Class Notes

I am currently a graduate student at Michigan State University where I am working in lattice field theory. This page contains some of the class notes I took as a graduate student at MSU and as an undergraduate at Florida State University where I majored in physics and applied/computational mathematics. I am still occasionally updating these notes.

I am an advocate for open science. I would love to write free and open textbooks, but until then, feel free to download, print, and use these class notes and my codes on GitHub.

Graduate Class Notes

Physics:

Classical Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Classical Electrodynamics
Quantum Field Theory
Lattice QCD

Computational Science:

Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
Numerical Linear Algebra
Parallel Programming

Undergraduate Class Notes

Physics:

Introductory General Physics
Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Electrodynamics
Special and General Relativity
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
Computational Physics: Software Notes (e.g. LaTeX, Python, Fortran, etc.)

Chemistry:

General Chemistry I and II (CHM 1045, CHM 1046)

Mathematics:

Trigonometry (MAC 1114)
Pre-calculus Algebra (MAC 1140)
Calculus I, II, and III (MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313)
Applied Linear Algebra (MAS 3105)
Mathematical Modeling (MAP 4103)
Introductory Math Statistics I (STA 4321)
Partial Differential Equations I (MAP 4341)
Complex Variables (MAA 4402)
Numerical Analysis / Comp. Physics (MAD 3703, MAD 4704, PHZ 4151)
Real Analysis (MAA 4224)

Other Stuff

Numerical Mass Estimates from Correlation Functions in a 4D SU(2) Higgs Model
This is a link to my undergraduate honors thesis.

Lattice Field Theory: An Undergraduate Introduction
I wrote the first part of this document when I was trying to understand lattice field theory during my undergraduate research. I finished this document and submitted it as my final project in my undergraduate particle and nuclear physics course.

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