David Kagan

faculty

David Kagan, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Physics

Contact

508-910-6604

david.kagan@umassd.edu

Science & Engineering 203D

Education

2007University of CambridgePhD
2002Columbia UniversityBA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

Continuation of PHY 411. Development of the wave equation. Electro-magnetic waves in space and in matter. Study of radiation from time varying charge and current distributions.

General Relativity for beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students. This course covers the basic principles an applications of Einstein's General Relativity, the preeminent theory of gravitation. Topics include: Tensor analysis in flat and curved spacetime; Einstein's Equivalence Principle; geodesic and field equations; black hole, gravitational wave and cosmological spacetimes.

Study of simple radiating systems, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves, radiation by moving charges, special theory of relativity, Lorentz transformation, covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations, relativistic particle dynamics, scattering of charged particles, radiation damping and self-fields of a charged particle.

Research

Research awards

  • $ 231,213 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST III: Quantum Computing and Control in Noisy Environments