Theoretical and experimental investigations of space and laboratory dusty plasmas. Electrodynamic processes and their role in the origin and evolution of the solar system, comets, planetary rings, plasma surface interactions. Dust charging, in situ and remote observations of dust. Dusty plasma laboratory experiments and space hardware development.
space plasmas, complex plasmas, laboratory experiments, space hardware development
PHYS 2020 - General Physics 2
Includes three lectures, one two-hour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Designed for life science majors, including premed students. Natural science majors with a knowledge of calculus and others taking calculus are urged to take the calculus-based courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020.
PHYS 3310 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 1
Covers mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, magnetostatics, and polarized media, and provides an introduction to electromagnetic fields, waves, and special relativity.
PHYS 3320 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 2
Continuation of PHYS 3310. Electromagnetic induction; magnetic energy; microscopic theory of magnetic properties; Ac circuits; Maxwell's Equations; planewaves; waveguides and transmission lines; radiation from electric and magnetic dipoles and from an accelerated charge.