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Perepelitsa, Dennis V.

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  • Associate Professor Dennis Perepelitsa works in experimental nuclear physics.


  • experimental nuclear physics, relativistic heavy ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma, quantum chromodynamics


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courses taught

  • PHYS 1120 - General Physics 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of three-semester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
  • PHYS 2130 - General Physics 3
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Covers special relativity, quantum theory, atomic physics, solid state and nuclear physics. Third semester of introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Physics majors should take PHYS 2170 instead of this course. Normally taken with PHYS 2150. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 2170.
  • PHYS 2210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Theoretical Newtonian mechanics, including position and velocity dependent forces, oscillation, stability, non-inertial frames and gravitation from extended bodies. Ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier series will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
  • PHYS 2600 - Introduction to Programming and Scientific Computing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Covers basic concepts in programming and scientific computing, including numerical integration and simulation of physical systems. Students will learn the programming language Python and associated graphics libraries. Programming examples will be drawn from classical physical systems that can only be solved numerically, such as projectile motion with drag and N-body problems.
  • PHYS 3210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Lagrangian and Hamiltonian treatment of theoretical mechanics, including coupled oscillations, waves in continuous media, central force motion, rigid body motion and fluid dynamics. The calculus of variations, linear algebra, tensor algebra, vector calculus, and partial differential equations will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
  • PHYS 3220 - Quantum Mechanics 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces quantum mechanics with wave, operator and matrix computational techniques. Investigates solutions for harmonic oscillator, potential well and systems with angular momentum. Develops a quantitative description of one-electron atoms in lowest order.
  • PHYS 4230 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Statistical mechanics applied to macroscopic physical systems; statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics systems; applications to simple systems. Examines relationship of statistical to thermodynamic points of view.


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