Physics 122: Physics for Health Sciences (Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)

Equilibrium and stability analysis of the human body, dynamics of body motion, elasticity and strength of body organs, fluid mechanics and the blood circulation system, energy requirements and temperature regulation of the body, electrical characteristics of the nervous system, sound and hearing, optics and vision, electromagnetic waves and atomic structure, physics of medical imaging techniques such as x-ray computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Ecoe 533: Quantum Electronics (Fall 2010)

Quantum description of light-matter interactions and advanced photonic devices; review of Quantum mechanics, Schrödinger and Heisenberg representations, harmonic oscillator, operator formalism, Fermi’s golden rule, semiclassical theory of stimulated emission, quantization of the electromagnetic field, blackbody radiation, quantum theory of spontaneous emission, Rabi oscillations; Selected topics in semiconductor lasers, photonic waveguides, noise, and light modulators.

Physics 502: Classical Electrodynamics (Spring of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Boundary-value problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell’s equations, conservation laws; electromagnetic waves and wave propagation in different media; waveguides and resonant cavities; radiating systems.

Science 106: The Fascinating Nature of Light (Fall of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Does light behave as waves or particles? How does light interact with atoms? What is special about the speed of light? The revolutionary theories of light that have emerged over the recent centuries.  Topics include a historical survey of the milestones and pioneers, wave nature of light, photons, quantum theory, Einstein’s relativity theories, and interaction of light with atoms.  Lasers, fiber optics, and other technological applications based on light.

Ecoe 525: Photonic Materials and Devices (Fall of 2004, 2006, 2008)

Survey of the properties and applications of photonic materials and devices; semiconductors; photon detectors, light emitting diodes, noise in light detection systems; light propagation in anisotropic media, Pockels and Kerr effects, light modulators, electromagnetic wave propagation in dielectric waveguides, waveguide dispersion; nonlinear optical materials, second harmonic generation, Raman converters.

Prerequisite: Phys 302/Elec 206

Physics 302/Elec 206: Electromagnetism (Fall 1998, 2001, Spring of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Review of vector calculus, electrostatics, Gauss’ law, Poisson’s equation, dielectric materials, electrostatic energy, boundary-value problems, magnetostatics, law of Biot and Savart, Ampere’s law, magnetic forces and materials, magnetic energy, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Maxwell’s equations, Poynting’s theorem.

Ecoe 521: Photonics and Lasers (Fall of 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)

Review of electromagnetism; electromagnetic nature of light, radiation, geometrical optics, Gaussian beams, transformation of Gaussian beams; electromagnetic modes of an optical resonator, interaction of light with matter, classical theory of absorption and dispersion, broadening processes, Rayleigh scattering, quantum theory of spontaneous and stimulated emission, optical amplification, theory of laser oscillation, examples of laser systems, Q switching and mode locking of lasers.

Physics 401: Quantum Mechanics I (Fall of 1996, 1997, 1999)

Basic postulates of wave mechanics; general formulation of quantum mechanics; Schödinger’s equation; state space; Dirac notation and matrix mechanics; perturbation theory and applications; identical particles and exclusion principle; introduction to relativistic mechanics.

Physics 402: Quantum mechanics II (Spring of 1997, 1998, 2000)

Basic postulates of wave mechanics; general formulation of quantum mechanics; Schödinger’s equation; state space; Dirac notation and matrix mechanics; perturbation theory and applications; identical particles and exclusion principle; introduction to relativistic mechanics.

Physics 407 (Also taught as Physics 350): Modern Optics and Lasers (Spring 1998, Fall 1998)

Geometrical optics, matrix methods in ray tracing, analysis of optical systems, aberrations in optical systems; review of electromagnetic theory; Maxwell’s equations; material dispersion; interference and diffraction of light; Gaussian beams; analysis of optical resonators; quantum theory of absorption and emission; rate equations; optical gain; theory of laser oscillation, examples of laser systems, transient effects in lasers.

Physics 408: Optoelectronics (Spring 1999)

Electromagnetic wave propagation in anisotropic media, optical fibers and wave guides, electro-optic and Kerr effect, nonlinear optics, physics of semiconductors, semiconductor lasers, optoelectronic devices, detectors.

Physics 201: Classical Mechanics (Fall 1994, Fall 1996, Fall 1997, Fall 1999)

Kinematics and dynamics of particles; Newton’s laws of motion; conservation laws; oscillations, introduction to nonlinear oscillations; gravitation; calculus of variations; Hamilton’s Principle and Lagrange’s equations of motion; central forces; planetary motion; dynamics of rigid bodies; non-inertial reference frames.

Physics 202: Quantum Physics (Spring 1995, 1996, 2002)

Special theory of relativity; early developments of quantum theory; wave-Particle duality; DeBroglie’s hypothesis; Heisenberg’s uncertainty Principle; introduction to quantum mechanics; Schrodinger equation; Particle in a box; tunneling; harmonic oscillator; rigid rotator; atomic and nuclear structure; Rutherford scattering; Bohr’s model; wave mechanics of the hydrogen atom; many- electron atoms; Pauli exclusion Principle; molecular structure; vibrational and rotational spectra of molecules.

Physics 405 (formerly Physics 304): Experimental Physics (Spring 1996, 1997, 1999, Fall 2000)

Selected experiments in physics: analog electronics, atomic spectroscopy, optical interferometry, charge-to-mass ratio of electron, photoelectric effect and measurement of Planck’s constant, electron spin resonance, x-ray diffraction, radiactive decay, gamma ray spectroscopy. Laboratory technique, data recording and analysis, communication of results through written and oral reports.

Science 100: World of Physics Module (Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005)

Selected topics from life sciences (biology and medicine) to physics and chemistry. Insight into the scientific approach to the solution of various global problems. Relationship between scientific research and its applications for the benefit of humanity.

Engineering 100: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Module (Spring of 2001, 2002)

Science 101 (Fall 1994, Fall 1995)