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Blaine E. Norum

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
136 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 1979, MIT
AS-PHYS-FewBody Studies at the High Intesity Gamma Source
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
September 01, 2016 – December 31, 2021
AS-PHYS Few - Body Studies Using Electromagnetic Interactions
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
June 01, 2015 – August 31, 2016
Nuclear Studies with Intermediate Energy Probes
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
January 01, 1997 – May 31, 2016
Nuclear Studies with Intermediate Energy Probes - Helium
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
June 01, 2003 – May 31, 2016
PHYS 1425: General Physics I: Mechanics, Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
First semester of introductory physics for engineers and scientists. Classical mechanics, including vector algebra, particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum, conservation laws, rotational dynamics, oscillatory motion, gravitation, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory of gases. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: APMA 1090 or MATH 1310; corequisite: PHYS 1429.
PHYS 2415: General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism, Optics
Credits: 3
Second semester of introductory physics for engineers and scientists. Electrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents; electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves. Introduces geometrical and physical optics. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425, APMA 1110 or MATH 1320.
PHYS 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Individual study of topics in physics not normally covered in formal classes. Study is carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member with whom the requirements are agreed upon prior to enrollment. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EP 8999: Master's Degree Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EP 9999: Ph.D. Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.