2013-2014 Pitzer Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
2013-2014 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics


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The physics major places a strong emphasis on computation and numerical techniques while still retaining the core material common to all physics majors. Many problems which are not readily solvable using traditional analytic methods will be incorporated into the program and solutions will involve numerical integration, computer modeling and other numerical techniques introduced in the classroom and laboratory.

Advisers: S. Gould, J. Higdon, A. Landsberg, S. Naftilan

S. Gould: Scanning probe microscopy; physics of sports.
J. Higdon: Astrophysics, fluid dynamics, biophysics.
A. Landsberg: Nonlinear systems; pattern formation, bifurcation theory, chaos, Josephson Junctions.
S. Naftilan: Binary stars, stellar atmospheres, cool stars.
 

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