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Kathy Giottonini
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Learning Outcomes


Students should be able to:

Conceptual & Analytical Capabilities

Map physical problems into a set of equations and solve them using analytical/numerical methods

Identify the relevant physical principles that govern the dynamics of physical problems and obtain solutions for these problems in the areas of (1) classical mechanics, (2) electromagnetism, (3) statistical mechanics, and (4) quantum mechanics/special relativity

Inquiry & Research Capabilities

Propose a research project, complete the necessary theoretical background study required for the project, design an experiment or write a computer program for performing necessary calculation/ simulation, and analyze the results to verify/nullify the hypothesis

Communication Capabilities

Make clear and effective presentations of research projects in both written and oral form