Dr. David Craig
Asst. Professor of Physics, WTAMU
Greetings. I teach various physics classes at
West Texas A & M University. I am in the Department of Math Chemistry and Physics.
Resources for my classes:
- Science education. I think introductory science course for all majors are very important.
- Astronomy. I am collaborating with Dr. Fisher and others on small-scale radio telescopes.
- Computational Physics lately using Python, but I am also
a long time fan of good ol' FORTRAN, the language of the
- Mathematical typesetting with LaTeX, the professional's choice.
You will grow old trying to write mathematics or physics in Equation Editor. The great
Knuth is one of my heroes.
General intellectual interests:
- Computing: At work, I have the standard Microsoft box, but I prefer
Xubuntu Linux. I also run multisession
Puppy Linux off of a CD-R that I am customizing. It's its
own revertable backup, and turns any x86 compatible machine into a Linux box temporarily. Cool.
- Philosophy of Mathematics,Science as Data Compression, Algorithmic Complexity, along the
lines of Gregory Chaitin's work (and many others).
I am not a worker in this, just a very interested spectator.
- Ham Radio I hold Amateur Extra License AD5FG. I love
cw. The best book about it is
The Art and Skill of Radio Telegraphy.
- Odd specialty carpentry So far I have made frames for several small
an amplified cigar box guitar, and a replica of
a 15th century navigational