Physics Theory and Application
Apply principles to model and solve representative problems analytically and computationally, at an introductory level from the primary physical theories (classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, special relativity, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics), and at an advanced level in classical mechanics, electrostatics and optics/electrodynamics.
Experimental and Computational Skills
Design and conduct experiments, build scientific equipment, write scientific programs to simulate physical systems, and analyze data.
Communicate professionally to a technical audience both orally and in writing. Be able to understand scientific ideas by reading books and journal articles.
Understand scientific ethical practices, and demonstrate them in the conduct of scientific research.
Research and Professional Preparation
Conduct experimental, theoretical or computational research under the direction of a mentor to contribute to the generation of new knowledge or technologies, and prepare to do this professionally.