Dr. Dubson's research centers on educational value of computer simulations, and the reform of undergraduate physics courses. He collaborates primarily with Profs. Steven Pollock, Katherine Perkins, and Noah Finkelstein.
physics education research, educational software, curriculum development
PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. First semester of three-semester sequence for science and engineering students. Covers kinematics, dynamics, momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1115.
PHYS 1120 - General Physics 2
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of three-semester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
PHYS 7650 - Nonlinear and Nano-Optics
Covers the field of ultrafast optics including both experimental and theoretical aspects. Topics include: description of ultrashort optical pulses, propagation of pulses including dispersion and nonlinearity, their integration, measurement and manipulation and their use in applications including spectroscopy. Recommended prerequisites: PHYS 4510 or PHYS 5160.