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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. 

       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 2014  •  Winter 2014-2015  •  Spring 2015

CERN researcher Derek Strom
The Higg's boson discovery

Physics and Astronomy Courses - Spring 2015

  ASTR 316  Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies
  PHYS 103  Principles of Physics III
         Tutor sessions for 103
  PHYS 170  Introduction to Engineering
  PHYS 203  Basic Physics III
  PHYS 220  Intro to Sci. Research & Eng.

  PHYS 305  History of Physics & Eng. in
  PHYS 352  Advanced Lab III
  PHYS 360  Optics
  PHYS 390  Advanced Topics in Physics
   Faculty  •  staffing  •  webmaster
  Physics lab assistants, graders and instructors
 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:  March 9, 2015