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Dr. Craig L. Caylor
Associate Professor of Physics
Westminster College




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Courses I teach at Westminster

PHY 151    Principles of Physics I:  The first semester of the two-semester calculus-based introductory physics sequence.  Topics covered include momentum, energy, angular momentum, and statistical mechanics.

PHY 152    Principles of Physics II:  The second semester of the two-semester calculus-based introductory physics sequence.  Topics covered include electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic waves.

PHY 321    Experiments in Physics I:  For physics major sophomores and juniors.  Experiment design, data collection, and analysis, culminating in an individual project.

PHY 322    Experiments in Physics II:  For physics major sophomores and juniors.  Experiment design, data collection, and analysis, culminating in an individual project.  Continued.

PHY 401    Quantum Mechanics:  Taken by physics major juniors and seniors, this challenging course covers the important conceptual underpinnings of quantum mechanics at an advanced level and includes mathematically rigorous applications. 

MSE 221    Principles of Electrical Engineering:  A lab-based course in basic electronic components, measurement, and analysis.


Research projects (past and present) at Westminster

Dr. Caylor's Lab of Horror

Oscillating water droplets:  Collection and analysis of strobed video data of horizontally driven water droplets on hydrophobic glass substrates. 

Electrowetting:  Model electrowetting-based lenses for instructional use.

Critical ionic mixtures:  Phase transition properties of a mixture of an ionic fluid with hexane. 

AC susceptibility:  Frequency dependence of the magnetic properties of ferromagnetic materials.



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