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Why Physics?


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Why Physics?

  1. 1. Top 5 Reasons to Study Physics 5) Physics is way cooler than Biology, Chemistry, etc. “in Science, there iS only Physics; all the rest is Stamp collecting” ~Rutherford
  2. 2. 4) You will know why the sky iS blue…
  3. 3. 3) Big long words like Electromagnetostatics…
  4. 4. 2) Understand how Schrödinger's cat is both dead and alive…SimultaneouSly.
  5. 5. 1) There is a whole lot of math and… we do some things that you math teachers told you never to do, we just never tell them!
  6. 6. 1+i) (after all, physics is complex!) Being a nerd is cool
  7. 7. What do these people have in common? • Member of the TOMAHAWK Advanced Concepts Team at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division • Baltimore County Police Department and member of the department's crash team investigation group • Software Engineer • Working for the National Reconnaissance Agency • Defense contractor for Northrop- Grumman • Marketing Manager for Virginia Abrasives Corporation
  8. 8. • Consultant to the Office of Naval Research 351, Asymmetric Defense Project • Worked with US National and International Weapons communities evaluating technology • 1993-1998 served as President clinton’S aSSiStant for Science and Technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy • Team member of Project Mercury and Project Viking for NASA – first
  9. 9. WHY Physics @ RMC? TOP 5 REASONS!
  10. 10. #5) You Get GREAT profeSSorS… DR. FRANZ!!!!! DR. SPAGNA!!!! DR. WOOLARD!!!!
  11. 11. …& the rmc phySicS family… John James Edwin Christian Randy Andrew Andrea Jen
  12. 12. #4) Small Classes = All about YOU! • The courageous students who major in physics come few and far between~ so you always know who will be in your classes! •Physics Professors will know you by name, face, and number of hours spent hanging out in their offices enjoying physics!
  13. 13. #3) CRAZY LABS!
  14. 14. #2) Learn everything you need! -Physics classes teach you TONS of Other things- Physics classes can carry over into other majors or minors, such as math, computer science, chemistry, environmental studies, biology, and philosophy! It also gives you a lot of research opportunity.
  15. 15. #1) Society of Physics Students! (office) • Your home away from home! • EVERYTHING you need to EAT, SLEEP, and Do PHYSICS! • Office Includes- cable TV, DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, lots of computers, couches, tables, and all the physics books you could ever want! (and for a limited time only, a full collection of Schaum’s)