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Physics

Mark O. Battle

Associate Professor of Physics

Contact Information

mbattle@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3410
Physics and Astronomy

Searles Science Building - 304



Teaching this semester

PHYS 1130. Introductory Physics I

An introduction to the conservation laws, forces, and interactions that govern the dynamics of particles and systems. Shows how a small set of fundamental principles and interactions allow us to model a wide variety of physical situations, using both classical and modern concepts. A prime goal of the course is to have the participants learn to actively connect the concepts with the modeling process. Three hours of laboratory work per week. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the physics placement examination prior to registering for Physics 1130.

PHYS 2130. Electric Fields and Circuits

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.



Mark Battle - Bowdoin College

Education

  • PhD, University of Rochester, 1994.
  • MA, University of Rochester, 1990.
  • BS, Tufts University, 1988.
  • BM, New England Conservatory of Music, 1988.



Atmospheric composition and climate change

Faculty Appointments

Bowdoin College, Assistant Professor, 2000-present.
University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Lecturer, 1999.

Research Appointments

Research Scientist, Dept. of Geosciences, Princeton University, 1997-99.
Assistant Marine Research Scientist, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, 1994-97.

Further Information

For more detailed information about me (with a little more personality in evidence), see my personal web page.