Physics Department, ML 11

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0011

tel: 513 556-0533

fax: 513 556-3425

In the fall semester of 2014 I am teaching General Physics 1 (Physics 1501). This is the first semester of a two semester algebra-based physics sequence. Many of the students are biology majors, pre-med students, allied health science students, etc. This course satisfies the physics requirements for students of geology and chemistry, as well. A course overview is available on the web.

In the spring quarter of 2010 I taught General Physics 1 (Physics 201). This was the first quarter of a (then) three-quarter calculus-based physics sequence designed for engineering students. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, etc., who have had, or are co-enrolled, in calculus. A course overview is available on the web.

In the winter quarter of 2010 I taught General Physics 1 (Physics 201). This is the first quarter of a three-quarter calculus-based physics sequence designed for engineering students. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, etc., who have had, or are co-enrolled, in calculus. A course overview is available on the web.

In the winter quarter of 2009 I am teaching Physics 711. This is the second quarter of the three-quarter graduate-level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics, chemistry, and engineering who have completed the first quarter of the sequence (15-PHY-710), or the equivalent. During this quarter we will primarily study the theory of angular momentum and the roles of symmetries. First, however, we will complete our study of the WKB method, and the remaining topics in the second chapter of Sakurai. If time permits, we will begin to study approximation methods. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the fall quarter of 2006 I taught Physics 507. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics, chemistry, and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics and mathematics. At the end of this quarter, students should have the ability to solve the time-independent Schrodinger Equation in one and three dimensions for a number of interesting cases. Along the way, we will learn some of the relevant mathematics and we will discuss the interpretation of the wave function in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the spring quarter of 2006 I taught Physics 509. This is the third quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics. We studied the variational principle, the WKB approximation, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, and the Dirac equation. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the winter quarter of 2006 I taught Physics 508. This is the second quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is a continuation of Physics 507 which was taught in the fall quarter. We studied the theory of angular momentum, identical particles, atoms and molecules, and then we learned how to use perturbation theory to solve a variety of problems. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the fall quarter of 2004 I taught Physics 507. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics. At the end of this quarter, students should have the ability to solve the time-independent Schrodinger Equation in one and three dimensions for a number of interesting cases. Along the way, we will learn some of the relevant mathematics and we will discuss the interpretation of the wave function in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the spring quarter of 2004 I taught Physics 509. This is the third quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics. We will study time-independent perturbation theory, the variational principle, the WKB approximation, the Dirac equation, and time-dependent perturbation theory. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the winter quarter of 2004 I taught Physics 508. This is the second quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It was designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics. We studied the theory of angular momentum, identical particles, atoms and molecules, some issues in statistical physics, and then we will then learn how to use perturbation theory to solve a variety of problems. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the fall quarter of 2003 I taught Physics 507. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter senior undergraduate/first-year graduate level Quantum Mechanics course. It is designed for students of physics. It should also be appropriate for students of mathematics and engineering who have good backgrounds in physics. At the end of this quarter, students should have the ability to solve the time-independent Schrodinger Equation in one and three dimensions for a number of interesting cases. Along the way, we will learn some of the relevant mathematics and we will discuss the interpretation of the wave function in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The syllabus is available on the web.

In the spring quarter of 2002 I taught Physics 842, the second quarter of the two-quarter graduate-level survey of particle physics. The syllabus is available on the web. In this course we studied gauge theories as the basis of the Standard Model of particle physics.

In the winter quarter of 2002 I taught
Physics 841, the first
quarter of the two-quarter graduate-level survey of particle physics.
The
syllabus is available on the web.
In this course we covered the phenomenology required to understand
*CP* violation in neutral B-meson decays in the Standard
Model of particle physics and related topics.

In the fall quarter of 2001 I taught Physics 104,
the first quarter of *Introductory Physics* a 3-quarter
sequence which focuses on concepts rather than the ability
to solve problems.
The
syllabus
is available on the web.

In the spring quarter of 2001 I taught Physics 842, the second quarter of the two-quarter graduate-level survey course in particle physics. The syllabus is available on the web. In this course we studied gauge theories as the basis of the Standard Model of particle physics.

In the winter quarter of 2001 I taught
Physics 841, the first
quarter of the two-quarter graduate-level survey of particle physics.
The
syllabus is available on the web.
In this course we covered phenomenology required to understand
*CP* violation in neutral B-meson decays in the Standard
Model of particle physics.

In the winter quarter of Y2K I taught
Physics 201, the first quarter of the calculus-based
*General Physics* sequence.
The
syllabus
for that course is available on the web.

In the fall quarter, 1999, I taught Physics 321,
the first quarter of the sophomore-level
*Methods in Physics* course.
The
syllabus
is now available,
as is a nominal
schedule.
Homework assignments
will be posted and brought up to date during the quarter.

The syllabi for the for junior-level
*Electricity and Magnetism* sequence I taught in the
1998-1999 academic year
are available as well.
Please see
P304,
P305,
and P306.

- heavy quark physics
- the interplay of the strong and weak nuclear interactions
- physics beyond the standard model

- the BaBar experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
- the LHCb experiment at CERN. A 15-minute video on YouTube provides an overview of LHCb.

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