Subject

Catalog Number 
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. Blackbody 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, Timeindependent Schrodinger equation, waveequation 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 upperlevel 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 onehour 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 MonteCarol 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 nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. Solution of simple onedimensional problems. Hilbertspace 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 singleparticle 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.

Offered

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 stateoftheart 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
