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Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 619-5106
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Email: physics@calpoly.edu
Chair: Karl Saunders

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Randy Knight

 

Randy Knight

Professor Emeritus

Email: rknight@calpoly.edu
 

Education


  • Postdoc     Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Ph.D.         University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • B.S.            Washington University, 1972

Research Interests


  • Physics education
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Environmental science

About


Professor Knight is the author of

  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach
  • College Physics: A Strategic Approach
  • University Physics for the Life Sciences

All published by Pearson Higher Education.

Professor Knight has served as chair of the APS Forum on Education. He is on Board of Trustees of the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He and his wife live in a passive-solar straw-bale house that is very close to having net zero energy use. Please email Professor Knight for more information.

Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers
 
 

 

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