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Physics & Astronomy Collection Development Policy

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Library Liaison: Kebede Wordofa
Faculty Representative: Dr. Justin Oelgoetz

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description: Physics major prepares students who plan to attend graduate school in engineering, astronomy or physics. Their is also a distributive major with concentrations in computational methods, optoelectronics, & professional management.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered: B.S.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: (1st) history of physics and astronomy; (2nd) Optoelectronics, optics, solid state physics; (3rd) Quantum Mechanics, Modern Physics and High Energy physics; (4th) Computational Physics (area of Genetic Algorithms and other "soft" computing areas)

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: Pre1900-present

Dates of Publication: 2009-present

Geographical Areas: W=World with particular emphasis on U.S.

Noted Publishers: Springer; and CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group

Review Sources: The Science Board; Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: N/A

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: N/A

LC Subject Subdivisions:

  • Cosmology (BD493-701)
  • Astrology (BF1651-1729)
  • Technical chronology. Calendar (CE1-97)
  • Philosophy and Physics of music (ML3800-3923)
  • Computer science. Electronic data processing (QA75.5-76.95)
  • Analysis including analytical methods connected width physical problems (QA299.6-433)
  • Analytical Mechanics (QA801-939)
  • Astronomy (QB1-999)
  • Physics (QC1-999)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (QD146-197)
  • Mechanics of engineering applied mechanics (TA349-359)
  • Materials of engineering and construction (TA401-492)
  • Applied optics. Lasers (TA1501-1820)
  • Electrical engineering. Electronics (TK1-9971)
  • Polymers (TP1080-1185)

Related Subject Areas: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: N/A

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 8/2005; Last Updated: 8/2013