# Physics (PHY)

**PHY 505 Optics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

**PHY 508 Thermal and Stat Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

Introduction to Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, and application. 3 cr. lec.

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**PHY 515 Electronics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

A course in laboratory measurements encompassing transistors, integrated circuits, and their associated circuits. This course is to be taken with Physics 314.

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**PHY 520 Astrophysics**

**3 Credit hours**

A detailed study of core problems in Astrophysics such as orbital dynamics, radiation processes, stellar structure and evolution, galactic dynamics, and cosmology.

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**PHY 521 Modern Physics Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

Laboratory exercises on modern physics topics encompassing both experiments of historic significance and current applications. To be taken with Physics 320, or equivalent.

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**PHY 525 Solid State Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the structures and physical properties of solids, which are of extraordinary importance in the modern world. The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the structures and physical properties of solids, which are of extraordinary importance in the modern world.

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**PHY 535 Computational Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

A course in using numerical methods and computer programming languages for solving complex physics problems and for the simulation of various physical processes. 2 lec-2 lab.

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**PHY 542 Quantum Mechanics**

**3 Credit hours**

Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, particles in potential fields, perturbation theory and other approximation methods, scattering, applications to simple systems. 3 lec. Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, particles in potential fields, perturbation theory and other approxima- tion methods, scattering, applications to simple systems. 3 lec.

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**PHY 543 Quantum Mechanics II**

**3 Credit hours**

This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems. This is the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.

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**PHY 544 Advanced Lab**

**2 Credit hours**

Developments in producing and detecting correlated photon pairs has enabled implementation of undergraduate laboratories demonstrating fundamental quantum mechanical principles. This laboratory also incorporates fundamental solid state and materials science experiments.

**Pre-req: **PHY 525 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D and PHY 542 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

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**PHY 545 Math Methods of Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

An introduction to the theory of orthogonal functions, curvilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields and their applications in Physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec. An introduction to the theory of orthogonal functions, curv- ilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields and their applications in Physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.

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**PHY 546 MTH Methods of Physics II**

**3 Credit hours**

A second semester of a full year course on methods of solving problems in physics: calculus of variations, ordinary partial differential equations and special functions with real physics problems.

**Pre-req: **PHY 545.

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**PHY 547 Mechanics for Teachers**

**4 Credit hours**

An indepth study of mechanics for education majors specializing in Physics with emphasis on problem solving techniques, demonstrations, experiments and computer applications. (PR: PHY 203, MTH 122 and MTH 140) An indepth study of mechanics for education majors specializing in Physics with emphasis on problem solving techniques, demonstrations, experiments and computer applications. (PR: PHY 203, MTH 122 and MTH 140)

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**PHY 580 Special Topics**

**2-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 581 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 582 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 583 Special Topics**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 585 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 586 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**No Textbook Required

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**PHY 587 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 588 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

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**PHY 600 Electricity and Magnetism I**

**4 Credit hours**

A study of electrostatics and associated boundary-value problems, electric multipoles and macroscopic media, dielectrics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell equations and conservation laws, plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation. A study of electrostatics and associated boundary-value problems, electric multipoles and macroscopic media, dielectrics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell equations and conservation laws, plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation.

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**PHY 608 Statistical Mechanics**

**4 Credit hours**

The course introduces thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to graduate students of physics and other science and engineering disciplines as two complimentary approaches to study physical properties of systems in equilibrium. The course introduces thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to graduate students of physics and other science and engineering disciplines as two complimentary approaches to study physical properties of systems in equilibrium.

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**PHY 610 Special and Gen Relativity**

**3 Credit hours**

General relativity, the classical theory of one of the four fundamental forces, is not a standard course offer. This course of Special and General Relativity intends to fill this gap by introducing the key concepts that lead to a revolution in our understanding of space and time. The students will learn about spacetime curvature, metrics, geodesics, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. General relativity, the classical theory of one of the four fundamental forces, is not a standard course offer. This course of Special and General Relativity intends to fill this gap by introducing the key concepts that lead to a revolution in our understanding of space and time. The students will learn about spacetime curvature, metrics, geodesics, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.

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**PHY 620 Modern Astrophysics I**

**3 Credit hours**

Modern Astrophysics is firmly grounded in the fundamental principles of physics, and will offer students the opportunity to use the physics they have learned in understanding the nature of the universe. This course provides a graduate-level introduction to astrophysics, focusing on stellar structure and evolution. Modern Astrophysics is firmly grounded in the fundamental principles of physics, and will offer students the opportunity to use the physics they have learned in understanding the nature of the universe. This course provides a graduate-level introduction to astrophysics, focusing on stellar structure and evolution.

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**PHY 625 Condensed Matter Physics**

**3 Credit hours**

This course studies complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids, and exposes the students to some theoretical tools used to describe the basic interactions behind these phenomena. This course studies complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids, and exposes the students to some theoretical tools used to describe the basic interactions behind these phenomena.

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**PHY 630 Classical Mechanics**

**4 Credit hours**

Study of variational principes and Lagrange's equations, the two-body central force problem, the kinematics and dynamics of rigid-body motion, Hamilton equations of motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, and small oscillations. Study of variational principes and Lagrange's equations, the two-body central force problem, the kinematics and dynamics of rigid-body motion, Hamilton equations of motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, and small oscillations.

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**PHY 631 Seminar**

**1 Credit hour**

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**PHY 632 Seminar**

**1 Credit hour**

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**PHY 640 Fundamentals of Physics**

**4 Credit hours**

A course in fundamental concepts of physics. Subject content varies. Designed primarily to strengthen conceptual understanding of teachers. A course in fundamental concepts of physics. Subject content varies. Designed primarily to strengthen conceptual understanding of teachers.

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**PHY 642 Adv Quantum Mechanics**

**4 Credit hours**

**PHY 645 Methods of Math. Physics**

**4 Credit hours**

This course will review and develop theories of real and complex analysis, group theory, tensors, special functions, differential and integral transforms, emphasizing their application to electrodynamics, quantum statistical mechanics, etc.

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**PHY 661 Special Topics**

**1-3 Credit hours**

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**PHY 662 Special Topics**

**1-3 Credit hours**

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**PHY 682 Thesis Research**

**1-6 Credit hours**

**Attributes:**Thesis

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**PHY 685 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

Advanced Independent Study in Physics.

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**PHY 686 Independent Study**

**1-4 Credit hours**

Advanced Independent Study in Physics.

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