Balraj Menon, PhD

Associate Professor

LSC 012

(501) 450-3678

**PhD, Physics, Utah State University (2003)**

Courses Taught:

PHYS1400: Physical Science for General Education

PHYS1405: Applied Physics

PHYS1410 & PHYS1420: College Physics 1 & 2

PHYS1441 & PHYS 1442: University Physics 1 & 2

PHYS3220: Experiments in Physics – Optics

PHYS3341: Mathematical Methods in Physics

PHYS3343: Thermal Physics

PHYS3353 & PHYS3354: Quantum Theory 1 & 2

PHYS4350: Topics in Theoretical Physics – An Introduction to General Relativity

PHYS4V03: Special Problems in Physics

This has included independent studies in:

Differential Geometric Methods in Physics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of Classical Field

Theories, Symmetries and Conservation laws in Physics, Special & General Relativity

Mentored Student Project

- Jake Bass,
*A geometric approach for deriving the conservation laws of electromagnetism*(Senior Thesis) - Aaron Johnson,
*Symmetries and conservation laws in classical field theories*(Senior Thesis) - Brandon Miller,
*Conservation laws for waves on a string from isometries and conformal isometries of*

*the Minkowski metric*(Senior Thesis) - Garrott Granholm,
*The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of the Linear Oscillator Chain* - Jackson Fliss,
*Variational symmetries and conservation laws of the coupled Maxwell-Dirac equations* - Jackson Fliss,
*Ontology in spacetime physics*(Honors College Thesis) - Saroj Adhikari,
*Einstein’s elusive waves: Gravitational waves detection and its implications*(Honors

College Thesis) - Olabode Sule,
*Variational Symmetries and Local Conservation laws in General Relativity* - Luis Suazo,
*Symmetries of Electromagnetism in Arbitrary Dimensions.* - Luis Suazo,
*Einstein’s theories unraveled*(Honors College Thesis) - Amy House,
*Symmetry Analysis of the Quantum Oscillator* - Dustin Montgomery,
*Journey through the fourth dimension: The possibilities and impossibilities of*

*theoretical time travel*(Honors College Thesis)