Department of Physics at Grove City College Related Resources

Recommended resources by the Department of Physics faculty at Grove City College include:

Physics Websites


Society of Physics Students (SPS)

The Society of Physics Students is a national professional association for students interested in physics. It's stated purpose is "to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community."

American Physical Society

APS publishes great journals, and hosts many good physics conferences each year.

Particle Adventure

Cool website describing the standard model in a straight forward way.

MIT online courses: Free online courses from MIT, sometimes with video lectures

Recommended Readings (Career Choices)


Discovering Your Natural Talents - John Bradley (Available in the Buhl library)

What Color is Your Parachute? - Richard N. Bolles (Available in the Buhl library)

Physics Software (Freeware/Opensource)
Software for Writing Papers:

Paint.NET: More sophisticated version of paint, good for making diagrams 

GNUPlot: Great plotting program

GNUPlot Resource: Good examples/documentation for GNUPlot

LyX: LaTex document processor (easier to use than LaTex)

JabRef: Program for managing BibTex references in LyX or LaTex (very helpful)

ExpressPCB and Express SCH: Free software for making schematics and printed circuit boards

Computation Software:

Cywin: Unix environment for Windows

Crimson Editor: C++ code editor

Autodock: Protein docking software

Tinker: Molecular mechanics software

Sundials: Suite of Nonlinear and Differential/Algebraic equation Solvers

Octave: open source program compatible with MatLab


Audacity: Sound recording/editing software

Spekwin32: Spectra viewing software (can view most standard spectra formats)

Double Cad software: Free version of 2D Cad program that is relatively easy to use

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Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major

​Students majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics/general science secondary education take courses specific to the education major, along with a core of liberal arts courses​.​

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Related Resources

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Current Students

​Each year, talented students from around the world bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of Physics and the campus have to offer.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​ Our department has active research programs in optics, nanotechnology, biophysics, astronomy and physics education.

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Physics Club

​A division of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), the purpose of the club is to encourage a broader knowledge of physics and an understanding of the field of physics.

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Minor in Physics

​Students gain a foundational knowledge of the process of scientific investigation, including modern computational and laboratory methods.

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