Allan Walstad

Associate Professor of Physics

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Email:  awalstad@pitt.edu 

OFFICE: Krebs 140A   PHONE: 814-269-2974

 

Teaching Schedule, Fall 2014:

PHYS 0150 [Physics 1] M  W Th F  9 -9:50 am, 211 Krebs Hall

PHYS 0152 [Physics 2] M  W Th F  11 - 11:50 am, 209 Krebs Hall

PHYS 0152 [Physics 2] M  W Th F  12 - 12:50 pm, 209 Krebs Hall

 

Office hours:  Mon  Wed Thur  2:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Research interests:  Philosophy and economics of science; general physics

Papers:

“On Deriving the Maxwellian Velocity Distribution.”  American Journal of Physics 81 (7), 555-557 (2013).

Book review: Econophysics: An Introduction, by Sitabhra Sinha et al.  American Journal of Physics 80 (8), 744-745 (2012).

“A Critical Reexamination of the Electrostatic Aharonov-Bohm Effect.”   International Journal of Theoretical Physics 49, 2929-2934 (2010).

Comment on “Econophysics and Economics: Sister Disciplines?”  American Journal of Physics 78 (4), 325-327 (2010).

Book review: The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology, by Joseph Silk.  American Journal of Physics 75 (1), 95-96 (2007).

Comment on "Is Economics the Next Physical Science?" by J. Doyne Farmer et. al.  Physics Today 59 (6), 10-11 (June 2006).

"The Longitudinal Momentum of Transverse Traveling Waves on a String," American Journal of Physics 72 (7), 971-2 (2004).

Essay Review: Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science, edited by Philip Mirowski and Esther-Mirjam Sent.  Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 7 (3), 71-81 (2004).

"Science as a Market Process," The Independent Review 7 (1), 5-45 (2002).

"On Science as a Free Market," Perspectives on Science 9 (3), 324-340 (2001).

Book review: The Truth of Science, by Roger G. Newton. Physics & Society 28 (2), 16 (Apr. 1999).

Book review: The Economic Laws of Scientific Research, by Terence Kealey. Physics & Society 26 (4), 13 (Oct. 1997)

“Answer to Question #6. Faraday’s Law," American Journal of Physics 65, 462-463 (1997)

“Induced Emf”, presented at Western Pennsylvania Section of AAPT, April 12, 1997

Book review: Prometheus Bound, by John Ziman. Physics & Society (April 1996)

Book review: Science Funding: Politics and Porkbarrel, by Joseph P. Martino. Physics & Society 23, 16-17 (1993)

“A Pedagogical Approach to the Radiation Fields," American Journal of Physics 59, 941-944 (1991)

“The Hammer Flip," Physics Teacher 28, 556 (1990)

Book review: The Arms Race and Nuclear War, by D. P. Barash. Physics and Society 17, 12 (Oct. 1988)

“Managed Versus Unmanaged 7-Year Electric Growth," Physics and Society 16, 2 (Oct. 1987)

Book review: Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe, by N. Spielberg and B. D. Anderson. Journal of Geological Education 35, 168-9 (1987)

“Research in the Colleges” (letter to the editor), Physics Today, April 1987, p. 112

“Time’s Arrow in an Oscillating Universe," Foundations of Physics 10, 743 (1980)

“Tachyons in an Expanding Universe," Foundations of Physics 9, 371 (1979)

“The Equivalence Principle," American Journal of Physics 47, 565 (1979)

“Comment on the Center-of-Mass Offset of the Moon," American Journal of Physics 46, 762 (1978)

Dissertation: “A Local Approach to Cosmology” (1975)