Physics (PHYS)
1000
PHYS 1100 [Not Offered] Introduction to Physics (3 credits)
Prereq.: credit or registration in MATH 1550. Measurement, vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, wave motion, temperature, the electric field, DC circuits, and geometrical optics.
PHYS 1201 General Physics for Physics Majors (4 credits)
F,S Prereq. for 1201: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1100 or placement by examination; credit or registration in MATH 1550. Prereq. for 1202: PHYS 1201 and credit or registration in MATH 1552. 4 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Primarily for students intending to major in physics. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2001, 2002 or 2101, 2102. Fundamentals of classical physics and some concepts of modern physics; calculus and vector analysis introduced and used in development of subject matter.
PHYS 1202 [Not Offered] General Physics for Physics Majors (4 credits)
F,S Prereq. for 1201: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1100 or placement by examination; credit or registration in MATH 1550. Prereq. for 1202: PHYS 1201 and credit or registration in MATH 1552. 4 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Primarily for students intending to major in physics. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2001, 2002 or 2101, 2102. Fundamentals of classical physics and some concepts of modern physics; calculus and vector analysis introduced and used in development of subject matter.
PHYS 1208 General Physics Laboratory for Physics Majors (1 credits)
F,S Prereq. for 1208: credit or registration in PHYS 1201. Prereq. for 1209: credit or registration in PHYS 1202. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2108, 2109. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1201, 1202.
PHYS 1209 [Not Offered] General Physics Laboratory for Physics Majors (1 credits)
F,S Prereq. for 1208: credit or registration in PHYS 1201. Prereq. for 1209: credit or registration in PHYS 1202. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2108, 2109. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1201, 1202.
2000
PHYS 2001 General Physics (3 credits)
Prereq. for PHYS 2001: MATH 1022 or 1023; Prereq. for PHYS 2002: PHYS 2001. 3 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 1201, 1202 or 2101, 2102. Mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism; topics in modern physics.
PHYS 2002 General Physics (3 credits)
Prereq. for PHYS 2001: MATH 1022 or 1023; Prereq. for PHYS 2002: PHYS 2001. 3 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 1201, 1202 or 2101, 2102. Mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism; topics in modern physics.
PHYS 2010 [Not Offered] Inquiry Approaches to Math and Science Teaching (1 credits)
See BIOL 2010.
PHYS 2011 [Not Offered] Inquiry-Based Math and Science Lesson Design (1 credits)
See BIOL 2011.
PHYS 2101 [Not Offered] General Physics for Technical Students (3 credits)
Prereq.: Grade of �C� or better in PHYS 1100 or placement by examination; credit or registration in MATH 1552. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1201, 2001. Mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory.
PHYS 2102 [Not Offered] General Physics for Technical Students (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2101 and MATH 1552. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1202, 2002. Electricity, magnetism, physical optics, and topics from modern physics.
PHYS 2108 Introductory Physics Laboratory (1 credits)
Prereq.: credit or registration in PHYS 2001 or 2101. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1208. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2001 or 2101.
PHYS 2109 General Physics Laboratory (1 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2108 and credit or registration in PHYS 2002 or 2102. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1209. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2002 and 2102; electricity, magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, and other topics in modern physics.
PHYS 2111 [Not Offered] Elementary Mathematical Physics (3 credits)
F Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102; and credit in MATH 1552. Mathematical methods of physics; vector calculus, complex variables, Fourier series, matrices and determinants, differential equations with application to selected problems in physics.
PHYS 2203 Introductory Modern Physics (3 credits)
F Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102. Elementary modern physics; special relativity, wave/particle duality, quantum mechanics, hydrogen atom, many-electron atoms, nuclear structure, elementary particles, solid state, astrophysics, and cosmology.
PHYS 2207 Introductory Modern Physics Laboratory (1 credits)
F Coreq.: PHYS 2203. Required for physics majors. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2203.
PHYS 2221 [Not Offered] Introduction to Mechanics (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102 and MATH 2057. Basic concepts of mechanics with emphasis on corresponding mathematical techniques.
PHYS 2231 Electr icity and Magnetism (3 credits)
S Prereq.: PHYS 2221 or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090. Electricity and magnetism; static and quasistatic electromagnetic fields in vacua and in dielectric and magnetic media.
PHYS 2401 [Not Offered] Introduction to Concepts in Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: MATH 1021 or an ACT math score of at least 25. Primarily for students in liberal arts and education. Historical evolution and underlying philosophy of principles of physics; provides appreciation of physics; does not develop technical skill.
PHYS 2411 Computational Science I (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2221; or PHYS 1202 or 2102 and MATH 2057; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Introduction to symbolic manipulation and numerical techniques used to analyze or simulate a broad range of physical systems.
PHYS 2995 Research Internship (1 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. May be repeated for credit. Individual reading and theoretical and/or experimental research on introductory problems in physics.
3000
PHYS 3001 [Not Offered] Science Teaching in Secondary School I: The Learner (1 credits)
See BIOL 3001.
PHYS 3002 [Not Offered] Science Teaching in Secondary School II: Technology in Science Education (1 credits)
See BIOL 3002.
PHYS 3098 [Not Offered] INSTRU ELECT FOR SCI (3.0 credits)
4000
PHYS 4003 [Not Offered] Science Teaching in Secondary School III: Instructional Strategies in Science (1 credits)
See BIOL 4003.
PHYS 4004 [Not Offered] Seminar in Teaching Secondary School Science (3 credits)
See BIOL 4004.
PHYS 4098 [Not Offered] Instrumentation Electronics for Scientists (3 credits)
S Prereq.: PHYS 1202 and 1209; or PHYS 2102 and 2109. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Basic electronic technology and circuits used in scientific instrumentation; circuit analysis, discrete components, operational amplifiers, and digital electronics.
PHYS 4112 Intermediate Mathematical Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 2221 or CHEM 4581; and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090. Mathematical methods of physics, with application to selected problems.
PHYS 4123 Intermediate Mechanics (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and MATH 2057. Lagrangian mechanics; central force motion; rigid body dynamics; small oscillations.
PHYS 4125 [Not Offered] Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090. Basic physical concepts and methods appropriate for description of systems involving many particles; unified view point of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory.
PHYS 4132 [Not Offered] Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Waves (3 credits)
F Prereq.: PHYS 2231. Continuation of PHYS 2231. Emphasis on electromagnetic waves and radiation.
PHYS 4135 [Not Offered] Modern Optics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and MATH 2065 or 2090. Review of geometrical optics and optical instruments, scalar diffraction theory, spatial filtering and holography, Gaussian beam optics, optical resonators, lasers, and optical properties of materials.
PHYS 4136 [Not Offered] Modern Optics Laboratory (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 4135. 1 hr. lecture; 5 hrs. lab. Techniques in modern optics, including interferometers, electrooptic and magnetooptic devices, fiber optics, spatial filtering, holography, and spectroscopy.
PHYS 4141 [Not Offered] Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; PHYS 4141 is prerequisite for 4142. Elementary principles of quantum mechanics, including Schrodinger equation, one-dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, perturbation theory, matrix mechanics, and spin.
PHYS 4142 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; PHYS 4141 is prerequisite for 4142. Elementary principles of quantum mechanics, including Schrodinger equation, one-dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, perturbation theory, matrix mechanics, and spin.
PHYS 4198 [Not Offered] Advanced Modern Physics Laboratory (3 credits)
S Prereq.: PHYS 4141. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab/computations. Electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics.
PHYS 4201 [Not Offered] Survey of Contemporary Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4142 or equivalent. Current research in physics: relativity, atomic physics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, astrophysics.
PHYS 4202 [Not Offered] Survey of Contemporary Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4142 or equivalent. Current research in physics: relativity, atomic physics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, astrophysics.
PHYS 4251 [Not Offered] Atomic Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 4142 and credit or registration in 4132. Modern theory of atomic structure, radiations, and processes.
PHYS 4261 [Not Offered] Introduction to Solid-State Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or 4141. Properties of the crystalline state and the free-electron; band theories of metals, insulators, and semiconductors.
PHYS 4271 [Not Offered] Subatomic Physics (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or 4141. Nuclear and particle properties, abundance and stability of nuclei, strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces, nuclear instrumentation, particle accelerators and detectors, nuclear reactions, and particle and nuclear astrophysics.
PHYS 4399 Research in Experimental Physics (3 credits)
F Prereq.: PHYS 4198 or consent of instructor and department chair. Individual research project conducted and reported under supervision of individually selected faculty member.
PHYS 4412 [Not Offered] Computational Science II (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 2411 or equivalent. Continuation of PHYS 2411. Advanced techniques for numerical computations in the physical sciences.
PHYS 4750 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Physics (3 credits)
F S Prereq.: Consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary.
PHYS 4991 Special Problems in Physics (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of physics and mathematics, demonstrated ability in science, and consent of instructor and department chair. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit. Individual reading and theoretical and/or experimental work on advanced problems in physics.
6000
PHYS 6111 [Not Offered] Mathematical Physics for Teachers (3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. Not for degree credit for physics majors. Mathematical structure of physics.
PHYS 6121 [Not Offered] Classical Physics for Teachers (3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the MNS degree program. Application of conservation principles to development of classical physics.
PHYS 6141 [Not Offered] Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, and Nuclei for Teachers (3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the MNS degree program. Origins of quantum theory; application to atoms, molecules, solids, and nuclei.
PHYS 6191 [Not Offered] Research Par ticipation for Teachers (3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit.
PHYS 6198 [Not Offered] Laboratory Methods for Teachers (3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the MNS degree program. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit. Analysis of laboratory experiments in current high school physics curricula; selected experiments in modern physics.
PHYS 6991 [Not Offered] Seminar in Current Developments in Physics Curriculum Materials (1-3 credits)
Su only-V Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the MNS degree program. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.
7000
PHYS 7211 [Not Offered] Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4112 or equivalent. PHYS 7211 is prerequisite for 7212. Advanced topics in mathematical methods of theoretical physics; mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics.
PHYS 7212 [Not Offered] Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4112 or equivalent. PHYS 7211 is prerequisite for 7212. Advanced topics in mathematical methods of theoretical physics; mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics.
PHYS 7221 Classical Mechanics (3 credits)
Su Study of particle mechanics and rigid body mechanics using the methods of Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, and Hamilton-Jacobi theory.
PHYS 7223 [Not Offered] Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3 credits)
V Mechanics of inviscid and Newtonian viscous fluids; elasticity of solids.
PHYS 7225 [Not Offered] Statis tical Mechanics (3 credits)
Su Principles of classical and quantum statistics, with application to special problems.
PHYS 7231 [Not Offered] Classical Electrodynamics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7231 is prerequisite for 7232. Problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, wave guides, and antennas; relativistic electrodynamics and radiation from moving charges.
PHYS 7232 Classical Electrodynamics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7231 is prerequisite for 7232. Problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, wave guides, and antennas; relativistic electrodynamics and radiation from moving charges.
PHYS 7241 Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4142 or equivalent. PHYS 7241 is prerequisite for 7242. Basic concepts of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, operators and matrices, intrinsic and orbital angular momenta, perturbation theory, atomic structure, second quantization, and scattering theory.
PHYS 7242 [Not Offered] Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 4142 or equivalent. PHYS 7241 is prerequisite for 7242. Basic concepts of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, operators and matrices, intrinsic and orbital angular momenta, perturbation theory, atomic structure, second quantization, and scattering theory.
PHYS 7336 General Relativity (3 credits)
V General tensor analysis; postulates of general relativity, field equations, equations of motion, interior and exterior Schwarzchild solutions; cosmology.
PHYS 7343 [Not Offered] Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7242. The Lorentz group, relativistic wave equations, introduction to quantum field theory.
PHYS 7353 Atomic and Optical Physics I, II (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7242; PHYS 7353 is prerequisite for 7354. Applications of quantum mechanics to atomic systems and their interaction with radiation; spectral levels, photoabsorption and collisions with charged particles.
PHYS 7354 [Not Offered] Atomic and Optical Physics I, II (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7242; PHYS 7353 is prerequisite for 7354. Applications of quantum mechanics to atomic systems and their interaction with radiation; spectral levels, photoabsorption and collisions with charged particles.
PHYS 7360 [Not Offered] Low-Temperature Physics (3 credits)
V Properties of matter at temperatures near absolute zero; methods of producing low temperatures; superfluidity of liquid helium, superconductivity, magnetic effects, and adiabatic demagnetization.
PHYS 7363 Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7225 and 7242. PHYS 7363 is prerequisite for 7364. Application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to condensed matter; lattice vibrations, energy bands in crystals, transport properties, collective excitations, ferromagnetism and superconductivity; theory of Fermi and Bose quantum fluids, phase transitions, and critical phenomena.
PHYS 7364 [Not Offered] Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7225 and 7242. PHYS 7363 is prerequisite for 7364. Application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to condensed matter; lattice vibrations, energy bands in crystals, transport properties, collective excitations, ferromagnetism and superconductivity; theory of Fermi and Bose quantum fluids, phase transitions, and critical phenomena.
PHYS 7373 Nuclear Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 4271 and 7241. PHYS 7373 is prerequisite for 7374. Applications of quantum mechanics to the two-nucleon system, to a system of many nucleons, and to nuclear reactions, with comparisons between theory and experimental results.
PHYS 7374 [Not Offered] Nuclear Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 4271 and 7241. PHYS 7373 is prerequisite for 7374. Applications of quantum mechanics to the two-nucleon system, to a system of many nucleons, and to nuclear reactions, with comparisons between theory and experimental results.
PHYS 7383 [Not Offered] High Energy Particle Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7231 and 7242. Strong electromagnetic and weak interactions of hadrons and leptons, including symmetries and selection rules; quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory; accelerator and nonaccelerator experiments including cosmic rays and high energy astrophysics.
PHYS 7384 [Not Offered] High Energy Particle Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7231 and 7242. Strong electromagnetic and weak interactions of hadrons and leptons, including symmetries and selection rules; quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory; accelerator and nonaccelerator experiments including cosmic rays and high energy astrophysics.
PHYS 7398 Graduate Laboratory (3 credits)
S,Su 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Practical experience in modern experimental physics laboratory techniques.
PHYS 7411 [Not Offered] Computational Physics (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 7211. PHYS 7411 is prerequisite for PHYS 7412. Basic numerical techniques for solution of mathematical equations, including coupled linear algebraic and differential equations, and numerical simulation techniques; emphasis on application to physical problems.
PHYS 7412 [Not Offered] Computational Physics (3 credits)
Prereq.: PHYS 7211. PHYS 7411 is prerequisite for PHYS 7412. Basic numerical techniques for solution of mathematical equations, including coupled linear algebraic and differential equations, and numerical simulation techniques; emphasis on application to physical problems.
PHYS 7463 [Not Offered] Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 7242. PHYS 7463 is prerequisite for PHYS 7464. Density functional theory of electronic structure, mean field, and renormalization group theory of phase transitions; linear response theory; quantum transport, Landau theory of Fermi liquids; systems of strongly interacting electrons, superconductivity.
PHYS 7464 [Not Offered] Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: PHYS 7242. PHYS 7463 is prerequisite for PHYS 7464. Density functional theory of electronic structure, mean field, and renormalization group theory of phase transitions; linear response theory; quantum transport, Landau theory of Fermi liquids; systems of strongly interacting electrons, superconductivity.
PHYS 7537 Radiation Interactions and Transport (3 credits)
F Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or equivalent, CSC 2262, or equivalent. Same as MEDP 7537.
PHYS 7538 [Not Offered] Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport (3 credits)
S Prereq.: MEDP 7537 or consent of instructor, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computer programming. Same as MEDP 7538.
PHYS 7741 [Not Offered] Stellar Astrophysics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7741 is prerequisite for PHYS 7742. See ASTR 7741, 7742.
PHYS 7742 [Not Offered] Stellar Astrophysics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7741 is prerequisite for PHYS 7742. See ASTR 7741, 7742.
PHYS 7745 [Not Offered] Advanced Quantum Theory of Particles and Fields (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit.
PHYS 7751 Galactic Astrophysics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7751 is prerequisite for PHYS 7752. See ASTR 7751, 7752.
PHYS 7752 [Not Offered] Galactic Astrophysics (3 credits)
F,S PHYS 7751 is prerequisite for PHYS 7752. See ASTR 7751, 7752.
PHYS 7777 Seminar in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1-6 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. See ASTR 7777.
PHYS 7783 [Not Offered] Topics in As tronomy and Astrophysics (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. See ASTR 7783.
PHYS 7857 [Not Offered] Graduate Student Seminar (1 credits)
Pass-fail grading. May be repeated for credit. Introduction to research areas in the department; training for presentation of scientific talks; preparation of research proposals.
PHYS 7893 [Not Offered] Many-Body Theory (3 credits)
V Prereq.: PHYS 7242. Pass-fail grading. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Diagrammatic techniques, thermal Green's functions, transport theory, Fermi liquids, collective excitations, phase transitions.
PHYS 7895 [Not Offered] Selected Topics in Advanced Physics (3 credits)
V May be repeated for credit. Pass-fail grading.
PHYS 7896 [Not Offered] Current Developments (3 credits)
V May be repeated for credit. Pass-fail grading.
PHYS 7996 [Not Offered] Independent Research in Physics (3 credits)
V Prereq.: permission of department. An approved independent research project in experimental or theoretical physics; final written report and an oral presentation to a faculty committee is required.
8000
PHYS 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
�S�/�U� grading.
9000
PHYS 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
�S�/�U� grading.