geo-stationary orbit

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. 

       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 2015  •  Winter 2015-2016  •  Spring 2016

CERN researcher Derek Strom
The Higg's boson discovery

Physics and Astronomy Courses - Fall 2015

  ASTR 311  The Solar System
  PHYS 101  Principles of Physics I (survey)
  PHYS 201  Basic Physics I
  PHYS 301  Modern Physics

  PHYS 311  Electricity and Magnetism
  PHYS 325  Experimental Astrophysics
  PHYS 350  Advanced Lab I
   Faculty  •  staffing  •  webmaster
  Physics lab assistants, instructors, graders 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 research

Physics Club activities

Last update:  September 3, 2015