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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. 

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