Dr. Bolton is interested in addressing fundamental hadronic physics questions using both chiral perturbation theory and lattice quantum chromodynamics. He has performed an extraction of the updown quark mass difference, made predictions for yettobediscovered exotic baryon masses, and studied pionpion scattering from first principles.
PHYS 1110  General Physics 1
Primary Instructor

Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. First semester of threesemester sequence for science and engineering students. Covers kinematics, dynamics, momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1115.
PHYS 1115  General Physics 1 for Majors
Secondary Instructor

Fall 2019
First semester of three semester sequence for physics, engineering physics and astronomy majors. Covers kinematics, dynamics momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1110.
PHYS 1120  General Physics 2
Primary Instructor

Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of threesemester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
PHYS 2010  General Physics 1
Primary Instructor

Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
Includes three lectures, one twohour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers mechanics, heat and sound. Thorough presentation of fundamental facts and principles of physics using algebra and trigonometry. 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 calculusbased courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020. Department enforced prerequisites: ability to use high school algebra and trigonometry.
PHYS 3220  Quantum Mechanics 1
Primary Instructor

Spring 2019
Introduces quantum mechanics with wave, operator and matrix computational techniques. Investigates solutions for harmonic oscillator, potential well and systems with angular momentum. Develops a quantitative description of oneelectron atoms in lowest order.