A good reference is M. Spiegel, Schaum's outline of theory and problems of vector analysis. My most important goal is that you leave this course with a good understanding of the basic principles of electricity and magnetism. To accomplish this goal, I will need your feedback as to the pace of the course. This course is at a totally different level from the introductory electricity and magnetism course. You can master the material only if you devote a significant amount of time to the course.

Problems will be assigned and graded.

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The problems are an integral part of the course. Time spent on the problems will improve your understanding of the material.

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There will be two midterms and a final exam. Introduction to thermal processes including the classical laws of thermodynamics and their statistical foundations: basic probability concepts; statistical description of systems of particles; thermal interaction; microscopic basis of macroscopic concepts such as temperature and entropy; the laws of thermodynamics; and the elementary kinetic theory of transport processes. Introduction to techniques of computational physics with applications in optics, atomic, solid-state, nuclear and particle physics.

Some familiarity with a computer language. By any measure, the University of Michigan is one of the largest research universities in the country. Within U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, physics generates some one-fourth of the federal funding for research. One of the special benefits offered to physics concentrators at Michigan is the opportunity to participate in active research efforts in many sub fields of physics. This research can take three distinct forms: a job working with one of the department's research groups, registration in Physics Special Problems in Physics , or research work on an independent senior thesis.

The physical basis of diffusive processes in biology and biochemistry, and optical spectroscopic means for measuring its rates.

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Topics include: membrane electrical potentials, nerve impulses, synaptic transmission, the physics of chemoreception by cells, motion and reaction kinetics of membrane components, optical microscopy, visible and UV light absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence, quasielastic light scattering, mathematics of random fluctuations, and chaotic processes in biology.

The goal of the course is to provide a good and practical appreciation of the basic laws that govern our universe. In addition to homework questions, there will be a variety of hands-on activities designed to demonstrate the rules of physics in action which might be adapted for use in elementary classrooms.

This is an advanced laboratory course. A wide selection of individual experiments is offered. Students are required to select five experiments in consultation with the lab instruction. Experiments are to be selected from several different areas of physics.

Applications of matrix theory and vector and tensor analysis; boundary value problems; approximation and variational methods; applications from theory of analytic functions; Fourier series and integrals; eigenvalue problems; spherical harmonics; Bessel functions and other special functions of mathematical physics; and Green's functions. Other topics may include an introduction to integral equations or group theory, with applications to physical problems.

An introduction to quantum mechanics that emphasizes the description of physical situations in one-, two-, and three dimensions as they occur in atoms, molecules and nuclei. This course is an introduction to particle physics and astrophysics. It covers quarks and leptons and their interactions, conservation laws and symmetries, gauge theories and the standard model of particle physics, the expanding universe, dark matter and dark energies in the universe, nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution. Students are assumed to have basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity.

This course will focus on the explanation of concepts and methods of quantum mechanics and their applications. The course will cover the following topics: review of formalisim of quantum mechanics, finite-dimensional quantum dynamics and its applications, perturbation theory and its applications, atomic and molecular structure, variational method and its applications, the WKB approximation and the adiabatic theorem, scattering theory.

Course Requirements: There will be regularly assigned problem sets. Prerequisites: The basic mathematical prerequisites are linear algebra and calculus. I also assume that you have taken quantum mechanics I physics or equivalent. Books and References Textbook David J.

Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Other recommended textbooks J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, and F. Laloe, Quantum Mechanics S. Gasiorowicz, Quantum mechanics E. Born, Atomic physics L. Landau and E. Structure and physical properties of crystalline solids. Ionic crystals, free electron theory of metals, band theory of solids, effects of impurities and imperfections, and theories of magnetism. Introduction to the concept of phonons, polarons, plasmons, etc.

Interaction of radiation with crystalline materials.

Students get introductory experience and research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a senior thesis project. Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy that part of the Honors requirement. If work is not completed in Fall Term, the student would register for in Winter Term.

Honors students get introductory experience with research work with faculty, the results of which could provide the basis for a thesis used to satisfy the part of the Honors requirement. Course objective is to learn about research opportunities within the Physics graduate studies program. Electrostatics, time-independent magnetic phenomena, time-dependent electromagnetic fields, free electromagnetic fields, covariant formalism of electrodynamics, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves, wave guides, radiating systems, radiation from moving charges.

Taking a course in classical mechanics has several important purposes. First, classical mechanics is one of the central topics of physics, and one cannot hope to understand how our universe works without a solid understanding of this important field. Second, there are many interesting mathematical topics that can be studied in classical mechanics.

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Learning these more advanced methods within the intuitive physical framework of classical mechanics will serve the student well, not only in coming to a deeper understanding of classical mechanics but also transferring these skills to other areas of physics and applied math e. Grade Evaluation Each mini-course will have a set of problems.

Those problems will be due within one week after the final lecture on that mini-course. The final problem book will be due on the last day of class. I will assign a letter grade to each problem book. The final exam will be what I call "Lecture Mastery Exam".

There will be no mystery as to how to do well on that exam. Questions and problems for the exam will come directly from the lectures. The goal of the final exam is to not test your IQ or creative problem solving skills problem books help develop the latter , but rather to emphasize the importance of understanding, and being able to reproduce, the core material that we cover in class. Thus, at the end I will have five letter grades: four from the problem books and one from the final exam. I will average those letter grades, and if there is ambiguity in the final result, I will round upwards or downwards based on class participation.

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Safko, Classical Mechanics, 3rd ed. Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, 2nd ed. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, vols. I and II, Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Landau, E. Lifshitz, Mechanics, 3rd ed. Nash, S. Sen, Topology and Geometry for Physicists, Thornton, J. Marion, Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 5th ed. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, Introduces and develops the mathematical theory of networks, particularly social and technological networks; with applications to important network-driven phenomena in epidemiology of human infections and computer viruses, cascading failure in grids, network resilience and opinion formation.