Corbin E. Covault, Professor, Department of Physics

Contact Details

Corbin E. Covault, Professor and Associate Chair,
Physics Department
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland Ohio 44106-7079

Corbin Covault Office Phone:  (216) 368-4006
Corbin Covault Physics Dept Fax:    (216) 368-4671
Corbin Covault Mobile and Text: 216-339-3861

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I am very happy to talk to people about my research in astrophysics, and about science in general. I especially like to talk to small groups of students or adults at informal gatherings. If you might like me to talk for a little while to your school classroom, church group, civic group, or other organization about physics and astronomy research, science policy, careers in science, or science education, please send me a note by email.

CWRU Syllabus for Introductory General Physics Mechanics: PHYS 121 and Syllabus for Introductory General Physics: Electromagnetism PHYS 122, Fall, Spring, Summer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

I am often asked for the syllabus for Physics 121 (PHYS 121 Mechanics, calculus based-) and Physics 122 (PHYS 122 Electromagnetism, Calculus-based. Here they are for recent Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters:

  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Mechanics Fall 2017
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Electricity and Magnetism Spring 2018
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  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Mechanics Fall 2014
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 122 Electromagnetism Spring 2013
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Mechanics Summer 2014
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHY 122 Electromagnetism Summer 2014

    Some Links:

  • Here are links including reports to the National Science Foundation regarding the activities and findings that have results from grant activities of the High Energy Astrophysics group for May 2008.
  • Jonathan A. Covault, 1967-2000

    Lucky Says Hi:

    December, 2014: I am inducted into the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists

    2017: UPDATE: I am selected as the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists 2017 Man of the Year.

    Avalon Hill: Kingmaker my house rules
    The following are Really old and Useless: I am up to Fedora 10 Fedora 15 Fedora 23 now which installed much easier (running on an Lenovo Thinkpad X250).

  • Linux Fedora Core 4 on an IBM Thinkpad X23 (dual boot with Windows XP) Incomplete!!
  • Linux Fedora Core 3 on an IBM Thinkpad X23 (dual boot with Windows XP)

    How to turn off the chime on your Timex Marathon watch

  • Press and release "mode" button (lower left) once to go into ALARM mode.
  • Press and release "start/stop" button (upper right) to cycle through four possible settings of ALARM and CHIME settings as indicated by the little bell and the little sound wavy bars. Chime and alarm are off when you see neither symbol (blank).
  • Press mode button again to get back to regular mode.
  • Corbin Covault's 11-11-11 Party, November 11, 2011. POSTPONED. Sorry.