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 |