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Dawn Hollenbeck

Associate Professor

School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Associate School Head

585-475-6652
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Dawn Hollenbeck

Associate Professor

School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Associate School Head

Education

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

585-475-6652

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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. " 

Currently Teaching

PHYS-209
1 Credits
This course is without exception only for students who have earned credit for PHYS-208. Topics include 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. This course together with PHYS-208 is equivalent to PHYS-212.
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.
PHYS-225
3 Credits
This course introduces methods for using computers to model the behavior of physical systems. Students will learn how computers represent numbers, limits of computation, how to write computer programs, and to use good programming practices. Students will also apply numerical methods of differentiation and integration, and numerical solutions to differential equations in physical situations.
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.
PHYS-412
3 Credits
This course is an advanced treatment of electrodynamics including propagating waves, electromagnetic radiation, and relativistic electrodynamics. Field theory is treated in terms of scalar and vector potentials. Wave solutions of Maxwell's equations, the behavior of electromagnetic waves at interfaces, guided electromagnetic waves, and simple radiating systems will be covered. Relativistic electrodynamics will be introduced including field tensors and four vector notation.