Course Descriptions
Name |
Description |
Credit Hours |
PHYS 5321 Mechanics |
Lagrange's equations, non-holonomic 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 |
PHYS 5325 Mathematical Physics |
Linear systems, special functions, complex variables, and tensor problems in physics. Offered Fall semester. |
3 |
PHYS 5341 Electrodynamics |
Boundary value problems, polarization and stress tensor. Conservation laws and energy momentum tensor. Relativistic electrodynamics. Covariant form of field equations. Potentials and gauge invariance. Prerequisite: PHYS 4342. |
3 |
PHYS 5361 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 |
PHYS 5365 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 |
3 |
PHYS 5371 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 |
PHYS 5391 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 |
Note: Graduate students can take some of the Physics upper division courses with approval from graduate advisor. The students will have to complete a graduate level project on the course materials to earn credit toward graduate degree. Please see your instructor.