Andrzej Prus-Czarnecki, PhD
MSc (1988) and DSc (1999) Jagellonian University, Poland
PhD (1993) UofA, Canada
Research Associate, Mainz (Germany, 1993-94)
Research Associate, Karslruhe (Germany, 1994-97)
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA, 1997-2000)
Phenomenology of gauge interactions, searches for new physics.
Kinematics and dynamics of particles; gravitation; work and energy; linear momentum; angular momentum; systems of particles; introduction to dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisites: MATH 100 or 117, and ENGG 130. Corequisite: MATH 101 or 118. Restricted to Engineering students. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.
Special Relativity: space-time; Lorentz transformations; definitions of scalars, vectors and tensors; motion of a relativistic particle; energymomentum tensor and equations of motion; transformation of electromagnetic fields. General Relativity: geometry of curved space-time; equivalence principle; gravity as curvature; Einstein equations; black hole and cosmological solutions; gravitational waves. Prerequisites: MATH 337 or ECE 341, PHYS 244. Corequisite: PHYS 481.
Field theory and symmetries; gauge theories; spontaneous symmetry breaking; electroweak interactions of quarks and leptons; quantum chromodynamics; unified theories.