Classes

Physics 302: Teaching and Communicating Physics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

Hands-on, experienced-based course for graduate students on teaching and communicating physics, conducted through practice, observation, feedback, and discussion. Departmental rules for teaching fellows, section and laboratory teaching, office hours, assignments, grading, and difficult classroom situations.

Physics 15c: Wave Phenomena

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2013

Forced oscillation and resonance; coupled oscillators and normal modes; Fourier series; Electromagnetic waves, radiation, longitudinal oscillations, sound; traveling waves; signals, wave packets and group velocity; two- and three-dimensional waves; polarization; geometrical and physical optics; interference and diffraction. Optional topics: Water waves, holography, x-ray crystallography, and solitons.