Dr. David A. Larrabee
Assistant Professor of Physics at East Stroudsburg University
Telephone no: (717)422-3292
E-Mail email@example.com or Larrabee@esu.edu
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- My Homepage at School
- Opportunities for Undergraduate Research
- Interests, Hobbies and Projects
- Organizations to Which I belong
interesting science locations on the Net
- Biographical Information
- Mailing Address
If you have an interest in an independent study in a physics related field I have several projects that would benefit by having undergraduate participation.
- Extragalatic Jets (Computational Astrophysics)
- Skills: Computer programming (Fortran, Visual Basic, or enough experience so it doesn't matter) Physics 161 or equivalent required, Physics 311 preferred.
- Several Electronics Projects.
- Skills: ability to build and troubleshoot electronic circuits, basic mechanical skills, Physics 131 required (Physics 132 preferred). Some ability to design simple circuits would be a real plus.
- Extragalatic Jets
- Computer simulations of ultrarelativistic electrons in simplified models of extragalatic jets. This is being done in collaboration with R.V. Lovelace at Cornell. I will be presenting this work at the American Astronomical Association meeting in Washington DC January 1998. Look for an upcomming article (just about finished).
- Electromagnetic Compatability
- I am working on the interaction of an Electromagnetic Waves on Transmission lines. I hope to be presenting this at the IEEE EMC conferenc in Boulder this summer.
- Some students and I are working on a detector that will detect acoustic signals whose frequency is below that which we can here.
- Teaching Physics
- I have an upcoming note in The Physics Teacher ( a publication of the American Association of Physics Teachers ) that should be published in Jan!..
- Working on two articles on teaching physics; A new approach to Kinematics using the mean speed theorem and an article on a simulation I use in class called the atom game.
- Other Writings
- Writting a brief text on the Philosophy and History of the Physical Sciences
Interests and Hobbies
- Amateur Radio
- I hang out on the local Repeater (147.045, +, PL 131.8)
- I have a vertical antenna and am just starting to work towards my WAS.
- I like to Collect Brachiopod Fossils (A relatively new hobby since I came to ESU)
- I sing with the Pocono Choral Society (Tenor)
- I like acting in the theater (espeically musicals). Recently I played Mr. Bumble in a local production of Oliver (he is the head of the orphanage). I have also performed locally in several Murder Mysteries put on by the Monroe County Historical Society (Murder in the Mansion, Murder in the air, and Murdeer at the College). I will be performing in the upcoming murder mystery this fall.
- Classical Mechanics (especially Chaos in Hamiltonian Systems)
- Computational Physics
- Electromagnetics (especially as applied to Electromagnetic Compatability)
- Plasma Physics
- Examining how physics developed to where it is today.
- AAPT - American Association of Physics Teachers
- APS - American Physical Society
- ARRL - American Radio Relay League
- East Stroudsburg University Physics Department
- EPARA - Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association
- IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electroncs Engineers
- I am the Secretary of the Lehigh Valley Section
- Monroe County Historical Society
- Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
- SPARK - Slate Belt Pocono Amateur Repeater Klub.
- B.S. Applied and Engineering Physics Cornell University 1976
- M.S. Applied Physics Cornell University 1978
- Ph.D. Applied Physics Cornell University 1980
- Thesis: The Equilibrium and Compression of Ion Rings.
- MBA Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science 1993
- Post Doc- Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory 1979-1980
- Research: Rotating MHD Tokamak Plasma, and large aspect ratio Stellarators
- Research Staff Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Research: The equilibrium and transport of MHD tokamak plasmas
- Industrial Experience in the Instrumentation of Aircraft
- Senior Engineer Weston Instruments
- Chief Engineer Penn Airborne
- Chief Engineer Smith Industries
- Adjunct Professor
- Delaware County Community College (Physics and Earth Science)
- Immaculata College (Physics and Mathematics)
- Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (MBA program)
- - - Management of Information Systems
- - - Production and Operations Management
- Assistant Professor of Physics East Stroudsburg University.
Dr. David A. Larrabee
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, Pa 18301
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since Nov 21, 1997
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