Renuka Rajapakse

Renuka Rajapakse

Full Time Lecturer

Physics

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Science & Engineering 203E

Education

1999University of Peradeniya, Sri LankaB.Sc.
2005University of ConnecticutM.S.
2011University of ConnecticutPh.D

Teaching

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Mechanics
  • Quantum Optics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

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.

Development of the mathematical tools useful in physics. Vector calculus, linear algebra, matrices, operators, orthogonal functions.

Research

Research Activities

  • Research Scientist, University of Connecticut

Research

Research Interests

  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Computation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Computational Physics

Select publications

  • J. Javanainen, R. Rajapakse (2019).
    Light propagation in systems involving two-dimensional atomic lattices
    Physical Review A, 100, 013616.
  • J. Javanainen, R. Rajapakse (2015).
    Bayesian inference to characterize Josephson oscillations in a double-well trap
    Physical Review A, 92, 023613.
  • R. Rajapakse, T. Bragdon, A.M. Rey, S.F. Yelin (2009).
    Single photon nonlinearities and optical quantum computing using ensembles of polar molecules
    Physical Review A, 80, 013810.

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