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 2018 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 PHSX 501.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Anthony-Twarog, Barbara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51533
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51534
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51535
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51536
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59595
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51537
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51538
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54419
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51539
IND Hawley, Steven
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56697
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58049
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54205
IND Melott, Adrian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51540
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54206
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51541
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56698
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51542
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51543
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51544
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60291
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51545
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54207
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51546
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56152
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62494
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62495
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Anthony-Twarog, Barbara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54420
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54421
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54424
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54426
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59597
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54427
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54432
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54433
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54434
IND Hawley, Steven
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56699
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58051
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54435
IND Melott, Adrian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54436
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54437
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54438
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56700
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54439
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54440
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54442
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60292
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54444
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54445
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54446
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56155
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62496
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62497
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Ian
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 51548
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. (Same as PHSX 516.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313, EPHX 316, and EPHX 521. (EPHX 521 may be taken concurrently.) LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Murray, Michael
TuTh 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 61338
LBN Murray, Michael
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3078 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3093 - LAWRENCE
4 61339
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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sanders, Stephen
TuTh 08:30-09:20 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 54447
LBN Sanders, Stephen
TuTh 03:00-04:50 PM MAL 2068 - LAWRENCE
4 54448
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 2018 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. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Wilson, Graham
TuTh 11:00-12:50 PM MAL 3094 - LAWRENCE
4 51547
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Graham
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 56156
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ralston, John
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM LEA 2115 - LAWRENCE
3 51549
EPHX 623 Physics of Fluids
An introduction to basic fluid mechanics in which fundamental concepts and equations are covered. Topics include hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, wave propagation in fluids, and applications in the areas such as astrophysics, atmospheric physics, and geophysics. (Same as PHSX 623.) Prerequisite: MATH 127; MATH 290; PHSX 212 and PHSX 236 (or PHSX 214 can replace PHSX 212 and PHSX 236.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EPHX 631 Electromagnetic Theory
Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, optics and waveguides, radiation, relativistic transformations of fields and sources, use of covariance, and invariance of relativity. Normally a continuation of PHSX 531. (Same as PHSX 631.) Prerequisite: EPHX 531 or PHSX 531. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zhao, Hui
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2007 - LAWRENCE
3 51550
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.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Royon, Christophe
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 68430
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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EPHX 671 Thermal Physics
Development of thermodynamics from statistical considerations. Elementary 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.


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