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Professor & Chair of Physics
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
B.A., B.S., Minor
Introductory physics is a three-term sequence covering mechanics; heat, waves, and light; and electricity and magnetism. Additional 100-level courses consider topics such as astronomy, physics of sports, and the physics of music. Advanced courses include classical dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and quantum physics.
Students intending to enter graduate programs in physics may elect to participate in up to three Senior Seminars -- a year-long series of discussion-style classes that cover the more advanced topics in the field -- analytical mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.
Equipment located in the Adeline Cummings Longden Physics Wing includes: