Portrait

Weldon J. Wilson

Professor of Engineering and Physics 
Department of Engineering & Physics 
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK 73034-5209 

e-mail: wwilson@uco.edu
Office: HOH 221E                    Office Phone:  405 974-5470




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FALL 2014
SCHEDULE
PHY 2114 — Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (MWF 9:00-9:50, HOH 101)
PHY 3103— Modern Physics (MWF 10:00-10:50, HOH 101)
PHY 4003/5013 — Mathematical Physics II (MWF 12:00-12:50, HOH 100)
ENGR 4633/5633 — Solid State Devices (TR 6:00-6:15, HOH 101)


By popular demand here is a link to my previous Senior Design website:  Senior Design I/II

Office Hours MTWRF 11:00-11:50; Other times by appointment.

SPRING 2015
SCHEDULE
PHY 3103 — Modern Physics (MWF 10:00-10:50, HOH 101).
PHY 4173/5103 — Classical Mechanics (TR 4:00-5:15, HOH 163).
PHY 4203/5443
— Quantum Mechanics (TR 6:00-7:15, HOH 112).

Office Hours — MWF 11:00-11:50; Other times by mutual arrangement.

RECENT
TALKS

An Intrinsically Relativistic Quantum System
Alternative Approach to Relativistic Dynamics

Entropy and the Thermodynamics of a Single Particle System
Unsolved Mysteries (of Physics)
Thermodynamics of a Single Particle System
What is ABET Accreditation and Why should I Care?
Amplitude Quantization as a Fundamental Property of Coupled Oscillator Systems
Asymmetries in Maxwell's Electrodynamics
Cosmological Consequences of Negative Gravitational Field Energy
Field Energy in GEM Field Theory
Short "Derivations" of Key Formula of Modern Physics
Extraterrestrial Life, the Population Explosion, and Other Surprises From the Physics of Complex Systems
Dimensional Analysis - Is that all there is (to Physics)?
Bohr Model of Particle Motion In the Schwarzschild Metric
Bohr-Sommerfeld Quantization in the Schwarzschild (Reissner-Nordström) Metric
THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE - The Physics of Black Holes and Dark Matter

RESEARCH

My research centers around the study of nonlinear systems. I attempt to create simple theoretical and computational models of complicated phenomena arising in nonlinear systems of interacting objects. I also perform empirical studies to constrain and motivate the models. In all cases I seek to develop or extend mathematical and computational methods so that we may better understand complex fundamental phenomena. Most of my work has addressed problems in quantum and  classical field theory, general relativity,  gauge interaction, geophysics, statistical physics, fluid dynamics, and biology.


COURSES
TAUGHT

ENGR 3703 (Computational Methods in Engineering)
ENGR 4412 (Senior Engineering Design I)
ENGR 4422 (Senior Engineering Design II)
PHY  1114 (General Physics I and Laboratory)
PHY  1214 (General Physics II and Laboratory)
PHY 1214L  (General Physics II Laboratory)
PHY 1304 (Descriptive Astronomy)
PHY 2014 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers I)
PHY 2114 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers I)

PHY 2114L (Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Lab)
PHY 3103 (Modern Physics)
PHY 3884 (Mathematical Physics I)
PHY 4264 (Optics)

PHY 4264L (Optics Laboratory)
PHY 4003/5013 (Mathematical Physics II)
PHY 4183/5083 (Electromagnetic Radiation)
ENGR 4633/5633 (Solid State Devices)
PHY 4913/5163 (Applied Optics)
PHY 4203/5443 (Quantum Mechanics) 
PHY 4501/5553 (Computational Physics)
PHY 4913/5553 (Wavelets for Scientists &
Engr) 
PHY 4403/5403 (Solid State Physics)
PHY 5553  (Fiber Optics) 
PHY 5553 (Quantum Electronics)
PHY 5553 (Optical Information Processing)


WANTED!
Students
For
Research
Projects

I'm looking for Seniors and/or graduate students to work on the following research projects: 

  • Renormalization/Phase Transition Nonlinear Model of Population Explosion
  • CCD Astronomy Image Enhancement
  • Maxwell Form of Gravitational Field Equations
  • Gravitational Analogue of Photonic Crystals
  • Bayesian Statistics in Physics 
  • Genetic Algorithms and Prediction in Nonlinear Systems
  • Quantum Bayesian Networks.

Review the research project web page or stop by my office to learn more if you are interested.

Graduate student Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are available for qualified students.  Contact me at wwilson@uco.edu  for more information.

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