1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Stephen Padalino has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.
Ph.D. & M.S., Nuclear Physics; Florida State University
B.S., Applied Physics; Stockton State College
A.S., Chemistry; Community College of Morris
PHYS 362: Intermediate Laboratory
Devoted to the understanding of some of the classic experiments in physics. Experiments are from all fields of physics, but particular attention is given to experiments which complement courses being taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PHYS 226.
PHYS 353: Quantum Mechanics II
This course will cover advanced topics in Quantum Mechanics as well as applications and approximations to real physical problems. The Dirac description of quantum mechanics will be used extensively in this course as well as the functional forms described by Schroedinger. One, two and three dimensional bound state problems will be studied in addition to scattering theory. Approximation methods, such as time dependent perturbation theory, Hartree-Fock method, variational method and the Born approximation, will be used to solve physical problems to first and second order. Systems of more than one particle will be briefly studied. Prerequisites: PHYS 352. Offered spring, odd years