Physics Courses

PHY 1001 Perspectives in Physics, Biomedical Physics, and Astronomy

Survey of educational and career paths including specializations in basic research and applied disciplines; recommended for entering students and those considering or beginning a major or minor concentration.

PHY 1020 (PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science

Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits (fee applies).

Physical concepts and practical applications to everyday life of the basic principles of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Lectures, demonstrations and optional laboratory; laboratory is strongly recommended.

PHY 1020 (PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science

Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits (fee applies).

Physical concepts and practical applications to everyday life of the basic principles of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Lectures, demonstrations and optional laboratory; laboratory is strongly recommended.

PHY 1020 (PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science

Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits (fee applies).

Physical concepts and practical applications to everyday life of the basic principles of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Lectures, demonstrations and optional laboratory; laboratory is strongly recommended.

PHY 2020 Science, Technology, and War

May not be used to fulfill natural science group requirement.

Modern weapons, nuclear and otherwise are becoming increasingly available and dangerous; people with grievances seem eager to use them. Science and technology, as well as constraints of bureaucracy and society underpin weapons development and use, as technologies affect prospects and results of war and peace. History of humanity and its tools of war.

PHY 2130 (PS) General Physics

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry; coreq: PHY 2131. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2131. No credit after PHY 2170.

For general Liberal Arts and Sciences students and for students preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences. Mechanics, thermal physics, wave motions, and optics.

PHY 2130 (PS) Physics for the Life Sciences I

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry; coreq: PHY 2131. Satisfies General Education Laboratory Requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2131. No credit after PHY 2170.

Introduction to physics for students in the life sciences, preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences and for general Liberal Arts and Sciences students. Covers motion, forces, energy, diffusion, fluids, thermal physics with many biological examples. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2131. No credit after PHY 2170.

PHY 2130 (PS) General Physics

Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry; coreq: PHY 2131. Satisfies General Education Laboratory Requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2131. No credit after PHY 2170.

For general Liberal Arts and Sciences students and for students preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences. Mechanics, thermal physics, wave motions, and optics.

PHY 2131 General Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2130. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2130.

Laboratory experiments in mechanics, thermal physics, wave motions and optics.

PHY 2131 General Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2130. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2130.

Laboratory experiments in mechanics, thermal physics, wave motions and optics.

PHY 2131 Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2130. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2130.

Laboratory experiments in fluid mechanics, diffusion and biophysics. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2130.

PHY 2140 Physics for the Life Sciences II

Prereq: PHY 2130 both with grade of C- or above; coreq: PHY 2141. No credit after PHY 2180.

Second part of introduction to physics for students in the life sciences, students preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences and for general Liberal Arts and Sciences students. Covers thermodynamics, electric fields, oscillations, waves and optics. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2141. No credit after PHY 2180.

PHY 2140 General Physics

Prereq: PHY 2130 both with grade of C- or above; coreq: PHY 2141. No credit after PHY 2180.

Continuation of PHY 2130. Electricity, magnetism and introduction to modern physics.

PHY 2140 General Physics

Prereq: PHY 2130; coreq: PHY 2141. No credit after PHY 2180.

Continuation of PHY 2130. Electricity, magnetism and introduction to modern physics.

PHY 2141 Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2140.

Laboratory experiments in electric fields, fluids, optics and spectroscopy. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2140.

PHY 2141 General Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2140.

Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism and modern physics.

PHY 2141 General Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2140.

Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism and modern physics.

PHY 2170 (PS) University Physics for Scientists I

Prereq: MAT1800; coreq: MAT 2010, PHY 2171. Satisfies General Education Laboratory Requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2171. No credit after PHY 2175.

For students specializing in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics or engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2170 (PS) University Physics for Scientists I

Prereq: MAT 2010; coreq: MAT 2020, PHY 2171. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2171. No credit after PHY 2175.

For students specializing in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics or engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2170 (PS) University Physics for Scientists I

Prereq: MAT1800; coreq: MAT 2010, PHY 2171. Satisfies General Education Laboratory Requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2171. No credit after PHY 2175.

For students specializing in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics or engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2171 University Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2170. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2170.

Laboratory experiments in statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, optics, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics.

PHY 2171 University Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2170. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2170.

Laboratory experiments in statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, optics, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics.

PHY 2171 University Physics Laboratory

Coreq: PHY 2170. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2170.

Laboratory experiments in statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, optics, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics.

PHY 2175 (PS) University Physics for Engineers I

Prereq: MAT 1800; coreq: MAT 2010. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2170.

For students specializing in engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2175 (PS) University Physics for Engineers I

Prereq: MAT 1800; coreq: MAT 2010. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2170.

For students specializing in engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2175 (PS) University Physics for Engineers I

Prereq: MAT 2010; coreq: MAT 2020. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2170.

For students specializing in engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics.

PHY 2180 University Physics for Scientists II

Prereq: PHY 2170 with a grade of C- or above and MAT 2010; coreq: PHY 2181 and MAT 2020. No credit after PHY 2185.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2180 University Physics for Scientists II

Prereq: PHY 2170, MAT 2020; coreq: PHY 2181. No credit after PHY 2185.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2180 University Physics for Scientists II

Prereq: PHY 2170 with a grade of C- or above and MAT 2010; coreq: PHY 2181 and MAT 2020. No credit after PHY 2185.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2181 University Physics Laboratory II

Coreq: PHY 2180.

Laboratory experiments in electrostatics, currents and circuit elements, magnetic fields, magnetic induction, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, interference of waves.

PHY 2181 University Physics Laboratory II

Coreq: PHY 2180.

Laboratory experiments in electrostatics, currents and circuit elements, magnetic fields, magnetic induction, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, interference of waves.

PHY 2181 University Physics Laboratory II

Coreq: PHY 2180.

Laboratory experiments in electrostatics, currents and circuit elements, magnetic fields, magnetic induction, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, interference of waves.

PHY 2185 University Physics for Engineers II

Prereq: PHY 2170 or 2175 with a grade of C- or above, MAT 2010; Coreq: MAT 2020. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2180.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2185 University Physics for Engineers II

Prereq: PHY 2175, MAT 2020. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2180.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2185 University Physics for Engineers II

Prereq: PHY 2170 or 2175 with a grade of C- or above, MAT 2010; Coreq: MAT 2020. Open only to College of Engineering students. No credit after PHY 2180.

Electric forces and electric fields, electrical energy, capacitance, current, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetism, induced voltage and inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics.

PHY 2210 General Physics Laboratory

PHY 1020 if taken for three credits. No credit after PHY 1020 if taken for four credits.

Consult departmental undergraduate academic advisor prior to registering for this course.

PHY 2210 General Physics Laboratory

PHY 1020 if taken for three credits. No credit after PHY 1020 if taken for four credits.

Consult departmental undergraduate academic advisor prior to registering for this course.

PHY 2210 General Physics Laboratory

Prereq: PHY 2175 or 2185 if taken for four credits. No credit after PHY 2170 or PHY 2180 if taken for five credits; register for one credit per section.

Laboratory for PHY 2170 and PHY 2180.

PHY 3100 (PS) The Sounds of Music

Prereq: sophomore standing. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement.

For music majors and other students interested in the physical foundations of the production, perception, and reproduction of musical sounds. Makes only limited use of simple mathematics. Includes topics such as wave properties, loudness levels and the human ear, hearing loss, tone quality, frequency and pitch, musical intervals and tuning, room acoustics, the production of sound by various musical instruments, and electronic reproduction of music.

PHY 3300 Introductory Modern Physics

Prereq: PHY 2170/2171 and PHY 2180/2181 (or PHY 2130/2131 and PHY 2140/2141), MAT 2010 and MAT 2020 with a minimum grade average of B- or above; coreq: PHY 3310.

For physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics majors and other interested students. Introduction to relativity, quantum phenomena, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, and anti-particles.

PHY 3300 Introductory Modern Physics

Prereq: PHY 2170/2171 and PHY 2180/2181 (or PHY 2130/2131 and PHY 2140/2141), and MAT 2020 each with a minimum grade average of C- or above; coreq: PHY 3310.

For physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics majors and other interested students. Introduction to relativity, quantum phenomena, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, and anti-particles.

PHY 3310 Introductory Modern Physics Laboratory

Prereq: PHY 2140 or 2180; coreq: PHY 3300 or PHY 5015.

Laboratory course to accompany PHY 3300. Hands-on experience in logical and rigorous analysis of phenomena of modern physics.

PHY 3310 Introductory Modern Physics Laboratory

Prereq: PHY 2140/2141 or 2180/2181; coreq: PHY 3300 or PHY 5015.

Laboratory course to accompany PHY 3300. Hands-on experience in logical and rigorous analysis of phenomena of modern physics.

PHY 3700 Mathematics for Biomedical Physics

Prereq: PHY 2170/2171 and PHY 2180/2181 (or PHY 2130/2131 and PHY 2140/2141), and MAT 2020 each with a minimum grade average of C- or above.

Training in specific applied topics of mathematics for biomedical physics majors.

PHY 3750 Introduction to Computational Methods

Prereq: PHY 2130 and PHY 2140 (or PHY 2170 and PHY 2180) and MAT 2020 each with a minimum grade average of C- or above. Open to Biomedical Physics majors only.

Introduction to the principles of computer programming with MATLAB or similar software. In addition to learning applications of the software, there will be opportunities for independent or group projects of interest to students.

PHY 3990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 3990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 3990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 4700 Introduction to Biomedical Physics

Prereq: PHY 2130/2140 or PHY 2170/2180; MAT 2020; PHY 3700.

Basic and applied physical concepts used in biology, human anatomy, and physiology, as well as in medical diagnosis and treatment.

PHY 5010 Astrophysics and Stellar Astronomy

Prereq: PHY 3300 with a grade of C- or above.

Electromagnetic radiation and matter; solar characteristics; stellar distances; magnitudes; spectral classification; celestial mechanics; binary stars; stellar motions, structure and evolution; compact and variable stars; Milky Way Galaxy and interstellar medium; galaxies and clusters of galaxies; quasars; Hubble's Law; cosmology.

PHY 5100 Methods of Theoretical Physics I

Prereq: PHY 2180 and MAT 2030; both with a grade of C- or better.

Introduction to mathematical tools used in advanced courses in physics.

PHY 5200 Classical Mechanics I

Prereq: PHY 2180 with a minimum of a C- or better; coreq: PHY 5100.

Introduction to fundamental ideas: Newton's laws, notions of momentum, angular momentum, kinetic and potential energy, mechanical energy, conservation laws, motion in 1- and 3-D, friction and retardation forces, oscillations, resonances, and gravitation.

PHY 5210 Classical Mechanics II

Prereq: PHY 5200 and MAT 2150.

Accelerated reference frames, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, rigid body dynamics, motion of tops and gyroscopes, Lagrange's equations, constraints, Lagrange multipliers, general central force problem, stability of orbits, relativistic mechanics.

PHY 5340 Optics

Prereq: PHY 2140 or PHY 2180, MAT 2030 or PHY 3700; coreq. for PHY majors: PHY 5341.

Electromagnetic radiation; geometrical, physical, and modern optics.

PHY 5341 Optics Laboratory

Prereq. or coreq: PHY 5340 or ECE 5760.

Experiments involving geometrical, physical, and quantum optics.

PHY 5620 Electronics and Electrical Measurements

Prereq: PHY 2140/2141 or PHY 2180/2181 with a grade of C- or above; Coreq: PHY 5621.

Theory of amplifier circuits, operational amplifiers, oscillators, digital electronics, analog and digital measurements.

PHY 5621 Electronics and Electrical Measurements Laboratory

Prereq: PHY 2140/2141 or PHY 2180/2181 with a grade of C- or above; Coreq: PHY 5620.

Laboratory measurements related to amplifier circuits, operational amplifiers, oscillators, and digital electronics. The lab will also cover analog and digital measurements and will require a final project.

PHY 5750 Biological Physics

Prereq: PHY 3700 and PHY 4700 both with a grade of C- or above.

Introduction to applications of physics to molecular biology.

PHY 5990 Directed Study

Prereq: junior standing and written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 5990 Directed Study

Prereq: junior standing and written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 5990 Directed Study

Prereq: junior standing and written consent of advisor and instructor.

Primarily for students who wish to continue in a field beyond material covered in regular courses, or who wish to study material not covered in regular courses, including certain research participation.

PHY 6400 Quantum Physics I

Prereq: PHY 3300, PHY 5100, MAT 2150.

Operators and their eigenfunctions, quantization rules, solution of Schroedinger equation in 1- and 3-D, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum, spin, boson, fermions, Time-independent perturbation theory.

PHY 6410 Quantum Physics II

Prereq: PHY 6400 with a grade of C- or above.

Applications of quantum mechanics: atoms in electric and magnetic fields, multielectron atoms, molecules, quantum statistics, solids (band structure, magnetic properties), nuclei, fundamental forces and standard model.

PHY 6450 Introduction to Material and Device Characterizations

Coreq: PHY 7050 or ECE 5500 or ECE 5550 or equiv. Offered for graduate credit only.

Lecture/laboratory; introduction to analytic and measurement techniques for characterizing and evaluating materials, especially for potential applicability in sensor and integrated devices. Techniques include diffraction and microscopy methods, electron spectroscopies, and electrical, optical and magnetic measurements.

PHY 6500 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Prereq: PHY 3300 and PHY 5100 with a grade of C- or above.

Laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic equilibrium, applications of kinetic theory of gases, basic introduction to classical and quantum statistical description of physical systems with large numbers of particles.

PHY 6600 Electromagnetic Fields I

Prereq: PHY 5100, PHY 5200, MAT 2150 all with a grade of C- or above.

Topics include electrostatics, solution of Laplace equation, dielectric media, electric current, magnetic field of steady currents, magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic induction.

PHY 6610 Electromagnetic Fields II

Prereq: PHY 6600.

Continuation of PHY 6600: Maxwell equations, electromagnetism and relativity, optics, wave guides and transmission lines, radiation of EM waves.

PHY 6710 Physics in Medicine

Required for B.S. in Biomedical Physics.

Applications of physics in medicine including radioactivity; interaction of radiation in matter; x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and PET imaging; nuclear medicine; radiation oncology; nerve electrophysiology, electrocardiogram, pacemakers, and defibrillators.

PHY 6750 Applied Computational Methods

Prereq: PHY 3750 or PHY 3310 with a grade of C- or above.

Development of concepts learned in PHY 3750 or PHY 3310 for computer applications in physics research, including applications in theoretical physics, data fitting, image analysis, and integration with experimental equipment. There will be opportunities for independent as well as group projects.

PHY 6780 (WI) Research Methods in Biomedical Physics

Prereq: PHY 3700, PHY 4700.

Introduction to laboratory experience in biomedical physics research.

PHY 6850 (WI) Modern Physics Laboratory

Prereq: PHY 3300.

Techniques and experiments in physics of atoms, atomic nuclei, molecules, the solid state and other areas that have advanced our modern understanding of physics.

PHY 6860 Computational Physics

Prereq: PHY 3700 or PHY 5100.

Introduction to use of computers to model physical systems; description of techniques in numerical analysis including linear algebra, integration, algebraic and differential equations, data analysis and symbolic algebra.

PHY 6991 Special Topics

Prereq: written consent of instructor. Offered for S and U grades only. Offered for graduate credit only.

Topics and prerequisites for each section to be announced in Schedule of Classes . More than one section may be elected in a semester.

PHY 6991 Special Topics

Prereq: written consent of instructor. Offered for S and U grades only. Offered for graduate credit only.

Topics and prerequisites for each section to be announced in Schedule of Classes . More than one section may be elected in a semester.

PHY 7070 Survey of Nuclear Physics

Prereq: PHY 6400 or equiv.

Survey of nuclear decay, nuclear structures, nuclear interactions and reactions, nuclear models, conservative laws and subnuclear particles.

PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics II

Prereq: PHY 5100 or equiv.

Complex variables and their applications. Homogeneous and inhomogeneous differential equations. Special functions such as gamma functions, Bessel functions, Legendre functions, Hermite functions and Laguerre functions. Fourier series.

PHY 7200 Advanced Mechanics

Prereq: PHY 5210.

Variational principles, central forces, transformation theory, Hamilton-Jacobi theory.

PHY 7400 Quantum Mechanics I

Prereq: PHY 6410; coreq: PHY 7110 or equiv.

Physical and mathematical principles of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger equation and its applications. Spin and angular momentum in quantum mechanics. The WKB approximation. Perturbation theory for time-independent and time-dependent cases.

PHY 7410 Quantum Mechanics II

Prereq: PHY 7400.

Scattering theory. Partial wave expansion and perturbation theory. Bound states. Symmetry principles and conservation laws. The path integral formalism. Entanglement. Quantum computation. Charged particles in electromagnetic fields. Quantum theory of radiation. Relativistic one-particle equations

PHY 7500 Statistical Mechanics

Prereq: PHY 6500, PHY 7400.

Classical and quantum statistical mechanics and applications.

PHY 7550 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics: Solid State

Prereq: PHY 7050, PHY 7110, and PHY 7400.

Current topics in condensed matter physics, including electronic band structure, magnetism, superconductivity, nanophysics, and the optical properties of solids.

PHY 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor, instructor, and graduate officer must be obtained prior to registration.

Application forms available in department office. Primarily for graduate students in physics who wish to study material not covered in regular courses.

PHY 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor, instructor, and graduate officer must be obtained prior to registration.

Application forms available in department office. Primarily for graduate students in physics who wish to study material not covered in regular courses.

PHY 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor, instructor, and graduate officer must be obtained prior to registration.

Application forms available in department office. Primarily for graduate students in physics who wish to study material not covered in regular courses.

PHY 7996 Research in Physics

Prereq: written consent of advisor and graduate officer.

PHY 7996 Research in Physics

Prereq: written consent of advisor and graduate officer.

PHY 7996 Research in Physics

Prereq: written consent of advisor and graduate officer.

PHY 7999 Master's Essay Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 7999 Master's Essay Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 7999 Master's Essay Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 8800 Advanced Nuclear Physics

Prereq: PHY 7070, 7110, and 7410.

Research topics in nuclear physics such as: relativistic heavy ion physics, nuclear/nucleon models, and many body theory. Covers both theory and experimental methods.

PHY 8850 Quantum Theory of Fields I

Prereq: PHY 7110, 7410.

Introduction to quantum field theory, classical and path integral quantization of scalar, spinor, and vector fields, gauge theories, interactions and Feynman rules, modal field theories, Hubbard model, introduction to renormalization Suitable for both students of theory and experiment in the fields of nuclear, particle, and condensed matter physics and astrophysics.

PHY 8991 Special Topics

Prereq: written consent of instructor, advisor and graduate officer. Offered for S and U grades only.

Topics and prerequisites for each section to be announced in Schedule of Classes . More than one topic may be elected in a semester.

PHY 8991 Special Topics

Prereq: written consent of instructor, advisor and graduate officer. Offered for S and U grades only.

Topics and prerequisites for each section to be announced in Schedule of Classes . More than one topic may be elected in a semester.

PHY 8995 Colloquium

Offered for S and U grades only.

Must be elected every semester by all graduate physics students. Lectures given by external visitors and graduate faculty.

PHY 8995 Colloquium

Offered for S and U grades only.

Must be elected every semester by all graduate physics students. Lectures given by external visitors and graduate faculty.

PHY 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

PHY 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

PHY 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

PHY 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

PHY 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9993 and approval of Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9993 and approval of Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PHY 9993 and approval of Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PHY 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in PHY 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in PHY 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.

PHY 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in PHY 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.