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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 2015  •  Winter 2015-2016  •  Spring 2016

CERN researcher Derek Strom
The Higg's boson discovery

Physics and Astronomy Courses - Winter 2015-2016

  PHYS 102  Principles of Physics II
  PHYS 202  Basic Physics II
  PHYS 105  Acoustics

  PHYS 313  Thermodynamics
  PHYS 320  Mechanics I
  PHYS 351  Advanced Lab II
   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 Club activities

Last update:  November 18, 2015