PHYS801
Computational PhysicsCrosslisted with PHYS 401

Prerequisites: PHYS 311 or parallel.

Description: Re-formulation of physics problems for solution on a computer, control of errors in numerical work, and programming.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS811
Methods of Theoretical Physics I

Description: Fundamentals of applications of linear algebra, tensor analysis, complex analysis, ordinary differential equations and special functions to problems in theoretical physics with emphasis on special relativity, electrodynamics and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS812
Methods of Theoretical Physics II

Description: Green's functions and integral transforms to solve boundary value problems in various physical systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS813
Methods of Theoretical Physics III

Description: Application of discrete and continuous groups to various problems in solid state physics, atomic physics, high-energy physics and classical mechanics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS822
Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of SolidsCrosslisted with PHYS 422, ECEN 422, ECEN 822

Prerequisites: PHYS 213 or CHEM 481/881, MATH 221/821, or permission.

Description: Introduction to structural, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids, based on concepts of atomic structure, chemical bonding in molecules, and electron states in solids. Principles underlying molecular design of materials and solid-state devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS831
Thermal PhysicsCrosslisted with PHYS 431

Prerequisites: PHYS 213.

Description: Thermal phenomena from the point of view of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS841
Experimental Physics ICrosslisted with PHYS 441

Prerequisites: PHYS 213, 223, and 231; or permission.

Lab fee required.

Description: Methods and techniques of modern experimental physics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS842
Experimental Physics IICrosslisted with PHYS 442

Prerequisites: PHYS 441/841 or permission.

Description: Continuation of PHYS 441/841.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS843
Experimental Physics IIICrosslisted with PHYS 443

Prerequisites: PHYS 442/842 or permission.

Description: Continuation of PHYS 442/842.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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PHYS851
Electromagnetic TheoryCrosslisted with PHYS 451

Prerequisites: PHYS 213; MATH 221/821.

Description: Theory of electric and magnetic fields and their interaction with charges and currents, Maxwell's equations, electric and magnetic properties of matter.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS852
Optics and Electromagnetic WavesCrosslisted with PHYS 452

Prerequisites: PHYS 451/851.

Description: Production of electromagnetic waves, wave guides and cavities, properties of waves, plane waves, reflection and refraction, interference and coherence phenomena, polarization. Optical properties of matter.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS861
Quantum MechanicsCrosslisted with PHYS 461

Prerequisites: PHYS 213 and 311; or permission.

Description: Basic concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics with applications to simple systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS862
Atoms, Nuclei, and Elementary ParticlesCrosslisted with PHYS 462

Prerequisites: PHYS 461 or permission.

Description: Basic concepts and experimental foundation for an understanding of the physics of atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS880
Introduction to Lasers and Laser ApplicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 480, ECEN 880, PHYS 480

Prerequisites: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130.

Description: Physics of electronic transition production stimulated emission of radiation. Threshold conditions for laser oscillation. Types of lasers and their applications in engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS891
Special Topics in PhysicsCrosslisted with PHYS 491

Prerequisites: PHYS 213 and permission.

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PHYS899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

PHYS911
Classical Mechanics

Description: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of the laws of motion; variational principles; dynamics of rigid bodies; other advanced topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS912
Statistical Physics

Prerequisites: or parallel: PHYS 911 and 916, or permission

Description: The laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic functions; ensembles; Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein statistics; kinetic theory and transport phenomena. Application to macroscopic systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS913
Electromagnetic Theory I

Description: Electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell¿s equations; solutions to boundary value problems and Green¿s functions; electromagnetic radiation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS914
Electromagnetic Theory II

Prerequisites: PHYS 913 or permission

Description: Special relativity and covariant formulation of electrodynamics; kinematics and dynamics of charged particles; radiation from moving charges; multipole radiation fields.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS916
Quantum Mechanics I

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Introduction to the formalism of quantum mechanics; applications to elementary systems; angular momentum; scattering theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS917
Quantum Mechanics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 916 or permission

Description: Hilbert-space formulation of quantum mechanics; stationary and time-dependent perturbation theory; variational methods; spin; many-particle systems and identical particles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS918
Quantum Mechanics III

Prerequisites: PHYS 913 and 917, or permission

Description: Introduction to relativistic electron theory; formal scattering theory; semi-classical radiation theory; second quantization and application to many-particle systems, elements of quantum electrodynamics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS925
Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 916 or permission

Description: Selected topics in atomic and molecular physics with emphasis on experimentally observed phenomena, including atomic and molecular spectra and scattering phenomena, and molecular structure.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS926
Introduction to Nuclear and Elementary-Particle Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 917 or permission

Description: Selected topics in nuclear and elementary particle physics with emphasis on experimentally observed phenomena, including nuclear forces, energy levels, nuclear models, decay of unstable nuclei, fundamental interactions and classification schemes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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PHYS927
Introduction to Solid-State Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 912 and 916, or permission

Description: Selected topics in solid-state physics with emphasis on experimentally observed phenomena, including the structure and thermal, electric, magnetic, and elastic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS928
Introduction to Plasma Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 911, 913, and 914

Description: Fundamentals of plasma physics. Motion of charged particles, basic plasma models, waves in plasma, laser-plasma interactions. Applications such as magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, astrophysics, plasma-based accelerators, advanced light sources, and semiconductor materials processing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS951
Advanced Topics in Solid-State Physics

Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing and permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS955
Advanced Topics in Atomic Physics

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PHYS996
Research Other Than Thesis
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

PHYS998
Special Topics in Physics

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Offered as the need arises to treat special topics not covered in other 900-level courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PHYS999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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