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Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois


Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions in the fields of mechanics, acoustics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, condensed matter, and cosmology.  A physics major is a good choice for students planning a career in scientific research, engineering, and teaching.  Augustana's program prepares students who have these goals, within the context of a liberal arts foundation. 

Physics Faculty Position
 Half-time leave-replacement for the 2014-2015 academic year

       Alumni  •  physics and engineering students  •  Physics Club
      Astronomy  •  CCD camera  •  Orion using the D70  •  SEM
     Careers using physics  •  Teaching  •  Who's hiring physics BAs?  •  Ongoing research
    Courses offered:  Fall 2013  •  Winter 2013-2014  •  Spring 2014

CERN researcher Derek Strom
The Higg's boson discovery

Physics and Astronomy Courses - Spring 2014

  ASTR 315  Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies
  PHYS 103  Principles of Physics III
  PHYS 170  Introduction to Engineering
  PHYS 203  Basic Physics III  

  PHYS 220  Intro to Scientific Res. & Eng.
  PHYS 322  Engineering Statics
  PHYS 352  Advanced Lab III
  PHYS 390  Advanced Topics in Physics
   Faculty  •  staffing  •  webmaster
  Physics lab assistants and instructors
 Major and course descriptions in Physics and Astronomy
Pre-Engineering  •  Major in Engineering Physics 

        American Institute of Physics  •  AIP-Stats
       APS  •  AAPT - Illinois section  •  national  
      Hanson Science Hall - photos from Aug. 2, 2010
     John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi    
    Physics links - Argonne, Fermilab, grad schools, ...
   Science at Augustana  •  Astronomy Photos
  Sigma Pi Sigma - photo
 Space elevators  •  The 1905 Theories  •  Einstein quotes
Wolfram Alpha

Physics research

Physics Club activities

Last update:  March 21, 2014