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PHYSICS 5500
Methods Of Mathematical Physics I



Intended to provide the student with the advanced mathematical techniques needed for beginning graduate studies in the physical sciences. Content includes real variables, infinite series, complex analysis, linear algebra and partial differential equations. Offered: Fall.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5501
Methods Of Mathematical Physics II



A continuation of Physics 500 which includes SturmLiouville operators, special functions, Fourier transforms, distributions and Green functions, Laplace transforms, linear groups and tensor analysis. Offered: Winter.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5505
Survey Of Recent Development In Physics



Specifically designed to help high school and junior college science teachers keep pace with current developments in various subdivisions of physics and their impact on society and technology. (Not applicable for graduate degree in Physics). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree and one year science teaching experience. Offered: On Demand.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5510
Theoretical Mechanics I



A review of undergraduate mechanics precedes the study of generalized classical mechanics in this course. Topics include variational principles, Lagrangian and Hamilton methods, conservation laws and HamiltonJacobi theory. Offered: Fall.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5511
Theoretical Mechanics II



A continuation of PHYSICS 510, this course covers topics such as normal coordinates, small oscillations, continuum mechanics and special/general relativity. Offered: On Demand.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5520
Electromagnetic Theory And Applications I



Electrostatics, magnetostatics and various approaches in solving boundary value problems of electromagnetism, Green's functions, conformal transformations and polynomial expansions, Maxwell's equations and waves. Offered: Fall Even years

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5521
Electromagnetic Theory And Applications II



Waveguides, fiberoptics, radiation systems and antenna for wireless communications, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves, multipole fields, special relativity and relativistic particle dynamics and radiation. Offered: Spring Odd years

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5530
Quantum Mechanics I



Review of elementary methods, formal preliminaries, axioms, commuting operators, angular momentum, static perturbation theory, WignerEckart theorem. Offered: Fall Odd years

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5531
Quantum Mechanics II



Time dependent perturbation theory, scattering, applications to atoms, molecules and nuclei, reactions, relativistic methods. Offered: SpringEven years.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5535
Optical Properties Of Matter



Maxwell's equations and the dielectric function, absorption and dispersion, freeelectron metals, interband transitions, dispersion relations and sum rules, selfconsistent field approximation, currentcurrent correlations and the fluctuationdissipation theorem, plasmons and characteristic energy loss. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 450,PHYSICS 460, PHYSICS 461, PHYSICS 471, PHYSICS 472,PHYSICS 500. Offered: Spring Odd years.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5537
Particle Physics



Essential aspects of modern particle physics are examined in a historical context, and also in terms of the standard model describing concisely the fundamental interactions among particles. Conservation laws are discuses, and recent developments such as String Theory are considered. Physics 5537 is also offered as Physics 437. Prerequisites for undergraduates: Physics 240, Physics 250, and Physics 350 or Physics 472.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5540
Statistical Physics I



Statistical mechanics as a basis for thermodynamics; classical distribution functions; quantum statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, transport phenomena; application to systems of interacting particles. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 410, PHYSICS 471, PHYSICS 472. Offered: Fall Odd Years.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5541
Statistical Physics II



Special topics in advanced statistical physics including: second quantization, modern many body theory, interacting Fermi and Bose systems, superfluidity and superconductivity, renormalization group and computer simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 540. Offered: On Demand.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5550
Atomic And Molecular Structure



Experimental results and theoretical models by quantum mechanics. Special emphasis on the interaction between radiation and matter. Offered: On Demand.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5553
Practical Astronomy



A practical overview of the basic methods of observational astronomy research, including the principles of telescopes, detectors and measurement theory, as well as handson experience with data reduction and analysis. This course is open to graduate students from all majors. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5555
Stellar Astrophysics



A mathematical and conceptual overview of the observed properties of stars and the fundamental astrophysics of radiative transfer, hydrostatic equilibrium, atomic processes and thermonuclear energy production that govern their structure, atmospheres and remnants. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5556
Galaxies



A mathematical and conceptual overview of the observed properties and astrophysics of galaxies highlighting star formation and evolution, the interstellar medium, the Milky Way, galaxy populations and demographics, active galactic nuclei, and galaxy formation and evolution. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5560
Nuclear Physics



Fundamental properties of the atomic nucleus discussed in terms of experimental results and theoretical models. Quantum and statistical mechanics are used where appropriate. Offered: On Demand.

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5565
Cosmology



This course provides a foundation in both physical and observational cosmology. Students will acquire both a mathematical and conceptual understanding of the formation and dynamics of the Universe. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

Credits: 3 hours

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PHYSICS 5570
Quantum Theory Of Solids I



Lattice dynamics and thermal conductivity. Neutron scattering. Symmetry principles in crystals and consequences. Point group, space group and irreducible representations. Energy band theory and methods of band calculation. Elementary Theory of Magnetism. Spin wave theory. Offered: Spring Even Years.

Credits: 3 hours

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