Teaching

Spring 2020 Courses

  •    PHYS 255 – University Physics I,  MWF 10:20 – 11:15 and TR 11:10 – 12:30, KTH 2003

    This is the first half of a year-long course in calculus-based physics for students in the physical sciences and mathematics. Definitions, concepts, problem solving, and computer modeling are emphasized. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, conservation laws, rotation, harmonic motion, and thermodynamics.

    The course is taught in one of the department’s interactive engagement classrooms.

  •    PHYS 256 – University Physics I Laboratory,  T 12:45 – 2:45, KTH 2034

    In this laboratory course, students perform physics experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics which stress the fundamental definitions and laws developed in the lecture course. Students gain experience in computerized data acquisition and data analysis using modern techniques and equipment.

  •    PHYS 301 – Electrical Measurements Laboratory,  M 1:50 – 3:50, OCH 1004

    In this laboratory course, students learn to design and build electrical circuits.  Hands on experience with National Instruments ELVIS+ platforms is obtained.

  •    PHYS 318 – Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW, TR 2:20 – 3:40, OCH 1004

    In this course students learn to use LabVIEW from National Instruments to acquire data from sensors.

Additional Courses Taught at WKU

  •    PHYS 231 – Physics and Biophysics I
  •    PHYS 255 – University Physics I
  •    PHYS 256 – University Physics I Laboratory
  •    PHYS 265 – University Physics II Laboratory
  •    PHYS 270 – University Physics III
  •    PHYS 271 – University Physics III Laboratory
  •    PHYS 301 – Electrical Measurements Laboratory
  •    PHYS 302 – Atomic Physics Laboratory
  •    PHYS 316 – Computational Physics
  •    PHYS 318 – Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW
  •    PHYS 330 – Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  •    PHYS 350 – Classical Mechanics I
  •    PHYS 403 – Applications of Modern Physics II Laboratory
  •    PHYS 404 – Optics Laboratory
  •    PHYS 406 – Solid State Physics Laboratory
  •    PHYS 430 – Applications of Modern Physics II
  •    PHYS 440 – Electromagnetism I
  •    PHYS 441 – Optics
  •    PHYS 445 – Electromagnetism II
  •    PHYS 450 – Classical Mechanics II
  •    PHYS 460 – Solid State Physics
  •    PHYS 480 – Quantum Mechanics
  •    PHYS 560 – Physics in Homeland Security