# Teaching Homepage of Prof. Vitaly Vanchurin

Cosmology Group
Physics Department
University of Minnesota Duluth
## Spring 2016

Preparation and presentation of oral reports on approved physics topics, research projects, and journal articles.

## Fall 2015

The material covered in this course includes special relativity, differential geometry, Einstein equations, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology.

Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat.

## Spring 2015

Quantum mechanics in Heisenberg formalism, Quantum information theory, Shor's factoring algorithm, Grover's search algorithm, quantum communication and quantum cryptography.

Preparation and presentation of oral reports on approved physics topics, research projects, and journal articles.

## Fall 2014

Elements of thermodynamics; principles of statistical physics applied to equilibrium properties of classical and quantum systems.

Preparation and presentation of oral reports on approved physics topics, research projects, and journal articles.

## Spring 2014

Electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations and applications, radiation.

Preparation and presentation of oral reports on approved physics topics, research projects, and journal articles.

## Fall 2013

The material covered in this course includes special relativity, differential geometry, Einstein equations, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology.

Introduction to current topics in the field of physics, with emphasis on recent research developments and local research activities.

## Spring 2013

Maxwell's equations, relativity and electrodynamics, radiation and scattering of electromagnetic waves, relativistic particles in electromagnetic fields and radiation reaction.

Preparation and presentation of oral reports on approved physics topics, research projects, and journal articles.

## Fall 2012

Elements of thermodynamics; principles of statistical physics applied to equilibrium properties of classical and quantum systems.

Introduction to current topics in the field of physics, with emphasis on recent research developments and local research activities.