PHYS 342L Modern
Designed for physics majors. Exposes students to modern experimental techniques, and teaches them how to present experimental data and its mathematical analysis in the form of a scientific paper. This course was drastically modified by Professors Reifenberger and Savikhin to introduce computer controlled data acquisition. This is reflected in the new comprehensive course manual written by Professors Reifenberger and Savikhin and printed by Purdue (~170 pages).
PHYS 271 Electricity
and magnetism (honors)
For physics majors. Unlike many traditional courses it uses concept-based approach and teaches students to solve problems beginning from general principles, which promotes physical thinking.
PHYS 271L Electricity and magnetism lab (honors).
Laboratory component of PHYS 271
PHYS 221 Electricity,
light, and modern physics
Taught to non-physics majors (mostly biology, pharmacy, premed). Being a biophysicist, Prof. Savikhin has introduced various examples from his own research into the course to demonstrate the importance of physics for these life science majors
PHYS 322 Optics
This course is designed to expose physics students to optical phenomena, nature of light as contemplated in geometric optics, compelling evidence that a wave theory must be introduced, mathematical/physical description of waves, and apply it to explain optical phenomena.
SCI 190E Integrative
This ‘no-book’ course was created by three Purdue professors:
PHYS 172H Honors
taught to physics majors and selected honors engineering students. This course is part of a new curriculum developed for Physics and Engineering, a very progressive step for the Physics Department that was taught for the first time on a large scale during Fall 2006. This course uses the same concept based approach as PHYS 271
PHYS 590 Reading course on biophysics for graduate students joining the group
Lectures on Biophysics and laser
lab tours are often given by