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Physics

Kenneth A. Dennison

Laboratory Instructor in Physics

Contact Information

kdenniso@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4315
Physics And Astronomy

Searles Science Building - 123


Teaching this semester

PHYS 1140. Introductory Physics II, A

An introduction to the interactions of matter and radiation. Topics include the classical and quantum physics of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter, quantum properties of atoms, and atomic and nuclear spectra. Laboratory work (three hours per week) includes an introduction to the use of electronic instrumentation.

PHYS 3010. Methods of Experimental Physics

Intended to provide advanced students with experience in the design, execution, and analysis of laboratory experiments. Projects in optical holography, nuclear physics, cryogenics, and materials physics are developed by the students.

Teaching next semester

PHYS 2130. Electric Fields and Circuits, L1

The basic phenomena of the electromagnetic interaction are introduced. The basic relations are then specialized for a more detailed study of linear circuit theory. Laboratory work stresses the fundamentals of electronic instrumentation and measurement with basic circuit components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors. Three hours of laboratory work per week.



Kenneth Dennison

  • B.A.  Williams
  • M.S. Cornell

Since arriving at Bowdoin in 2005 I have taught lab sections for Physics 1130, 1140, and 2130.

In my spare time I work with Professor Baumgarte's group on projects related to numerical relativity.

Publications can be found here.