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PHYS
Physics Department Site
PHYS102
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS103)
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH107 or higher.
Credit only granted for: PHYS102 and PHYS499C.
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Sciences Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS103.
A study of the physical basis of sound, acoustical properties of sound, the human ear and voice, reproduction of sound, electronic music, acoustical properties of auditoriums, and other selected topics.
PHYS103
Physics of Music Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Optional laboratory to accompany PHYS 102. Laboratory experiments, including the velocity of sound, sound quality and wave shape, traveling and standing waves, fourier synthesis and analysis, musical synthesizer, psychoacoustics, and audio equipment.
PHYS115
Inquiry into Physics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PL
GenEd: DSNL
Recommended: High School Physics.
Restriction: Must not have completed PHYS117; and must be in one of the following programs (Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Middle School Education).
Credit only granted for: PHYS115 or PHYS117.
Intended for students majoring in neither the physical nor the biological sciences. Use of laboratory-based and inquiry-based methods to study some of the basic ideas of physical sciences.
PHYS121
Fundamentals of Physics I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PL
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: MATH112 or MATH115.
Credit only granted for: PHYS121, PHYS131, or PHYS331.
The first part of a two-semester course in general physics treating the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Together with PHYS122, this generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.
Physics clinic, PHY 1214, MTWHF 11,1. If purchasing used books additional software may be required. Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS122
Fundamentals of Physics II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PL
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: PHYS121; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS332.
A continuation of PHYS121, which together with it, generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.
Physics clinic, PHY 1214, MTWHF 12,2. If purchasing used books additional software may be required. Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS131
Fundamentals of Physics for Life Sciences I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131; and (MATH136 or MATH140); and (BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106); and (BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105).
Credit only granted for: PHYS121, PHYS131, or PHYS331.
The first part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic mechanics including forces and energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics done in authentic biological contexts.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS132
Fundamentals of Physics for Life Sciences II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS131; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS332.
The second part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic statistical physics, electricity and magnetism, and optics done in authentic biological contexts.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS161
General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Credit only granted for: PHYS141, PHYS161, or PHYS171.
First semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Laws of motion, force, and energy; principles of mechanics, collisions, linear momentum, rotation, and gravitation.
Physics clinic, PHY 1214, MTWHF 11, 2. If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS165
Introduction to Programming in the Physical Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS171, PHYS141, or PHYS161; or must have scored 3 or higher on AP PHYS exam.
Introduction to programming using examples in the physical sciences. Provides instruction in the techniques of upper-level languages such as Fortran, C, and Pascal, as well as an introduction to the object oriented programming techniques used in Python, C++ and Java. Includes strong component of visualization and graphing.
PHYS170
Professional Physics Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: MATH140.
Restriction: Must be in Physics program; or must be in Physics-Education program; or permission of instructor.
Provides a look at some of the major developments of current interest in physics research and discusses the activities physicists undertake in research, education, industry, government, and other areas of the economy.
PHYS171
Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Relativity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: (MATH140; and a high school physics course); or permission of CMNS-Physics department. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Credit only granted for: PHYS141, PHYS161, or PHYS171.
First semester of a three semester sequence for physics majors and those desiring a rigorous preparation in the physical sciences: kinematics, Newton's laws, energy and work, linear and angular momenta, temperature and pressure, ideal gas law, and special relativity.
In person lecture meetings will occur every other week. Students who can only enroll if the course is fully online will be accommodated, and should contact the instructor.

Jointly offered with PHYS171H.
PHYS171H
(Perm Req)
Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Relativity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: (MATH140; and a high school physics course); or permission of CMNS-Physics department. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Credit only granted for: PHYS141, PHYS161, or PHYS171.
First semester of a three semester sequence for physics majors and those desiring a rigorous preparation in the physical sciences: kinematics, Newton's laws, energy and work, linear and angular momenta, temperature and pressure, ideal gas law, and special relativity.
In person lecture meetings will occur every other week. Students who can only enroll if the course is fully online will be accommodated, and should contact the instructor.

Jointly offered with PHYS171.
PHYS199M
The Manhattan Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS, SCIS
Additional information: This course has no prerequisites. However, the course will use mathematics extensively at the level up to and including standard high school algebra II. Students will need to be comfortable applying mathematics at this level.
Introduction to some critical ideas of nuclear physics and a review of some key historical developments starting at the end of the 19th century. Chronological development of nuclear physics from the discovery of radioactivity by Becquerel in 1896 through to the discovery of fission in Germany in 1938 followed by an examination of the programs to develop nuclear weapons in the United States, Britain and Germany. Extensive study of political, ethical, scientific, military, social, and economic issues surrounding the Manhattan Project.
PHYS260
General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS261)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 and MATH141.
Corequisite: PHYS261.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, PHYS260, or PHYS272.
Second semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Vibrations, waves, fluids; heat, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics; electrostatics, circuits, and magnetism. PHYS260 and PHYS261 must be taken in the same semester.
If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS260H
General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS261)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 and MATH141.
Corequisite: PHYS261.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, PHYS260, or PHYS272.
Second semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Vibrations, waves, fluids; heat, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics; electrostatics, circuits, and magnetism. PHYS260 and PHYS261 must be taken in the same semester.
If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS261
General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism (Laboratory)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: PHYS260.
Lab includes experiments on mechanics, vibrations, waves, heat, electricity and magnetism. PHYS260 and PHYS261 (lab) must be taken in the same semester.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS270
General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity and Modern Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS271)
Prerequisite: PHYS261, MATH241, and PHYS260.
Corequisite: PHYS271.
Third semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, special theory of relativity, and modern physics. PHYS270 and PHYS271 (lab) must be taken in the same semester.
If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS271
General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity and Modern Physics (Laboratory)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS261.
Corequisite: PHYS270.
Lab includes experiments on ac circuits, magnetism, light and modern physics. PHYS270 and PHYS271 (lab) must be taken in the same semester.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
PHYS272
Introductory Physics: Fields
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS275)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 or PHYS171; and MATH141; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, PHYS260, or PHYS272.
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Sciences Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS275.
Second semester of a calculus based general physics course. Universal gravitation, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, simple circuits, Maxwell's equations in integral form. Continues the application of mathematics to conceptual models, now with more abstract components.
Jointly offered with PHYS 272H.
PHYS272H
Introductory Physics: Fields
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS275)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 or PHYS171; and MATH141; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, PHYS260, or PHYS272.
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Sciences Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS275.
Second semester of a calculus based general physics course. Universal gravitation, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, simple circuits, Maxwell's equations in integral form. Continues the application of mathematics to conceptual models, now with more abstract components.
For general honors students only. Jointly offered with PHYS 272.
PHYS273
Introductory Physics: Waves
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241 and PHYS272.
Corequisite: PHYS274.
Oscillations and AC circuits using complex variables, Fourier series and integrals, waves on strings, sound; electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations in differential form; physical optics.
Jointly offered with PHYS 273H.
PHYS273H
Introductory Physics: Waves
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241 and PHYS272.
Corequisite: PHYS274.
Oscillations and AC circuits using complex variables, Fourier series and integrals, waves on strings, sound; electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations in differential form; physical optics.
For general honors students only. Jointly offered with PHYS 273.
PHYS274
Mathematical Methods for Physics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241 and PHYS272.
A first course in mathematical methods for physics. Topics include linear algebra, curvilinear coordinates and vector analysis.
PHYS275
(Perm Req)
Experimental Physics I: Mechanics and Heat
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS161 or PHYS171; and PHYS174.
Additional information: CORE Physical Science Lab (PL) Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS272.
Methods and rationale of experimental physics. Intended for physics majors and science and engineering students who desire a more rigorous approach. Experiments chosen from the areas of mechanics (from PHYS171), gas laws, and heats. Theory and applications of error analysis.
PHYS276
(Perm Req)
Experimental Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS272 and PHYS275.
Second course in the three semester introductory sequence. Methods and rationale of experimental physics. Experiments chosen from the fields of electricity and magnetism including electrostatics, magnetostatics, magnetic induction, AC circuits.
PHYS298D
Special Topics in Physics; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Speaker series on diversity, equity and inclusion in physics.
PHYS299
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS331
Physics for Life Sciences I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131; and (MATH131 or MATH136); and (BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106); and (BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105). Or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: PHYS121, PHYS131 or PHYS 331.
The first part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic mechanics including forces and energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics done in authentic biological contexts.
PHYS332
Physics for Life Sciences II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS331; or PHYS131; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS332.
The second part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic statistical physics, electricity and magnetism, and optics done in authentic biological contexts.
PHYS371
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS273 and PHYS274.
Corequisite: PHYS373.
Credit only granted for: PHYS371 or PHYS420.
Additional information: This course is intended primarily for physics and astronomy majors.
Introduces students to special relativity, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics at an intermediate level.
PHYS373
Mathematical Methods for Physics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS273 and PHYS274.
A second course in mathematical methods for physics. Topics include introduction to ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and complex analysis.
PHYS375
(Perm Req)
Experimental Physics III: Electromagnetic Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PHYS276 and PHYS273.
Third course in the three-semester introductory sequence. Methods and rationale of experimental physics. Experiments chosen from the areas of electromagnetic waves, optics and modern physics.
Besides lab hours scheduled below, additional required lab time will be arranged.
PHYS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS389
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS398
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies Seminar
Credits: 1 - 16
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS399
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS399D
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics; Physics STEM Seminar II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
PHYS399E
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics; Physics STEM Seminar III
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHYS401
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS371 and PHYS373.
Formerly: PHYS421.
Introduces some quantum phenomena leading to wave-particle duality. Schroedinger theory for bound states and scattering in one dimension. One-particle Schroedinger equation and the hydrogen atom.
PHYS402
Quantum Physics II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS401.
Quantum states as vectors; spin and spectroscopy, multiparticle systems, the periodic table, perturbation theory, band structure, etc.
PHYS404
Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS371 or PHYS420.
Introduction to basic concepts in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
PHYS405
(Perm Req)
Advanced Experiments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS375.
Restriction: Must be in a major within CMNS-Physics department.
Advanced laboratory techniques. Selected experiments from many fields of modern physics. Emphasis on self-study of the phenomena, data analysis, and presentation in report form.
PHYS407
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Experimental Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PHYS499 and PHYS375; and permission of CMNS-Physics department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within CMNS-Physics department; and senior standing.
Students develop and complete an independent, experimental research project with a professor in the Physics Department. The project should be a continuation of work done in PHYS499A. To obtain permission, students must submit a proposal describing the experimental work to be completed and this proposal must be approved by their faculty mentor, the associate chair for undergraduate education and the chair of the laboratory committee. Students must maintain a lab notebook, give an oral presentation and complete a written report on their research that includes data and error analysis.
PHYS410
Classical Mechanics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS373.
Theoretical foundations of mechanics with extensive application of the methods. Various mathematical tools of theoretical physics.
PHYS411
Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS373.
Foundations of electromagnetic theory, with extensive applications of the methods. Thorough treatment of wave properties of solutions of Maxwell's equations.
PHYS420
Principles of Modern Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246. And PHYS271 and PHYS270; or PHYS273.
Credit only granted for: PHYS371 or PHYS420.
A survey of atomic and nuclear phenomena and the main trends in modern physics. Appropriate for students in engineering and other physical sciences.
PHYS431
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in the Engineering: Materials Science program or Physics program.
Cross-listed with: ENMA460.
Credit only granted for: ENMA460 or PHYS431.
Formerly: Materials Engineering students take ENMA460 and Physics students take PHYS431.
Classes of materials; introduction to basic ideal and real materials' behavior including mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical responses of materials; importance of microstructure in behavior. One application of each property will be discussed in detail.
PHYS467
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Quantum Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH141 and MATH240 or equivalent.
Recommended: Students need not have taken a course on quantum mechanics; however, students should be comfortable with: probability theory, Markov chains, complex numbers, quantum states, measurements, unitary operations, matrix algebra, Pauli matrices, the tensor product, waves, the harmonic oscillator, the quantum harmonic oscillator, and the Schrodinger equation.
Investigates the physical systems used to implement quantum computers. Covers basics of atomic clocks, laser interferometers, quantum key distribution, quantum networks, and three types of qubits (ion-based, superconductor-based, and semiconductor-based).
PHYS485
(Perm Req)
Electronic Circuits
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS405.
Corequisite: PHYS374.
Restriction: Must be in a major within CMNS-Physics department.
Theory and application to experimental physics of modern semiconductor analog and digital circuits. Emphasis on understanding passive and active elements in practical circuits. Topics span the range from simple transistor circuits to microcomputers.
Additional Note: Jointly offered with PHYS685. Credit only granted for PHYS485 or PHYS685.
PHYS499A
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS499B
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics
Credits: 1 - 16
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS499F
Special Problems in Physics; Quantum Boot Camp
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: MATH141 and either MATH240 or PHYS274; or equivalent course work. Also offered as ENEE489F, CHPH499F, and CMSC488A. Credit only granted for PHYS499F, ENEE489F, CMSC488A, or CHPH499F.

Designed for computer science, engineering and mathematics majors. Introduces basic concepts and techniques widely used in quantum information science.
PHYS499V
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Physics; Colloquium for Undergraduate Physics Majors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHYS610
(Perm Req)
Mathematical Methods and Their Applications in Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have an outstanding undergraduate background in physics.
Restriction: Permission by Department.
First course of a two-semester graduate level sequence on classical mechanics, electrodynamics and relativity and the mathematics that underlie these subjects. Mathematical methods will generally be introduced in the context of relevant physical problems.
PHYS612
(Perm Req)
Quantum and Statistical Physics I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have an outstanding undergraduate background in physics.
Restriction: Permission by Department.
First course of a two-semester graduate level sequence on topics in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
PHYS624
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS623.
Relativistic wave equations, second quantization in many body problems and relativistic wave equations, Feynman-Dyson perturbation theory, applications to many body problems, application to quantum electrodynamics, elements of renormalization.
PHYS675
Introduction to Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS606 and PHYS601.
Review of special relativity, followed by a study of the equivalence principle, curved spacetimes, and Einstein's equations. Selected applications to the solar system, stellar structure, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.
PHYS685
(Perm Req)
Research Electronics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS374 or PHYS405; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not have completed PHYS485.
Credit only granted for: PHYS485 or PHYS685.
An integrated lecture and laboratory course in electronics with equal emphasis on experimental methods and results and analysis using device models and up-to-date mathematical and numerical tools. Experiments and analysis of circuits with passive and single active devices form the background for the study of operational amplifiers, digital integrated circuits and systems, and microcomputers. The general topics of impedance matching, frequency response, feedback, interfacing and the extraction of signal from noise are stressed.
Additional Note: Jointly offered with PHY485. Credit only granted for PH YS685or PHYS485.
PHYS709
Seminar in General Physics; Statistical Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with CHPH709B.
PHYS715
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS601.
Theory and applications of chaos in dynamical systems including such topics as strange attractors, Lyapanov exponents, quasiperiodicity, period doubling, intermittency, crises, fractal basin boundaries, chaotic scattering, KAM tori, and quantum chaos.
PHYS721
Atomic and Optical Physics I (Survey)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS623.
A survey of topics involving the physics of atoms and their interaction with radiation, including atoms in external fields, lasers, atomic spectroscopy and atomic structure.
PHYS728
Seminar in Atomic and Molecular Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS732
Introduction to Solid State Physics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS731.
Second semester of survey course in condensed matter physics including topics in semiconductors, surface physics, magnetism and superconductivity.
PHYS738
Seminar in Experimental Solid State Physics; Quantum Mechanical Many-Body Problems
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS739
Seminar in Theoretical Solid State Physics; Quantum Mechanical Many-Body Problems
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS749
Seminar in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS758E
Seminar in Elementary Particles and Quantum Field Theory; Seminar in Elementary Particles and Quantum Field Theory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS759
Seminar in Elementary Particles and Quantum Field Theory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS761
Plasma Physics I: Survey
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS606 and PHYS604.
A detailed study of plasma physics. The first semester treats particle orbit theory, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma waves, and transport phenomena.
PHYS769
Seminar in Plasma Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Class will meet in ERF 1207.
PHYS778
Seminar in Space and Cosmic Ray Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
PHYS780
Network Science Literature Survey Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: PHYS780 or PHYS798T.
Formerly: PHYS798T.
Identify and develop a research project in Network Science. Practice communicating scientific results and concepts to individuals in their own field and in other fields to which the research is applicable.
PHYS782
Interdisciplinary Research and Communication Practicum for Data-Driven Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: PHYS782 or PHYS798N.
Formerly: PHYS798N.
Semester-long, individual research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students will concurrently use this project to develop and refine their communication skills of scientific concepts. Will address interdisciplinary communication with some discussion of data exploration, analysis, and visualization.
PHYS798
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Advanced Physics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS798B
Special Problems in Advanced Physics; Physics Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS798L
Special Problems in Advanced Physics; Biophysics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS838C
Special Topics in Experimental Solid State Physics; Superconductivity, Quantum Materials and Nanoscience Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS839A
Special Topics in Theoretical Solid State Physics; Theory of Low Dimensional Systems
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS859
Special Topics in Elementary Particles and Quantum Field Theory; Particle Physics and Cosmology Beyond the Standard Model
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PHYS889E
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Problems; Seminar in Physics Education Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
PHYS898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHYS899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Physics Colloquium meets Tu 4-5:30 in PHY 1410 and PHY 1412. Physics Journal Club meets Th 4-5:30 in PHY 1410.
Contact department for information to register for this course.