# Graduate

## Course Descriptions

#### Graduate Course Descriptions

**PHY 5937 Selected Topics in Physics (1-4) AS PHY**

PR: Senior or advanced standing and CC

Each topic is a course in directed study under the supervision of a faculty member.

**PHY 6246 Classical Mechanics (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 4222 or CI. Fall Semester.

Dynamics of particles and systems of particles, Lagrange's equation, central forces,
rigid body dynamics.

**PHY 6346 Electromagnetic Theory I (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 4324C or CI

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential and boundary value problems. Maxwell's equations.
First semester of sequence PHY6346, PHY 6347.

**PHY 6347 Applied Electromagnetic Theory (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 6346 or CI.

Second semester of sequence PHY 6346, PHY6347. Electromagnetic waves, wave guides
and resonant cavities, diffraction, relativistic-particle kinematics and dynamics,
plasmas and magnetohydrodynamics.

**PHY 6446 Lasers and Applications (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 4324C and PHY 4604 or CI.

Optical modes, optical resonator theory, gain saturation, theory of laser oscillators,
specific laser systems, Q-switchingand mode-locking, optical waveguides.

**PHY 6447 Physics of Lightwave Devices and Applications (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 6446 or CI.

Nonlinear optics including optical phase conjugation, second harmonic and sum frequency
generation, and stimulated Raman scattering. Selected applications of lasers and nonlinear
optics.

**PHY 6536 Statistical Mechanics (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 5624 or CI.

Kinetic theory, configuration and phase space. Boltzmann theorem, Liouville theorem,
ensemble theory, quantum statistics.

**PHY 6646 Quantum Mechanics I (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 4604 or CI.

Hilbert space, continuous spectrum, matrix andwave mechanics, quantum dynamics, symmetries,
angular momentum, perturbation methods

**PHY 6646 Applied Quantum Mechanics (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 6645 or CI.

Approximation and perturbation methods,hydrogen fine structure, scattering, identical
particles, second quantization, Dirac equation.

**PHY 6846L Modern Laboratory Techniques (3) AS PHY**

PR: GS or CC.

Modern laboratory techniques frequently required in experimental research. Includes
use of lasers, electronic instruments, vacuum systems, computerized data acquisition,
thin film deposition, and semi-conductor Hall experiments.

**PHY 6909 Independent Study (1-19) AS PHY**

PR: CI.

Independent study in which student must have acontract with an instructor.

**PHY 6911 Directed Research (1-19) A PHY**

PR: GS.

An individual investigation of a research topic under the supervision of an instructor.

**PHY 6935 Graduate Seminar (1) AS PHY**

PR: CI. All Physics graduate students are expected to enroll in this course at least
once.

**PHY 6938 Selected Topics in Physics (1-10) AS PHY**

PR: CI

Each topic is a course in directed study underthe supervision of a faculty member.

**PHY 6940 Supervised Teaching (3) AS PHY**

PR: Dept. Approval Required.

Laboratory teaching under the direction of a Physics Department faculty member.

**PHY 6971 Thesis: Master's (2-19) AS PHY**

PR: CI

**PHY 7910 Directed Research (1-9) AS PHY**

PR: Graduate Ph.D. level.

**PHY 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral (2-9) AS PHY**

Rpt. S/U, PR: Admission to Candidacy.

**PHZ 5115 Methods of Theoretical Physics I (3) AS PHY**

PR: MAP 2302 or CI.

Applications of mathematical techniques to classical and modern physics. Vector spaces
including Hilbert space, orthogonal functions, generalized functions, Fourier analysis,
transformcalculus, and variational calculus.

**PHZ 5116 Methods of Theoretical Physics II (3) AS PHY**

PR: MAP 2302 or CI.

Applications of mathematical techniques to classical and modern physics. Selected
topics in complex analysis, differential and integral equations, numerical methods,
and probability theory.

**PHZ 5156C Computational Physics I (3) AS PHY**

PR: CGS 5420 or CI.

C programming applied to real science and engineering problems. Data analysis, numerical
algorithms, modeling, parallel computation. Subjects selected from current research
may include neurobiology, quantum magnetism, chaos, finance, materials science.

**PHZ 5405 Solid State Physics I (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 3101, MAP 2302, CI.

Crystal structure, x-ray and electron diffraction, mechanical and thermal properties
of solids, electrical and magnetic properties of metals, band theory of metals, insulators,
and semiconductors. First semester of sequence PHZ 5405, PHZ 6426.

**PHZ 6136 Physical Applications of Group Theory (3) AS PHY**

PR: CI.

Matrices, symmetry elements and point groups, reducible and irreducible representations,
molecular vibrations, selection rules, rotation groups and atomic levels, molecular
orbitals and electronic energies, space groups and spectra of crystals, crystal field
theory and symmetry.

**PHZ 6204 Atomic and Molecular Spectra I (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHY 4604 or CI.

Hydrogen atom, one electron systems, central field and vector models, perturbations,
Zeeman and Stark effect, hyperfine structure, atomic structure calculations; diatomic
spectra, rotational and vibration analysis, intensities, temperatures from spectra,
isotope effects.

**PHZ 6205 Atomic And Molecular Spectra II (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHZ 6204 or CI.

Electronic transitions in diatomic molecules, Hund's coupling schemes, electron configuration
and valence, astrophysical applications, predisassociation, normal modes of polyatomic
molecules, Ramanand IR spectra, rotation-vibration interaction, microwave spectra,
thermodynamic properties, stellar atmospheres.

**PHZ 6426 Solid State Physics II (3) AS PHY**

PR: PHZ 5405 or CI.

Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of insulators, superconductivity, imperfections
in solids. Second semester ofsequence PHZ 5405, PHZ 6426.