Course Announcements

« PHYS580 Fall 2017

PHYS580 class for Wed., October 4 is cancelled

Mon 02Oct2017 11:41AM

Dear PHYS580 students,

PHYS580 class for Wed., October 4 is cancelled due to unavoidable conflict. I will try to make it up later in the semester. I am sorry for the inconvenience. In the mean time, please read App. E (NOT F as I mis-announced in class today) of our text to be ready for an accelerated discussion in class on Wed., next week. App. E is about numerical integration (both deterministic and stochastic methods), and it is relevant to the second part of Chap. 5 and Lab 8.

App. F is about random number generation and is relevant to a problem in Homework 3, but not directly relevant to Chap.5 or Lab 8.

I apologize for the inconveniences that might result by the cancellation of our class for this Wednesday. I will try to make up in the rest of the semester.

Hisao Nakanishi

Course Background Survey for bonus points

Tue 29Aug2017 2:31PM

As on the syllabus (toward the end of the first page), there is a background survey I would like you to complete soon. For those of you who attempted earlier and received an error, I apologize. There was a configuration change that I was not aware of. It is now fixed. Please try:


Because of the setting error, I am extending the deadline to Sep.7. Thank you in advance.


H. Nakanishi

Homework Grader Office Hour announced

Fri 25Aug2017 3:04PM

Mr. Akilesh Venkatesh will hold his office hours on Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm in Rm. 3, starting next week (Sep. 1). You will receive Homework 1 to work on during the Monday class next week.

Lab TA (Mr. Liang) Office Hour announced (Change in Location!)

Wed 23Aug2017 11:59AM

Our Lab TA (Mr. Jingcheng Liang) will hold his office hour on Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am in his office (PHYS Rm. 291). Please note the change in the location.

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