Courses

EPHX 400 Topics in Engineering Physics: _____
A course on special topics in engineering physics, given as the need arises. Course may be repeated for different topics. Each section may have additional prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 501 Honors Research
This course is for students seeking Departmental Honors in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. At the completion of the required four hours of total enrollment, a written and oral report of the research is required. (Same as ASTR 501 and PHSX 501.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61407
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61408
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61409
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61410
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68774
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61411
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61412
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64094
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61413
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66141
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 67394
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63890
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63891
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61415
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66142
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61416
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61417
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61418
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 69381
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61419
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63892
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61420
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65638
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71268
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71269
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 77956
EPHX 503 Undergraduate Research
This course is for students seeking to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. Students are expected to participate in some area of ongoing research in the department, chosen with the help of their advisor. At the end of the term, students will present their results in a seminar to other students and faculty. (Same as ASTR 503 and PHSX 503.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64095
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64096
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64099
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64101
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68776
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64102
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64107
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64108
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64109
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66143
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 67396
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64110
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64112
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64113
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66144
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64114
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64115
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64117
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 69382
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64119
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64120
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64121
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65641
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71270
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71271
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 77957
EPHX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics
An introduction to quantum mechanics, emphasizing a physical overview. Topics should include the formalisms of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, the 3-dimensional Schrodinger equation with applications to the hydrogen atom; spin and angular momentum; multi-particle systems of Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein particles; time-independent perturbation theory. (Same as PHSX 511.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 290. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Han, Siyuan
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 61422
EPHX 516 Physical Measurements
A laboratory course emphasizing experimental techniques and data analysis, as well as scientific writing and presentation skills. Experiments will explore a range of classical and modern physics topics. Students will also practice ethical decision making using case studies appropriate for the discipline. (Same as PHSX 516.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313, EPHX 316 or PHSX 316 and EPHX 521 or PHSX 521. (EPHX 521 or PHSX 521 may be taken concurrently.) LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Murray, Michael
TuTh 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 70287
LBN Murray, Michael
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3078 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3093 - LAWRENCE
4 70288
EPHX 518 Mathematical Physics
Applications of modern mathematical methods to problems in mechanics and modern physics. Techniques include application of partial differential equations and complex variables to classical field problems in continuous mechanics, unstable and chaotic systems, electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, and heat flow. Applications of elementary transformation theory and group theory, probability and statistics, and nonlinear analysis to selected problems in modern physics as well as to graphical representation of experimental data. Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 320 or permission of instructor. (Same as PHSX 518.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 521 Mechanics I
Newton's laws of motion. Motions of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions. Motion of a system of particles. Moving coordinate systems. (Same as PHSX 521.) Prerequisite: PHSX 211 and PHSX 216, or PHSX 213; MATH 127; MATH 290; and MATH 220 or MATH 320. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 531 Electricity and Magnetism
The properties of electric and magnetic fields, including electrostatics, Gauss' Law, boundary value methods, electric fields in matter, electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields in matter, the properties of electric and magnetic dipoles, and of dielectric and magnetic materials. (Same as PHSX 531.) Prerequisite: PHSX 214, or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236; PHSX 521 or special permission; MATH 127; MATH 290; and MATH 220 or MATH 320. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 536 Electronic Circuit Measurement and Design
A laboratory course that explores the theory and experimental techniques of analog and digital electronic circuit design and measurements. Topics include transient response, transmission lines, transistors, operational amplifiers, and digital logic. (Same as PHSX 536.) Prerequisite: PHSX 214 or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236; MATH 127; and MATH 290. PHSX 313 and 316 recommended. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Besson, David
TuTh 08:30-09:20 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 75430
LBN Besson, David
TuTh 03:00-04:50 PM MAL 2068 - LAWRENCE
4 64122
EPHX 600 Special Topics in Physics and Astrophysics: _____
Different topics will be covered as needed. This course will address topics in physics and astrophysics not covered in regularly offered courses. May be repeated if topic differs. (Same as PHSX 600.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 601 Design of Physical and Electronic Systems
A laboratory course emphasizing the application of physical principles to the design of systems for research, monitoring, or control. Topics include the use of microcomputers as controllers, interfacing microcomputers with measurement devices, and use of approximations and/or computer simulation to optimize design parameters, linear control systems, and noise. (Same as PHSX 601.) Prerequisite: Twelve hours of junior-senior credit in physics or engineering, including one laboratory course. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Wilson, Graham
WF 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3094 - LAWRENCE
4 61421
EPHX 615 Numerical and Computational Methods in Physics
An introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of problems in physics for which simplifications allowing closed-form solutions are not applicable. Examples are drawn from mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. (Same as PHSX 615.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313, MATH 320 or equivalent, and EECS 138 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shi, Jack
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 65642
EPHX 621 Mechanics II
Continuation of PHSX 521. Lagrange's equations and generalized coordinates. Mechanics of continuous media. Tensor algebra and rotation of a rigid body. Special relativity and relativistic dynamics. (Same as PHSX 621.) Prerequisite: EPHX 521 or PHSX 521. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ralston, John
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 61423
EPHX 631 Electromagnetic Theory
Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, optics and waveguides, radiation, relativistic transformations of fields and sources, use of covariance and invariance in relativity. Normally a continuation of PHSX 531. (Same as PHSX 631.) Prerequisite: EPHX 531 or PHSX 531. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Royon, Christophe
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
3 61424
EPHX 641 Introduction to Nuclear Physics
Experimental methods in nuclear physics, elementary concepts and simple considerations about nuclear forces, alpha and beta decay, gamma radiation, nuclear structure, and reaction systematics. (Same as PHSX 641.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 655 Optics
Geometric optics. Wave properties of light: interference, diffraction, coherence. Propagation of light through matter. Selected topics in modern optics, e.g., lasers, fibers. (Same as PHSX 655.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 316. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zhao, Hui
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2048 - LAWRENCE
3 77961
EPHX 661 Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics
Properties and interactions of quarks, leptons, and other elementary particles; symmetry principles and conservation laws; broken symmetry; gauge bosons; the fundamental interactions, grand unified theories of strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions; the cosmological implications of elementary particle physics. (Same as PHSX 661.) Prerequisite: PHSX 511 and MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Graham
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
3 77967
EPHX 671 Thermal Physics
Development of thermodynamics from statistical considerations. Techniques of calculating thermodynamic properties of systems. Application to classical problems of thermodynamics. Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein systems. (Same as PHSX 671.) Prerequisite: PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 681 Concepts in Solids
Properties of common types of crystals and amorphous solids. Lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids. Electrons and holes in energy bands of metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. (Same as PHSX 681.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 691 Astrophysics I
An introduction to radiation processes, thermal processes, and radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium. (Same as ASTR 691 and PHSX 691.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EPHX 693 Gravitation and Cosmology
An overview of topics relevant to gravitation and modern cosmology: special relativity, tensor notation, the equivalence principle, the Schwarzchild solution, black holes, and Friedmann models. Cosmic black body radiation, dark matter, and the formation of large-scale structure. The idea of quantum gravity and an introduction to the current literature in cosmology. (Same as PHSX 693.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Medvedev, Mikhail
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM DHDC 2096 - LAWRENCE
3 77964


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