## Physics 5100

### Physics for In-Service Teachers

1-10 credits

Designed to deepen teachers' understanding of basic physical concepts and methods of treatment of selected topics, includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and individualized lab work.

Prereq: 10 cr hrs in Physics, and teaching experience, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs or 20 completions.

## Physics 5300

### Theoretical Mechanics

4 credits

Development of Lagrangian mechanics, inertia and stress tensors, rigid body rotations and introduction to the mechanics of continuous media.

Prereq: (C+ or better in 2301; Math 2153 or equiv; Math 2174 or equiv) or (C+ or better in 263; Math 415 or equiv; concurrent Math 513 or equiv). Not open to students with credit for 664.

## Physics 5400

### Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

4 credits

Introduction to the description of electrostatic fields; dielectrics; boundary-value problems; magnetic fields of steady currents; induction; Maxwell's equations; plane waves.

Prereq: (C+ or better in 2301 or C+ or better in Physics 263); Math 2174 or Math 2415 or Math 415 or equiv; Math 2153 or Math 4551 or Math 513 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 555 or 656.

## Physics 5400H

### Honors Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism 1

4 credits

Advanced treatment of electrostatic fields; dielectrics; boundary-value problems. magnetic fields of steady currents; induction; Maxwell's equations; plane waves.

Prereq: (C+ or better in 2301 or C+ or better in 263); Math 2174 or Math 2415 or Math 415 or equiv; Math 2153 or Math 4551 or Math 513 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 555 or 656.

## Physics 5401H

### Honors Advanced Electricity and Magnetism 2

4 credits

Plane waves, plane waves in matter; physical optics; coherence, interference, diffraction, and dispersion.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor; (B+ or better in 5400) or (C+ or better in 5400H) or (B+ or better in 555). Not open to students with credit for 656 or 657.

## Physics 5500

### Quantum Mechanics

4 credits

Introduction to quantum mechanics, including its historical background, the Schrodinger equation, solutions of one-dimensional scattering and bound state problems.

Prereq: (C+ or better in 2301 or C+ or better in Physics 263); Math 2174 or Math 2415 or Math 415 or equiv; Math 2153 or Math 4551 or Math 513 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 631 or 632.

## Physics 5500H

### Honors Quantum Mechanics I

4 credits

Advanced treatment of quantum mechanics, including its historical background, the Schrodinger equation, solutions of one-dimensional scattering and bound state problems. Uses Dirac notation.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor; (C+ or better in 2301 or C+ or better in Physics 263); Math 2174 or Math 2415 or Math 415 or equiv; Math 2153 or Math 4551 or Math 513 or equiv.

## Physics 5501H

### Honors Quantum Mechanics II

4 credits

The Schrodinger equation in three dimensions, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom; time-independent perturbation theory.time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory and the Born approximation, multi-electron atoms.

Prereq: Honors status or permission of instructor; (B+ or better in 5500) or (C+ or better in 5500H or (B+ or better in 632) or (C+ or better in 632H).

## Physics 5600

### Statistical Mechanics

4 credits

Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; applications to noninteracting classical and quantum systems. Interacting systems, special states of matter, critical phenomena and phase transitions.

Prereq: (C+ or better in 2301 or C+ or better in Physics 263); Math 2174 or Math 2415 or Math 415 or equiv; Math 2153 or Math 4551 or Math 513 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 621 or 622.

## Physics 5700

### Advanced Physics Laboratory

3 credits

Introduction to the experimental techniques of physics and the statistical analysis of data, through lectures and a variety of experiments.

Prereq: (Physics 263 and Physics 555 and Physics 631 and Physics 416) or (Physics 3700 and Physics 2301 and Physics 5400/5400H and Physics 5500/5500H). Not open to students with credit for 616..

## Physics 5710

### Advanced Engineering Physics Laboratory

3 credits

Lab course for eng physics majors. Experiments in optics, materials, and nuclear physics are carried out in a team approach, emphasizing DAQ methods and experimental design, analysis of collected data, and formal presentation of experimental results.

Prereq: 3700 (416) and 2301 (263), and 5400 (555) or 5400H, and 5500 (631) or 5500H. Not open to students with credit for 616.

## Physics 5740

### Quantitative Cell Biology for Engineers and Scientists

3 credits

Introduction to the biophysical and biochemical principles underlying the behavior of cellular processes with an emphasis on surveying engineering models and quantitative measurements.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Cross-listed in ChBE.

## Physics 5800

### Engineering Physics Design I

3 credits

Presents fundamentals of engineering-physics design and leads to skills development relevant to a specific design proposal. Technical communication skills, both written and oral, are employed throughout.

Prereq: 2301 (263) and a Second Writing course, and Sr standing in Engineering Physics.

## Physics 5801

### Engineering Physics Design II

3 credits

Continues training in engineering-physics design. Preliminary designs are refined and prototypes are fabricated and tested. Technical communication skills, both written and oral, are employed throughout.

Prereq: 5800, and Sr standing in Engineering Physics.

## Physics 6201

### Grad Holography I

3 credits

Introduction to the theory and basic technique of 3D image making. Students will construct a diode laser and use it to make holograms.. For grad students in the grad specialization "Analysis of Material Culture".

Prereq: Grad standing.

## Physics 6700

### Electronics for Physicists

3 credits

An intensive introduction to electronic circuits, devices, and instrumentation with emphasis on laboratory experience.

Prereq: 2301, or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 617.

## Physics 6740

### Introduction to Astrochemistry

4 credits

A treatment of chemistry occurring in interstellar clouds, areas of star formation, and atmospheres of stars.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit in 740, Astron 740, or Chem 740. Cross-listed in Chem.

## Physics 6780

### Special Topics Seminar

1 credits

A survey of current research problems in physics.

Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. This course is graded S/U.

## Physics 6802

### Topics in Elementary Particle Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in physics. Elementary Particle Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6803

### Topics in Astroparticle Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in Astroparticle Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6804

### Topics in Atomic and Molecular Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in physics. Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6805

### Topics in Nuclear Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in physics. Nuclear Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6806

### Topics in Condensed Matter Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in physics. Condensed Matter Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6809

### Topics in Biophysics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in Biophysics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6810

### Topics in Computational Physics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in Computational Physics.

Prereq: 5501 or grad standing or permission of instructor.

## Physics 6820

### Special Topics

4 credits

Experimental and theoretical aspects of areas of current interest in physics. Special Topics.

Prereq: Prereq: 5501 or grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs.

## Physics 7193

### Individual Studies

1-6 credits

Designed to give a properly qualified student opportunity for independent reading, study, or laboratory work in a specialized field of interest.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U.

## Physics 7194

### Group Studies

1-5 credits

Group Studies.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs or 6 completions.

## Physics 7401

### Electromagnetic Field Theory

3 credits

Electric and magnetic fields in material media, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, radiation by simple systems and by moving charges. Special theory of relativity.

Prereq: 5401 and 7701, or permission of instructor.

## Physics 7501

### Quantum Mechanics 1

3 credits

Postulates and Schroedinger eq., linear vector spaces, path-integral formulation; symmetry, orbital angular momentum, central potentials, spin angular momentum.

Prereq: 5501 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

## Physics 7502

### Quantum Mechanics 2

3 credits

Variational method; perturbation theory, semiclassical treatment of electromagnetic radiation, quantized electromagnetic radiation, scattering theory; density matrix; Dirac equation.

Prereq: 7501.

## Physics 7503

### Quantum Mechanics 3

3 credits

Systems with several electrons, exclusion principle; applications to atoms and molecules, and to scattering; Hartree-Fock approximation; Dirac equation for free electrons and for hydrogen.

Prereq: 7502.

## Physics 7601

### Classical and Statistical Physics I

3 credits

Lagrangian dynamics, variational principles, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, symmetries and conservation laws. Introduction to statistical physics; fundamental postulates.

Prereq: 5300 or grad standing in Physics or permission of instructor.

## Physics 7602

### Classical and Statistical Physics II

3 credits

Entropy, therm. potentials and changes of phase; microscopic expression for entropy and basis of classical ensemble theory. Canonical and grand ensembles; Quantum statistical mechanics.

Prereq: 5600 or equiv. or 7601.

## Physics 7603

### Advanced Statistical Physics

3 credits

Interacting systems; Ising and Heisenberg models of magnetism, theory of dense gases and liquids, phase transitions and critical phenomena; non-equilibrium statistical physics, Boltzmann equation.

Prereq: 7502 and 7602, or permission of instructor.

## Physics 7701

### Analytic and Numeric Methods of Physics

3 credits

Analytical and numeric boundary value problems, complex analysis, Fourier series, Legendre polynomials, spherical harmonics, and Bessel functions.

Prereq: grad standing in Physics or permission of instructor.

## Physics 7891

### Departmental Seminar or Workshop

1 credits

Departmental Seminar or Workshop

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

## Physics 7998

### Grad Research

1-10 credits

Laboratory and/or theoretical research on an individual basis on topics of current interest.

Prereq: 5700 or equiv and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U.

## Physics 8301

### Elasticity and Fluid Mechanics

3 credits

Elasticity of solids; stress and strain tensors, dislocations; fluid mechanics; ideal and viscous fluids, chaos, and turbulence.

Prereq: 7601 or permission of instructor.

## Physics 8802.01

### Topics in Elementary Particle Physics 1

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Elementary Particle Physics.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8802.02

### Topics in Elementary Particle Physics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Elementary Particle Physics.

Prereq: 8802.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8803.01

### Topics in Astroparticle Physics 1

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Astroparticle Physics.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8803.02

### Topics in Astroparticle Physics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Astroparticle Physics Physics.

Prereq: 8803.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8804.01

### Topics in Atomic and Molecular Physics 1

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Prereq: 7501, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8804.02

### Topics in Atomic and Molecular Physics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Prereq: 8804.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8805.01

### Topics in Nuclear Physics 1

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Nuclear Physics.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8805.02

### Topics in Nuclear Physics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Nuclear Physics.

Prereq: 8805.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8806.01

### Topics in Condensed Matter Physics 1

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Condensed Matter Physics.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8806.02

### Topics in Condensed Matter Physics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Condensed Matter Physics.

Prereq: 8806.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8808.01

### Topics in the Theory of Quantized Fields I

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Theory of Quantized Fields.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8808.02

### Topics in the Theory of Quantized Fields II

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Theory of Quantized Fields.

Prereq: 8808.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.**course webpage**

## Physics 8809.01

### Topics in Biophysics

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Biophysics.

Prereq: 7501, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8809.02

### Topics in Biophysics 2

3 credits

A (continued) systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Biophysics.

Prereq: 8809.01 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

## Physics 8820

### Special Topics

3 credits

A systematic advanced treatment of areas of current interest in physics; topics will be announced each quarter. Special Topics.

Prereq: 7501 or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

## Physics 8999

### Research in Physics

1 - 12 credits

Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

Au, Sp, Sum Semesters. Prereq: Permission of Instructor. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.