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John Andersen

Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Professor Emeritus of Physics

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John Andersen

Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Education

BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Currently Teaching

MTSE-704
3 Credits
This course includes the treatment of vector analysis, special functions, waves, and fields; Maxwell Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions, and their applications. Selected topics of interest in electrodynamics, fluid mechanics, and statistical mechanics will also be discussed.
PHYS-441
3 Credits
This course is a continued study of the concepts and mathematical structure of statistical physics presented in Thermal and Statistical Physics (PHYS-440). Topics covered include ensembles in statistical physics, weakly interacting gases, the Ising model of a ferromagnet, monatomic liquids, kinetic theory of transport processes, path integral and Boltzmann equation formulations of transport theory.
PHYS-212
4 Credits
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.

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Journal Paper
Spencer, Susan D., et al. "The Effect of Controllable Thin Film Crystal Growth on the Aggregation of a Novel High Panchromaticity Squaraine Viable for Organic Solar Cells." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 112. (2013): 202-208. Print.