of physics such as condensed matter, particle physics, and astrophysics.
  • Fall 2010- PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, with Prof. Jack Sabin.
  • Spring 2010- PHY 3101: Introduction to Modern Physics. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern physics, namely relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, that emerged in the early 20th century. We look at how “scientific theories” are provisional and evolving, dependent on an interplay between theoretical reasoning and experimental measurement and discuss how the major experimental discoveries of the time spurred the development of new theories to understand them. As time permits, we may look at applications of modern physics in currently active areas of physics such as condensed matter, particle physics, and astrophysics.
  • Fall 2009- PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, with Prof. Guido Mueller Sabin.
  • Spring 2009- PHY 3101: Introduction to Modern Physics. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of modern physics, namely relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, that emerged in the early 20th century. We look at how “scientific theories” are provisional and evolving, dependent on an interplay between theoretical reasoning and experimental measurement and discuss how the major experimental discoveries of the time spurred the development of new theories to understand them. As time permits, we may look at applications of modern physics in currently active areas of physics such as condensed matter, particle physics, and astrophysics.
  • Fall 2008- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab, with Prof. Neil Sullivan. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Spring 2008- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab, with Prof. Art Hebard. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Fall 2007- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab, with Prof. Yoonseok Lee. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Spring 2007- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab, with Prof. Art Hebard. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Fall 2006- PHY 4803L: Advanced Physics Lab, with Prof. Yoonseok Lee. This is the second laboratory course for senior physics students. Students are exposed to a series of advanced experimental and measurement techniques spanning a range of modern physics topics, as gain an introduction to experimental design, statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty techniques, and physics writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Fall 2005- PHY 2060: Enriched Physics 1, with Prof. Kevin Ingersent.

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