Applied Physics

Applied physics is physics which is intended for a particular technological or practical use. It is usually considered as a bridge or a connection between "pure" physics and engineering. ~Google dictionary ._.

Session 1 -

In session one we learned about velocity. Also we defined frequency,pitch,amplitude, and loudness.

Session 2 -

In session two we experimented with different sound waves.

Session 3 -

In session three we defined and experimented three ways heat is transferred.

Session 4 -

In session four we tested to see if foam, plastic, wood, or metal was a better conductor.

Session 5 -

In session 5 we discovered how light waves travel. Then we tested to see what colored lens would block the least amount and highest amount of light.

Session 6 -

In session six we learned the characteristics and the differences of of laser lights and ordinary lights. We then learned the safety rules of the laser. Finally we experimented with the laser lights.

Session 7 -

In session seven we learned proper care for a a laser. After learning proper care, we transfer sound waves through the laser.  Finally we use a beam splitter and mirrors to direct the laser beam.

Career Fields:

  • Federal, State, or Local Government: Government agencies and labs employ those with an Applied Physics background. Agencies include the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; National Aeronautics & Space Administration; Department of Agriculture; National Bureau of Standards; Department of Energy; National Institutes of Health; Department of Defense; National Science Foundation; Department of Health & Human Service; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; Patent Office; Food & Drug Administration; and the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Research Firms or Laboratories: Conduct research and data collection as a function of consultation, laboratory services, and technician services. Many work in research and development, which leads to new products and devises, and might even design research equipment. Many of these opportunities are also found in industry.
  • Industry: In addition to research and development, some physicists also work in inspection, testing, quality control; work as engineers; or take other paths including software development. Industries they work in might include energy, nanotechnology, financial services, information technology, computer software, and medical devises.
  • Academia: Generally requires a doctorate to teach in colleges and universities or conduct research, but many also enter teaching opportunities in K-12.               
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