## PHYSICS

- PHY 1020Physics and Technology for Future PresidentsThis course is for non-science majors and contains the essential physics students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. The course empowers students possessing any level of scientific background with the tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views persuasively with anyone, expert or otherwise.
- PHY 1020LPhysics and Technology for Future Presidents LaboratoryThis course is designed to accompany the PHY 1020 lecture course. Although the lab material generally follows the lecture, some topics may be treated earlier or later in the lab syllabus.
- PHY 1090Discovering PhysicsThis course is an introduction to being and becoming a physicist. May be repeated to a maximum of two semester hours.
- PHY 1921WIMSE ColloquiumThis course is a colloquium for the Women in Math, Science and Engineering Living-Learning Community. Students must be members of the WIMSE Living-Learning Community
- PHY 2048CGeneral Physics AThis course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how and why things move. Topics covered include kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, oscillations, and thermodynamics. The course is intended for physical science majors and engineers and to be taken as a sequence with General Physics B (PHY 2049C) and Intermediate Modern Physics (PHY 3101). Completing Modern Physics entitles students to a minor in physics. Calculus is used in this course.
- PHY 2049CGeneral Physics BThis course is a calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism, and optics for physical science majors. Course consists of lectures, recitations, and laboratory.
- PHY 2049LGeneral Physics B LaboratoryCourse Description not on file
- PHY 2053CCollege Physics AThis course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence for life-sciences students and is intended to provide a general knowledge of the basic concepts of physics relating to mechanics, energy, gravity, rotational motion, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves. Physics is based on problem solving and this class involves both solving word problems and performing laboratory exercises. The level of mathematical skill necessary to complete this course is a strong proficiency with algebra (especially word problems) and trigonometric functions; calculus is not used
- PHY 2053LCollege Physics A LaboratoryCourse Description not on file
- PHY 2054CCollege Physics BThis course is an introduction to electromagnetism, light, and modern physics for non-physical science majors. Two lectures, one recitation, and one laboratory each week. Students who have previously received credit for PHY 2049C may not register for PHY 2054C.
- PHY 2054LCollege Physics B LaboratoryCourse Description not on file
- PHY 3045Physics Problem SolvingThis course includes instruction and practice in solving advanced, calculus-based, multi-step problems in classical mechanics and E&M.
- PHY 3091Communication in PhysicsThis course consists of instruction and practice in oral communications for physicists. Students choose physics topics in consultation with instructor and present them to the class.
- PHY 3101Intermediate Modern PhysicsThis course focuses on special relativity, quantum properties of light and matter, and origins of the universe.
- PHY 3221Mechanics IThis course focuses on Newtonian mechanics of a single particle, oscillations, nonlinear oscillations and chaos, gravitation, central force motion, systems of particles, and motion in nonintertial reference frames.
- PHY 3424OpticsThis course focuses on topics such as: geometrical optics, wave optics, optical instrumentation, properties of light, lasers, fiber optics.
- PHY 3802LIntermediate LaboratoryThis course focuses on experiments in optics, modern physics and electricity and magnetism. The emphasis is on the development of experimental technique, assessment of the validity of experimental data, and the development of skill in the written presentation of results.
- PHY 4222Mechanics IIThis course focuses on Lagrangian dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, dynamics of rigid bodies, coupled oscillations, waves in one-dimensional continuous systems, and special relativity.
- PHY 4323Electricity and Magnetism IThis course focuses on electric fields for static charge distributions, electric fields in matter, magnetic fields for constant current configurations, magnetic fields in matter, and Maxwell's equations.
- PHY 4324Electricity and Magnetism IIThis course focuses on electromagnetic wave solutions to Maxwell's equations; reflection, transmission, dispersion, and absorption of electromagnetic waves; scalar and vector potentials; electromagnetic dipole radiation; electrodynamics; and relativity.
- PHY 4513Thermal and Statistical PhysicsThis course studies the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and their application to simple systems. The kinetic theory of an ideal gas. An introduction to the classical and quantum statistical mechanics of weakly interacting systems.
- PHY 4604Quantum Theory of Matter AThis course focuses on quantum mechanics and its applications to particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, and condensed matter.
- PHY 4605Quantum Theory of Matter BThis course focuses on quantum mechanics and its applications to particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, and condensed matter.
- PHY 4822LAdvanced LaboratoryThis course consists of experiments in atomic physics, nuclear physics, and other areas of modern physics. Students are expected to work without detailed instructions. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) credit hours for special projects arranged in advance between the student and the instructor.
- PHY 4905Directed Individual StudyThis course involves a dedicated, academic study completed over the course of a semester, of a specific topic performed under supervision of a member of the teaching or research faculty of the physics department. May be repeated to a maximum of eighteen semester hours.
- PHY 4910Research ParticipationThis course consists of projects in theoretical or experimental physics arranged in advance between the student and a member of the teaching faculty of the physics department. May be repeated to a maximum of eighteen semester hours.
- PHY 4936Special Topics in PhysicsThis course consists of advanced applications of physics to topics of interest, such as relativity, astrophysics, particle physics, advanced solid state physics, or advanced nuclear physics. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
- PHY 4937Undergraduate Tutorial in PhysicsThis course consists of selected topics in modern physics. Examination of primary research literature. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen semester hours. A maximum of eight students allowed in each tutorial.
- PHY 4970Honors WorkMay be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
- PHY 5228Mechanics IIThis course covers Lagrangian dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, dynamics of rigid bodies, coupled oscillations, waves in one-dimensional continuous systems, and special relativity.
- PHY 5246Theoretical DynamicsThis course focuses on topics such as: Lagrangian mechanics, central forcel motion, rigid body motion, small oscillations, Hamiltonian mechanics, can onical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory variational principles.
- PHY 5326Electricity and Magnetism IThis course covers electric fields for static charge distributions, electric fields in matter, magnetic fields for constant current configiations, m agnetic fields in matter, and Maxwell's equations.
- PHY 5327Electricity and Magnetism IIThis course covers electromagnetic wave solutions to Maxwell's equations; reflection, transmission, dispersion, and absorption of electromagnetic waves; scalar and vector potentials; electromagnetic dipole radiation; electrodynamics; and relativity.
- PHY 5346Electrodynamics AThis course focuses on topics such as: electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, production and propagation of electromagnetic radiation, special theory of relativity, covariant electrodynamics.
- PHY 5347Electrodynamics BThis course focuses on topics such as: electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, production and propagation of electromagnetic radiation, special theory of relativity, covariant electrodynamics.
- PHY 5515Thermal and Statistical PhysicsThis course studies the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and their application to simple systems. The kinetic theory of an ideal gas. An introduction to the classical and quantum statistical mechanics of weakly interacting systems.
- PHY 5524Statistical MechanicsThis course focuses on classical and quantum statistics of weakly interacting systems, ensembles, and statistical thermodynamics.
- PHY 5607Quantum Theory of Matter AThis course studies quantum mechanics and its applications to particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, and condensed matter.
- PHY 5608Quantum Theory of Matter BThis course studies quantum mechanics and its applications to particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, and condensed matter.
- PHY 5645Quantum Mechanics AThis course studies the development of quantum theory from wave mechanics to matrix mechanics, approximation methods with applications in modern physics, elementary scattering theory, and relativistic quantum theory.
- PHY 5646Quantum Mechanics BThis course studies the development of quantum theory from wave mechanics to matrix mechanics, approximation methods with applications in modern physics, elementary scattering theory, and relativistic quantum theory.
- PHY 5667Quantum Field TheoryThis course focuses on the Lagrangian Field theory, quantization of scalar, spinor, and vector fields, perturbation theory, renormalization, and quantum electrodynamics.
- PHY 5669Quantum Field Theory BThis course is the second semester of quantum field theory, and examines path integral quantization, renormalization, renormalization group, non-Abelian gauge theories and the Standard Model.
- PHY 5670Quantum Many-Body PhysicsThis course examines quantum many-body physics as applied to condensed matter, atomic, and nuclear physics.
- PHY 5904Directed Individual StudyCourse Description not on file
- PHY 5909Directed Individual StudyCourse Description not on file
- PHY 5920ColloquiumThis course consists of a series of lectures given by faculty and visiting scientists.
- PHY 5940Supervised TeachingThis course consists of laboratory teaching under the direction of a senior faculty member. A maximum of three semester hours may apply to the master?s degree. May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
- PHY 5971ThesisA minimum of six semester hours credit is required.
- PHY 6937Selected Topics in PhysicsCourse Description not on file
- PHY 6938Special Topics in PhysicsEach semester a number of courses labelled PHY 6938r may be scheduled. The exact content of each of these courses will depend on the interests and needs of the students and faculty. Proposals for special topics courses will be submitted by individual faculty members to the Graduate Affairs Committee three months prior to the scheduling of these courses. Student or faculty groups are encouraged to approach an appropriate faculty member and persuade him or her to submit a proposal for a course they feel is needed. The following titles reflect potential offerings: Models and Reactions in Nuclear Physics, Experimental Methods in Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Phenomenological Theories in Particle Physics, Experimental Methods in Particle Physics, Solid State Theory, Theory of Magnetism, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Statistical Physics, Atomic Structure, Theory of Infrared Spectra, Electron and Atom Collisions, Molecular Collisions, General Relativity and Cosmology, Astrophysics, Magnetic Resonance.
- PHY 6941Graduate Tutorial in PhysicsSelected topics in modern physics. Readings and analysis of primary literature. Maximum of eight students in each tutorial.
- PHY 6980DissertationCourse Description not on file
- PHY 8964Preliminary Doctoral ExaminationCourse Description not on file
- PHY 8976Master's Thesis DefenseCourse Description not on file
- PHY 8985Dissertation DefenseCourse Description not on file