PHYS 501, ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, 4 credits.
Mathematical methods of theoretical physics, including topics from intermediate
and partial differential equations: Green's function, tensor analysis.
PHYS 541, ADVANCED DYNAMICS, 4 credits. Variational methods,
LaGrange's equations, Hamilton's equation, canonical transformation;
Hamilton-Jacobi theory; classical perturbation theory. Prerequisite: PHYS 341
or equivalent. Students should also register concurrently for PHYS 501.
PHYS 542, NONRELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS, 4 credits.
Postulates of quantum mechanics and mathematical formalism; one-dimensional
problems; the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator; Heisenberg uncertainty
relations; many-particle systems of bosons and fermions; symmetries in quantum
mechanics; angular momentum and the hydrogen atom.
PHYS 552, ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY, 4 credits. Classical
electromagnetic field theory; interaction of electromagnetic radiation with
matter; conformal mapping.
PHYS 558, CRYSTAL GROWTH, 4 credits. Theory and experimental
techniques concerning the growth of single crystals. Will involve both lecture
topics and laboratory work.
PHYS 559, MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 4 credits. This course is
designed to acquaint the student with concepts and experimental techniques
necessary to understand the mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal
properties of materials as well as surface characterization techniques.
PHYS 581, ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS, 2-4 credits. Review
of the technology involved in current advances in experimental physics.
Students perform an experiment using low temperatures, high vacuum,
advanced digital electronics and/or lasers.
PHYS 582, TOPICS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS, 2-4 credits. Theoretical
treatment of selected topics from molecular, solid state, nuclear and/or
elementary particle physics. Includes a survey of current state-of-the-art
research in each area.
PHYS 583 or 584, GRADUATE PHYSICS SEMINAR, 1 credit. Survey of
the current literature and developments in physics; special readings and papers.
PHYS 591 or 592, RESEARCH IN PHYSICS, 3 credits. Individual research
work of an experimental or theoretical nature on problems approved by the
department. This research may be submitted for thesis requirements.
PHYS 599, THESIS PREPARATION, not for credit. For students who
have completed all regular course requirements but have not submitted an