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Tracy Davis

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

585-475-5128
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Tracy Davis

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Education

BA, BS, Wofford College; Ph.D., Clemson University

585-475-5128

Currently Teaching

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-451
3 Credits
In collaboration with faculty mentor(s), students will carry out the first phase of an experimental, theoretical, or computational physics research project, will prepare an interim paper, and will present a short talk on their progress to physics faculty and students. The projects are those planned during the capstone preparatory course taken during the prior Spring semester.
PHYS-452
3 Credits
In collaboration with faculty mentor(s), students will carry out the final phase of an experimental, theoretical, or computational physics research project, will prepare a written paper and present an oral report on their progress to physics faculty and students. The projects are those planned during the capstone preparatory course taken during the prior Spring semester and commenced during the prior Fall semester.
PHYS-112
4 Credits
This course is an introduction to algebra-based physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and elementary topics in modern physics. Topics include heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces and fields, DC electrical circuits, electromagnetic induction, opyics, the concept of the photon, and the Bohr model of the atom. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings.
PHYS-106
2 Credits
This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of solar system astronomy including celestial sphere, zodiac, astronomical telescopes, sun, moon, eclipses, earth as planet, planets and their satellites, comets, meteors, and theories of the origin of the solar system.