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Biochemistry and Chemistry Programs

W.C. Morris Building
Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4948
Fax: 660-543-8142

Dr. James Taylor

Dr. James TaylorAssociate Professor of Physics

University of Central Missouri
Biochemistry, Chemistry & Physics
W.C. Morris Building, Room 207
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Arrived at UCM in 1986, Associate Professor since 2000


B.S. in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1975
M.S. in Physics, University of Rhode Island, 1979
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Rhode Island, 1983

Most recent publications

"Exact solution of the time-independent Schrödinger equation with a potential that includes a cos? term," Il Nuovo Cimento (1999).

Problem 87, Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences (1995).

" Monte Carlo simulations of water-ice layers on a model silver iodide substrate: A comparison with bulk ice systems," with B.N. Hale, Physical Review B(1993).

Research interests

Exact solutions of the Schrödinger equation
General quantum mechanics
Low-dimensional magnetic systems
Cluster formation

Courses regularly taught

College Physics I and II
University Physics II
Modern Physics II
Electricity and Magnetism

Society of Physics Students
Students pursuing the B.A. in Physics

American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers (national and Missouri section)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Missouri Academy of Science
Sigma Xi
Sigma Pi Sigma/Society of Physics Students
Regular participant in Science Day and Science Olympiad activities