Classical Mechanics
Courses Summary
 Thermodynamics and
Statistical Mechanics
This is an upperdivision undergraduate
course on macroscopic and microscopic probabilistic approaches to
equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. Topics
covered include: thermodynamics, probability theory, kinetic theory of
gases,
classical statistical mechanics, interacting systems, quantum
statistical mechanics, identical particles, BoseEinstein and FermiDirac gases.


Classical
Mechanics
This is a shape modeling
course that teaches kinematics; vector analysis; conservation laws;
oscillations; rocket motion; variational methods; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian
mechanics.


Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
In this course we explore the foundations underlying our knowledge of
the physical world, with the goal of gaining an understanding of the
physical laws governing matter, energy, and physical (as well as
chemical and biological) phenomena. The course formally covers linear
kinematics and dynamics; rotational kinematics and dynamics;
conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum; gravitation; fluids;
oscillatory and wave motion; thermal physics.

 Physics II (Calculus
Treatment)
This course is the electricity and
magnetism component to the introductory calculusbased physics
sequence. Topics include: electric force, electric field, electric
flux and Gauss law, electric potential, capacitance and DC
circuits, magnetic force and magnetic field, magnetic properties
of materials, Faraday's law of induction, Inductance, AC
circuits, displacement current, Maxwell's equations,
electromagnetic waves, geometric optics.

 Modern Physics (Calculus
Treatment)
This course is a course on Modern Physics
for the introductory calculusbased physics
sequence. Topics include: special relativity, particlelike properties
of electromagnetic radiation, wavelike properties of particles,
Schrodinger equation, RutherfordBohr model of the atom, hydrogen
atom in wave mechanics, KleinGordon equation.


Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
This is an introductory level course. Topics include: stars and
galaxies; distance measurements by parallax; luminosity and
brightness; surface temperature; HR diagram; distance to a star using
HR; stellar evolution; the Olbers paradox; the expansion of the
universe; homogeneous and isotropic FriedmannRobertsonWalker
universes; the dark side of the universe; gravitational redshift;
energy density of starlight; lookback time; elementary particles; the
early universe; multimessenger astronomy; quantum black holes.


Mathematical Physics
This course covers: complex analysis; ordinary differential equations;
initial value problem; boundary value problem; Fourier series and
Fourier transform; hyperbolic, parabolic, and elliptic partial
differential equations.


Elementary Particles
This course covers accelerators and detectors; special unitary groups;
quark model of hadrons; Feynman diagrams; electromagnetic, weak and
strong interactions of quarks and leptons; Higgs mechanism.


Conceptual Physics
There is a new urgency for wider segments of the
nonexpert population to join in shaping the future direction of our
technological society. Certain decisions being made now in the
development of energy resources will profoundly affect the lives of
the next few generations. This course is oriented toward providing
an educational base for participating in these decisions. At this
level, there is no need for any mathematics beyond simple arithmetic,
nor for any previous knowledge of physics or chemistry.

Teaching History
Lehman College, City University of New York
Fall 17
PHY 131 
PHY 168
Spring 17
PHY 169
Fall 16
PHY 307 
PHY 168
Spring 16
PHY 355 
PHY 169
Fall 15
PHY 300 
PHY 168
Spring 15
PHY 307 
PHY 169
Fall 14
PHY 303 
PHY 168
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Fall 13
PHY 501 
Fall 12
PHY 501 
Fall 11
PHY 541 
PHY 735 
Fall 10
PHY 517 
Fall 09
PHY 209 
PHY 541
Fall 08
PHY 209 
Spring 08
PHY 209 
Fall 07
PHY 411 
PHY 209 
Spring 07
AST 320 
Fall 06
PHY 411
Northeastern University
Fall 05
PHY U14502 LIFE SCI 1

