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**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 underthe supervision of a faculty member.

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

PR: PHY 4222 or CI. Fall Semester.

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

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

PR: PHY 4324C or CI

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential andboundary 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 andmagnetohydrodynamics.

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

PR: PHY 4324C and PHY 4604 or CI.

Optical modes, optical resonator theory, gainsaturation, 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 phaseconjugation, second harmonic and sum frequency
generation, and stimulatedRaman 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, perturbationmethods

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

PR: PHY 6645 or CI.

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

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

PR: GS or CC.

Modern laboratory techniques frequentlyrequired in experimental research. Includes
use of lasers, electronicinstruments, vacuum systems, computerized data acquisition,
thin filmdeposition, 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 researchtopic 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 aPhysics 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 toclassical 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 toclassical and modern physics. Selected
topics in complex analysis,differential and integral equations, numerical methods,
and probabilitytheory.

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

PR: CGS 5420 or CI.

C programming applied to real science andengineering problems. Data analysis, numerical
algorithms, modeling, parallelcomputation. Subjects selected from current research
may includeneurobiology, 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 electrondiffraction, mechanical and thermal properties
of solids, electrical andmagnetic 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, selectionrules, rotation groups and atomic levels, molecular
orbitals and electronicenergies, space groups and spectra of crystals, crystal field
theory andsymmetry.

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

PR: PHY 4604 or CI.

Hydrogen atom, one electron systems, centralfield and vector models, perturbations,
Zeeman and Stark effect, hyperfinestructure, atomic structure calculations; diatomic
spectra, rotational andvibration 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, astrophysicalapplications, 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 ofinsulators, superconductivity, imperfections
in solids. Second semester ofsequence PHZ 5405, PHZ 6426.