Projects From Previous Years (1995 - 2014)
Below is a list of physics Capstone projects that our students have successfully completed in the past.
Year | Students | Projects |
2014 | Mackenzie Endres | An Experimental Exploration into Brownian Motion: Size Dependence and the Boltzmann's Constant |
Fidel Tewolde | Design of a Modified Cockcroft Walton Generator | |
Danielle Schaper | On Phenomenological Ginzburg-Landau Theory of Charge Density Waves in Dichalcogenides | |
2013 | Antonio Bill | Hertz Theory of Elasticity of Steel Balls By Free-Fall and Applied Pressure |
Tommy Boykin | Granular Materials: Observing S-Systems through the use of Soda-Lime Beads. | |
Rohan Isaac | Chaotic Advection in a Blinking Vortex Flow | |
Tyler Vanover | Construction of a Negative Ion Mode Linear Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer | |
2012 | Chris Yaluma | Application and Solutions of the Heat Equation |
Hodari-Sadiki James | Super Massive Black Hole Mass Determination | |
2011 | William Norris | Chladni Lines |
Emily Worinkeng | Energy States of A Gaussian Wavepacket in a Harmonic Oscillator | |
Theint Theint | The Basic of NMR | |
Ramesh Adhikari | Scattering of Polarized Light in Optically Active Turbid Medium | |
2010 | Brandon Brown | A study of Discus Flight |
Mohammed Humed Yusuf | Formulating a theory for the GSI anomaly | |
Tenzin Ngodup | A study of X-ray diffraction | |
Jimmy Rop | A Third Way to Solve the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator | |
2009 | Matthew Bailey | Investigating Blue Straggler Production through Binary Stellar Evolution |
David Gilmour | Repair and Characterization of a Wimshurst Machine | |
Brad Steele | Computer Modeling of the First Critical Reynold Number of Flow around a Two Dimensional Cylinder | |
2008 | Kannatassen Appavoo | Using photometric analysis to determine characteristics of the V-2491 NOVA |
Shiblee Barua | Chaos and stability in the vicinity of a jovian planet | |
2007 | Patrick Mono | Properties of half-metal FeCoSi |
Ni Ji | Modelling of stellar interior | |
2006 | Jason Lambert | Negative index of refraction |
Michaela Conley | Chirality in nature | |
2005 | Peterkin Quagraine | Bose-Einstein condensation |
Samuel B. McClure | Some properties of muons | |
2004 | Jacquelyn Hostler | The essentials of white dwarf |
2003 | Lydia Longstreth | Synchronization of two metronomes |
Fredrick White | Laser holography | |
Elisha Feger | Quantum billiards | |
Rob Peterson | Keys and lock operation | |
Jack Reynolds | Kepler's legacy: The story of the Ellipse | |
Michael Samuel | X-ray diffraction and its utilization in crystal structure identification | |
2002 | Berhane Temelso | Analytical and numerical studies of one-dimensional diffusion equation and the random walk problem |
Dinesh Pillai | Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of small Ag^{+}- (C_{2}H_{2})_{y} clusters in the gas phase | |
Kevin Williams | Sugar coated optics: Optical activity in sucrose and fructose | |
Andrew Wagers | Computer simulations of planetary ring and moon dynamics | |
2001 | None | --- |
2000 | Timothy Brown | Measuring Boltzman's constant from thermal noises in electrical fluctuations |
1999 | Juraj Topolancik | Speeds of masses in gravitational loops |
Ahmet Er | Ohm's law and C_{60 } | |
1998 | Ariel Drogin | Calculation of the charge of an electron utilizing the effects of shot noise |
Matthew Perkins | Information not available | |
1997 | Andrew Glenn | Brownian motion: Learning from a random walk |
Benjamin Perry | Information not available | |
1996 | Jan Kmetko | Mossbauer studies of SrRuO_{3+}_{x}, Sr_{2}RhO_{4}, BaRuO_{3+}_{x}, Ba_{2}RuO_{4}, BaRhO_{3+}_{x},and Ba_{2}RhO_{4} |
Timothy Willis | A measurement of the muon lifetime | |
1995 | James Martin | Compton scattering experiment |
Linda Opundo | Testing Fourier inversion technique for image reconstruction | |
Rustin Jackson | Chaos in the bouncing ball | |
Christopher Langley | Experimental and theoretical comparison of the electric field gradient in FeCl_{2} - ^{4}H_{2}O | |
William Keeton | Information not available |