Prerequisites: PHYS 311 or parallel.
Description: Re-formulation of physics problems for solution on a computer, control of errors in numerical work, and programming.
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.
Description: Green's functions and integral transforms to solve boundary value problems in various physical systems.
Description: Application of discrete and continuous groups to various problems in solid state physics, atomic physics, high-energy physics and classical mechanics.
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.
Prerequisites: PHYS 213.
Description: Thermal phenomena from the point of view of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics.
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.
Prerequisites: PHYS 461 or permission.
Description: Basic concepts and experimental foundation for an understanding of the physics of atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles.
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.
Prerequisites: PHYS 213 and permission.
Description: Topics vary.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Description: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of the laws of motion; variational principles; dynamics of rigid bodies; other advanced topics.
Description: Electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell¿s equations; solutions to boundary value problems and Green¿s functions; electromagnetic radiation.
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.
Description: Introduction to the formalism of quantum mechanics; applications to elementary systems; angular momentum; scattering theory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing and permission
Description: Offered as the need arises to treat special topics not covered in other 900-level courses.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair