### Professor L. L.
(Larry) Tankersley

Physics Department

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD 21402

email: tank@usna.edu

Visitor: Univ. of Texas at San Antonio

UTSA Physics

Download: Speed of Light Experiment;Faraday Comment;

Animations; Brewster Window HeNe Tubes

Are you interested in math methods for

junior/senior year physics?

Send a message to tank@usna.edu.

· NIST Digital Library of
Mathematical Functions

· Online Math Texts for Everyone.

#### Courses Taught:

- SP201, SP202 Introductory Physics with Calculus
- SP211, SP212 Introductory Physics with Calculus
- SP211E, SP212E Introductory Physics for Engineers
- SP211X, SP212X Introductory Physics for Electrical
Engineers
- SP221, SP222 Introductory Mechanics and E&M for
Physics Majors
- SP301 Introduction to Modern Physics
- SM311P Engineering Mathematics for Physics Majors
- SP331, SP332 Mechanics, Mathematical Methods and
Relativity
- SP333 Intermediate Mechanics
- SP342 Intermediate E&M
- SP351/2 Methods for Physics I & II
- SP324 Applied Quantum Mechanics with Laboratory
- SP425 Formal Quantum Mechanics with Laboratory
- SP438 Modern Optics with Laboratory
- SP444 Statistical Mechanics
- SP485 Directed Studies
- SP486 Special Topics - Math Methods
- SP49x Student Research
- EE411/414 Design Project Advisor
- SP58x Trident Scholar Senior Research

**Research:** General optical physics.

Publications List

**Preparation:**

Ph. D. in Physics, 1979

Stanford University

Research Topic (theory): Superfluid Helium-Three and
-Four

U. S. Navy 1972-1977

MS in Physics, Stanford University 1969

B.A. in Math-Physics , Rice University 1968

Undergraduate Research: Polarizing Helium-Three using

Spin-exchange with Optically Pumped Rubidium

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Last updated
on 12 March 2009 by Larry Tankersley --- tank@usna.edu