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Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

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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. 

       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 2016  •  Winter 2016-2017  •  Spring 2017


CERN researcher Derek Strom
The Higg's boson discovery

Physics and Astronomy Courses - Fall 2016

  ASTR 311  The Solar System
  PHYS 101  Principles of Physics I
  PHYS 201  Basic Physics I
  PHYS-301  Introduction to Modern Physics

  PHYS 308  Electronic Circuits
  PHYS 350  Advanced Lab I
  PHYS 370  Engineering Design
   Faculty  •  staffing  •  webmaster
  Physics lab assistants, instructors and tutors
 Major and course descriptions in Physics and Astronomy
Pre-Engineering  •  Major in Engineering Physics 
•  Main Physics website

        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
  Space elevators  •  The 1905 Theories  •  Einstein quotes
 Wolfram Alpha


 

Physics Club activities

Last update:  June 1, 2016