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Presentations - PHYS 334 - Fall 2012

Groups



Group A: Kaan Gökcesu, İlkay Kandemir, Berat Tuğrul Uğurlu & Alican Üver
Group B: Sevgin Sakıcı, Ahmet Burak Gököz & Elif Şeker
Group C: Sadi Ayhan, Çağatay Kerem Dönmez & Haşim Ekmel Ercan
Group D: Özge Alparslan, Kerime Çalışkan, Osman Gümüş & Berna Deniz Kuntman
Group E: Oğuzhan Aydın, Ömer Faruk İnel & Ahmet Faruk Yavuz
Group F: Mehmet Akif Keskiner, Nahit Polat, Pelin Soylu & Vadet Ünal
Group G: Özgür Yatmaz

Presentation schedule

  • October 10, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation I - Group A & B -
  • October 17, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation I - Group C & D -
  • October 31, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation I - Group E, F & G -
  • November 28, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation II - Group A & B -
  • December 5, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation II - Group C & D -
  • December 6, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation II - Group E, F & G -
  • December 26, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation III - Group A & B -
  • December 27, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation III - Group C & D -
  • December 28, 2012 - 17:30 - Presentation III - Group E, F & G -


  • Presentations I - Research Article Presentation

    You should present the selected article and also all the context necessary to understand it. Please preform the necessary searches with Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar or Scopus. You should also prepare a 1-page report in the format of a Science Communication article, see Optics & Photonics Focus for examples.

    Group A

    Life at low Reynolds number, Am. J. Phys. 45, 3 (1977).

    Group B

    A selected history of expectation bias in physics, Am. J. Phys. 74, 578 (2006).

    Group C

    Itô versus Stratonovich, J. Stat. Phys. 24, 175 (1981).

    Group D

    Relaxation of Brownian particles in a gravitational field, Am. J. Phys. 77, 240 (2009).

    Group E

    Strange kinetics of single molecules in living cells, Phys. Today 65, 8, 29 (2012).

    Group F

    Heat is not a noun, Am. J. Phys. 69, 107 (2001).

    Group G

    Loops and Self-Reference in the Construction of Dictionaries, Phys. Rev. X 2, 031018 (2012).

    Presentations II - Basic Numerical Project

    You should implement a code that reproduces the results presented in the article. You should also prepare a report in the format of a scientific article (4-page PRL format).

    Group A

    Brownian motion in a nonhomogeneous force field and photonic force microscope, Phys. Rev. E 76, 061118 (2007).

    Group B

    Microswimmers in patterned environments, Soft. Matt. 7, 8810 (2011).

    Group C

    Observation of a Noise-Induced Phase Transition with an Analog Simulator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 1062 (1983).

    Group D

    Influence of Noise on Force Measurements, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 170602 (2010).

    Group E

    Realization of a micrometre-sized stochastic heat engine, Nat. Phys. (2012).

    Group F

    Stochastic resonant damping in a noisy monostable system: Theory and experiment, Phys. Rev. E 77, 051107 (2008).

    Group G

    Thermally activated transitions in a bistable three-dimensional optical trap, Nature 402, 785 (1999).

    Presentations III - Advanced Numerical Project

    You should verify numerically the results presented in the article. You should also prepare a report in the format of a scientific article (4-page PRL format).

    Group A

    Fluctuations and Irreversibility: An Experimental Demonstration of a Second-Law-Like Theorem Using a Colloidal Particle Held in an Optical Trap, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 140601 (2004).

    Group B

    The equivalence between the canonical and microcanonical ensembles when applied to large systems, Am. J. Phys. 75, 747 (2007).

    Group C

    An economic analogy to thermodynamics, Am. J. Phys. 67, 1239 (1999).

    Group D

    Social applications of two-dimensional Ising models, Am. J. Phys. 76,470 (2008).

    Group E

    Simple models of complex chaotic systems, Am. J. Phys. 76, 474 (2008).

    Group F

    Nonequilibrium Equality for Free Energy Differences, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2690 (1997).

    Group G

    Self-reproduction in cellular automata, Phys. D 10, 135 (1984).