Course Number Course Name Course Description Prerequisite Corequisite Credit
Physics 10 Physics and Astronomy for Pedestrians Physics and Astronomy for Pedestrians None None 3
Physics 71 Elementary Physics I Mechanics None Math 52/5e 4
Physics 71.1 Elementary Physics Lab I Elementary Physics Lab I None Physics 71 1
Physics 72 Elementary Physics II Electricity and Magnetism, Wave Phenomena, and Optics Physics 71 None 4
Physics 72.1 Elementary Physics Lab II An elementary physics laboratory that deals with electricity and magnetism,and elementary optics. Physics 71.1 Physics 72 1
Physics 73 Elementary Physics III Thermal Physics, Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics Physics 72 None 4
Physics 73.1 Elementary Physics Lab III An elementary physics laboratory that deals with the fundamentals of thermodynamics, relativity, quantum mechanics. Physics 72.1 Physics 73 1
Physics 101 Fundamental Physics I Fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics and Gravitational Theory None Math 54/equivalent 4
Physics 101.1 Fundamental Physics Lab I Fundamental Physics Lab I None Physics 101 1
Physics 102 Fundamental Physics II Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and Special Relativity Math 54, Physics 101, 101.1 / Physics 71, 71.1 Math 55 4
Physics 102.1 Fundamental Physics Lab II Fundamental Physics Lab II None Physics 102 1
Physics 103 Fundamental Physics III Fundamentals of Waves, Optics, and Thermal Physics Math 55, Physics 102, 102.1 / Physics 72, 72.1 Math 121.1 4
Physics 103.1 Fundamental Physics Lab III Fundamental Physics Lab III None Physics 103 1
Physics 104 Modern Physics I The old quantum theory up to the Bohr-Sommerfeld model; Schroedinger’s equation and elementary wave mechanics; one-electron atoms; multi-electron atoms; Pauli’s exclusion principle. Physics 103, Physics 102, Math 121.1 None 4
Physics 104.1 Modern Physics Lab I Modern Physics Lab I None Physics 104 1
Physics 105 Modern Physics II Introduction to the physics of x-rays, molecules, lasers, condensed matter, nuclei and fundamental particles. Physics 104 None 3
Physics 111 Mathematical Physics I Abstract linear spaces and operators; matrix algebra; vector analysis; Cartesian tensors and elementary differential geometry Math 55 None 3
Physics 112 Mathematical Physics II Complex analysis; differential equations and special functions; Fourier series and transforms Physics 111 Math 121.1 3
Physics 113 Mathematical Physics III Sturn-Liouville theory; formed linear spaces, inner product space, Hilbert space and linear operators; integral equations and Green functions, functional derivatives; probability and statistics, random variables and random processes Physics 113 None 3
Physics 114 Mathematical Physics IV Topology, topological spaces, metric spaces; differential forms; introduction to group theory including finite and continuous groups, group representations, Lie groups Physics 113 None 3
Physics 121 Theoretical Mechanics I Principles of Newtonian mechanics, the Newtonian theory of gravitation, impulse and collisions, constrained motion, Lagrangian dynamics, central-force motion, linear and nonlinear oscillations Physics 103 Physics 113 3
Physics 122 Theoretical Mechanics II Motion in non-inertial frames, relativistic mechanics, mechanics of rigid-bodies, systems of small coupled oscillations, vibrating strings and one-dimensional waves, introduction to? Physics 121 None 3
Physics 131 Electromagnetic Theory I Electrostatics in a vacuum, electrostatics in dielectric media, boundary value methods in electrostatics, electric currents, conducting media, magnetostatics in a vacuum, macroscopic and microscopic magnetism, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction Physics 103 Physics 113 3
Physics 132 Electromagnetic Theory II Maxwell’s equations, special relativity and electrodynamics, motion in static electromagnetic field, the Lienard-Wiechert fields, electromagnetic radiating systems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, wave guides and cavity resonators, classical electron Physics 131 None 3
Physics 135 Introductory Plasma Physics Fundamental processes of ionization and deionization, basic properties of plasmas, particle or its in electromagnetic fields, continuum model of a plasma, waves in cold plasmas, thermonuclear reactions and plasma devices. Physics 132 None 3
Physics 141 Quantum Physics I Wave packets and uncertainty principle, the Schroedinger equation, simple one-dimensional systems, three-dimensional systems, quantum particle in an external field, the postulates and mathematics. Physics 104, Physics 112 None 3
Physics 142 Quantum Physics II Spin, identical particles, WKB approximation, time-dependent perturbation theory, canonical quantization, introduction to path integrals. Physics 141 None 3
Physics 151 Statistical Physics I Review of thermodynamics, basic statistical concepts, basic methods of statistical mechanics, canonical and grand canonical ensembles some applications of statistical mechanics, quantum statistics of ideal gases. Physics 121 None 3
Physics 152 Statistical Physics II Applications of quantum statistics of ideal gases, elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, Boltzmann equation in the absence of collision, path-integral formulation; general Boltzmann equation; transition probabilities, master equation, Fokker-Planck equation and its applications. Physics 151 None 3
Physics 165 Optical Physics I Wave theory; geometrical optics; polarization; interference and diffraction. Physics 132 None 3
Physics 166 Optical Physics II Coherence theory; Fourier optics and imaging; basic microscopy; spectroscopy; nonlinear optics. Physics 165 None 3
Physics 161 Introductory Laser Physics Intensity equation for light propagation in a medium, Einstein’s theory of light-matter interaction, gain saturation and dispersive effects in lasers, laser amplification and oscillation, optical resonators and optical modes, general properties and applications of lasers. Physics 104 None 3
Physics 170 Condensed Matter Physics Crystal structure; mechanical, thermal, electric, and magnetic properties of solids; hard theory of solids; metals, insulators, and semiconductors; lattice vibrations; imperfections; superconductivity and superfluidity. Physics 105, Physics 142 None 3
Physics 180 Nuclei And Particles Basic nuclear properties and classification of fundamental particles; symmetries and invariance principles; strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions; SU (3), quarks, and other selected topics. Physics 142 None 3
Physics 191 Experimental Physics I Selected standard experiments in modern physics with accompanying lectures n basic experimental techniques and advanced data analysis as well as practical work in technical drawing and machine shop operations. App Physics 155, App Physics 181 None 5
Physics 192 Experimental Physics II Selected advanced experiments and projects in modern physics with accompanying lectures on advanced experimental techniques, experimental design, and instrumentation. Physics 191 None 3
Physics 196 Undergraduate Seminar Undergraduate Seminar Senior Standing None 1
Physics 199 Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis None 3
Physics 200 Undergraduate Thesis Undergraduate Thesis None None 3
Applied Physics 155 Computer Methods in Physics I Computer Methods in Physics I Math 121.1 None 4
Applied Physics 156 Computer Methods in Physics II Advanced computer programming methods; numerical modeling and simulations; discrete models; stochastic methods; current approaches in numerical modeling. Applied Physics 155 None 4
Applied Physics 171 Introductory Crystallography Properties and symmetries of crystals; x-ray diffraction; interpretation of diffraction patterns; methods of determining the crystal structure of various substances. Physics 105/equivalent None 3
Applied Physics 173 Solid State Physics Crystal structure of solids; lattice vibrations; band theory of solids; metals; semiconductor materials and devices; dielectric, magnetic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties of solids, superconductors. Physics 105/equivalent None 3
Applied Physics 175 Materials Physics I Fabrication, processing, characterization, and applications of selected semiconductor, dielectric, magnetic, metallic, superconducting and photonic materials. Applied Physics 173 None 3
Applied Physics 176 Materials Physics II Fabrication, processing, characterization, and applications of amorphous materials, liquid crystals, polymers, ceramic composites, and other important new materials. Applied Physics 175 None 3
Applied Physics 181 Physical Electronics I Analysis of passive circuits; resonance and filters; semiconductor theory; noise theory; semiconductor devices and their applications; digital theory; logic and switching circuits; electronic instrumentation. Physics 104 None 4
Applied Physics 182 Physical Electronics II Integrated circuits; operational amplifiers and analog electronics; FET, MOSFET, CMOS, analog-digital conversion and multiplexing; computer hardware and interfacing; microprocessors and machine language programming; applications of microprocessors. Applied Physics 181 None 4
Applied Physics 183 Control Systems Approach to Physical Modeling Linear and nonlinear systems; analog and digital control systems; time-domain modeling; frequency-domain modeling; transient response, stability analysis, steady-state error; control system design. Physics 121 None
Applied Physics 185 Instrumentation Physics I Sensors, transducers, and measurement techniques for various physical variables; signal conditioning, digitization and sampling; signal processing and reliability of data. Applied Physics 182, Physics 191 None 4
Applied Physics 186 Instrumentation Physics II Imaging systems and image processing; multidimensional detection techniques; pattern recognition. Physics 165, Applied Phyiscs 185 None 4
Applied Physics 187 Photonics Design of Data Acquisition Systems (DAQ)/Digital Signal Processing (DSP)-based instrumentation systems; current topics and techniques for engineering optical instruments; non-destructive testing/measurement using optical methods; interferometry. Physics 166, Applied Physics 185 Applied Physics 186 4
Applied Physics 195 Special Topics Selected topics of current interest in applied physics. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Applied Physics 199 Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Applied Physics 200 Undergraduate Thesis Undergraduate Thesis  –  – 3
Physics 201 Foundations Of Mathematical Physics Abstract linear spaces and operators, matrix algebra, vector and sensor analysis. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 202.1 Foundations of Mechanics I Principles of Newtonian mechanics, the Newtonian theory of gravitation, collisions, systems with constraints, Lagrangian formulation, central-force motion, linear and nonlinear oscillations. None None 3
Physics 202.2 Foundations of Mechanics II Motion in non-inertial frames, relativistic mechanics, rigid body dynamics, small oscillations, one-dimensional waves, introduction to fluid mechanics. Physics 202.1  None 3
Physics 203.1 Foundations of Electromagnetism I Electrostatics in free space and in dielectric media, boundary-magnetostatics, macroscopic and microscopic magnetism, Faraday’s law of induction. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 203.2 Foundations of Electromagnetism II Maxwell’s equations, covariant electrodynamics, motion in static electromagnetic fields, the Lienard-Wiechert potential, radiating systems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, wave guides and cavity resonators, classical electron theory. Physics 203.1 None 3
Physics 204.1 Foundations Of Modern Physics I Fundamentals of modern physics with emphasis on atomic physics. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 5
Physics 204.2 Foundations Of Modern Physics II Fundamentals of modern physics covering lasers, x-rays, solids, nuclei, and particles. Physics 204.1  None 3
Physics 204.5 Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics I The uncertainty principle, the Schroedinger equation, one-dimensional systems, motion in central field, the postulates and mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics. Physics 204.1, Physics 204.2 None 3
Physics 204.6 Foundations Of Quantum Physics II Spin, time-independent and time-dependent perturbations, scattering, canonical quantization, identical particle systems, introduction to path integrals. Physics 204.5 None 3
Physics 205 Foundations of Statistical Physics Basic concepts and applications of classical statistical mechanics; quantum statistical mechanics of ideal gases. None None 3
Physics 206.5 Foundations of Optics Optics of planar surfaces, interference, and diffraction, phenomena, Fourier optics, image formation coherence, polarization. None None 3
Physics 206.6 Physics of Lasers The theory of light matter interaction as applied to lasers, basic elements of lasers, general properties and applications of lasers. Physics 204.1 None 3
Physics 206.7 Physics of Condensed Matter Fundamentals of condensed matter physics. Physics 204.2 , Physics 204. None 3
Physics 206.8 Physics of Nuclei And Particles Fundamentals of nuclear and particle physics. Physics 204.6 None 3
Physics 207 Seminar In Modern Physics Special topics of current interest in physics. Graduate Standing None 1
Physics 208 Foundations of Physical Electronics Fundamentals of electronics. Physics 204.1 None 4
Physics 209.1 Foundations of Experimental Physics I Experiments in modern physics for college physics teachers. Physics 208 None 4
Physics 209.2 Foundations of Experimental Physics II Selected advanced experiments in modern physics for college physics teachers. Physics 209.1 None 3
Physics 210.1 Physics Teaching Practicum I Supervised practicum in conducting laboratory classes and/or discussion sessions in introductory college physics. EDSC 278/equivalent None 2
Physics 210.2 Physics Teaching Practicum II Supervised practicum in conducting a lecture class in introductory college physics. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 211 Mathematical Methods of Physics I Selected advanced methods in partial differential equations and integral equations such as Hilbert-space methods, and optimization methods. Physics 113 None 3
Physics 212 Mathematical Methods of Physics II Selected topics in nonlinear problems such as stability theory; bifurcation theory; asymptotic properties; perturbation methods; numerical methods; soliton theory and its applications. Physics 113/equivalent None 3
Physics 215 Computational Methods of Physics Numerical methods; introduction to linear and dynamic programming; principles of simulation and modeling; computer languages for numerical solutions and algebraic manipulations. Applied Physics 155?/equivalent None 3
Physics 221 Classical Dynamics I Introduction to dynamical systems, Hamiltonian dynamics, variational principles, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, classical perturbation theory, advanced linear dynamics, classical field theory. Physics 121, Physics 113/equivalent None 3
Physics 222 Classical Dynamics II Methods of nonlinear dynamics, chaotic dynamical systems, strange attractors, routes to chaos, solitary waves and solitons, the method of inverse scattering, kinks and vortices. Physics 221 None 3
Physics 225 General Relativity I Manifolds, modern differential geometry and tensor analysis; basic principles of general relativity; Einstein’s field equations and their mathematical properties; exact solutions; linearized theory; variational principles and conservation laws; equations of motion; gravitational waves; experimental tests. Physics 125/ Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 226 General Relativity II Spinor analysis; tetrad calculus; the spin coefficient formulation of general relativity; asymptotic properties of space-time; conformal treatment of infinity; relativistic stars; gravitational collapse and black holes; space-time singularities; relativistic cosmology; and other selected topics. Physics 225 None 3
Physics 231 Classical Electrodynamics I  The microscopic Maxwell equations; electrostatics in vacuum and in dielectrics; stationary currents and magnetostatics; conservation theorems for the electromagnetic field; plane electromagnetic waves; wave guides and resonant cavities. Physics 113, Physics 132/equivlent None 3
Physics 232 Classical Electrodynamics II Electromagnetic multipole radiation; principles of special relativity; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges; bremsstrahlung; relativistic dynamics of charges and fields; classical electron theory; magnetohydrodynamics. Physics 231 None 3
Physics 235 Plasma Physics I Electromagnetic multipole radiation; principles of special relativity; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges; bremsstrahlung; relativistic dynamics of charges and fields; classical electron theory; magnetohydrodynamics. Physics 135/Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 236 Plasma Physics II Plasma kinetic theory; statistical mechanics of charged particle systems. The BBGKY kinetic theory; the Vlasov equation; plasma oscillations, micro instabilities in some thermo-nuclear devices. Physics 152, Physics 235, Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 241 Quantum Mechanics I Linear vector spaces and representation theory; general formulations; simple quantum mechanical systems; quantum dynamics; path integral methods. Physics 142/equivalent None 3
Physics 242 Quantum Mechanics II Symmetries; stationary-state perturbation theory; time-dependent perturbation theory; time-dependent perturbation theory; collision theory. Physics 241 None 3
Physics 243 Quantum Mechanics III Quantum mechanics and group theory including such topics as group representations; the symmetric, permutation, crystallographic, and other finite groups along with their physical applications; the rotation group; introduction to unitary symmetry; Clebsch-Gordan, Wigner, and Racah algebras. Physics 242 None 3
Physics 245 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I Formal scattering theory; relativistic quantum mechanics; Feynman calculational techniques and Feynman graphs. Physics 242 None 3
Physics 246 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II Quantum theory of many-body systems using the methods of second quantization, Feynman graphs, Green functions, and other techniques. Physics 245 None 3
Physics 251 Statistical Mechanics I Thermodynamics of phase transitions; the Ginzburg-Landau theory; critical exponents; review of probability theory; master equation; the Fokker-Planck equation; random walk and the diffusion equation; probability density and Liouville’s equation; orgodic theory; mixing flow; equilibrium statistical mechanics; equilibrium, fluctuations and critical exponents. Physics 151/equivalent None 3
Physics 252 Statistical Mechanics II Elementary transport theory; Onsager’s relations; Wiener-Khinchin theorem; fluctuation-dissipation theorem; linear response theory; response theory; thermodynamic stability criteria far from equilibrium; examples of non-equilibrium phase transitions. Physics 251 None 3
Physics 255 Atomic and Molecular Physics I Quantum-mechanical treatment of the structure and interactions of atoms and molecules: complex atomic spectra; Hartree-Fock-Slater methods; vector coupling; multiplet theory and Racah methods; transition probabilities and selection rules; molecular rotations and vibrations; group-theoretic methods in molecular physics. Physics 242 None 3
Physics 256 Atomic and Molecular Physics II Topics to be selected from rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectra of molecules; molecular orbitals; techniques of nuclear-magnetic resonance, microwave, electron-spin-resonance, infrared, Raman, optical and ultraviolet spectroscopy; applications to stellar spectra; introduction to the theory of atomic collision. Physics 255 None 3
Physics 261 Laser Physics I Einstein’s theory of light-matter interaction; rate equation; density matrix formalism of quantum mechanics, Maxwell-Schroedinger equations, Maxwell-Bloch equations; steady state behavior and instabilities of single-mode lasers; optical bistability; multimode laser operation and multimode instabilities; coherent pulse. Physics 161, Physics 242/equivalents None 3
Physics 262 Laser Physics II Quantum theory of radiation; coherent state of radiation; P-representation; squeezed states; quantum Fokker-Planck equation; quantum theory of the laser; photon and photoelectron statistics; quantum mechanical coherence; Langevin’s theory of brownian motion; Langevin’s theory of the laser. Physics 261 None 3
Physics 265 Modern Optics I Foundations of geometrical optics; geometrical theory of imaging; geometrical theory of aberrations; theory of interference and interferometers; theory of diffraction; diffraction theory of aberrations. Physics 165, Physics 232/equivalents None 3
Physics 266 Modern Optics II Theory of electromagnetic propagation in anisotropic media; Jones calculus as applied to birefringent systems; electromagnetic propagation in periodic media; electro-optics; parametric amplification and oscillation; Raman scattering; Brillouin scattering; phase conjugate optics; introduction to integrated optics. Physics 265 None 3
Physics 271 Solid State Physics I Fundamental principles of the physics of solids. Topics include periodic structure, lattice waves, electron states, static properties of solids, electron-electron interaction, dynamics of electrons in solids. Physics 170, Physics 242/equivalents None 3
Physics 272 Solid State Physics II Transport and optical properties of solids, Fermi surface, magnetism, superconductivity, amorphous and disordered systems. Physics 271 None 3
Physics 275 Low-Temperature Physics I Properties of superconductors; the London, Ginzburg-Landau and BCS theories of superconductivity; the Josephson effect; and other topics in superconductivity. Physics 170, Physics 242/equivalents None 3
Physics 276 Low-Temperature Physics II Properties of liquid helium; the Landau, Feynman, and Bogolyubov theories of superfluidity; rotating helium; vortices; Fermi liquid; and other topics in superfluidity. Physics 170, Physics 242, /equivlaents None 3
Physics 281 Nuclear Physics I Nuclear structure; self-consistent fields; shell model; single particle excitations and vibrations, linearization methods; theory of deformed nuclei; pairing in nuclei; quasi-particles. Physics 180, Physics 242 /equivalents None 3
Physics 282 Nuclear Physics II Nuclear reactions, optical model; compound nuclear reactions; direct reactions; coupled-channel methods; other reaction theories. Physics 281 None 3
Physics 285 Elementary Particle Physics I Space-time properties of particles; classification of particles and their symmetries; properties of particles and their interactions. Physics 180, Physics 242 /equivalents None 3
Physics 286 Elementary Particle Physics II Selected topics in strong and weak interactions; current-algebras; dispersion theory; gauge theories; and S-matrix theory. Physics 285 None 3
Physics 290 Graduate Colloquium Graduate Colloquium Graduate Standing None 1
Physics 291 Experimental Methods of Quantum Electronics and Optics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of quantum electronics and modern optics. Physics 192 /equivalent None 3
Physics 292 Experimental Methods of Condensed Matter Physics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of solid state physics and low-temperature physics. Physics 192 /equivalent None 3
Physics 293 Experimental Methods of Atomic and Molecular Physics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of atomic and molecular physics. Physics 192 /equivalent None 3
Physics 294 Experimental Methods of Nuclear Physics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of nuclear physics. Physics 192 /equivalent None 3
Physics 295 Experimental Methods of Plasma Physics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of plasma physics. Physics 192 /equivalent None 3
Physics 299 Independent Master’s Study Independent Master’s Study (satisfactory or unsatisfactory basis) Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 300 M.S. Thesis  Master’s Thesis Completion of all course requirements None 6
Physics 301 Special Topics in Experimental Physics Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation in a specialized area of experimental physics that is not covered in the other course. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 305 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics Advanced topics in a specialized area of theoretical physics that is not covered in the other courses. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 311 Advanced Mathematical Physics I Structure and representation theory of various Lie groups Physics 243 None 3
Physics 312 Advanced Mathematical Physics II Selected advanced topics in topology, differential geometry, and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 313 Advanced Mathematical Physics III Selected advanced topics in functional analysis, operator algebras, and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics. Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 325 Advanced Topics in Gravitation I Selected advanced topics of current interest in general relativity and/or alternative classical theories of gravitation. Physics 226 None 3
Physics 326 Advanced Topics in Gravitation II Selected advanced topics related to the quantization of the gravitational field and/or its unification with other fields. Physics 226 None 3
Physics 335 Advanced Plasma Physics Selected advanced topics of current interest in plasma physics. Physics 236 None 3
Physics 341 Quantum Field Theory I Lagrangian field theory; field quantization; Feynman path integral in field theory; renormalization; dimensional regularization and its application to lambda phi theory. Physics 245 None 3
Physics 342 Quantum Field Theory II Path integral formulation of gauge teories; perturbative evaluation of gauge theories; some applications to the theory of elementary particles; current problems. Physics 341 None 3
Physics 351 Advanced Statistical Mechanics Selected advanced topics of current interest in statistical mechanics. Physics 252 None 3
Physics 355 Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics Selected advanced topics of current interest in atomic and molecular physics. Physics 256 None 3
Physics 361 Advanced Quantum Electronics I Selected advanced topics in laser physics such as advanced laser systems; optical detectors and modulators; optical fibers and optical communication; optoelectronic devices; integrated optics. Physics 261 None 3
Physics 362 Advanced Quantum Electronics II Selected advanced topics of current interest in non-linear optics and quantum optics. Physics 262 None 3
Physics 371 Advanced Solid State Physics I  Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on semiconductors, metals, surfaces and interfaces, thin films, and amorphous materials. Physics 272 None 3
Physics 372 Advanced Solid State Physics II Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on dielectric materials, magnetic materials, phase transitions, and low-dimensional systems. Physics 272 None 3
Physics 375 Advanced Low-Temperature Physics Selected advanced topics of current interest in superconductivity and superfluidity. Physics 276, Physics 276 None 3
Physics 381 Advanced Nuclear Physics Selected advanced topics of current interest in nuclear physics. Physics 282 None 3
Physics 385 Current Topics in Particle Theory Current topics in the gauge theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions as well as the unification problem. Physics 285, Physics 311, Physics 341 None 3
Physics 386 Current Topics in Particle Theory II Additional current topics in theoretical particle physics. Physics 385 None 3
Physics 399 Independent Doctoral Study Independent Doctoral Study (satisfactory or unsatisfactory basis) Consent of Instructor (COI) None 3
Physics 400 Ph. D. Dissertation Dissertation Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements. None 12