Union College Department of Physics

Physics 190: Physics Research/ Senior Writing

Instructor: Chad Orzel

Lectures: Tuesday 1:35-3:25 (nominally)

Room: NWSE N328

This class is the required senior research project, and counts as the "Senior Writing Experience" (WS credit) required for graduation.

The class syllabus in MS Word format contains a course description, and explanations of important policies. A set of guidelines for thesis writing, including a discussion of thesis requirements and grading is also available.


A quick search of the Web will turn up a number of guides to the writing of scientific papers, including:

Of course, any search for writing resources should include the Union College Writing Center.

Theses should be written in the format appropriate for the major research journals in the field of the project. Specifc information about the formatting requirements for journals in astronomy and physics, including LaTeX style files and macro packages are available on-line:

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Last modified: 9 September, 2002
Room N334 NWSE, (518) 388-8053