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Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre Aug 2019

Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre

All Complete Monographs

This is an introduction to classical field theory. Topics treated include: Klein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems relating symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.


Crosssections, Summer 2019, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Physics. Jul 2019

Crosssections, Summer 2019, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Physics.

CrossSections

Inside This Issue:
-- A Message From the Department Head, Dr. Paul Shand
-- Faculty Profile Ali Tabei
-- Department Happenings
-- Student Profile Krissy Nielsen
-- Focus on Students
-- Physics Education
-- Alumni Profile Chuck Pelton
-- Alumni News
-- In Memoriam
-- Support the Department


Principles Of Physics Ii (Ga Southern), William Baird, Jeffery Secrest Jul 2019

Principles Of Physics Ii (Ga Southern), William Baird, Jeffery Secrest

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Principles of Physics II was created under a Round Twelve ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


3d Imaging Of A Binary Colloidal Fluid, Kate Livermore, Michael Korth Mar 2019

3d Imaging Of A Binary Colloidal Fluid, Kate Livermore, Michael Korth

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

In order to understand the nature of colloidal fluids, we wanted to visualize a 3D representation of their thermodynamic distribution. Colloidal fluids are fluids that consist of two parts: colloidal particles and a dispensing medium. Some examples include toothpaste, mayonnaise, plaster, and muddy water. We could also think about colloidal fluids simply as a mixture of two or more parts. In this poster, we used the hard-sphere system to represent the structure of colloidal fluids in a 3D graph using Mathematica (MMA). In the hard-sphere system, we used two different sizes of impenetrable spheres that could not overlap to represent ...


University Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Julio Gea-Banacloche Feb 2019

University Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Julio Gea-Banacloche

Open Educational Resources

This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.


Florida Science: The Science That Makes Florida Different, Terence W. Cavanaugh Jan 2019

Florida Science: The Science That Makes Florida Different, Terence W. Cavanaugh

Secondary Level Resources

This book was created to assist students with their understanding of how science occurs in Florida. When teaching science or any subject it’s important to remember to begin with the concrete and then move to the abstract. I have found that it has helped my students when I begin by teaching science concepts in a concrete manner and expand from there. For example, when I taught about topographic maps, the students were much more successful in their learning when I started with local topographic maps that included the school and the surrounding area than with places that had mountains ...


Albert Abraham Michelson, "Velocity Of Light"., University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2019

Albert Abraham Michelson, "Velocity Of Light"., University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Facsimile of Michelson's handwritten paper "Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light", his seminal work in Physics in 1878.


02 Getting Started With Vpython, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

02 Getting Started With Vpython, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

Chapter 2 serves as an introduction to the GlowScript VPython environment. The student is shown how to enter GlowScript via a browser. The student is asked to create simple programs, including ones that print, make shapes, and shown how to create comments in a program.


01 Introduction, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

01 Introduction, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

Readers are introduced to the structure of the book, including a discussion of the topics in each chapter, as well as how the book may be integrated in an introductory physics course.


03 Moving Objects Using Formulas, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

03 Moving Objects Using Formulas, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 3, the student is asked to program the motion of a ball with constant velocity, to plot the position with respect to time of the ball moving with constant velocity, and to simulate the motion of a ball undergoing a constant acceleration (near the surface of the Earth). The student is shown what is happening in a conditional loop. Finally, the student plots the circular motion of a body around an object, using trigonometric functions.


04 A First Look At Simulating Motion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

04 A First Look At Simulating Motion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 4, students are introduced to the mathematics behind the Euler method, as well as the coding involved. Students are given code and then asked to modify it.


08 Rotational Motion, Torque, And Angular Momentum, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

08 Rotational Motion, Torque, And Angular Momentum, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 8, students consider again the motion of a comet around the Sun, but now consider torque and angular momentum. Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation is introduced, as well as the cross product and how to code it in VPython. Exercises are suggested.


10 Conclusion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

10 Conclusion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

This document provides a conclusion to VPython for Introductory Mechanics by Windsor A. Morgan and Lars Q. English. It includes the book’s bibliography as well as information about the authors.


09 Two Capstone Projects, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

09 Two Capstone Projects, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 9, students are introduced to the concept of Gravitational Assist, which is used to send probes to the outer planets and out of the solar system. Frames of reference are considered, as well as the energy of the probe and of the planet providing the assist. The code is provided, and exercises are suggested. Finally, chaotic orbital dynamics of an asteroid in the vicinity of a binary system is explored."


05 Visualizing Projectile Motion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

05 Visualizing Projectile Motion, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 5, students are introduced to the kinematic equations describing an object undergoing a constant acceleration. Students are asked to write code simulating the flight of a projectile over level ground and sloping ground. The students are asked to have the projectile strike a target, using position vectors. The students are asked to annotate a VPython “mystery code”.


07 Conservation Of Momentum And Energy, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

07 Conservation Of Momentum And Energy, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 7, students are introduced to the concepts of center of mass, the impulse-momentum theorem, and conservation of energy. This is done by considering a binary star system, mass-spring system, and scattering in the Rutherford Experiment. Exercises are suggested.


06 Simulating Central-Force Problems, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English Jan 2019

06 Simulating Central-Force Problems, W.A. Morgan, L.Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

In chapter 6, students are introduced to the idea of a central force, the idea of a instantaneous acceleration (as opposed to average acceleration) and using the Euler method to determine the position and velocity of the object. They then investigate the physics of a mass on a spring, a projectile in flight undergoing drag, and the motions of planets and comets around the Sun. They are asked to to do several exercises, including imagining a gravitational force that is goes as 1/r instead of 1/r2.


Vpython For Introductory Mechanics: Complete Version, Windsor A. Morgan, Lars Q. English Jan 2019

Vpython For Introductory Mechanics: Complete Version, Windsor A. Morgan, Lars Q. English

VPython for Introductory Mechanics

This book adds a computational dimension to introductory physics mechanics course, and is intended to accompany the textbook and other course materials for that course. It uses the programming language VPython in the browser-based GlowScript environment. It starts with simple computing and physics examples and moves to more sophisticated topics in succeeding chapters.

Computational topics include Position vs. Time Graphs, use of vectors, plotting motion of objects, and programming skills such as the cross product.

Physics topics include the kinematic equations, torque, angular momentum, projectile motion of a body, the law of universal gravitation, and gravitational assist.


Four Derivations Of Schrödinger’S Time Dependent Equation, Sydney Swanson Dec 2018

Four Derivations Of Schrödinger’S Time Dependent Equation, Sydney Swanson

Essential Studies UNDergraduate Showcase

Physics and the natural world have been studied by humans since the first person wondered ‘Why?’ The Schrödinger equation is important because it attempts to describe a relatively new (to us) and unfamiliar part of our universe, behavior of subatomic particles, and helps modern scientists uncover secrets that have proven useful in technology and explaining our origins. The time dependent Schrödinger equation can be derived from various starting points in Classical such as the equation of a wave, the time independent Schrödinger equation, and Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Why Quantum mechanics exists, useful applications, and cases when it fails or is inaccurate ...


Principles Of Physics I (Ga Southern), William Baird, Jeffery Secrest Jul 2018

Principles Of Physics I (Ga Southern), William Baird, Jeffery Secrest

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Principles of Physics I was created under a Round Ten ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Physical Science Ii (Asu), Liqiu Zheng, Arun Saha Jul 2018

Physical Science Ii (Asu), Liqiu Zheng, Arun Saha

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Physical Science II was created under a Round Ten ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Crosssections, Summer 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Physics. Jul 2018

Crosssections, Summer 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Physics.

CrossSections

Inside This Issue:
--A Message from the Department Head, Paul Shand
--Faculty Profile Lawrence Escalada
--Department Happenings
--Student Profile Byron Fritch
--Student Research
--Physics Education
--Alumni Profile Cody Wilson
--Alumni News
--Listing and Solicitation


The Continuing Quest For Missile Defense: When Lofty Goals Confront Reality, Peter J. Pella Jun 2018

The Continuing Quest For Missile Defense: When Lofty Goals Confront Reality, Peter J. Pella

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

For almost three quarters of a century, the United States has spent billions of dollars and countless person-hours in the pursuit of a national missile defense system that would protect the country from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) carrying nuclear warheads. The system currently in place consists of 44 long-range antiballistic missiles stationed in Alaska and California to protect the United States from a possible nuclear weapon carrying ICBM attack from North Korea. After all this effort, this system is still imperfect, being successful only 10 out of 18 tests.

This book will provide an historical description of past efforts in ...


Measuring A Rifle’S Recoil Using Wireless Dynamics Sensor System, Seth Baker, Ignacio Birriel Apr 2018

Measuring A Rifle’S Recoil Using Wireless Dynamics Sensor System, Seth Baker, Ignacio Birriel

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Principles Of Physics I & Ii (Vsu), Francis Flaherty, Dereth Drake, Michael Holt Apr 2018

Principles Of Physics I & Ii (Vsu), Francis Flaherty, Dereth Drake, Michael Holt

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Principles of Physics I & II was created under a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


How Do Topological Properties Of Ripple-Carry Adders Affect Time Delay?, Alexander Boukal Jan 2018

How Do Topological Properties Of Ripple-Carry Adders Affect Time Delay?, Alexander Boukal

Zyzzogeton Posters

This poster presents topological properties of N-bit ripple-carry adders and the effects of their topology, specifically their genus, on the speed of current flow. An adder is a very simple computer that takes input numbers (0 and 1) from logic gates and then adds them together. To create a ripple-carry adder, we take N number of adder circuits and arrange them in parallel. We differentiate between two kinds of adder circuits: half adders and full adders. Half adders are non-planar (has loops) circuits with genus = 1 that let us perform elementary addition operations using logic gates. Full adder circuits are ...


Room Temperature Tunneling Switches And Methods Of Making And Using The Same, Yoke Khin Yap Nov 2017

Room Temperature Tunneling Switches And Methods Of Making And Using The Same, Yoke Khin Yap

Michigan Tech Patents

The tunneling channel of a field effect transistor comprising a plurality of tunneling elements contacting a channel substrate. Applying a source-drain voltage of greater than a turn-on voltage produces a source-drain current of greater than about 10 pA. Applying a source-drain voltage of less than a turn-on voltage produces a source-drain current of less than about 10 pA. The turn-on voltage at room temperature is between about 0.1V and about 40V.


Eureka! Discovering A New Mineral: Meralaniite, John A. Jaszczak Oct 2017

Eureka! Discovering A New Mineral: Meralaniite, John A. Jaszczak

TechTalks

A series of serendipitous events and four years of collaborative research has led to the discovery and description of a new mineral- merelaniite. It is a natural nanocomposite composed primarily of MoS2 and PbS layers from the famous tanzanite gem mines in northern Tanzania. It's crystal structure and chemistry is unusual and complex, and forms unusual silvery, scroll-like whiskers. It was selected by the International Mineralogical Association as the 2016 Mineral of the Year.


Principles Of Physics Ii Lab (Clayton), Tatiana Krivosheev, Caroline Sheppard, Patricia Todebush, Bram Boroson, Justin Mays Jul 2017

Principles Of Physics Ii Lab (Clayton), Tatiana Krivosheev, Caroline Sheppard, Patricia Todebush, Bram Boroson, Justin Mays

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Principles of Physics I was created under a Round Three ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Introductory Physics I & Ii (Mga), Edwynn Wallace, Malav Shah Jul 2017

Introductory Physics I & Ii (Mga), Edwynn Wallace, Malav Shah

Physics and Astronomy Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Introductory Physics I & II was created under a Round Four ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report