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Course Title Course Description Fall 2014 Spring 2015
PHYS
3000
Physics 3000 Level Elective Physics 3000 Level Elective N/A N/A
PHYS
3103
Lab for Modern Phys This course provides students with the exposure to modern physics phenomena and a variety of experimental techniques which develops a broad background essential for the future understanding of and the performance of research in physics. It includes experimental testing of quantum mechanics and its applications to atomic physics and light. N/A N/A
PHYS
3303
Modern Physics Prerequisite: PHYS 3302 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 3103. An introduction to topics in modern physics. Black-body radiation, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics, special relativity, nuclear and particle physics. N/A N/A
PHYS
4101
Lab Methods in Phys Science Corequisite: PHYS 4301 Three laboratory hours per week. N/A N/A
PHYS
4189
Independent Study in Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean. N/A N/A
PHYS
4195
Cooperative Education Work Ter Prerequisite: Approved Candidate Plan of Study, completed cooperative education file and approval of associate dean and Director of Cooperative Education. Educational paid work assignment by a student in the field of career interest and course of study. A technical report will be required at the end of the semester. (Specific requirements are noted in the cooperative Education Catalog description.) N/A N/A
PHYS
4198
Independent Study in Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean. N/A N/A
PHYS
4289
Independent Study in Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean. N/A N/A
PHYS
4301
Methods in the Physical Scienc Recent developments in chemistry, geology, and physics; emphasis on teaching the physical sciences from a contemporary viewpoint. N/A N/A
PHYS
4311
Math for Phys and Engr I Prerequisite: Calculus III. Overview of the essential mathematics needed for advanced Physics courses including: Vector Analysis in flat and curved coordinates, Matrices, Group Theory, Infinite Series, Complex Variables and Differential Equations. Offered N/A
PHYS
4312
Math for Phys and Engr II Prerequisite: PHYS 4311 or equivalent. A continuation of Mathematical Methods for Physicists I including such topics as Special Functions, Legendre Polynomials, Bessel Functions, Fourier Series, Integral Transforms, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Calculus of Variations. N/A N/A
PHYS
4321
Intermediate Mechanics Prerequisites: PHYS 3303 or equivalent. This course is an advanced undergraduate study of the classical motion of particles according to Newton's Theory. N/A N/A
PHYS
4322
Mechanics of Materials This is a foundation course to many advanced techniques that allow engineers to design structures, predict failures and understand the physical properties of materials. It gives the student basic tools for stress, strain and strength analysis. Methods for determining the stresses, strains and deflections produced by applied loads are learned. Engineering design concepts are integrated. N/A N/A
PHYS
4331
Intermediate Electromagnetism Prerequisites: PHYS 3303 or equivalent. A thorough introduction to electrostatics, magentostatics and electrodynamics. Practical examples and some demonstration experiments will be used to connect the elegant mathematical theory of electromagnetism with physical intuition.. Offered N/A
PHYS
4333
Special Relativity Prerequisites: PHYS 4331 or instructor approval. In this course we derive Einstein's theory of special relativity. Lorentz transformations and relativistic electrodynamics using N/A N/A
PHYS
4342
Quantum Theory Prerequisite: PHYS 3303 or equivalent. Experimental basis of quantum theory. Postulates of quantum mechanics. Uncertainty principle. Operator methods and the wave equation, Time-independent Schrodinger equation, wave-equation in three dimensions, Angular momentum and the Hydrogen atom. N/A N/A
PHYS
4351
Thermo and Stat Mech Prerequisite: PHYS 3303 or equivalent. Temperature, heat and work, thermodynamic properties of gases, solids and solutions; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; thermodynamics of electrochemical cells; statistical thermodynamics; calculation of thermodynamic properties; chemical kinetics. Offered N/A
PHYS
4352
Fluids and Heat Transfer The course introduces fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The fluid mechanics section includes the flow of gases and liquids through tubing and various kinds of process apparatus. The flow of bubbles in liquids and drops in gases will also be discussed, along with the flow of gases and liquids through packed and fluidized particle beds. Bernoulli's equation will be used. The heat transfer section includes heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation in liquids, gases and solids. Offered N/A
PHYS
4362
Fundamental of Astroparticle P Prerequisite: PHYS 3303 or equivalent. Topics include: Introduction to high energy physics, symmetries and conservation rules, neutrino astrophysics, particle cosmology and astrophysics. N/A N/A
PHYS
4372
Research Seminar A study of current physics, space science and engineering research projects conducted in the format of a seminar class. N/A N/A
PHYS
4379
Internship in Physics Supervised work experience in an approved industrial firm or government agency. Written and oral report required. Prerequisites: 15 hours of upper-level credit; approval by advisor and associate dean. N/A N/A
PHYS
4389
Indt Study In Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean required. Independent directed study in Physics. Offered N/A
PHYS
4391
Selected Topics In Physics Identified by specific title each time course is offered. N/A N/A
PHYS
5031
Experiments in Modern Physics Prerequisite: PHYS 3033 or equivalent. Topics include: Experiments including relativity, light, nuclear physics and quantum mechanics. Experimental research project. N/A N/A
PHYS
5311
Recitation for Electrodynamics Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 5331. This is an one-hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5331. N/A N/A
PHYS
5331
Electrodynamics Prerequisite: PHYS 5531 or instructor approval and PHYS 4331 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 5311. Dynamics of electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation, special relativity, wave guides, boundary value problems, multipoles, scattering, radiation from moving charges, radiating systems, relativistic particles in electromagnetic fields, collisions of charged particles, radiation damping and radiative beta processes. N/A N/A
PHYS
5411
Recitation for Classical Mechs Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 5431. This is a one hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5431. Offered N/A
PHYS
5431
Classical Mechanics PHYS 5531 or instructor approval. Corequisite: PHYS 5411. Introduces concepts such as the Langrangian dynamics of particles, Hamiltonian mechanics and canonical transformations in order to calculate the classical motion of particles. Offered N/A
PHYS
5511
Recitation for Math Meths I Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 5531. This is an one hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5531. Offered N/A
PHYS
5531
Math Meths in Phys I Prerequisites: PHYS 4131 and PHYS 4132 or equivalent. A review of essential mathematics required to solve graduate level physics problems: differential equations, complex math, linear algebra, infinite series and more. Offered N/A
PHYS
5532
Math Meths in Phys II Prerequisite: PHYS 5531 or instructor approval. A continuation of Mathematical Methods in Physics I. Course content may include: boundary conditions, perturbation theory, group theory and tensor analysis, using mathematical software packages (such as Mathematica, Matlab or Maple) or other advanced mathematical applications to physics. N/A N/A
PHYS
5533
Meths in Comp Physics Prerequisite: PHYS 5531 or instructor approval and a working knowledge of a programming language. An introduction to the numerical methods used to solve various physics problems; evolving differential equations, performing Monte-Carol simulations, simulate fluid flow and more. N/A N/A
PHYS
5611
Recitation for Quantum Mech I Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 5631. This is an one hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5631. Offered N/A
PHYS
5612
Recitation for Quantum Mech II Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 5632. This is an one hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5632. N/A N/A
PHYS
5631
Quantum Mechanics I Prerequisites: PHYS 5531, CHEM 5130 or instructor approval and PHYS 4432 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 5611. Fundamental concepts of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Solution of simple one-dimensional problems. Hilbert-space description. Matrix representations. Quantum dynamics. Extension to three dimensions. Spin and orbital angular momentum. Offered N/A
PHYS
5632
Quantum Mechanics II Prerequisite: PHYS 5631 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 5612. Sequel to Quantum Mechanics I, Angular momentum theory. Symmetries and conservation laws. Application of approximation methods to realistic problems. Systems of identical particles. Scattering theory. Relativistic single-particle wave equations. Introduction to quantum computing. N/A N/A
PHYS
5711
Recitation for Stat Mech Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 5731. This is an one hour recitation section to review examples and problems in PHYS 5731. N/A N/A
PHYS
5731
Stat Mech and Thermodyn Prerequisites: PHYS 5531, CHEM 5130 or instructor approval and PHYS 4531 or equivalent. Corequisite: 5711. Principles of statistical mechanics and their applications to various physical systems, fundamental principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, including probability theory, kinetic theory, entropy, classical statistical mechanics, ensembles, quantum statistical mechanics, ideal Bose and Fermi systems, and phase transitions. N/A N/A
PHYS
5739
Intern in Phys Prerequisite: Master's degree candidacy as well as approval by advisor and dean. Supervised work experience in an approved industrial firm or government agency. Written and oral report required. N/A N/A
PHYS
5915
Coop Ed Prerequisite: Approved Candidate Plan of Study. Completed cooperative education file and approval of Director of Cooperative Education. Education paid work assignment by a student in the field of career interest and course of study. A technical report is required at the end of semester. N/A N/A
PHYS
5919
Indt Study In Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean required. Independent directed study in physics. N/A N/A
PHYS
5931
Research Topics In Physics Identified by specific title each time course is offered. N/A N/A
PHYS
5939
Indt Study In Physics Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean required. Independent directed study in physics. Offered N/A
PHYS
6132
General Relativity Prerequisite: PHYS 5331 or equivalent. Topics include: Manifolds, Spacetime Curvature, Riemann Geometry, Geodesics, Killing Vectors, Einstein's Equation, The Schwarzschild solution and other Black Hole solutions to Einstein's Equations. N/A N/A
PHYS
6231
Plasma Physics Prerequisite: Core Physics courses or instructor approval. Computer programming experience and PHYS 5533 is desired but not required. The course provides a basic understanding of plasma physics fundamentals and a review of the state-of-the-art of current research of plasma science and engineering (nuclear fusion, industrial plasmas, advanced space propulsion and space plasmas). N/A N/A
PHYS
6331
Astroparticle Physics Prerequisite: PHYS 5632 or equivalent. Topics include: Symmetries and conservation rules, introduction to representation of groups, gauge theories, neutrino astrophysics, particle cosmology and astrophysics. N/A N/A
PHYS
6838
Research Project And Seminar Prerequisite: 24 hours completed in approved graduate program. Students will develop a research project that integrates knowledge and standard procedures in the discipline. A written paper and an oral presentation will be required. N/A N/A
PHYS
6939
Master's Thesis Research Prerequisite: Approval of faculty adviser, master's committee and dean. Offered N/A
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