Physics Courses

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PHYS 5195.  Graduate Seminar.  

Graduate Seminar: May be repeated three times for credit.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

PHYS 5196.  Graduate Research in Physics.  

Graduate Research in Physics: This course may be taken as often as needed, but no more than 3 semester credit hours may be applied to satisfy the requirements for the master's degree. A student will receive only a P or F grade, except when the student has filed a preliminary degree plan in which this course appears. Prerequisite: Department approval.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
1 Other Hour

PHYS 5321.  Mechanics.  

Mechanics: Lagrange's equations, nonholonomic constraints, Hamilton's principles, two-body central force, rigid body dynamics, Lagrangian relativistic mechanics, Hamilton and Hamilton-Jacobi equations, canonical transformations. Prerequisite: PHYS 3352. Offered Fall semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 3352 w/C or better)

PHYS 5325.  Mathematical Physics.  

Mathematical Physics: Linear systems, special functions, complex variables, and tensor problems in physics. Offered Fall semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

PHYS 5341.  Electrodynamics.  

Electrodynamics: Boundary value problems, polarization and stress tensor. Conservation laws and energy momentum tensor. Relativistic elctrodynamics. Covariant form of field equations. Potentials and gauge invariance. Prerequisite: PHYS 4342.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 4342 w/C or better)

PHYS 5361.  Quantum Mechanics.  

Quantum Mechanics: Solution of the Schroedinger wave equation for discrete and continuous energy eigenvalues; representation of physical variables as operators and the matrix formulation of quantum mechanics; approximation methods. Prerequisite: PHYS 4356.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 4356 w/C or better)

PHYS 5365.  Advanced Statistical Mechanics.  

Advanced Statistical Mechanics: Classical and quantum statistics of systems in equilibrium. Treatment of fluctuations and transport phenomena. Introduction to many body problems. Prerequisite: PHYS 3331 with a grade of "C" or better.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 3331 w/C or better)

PHYS 5371.  Solid State Physics.  

Solid State Physics: Electromagnetic, elastic and particle waves in periodic lattices as applied to the electrical, magnetic and thermal properties of solids. Prerequisite: PHYS 4356 or department approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 4356 w/C or better)

PHYS 5391.  Research Problems in Physics.  

Research Problems in Physics: Required course for the 36-hour non-thesis option. Requires two copies of a type-written report. May be repeated for credit; maximum credit allowed six hours. May not be counted as thesis research but may be taken one time as a preparatory investigation course prior to the beginning of thesis research. Prerequisites: Submission of the Petition of Candidacy and department approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

PHYS 5393.  Special Topics in Physics.  

Special Topics in Physics: Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

PHYS 5396.  Graduate Research in Physics.  

Graduate Research in Physics: This course may be taken as often as needed, but no more than 3 semester credit hours may be applied to satisfy the requirements for the master's degree. A student will receive only a pass/fail grade except when the student has filed a preliminary degree plan in which this course appears. Prerequisite: Department approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

PHYS 5398.  Thesis.  

Thesis: Prerequisite: Department approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

PHYS 5399.  Thesis.  

Thesis. Prerequisite: PHYS 5398 and department approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 5398 w/P or better)

PHYS 5696.  Graduate Research in Physics.  

Graduate Research in Physics (0-0-6) This course may be taken as often as needed, but no more than three semester hours may be applied to satisfy the requirements for the master's degree. A student will receive only a pass/fail grade except when the student has filed a preliminary degree plan in which this course appears. Prerequisite: Department approval.

6 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours