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Physics Research I

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All physics majors complete a research project that encourages them to integrate knowledge from previous course work. The chosen project is designed to promote understanding of basic research methods by their application. In this course, students become familiar with possible areas of research in the department, practice methods of doing a literature review, and learn about the expectations for the senior project. Students will choose a research topic, write a research proposal, and complete a literature search. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the steps required to plan a research project, will have produced a literature search summarized in a bibliography, and will have written a research proposal. Prerequisite: Physics major and junior standing. Offered spring term.