John Price's research interests are in four areas: 1) Quantum dynamics of nuclear spin systems by solid-state NMR, 2) Development of compact and mobile NMR spectrometers, 3) Development of laboratory equipment for physics and chemistry education, 4) Acoustics of flute family musical instruments,
PHYS 1240 - Sound and Music
Explores the physical processes that underlie the diversity of sound and musical phenomena. Topics covered include the physical nature of sound, the perception of sound, the perception of pitch and harmony, musical instruments, synthesizers and samplers, and room acoustics. Geared toward nonscience majors. Department enforced prereq., high school algebra or equivalent. Should not be taken by students with a math MAPS deficiency.
PHYS 2130 - General Physics 3
Covers special relativity, quantum theory, atomic physics, solid state and nuclear physics. Third semester of introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Physics majors should take PHYS 2170 instead of this course. Normally taken with PHYS 2150. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 2170.