# Dr. Eduardo Sánchez Velasco

## Department of Physics

Truman State University

## Research Interests

- Wave propagation. Surface elastic waves
- Ray theory and caustic formation
- Physics of imaging. Seismic and X-ray imaging
- Mathematical physics. Differential geometry
- Foundations of quantum mechanics
- Quantum optics and quantum electronics
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Numerical simulations in statistical mechanics
- Phase transitions and critical phenomena
- Cosmology. Dark Energy.

## Sample Publications

*Beyond Clausiusâ€“Clapeyron: Determining the second derivative of a first-order phase transition line*

American Journal of Physics,**82**(2014), pp. 301-305*Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: Lecture Notes.*

Second Edition. CreateSpace Publishing (2010).*A simple derivation of a result in electrostatics*

SIAM Review**40**(1998) 915-917.*When does thermodynamic work admit an integrating factor?*

European Journal of Physics**18**(1997) 18-21.*Microcanonical evidence of a first order phase transition in the 4-D U(1) lattice gauge theory*

Physical Review E**54**(1996) 5819-5821.*The transistor effect in improperly connected transistors*

The Physics Teacher**34**(1996) 118-119.

## Some Student Research Projects

- The Second Derivative of a First Order Phase Transition Line

*Matthew Krafcik*

Am. J. Phys.**82**(2014), pp. 301-305 - Wiener Filtering and Analysis of Gravitational Wave Data

*Eric Belshoff* - Algebraic Reconstruction Technique in Computed Tomography

*Rachel McCarroll and Patrick Meyers* - Analog Simulation of Memristors

*Bhupendra Subedi* - Quantum Computer Science

*Travis Grider* - Hydraulic Jump

*Martín DiStefano* - Monte Carlo Simulations of Spin Systems

*John Cobb* - Dark Energy

*Sucheta Jawalkar* - Thermodynamic Properties of Fermions

*Adair Crow* - Fluorescence Experiments with a Nirogen Laser

*Rob Groceman* - Computational Fluid Dynamics

*Benjamin Richards* - Laser Spectroscopy of Rubidium

*Beth Lusczek* - Minority Carrier Lifetime in the Base of a Phototransistor

*Katie Cadwell* - Lattice Gas Simulation of Fluid Flow.
*Aleksey Zimin*

** First Place MAS Collegiate Division Award 1998 ** - Hidden Variables and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

*Jonathan Morris*

If you are interested on doing research with me, on any topic, please stop by my office or e-mail me at:

*velasco@truman.edu* .

"…it is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they have been confirmed by theory" – Sir Arthur Eddington