I have taught the following courses.
The course websites are on Blackboard.

**The Physical World (PHY182,
PHY182F).** This course is the
second semester in a two semester calculus
based sequence designed to provide a broad
overview of the fundamental principles of
physics at an introductory level which is
appropriate as a basis for further study
in science and engineering fields. PHY182
includes five weeks on thermodynamics and
statistical physics, eight or nine weeks
on electricity and magnetism, and one or
two weeks on special relativity.

**Physics for Music
(PHY131).** This course is
intended for a general audience of
students without any particular prior
background in science; it provides a broad
overview of the physics of the production,
transmission, and reception of sound. The
breakdown of students is about a third
music or music education majors, a third
speech pathology and audiology majors, and
a third drawn from a cross-section of the
student body. A majority of the students
who choose to take PHY131 have a personal
interest in performing and listening to
music. The course material breaks down
into three sections with about five weeks
on oscillations and waves, four weeks on
the physiology of the ear and the
perception of pitch and loudness by the
human ear and brain, and the remainder of
the class on the physiological basis for
consonance and dissonance, musical
intervals and scales, and the physics of
oscillations and waves as it applies to
string, brass, and woodwind instruments
and the human voice. Sound recording,
reproduction, and digital music formats and compression (physics of
the iPod) may be included as well.

**Introduction to Computational Physics (PHY 286).**
This course is intended to provide students with a major or minor in
physics or interested students in related disciplines such as
engineering with an introduction to standard techniques in using
computers to carry out numerical simulations or solutions of the
mathematical equations arising in the analysis of a variety of
physical systems. The problems are drawn from classical mechanics,
electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics. The computational
techniques include the numerical solution of coupled ordinary
differential equations via Euler integration as well as more
sophisticated algorithms like the Runge-Kutta methods, numerical
solution of partial differential equations, numerical integration,
root-finding algorithms, and numerical solution of coupled linear
equations.

**Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (PHY 491).** This
course is intended to provide students with a major in physics with an
introduction to quantum mechanics at the advanced undergraduate level.
This course builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics provided
in PHY 181 and PHY 291. This includes the infinite square well, the
finite square well, quantum tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and
quantization of angular momentum. With regard to these topics the
main difference between the lower level courses and PHY 491 is that I
expect students to be able to carry out the full solution for these
topics from first principles whereas the lower level course focus on
the phenomenology of these topics. The second portion of PHY 491
covers three-dimensional wave mechanics including the full derivation
of quantization of angular momentum and the full solution of the
hydrogen atom, spin, and applications of perturbation theory including
the fine structure of hydrogen, the Zeeman effect, and the hyperfine
structure of hydrogen. If time allows topics such as Bell's
theorem and the no cloning theorem may be included as well.