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A minor in physics introduces students to the basics of classical and modern physics using calculus. With physics being a generalist field of study, the emphasis of the program is on providing students with analytical concepts and experimental techniques, which will enable them to find solutions to problems found in nature. A minor in physics is a great way to supplement any science major.
Selected by the University to achieve national prominence, taking advantage of Old Dominion’s proximity (a half-hour drive) to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), the world’s premier nuclear physics research facility, and the NASA Langley Research Center
The Physics department has grown tremendously in the past 20 years, with double the number of faculty, new teaching and laboratory facilities and modernized computer-based undergraduate laboratories
The addition of the new Physical Sciences Research Building offers substantial opportunities for research to graduate and undergraduate students alike
Recent undergraduate physics students engaged in research projects in lasers and atom trapping, particle detectors, particle accelerators, and gravitation
A laboratory-oriented course designed to provide students with a broad introduction to instrumentation and techniques used in modern physics laboratories. Topics to be covered include: basic electronics with an introduction to diode, transistor and op-amp circuitry, and an introduction to physical computing using LabView and Arduino micro controllers. Prerequisites: PHYS 232N or PHYS 227N or PHYS 262N.
A one-semester course covering the important topics of modern astrophysics. The physical basis of stellar evolution and chemical element formation is derived from first principles. Observational details of white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes are developed. Prerequisites: PHYS 232N or PHYS 227N or PHYS 262N.
Introduction to the wave nature of matter, with applications in materials science, atomic, and nuclear physics. Introduction to relativity, including applications in mechanics and electrodynamics. |Offered Fall) Prerequisites: PHYS 232N or PHYS 227N or PHYS 262N and MATH 212.
Students entering the Minor program in Physics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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