Don N. Page, PhD, FRSC

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
(780) 492-4129
3-121 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



BA(1971) William Jewell College, USA;
MS(1972) Caltech, USA; PhD(1976) Caltech;
MA(1978) U Cambridge, UK;
Research Assistant, U Cambridge, 1976-79;
Asst. Prof., Penn State U, USA, 1979-83;
Assoc. Prof., Penn State, 1983-86;
Prof., Penn State, 1986-90;
Prof., UofA, Canada, 1990-present


Cosmology and theoretical gravitational physics


PHYS 208 - Aspects of Modern Physics

Experimental evidence for limitations of classical physics; Einstein's special theory of relativity; length contraction; time dilation; twin paradox; equivalence of mass and energy; relativistic mass and momentum; the photo-electric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray production and electron diffraction; a discussion of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Schrödinger equation including applications of one dimensional potential wells and barriers; tunnelling; the simple harmonic oscillator; atomic physics; hydrogen atom; periodic table. Prerequisites: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, 181, or PHYS 130; MATH 114 or 134 or 144 or 154. Note: This course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in PHYS 271.

PHYS 499 - Undergraduate Research Project

Undergraduate physics research project under the direction of a faculty member. Projects must involve a strong physics connection and involve some original research component. Prerequisites: A 300-level PHYS course and consent of the department. This course may be repeated but a student may obtain at most 6 units in PHYS 499 and MA PH 499.

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