# 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

- For more details and possible open sections please see KU's Schedule of Classes
- Individual course materials on Blackboard

## 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Delgado, Jennifer

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE

3 52796 LEC Delgado, Jennifer

MWF 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE

3 57642 - ASTR 196 Contemporary Astronomy Laboratory
- An introduction to astronomical observations and modern data analysis methods. Students will carry out independent investigations as well as standard exercises. This is an online course, delivered through Blackboard. Prerequisite: Corequisite: ASTR 191. LAB.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Polanski, Alex

APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE

1 55632 - 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 2020 semester.** - ASTR 390 Undergraduate Problems
- Undergraduate observational or theoretical problems in astronomy. Maximum credit, six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department. IND.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-3 40301 IND Mills, Elisabeth

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-3 57643 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-3 45627 IND Crossfield, Ian

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-3 40302 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Crossfield, Ian

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 45629 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas

MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 52727 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-4 55647 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-4 55648 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-4 55649 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-4 57644 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-4 40303 IND Besson, David

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1-4 49916 IND Feldman, Hume

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1-4 44135 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-4 57645 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-4 45644 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-4 40304 - 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 2020 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Mills, Elisabeth

MWF 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2048 - LAWRENCE

3 57649 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-3 57646 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-3 57647 IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-3 40305 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-3 57648 - 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 2020 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-3 51248 - 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory

TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 57651 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shi, Jack

TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2001 - LAWRENCE

3 40306 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Medvedev, Mikhail

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-3 46617

## 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 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.
- 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.
- 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah

Richard, Matthew

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1 52067 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah

Chan, Wai-Lun

APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE

1 52113 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC LeGresley Rush, Sarah

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM GL 1154 - LAWRENCE

3 49124 LEC Richard, Matthew

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM GL 1146 - LAWRENCE

3 58881 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Richard, Matthew

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM GL 1146 - LAWRENCE

4 48453 DIS Richard, Matthew

W 01:00-01:50 PM GL 1146 - LAWRENCE

4 57693 DIS Richard, Matthew

F 01:00-01:50 PM GL 1146 - LAWRENCE

4 57694 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Chan, Wai-Lun

MWF 02:00-02:50 PM GL 1154 - LAWRENCE

3 42482 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Han, Siyuan

M 03:00-03:50 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE

WF 03:00-04:15 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE

5 42483 LBN Han, Siyuan

Rennells, Matt

Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

5 42484 LBN Han, Siyuan

Rennells, Matt

Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

5 55884 - 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rogan, Christopher

MWF 02:00-02:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

4 57738 LBN Delgado, Jennifer

Flowers, Zachary

Rogan, Christopher

Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

4 57739 LBN Delgado, Jennifer

Flowers, Zachary

Rogan, Christopher

W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

4 57740 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Alhazmi, Haider

Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48470 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Alhazmi, Haider

Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48471 LAB Lindsey, Cole

Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48472 LAB Wang, Yuyu

Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48473 LAB Giridhar, Rohith

Delgado, Jennifer

W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48474 LAB Giridhar, Rohith

Delgado, Jennifer

W 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48475 LAB Giridhar, Rohith

Delgado, Jennifer

W 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48476 LAB Mann, Justin

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48477 LAB Mann, Justin

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48478 LAB Mann, Justin

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2070 - LAWRENCE

1 48479 LAB Rennells, Matt

Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 48988 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Tu 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 50936 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Liu, Bo

W 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 50937 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Liu, Bo

W 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 48480 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Liu, Bo

W 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 51898 LAB Warner, Zachary

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 48481 LAB Warner, Zachary

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 52829 LAB Warner, Zachary

Delgado, Jennifer

Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 57695 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Th 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 2064 - LAWRENCE

1 57696 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Morgan, Aaron

Tu 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48454 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Th 08:00-09:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48455 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Panth, Mohan

Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48456 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

F 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48457 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Panth, Mohan

Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48458 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Flowers, Zachary

W 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48459 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Dhamala, Suman

Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48460 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Dhamala, Suman

Th 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48461 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Dhamala, Suman

Th 04:00-05:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48464 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Th 06:00-07:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 48469 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Morgan, Aaron

Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 52826 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Panth, Mohan

Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 52827 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

F 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 3084 - LAWRENCE

1 52828 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Tapia Takaki, Daniel

MWF 03:00-03:50 PM MAL 2048 - LAWRENCE

3 44349 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Wanigasekara, Shanika

Tu 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 4014 - LAWRENCE

1 44355 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Wanigasekara, Shanika

Th 10:00-11:50 AM MAL 4014 - LAWRENCE

1 44351 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Coleman, Brandon

Tu 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 4014 - LAWRENCE

1 44352 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Coleman, Brandon

Th 12:00-01:50 PM MAL 4014 - LAWRENCE

1 44353 LAB Delgado, Jennifer

Coleman, Brandon

Tu 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 4014 - LAWRENCE

1 44354 - 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Baringer, Philip

TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 3059 - LAWRENCE

3 57745 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-5 43611 IND Delgado, Jennifer

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1-5 57748 IND Baringer, Philip

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1-5 42486 IND Bean, Alice

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1-5 42487 IND Besson, David

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1-5 42488 IND Chan, Wai-Lun

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1-5 48132 IND Cravens, Thomas

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1-5 42489 IND Feldman, Hume

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1-5 42490 IND Fischer, Christopher

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1-5 43908 IND Han, Siyuan

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1-5 42491 IND Peelaers, Hartwin

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1-5 45712 IND Kong, Kyoungchul

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1-5 46869 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-5 53311 IND Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-5 43624 IND Rogan, Christopher

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1-5 42492 IND Murray, Michael

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1-5 43625 IND LeGresley Rush, Sarah

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1-5 57749 IND Ralston, John

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1-5 42493 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-5 45713 IND Sanders, Stephen

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1-5 42494 IND Shandarin, Sergei

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1-5 42495 IND Richard, Matthew

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1-5 57750 IND Shi, Jack

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1-5 42496 IND Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-5 48677 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-5 42497 IND Wilson, Graham

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1-5 43626 IND Wu, Judy

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1-5 42498 IND Zhao, Hui

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1-5 45303 IND Lewis, Ian

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1-5 50350 IND Royon, Christophe

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1-5 50351 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-4 42499 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-4 57752 IND Baringer, Philip

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1-4 42500 IND Bean, Alice

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1-4 42501 IND Besson, David

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1-4 42502 IND Chan, Wai-Lun

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1-4 48133 IND Cravens, Thomas

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1-4 42503 IND Feldman, Hume

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1-4 42504 IND Fischer, Christopher

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1-4 43912 IND Han, Siyuan

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1-4 42505 IND Peelaers, Hartwin

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1-4 45715 IND Kong, Kyoungchul

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1-4 46870 IND Delgado, Jennifer

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1-4 57753 IND Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-4 43627 IND LeGresley Rush, Sarah

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1-4 57754 IND Rogan, Christopher

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1-4 42506 IND Murray, Michael

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1-4 43628 IND Ralston, John

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1-4 42507 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-4 45718 IND Sanders, Stephen

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1-4 42508 IND Shandarin, Sergei

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1-4 42509 IND Richard, Matthew

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1-4 57755 IND Shi, Jack

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1-4 42510 IND Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-4 48678 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-4 42511 IND Wilson, Graham

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1-4 43629 IND Wu, Judy

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1-4 42512 IND Zhao, Hui

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1-4 45304 IND Lewis, Ian

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1-4 50352 IND Royon, Christophe

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1-4 50353 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-4 42513 IND Crossfield, Ian

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1-4 57756 IND Baringer, Philip

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1-4 42514 IND Bean, Alice

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1-4 42515 IND Besson, David

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1-4 42516 IND Chan, Wai-Lun

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1-4 48135 IND Cravens, Thomas

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1-4 42517 IND Feldman, Hume

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1-4 42518 IND Fischer, Christopher

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1-4 43914 IND Han, Siyuan

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1-4 42519 IND Peelaers, Hartwin

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1-4 45720 IND Kong, Kyoungchul

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1-4 46872 IND Delgado, Jennifer

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1-4 57757 IND Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-4 43630 IND Rogan, Christopher

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1-4 42520 IND Murray, Michael

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1-4 43631 IND Ralston, John

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1-4 42521 IND Rudnick, Gregory

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1-4 45721 IND Sanders, Stephen

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1-4 42522 IND Shandarin, Sergei

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1-4 42523 IND LeGresley Rush, Sarah

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1-4 57758 IND Shi, Jack

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1-4 42524 IND Richard, Matthew

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1-4 57759 IND Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-4 48679 IND Mills, Elisabeth

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1-4 42525 IND Wilson, Graham

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1-4 43632 IND Wu, Judy

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1-4 42526 IND Zhao, Hui

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1-4 45307 IND Lewis, Ian

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1-4 50354 IND Royon, Christophe

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1-4 50355 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Lewis, Ian

MWF 01:00-01:50 PM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE

3 42528 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Murray, Michael

TuTh 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

4 49472 LBN Murray, Michael

Latif, Uzair

TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MAL 4082 - LAWRENCE

4 49473 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Sanders, Stephen

TuTh 08:30-09:20 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

4 43915 LBN Sanders, Stephen

Shultz, Andrew

TuTh 03:00-04:50 PM MAL 3013 - LAWRENCE

4 43916 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Feldman, Hume

TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 52607 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Bean, Alice

WF 02:00-03:50 PM MAL 3078 - LAWRENCE

4 42527 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Kong, Kyoungchul

MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE

3 42529 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Medvedev, Mikhail

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 42530 - 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Royon, Christophe

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 57765 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - PHSX 700 Colloquium
- Topics of current interest in physics, astronomy, and atmospheric science. Repeated enrollments are permitted. LEC.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory

M 04:00-04:50 PM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE

1 42531 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Wilson, Graham

F 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 3059 - LAWRENCE

1 55636 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Royon, Christophe

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 57767 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas

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1-3 42532 - 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory

TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 57652 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 semester.** - PHSX 800 Graduate Problems
- Advanced laboratory problems, special research problems, or library reading problems. Repeated enrollments are permitted. RSH.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # RSH Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-5 42534 RSH Mills, Elisabeth

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1-5 57853 RSH Baringer, Philip

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1-5 42535 RSH Bean, Alice

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1-5 42536 RSH Besson, David

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1-5 42537 RSH Chan, Wai-Lun

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 48137 RSH Cravens, Thomas

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 42538 RSH Feldman, Hume

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1-5 42539 RSH Fischer, Christopher

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 43919 RSH Han, Siyuan

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 42533 RSH Peelaers, Hartwin

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1-5 45722 RSH Kong, Kyoungchul

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1-5 46874 RSH Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-5 45355 RSH Rogan, Christopher

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1-5 42540 RSH Murray, Michael

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1-5 44708 RSH Ralston, John

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1-5 42541 RSH Rudnick, Gregory

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1-5 45723 RSH Sanders, Stephen

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1-5 42542 RSH Shandarin, Sergei

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1-5 42543 RSH Shi, Jack

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1-5 42544 RSH Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-5 48680 RSH Crossfield, Ian

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 42545 RSH Wilson, Graham

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1-5 44733 RSH Wu, Judy

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 42546 RSH Zhao, Hui

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 45319 RSH Lewis, Ian

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-5 50356 RSH Royon, Christophe

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1-5 50357 - 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.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.** - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Han, Siyuan

MWF 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 3059 - LAWRENCE

3 42547 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shi, Jack

TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2001 - LAWRENCE

3 42548 - 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 2020 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 2020 semester.** - PHSX 831 Electrodynamics I
- Electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; plane waves; waveguides. Prerequisite: PHSX 718 and PHSX 821. LEC.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Medvedev, Mikhail

TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM MAL 3059 - LAWRENCE

3 42549 - 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 2020 semester.** - PHSX 855 Advanced Optics
- Advanced topics in optics that may include: Laser principles and techniques, light propagation in dielectrics, absorption and luminescence, interaction of light with free electrons and phonons, nonlinear optics, photonic devices, and optical spectroscopy. LEC.
**The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 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 2020 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.
Spring 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Ralston, John

MWF 03:00-03:50 PM MAL 2005 - LAWRENCE

3 58569 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-3 46603 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # THE Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-10 42550 THE Crossfield, Ian

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1-10 57855 THE Baringer, Philip

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1-10 42551 THE Bean, Alice

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1-10 42552 THE Besson, David

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1-10 42553 THE Chan, Wai-Lun

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1-10 48138 THE Cravens, Thomas

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1-10 42554 THE Feldman, Hume

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1-10 42555 THE Fischer, Christopher

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1-10 43920 THE Han, Siyuan

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1-10 42556 THE Peelaers, Hartwin

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1-10 45724 THE Kong, Kyoungchul

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1-10 46875 THE Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-10 43633 THE Rogan, Christopher

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1-10 42557 THE Murray, Michael

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1-10 43634 THE Ralston, John

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1-10 42558 THE Rudnick, Gregory

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1-10 45725 THE Sanders, Stephen

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1-10 42559 THE Shandarin, Sergei

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1-10 42560 THE Shi, Jack

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1-10 42561 THE Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-10 48681 THE Mills, Elisabeth

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1-10 42562 THE Wilson, Graham

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1-10 43635 THE Wu, Judy

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1-10 42563 THE Zhao, Hui

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1-10 45321 THE Lewis, Ian

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1-10 50358 THE Royon, Christophe

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1-10 50359 - 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Ralston, John

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1-3 42564 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Sanders, Stephen

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1-3 42565 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Baringer, Philip

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1-3 42566 - 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 2020 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Peelaers, Hartwin

F 04:00-04:50 PM GL 1144 - LAWRENCE

1-3 42567 - 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 2020 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # THE Kirkpatrick, Allison

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1-12 42568 THE Mills, Elisabeth

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1-12 57857 THE Baringer, Philip

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1-12 42569 THE Bean, Alice

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 42570 THE Besson, David

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 42571 THE Chan, Wai-Lun

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 48139 THE Cravens, Thomas

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 42572 THE Feldman, Hume

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 42573 THE Fischer, Christopher

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 43921 THE Han, Siyuan

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 42574 THE Peelaers, Hartwin

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 45726 THE Kong, Kyoungchul

APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE

1-12 46876 THE Medvedev, Mikhail

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1-12 43636 THE Rogan, Christopher

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1-12 42575 THE Murray, Michael

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1-12 43637 THE Ralston, John

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1-12 42576 THE Rudnick, Gregory

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1-12 45727 THE Sanders, Stephen

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1-12 42577 THE Shandarin, Sergei

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1-12 42578 THE Shi, Jack

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1-12 42579 THE Tapia Takaki, Daniel

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1-12 48682 THE Crossfield, Ian

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1-12 42580 THE Wilson, Graham

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1-12 43638 THE Wu, Judy

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1-12 42581 THE Zhao, Hui

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1-12 45322 THE Lewis, Ian

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1-12 50360 THE Royon, Christophe

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1-12 50361