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Center of Mass

The center-of-mass is the location in space that obeys Newton's Laws for the motion of an extended object. It is extremely important when analyzing the motion or stability of real world objects like the human body or a bridge. It is also plays an important roll in doing energy analysis of objects that undergo general motion (both rotation and translation). 

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Unique Facilities

One of the best equipped undergraduate programs in the US!!

  1. 32" Telescope 
  2. Tandem Accelerator 
  3. Electron Microscope 
  4. X-ray Diffraction System 
  5. Leybold CT System
  6. Ultrasound
  7. Laser Facility 

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We offer our students courses not generally found at smaller institutions like:

  1. Astrophysics
  2. Computational Physics
  3. Medical Physics I & II
  4. Microwave Theory
  5. Nuclear Physics
  6. Solid State Physics
  7. Principles of Nuclear Engineering
  8. Nuclear Reactor Theory
  9. Graduate Quantum Mechanics
  10. Graduate Mechanics