**PHYS 5V49 Special Topics In Physics** (1-6 semester hours) Topics may vary
from semester to semester. (P/F grading. May be repeated for credit to a
maximum of 9 hours.) ([1-6]-0) R

**PHYS 5283 (EE 5283) Plasma Technology Laboratory** (2 semester hours)
Laboratory will provide a “hands-on” experience to accompany PHYS
5383. Topics to include: vacuum technology [pumps, gauges, gas feed], plasma
uses [etch, deposition, lighting and plasma thrusters] and introductory
diagnostics. Corequisite: EE/MSEN/PHYS 5383, Recommended Co-requisite: EE/PHYS
7171. (0-6) R

**PHYS 5302 Mathematical Methods of Physics II** (3 semester hours) Functions of a Complex Variable (including contour
integration and the residue theorem); Tensor Analysis; Gamma and Beta
functions; Probability. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 5304 Proposal And Report Preparation** (3 semester hours) A
discussion of techniques for writing successful proposals and formal reports.
Topics include types of proposals, the importance of logical organization and
outlines, interpretation of RFPs, preparation and submission of unsolicited
proposals, elements of writing style, statements of work and milestones,
estimation of project timelines, and the importance of accurate cost estimates.
(3-0) R

**PHYS 5305 Monte Carlo Simulation Method and its Application** (3 semester
hours) An introductory course on the method of

**PHYS 5313 Statistical Physics** (3 semester hours) Phase space,
distribution functions and density matrices; Microcanonical, canonical and
grand canonical ensembles; Partition functions; Principle of maximum entropy;
Thermodynamic potentials and laws of thermodynamics; Classical and quantum
ideal gases; Non-interacting magnetic moments; Phonons and specific heat of
solids; Degenerate electron gas, its specific heat and magnetism; Statistics of
carriers in semiconductors; Bose-Einstein condensation; Black-body radiation;
Boltzmann transport equation and H-theorem; Relaxation time and conductivity;
Brownian motion, random walks and Langevin equation; Einstein's relation;
Fluctuations in ideal gases; Linear response and fluctuation-dissipation
theorem; Virial and cluster expansions, van der Waals equation of state;
Poisson-Boltzmann and Thomas-Fermi equations; Phases, phase diagrams and phase
transitions of the first and second order; Lattice spin models; Ordering, order
parameters and broken symmetries; Mean-field theory of ferromagnetism; Landau
and Ginzburg-Landau theories; Elements of modern theory of critical phenomena.
(3-0) Y

**PHYS 5317 Atoms, Molecules And Solids I** (3 semester hours) Core course
for Applied Physics Concentration. Fundamental physical description of
microsystems starting with the need for quantum mechanics and proceeding
through the application of quantum mechanics to atomic systems. Emphasis will
be on a physical understanding of the principles which apply to technologically
important devices. Computer simulations will be used to focus the student on
the important physical principals and not on detailed exact solutions to
differential equations. Topics covered include: Justification for quantum mechanics,
application of quantum mechanics to one-electron problems, application to
multi-electron problems in atomic systems. Prerequisite: MATH 2451, PHYS 2325, and PHYS 2326, or PHYS
2327. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 5318 Atoms, Molecules And Solids II** (3 semester hours) Core course
for Applied Physics Concentration. Application of quantum mechanics to
molecules and solids. Topics in solids include optical, thermal, magnetic and
electric properties, impurity doping and its effects on electronic properties,
superconductivity, and surface effects. Various devices, such as, transistors,
FET’s, quantum wells, detectors and lasers will also be discussed. PHYS
5317, or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 5321 Experimental Operation And Data Collection Using Personal
Computers** (3 semester hours) Computer interfacing to physical experiments
using high level interface languages and environments. The student will have
the opportunity to learn how to develop data acquisition software using LabView
and LabWindows/CVI as well as how to write drivers to interface these languages
to devices over the general purpose interface buss (GPIB). A laboratory is
provided for hands-on training in these devices. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5322 Electromagnetism II** (3 semester hours) Fields and Potentials,
Gauge transformations and the Wave Equation Electromagnetic waves in unbounded
media – non-dispersive and dispersive media Boundary conditions at
interfaces. Solutions to the wave equation in rectangular cylindrical and
spherical coordinates. Electromagnetic waves in bonded media – waveguides
and resonant cavities. Radiating systems – electric and magnetic dipole
radiation, electric quadrupole radiation. Fundamentals of scattering and scalar
diffraction. Lorentz transformation and covariant forms for Maxwell’s
equations. Radiation from moving charges – Synchrotron, Cherenkov and
Bremstrahlung Radiation Pre-requisite PHYS 5421 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 5323 Virtual Instrumentation with Biomedical Clinical and Healthcare
Applications** (3 semester hours) The application of the graphical
programming environment of LabView will be demonstrated with examples related
to the health care industry. Examples will be provided to highlight the use of
the personal computer as a virtual instrument in the clinical and laboratory environment.
A laboratory is provided for hands-on training to augment the lecture. (3-0)R

**PHYS 5326 Applied Electromagnetics II** (3 semester hours) Course content
emphasizes advanced concepts in applied electromagnetism, including microwaves,
magnetrons, propagation in anisotropic media, elementary scattering theory,
antenna systems, waveguides, and optic fibers. Examples of real physical
systems will be provided and examined. Software simulations will be used to
study specific devices and applications. Prerequisites: PHYS 5425 and PHYS5401.
(3-0) Y

**PHYS 5351 Basic Aspects and Practical Applications of Spectroscopy.** (3
semester hours) Atomic and Molecular spectroscopy has played a pivotal role in
our understanding of atomic structure and in the formulation of quantum
mechanics. The numerous and rapidly growing field of spectroscopic applications
spans many disciplines. Topics included in course: atomic structure; spin-orbit
interactions and coupling; influence of applied fields; molecular bands,
vibrations and rotations; selection rules and intensities. Laboratory exercises
focus on acquisition and interpretation of spectroscopic signatures from active
plasmas and on spectroscopic techniques suitable for surface analysis. (2-3) R

**PHYS 5361 (EE 6309) Fourier Optics** (3 semester hours) Theory of
diffraction and coherence; experiments with Gaussian beams and modes. Prerequisite:
PHYS 4328 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5367 Photonic Devices** (3 semester hours) Basic principles of
Photophysics of Condensed Matter with application to devices. Topics covered
include photonic crystals, PBG systems, low threshold lasers, photonic
switches, Super-prisms and super-lenses. Photodetectors and photocells. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5371 (MSEN 5371) Solid State Physics** (3 semester hours) Symmetry
description of crystals, bonding, properties of metals, electronic band theory,
thermal properties, lattice vibration, elementary properties of semiconductors.
Prerequisites: PHYS 5400 and 5421 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 5372 Solid State Devices** (3 semester hours) Basic concepts of solid
state physics with application to devices. Topics covered include semiconductor
homojunctions and heterojunctions, low dimensional physics, one and two
dimensional electron gases, hot electron systems, semiconductor lasers, field
effect and heterojunction transistors, microwave diodes and infrared and solar
devices. Prerequisite: PHYS 5318 (3-0) R

**PHYS 5376 (MSEN 5300) Introduction to Materials Science** (3 semester
hours) This course provides an intensive overview of materials science and engineering
and includes the foundations required for further graduate study in the
field. Topics include atomic structure,
crystalline solids, defects, failure mechanisms, phase diagrams and
transformations, metal alloys, ceramics, polymers as well as their thermal,
electrical, magnetic and optical properties. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5377 (MSEN 5377) Computational
Physics of Nanomaterials** (3 Semester hours) This course introduces
atomistic and quantum simulation methods to study nanomaterials. Three main
themes are covered: structure-property relationship of nanomaterials; atomistic
modeling for atomic structure optimization; and quantum simulations for
electronic structure study and functional property analysis. (3-0) T

**PHYS 5381 Space Science** (3 semester hours) Introduction to the dynamics
of the middle and upper atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres of the
earth and planets and the interplanetary medium. Topics include: turbulence and
diffusion, photochemistry, aurorae and airglow, space weather and the global
electric circuit. (3-0) T

**PHYS 5382 Space Science Instrumentation** (3 semester hours) Design,
testing and operational criteria for space flight instrumentation including
retarding potential analyzers, drift meters, neutral and ion mass
spectrometers, auroral particle spectrometers, fast ion mass spectrometers,
Langmuir probes, and optical spectrometers; ground support equipment;
microprocessor design and operations. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5383 (MSEN 5383 and EE 5383)Plasma Technology** (3 semester hours)
Hardware oriented study of useful laboratory plasmas. Topics will include vacuum
technology, gas kinetic theory, basic plasma theory and an introduction to the
uses of plasmas in various industries. (3-0) R.

**PHYS 5385 Natural And Anthropogenic Effects On The Atmosphere** (3
semester hours) An examination of the physical, chemical and electrical effects
on the atmosphere and clouds due to varying solar photon and solar wind inputs;
and of the physical and chemical effects on ozone and atmospheric temperature
following anthropogenic release of CFC’s and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Suitable for Science Education and other non-physics majors. (3-0) R

**PHYS 5391 Relativity I** (3 semester hours) Mach’s principle and the
abolition of absolute space; the principle of relativity; the principle of
equivalence; basic cosmology; four-vector calculus; special relativistic
kinematics, optics, mechanics, and electromagnetism; basic ideas of general
relativity. (3-0) T

**PHYS 5392 Relativity II** (3 semester hours) Tensor calculus and
Riemannian geometry; mathematical foundation of general relativity; the crucial
tests; fundamentals of theoretical relativistic cosmology; the Friedmann model
universes; comparison with observation. (Normally follows PHYS 5391.) (3-0) T

**PHYS 5395 Cosmology **(3 semester hours) The course is an overview of
contemporary cosmology including: cosmological models of the universe and their
parameters; large scale structure of the universe; dark matter; cosmological
probes and techniques such as gravitational lensing, cosmic microwave
background radiation, and supernova searches; very early stages of the
universe; dark energy and recent cosmic acceleration. (3-0) T

**PHYS 5401 Mathematical Methods Of
Physics I** (4 semester hours) Vector
analysis (and 'index notation'); Orthogonal coordinates; Sturm-Liouville
theory; Legendre & Bessel Functions; Integral Transforms; Differential
Equations (including Green Functions) (4-0) Y

**PHYS 5406 Mathematical Methods of Applied Physics** (4 semester hours)
Elements of applied mathematics relevant to real world applications, including
vector calculus, linear algebra, transforms, differential equations, and
numerical solutions of differential equations. (4-0) Y

**PHYS 5411 Classical Mechanics** (4 semester hours) A course that aims to
provide intensive training in problem solving.
Rigorous survey of Newtonian mechanics of systems, including its
relativity principle and applications to cosmology; the ellipsoid of inertia and its
eigenstructure, with applications, Poinsot's theorem; Euler's equations, spinning tops; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism with
applications; chaos, small oscillations, velocity dependent potentials,
Lagrange multipliers and corresponding constraint forces, canonical
transformations, Lagrange and Poisson brackets, Hamilton-Jacobi theory.(4-0) Y

**PHYS 5416 Applied Numerical Methods** (4 semester hours) Core course for
Applied Physics Concentration. A hands-on approach to the development and use
of computational tools in solving problems routinely encountered in upper level
applied physics and engineering. Main topics include curve fitting and
regression analysis, significance tests, principles of numerical modeling,
verification and validation of numerical algorithms, and nonlinear model
building. Examples from real world applications will be presented and discussed
to illustrate the appropriate use of numerical techniques. Prerequisites: PHYS
5401 or equivalent, and proficiency in a programming language. (4-0) Y

**PHYS 5421 Electromagnetism I** (4 semester hours) Electrostatic boundary
value problems, uniqueness theorems, method of images, Green’s functions,
multipole potentials, Legendre polynomials and spherical harmonics, dielectric
and magnetic materials, magnetostatics, time-varying field and Maxwell’s
equations, energy and momentum of the field, Lienard-Wiechert potentials,
electromagnetic radiation, polarization, refraction and reflection at plane
interfaces. (4-0) Y

**PHYS 5425 Applied Electromagnetics I** (4 semester hours) Boundary value
problems, method of images, Green’s functions, multipole potentials,
Bessel Functions, Legendre polynomials and spherical harmonics, dielectric and
magnetic materials, magnetostatics, time-varying field and Maxwell’s
equations, energy and momentum of the field, electromagnetic radiation,
polarization, refraction and reflection at plane interfaces.(4-0)Y

**PHYS 6283 (EE 6283) Plasma Physics Laboratory** (2 semester hours)
Laboratory will provide a “hands-on” experience to accompany PHYS
6383. Experiments will include measurements of fundamental plasma properties
and understanding of important plasma diagnostics. Corequisite: PHYS 6383,
Recommended Co-requisite: PHYS 7171. (0-6) T

**PHYS 6400 Quantum Mechanics I** (4 semester hours) Dirac formalism, kets,
bras, operators and position, momentum, and matrix representations, change of
basis, Stern-Gerlach experiment, observables and uncertainty principle,
translations, wave functions, time evolution, the Schrödinger and Heisenberg
pictures, simple harmonic oscillator, wave equation, WKB approximation,
rotations, angular momentum, spin, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients, perturbation
theory, variational methods. Prerequisite: PHYS 5411 or consent of the
instructor. (4-0) Y

**PHYS 6301 Quantum Mechanics II** (3 semester hours) Non-relativistic
many-particle systems and their second quantization description with creation
and annihilation operators; Interactions and Hartree-Fock approximation,
quasi-particles; Attraction of fermions and superconductivity; Repulsion of bosons
and superfluidity; Lattice systems, classical fields and canonical quantization
of wave equations; Free electromagnetic field, gauges and quantization:
photons; Coherent states; Interaction of light with atoms and condensed
systems: emission, absorption and scattering; Vacuum fluctuations and Casimir
force; Elements of relativistic quantum mechanics: Klein-Gordon and Dirac
equations; Particles and antiparticles; Spin-orbit coupling; Fine structure of
the hydrogen atom; Micro-causality and spin-statistics theorem;
Non-relativistic scattering theory: scattering amplitudes, phase shifts,
cross-section and optical theorem; Born series; Inelastic and resonance
scattering; Perturbative analysis of the interacting fields: Time evolution and
interaction representation, S-matrix and Feynman diagrams; Simple scattering
processes; Dyson’s equation, self-energy and renormalization. Prerequisite: PHYS 6400. (3-0) Y

**PHYS 6303 Applications Of Group Theory In Physics** (3 semester hours)
Group representation theory and selected applications in atomic, molecular and
elementary-particle physics. Survey of abstract group theory and matrix
representations of SU(2) and the rotation group, group theory and special
functions, the role of group theory in the calculation of energy levels, matrix
elements and selection rules, Abelian and non-Abelian gauge field theories, the
Dirac equation, representations of SU(3), and the Standard Model of
elementary-particle physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 5401. (3-0) R

**PHYS 6313 Elementary Particles** (3 semester hours) Elementary particles
and their interaction; classification of elementary particles; fermions and
bosons; particles and antiparticles; leptons and hadrons; mesons and baryons;
stable particles and resonances; hadrons as composites of quarks and
anti-quarks; fundamental interactions and fields; electromagnetic,
gravitational, weak and strong interactions; conservation laws in fundamental
interactions; parity, isospin, strangeness, G-parity; helicity and chirality;
charge conjugation and time reversal; strong reflection and CPT theorem; gauge
invariance; quarks and gluons; discovery of c, b and t quarks and the W+ and Z°
particles; recent discoveries. (Normally follows PHYS 6300 or 6301.) (3-0) T

**PHYS 6339 Special Topics In Quantum Electronics** (3 semester hours)
Topics vary from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum
of 9 hours.) (3-0) R

**PHYS 6341 Nuclear Physics I: The Principles Of Nuclear Physics** (3
semester hours) Atomic physics; atomic spectra, x-rays and atomic structure.
The constitution of the nucleus; isotopes, natural radioactivity, artificial
nuclear disintegration and artificial radioactivity; alpha-, beta-, and
gamma-decay; nuclear reactions, nuclear forces and nuclear structure. Nuclear
models, neutron physics and nuclear fission. (3-0) T

**PHYS 6342 Nuclear Physics II: Physics And Measurement Of Nuclear Radiations**
(3 semester hours) Interaction of nuclear radiation with matter;
electromagnetic interaction of electrons and photons; nuclear interactions.
Operation and construction of counters and particle track detectors; electronic
data acquisition and analysis systems. Statistical evaluation of experimental
data. (3-0) T

**PHYS 6349 Special Topics In High Energy Physics** (3 semester hours)
Topics vary from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum
of 9 hours.) (3-0) R

**PHYS 6353 Atomic And Molecular Processes** (3 semester hours) Study of
theory and experimental methods applied to elastic scattering, excitation and
ionization of atoms and molecules by electron and ion impact, electron
attachment and detachment, and charge transfer processes. (3-0) R

**PHYS 6369 Special Topics In Optics** (3 semester hours) Topics vary from
semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9 hours.)
(3-0) R

**PHYS 6371 (MSEN 6371) Advanced Solid State Physics** (3 semester hours)
Continuation of PHYS 5371, transport properties of semiconductors,
ferroelectricity and structural phase transitions, magnetism,
superconductivity, quantum devices, surfaces. Prerequisite: PHYS 5371 or
equivalent. (3-0) R.

**PHYS 6372 Physical Materials Science** (3 semester hours) Advanced
concepts of Materials Science. New directions in fabrication routes and
materials design, such as biologically-inspired routes to electronic materials.
Advanced materials and device characterization . Prerequisite: PHYS 5376 or
equivalent. (3-0) R

**PHYS 6374 (MSEN 6374) Optical Properties Of Solids** (3 semester hours)
Optical response in solids and its applications. Lorentz, Drude and quantum
mechanical models for dielectric response function. Kramers-Kronig transformation
and sum rules considered. Basic properties related to band structure effects,
excitons and other excitations. Experimental techniques including reflectance,
absorption, modulated reflectance, Raman scattering. Prerequisite: PHYS 5371 or
equivalent. (3-0) T.

**PHYS 6376 Electronics and Photonics of Molecular and Organic Solids** (3
semester hours) Electronic energy bands in molecular solids and conjugated
polymers. Elementary excitations: Frenkel, Wannier and charge transfer
excitons. Polarons, bipolarons and solitons. Mobility of excitons and charge
carriers, photoconductivity. Charge generation and recombination,
electroluminescense, photovoltaic phenomena. Spin selective magnetic effects on
excitons and carriers. Superconductivity: granular SC, and field induced SC in
organic FETs. (3-0) R

**PHYS 6377 (MSEN 6377) Physics of Nanostructures: Carbon nanotubes,
Fullerenes, Quantum wells, dots and wires** (3 semester hours) Electronic
bands in low dimensions. 0-d systems: fullerenes and quantum dots. Optical
properties, superconductivity and ferromagnetism of fullerides. 1-d systems:
nano-wires and carbon nanotubes (CNT). Energy bands of CNTs: chirality and
electronic spectrum. Metallic versus semiconducting CNT: arm-chair, zigzag and
chiral tubes. Electrical conductivity and superconductivity of CNTs,
thermopower. Electromechanics of SWCNT: artificial muscles. Quantum wells, FETs
and organic superlattices: confinement of electrons and excitons. Integer and
fractional quantum Hall effect (QHE). (3-0) R.

**PHYS 6379 Special Topics In Solid State Physics** (3 semester hours)
Topics vary from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum
of 9 hours.) (3-0) R

**PHYS 6383 (EE 6383) Plasma Science** (3 semester hours): Theoretically
oriented study of plasmas. Topics to include: fundamental properties of
plasmas, fundamental equations (kinetic and fluid theory, electromagnetic
waves, plasma waves, plasma sheaths) plasma chemistry and plasma diagnostics.
Prerequisite: PHYS 5421 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**PHYS 6388 Ionospheric Electrodynamics** (3 semester hours) Generation of
electric fields in the earth’s ionosphere. The role of internal dynamos
and external generators from the interaction of the earth with the solar wind.
Satellite and ground-based observations of ionospheric phenomena such as ExB
drift, the polar wind and plasma instabilities. Prerequisites: PHYS 5421, PHYS
6383 (3-0) R

**PHYS 6V59 Special Topics In Atomic Physics** (1-3 semester hours) Topics
vary from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9
hours.) ([1-3]-0) R

**PHYS 6389 Special Topics In Space Physics** (3 semester hours) Topics will
vary from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9
hours.) (3-0) R

**PHYS 6399 Special Topics In Relativity** (3 semester hours) Topics vary
from semester to semester. (May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9
hours.) (3-0) R

**PHYS 7V10 Internal Research** (3-6 Semester Hours) On campus research for
Masters in Applied Physics. May be repeated for credit. ([3-6]-0)

**PHYS**** 7V20 Industrial Research** (3-6 Semester Hours)
Industrial research for Masters in Applied Physics. May be repeated for credit.
([3-6]-0) S

**PHYS 8V10 Research In High Energy Physics And Elementary Particles** (3-9
semester hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V20 Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology **(3-9
semester hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit) ([3-9]-0) S

**PHYS 8V30 Research In Quantum Electronics** (3-9 semester hours) (P/F
grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0) S

**PHYS 8V49 Advanced Research In Physics** (1-3 semester hours) (P/F
grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([1-3]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V50 Research In Atomic And Molecular Physics**
(3-9 semester hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V60 Research In Optics** (3-9 semester hours)
(P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V70 Research In Materials Science** (3-9
semester hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V80 Research In Atmospheric And Space Physics**
(3-9 semester hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0)

**PHYS**** 8V90 Research In Relativity** (3-9 semester
hours) (P/F grading) (May be repeated for credit.) ([3-9]-0) S

**PHYS 8398 Thesis** (3 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) (3-0)
R

**PHYS 8399 Dissertation** (3 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.)
(3-0) S

**PHYS 8V99 Dissertation** (1-9 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. ([1-9]-0) S