Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
605 Old Reservoir RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2006, Florida
DOE Supplement provided through Fermi Lab-support for completionof CDF operations and data analysis
Source: FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY
September 01, 2011 – June 30, 2014
First semester of the introductory physics sequence for prospective physics and other science majors. Topics include particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum conservation; rotational motion; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; oscillatory motion; waves and sound. Four lecture hours, one discussion section hour. Corequisite: MATH 1320 or instructor permission
Introduction to quantum physics and relativity, with application to atomic structure, nuclear and elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Three lecture hours, one problem hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 2320, 2415, 1720, or 2610, and MATH 2310 or instructor permission.
Applications of computers to solving basic problems in physical science. Introduction to programming, use of external libraries, and implementation of basic algorithms with focus on numerical methods, error analysis & data fitting. No previous computer experience is required. One Lecture & one lab session per week. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of introductory physics (PHYS 1710, 1425, or 2010).
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.
Independent research supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Cory Family Teaching Award