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Teaching


Course Websites

Conceptual Physics (Physics 1) The Nexus of Art & Science (MUSE/Physics 10)
Advanced Dynamics (Physics 205) Mathematical Physics (Physics 230)
Computational Physics (Physics 240) Statistical Mechanics (Physics 260)

Special Lectures

Enrico Fermi lecture slides (Powerpoint)

Trebuchet Physics lecture slides (Powerpoint)

Supplementary Exercises

Supplementary Exercises for Numerical Methods for Physics (solutions available on request to instructors)

Supplementary Exercises for Mechanics by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz (solutions available on request to instructors)

Textbooks

Numerical Methods for Physics, 2nd. Ed., A. Garcia, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (2000).

Workbooks

Interactive Mechanics, An Interactive Physics workbook, A. Garcia, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (1996).

Numerical Physics, A Programming Supplement for "Physics for Engineers and Scientists", A. Garcia and C. Penland, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (1996).

Solutions Manual for Numerical Methods for Physics, A. Garcia, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (1994,2000).


As we have seen, only seven schools in recent years have shown significant gains in the number of physics graduates, while far more (28) schools have seen significant declines. ... Several of the big gainers attributed their success to curricular refroms, including a revised introductory sequence, topical upper-level courses, greater opportunities for student research, strong mentoring, and computational physics courses.

"What Can We Learn from Recent Changes in Physics Bachelor Degree Output?", Robert Ehrlich, The Physics Teacher, March 1999.


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