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Dr. Johnny B. Holmes

Professor of Physics

Christian Brothers University office: AH 004; phone: (901)321-3448

Send e-mail now to jholmes@cbu.edu


Office Hours (spring 2020) pdf file

Courses being taught this spring (2020)

Other courses recently taught

Spotlight page with basic info about Dr. Holmes

The image is of a watercolor by Evelyn Holmes

School of Sciences newsletters
Featured Alums in the newsletters
First Day at CBU ppt presentation
Demonstration Class (ppt document)
Demonstration Class 2 (ppt document)
Pre-Health Physics Review (ppt document)
Astronomy Slides for presentation on 7/20/2017

Lab Experiments for Physics and Natural Science courses written by Drs. Rel Morgan, John Varriano, Ted Clarke and myself

Physics Computer Homework Programs written by Dr. John Varriano and myself

For the public versions (NOT CBU student versions for credit) of the physics computer homework for Windows, click to download:
Volume 0 Math Review
Volume 1 Mechanics I
Volume 2 Mechanics II
Volume 3 Electricity
Volume 4 Electromagnetism
Volume 5 Light
Volume 6 Relativity & Nuclear Physics

Support programs for Physics & Astronomy:
Concurrent forces
Help on Acceleration Due to Gravity experiment for PHYS 150L
Help on Acceleration Due to Gravity experiment for PHYS 201L Windows version and DOS version for Mac using DOSBOX
Centripetal Forces
Electric Field Simulation
Conic Sections
Planetary Orbits
Three Body Simulation

Other programs:
Nomenclature program for chemistry (author is Dr. William Busler)
lite version of Nomenclature program for chemistry

Personal information

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Personal Information

B.S. in Physics from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo. in 1971
M.S. Physics from University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. in 1974
Ph.D. Physics from University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. in 1976

Experience: (all at C.B.U.)
Assistant Professor of Physics 1976-1979
Associate Professor of Physics 1979-1989
Professor of Physics 1989-present
Chair of Physics Department 1979-1997
Dean of the School of Sciences 1997-2016

Ceremonial first pitch at Redbirds' game on 5/11/2015Personal:
Married (Sharon) with two children: Brent (born 1990) and Catherine (born 1994).

I played baseball in college (left handed pitcher). I have played racquetball and some golf, and I presently do some running for exercise.

Image is of a ceremonial first pitch at a Memphis Redbirds' game on 5/11/2015.
Image courtesy of Joshua Colfer.

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Courses being taught this spring (2020)

NSCI 111 Introduction to Astronomy
NSCI 111L Introduction to Astronomy Lab
PHYS 202L Introductory Physics II Lab
PHYS 251 Physics II
PHYS 251L Physics II Lab
PHYS 381 Advanced Mechanics II

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Other courses taught recently

PHYS 150 Physics I  fall 2019
PHYS 150L Physics I Lab  fall 2019
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I  fall 2016
PHYS 201L Introductory Physics I Lab  fall 2019
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II spring 2019
PHYS 252 Physics III spring 2019
PHYS 353 Solid State Physics fall 2018
PHYS 380 Advanced Mechanics  fall 2019

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