Teaching
PHYS 324: Modern Physics

Scope:
The breakdown of classical physics, special relativity, quantum mechanics and atomic structure, solidstate, nuclear and elementaryparticle physics.

Textbook:
Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers
John R. Taylor, Chris D. Zafiratos, and Michael A. Dubson
University Science Books, ISBN 9781938787751
PHYS 303: Thermal and Statistical Physics

Scope:
Thermodynamic description of systems and statistical interpretation of thermodynamic quantities. The first and second laws of physics, temperature, entropy and thermodynamics, and their relationship to a statistical description of manyparticle systems. Applications to magnetic systems, gases and liquids, and radiation are discussed

Textbook:
Thermodynamics and an introduction to Thermostatistics
Herbert B. Callen
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN 9780471862567
PHYS 602: Statistical Mechanics

Scope:
Review of statistical mechanics of ideal systems, nonideal gases, phase transitions, Monte Carlo methods, nonequilibrium systems.

Textbook:
Introduction to Statistical Physics
Kerson Huang
Chapman and Hall/CRC, ISBN 9781420079029