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Adam Green

Associate Professor
Degree
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. - Physics
M.S. - Physics

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
B.A. - Physics
Office
OWS 165C
Phone
(651) 962-5289
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5289
Fax
(651) 962-5209
Mail
Mail Stop OWS 153
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1080

Most of my student-centered research projects involve optics with interdisciplinary applications. I am particularly interested in using polarized light to investigate insect wings and exocuticles, objects buried in complex media, human tissues, geological samples, solid surfaces, and atomic and molecular gases. I also use matrix theory to model the optical properties of these systems. More information can be found here.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 347 - 01 Optics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 168
CRN: 40727 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210.

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PHYS 347 - 51 Optics LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 154
CRN: 40728 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green Foundations of geometric optics: Fermat's Principle of Stationary Time. Nature of electromagnetic waves: dipole radiation, energy, momentum, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics. Interactions between light and matter: scattering, reflection, refraction, absorption, dispersion, birefringence, dichroism, nonlinear effects. Quantum optics: nature of the photon, lasers, detectors, other modern topics. Lecture and discussion. Laboratory with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 111 - 01 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 168
CRN: 20252 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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PHYS 111 - 03 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 168
CRN: 20254 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam S. Green This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109.

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