Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, essential concepts and methods in physics.
Strong ability to utilize mathematical relationships and methods to describe physical phenomena.
Ability to solve problems of significant difficulty in physics by integrating conceptual understanding, quantitative understanding, logical reasoning, and use of mathematical methods.
Good ability to analyze and interpret data, with proper treatment of measurement uncertainties.
Good ability to design and implement experimental investigations, with proper use of instrumentation.
Good ability to communicate knowledge and results to others in written and oral form.
Good ability to utilize print and electronic resources, computers, and software to gain information and perform calculations.