Dr. Reich will be teaching Physics 309 – Wave Phenomena with Biophysical Applications in Spring 2016.
It is an introduction to wave phenomena, primarily through study of biophysical probes that depend on the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Topics include Fourier Analysis; standing waves; sound and hearing; diffraction and crystallography; geometrical and physical optics – the physics of modern light microscopy; NMR and MRI. Occasional laboratory exercises are included. Pre-reqs are one year of physics and Calc-II.
This course is aimed outside the physics department and has been very popular in the past with undergrad biophysics majors, many of whom report it was a great help when they got to grad school in biophysics.