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 2020 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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41320
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41321
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41322
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41323
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 48134
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41324
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41325
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43817
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41326
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45692
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 46871
IND Crossfield, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57768
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43621
IND Richard, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57771
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43622
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41327
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45693
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41328
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41329
IND LeGresley Rush, Sarah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57795
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41330
IND Delgado, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57796
IND Tapia Takaki, Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 48675
IND Mills, Elisabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41331
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43623
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41332
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45218
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50362
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50363
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 55634
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Mills, Elisabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57772
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43818
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43819
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43822
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43824
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 48136
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43825
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43830
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43831
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43832
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45694
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 46873
IND Richard, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57773
IND LeGresley Rush, Sarah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57797
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43833
IND Delgado, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57798
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43834
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43835
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45695
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43836
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43837
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43839
IND Tapia Takaki, Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 48676
IND Crossfield, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43841
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43842
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43843
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45221
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50364
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50365
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 55635
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Ian
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 41334
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Murray, Michael
TuTh 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 49474
LBN Murray, Michael
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
4 49475
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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Sanders, Stephen
TuTh 08:30-09:20 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
4 53407
LBN Sanders, Stephen
TuTh 03:00-04:50 PM MAL 3013 - LAWRENCE
4 43844
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.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Graham
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 3059 - LAWRENCE
3 57762
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Bean, Alice
WF 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3078 - LAWRENCE
4 41333
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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kong, Kyoungchul
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE
3 41335
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Medvedev, Mikhail
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 41336
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Royon, Christophe
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 57766
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 2020 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 2020 semester.

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 semester.


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