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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
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. For more details on the projects, visit here

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 111 - 03 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 168

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

OWS 168

Course Registration Number:

40285 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. Note: Starting with the fall of 2018, PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 have been renumbered to PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 respectively.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 347 - 01 Optics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 168

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OWS 168

Course Registration Number:

40719 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. Students registering for PHYS 347-01 must also register for PHYS 347-61. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 225, MATH 200, and MATH 210.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 347 - 61 Optics LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 154

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1700

Location:

OWS 154

Course Registration Number:

40720 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 104 - 62 Astronomy Lab - - - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 166

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 166

Course Registration Number:

20230 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Adam S. Green

Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 104 - 63 Astronomy Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 166

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OWS 166

Course Registration Number:

21220 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Adam S. Green

Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 431 - 01 Quantum Mechanics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 168

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OWS 168

Course Registration Number:

21981 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Adam S. Green

The foundation of Quantum Mechanics will be explored with mathematical rigor. Specific topics include the time-independent Schrodinger equation, the hydrogen atom, and angular momentum including spin. Discussion of identical particles will lead to an introduction of quantum statistical mechanics. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 215, PHYS 225, MATH 200, 210, and 240.

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