To address Choppy:
I have spend some time with a medical physicist at our local cancer center to help with the QA and monthly calibrations of some of the systems like the True beam and such. I found the task to be extremely mundane, and sort of mindless. I guess I am unaware of what tasks a...
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So I am experiencing a major amount of doubt about going to my phd program. I am a recent MS physics graduate with a BS in physics as well. I recently accepted admissions to a very good medical physics program in the midwest and was granted a university fellowship for a year (or...
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I have an upcoming interview with 3 great CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics PhD programs soon. I have went through my BS and MS in physics, with a few courses in Medical Physics (MRI/MRS, Radiation measurement labs, and currently taking Radiation Oncology Undergraduate course)...
Thank you Choppy! Thats very insightful.
Though I mentioned I am not interested in academia work, I am not against research. It just is not my primary goal. My primary goal is to have more direct impact on people's lives through the field of physics. Secondary is a strong job that can provide...
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I'm finishing up my M.S. degree in physics with a 3.8 or 3.9 this upcoming spring. I have been taking undergraduate courses in Medical Physics and currently submitting a paper in the medical physics imaging field. Also attempting to do my thesis project with a local medical...
Scratch that... I was just informed that the smaller group of students I have will need to be treated as employees and I need to work with them towards a project that will be presented at the end of the 5 weeks.
This is a science program for Juniors and Seniors that are either from low income families, and/or soon-to-be first generation college students.
The director literally told me I can focus on one area of a science or go very broad. I was also told I can do a big project or a few small projects...
Yes, i will be teaching high school students.
I have no knowledge of their math background either.
I was thinking that it might be in my best interest to either have them perform 4-5 projects in small groups, or have them do one big project.
Then discuss the theory very generally with them...
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I'm a master's here in California and just accepted a job offer for the summer. I will be in charge of a pilot program where I am in charge of 15 students (juniors and seniors interested in science) for 2.5 hours a day, monday through thursday, for 5 weeks.
I have to have them...
the perturbation is in the form of v sin(cx). I need to calculate the lowest non vanishing term to the energy of the ground state.. Im assuming that the nature of sine being an odd function will make first order terms disappear, but not the second order terms.
Guess it's x that is the operator and yes it's a harmonic oscillator and the perturbation is a trig function. But if I write it as an exponential I get the x in exponential. I can write it as a combination of creation and Annihilation operators, then separate them. But how do these act on the...
Guess it's x that is the operator and yes it's a harmonic oscillator and the perturbation is a trig function. But if I write it as an exponential I get the x in exponential. I can write it as a combination of creation and Annihilation operators, then separate them. But how do these act on the...
Homework Statement
I am working through a time independent perturbation problem and I am calculating the first order correction to the energy, and I am stuck operating the perturbation : v = i b (Exp[i g x]-Exp[-i g x]) on the ground state |0>.
Homework Equations
<0| v |0> = 1st order...
So I started over and found the EigenVectors of the hamiltonian at t<T (Interval where B points in X-direction)..
\mid\alpha\rangle = \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \mid +\rangle_{x} e^{\dfrac{\imath e B_{x} t}{2mc}}+ \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \mid -\rangle_{x} e^{\dfrac{-\imath e B_{x} t}{2mc}}\\
Where: \\...
AH. well I'm confused now.
\vert\alpha, t \rangle = \dfrac{a}{\sqrt{2}} e^{i t\dfrac{H}{\hbar}} \vert +\rangle\pm\dfrac{b}{\sqrt{2}} e^{i t\dfrac{H}{\hbar}} \vert -\rangle
the summed state represents spin up in z and difference terms represent spin down?
Then how can I express the state? I need to find the development of the state up to some arbitrary time T when the b field switches into the z direction...
Homework Statement
I have a B field initially in the x-direction, and its constant:
\widehat{H}= - (\dfrac{e}{mc})\overrightarrow{B} \dot{} \overrightarrow{S}
At t=0 it was prepared so that Sz has an eigenvalue of + hbar/2
I want to show the time evolution of the initial state.
Homework...
AHHH I actually typed my eigenstates in wrong from what i have here on mathematica!
V2 is supposed to be a minus instead!
And I am not sure what to do about the Hamiltonian issue, as it was provided to us on the problem statement.
I don't quite understand what Δ is supposed to represent in this...
Homework Statement
Considering just the electron and the muon neutrino, The Free hamiltonian is written in this basis as:
H = 1/2 (E + Δ Cos[θ]) |Ve><Ve| + 1/2 Δ Sin[θ] |Vu><Ve| + 1/2 Δ Sin[θ]|Ve><Vu| + 1/2 (E - Δ Cos[θ]) |Vu><Vu|
Since H is not diagonal in this basis, they will exhibit...
I am a Physics Master's student. I unfortunately was unable to get any courses in computation. My undergrad institution offered a course in computer assisted problem solving, which used a lot of Python. I am looking to get internships, and I always see that they want some comfortability with...
Im fairly inexperienced when it comes to programming. I realized a lot of internships require knowledge of programming. So, my question for you guys is: Since I'm a new master's student, and looking to become more competitive for jobs and internships, what sort of programming courses would prove...
Homework Statement
If A and B are observables, suppose that the simultaneous eigenkets of A and B, {|a',b'>} form a complete orthonormal set of base kets.
Can we always conclude that [A,B]=0
Homework Equations
A|a'> = a' |a'>
B|b'> = b' |b'>
The Attempt at a Solution
I Honestly don't know...