Rob Salgado

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy - 304 Searles
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011

phone: (207)-725-3170
email: rsalgado `@` bowdoin.edu

[my view of the sky]


(to my older homepage at Mount Holyoke)
(to my older homepage at Syracuse)

    Spring 2011

    PHYS 063 - Physics of the Twentieth Century
    MW 2:30-3:55, Room: Searles tba

    RP Geroch - General Relativity from A to B
    978-0226288642

    RP Feynman - QED: the strange theory of light and matter
    978-0691125756

    (I'm trying out some of **new** ideas for teaching special relativity, general relativity, and quantum mechanics to non-science majors.)
    PHYS 103 - Introductory to Physics I
    MWF 9:30-10:25, Room: Searles tba

    TA Moore - Six Ideas That Shaped Physics:
    unit C: Conservation Laws Constrain Interactions - 978-0072291520
    unit N: The Laws of Physics Are Universal - 978-0072397123

    We may also do some special relativity.

    First-class-day attendance is **required** for registered-students. Otherwise, you may lose your place to waiting-list-students who attend on the first day. (Waiting-list students: make sure that you send your Lab-day preference to me or to Ken Dennison.)


    (Fall 2010) PHY 103 - Introductory Physics I
    Lecture
    Lab


(Office Hours: Fall 2010 schedule)
possibly useful math notes

Vita Syllabi

Research Interests
  • Relativity - Special, General, Quantum Gravity [Causal Sets, Quantum Measure Theory]
  • Computational Physics and Scientific Visualization - VPython; Tensor Visualization
  • Physics Pedagogy - New Ideas for Teaching Relativity, Electromagnetism, and Mechanics
  • Human-Computer Interfacing and Virtual Reality for Teaching Physics - NeatTools, TabletPC, Lego Mindstorms, Wiimote projects
  • Medical Imaging - ImageJ
Papers

Physics Pedagogy

Websites

Software

Some academic events on my past worldline


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