CHE 241B X-Ray Spectroscopy and Synchrotron Radiation
Physics of synchrotron radiation from bending magnets and insertion devices, Technology of storage rings, insertion devices, and beamlines, Science that can be done with synchrotron radiation including- X-ray absorption (XAFS), X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS), X-ray fluorescence, Mossbauer, SRPAC, NFS, and NRVS, Imaging with all these spectroscopies


CHEM 125 Advanced methods in Physical Chemistry
Advanced theory and laboratory techniques in analytical and physical chemistry. Advanced spectroscopic methods. Thermodynamics. Kinetics. Chemical literature. Digital electronics and computer interfacing. Laboratory measurements and vacuum techniques.


CHEM 107B Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Continuation of course 107A. Kinetic theory of gases and transport processes in liquids. Chemical kinetics, enzyme kinetics and theories of reaction rates. Introduction to quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Application to problems in the biological sciences.


CHEM 2B Introduction to Chemistry
Continuation of course 2A. Condensed phases and intermolecular forces, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, solubility. Laboratory experiments in thermochemistry, equilibria, and quantitative analysis using volumetric methods.


EAD 001 Introduction to Optics
Discussion and demonstrations of optical science and engineering principles and applications. Discussion of the opportunities and professional practice in the field including ethics and responsibilities.


EAD 273 Synchrotron Radiation


FRS004 Colors - From Physics to Art
Have you ever wondered how rainbows happen, why the sky is blue or why grass is green? Color is a physical property of visible light, but it is also a sensation that elicits psychological and aesthetic responses in human beings. Perhaps you are color-blind or know someone who is, and want to know what causes this? If you are an artist, have you ever pondered what is in your pigments, how they work, or why certain colors produce different emotions? In this class we will look at color from one extreme to the other, from a purely physics point of view to aesthetic theory.
The study of color allows us to address one topic from at least 5 points of view - physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, and art. From this interdisciplinary investigation, the student will observe how an interesting subject often transcends the boundaries of traditional academic departments or disciplines.


EAD 115 Numerical Solution of Engineering and Scientific Problems
Computer problem solving, including error analysis, roots of equations, systems of equations, interpolation and data fitting, integration; initial value, boundary value, and eigenvalue ordinary differential equations. Emphasis on robust methods to solve realistic problems.


EAD 116 Computer Solution of Physical Problems
Application of computers to the solution of physical problems. Numerical solution of elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations. Eigenvalue problems. Monte Carlo methods.