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John F. Goehl, Jr., Ph.D.

John F. Goehl, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Physics

PhD in Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1969
BS in Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1962

Joined Barry: August 1977

Courses

  • CHE 240 / PHY 240/ MAT 240 History / Philosophy of Science for Honor Students
  • PHY 201, PHY 201L General College Physics with Lab, I
  • PHY 202, PHY 202L General College Physics with Lab, II
  • PHY 211, PHY 211L University Physics with Lab, I
  • PHY 212, PHY 212L University Physics with Lab, II
  • PHY 300 Special Topics in Physics
  • PHY 395, PHY 495 Research

Research Interests

  • Pedagogical research in physics
  • Problems in undergraduate physics
  • Mathematical problems in number theory
  • Problems in undergraduate mathematics

Selected Research Publications

  • "Problem 28, April 2000" Math. Teach. 95, 84 (2002), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 23, December 2000" Math. Teach. 95, 117 (2002), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 6, January 2001", Math. Teach. 95, 117 (2002) Reader Reflections
  • "Calendar Problem 29, May 2001", Math. Teach. 95, 183 (2002) Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 1, October 2001", Math. Teach. 95, 478 (2002) Reader Reflections
  • "For n ≠ 1 …", Math. Teach. 95, 484 (2002) Reader Reflections
  • "Previous Apparent-Depth Papers", Phys. Teach. 41, 4 (2003), Letter
  • "Correction" Math. Teach. 96, 85 (2003), Reader Reflections
  • "Other pseudo-inverse functions" Math. Teach. 96, 164 (2003), Reader Reflections
  • "Pythagorean Triples" Math. Teach. 96, 308 (2003), Reader Reflections (response)
  • "Problem 6, January 2001" Math. Teach. 96, 343 (2003), Reader Reflections (response)
  • "Alternative Projectile Experiment", Phys. Teach. 41, L-4 (2003), letter (online)
  • "Square Investigations" Math. Teach. 96, 533 (2003), Reader Reflections
  • "A Spring Fling", Phys. Teach. 42, 55 (2004), Physics Challenges
  • "Pythagorean triples", Math. Teach. 97, 163 (2004), Reader Reflections
  • "Commuting polynomials", Math. Teach. 97, 206 (2004), Reader Reflections (response)
  • "More digits of n", Math. Teach. 97, 242 (2004), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 20, September 2002", Math. Teach. 97, 309 (2004), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 27, January 2003", Math. Teach. 97, 350 (2004), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 27, November 2003", Math. Teach. 98, 54 (2004), Reader Reflections
  • "A Picture Is Worth 137 Words", Phys. Teach. 42, S1 (2004), Physics Challenges
  • "Learning from Our Students", Phys. Teach. 43, 197 (2005), Letter
  • "Triples, Quartets, Pentads", Math. Teach. 98, 580 (2005), Reader Reflections
  • "The Slide Rule", Phys. Teach. 43, (2005), December 2005 Physics Challenge
  • "Cubic Vertices Revisited", Math. Teach. 99, 390 (2006), Reader Reflections
  • "Pythagorean Triples", Math. Teach. 100, 91 (2006), Reader Reflections
  • "Vertices and X-Intercepts of Parabolas (II)", Math. Teach. 100, 171 (2006), Reader Reflections
  • "Neither Here Nor There", Phys. Teach. 44, (2006), September 2006 Physics Challenge
  • "Problem 24, February 2006", Math. Teach. 100, 238 (2006), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 22, November 2006", Math. Teach. 101, 166 (2007), Reader Reflections
  • "Number Pattern Explained", Math. Teach. 101, 247 (2007), Reader Reflections
  • "Triangles  and Triangle Area, continued", Math. Teach. 102, 647 (2009), Reader Reflections
  • "Problem 12, September 2008 Calendar" Math. Teach. 103, 9 (2009), Reader Reflections, with C. D. Akel
  • "More on Strange Ellipses" Math. Teach. 103, 94 (2009), Reader Reflections
  • "Pythagorean triangles with square of perimeter equal to an integer multiple of area" Forum Geometricorum 9, 281 (2009)
  • "Multinomial Expansion" Math. Teach. 104, 404 (2011), Reader Reflections
  • “More Integer Triangles with R/r = N” Forum Geometricorum 12, 27 (2012)
  • “Finding Integer Triangles with P2 = nA” Forum Geometricorum 12, 211 (2012)
  • “Quantitative investigation of axes-exchange in linear fit analysis” Eur. J. Phys. 34, 107 (2013), with M. Giannotti and R. D. Forcier

Selected Conference Presentations

  • 128th National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Miami Beach, January 26, 2004: "Relativistic Elastic Collisions in One Dimension – an Undergraduate Discussion" (coauthored with Dr. Mysore Jagadish)
  • Florida Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Sante Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, April 3, 2004: "Block on an incline, μk from a linear plot"
  • Florida Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Florida International University in Miami, Florida, April 9, 2005: "Boatload of Pennies Revisited"
  • Florida Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Florida International University in Miami, Florida, April 2, 2012: “Obstacles, Particle Paths, and Problem Solving”
  • Florida Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Eckard College in Saint Petersburg, Florida, October 13, 2012: “Quantitative Investigation of the Axes-Exchange in the Linear Fit Analysis” (co-presented with M. Giannotti)

Honors / Awards

  • Winner of the February 2005 contest: Physics Challenges for Teachers and Students announced in the Physics Teacher 43, 312 (2005)
  • Twenty-Five Years of Dedicated Service, 2002
  • Outstanding Support for the Athletic Program, 1994 - 1995
  • Thirty Years of Dedicated Service, 2007
  • Thirty Five Years of Dedicated Service, 2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Chemistry Honor Society

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 127
Telephone: 305-899-3436
Fax: 305-899-3479
Email: jgoehl@barry.edu

 

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