Current Courses in Physics and Astronomy

Course Numbering System

  • Courses 000-099 do not count toward graduation.
  • Courses 100-299 are designed for freshman and sophomores.
  • Courses 300-499 are designed for juniors and seniors.
  • Courses 500-699 are designed primarily for juniors and seniors but may be taken by graduate students for graduate credit.
  • Courses 700-799 are designed primarily for graduate students who have less than 30 of graduate credit but may be taken by undergraduates for undergraduate credit.
  • Courses 800-999 are open only to graduate students except by special permission.

Resources

Astronomy courses

ASTR 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Astronomy. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 190 Astronomy and Civilization
A survey course that describes the interplay between the science of astronomy and cultural beliefs. It uses, among others, examples of how religious and philosophical tenets have enhanced or conflicted with scientific principles. Not for astronomy majors. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 191 Contemporary Astronomy
The structure and evolution of the universe, from nearby planets to distant quasars, are examined. Topics include recent discoveries concerning planets, stars, pulsars and black holes as well as their evolution, the structure of the universe today and how it will be in the future. The emphasis is descriptive rather than mathematical. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 101. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kirkpatrick, Allison
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM CDS1 1146 - LAWRENCE
3 74551
ASTR 196 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory
An introduction to astronomical observations and methods. Students have the opportunity to use the telescopes at the K.U. observatory. The course includes constellation recognition, finding celestial objects, and interpreting astronomical data. A companion course to ASTR 191 or ASTR 391. Counts as a laboratory science when preceded or accompanied by ASTR 191 or ASTR 391. Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 191 or ASTR 391. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 77954
ASTR 293 Astronomy Bizarre
An exploration of physical phenomena found in astrophysical extremes. Topics may include the following: the most violent explosions in the Universe (supernovae and gamma ray bursts; the biggest collisions in nature (galaxy interactions; the densest and most bizarre forms of matter (white dwarfs, neutron stars); the strongest magnetic fields (magnetars, pulsars); the amazing range of exo-planetary properties; and the mysteries of black holes. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 101. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 390 Undergraduate Problems
Undergraduate observational or theoretical problems in astronomy. Maximum credit, six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60314
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 66069
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60315
ASTR 391 Physical Astronomy, Honors
An honors, calculus-based introduction to astronomy and astrophysics, required for astronomy majors. Components of the Universe - from planetary systems, stellar systems, large scale structure and cosmology - are examined to illuminate the physics principles which govern their evolution. Prerequisite: MATH 125, and either permission of instructor, or participation in the University Honors Program. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Twarog, Bruce
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 66071
ASTR 394 The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
An introduction to the search for planets around other stars and for life in the universe beyond the earth. A discussion of the astronomical conditions under which life might form and the biological conditions of life formation and evolution. Methods of searching for extraterrestrial life. Prerequisite: An introductory course in biology, astronomy or geology. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cravens, Thomas
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 74444
ASTR 400 Topics in Astronomy: _____
A course on special topics in astronomy. 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.

ASTR 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 EPHX 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 77969
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 77970
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 77971
ASTR 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 EPHX 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 60316
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 70777
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64469
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66089
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60317
ASTR 591 Stellar Astronomy
Fundamentals of stellar astronomy including astronomical optics and techniques, coordinate and time systems, stellar spectroscopy, properties of normal, binary and variable stars. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. An introductory astronomy course is desirable. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 592 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
A study of stellar groups, the interstellar medium, galactic structure and dynamics, galaxies, and cosmology. Prerequisite: ASTR 591 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 596 Observational Astrophysics
Students acquire practical experience with astronomical equipment and data reduction techniques used in research and educational contexts. ASTR 596, combined with an independent research experience, provides a pathway for students to demonstrate creativity and integration of background knowledge. Prerequisite: Corequisite: ASTR 591. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 597 Analysis in Astrophysics
Individual students work on specialized research problems in the field of observational or theoretical astrophysics. Maximum credit, six hours. Prerequisite: ASTR 592. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60319
ASTR 691 Astrophysics I
An introduction to radiation processes, thermal processes, and radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium. (Same as EPHX 691 and PHSX 691.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 692 Astrophysics II
The formation and evolution of stars, nucleosynthesis of the elements, and the physical processes of high energy physics. Prerequisite: ASTR 691 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rudnick, Gregory
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 77955
ASTR 791 Seminar in Astrophysics
Seminar designed to cover current topics in the physics of the Universe beyond the solar system. Content will vary. Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Open to undergraduates with twelve hours of physics/astronomy courses numbered 500 or above, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 72289
ASTR 792 Topics in Advanced Astrophyics
This course will address one or more of the following advanced topics in astrophysics: high energy astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, space physics, cosmology, astrobioyphysics, and the interstellar and intergalactic media (ISM/IGM.) This course may be repeated for credit if topical content differs. (Same as PHSX 792.) Prerequisite: ASTR 692 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 795 Space Plasma Physics
The physics of fully ionized gases in magnetic fields and their application to interplanetary processes, planetary radiation belts, and the surface of the sun. The motion of charged particles in magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamic waves, the solar wind and the magnetosphere. (Same as PHSX 795.) Prerequisite: PHSX 621. Corequisite: PHSX 631. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

ASTR 815 Computational Physics and Astronomy
Advanced computer applications in physics and astronomy. General discussion and illustration of problem organization and solution by numerical and other methods with examples from plasma, space, solid state, elementary particle, and nuclear physics and astronomy. Students will design, write, validate, and document a computer program to solve a physical problem. (Same as PHSX 815 and CHEM 914.) Prerequisite: Six hours of computer science courses numbered 300 or above, and six hours of physics and/or astronomy courses numbered 300 or above. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shi, Jack
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 60320
ASTR 897 Seminar in Plasma and Space Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. (Same as PHSX 897.) LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 67113

Physics courses

PHSX 111 Introductory Physics
A one-semester survey of classical and modern physics, designed primarily for liberal arts students. Typical subjects include the laws of motion, gravity, electricity and magnetism, sound, light, quantum mechanics, atomic and subatomic physics. Subjects are treated mainly conceptually with some use of basic data. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chan, Wai-Lun
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM CDS1 1146 - LAWRENCE
3 62639
PHSX 112 Concepts in Physics, Honors
A discussion of important concepts in physics. While basic concepts such as force, energy, and mass will be introduced as needed, the emphasis will be on an understanding and appreciation of contemporary science. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104 and participation in the University Honors Program or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 114 College Physics I
Principles and applications of mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, and sound waves. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. This course emphasizes the development of quantitative concepts and problem solving skills for students needing a broad background in physics as part of their preparation in other major programs, and for those who wish to meet the laboratory science requirement of the College. Students who enroll in this course are expected to have had 3.5 years of college-prep math, including trigonometry. In special circumstances, permission to enroll in less than four hours may be obtained from the department. Not open to students with credit in PHSX 211 or PHSX 216 or PHSX 212 or PHSX 236. Prerequisite: MATH 104 or a score of 25 or higher on ACT mathematics. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wu, Judy
MWF 03:00-03:50 PM CDS1 1154 - LAWRENCE
4 62640
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
W 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62641
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
W 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62642
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62643
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62644
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62645
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62646
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62647
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 75083
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62648
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62649
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
F 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62650
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62651
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 62652
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
W 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 75221
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 75288
LBN Wu, Judy
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE
4 72509
PHSX 115 College Physics II
A continuation of PHSX 114. Principles and applications of electricity, magnetism, light, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. In special circumstances, permission to enroll in less than four hours may be obtained from the department. Not open to students with credit in PHSX 212 or PHSX 236. Prerequisite: PHSX 114. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM CDS1 1154 - LAWRENCE
4 62653
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
W 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62654
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
F 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62655
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62656
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
W 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62657
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62663
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62658
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62659
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62660
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
W 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62661
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62662
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62664
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Th 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 62665
LBN LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 3088 - LAWRENCE
4 72510
PHSX 116 Introductory Physics Laboratory
A laboratory exploring classical and modern physics, designed primarily for liberal arts students. Experiments in motion gravity, electricity and magnetism, sound, light, atomic and subatomic physics are designed to teach physics concepts and basic laboratory techniques. One two-hour lab period per week. Counts as a laboratory science when preceded or accompanied by PHSX 111. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104. Corequisite: PHSX 111. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 66969
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64191
PHSX 150 Seminar in Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Physics
This course is intended for all students in physics, astronomy and engineering physics. Course content includes topics of current interest in all fields of physics and astronomy and an introduction to professional ethics and frameworks for ethical decision making. Topics covered include but are not limited to nanotechnology, cosmology, nuclear and high energy physics, galactic evolution, condensed matter physics, space physics, biophysics and plasma physics. Course will include hands on demonstrations, group in-class activities and general advising information. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Physics. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 201 Calculus Supplement to College Physics I
A calculus-based course in classical mechanics and thermodynamics for students who have had an algebra-based course in classical mechanics and thermodynamics. This course, combined with PHSX 114, covers the content of PHSX 211or PHSX 210. Prerequisite: PHSX 114 and MATH 116 or 125; co-requisite: MATH 126; and permission of the department. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah
Delgado, Jennifer
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
1 73312
PHSX 202 Calculus Supplement to College Physics II
A calculus-based course in electricity and magnetism for students who have had a an algebra-based course in electricity and magnetism. This course, combined with PHSX 115, covers the content of PHSX 212. Prerequisite: PHSX 115 and permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 126. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Delgado, Jennifer
Rogan, Christopher
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
1 73360
PHSX 210 General Physics I for Engineers
Introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics designed for students in the School of Engineering who have completed MATH 125 or MATH 145 with a grade of C or better. Students not admitted to the School of Engineering must receive permission from instructor. PHSX 210 and PHSX 211 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or MATH 145 with a grade of C or better; co-requisite MATH 126 or MATH 146; courses in high school physics and/or chemistry recommended. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sanders, Stephen
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM CDS1 1154 - LAWRENCE
3 69880
PHSX 211 General Physics I
Introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Designed for students in engineering and physical science majors. Prerequisite: MATH 116 or MATH 125 or MATH 145; co-requisite MATH 126 or MATH 146; courses in high school physics and/or chemistry are recommended. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah
M 01:00-01:50 PM CDS1 1146 - LAWRENCE
WF 12:30-01:45 PM CDS1 1146 - LAWRENCE
4 69139
PHSX 212 General Physics II
Study of electricity and magnetism, waves and sound. Prerequisite: PHSX 201, PHSX 210, PHSX 211 or PHSX 213; MATH 126 or MATH 146. Co-enrollment in MATH 127 or MATH 147 is strongly encouraged. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rogan, Christopher
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM CDS1 1154 - LAWRENCE
3 62666
PHSX 213 General Physics I Honors
An honors section of PHSX 211 and PHSX 216. Credit for fewer than five hours requires permission of the department. Recommended for students with a strong math background who are either in the University Honors Program or intending to major in a physical science. Courses in high school physics and chemistry are strongly recommended. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or MATH 145; co-requisite MATH 126 or MATH 146; and permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Han, Siyuan
M 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
WF 02:00-03:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
5 62667
LBN Han, Siyuan
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
5 62668
LBN Han, Siyuan
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
5 62669
LBN Han, Siyuan
Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
5 78289
PHSX 214 General Physics II Honors
An honors section of PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. Credit for fewer than four hours requires permission of the department. Recommended for students with a strong math background who are either in the University Honors Program or intending to major in a physical science. Prerequisite: PHSX 216 together with either PHSX 211 or PHSX 210; or PHSX 213, and permission of instructor. Co-requisite: MATH 127 or MATH 147. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 216 General Physics I Laboratory
Experiments in classical mechanics and thermodynamics. The course includes practice on the ethics of recording and presentation of data. Counts as a laboratory science when accompanied by PHSX 210 or PHSX 211. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 210 or PHSX 211. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69156
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69157
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69158
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69159
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69160
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69161
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69162
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69163
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69164
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69165
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69736
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 71935
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 71936
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69166
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 73122
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 69167
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE
1 74594
PHSX 236 General Physics II Laboratory
Experiments in electricity and magnetism, waves and sound. Students will practice data reduction and error analysis in ways that are consistent with professional ethics. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 212. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69140
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69141
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69142
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69143
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69144
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69145
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69146
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69147
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 71937
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69150
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 69155
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 74591
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 74592
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
F 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE
1 74593
PHSX 313 General Physics III
Introduction to modern physics. Topics include special relativity, optics, and introductions to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and PHSX 236, or PHSX 214, or PHSX 202, or EECS 220 or EECS 221. Corequisite: MATH 320 or MATH 220 or MATH 221. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zhao, Hui
MWF 03:00-03:50 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
3 64704
PHSX 316 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
Experiments in optics and modern physics. Development of experimental skills, data reduction, error analysis, and technical writing. One lab meeting per week and one lecture per week on topics including error analysis and experimental design, and the development of professional ethics in regard to citation and data presentation. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 313. LAB.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64710
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64706
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64707
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64708
LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE
1 64709
PHSX 400 Topics in Physics and Astronomy: _____
A course on special topics in physics and astronomy, given as the need arises. Course may be repeated for different topics. Each section may have prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 420 Science and Policy
An introduction to the relationship between science and public policy. The mutual interactions between public policy and scientific practice are explored within an ethical framework with examples that include energy and sustainability issues. An experiential course where students will be asked to develop and implement ethical solutions and engage meaningfully on a practicum project for local, regional, national, or international partners who are working on policy decisions which have technology implications. Honors credit is available for this course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 101. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bean, Alice
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 74220
PHSX 500 Special Problems
Work in some area of physics beyond the topics or material covered in other courses. For some problems, continued enrollment in consecutive semesters may be appropriate. Prerequisite: One junior-senior course in science in an area related to the problem and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 63879
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62670
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62671
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62672
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 68772
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62673
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62674
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 64192
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62675
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 66164
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 67392
IND Manweiler, Jerry
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 75290
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 63893
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62676
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 63894
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62677
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 66165
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62678
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62679
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62680
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 69383
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62681
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 63895
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62682
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65727
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 71256
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 71257
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62683
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62684
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62685
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62686
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68773
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62687
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62688
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64196
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62689
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66167
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 67393
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63896
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62690
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63897
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62691
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66170
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62692
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62693
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62694
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 69384
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62695
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63898
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62696
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65728
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71258
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71259
PHSX 502 Seminar in Physics and Astronomy Instruction
One meeting per week to plan and report progress on projects which may include tutoring of students in personalized modes of study; developing, administering, and scoring test items; designing and improving demonstration and laboratory experiments. Amount of credit depends on projects contracted for and completed. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.) Prerequisite: Evidence of prior academic experience relevant to the student's proposed activities in the seminar and permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62697
IND Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62698
IND Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62699
IND Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62700
IND Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68775
IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62701
IND Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62702
IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64198
IND Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62703
IND Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66172
IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 67395
IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63899
IND Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62704
IND Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63900
IND Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62705
IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66173
IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62706
IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62707
IND Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62708
IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 69385
IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62709
IND Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63901
IND Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62710
IND Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65731
IND Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71260
IND Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71261
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62712
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 70285
LBN Murray, Michael
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3078 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 3093 - LAWRENCE
4 70286
PHSX 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 EPHX 518.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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 64199
LBN Besson, David
TuTh 03:00-04:50 PM MAL 2068 - LAWRENCE
4 64200
PHSX 557 Topics in Mechanics, Properties of Materials, Thermodynamics
This course covers the principles and applications of classical mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics and sound. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in Physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: Math 115 and 116, and either PHSX 114 or PHSX 211. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 558 Topics in Electricity and Magnetism and Optics
This course covers the principles and applications of electricity, magnetism and optics. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 115 and 116, and either PHSX 115 or PHSX 212. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 559 Topics in Modern Physics
This course covers the principles and applications of quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 115 and 116, and either PHSX 115 or PHSX 313. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 594 Cosmology and Culture
A survey of modern physical cosmology, its recent historical roots, and creation myths from many world cultures. An examination of the effects of these stories on their parent cultures. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Feldman, Hume
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 74221
PHSX 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 EPHX 600.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62711
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 65735
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62713
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 62714
PHSX 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 EPHX 641.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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 77960
PHSX 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 EPHX 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 77966
PHSX 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 EPHX 671.) Prerequisite: PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 681.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 691.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 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 EPHX 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 MAL 2055 - LAWRENCE
3 77963
PHSX 700 Colloquium
Topics of current interest in physics, astronomy, and atmospheric science. Repeated enrollments are permitted. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rudnick, Gregory
M 04:00-04:50 PM MAL 1001 - LAWRENCE
1 62715
PHSX 701 Major Experiments and Observations in Classical and Contemporary Physics
Critique, discussions, and interpretation of the most important discoveries and observations in physics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 702 Introductory Physics Pedagogy
This course will address basic elements of pedagogy in specific relation to the teaching of physics and astronomy labs. It contains such elements as: peer and instructor evaluations of teaching, reading and discussion of pedagogical materials, development of online course material, and discussion of teaching methods. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 703 Proposal Writing
Means and methods for preparing a successful proposal. This course will discuss how to find funding and other award opportunities. Students will learn how to develop an effective application and will complete an application. Intended for early career graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Baringer, Philip
Tu 11:00-11:50 AM ROB 156 - LAWRENCE
1 77958
PHSX 711 Quantum Mechanics I
Linear vector spaces. Postulates of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger equation. Harmonic oscillator and other problems in one dimension. Central forces and angular momentum. Symmetries and conservation laws. The hydrogen atom. Spin. Spin and statistics. Addition of angular momenta. Time independent approximation methods. Prerequisite: PHSX 511 and MATH 320. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 717 Graduate Seminar
First year graduate students meet to survey research opportunities in the department and develop skills in giving oral presentations in physics and related areas. Students will also learn about topics in responsible scholarship that may include: the origin of ideas and the allocation of credit, the treatment of data, scientific misconduct, intellectual property and entrepreneurship, the researcher in society, collaborative research, mentor/trainee responsibilities, and safe practices. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 718 Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences
Review of complex variable theory; introduction to the partial differential equations of physical systems; Fourier analysis; special functions of mathematical physics; and chemistry. (Same as CHEM 718.) Prerequisite: Two semesters of junior-senior mathematics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 721 Chaotic Dynamics
Topics covered may include the following: dynamical systems, attractors, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, chaos, one-dimensional maps, strange attractors and fractal dimensions, fat fractals, the horseshoe map, symbolic dynamics, linear stability of periodic orbits, stable and unstable manifolds, Lyapunov exponents, topological entropy, quasiperiodicity, strange nonchaotic attractors, nonattracting chaotic sets, fractal basin boundaries, renormalization group analysis, intermittency, crisis and chaotic transients. Prerequisite: Mechanics (PHSX 521, or its equivalent), ordinary differential equations (MATH 320, or its equivalent), and some computer programming knowledge. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 727 Advanced Geophysics: _____
Topics to vary with demand and include heat flow, wave propagation, synthetic seismograms, groundwater exploration, geothermal exploration, electrical methods in exploration, rock mechanics-tectonophysics, rock magnetism, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, geophysical inverse theory, and others upon sufficient demand. May be repeated for different topics. (Same as GEOL 771.) Prerequisite: GEOL 572 or GEOL 573/PHSX 528 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 731 Molecular Biophysics
Methods and concepts in contemporary molecular biophysics are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the thermodynamics of macromolecular interactions and quantitative methods of data analysis. Basic enzymology and biophysical spectroscopy will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: PHSX 212, MATH 125, and either CHEM 135 or CHEM 175. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 741 Nuclear Physics I
Experimental methods in nuclear physics, elementary concepts and simple considerations about nuclear forces, alpha and beta decay, gamma radiation, nuclear structure, and reaction systematics. Prerequisite: PHSX 511. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 761 Elementary Particles I
Particle accelerators and detectors; quarks and leptons; invariance principles and conservation laws; strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions of elementary particles; unification of electroweak and other interactions. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 711. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Graham
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
3 77968
PHSX 781 Solid State Physics I
Classification of solids, structure and symmetry of crystals; lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids; electric and magnetic properties; electron theory of metals and semiconductors; electronic and atomic transport processes; theory of ionic crystals. Prerequisite: PHSX 511 (or CHEM 648) and PHSX 671 (or CHEM 646). LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Peelaers, Hartwin
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM CDS1 1144 - LAWRENCE
3 77959
PHSX 791 Seminar in Astrophysics
Seminar designed to cover current topics in the physics of the Universe beyond the solar system. Content will vary. Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Open to undergraduates with twelve hours of physics/astronomy courses numbered 500 or above, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 62716
PHSX 792 Topics in Advanced Astrophysics
This course will address one or more of the following advanced topics in astrophysics: high energy astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, space physics, cosmology, astrobiophysics, and the interstellar and intergalactic media (ISM/IGM). This course may be repeated for credit if topical content differs. (Same as ASTR 792.) Prerequisite: ASTR 692 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 793 Physical Cosmology
Discussion of how fundamental laws of physics govern the evolution of the universe as a whole along with its structure. Survey of cosmogenic clues in the observable universe, including observed structures, cosmic background radiation and evidence for dark matter. Development of the universe, including theories of initial conditions; cosmological phase transitions; generation of possible relics and dark matter; symmetry breaking; baryon asymmetry; nucleosynthesis; recombination, gravitational instability and the formation of structure; current experimental techniques. Prerequisite: PHSX 718. Recommended: PHSX 593. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Medvedev, Mikhail
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 2055 - LAWRENCE
3 77965
PHSX 795 Space Plasma Physics
The physics of fully ionized gases in magnetic fields and their application to interplanetary processes, planetary radiation belts, and the sun. The motion of charged particles in magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamic waves, the solar wind, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere. (Same as ASTR 795.) Prerequisite: PHSX 621. Corequisite: PHSX 631. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 800 Graduate Problems
Advanced laboratory problems, special research problems, or library reading problems. Repeated enrollments are permitted. RSH.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62718
RSH Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62719
RSH Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62720
RSH Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62721
RSH Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 68777
RSH Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62722
RSH Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62723
RSH Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 64203
RSH Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62717
RSH Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 66174
RSH Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 67397
RSH Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65780
RSH Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62724
RSH Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65082
RSH Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62725
RSH Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 66175
RSH Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62726
RSH Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62727
RSH Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62728
RSH Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 69386
RSH Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62729
RSH Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65108
RSH Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 62730
RSH Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65743
RSH Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 71262
RSH Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 71263
PHSX 801 Advanced Topics
Lectures on advanced material not covered by regular courses. The topics are not limited but generally address recent experimental or theoretical developments in subjects such as superconductivity, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, quantum field theory, gauge and unified theories, nonlinear or chaotic systems, space plasma physics, and astrophysics and cosmology. Repeated enrollments are permitted. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zhao, Hui
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2048 - LAWRENCE
3 77962
PHSX 811 Quantum Mechanics II
Time dependent perturbation theory. Gauge invariance and electromagnetic interactions. Quantization of the electromagnetic field and applications. The Dirac equation, its transformation properties and applications to relativistic problems. Scattering theory, elementary applications, and formal properties. Prerequisite: PHSX 711. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 62731
PHSX 815 Computational Methods in Physical Sciences
Advanced computer applications in physical science. General discussion and illustration of problem organization and solution by numerical and other methods with examples from physics, astronomy, and other physical sciences. Students will design, write, validate, and document a computer program to solve a physical problem. (Same as ASTR 815 and CHEM 914.) Prerequisite: Six hours of computer science courses numbered 300 or above, and six hours of physics and/or astronomy courses numbered 300 or above. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shi, Jack
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 62732
PHSX 817 Graduate Seminar
First year graduate students meet to survey research opportunities in the department and develop skills in giving oral presentations in physics and related areas. Prerequisite: Only one hour of 817 can count toward required hours for degree. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 821 Classical Mechanics
Vector and tensor notation; review of Newtonian mechanics; Lagrangian mechanics; linear vector spaces and matrix theory with applications to the theory of small oscillations; rigid bodies; Hamiltonian formalism. Special relativity. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of junior-senior courses in physics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 831 Electrodynamics I
Electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; plane waves; waveguides. Prerequisite: PHSX 718 and PHSX 821. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shandarin, Sergei
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE
3 62733
PHSX 841 Nuclear Physics II
Nuclear forces and the two-body problem; nuclear models; phenomenological treatment of nuclear reactions and decay processes. Prerequisite: PHSX 741 and PHSX 811. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 861 Elementary Particles II
Theoretical analysis of the standard model of strong and electroweak interactions. Applications to decay and scattering processes with comparison to experiments. Selected topics in non-perturbative physics. Examples of tests to probe beyond the standard model. Prerequisite: PHSX 761. Corequisite: PHSX 911. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 871 Statistical Physics I
Review of and advanced topics in thermodynamics; the Maxwell relations; the third law; phase transitions. Kinetic theory: the Boltzmann equation; transport phenomena. Statistical mechanics: ideal Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein gases; ensemble theory; derivation of the laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisite: PHSX 711 and PHSX 821. PHSX 671 is recommended. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 881 Solid State Physics II
More advanced topics in solid state physics that may include: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, and antiferromagnetism; electron and nuclear spin magnetic resonance; dielectric properties and ferroelectricity; photoconductivity and luminescence. Prerequisite: PHSX 631 and PHSX 711 (or CHEM 915). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 895 Plasma Physics
Magnetohydrodynamics, including discussion of shocks, waves, and stability theory; statistical mechanical foundations; kinetic theory; microstability; non-linear phenomena. Prerequisite: PHSX 795. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 897 Seminar in Plasma and Space Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. (Same as ASTR 897.) LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 67098
PHSX 899 Master's Research/Thesis
Research work (either experimental or theoretical) in physics for students working toward the master's degree. Repeated enrollments are permitted. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62734
THE Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62735
THE Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62736
THE Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62737
THE Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 68778
THE Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62738
THE Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62739
THE Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 64204
THE Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62740
THE Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 66176
THE Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 67398
THE Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63902
THE Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62741
THE Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63903
THE Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62742
THE Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 66177
THE Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62743
THE Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62744
THE Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62745
THE Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 69387
THE Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62746
THE Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63904
THE Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62747
THE Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 65745
THE Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 71264
THE Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 71265
PHSX 911 Quantum Mechanics III
Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. Introduction to quantum field theory using the canonical approach and using the path integral approach. Application of perturbation theory in quantum electrodynamics. Selected applications in condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics. Prerequisite: PHSX 811. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 912 Quantum Field Theory
Survey of problems in quantum field theory. Functional methods. Renormalization and renormalization group. Role of symmetries. Gauge field theories. Symmetry breaking. Prerequisite: PHSX 911. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 915 Relativity
Reviews of special relativity, manifolds, tensors, and geometry. General coordinate covariance and general relativity. Applications to classical theory of gravitation: weak field tests, isotropic, homogeneous cosmology, Schwarzschild solution. Selected advanced topics. Prerequisite: A total of 10 hours of junior/senior work in physics and mathematics, including at least concurrent enrollment in MATH 646. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 917 Seminar in Theoretical Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 62748
PHSX 931 Electrodynamics II
Inhomogenious Maxwell's equations and multipole radiation fields; special theory of relativity; radiation from accelerated charges: scattering and dispersion. Prerequisite: PHSX 831. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 947 Seminar in Nuclear Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 62749
PHSX 967 Seminar in Particle Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 62750
PHSX 971 Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Advanced equilibrium statistical mechanics and introduction to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Topics include: the theory of liquids, critical phenomena, linear response theory and time correlation functions, Langevin dynamics, and molecular hydrodynamics. (Same as CHEM 950.) Prerequisite: PHSX 871 or CHEM 917. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHSX 987 Seminar in Solid State Physics
Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chan, Wai-Lun
F 04:00-04:50 PM CDS1 1144 - LAWRENCE
1-3 62751
PHSX 999 Ph.D. Dissertation Research
Research work (either experimental or theoretical) in physics for students working toward the Ph.D. degree. Repeated enrollments are permitted. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Kirkpatrick, Allison
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62752
THE Baringer, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62753
THE Bean, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62754
THE Besson, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62755
THE Chan, Wai-Lun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 68779
THE Cravens, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62756
THE Feldman, Hume
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62757
THE Fischer, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 64205
THE Han, Siyuan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62758
THE Peelaers, Hartwin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 66178
THE Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 67399
THE Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63905
THE Rogan, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62759
THE Murray, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63906
THE Ralston, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62760
THE Rudnick, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 66179
THE Sanders, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62761
THE Shandarin, Sergei
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62762
THE Shi, Jack
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62763
THE Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 69388
THE Twarog, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62764
THE Wilson, Graham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 63907
THE Wu, Judy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 62765
THE Zhao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 65746
THE Lewis, Ian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 71266
THE Royon, Christophe
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 71267


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