Physics (PHY)

PHY 11030     SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS)      3 Credit Hours

Description of major revolutionary physical concepts and their implications for understanding the physical universe. Not counted toward requirements for physics major.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 12000     INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

To provide a nurturing course for new physics majors, ideally to be taken in their first semester as majors. The course includes a journal club component, informational talks by industrial physicists and training in a select group of essential skills and tools for future work in the physics program.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PHY 12111     PHYSICS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES      3 Credit Hours

Basic physics applied to health technologies: measurement techniques, force and motion of solids and fluids, energy, heat wave phenomena, electricity. Students taking this course should be in a health technologies major.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 12201     TECHNICAL PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to principles of physics: mechanics.

Prerequisite: MATH 11010; and pre- or corequisite: MATH 11022 or MATH 12001.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab

PHY 12202     TECHNICAL PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to principles of physics, including fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism.

Prerequisite: PHY 12201.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab

PHY 13001     GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)      4 Credit Hours

Principles of mechanics, heat and sound.

Prerequisite: Minimum C grade in MATH 11022 or MATH 12001; or pre/corequisite MATH 12002 or MATH 12012 or MATH 12021.

Corequisite: PHY 13021.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, TAG Science, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 13002     GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)      4 Credit Hours

Principles of electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics. Three hours lecture and one hour recitation weekly.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 or PHY 23101.

Corequisite: PHY 13022.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, TAG Science, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 13011     COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)      2 Credit Hours

Principles of classical physics, primarily mechanics. Three-hour lecture and one-hour recitation weekly. This is a flexibly scheduled course that meets concurrently with PHY 13001 for the first half of the regular term.

Prerequisite: MATH 11022 or MATH 12001 with a minimum C grade; or pre/corequisite MATH 12002 or MATH 12012 or MATH 12021.

Corequisite: PHY 13021.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 13012     COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)      2 Credit Hours

Principles of classical physics, primarily electricity and magnetism. Three-hour lecture and one-hour recitation weekly. This is a flexibly scheduled course that meets concurrently with PHY 13002 for the first half of a regular term.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 or PHY 13011 or PHY 23101.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 13021     GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)      1 Credit Hour

Introductory lab to accompany PHY 13001 or PHY 13011.

Corequisite: PHY 13001 or PHY 13011.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, TAG Science, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 13022     GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)      1 Credit Hour

Introductory lab to accompany PHY 13002 or PHY 13012.

Corequisite: PHY 13002 or PHY 13012.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, TAG Science, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 20095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 20096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN PHYSICS      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Individual projects in physics.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

PHY 21040     PHYSICS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS (KBS)      3 Credit Hours

Descriptive introduction to physics underlying selected forms of art and entertainment. Examples are drawn from music, visual arts and communications media. Not counted toward requirements for physics major.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 21041     PHYSICS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory component of PHY 21040, two hours weekly.

Pre/corequisite: PHY 21040.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 21430     FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY (KBS)      3 Credit Hours

Modern description of astrophysical observations, the results of these observations and the physical principles based on them. Not counted toward requirements for physics major.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 21431     FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory component of PHY 21430.

Pre/corequisite: PHY 21430.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

PHY 22564     INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Survey of mechanical and electronic properties of materials with application in science and technology. Metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers and liquid crystals, and other special materials will be addressed.

Prerequisite: PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 23101     GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)      5 Credit Hours

Principles of mechanics, heat and sound at calculus level.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 12002.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, TAG Science

PHY 23102     GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)      5 Credit Hours

Principles of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics at calculus level. Four hours lecture/ recitation and three-hour lab weekly.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 or PHY 23101.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 12003.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, TAG Science

PHY 30020     INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC)      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Experiments in classical and modern physics are selected to accompany and to supplement junior-level physics courses.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001 and 10 hours of additional physics courses.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

PHY 30095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 32511     ELECTRONICS      4 Credit Hours

"Hands-on" course to give the student a working knowledge of analog electronics and of AC and DC circuits typically used by the scientist.

Prerequisite: MATH 12002 and; PHY 13002 or PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 34000     COSMOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

This course will provide a quantitative introduction to modern cosmology,from the Big Bang to the formation of the first stars. Subjects include the evolution of the geometry and temperature of the universe its composition and select aspects of general relativity.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 35101     CLASSICAL MECHANICS      4 Credit Hours

Modern description of mechanics including both LaGrangian and Hamilton formulations, with applications to central force, motion, coupled oscillations, rigid body motion and motion in non- inertial reference frames.

Prerequisite: PHY 23102 and MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 36001     INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Special theory of relativity, Rutherford-Bohr model of atom, quantization of light, matter waves, Schroedinger equation, hydrogen atom, electron spin, multi-electron atoms.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003 and PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 36002     APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Survey of applications of twentieth century physics. Topics include molecular bonding, conducting and insulating solids, degenerate matter, quantum condensates, subatomic and sub-nuclear particle physics, cosmology.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 40020     ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC)      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Advanced experiments in classical and modern physics are selected to accompany and to supplement senior-level physics courses.

Prerequisite: PHY 30020; and pre- or corequisite: 6 credit hours of 40000-level physics courses.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

PHY 40060     PHYSICAL LITERATURE      1-3 Credit Hours

Study of current or topical literature.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 40092     INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Supervised capstone experience in physics at a national laboratory,a research university in industry or at a local research site. No more than 3 credit hours may be applied toward the major electives for physics majors.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PHY 40095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 40096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION (ELR)      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual projects for physics majors.

Prerequisite: 20 hours of physics; and special approval of department chairperson.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PHY 40099     SENIOR HONORS THESIS (ELR)      1-10 Credit Hours

Thesis for departmental, general or university honors must be 1-10 hours with continuous registration throughout the senior year beginning in the summer prior to the senior year. Students taking this course must consult with their department and the Honors College and receive approval prior to the first semester of the senior year.

Prerequisite: Honors senior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Senior Project/Honors Thesis

Contact Hours: 1-10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PHY 40195     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with PHY 50195) Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 41010     BIOPHOTONICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 51010; Cross-listed with BSCI 41110 and BSCI 51110 and CHEM 41010 and CHEM 51010) Interdisciplinary overview of the basics of biophotonics; application of biophotonic techniques to probe biological samples. Introduction to the foundations of optics and photonics and how the molecular structure of organic molecules translates into unique photonic properties and targeting in biological cells or tissue. Preparation of fluorescent materials, advanced spectroscopy and cell visualization using regular and confocal fluorescence microscopy.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 44600     INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Introduces ideas essential to physical understanding of biological systems. Topics include: introduction to molecular components of the cell; statistical mechanics and transport in biological systems; selected topics in biophysics.

Prerequisite: PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 44802     ASTROPHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Galactic structure, stellar formation and evolution, origin of the elements (or nucleosynthesis), nonoptical astronomies, and description of various cosmological theories.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 45201     ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY      4 Credit Hours

Properties of electric and magnetic fields developed by vector methods. Treatment on static fields in vacuum and matter. Theory of classical electromagnetic fields with emphasis on dynamic fields.

Prerequisite: MATH 32052 and PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 45301     THERMAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, with applications in material science and engineering.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 45401     MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS      4 Credit Hours

Consolidation of vector analysis, curvilinear coordinate systems, tensors, matrix algebra, vector spaces, common groups in physics, calculus of residues, contour integration, methods for differential equations in physics; additional topics important for physics selected from special functions, integral equations, calculus of variations.

Prerequisite: MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 45403     DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 55403) Study of uncertainties in physical measurements. Data reduction and error analysis techniques. Monte Carlo simulation method. Least-squares fits to data. Basic computational physics techniques.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003 and PHY 23102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 45501     ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND MODERN OPTICS      3 Credit Hours

Interactions between light and matter from both a macroscopic and microscopic perspective; producing and controlling light devices and spectroscopic techniques based on modern optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 45201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 46101     QUANTUM MECHANICS      4 Credit Hours

Systematic introduction to the principles and solution techniques of quantum mechanics, including the Schroedinger equation in one and three dimensions. Topics include: angular momentum formalism, introductory Dirac notation and vector space formalism, intrinsic spin, identical particle systems and perturbation theory.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 46301     INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS      4 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with PHY 56301) Introduction to nuclear and particle physics including particle detectors and accelerators, experimental techniques, nuclear fission and fusion, nuclear reactors, medical applications, and connections to astrophysics and cosmology.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 46401     INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental unifying concepts and experimental techniques needed to understand thermal,electrical and optical properties of ions and electrons in solids. Special topics of current research.

Prerequisite: PHY 36002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 50020     ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Advanced experiments in classical and modern physics are selected to accompany and to supplement graduate-level physics courses.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 50093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN PHYSICS      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Workshops individually designed to provide instruction and training in specific areas of physics.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

PHY 50095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 50096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual projects for physics graduate students.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

PHY 50195     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with PHY 40195). Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 51010     BIOPHOTONICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 41010; Cross-listed with BSCI 41110 and BSCI 51110 and CHEM 41010 and CHEM 51010) Interdisciplinary overview of the basics of biophotonics; application of biophotonic techniques to probe biological samples. Introduction to the foundations of optics and photonics and how the molecular structure of organic molecules translates into unique photonic properties and targeting in biological cells or tissue. Preparation of fluorescent materials, advanced spectroscopy and cell visualization using regular and confocal fluorescence microscopy.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 54600     INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Introduces ideas essential to physical understanding of biological systems. Topics include: introduction to molecular components of the cell; statistical mechanics and transport in biological systems; selected topics in biophysics.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 54802     ASTROPHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Galactic structure, stellar formation and evolution, origin of the elements (or nucleosynthesis), non optical astronomies, and a description of various cosmological theories. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 55201     ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY      4 Credit Hours

Properties of electric and magnetic fields developed by vector methods. Treatment of static fields in vacuum and matter. Theory of classical electromagnetic fields with emphasis on dynamic fields.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 55301     THERMAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, with applications in material science and engineering.

Prerequisite: PHY 36001 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 55401     MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS      4 Credit Hours

Consolidation of vector analysis, curvilinear coordinate systems, tensors, matrix algebra, vector spaces, common groups in physics, calculus of residues, contour integration, methods for differential equations in physics; additional topics important for physics selected from special functions, integral equations, calculus of variations.

Prerequisite: MATH 32052 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 55403     DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 45403) Study of uncertainties in physical measurements. Data reduction and error analysis techniques. Monte Carlo simulation method. Least-squares fits to data. Basic computational physics techniques.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003 and PHY 23102 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 55501     ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND MODERN OPTICS      3 Credit Hours

Interactions between light and matter from both a macroscopic and microscopic perspective; producing and controlling light; devices and spectroscopic techniques based on modern optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 55201 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 56101     QUANTUM MECHANICS      4 Credit Hours

Systematic introduction to the principles and solution techniques of quantum mechanics, including the Schroedinger equation in one and three dimensions. Topics include: angular momentum formalism, introductory Dirac notation and vector space formalism, intrinsic spin, identical particle systems, and perturbation theory.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 56301     INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS      4 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with PHY 46301) Introduction to nuclear and particle physics including particle detectors and accelerators, experimental techniques, nuclear fission and fusion, nuclear reactors, medical applications, and connections to astrophysics and cosmology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 56401     INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental unifying concepts and experimental techniques needed to understand thermal,electrical and optical properties of ions and electrons in solids. Special topics of current research.

Prerequisite: PHY 36002 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 60091     PHYSICS SEMINAR      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)Discussion of current literature or of original research in physics. Participation by students, faculty and guests.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 60093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN PHYSICS      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Workshops individually designed to provide instruction and training in specific areas of physics.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

PHY 60094     COLLEGE TEACHING OF PHYSICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Methodology of teaching in a university, college or junior college. Includes observation of kinds of teaching and practice teaching.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 60098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation. Credits earned may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if department approves.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

PHY 60199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis students must register for total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 60295     ADVANCED TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Selected special topics of current research interest.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

PHY 60299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: PHY 60199 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 64101     ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING IN PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

The course imparts advanced problem-solving skills not acquired in regular courses. Examples from four basic areas of physics (classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and statistical physics) will be emphasized. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/75101 or PHY 6/75203 or PHY 6/76161 or PHY 6/75301 or departmental instructor approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

PHY 65101     CLASSICAL MECHANICS      3 Credit Hours

Lagrange's equations, variational principles, two-body central force problem and rigid body motion. Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory and small oscillations.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 65203     CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to electrostatics, boundary-value problems, multipoles, electrostatics of macroscopic media, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell's equations, conservation laws.

Prerequisite: apecial approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 65204     CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS II      3 Credit Hours

Plane electromagnetic waves, simple radiating systems, scattering, special theory of relativity, relativistic dynamics, radiation of moving charges, Bremsstrahlung.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/75203 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 65301     STATISTICAL MECHANICS I      4 Credit Hours

An introduction to statistical mechanics, including classical and quantum statistics. Derives thermodynamic quantities from a statistical viewpoint.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66161     QUANTUM MECHANICS I      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental concepts of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Solution of simple one dimensional problems. Abstract Hilbert-space description. Matrix representations. Quantum dynamics. Extension to three dimensions. Spin and orbital angular momentum.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66162     QUANTUM MECHANICS II      3 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76161 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66201     PARTICLE PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Discussion of particle detectors, invariance principles and conservation laws, fundamental interactions, quark model of hadrons, basic concepts of field theory, the Standard Model and selected topics of current interest.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76162 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66302     MODERN NUCLEAR PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Survey of basic physics of nucleons and nuclei including associated experimental techniques, emphasizing interaction of radiation with matter. Applications covered include detectors, electron scattering from nuclei, quark-parton model of the nucleon, heavy-ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma, and nuclear astrophysics.

Prerequisite: PHY 56101; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66401     SOLID STATE PHYSICS I      3 Credit Hours

Crystalline state, with emphasis on wave propagation, zone and band theory, phonons. Applications to electrical and thermal conductivities, specific heats, optical, dielectric and magnetic properties.

Prerequisite: PHY 56101 or PHY 6/76161; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66402     SOLID STATE PHYSICS II      3 Credit Hours

Covers several topics including conduction in metals, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, the origin of magnetism, phenomenological and BCS descriptions of superconductivity, elastic theory and semiconductor physics.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76401 and PHY 6/76161; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 66403     ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 76403) Advanced theories of solids, fluids, superfluids, magnetic, ferroelectric and liquid crystal systems and the experimental methods that probe them.

Prerequisite: PHY 66402 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 68401     LIQUID CRYSTAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

The molecular structure and properties of liquid crystals and their role in biological systems and industrial applications.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in physics or chemical physics.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 70094     COLLEGE TEACHING OF PHYSICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Methodology of teaching in a university, college or junior college. Includes observation of kinds of teaching and practice teaching.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 70095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 70295     ADVANCED TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Selected special topics of current research interest.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

PHY 74101     ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING IN PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

The course imparts advanced problem-solving skills not acquired in regular courses. Examples from four basic areas of physics (classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and statistical physics) will be emphasized. Doctoral standing.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/75101 or PHY 6/75203 or PHY 6/76161 or PHY 6/75301; or departmental instructor approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

PHY 75101     CLASSICAL MECHANICS      3 Credit Hours

Lagrange's equations, variational principles, two-body central force problems, rigid body motion, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, small oscillations.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 75203     CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to electrostatics, boundary value problems, multipoles, electrostatics of macroscopic media, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell's equations, conservation laws.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 75204     CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS II      3 Credit Hours

Plane electromagnetic waves, simple radiating systems, scattering special theory of relativity, relativistic dynamics, radiation of moving charges, Bremsstrahlung.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/75203 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 75301     STATISTICAL MECHANICS I      4 Credit Hours

An introduction to statistical mechanics, including classical and quantum statistics. Derives thermodynamic quantities from a statistical viewpoint.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76161     QUANTUM MECHANICS I      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental concepts of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Solution of simple one dimensional problems. Abstract Hilbert space description. Matrix representations. Quantum dynamics. Extension to three dimensions. Spin and orbital angular momentum.

Prerequisite: Permission and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76162     QUANTUM MECHANICS II      3 Credit Hours

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.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76161 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76163     QUANTUM MECHANICS III      3 Credit Hours

Second quantization and field theory formalism are developed for the many-particle system. Topics include the electron gas and nuclear matter.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76162 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76201     PARTICLE PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

Discussion of particle detectors, invariance principles and conservation laws, fundamental interactions, quark model of hadrons, basic concepts of a field theory, the Standard Model and selected topics of current interest.

Prerequisite: PHY 6/76162 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76303     APPLICATIONS OF QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the key attributes and techniques of Quantum Chromodynamics, which is the relativistic quantum field theory of the strong interaction. Topics treated include the properties, structure and interactions of strongly interacting sub-nuclear particles (hadrons) and the physics of hadronic and nuclear matter at finite temperature and density, as applicable to modern nuclear particle physics research.

Prerequisite: PHY 76163.

Corequisite: PHY 66201 or PHY 76201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76401     SOLID STATE PHYSICS I      3 Credit Hours

Crystalline state, with emphasis on wave propagation zone and band theory phonons. Applications to electrical and thermal conductivities specific heats optical dielectric and magnetic properties.

Prerequisite: PHY 56101 or PHY 6/76161; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76402     SOLID STATE PHYSICS II      3 Credit Hours

Covers several topics including conduction in metals,dielectric and ferro-electric properties, the origin of magnetism, phenomenological and BCS descriptions of superconductivity, elastic theory and semiconductor physics.

Prerequisite: PHY 6 76401 and PHY 6 76161 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 76403     ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PHY 66403) Advanced theories of solids, fluids, superfluids, magnetic, ferroelectric and liquid crystal systems, and the experimental methods that probe them.

Prerequisite: PHY 66402 or 76402; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 78401     LIQUID CRYSTAL PHYSICS      3 Credit Hours

The molecular structure and properties of liquid crystals and their role in biological systems and industrial applications.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in physics or chemical physics.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PHY 80091     PHYSICS SEMINAR      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)Discussion of current literature or of original research in physics. Participation by students faculty and guests.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 80097     PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)Presentation by invited speakers of research and other topics on graduate level followed by discussion period. Regular attendance of all physics majors expected. Three or more meetings each semester as arranged.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Colloquium

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 80098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation for doctoral students who have not yet passed their candidacy exams. Credit earned may be applied toward the degree if the department approves.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

PHY 80199     DISSERTATION I      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in at least two semesters is required; the first of which will be the semester in which dissertation work is begun, and continuing until the completion of 30 hours.

Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

PHY 80299     DISSERTATION II      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: PHY 80199 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP