What is an accelerator operator? First I'll explain the education one must have in order to be considered for an Accelerator Operator position. Jefferson Lab's typical Accelerator Operator has a bachelor of science degree in physics. Others are engineers or ex-Navy Nuclear Operators.
Classical mechanics. In physics, classical mechanics is one of two major sub-fields of mechanics. The other sub-field is quantum mechanics. Classical mechanics is concerned with the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces.
The condensed matter field is considered one of the largest and most versatile sub-fields of study in physics, primarily due to the diversity of topics and phenomena that are available to study. Breakthroughs in the field of condensed matter physics have led to the discovery and use of liquid crystals, modern plastic and composite materials and the discovery of the Bose-Einstein Condensate.
Re: Physics PhD ---> Business Consulting? twofish-quant said: ↑ Other people may have different experiences, but I've found it's rare for physics Ph.D.'s to do business management consulting, although it is a very large source of employment for people with bachelors in physics from big name schools.
Optics is the branch of physics which involves the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. Optics usually describes the behaviour of visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light.
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (commonly referred to AMO Physics) is the study of the interaction between light and matter. Physicists study this interaction on various scales, from the atomic to molecular level, in order to explore critical scientific questions.
Modern particle physics research is focused on subatomic particles, including atomic constituents such as electrons, protons, and neutrons (protons and neutrons are composite particles called baryons, made of quarks), produced by radioactive and scattering processes, such as photons, neutrinos, and muons, as well as a wide range of exotic particles.
EM waves are possible at all wave lengths. And also sound waves are possible over a very large range of wavelengths. Velocity is of course low for sound waves. The point is Longitudinal electric field oscillations which are ignored in Maxwell's theory may explain the phenomenon of sound waves in media.