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PHYS 497 - Senior Thesis

(3 units) CO13, CO14
Integration of physics sub-disciplines, other sciences, mathematics and English in a directed theoretical or experimental research project, culminating in a written thesis and oral defense.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing; PHYS 182L ; permission of instructor. Recommended preparation: PHYS 421 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate Quantitative Reasoning and Critical Analysis & Use of Information to formulate and carry out a research project.
2. synthesize information and techniques from previous coursework across disciplines to identify and use the basic materials and resources needed to carry out a research project.
3. communicate the results of Senior Thesis I research orally and in writing, following the standards of scholarly articles in Physics.
4. articulate and follow ethical principles in a scientific context, including professional standards of laboratory practice, the communication of literature research without plagiarism, and the crediting of collaborators and standards for co-authorship.


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