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Lucas, Andrew James

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research overview

  • My group works at the interface of theoretical condensed matter, high energy, mathematical and atomic physics. We specialize in the study of dynamics in strongly interacting quantum many-body systems.


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courses taught

  • PHYS 1120 - General Physics 2
    Teaching Assistant - Spring 2020
    Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of three-semester 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 2170 - Foundations of Modern Physics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Covers special relativity, quantum mechanics and atomic structure. Completes the three-semester sequence of general physics for physics and engineering physics majors. Normally taken with the laboratory PHYS 2150. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 2130.
  • PHYS 4410 - Quantum Mechanics 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2023
    Extends quantum mechanics to include perturbation theory and its applications to atomic fine structure, multi-particle systems, interactions with external forces, the periodic table and dynamical processes including electromagnetic transition rates.
  • PHYS 5040 - Intermediate Mathematical Physics 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continuation of PHYS 5030. Includes group theory, special functions, integral transforms, integral equations and calculus of variations. Recommended prerequisite: PHYS 5030. Same as MATH 5040.
  • PHYS 5210 - Theoretical Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Variational principles, Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, motion of rigid body, relativistic mechanics, transformation theory, continuum mechanics, small oscillations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory.
  • PHYS 7450 - Theory of Solid State 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Second semester of condensed matter physics, covers topics in soft condensed matter physics, liquid crystals, semiconductors, Quantum Hall effect, Fractional Quantum Hall effect, superconductivity and other topics at the discretion of the instructor.
  • PHYS 7810 - Special Topics in Physics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.


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