Note to Students: The following listing represents those courses that are in the active rotation for each department, i.e., have been offered in the past five years. Some departments have additional courses offered more rarely but still available – to find the complete list of all official courses for a department, please use the “Course Catalogue Search” function in Self-Service Banner.
PHYS 6002Literature Seminar(0 Credits)
Colloquium, seminars on Physics related subjects by departmental or guest speakers
PHYS 6100Literature Sem - Thesis(1 Credit)
PHYS 6101Research in Physics(2 Credits)
Graduate research in experimental or theoretical physics
PHYS 6102Research in Physics II(2 Credits)
PHYS 6103Research in Physics III(2 Credits)
PHYS 6104Research in Physics IV(2 Credits)
PHYS 6121Advanced Mechanics(3 Credits)
Graduate level Classical Mechanics course, variational principles, Lagrange’s Equations, Hamiltonian equations of motion, rigid body and oscillations, classical chaos.
Upper UG / Graduate level Solid State Physic course covering crystal structures, diffraction and reciprocal lattice, elastic constants, phonons and lattice vibrations Brilliouin zones, inelastic scattering, Debye and Einstein Models, Free Electron Fermi Gas, energy bands, Fermi surfaces, semiconductors, and metals, superconductivity and magnetism
PHYS 6227Plasma and Gas Discharge Phys(3 Credits)
Graduate level Plasma Physics course, charged particle motion in electric and magnetic fields; electron and ion emission; ion-surface interaction; electrical breakdown in gases; dark discharges and DC glow discharges; confined discharge; AC, RF, and microwave discharges; arc discharges, sparks, and corona discharges; nonthermal gas discharges at atmospheric pressure; and discharge and low-temperature plasma generation.
PHYS 6228Plasma Processng(3 Credits)
Graduate level Plasma Physics course, the course commences by reviewing basic plasma physics, some atomic processes, and plasma diagnostics. The course ten delves into plasma production using DC glow discharges and RF glow discharges such as magnetron discharges. Broad topics studied in detail are plasma-surface interaction; sputter deposition of thin films; reactive ion etching, ion milling, and texturing; electron beam-assisted chemical vapor deposition; and ion implantation. Further, the topics of sputtering systems, ion sources, electron sources, and ion beam handling will be covered in the course.
PHYS 6412Quantum Mechanics II(3 Credits)
PHYS 6511Advanced Quantum Mechanics(3 Credits)
Graduate level quantum mechanics course covering quantum theory of radiation, relativistic quantum mechanics, covariant perturbation theory
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