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Dawn Hollenbeck

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

585-475-6652
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Dawn Hollenbeck

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Education

BS, University of California at Davis; MS, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

585-475-6652

Currently Teaching

PHYS-321
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of PHYS-320, serving to introduce additional mathematical tools needed to solve intermediate and upper-level physics problems. Topics include special functions, series solutions to ordinary differential equations, solutions to partial differential equations in curvilinear coordinate systems, matrix techniques, and the calculus of variations.
PHYS-411
4 Credits
This course is a systematic treatment of electrostatics and magnetostatics, charges, currents, fields and potentials, dielectrics and magnetic materials, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Mathematical formalism using differential and integral vector calculus is developed. Field theory is treated in terms of scalar and vector potentials. Special techniques for solution to Laplace's equation as a boundary value problem are covered. Wave solutions of Maxwell's equations, and the behavior of electromagnetic waves at interfaces, are discussed.
PHYS-320
3 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to the mathematical tools needed to solve intermediate and upper-level physics problems. Topics include matrix algebra, vector calculus, Fourier analysis, partial differential equations in rectangular coordinates, and an introduction to series solutions of ordinary differential equations.
PHYS-275
1 Credits
This seminar will assist students in their preparation for the Physics Comprehensive Oral Exam (CORE) required at the end of the course by presenting a unified as opposed to topical approach to physics. Physics majors must pass this course before going on to 300-level Physics courses.

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Published Article
Hollenbeck, Dawn, et al.“Model for evaluating patterned charge regulation contribution to electrostatic interactions between low dielectric spheres.” Physical Review E, 82 (2010): 031402. Print. "  É  «
Formal Presentation
Hollenbeck, Dawn, et al. “Model for evaluating patterned chargeregulation contribution to electrostatic interactions between proteins.” March Meeting American Physical Society. Portland, OR. 16 Mar. 2010. Presentation. "