My teaching schedule is very similar from semester to semester with the following breakdown (All my classes include an online component)


Fall Semester


  • Physics 100 - Introductory Physics (not every semester)
This course is an introduction to general physics for students who have not had physics, or who have not had physics recently. Fundamental principles of mechanics, waves, heat, electricity and magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics are covered.
  • Physics 201 - Engineering Physics I
This course covers a study of vectors, rectilinear motion, motion in a plane, particle dynamics, work and energy, conservation laws, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics.
  • Physics 203 - Engineering Physics III
This course covers electric charge and electric force, the electric field, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, direct current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic fields, inductance, magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, and the Maxwell equations.
  • Physics 240 - Materials Science (not every semester)
This course covers major topics related to engineering design, manufacturing, and the properties of materials used in modern component construction. Students will learn to implement design methods required to efficiently use manufacturing methods such as machining, forming, and molding. In addition, case studies of parts and assemblies which incorporate various metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, composites, and superconductors, will be used for comparing product lines which may or may not minimize costs, optimize functionality, and reduce manufacturing time. Atomic and optical properties are key elements which are studied in detail to provide a firm support for student assumptions during analysis.
  • Math 231 - Linear Algebra (not every semester)
This course is an Introduction to linear algebra that compliments advanced courses in calculus. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, vectors and vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and linear transformations. With orthogonality, inner product spaces, and numerical methods if time permits.


Spring Semester


  • Physics 100 - Introductory Physics (not every semester)
This course is an introduction to general physics for students who have not had physics, or who have not had physics recently. Fundamental principles of mechanics, waves, heat, electricity and magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics are covered.
  • Physics 202 - Engineering Physics II
This course covers the equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluid statics and dynamics, waves in elastic media, sound and thermodynamics.
  • Physics 204 - Engineering Physics IV
This course covers the nature and propagation of light, reflection and refraction, interference, diffraction, gratings and spectra, relativity, elements of quantum physics, waves and particles, atomic and nuclear physics.
  • Physics 230 - Statics (not every semester)
This class covers force and moment vectors, resultants, principles of statics, free-body diagrams, applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines, distributed loads, internal forces in beams, properties of areas, second moments, and laws of friction.
  • Physics 250 - Thermodynamics (not every semester)
This course covers major topics related to thermodynamic systems. Students will learn to identify the control mass and control volume in thermodynamic problems, calculate properties of pure substances, map and analyze processes on T-V, P-V, and T-S diagrams, apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics to control mass and control volume processes, and use the Carnot thermodynamic cycle to calculate the limits of the thermal efficiency.