Dr. Jarrett Lancaster of JSNN, alumnus Colin McGuire, and Dr. Aaron Titus wrote a paper on classical particle exchange. A pre-print of the paper is available on arXiv. Colin began this project for Honors credit in the calculus-based physics course 2009-2010. Dr. Lancaster developed analytic solutions and investigated the “relativistic” regime. The paper is a testimony to the value of undergraduate research at the freshman or sophomore level. Teaching computational modeling in the introductory physics course enables investigations like the classical particle exchange.
Colin first presented a poster on the project at the Spring NCS-AAPT meeting in 2010.