Anthony Reynolds

Associate Professor of Physics
Physical Sciences Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

Fall 2019: COAS 319.27, MWF 2-3, TuTh 3-4:30

Areas of Expertise

Plasma physics, space physics

Dr. Reynolds received his B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995.  His dissertation was concerned with the role that waves play in the transport of energy and momentum in nonequilibrium plasmas.  He then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory, where he studied space plasma physics, and three years as a faculty member at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Howard University.  In August 2001 he joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Sciences of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He teaches physics and engineering courses and his current research interests include nonlinear Alfvén waves in the solar wind, the quiet-time structure of the inner magnetosphere, and philosophy of science and the scientific method.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of California System : Los Angeles
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Physics, University of California System : Los Angeles
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University of California System : Santa Cruz

  • PS 227: Physics II
  • PS 250: Physics for Engineers III
  • PS 399: Special Topic Physical Science

PS 103, Technical Physics I,
PS 150, Physics I for Engineers
PS 160, Physics II for Engineers
PS 215, Physics I
PS 219, Physics III
​PS 226, Physics I
PS 227, Physics II
​PS 228, Physics III
PS 250, Physics III for Engineers
PS 301, Astronomy
PS 303, Modern Physics
PS 320, Classical Mechanics

EP 101, Current Topics in Space Sciences
EP 345, Space Sciences Seminar
EP 393, Spaceflight Dynamics
EP 400, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
​EP 410, Space Physics
EP 411, Space Physics II
EP 440, Electricity & Magnetism
EP 455, Quantum Mechanics
EP 495C, Plasma Physics and Engineering
EP 501, Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers
EP 509, Advanced Space Physics
EP 702, Theoretical Mechanics and Astrodynamics

AE 313, Space Mechanics
HON 250, The Physics and Philosophy of Time

Twentieth Century Physics, CreateSpace 2012. ISBN 978-1479390205
Fundamental Physics in the Third Millennium, CreateSpace 2012. ISBN 978-1478391180

   John Olivero, Bereket Berhane, Jon French, and M. A. Reynolds, "A Study of the Effects of Radiation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Humans and Safety Critical Systems," FAA-OSP, Final Report, November 2012.

   M. A. Reynolds, "The Duhem-Quine thesis and the dark matter problem," arXiv:1507.06282 (2015).
   H. R. Wheeler, M. A. Reynolds, and R. L. Hamilton, "Interpreting Ulysses data using inverse scattering theory: Oblique Alfven waves," J. Geophys. Res. 120(3), 1509-1515 (2015).
   M. A. Reynolds and M. T. Shouppe, "Closed, spirograph-like orbits in power law central potentials," arXiv:1008.0559 (2010).
   J. A. Wanliss and M. A. Reynolds, "Measurement of the stochasticity of low-latitude geomagnetic temporal variations," Ann. Geophys. 21, 2025-2030 (2003).
   M. A. Reynolds, G. Ganguli, Y.-J. Su, and M. F. Thomsen, "The local-time variation of the quiet plasmasphere: Observations and kinetic theory," Ann. Geophys. 21, 2147-2154 (2003).
   Reynolds, M. A., D. J. Melendez-Alvira, and G. Ganguli, 'Equatorial coupling between the plasmasphere and the topside ionosphere,' J. Atm. Solar-Terr. Phys. 63, 1267-1273 (2001).
   G. Ganguli, Reynolds, M. A., and M. W. Liemohn, 'Recent advances in plasmaspheric research,' J. Atm. Solar-Terr. Phys. 62, 1647-1657 (2000).
   Reynolds, M. A., Ganguli, J. A. Fedder, J. Lemaire, R. R. Meier, and D. J. Melendez-Alvira, 'Thermal plasmaspheric morphology: Effect of geomagnetic and solar activity,' J. Geophys. Res. 104, 10285-10294 (1999).
   Ganguli, G., M. A. Reynolds, J. A. Fedder, D. J. Melendez-Alvira, and R. R. Meier, 'Kinetic Modeling of the inner magnetosphere: Application to remote sensing,' Phys. Space Plasmas 15, 97-101 (1998).
   Meier, R. R., A. C. Nicholas, J. M. Picone, D. J. Melendez-Alvira, G. Ganguli, M. A. Reynolds, and E. C. Roelof, 'Inversion of plasmaspheric EUV remote sensing data from the STP 72-1 satellite,' J. Geophys. Res. 103, 17505-17518 (1998).
   Reynolds, M. A., and G. Ganguli, 'Ion Bernstein waves driven by two transverse flow layers,' Phys. Plasmas 5, 2504-2512 (1998).
   Reynolds, M. A., G. Ganguli, J. A. Fedder, and D. J. Melendez-Alvira, 'Effect of diurnal convection on trapped thermal plasma in the outer plasmasphere,' Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 2255-2258 (1997).
   Reynolds, M. A., B. D. Fried and G. J. Morales, 'Velocity-space drag and diffusion in a model, two-dimensional plasma,' Phys. Plasmas 4, 1286-1296 (1997).
   Reynolds, M. A., and G. J. Morales, 'High-frequency fluctuations of a modulated, helical electron beam,' Phys. Plasmas 3, 4717-4724 (1996).
   Reynolds, M. A., 'Periods of EO and FV Comae Berenices and the Functional Forms of Their O-C Diagrams,' J. Am. Assoc. Var. Star Obs. 15, 40-46 (1986).

Member, American Physical Society (APS)

Member, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

ERAU 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award