Why does an electrical discharge, such as lightning, have a branching pattern? Why is not the pattern in a plasma ball spherically symmetric because of the spherically symmetric electric field inside?
By Lance Cooper
January 9, 2012
Please take note of the following academic deadlines for Spring 2012:
Cancellation Deadline--January 13
Students may be released from their obligation to pay ALL tuition and fees by canceling their registrations by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, the last business day before instruction begins.
Late Registration Deadline--January 17
Students who register on or after January 17 for Spring 2012 term will be charged a Late Registration Fee.
Audit Deadline--January 30
Auditors are listeners in classes and not class participants. Graduate College policy states that students should take the Auditor’s Permit form to the first class meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form indicating approval. Therefore, these forms must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 30.
For other important dates during Spring 2012, please consult the Graduate College Academic Calendar
If you have questions about the Physics Illinois Graduate Program, contact the Graduate Office, 217.333.3645.
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