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Jongsoo Yoon

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
063 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 1997, Penn State
PHYS 1010: The Physical Universe
Credits: 3
In this class you will get a chance to explore the scientific wonders of the universe. Topics vary each semester but generally include: motion, energy, waves, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, relativity, atomic structure, molecules, quantum physics, the nucleus, chemistry, meteorology, geophysics, the solar system, stars, and cosmology. PHYS 1010 requires limited math, but has wide applications like electronics, wifi, rockets, satellites, nuclear reactors, lasers, climate change, earthquakes, the tides, eclipses, plate tectonics, fossil fuels, telescopes, solar energy, and the origin of universe. PHYS 1010 is for non-science majors. Premedical and pre-dental students should take PHYS 2010, 2020.
PHYS 1050: How Things Work
Credits: 3
For non-science majors. Introduces physics and science in everyday life, considering objects from our daily environment and focusing on their principles of operation, histories, and relationships to one another. 1050 is concerned primarily with mechanical and thermal objects, while 1060 emphasizes objects involving electromagnetism, light, special materials, and nuclear energy. They may be taken in either order.
PHYS 1429: General Physics I Workshop
Credits: 1
A required two-hour workshop accompanying PHYS 1425, including laboratory and tutorial activities. Corequisite: PHYS 1425.
PHYS 2030: Principles of Physics 1 Workshop
Credits: 1
Group problem solving, data acquisition and analysis, and application of physics to real life scenarios in the framework of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. The course satisfies the requirements for pre-health students. Co-requisites: PHYS 2010
PHYS 2040: Basic Physics Laboratory II
Credits: 1
Selected experiments in the different branches of physics are carried out and written up by the student. One two-hour exercise per week. Prerequisite: 2030; corequisite: PHYS 2010, 2020 or 2310, 2320. Premedical and pre-dental students should elect this course along with PHYS 2010, 2020; it is an option for others.
PHYS 2419: General Physics II Workshop
Credits: 1
Proposed: A required two-hour workshop accompanying PHYS 2415, including laboratory and tutorial activities. Co-requisite: PHYS 2415.
PHYS 3040: Physics of the Human Body
Credits: 3
Application of basic physics principles to functions of the human body: biomechanics, metabolism, cardiovascular, cognitive & respiratory systems, and the senses. Medical diagnosis and therapy technologies (e.g., PET, MRI, CT) are discussed. Prerequisite: a semester of calculus and PHYS 2010 or PHYS 1425 or PHYS 1710. Corequisite: PHYS 2020 or PHYS 2415 or PHYS 1720 or instructor permission.
PHYS 3170: Advanced Laboratory A
Credits: 3
Approximately five experiments drawn from the major fields of physics. Introduces precision apparatus, experimental techniques, and methods of evaluating experimental results. Outside report preparation is required. Six laboratory hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 2640 or PHYS 3140
PHYS 3180: Intermediate Laboratory II
Credits: 3
Approximately three to five experiments, selected in consultation with the instructor, emphasizing modern aspects. Outside library research and report preparation are required. Six laboratory hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 2640 or PHYS 2419. PHYS 3170 is an independent course, and not a prerequisite.
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.
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.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.