STUDY OF MAGNETOCRYSTALLINE ANISOTROPY THROUGH DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY CALCULATIONS
University of California, Santa Cruz
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements. For the degree of Bachelors in Science in Applied Physics
By: Nick McCabe
Here is a numbered list of things to do to get started on your thesis:
Here is list of things to do do after writing your thesis:
- Four-year students should find a thesis advisor by the end of the spring term of their junior year. Transfer students should do so by the beginning of their final year. If you have difficulty in finding a thesis advisor, contact the instructor of Physics 182 in the quarter you plan to take the course, the Faculty Undergraduate Advisor, or the department chair.
- you should enroll in Physics 182 in the fall or winter term of your senior year. If you do not have a one-page synopsis of what you plan to do for your thesis project, endorsed by your thesis advisor, by the end of the term, you will fail the course.
- You should start writing your senior thesis no later than the beginning of your final quarter, even if your research work is not complete. The actual writing (including the thesis introduction) takes more time than you think; it is easier to make additions to the thesis when your research work is complete than to write everything at the end.
- When the thesis is done, you should give it to your thesis advisor. Your thesis advisor will approve the quality and accuracy of the content of your thesis.
- After your thesis is approved, ask your thesis adviser to email your APPROVED thesis to your THESIS COORDINATOR (the instructor of your Physics 182 class) in pdf format. If the thesis coordinator request revisions to the thesis, you should RESUBMIT the revised version (in pdf) to the coordinator.
- After your thesis is approved by your thesis coordinator, complete the senior thesis exit form before the deadline. Generally it's two weeks before the end of the quarter in which you plan to graduate.
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