Upper Level Course Listings

Please note that not all of the courses listed below will be available during the current semester. Please check with the department as to the availability of a particular class.

Lower Level Course Listings

PHY 4000 - Elec & Magnetism I

Description: Electrostatics, Coulomb's and Gauss' Laws, Maxwell's first two equations, Laplace's equation and boundary value problems, dielectrics, currents in conductors.
Prerequisites: (PHY 2414 and PHY 4200)
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4001 - Elec & Magnetism I Lab

Description: Selected experiments in the field. A Writing Enriched course.
Prerequisites: (PHY 2414 and PHY 4200)
Corequisites: PHY 4000
Credit Hours: 1.0

PHY 4002 - Elec & Magnetism II

Description: Magnetism, Biot-Savart's law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's third and fourth equations, electromagnetic wave equation, radiation.
Prerequisites: PHY 4000
Corequisites: PHY 4003
Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4003 - Elec & Magnetism II Lab

Description: Selected experiments in the field. A Writing Enriched course.
Prerequisites: (PHY 4000 and PHY 4001)
Corequisites: PHY 4002
Credit Hours: 1.0

PHY 4100 - Mechanics I

Description: Newtonian Mechanics, oscillations (simple, non-linear and driven), Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, central force motion and scattering, special theory of relativity.
Prerequisites: PHY 2414
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4102 - Mechanics II

Description: Dynamics of rigid bodies, coupled oscillations, wave phenomena, fluid mechanics (steady and turbulent flow, the equations of Euler and Navier-Stokes).
Prerequisites: PHY 4100
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4200 - Mathematical Physics I

Description: Vector and tensor analysis, matrices and determinants, infinite series, functions of a complex variable.
Prerequisites: (PHY 2414 and MAT 2500)
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4202 - Mathematical Physics II

Description: A continuation of PHY 4200; second order differential equations, orthogonal functions, integral transforms, integral equations.
Prerequisites: PHY 4200
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 4301 - Experimental Methods I

Description: Introduction to experimental methods in Physics. Applications of spectroscopic techniques in nuclear, solid-state, and materials Physic. Detection of particle and electromagnetic radiation, signal processing, spectral analysis and interpretation.
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Credit Hours: 2.0

PHY 4303 - Experimental Methods II

Description: Introduction to experimental methods in Physics continued: X-Ray and Mossbauer Spectroscopy; interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter; resonant versus non-resonant scattering cross-sections; hyperfine interactions in solids, crystal field splittings and dynamic magnetic relaxation phenomena in nonoscale systems; introduction to nanotechnology. Course is Writing Intensive.
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Credit Hours: 2.0

PHY 5100 - Quantum Mechanics

Description: Operators, Schrodinger Equation, one dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, hydrogen atom, scattering theory.
Prerequisites: PHY 4100 and PHY 4200
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5102 - Quantum Mechanics II

Description: A continuation of Quantum Mechanics.
Prerequisites: PHY 5100
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5200 - Thermo/Statistical Mech

Description: Statistical methods, statistical thermodynamics, Ensembles, Partition functions. Quantum statistics. Kinetic theory of transport processes.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5300 - Subatomic Physics

Description: Structure of subatomic particles and nuclei, symmetries and conservation laws, interactions and nuclear models, radioactivity and passage of radiation through matter. A writing intensive course.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5500 - Solid State Physics I

Description: Description of crystal structure, diffraction of X-rays, classification of solids, thermal properties of solids, dielectric properties, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, free electron theory of metals, band theory of solids.
Prerequisites: PHY 5100
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5502 - Solid State Physics II

Description: A continuation of PHY 5500. Brillouin zones. Band structure of solids. Semiconductor crystals, rectifiers and transistors. Ferromagnetism. Superconductivity. Applications.
Prerequisites: PHY 5500
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5701 - Advanced Lab I

Description: Techniques and instrumentation of advanced experiments.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5703 - Advanced Lab II

Description: A continuation of PHY 5701.
Prerequisites: PHY 5701
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5800 - Advanced Mechanics

Description: Lagrange, Hamilton and Hamilton-Jacobi forms of mechanics.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 5900 - Adv Quantum Mechanics

Description: Abstract formulation of quantum mechanics, perturbation and variational methods; applications to atomic and molecular structures.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6000 - Advanced Optics

Description: Topics in geometrical and physical optics.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6001 - Advanced Optics Lab

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Corequisites: PHY 6000
Credit Hours: 1.0

PHY 6100 - Acoustics

Description: Transmission, reflection, refraction, absorption and generation of sound waves, acoustical measurements.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6101 - Acoustics Lab

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Corequisites: PHY 6100
Credit Hours: 1.0

PHY 6400 - Relativity Theory I

Description: Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, Relativistic kinematics and dynamics. Lorentz invariance. Relativity and electromagnetism. Tensor analysis.
Prerequisites: (PHY 4100 and PHY 4200)
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6402 - Relativity Theory II

Description: Introduction to Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, Newtonian Gravitational and Tidal Forces. Linear Field Approximation. Gravitational Waves. Space-Time Measurements. Riemannian Geometry. Schwarzchild Solution. Black Holes and Gravitational Collapse. Cosmology.
Prerequisites: PHY 6400
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6500 - Supervised Study in Physics

Description: Reading and/or laboratory work in a selected branch of physics under the direction of a member of the staff.
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Credit Hours: 2.0

PHY 6600 - Supervised Study in Physics

Description: Same as PHY 6500 with increased number of hours.
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Credit Hours: 3.0

PHY 6700 - Supervised Study Physics

Description: Same as PHY 6500 with increased number of hours.
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Credit Hours: 4.0