## Courses

**Courses primarily for undergraduates:**

Credits: 0. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

An in‐depth active learning experience designed to impart the fundamental concepts and principles of physics, with an emphasis on applied mathematical techniques and logical thinking. For students intending to enroll in classical physics (PHYS 2310/2320) who have not taken high school physics, who have not had a high school college preparatory physics course, or who need a review of physics problem solving and physics concepts. 1 year high school algebra recommended. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Survey of the principal areas of both classical and modern physics. Emphasis on the nature of the physical universe and the application of physical principles to life in the modern world. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

(Cross-listed with CHEM 1020L).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 1, Laboratory 4.

*Prereq: MATH 1400 or higher.*

Physical science principles for future elementary teachers. Emphasis on experiments that address current elementary science education standards and that are appropriate for their future students to do, such as measurements of mass, length, time, light from atoms, charge and current, motion due to forces, energy and work, heat, waves, optics, building bridges and making musical instruments, studying states of matter and chemical reactions.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.

Emphasis on basic physics principles applied to biological problems. Topics include mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism. A coordinated laboratory, PHYS 1150 laboratory is available. 1.5 yr. HS algebra, 1 yr. HS geometry, 1 semester HS trigonometry recommended. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: Credit or enrollment in PHYS 1150*

Experiments related to the elementary topics of physics for the life sciences. Mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.

General background in physical concepts, principles, and methods for those who do not plan advanced study in physics or engineering. Mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, vibrations, waves, sound. 1.5 yr. HS algebra, 1 yr. HS geometry, 1 semester HS trigonometry recommended. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

Laboratory experiments in elementary kinematics, work and energy, conservation laws, rotational motion, waves and fluids. 1.5 yr. HS algebra, 1 yr. HS geometry, 1 semester HS trigonometry recommended. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.

*Prereq: PHYS 1310 or PHYS 2310*

General background in physical concepts, principles, and methods for those who do not plan advanced study in physics or engineering. Electricity and magnetism, ray and wave optics, topics in modern physics.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: PHYS 1320*

Laboratory experiments in Electricity and Magnetism, Wave and Optics.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: Required.

Gain experience in key skills that physicists/astronomers use routinely, but are rarely explicitly taught in formal courses. Participate in faculty-led discussions on frontier areas and careers. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Discussion 1, Lecture 3.

*Prereq: MATH 1650; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

For engineering and science majors. 3 hours of lecture each week plus 3 recitations every two weeks. Elementary mechanics including kinematics and dynamics of particles, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillations, gravitation. Heat, thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases; waves and sound. Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, vector manipulation required.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.

*Prereq: MATH 1650; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

For engineering and science majors. 3 hours of lecture each week plus 3 recitations every two weeks. Elementary mechanics including kinematics and dynamics of particles, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillations, gravitation. Heat, thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases; waves and sound. Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, vector manipulation required.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: MATH 1650 AND (credit or enrollment in MATH 1660) AND (credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2310 or PHYS 2410)*

Laboratory experiments in elementary kinematics, work and energy, conservation laws, and rotational motion. Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, vector manipulation required.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Discussion 1, Lecture 3.

*Prereq: MATH 1660; PHYS 2310 or PHYS 2410*

3 hours of lecture each week plus 1 recitation each week. Fluid dynamics. Electric forces and fields. Electrical currents; DC circuits. Magnetic forces and fields; LR, LC, LCR circuits; Maxwell's equations; wave optics.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.

*Prereq: MATH 1660; PHYS 2310 or PHYS 2410*

3 hours of lecture each week plus 1 recitation each week. Fluid dynamics. Electric forces and fields. Electrical currents; DC circuits; Magnetic forces and fields; LR, LC, LCR circuits; Maxwell's equations; wave optics.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: MATH 1660 AND (Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2320 or PHYS 2420)*

Laboratory experiments in fluid dynamics, electric forces and fields, electrical currents, DC circuits, magnetic forces and fields, and wave optics.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 5. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.5, Laboratory 1.

*Prereq: MATH 1650; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

Covers all of mechanics; kinematics and dynamics of particles, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillations, gravitation, and extremum principles. Topics in kinetic theory, thermodynamics, waves and sound. Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, vector manipulation required.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 5. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1.5, Laboratory 1.

*Prereq: MATH 1650; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

Covers all of mechanics; kinematics and dynamics of particles, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillations, gravitation, and extremum principles. Topics in kinetic theory, thermodynamics, waves and sound. Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, vector manipulation required.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 5. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1, Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: PHYS 2310 or PHYS 2410; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

Fluid dynamics, electrostatics, potentials and fields, currents, fields of moving charges, the magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, DC and AC circuits, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic fields in matter. Topics in optics and special relativity.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 5. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Discussion 1, Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: PHYS 2310 or PHYS 2410; credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1660*

Fluid dynamics, electrostatics, potentials and fields, currents, fields of moving charges, the magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, DC and AC circuits, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic fields in matter. Topics in optics and special relativity.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1-4. Repeatable.

*Prereq: Instructor Permission for Course*

(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-2. Contact Hours: Lecture 2.

Conduct research or an independent study on topics in physics and astronomy. Learn science communication skills that physicists and astronomers use routinely. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: Sophomore classification*

A largely nonmathematical but intellectually challenging exploration of physics, which assumes no previous work in the field. Selected material from classical and modern physics establishes the conceptual framework for the study of major areas of contemporary physics, culminating in the discussion of topics at the frontier of present knowledge. Topics vary yearly and may include quarks, lasers, superconductivity, fission and fusion, solid state devices, gravitational waves, string theory, facilities, left handed materials, and quantum computing.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: (MATH 2660 or MATH 2670); ([PHYS 2320; PHYS 2320L] or [PHYS 2420])*

Concepts of temperature, entropy, and other characteristic thermodynamic functions, with application to macroscopic properties of matter. The laws of thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical mechanics, including quantum statistics. Application to black body radiation, crystalline vibrations, magnetic ions in solids, electronic heat capacity of metals. Phase transformations and chemical reactions.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in (MATH 2660 or MATH 2670); ([PHYS 2320; PHYS 2320L] or [PHYS 2420 or PHYS 2420H])*

Oscillating systems including damped and forced oscillations; fluids, geometric optics, water waves, the wave equation, Fourier and Laplace transforms, non-uniform media, cylindrical and spherical waves, polarization, interference and diffraction, transmission lines, non-linear waves.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 4.

*Prereq: MATH 1660; ([PHYS 2320; PHYS 2320L] or [PHYS 2420])*

Common electrical instruments; power supplies; transducers; passive and active devices, analog integrated circuits, including filters and amplifiers; digital integrated circuits; signal transmission and enhancement.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 1-2. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

Repeatable.

*Prereq: PHYS 3220*

Experiments in classical and modern physics performed independently by each student.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Laboratory 6.

Repeatable.

*Prereq: (PHYS 1320; PHYS 1320L) or (PHYS 2320 or PHYS 2320H; PHYS 2320L) or PHYS 2420*

Experiments in classical and modern physics performed independently by each student. For students preparing for a career in high school teaching.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in (MATH 2660 or MATH 2670); ([PHYS 2320; PHYS 2320L] or [PHYS 2420 or PHYS 2420H])*

Quantum nature of matter: photons, de Broglie's postulate: wave-like properties of matter; Bohr's model of hydrogen atom; Schrodinger equations in one dimension: energy quantization; detailed solutions for potential steps, barriers and wells; one-electron atoms, spin and magnetic interactions; ground states, optical and x-ray excitations of multi-electron atoms.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: Credit or enrollment in PHYS 3210*

Experiments related to the foundations of modern physics. The dual wave and particle character of electrons and photons, statistics, interferometry and x-ray spectroscopy.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: PHYS 3210*

Quantum statistics; lasers; physics of molecules. Properties of solids, including electron band structure, superconductivity and magnetism. Nuclear physics, including nuclear sizes and masses, stability, decay modes, reactions, fission and fusion. Elementary particles, including strangeness, charm, and quarks. Fundamental forces of nature.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

*Prereq: Credit or enrollment in PHYS 3220*

Experiments related to the foundations of modern physics. Radioactive decay, elementary particles, Hall effect, quantization, spectroscopy, statistics and instrumentation.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Newtonian mechanics including forced oscillations, central forces and orbital motion, collisions, moving frames of reference, Lagrange's equations. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: PHYS 3610*

Rigid body motion; small oscillations, normal modes. Special relativity including length contraction, time dilation, simultaneity, Lorentz transformation, 4-vector covariant formalism, relativistic mechanics.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: (MATH 2660 or MATH 2670); ([PHYS 2320; PHYS 2320L] or [PHYS 2420])*

Static electric and magnetic fields, potential theory; electromagnetism, Maxwell's equations.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 1-2. Contact Hours: Lecture 2.

Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits.

*Prereq: Instructor Permission for Course*

Review of materials and curricula for secondary school physics presented and discussed by members of the class. Required for approval to teach physics in secondary schools.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

(Dual-listed with PHYS 5210).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: (PHYS 3210; PHYS 3650) or Permission of Instructor*

Introduction to ultrafast lasers, nonlinear optics, and their applications. Topics selected from: basic optics, atom-photon interactions, electrodynamics of condensed matter, laser physics, ultrafast and nonlinear optics, ultrashort pulse generation, broadband pulse generation, time-resolved spectroscopy and instrumentation.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: (MATH 2070 or MATH 3170) or Permission of Instructor*

Overview of quantum computation and quantum information processing from a physics perspective. Introduction to classical computation; primer on quantum mechanics; quantum circuits and quantum algorithms; physical realizations; applications and near-term quantum algorithms.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

(Dual-listed with PHYS 5320).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: CHEM 3250 or PHYS 3040*

Quantitative description of biological systems using basic physical laws, including a brief discussion of a variety of biophysical techniques. Topics include: thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, gene expression, structure and physical properties of nucleic acids and proteins, folding of nucleic acids and proteins, chemical kinetics, catalysis, allosteric enzymes, cell membrane structure and physical properties, and machines in cell membranes.
(Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1-6. Repeatable.

*Prereq: Instructor Permission for Course*

Theoretical research under supervision of physics faculty.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-6. Repeatable.

*Prereq: PHYS 3220L; Permission of Instructor*

Laboratory project under supervision of physics faculty.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 2-5. Contact Hours: Laboratory 5.

Repeatable.

*Prereq: PHYS 3220; Permission of Instructor*

Studies in modern experimental techniques via experimentation and simulation in various areas of applied physics, e.g. superconductivity, optical spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance, x-ray diffraction, and computation of electronic and structural properties of matter.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: MATH 3850, PHYS 3210*

First semester of a full-year course. A systematic development of the formalism and applications of quantum mechanics. Solutions to the time independent Schrodinger equation for various one-dimensional potentials including the harmonic oscillator; operator methods; Heisenberg picture; angular momentum; the hydrogen atom; spin; symmetry properties.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Continuation of 4800. Addition of angular momentum; charged particles in electromagnetic fields; time-independent perturbation theory; variational principles; WKB approximation; interaction picture; time-dependent perturbation theory; adiabatic approximation; scattering; selected topics in radiation theory; quantum paradoxes. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits.

*Prereq: 6 credits in PHYS; Permission of Instructor*

Graduation Restriction: No more than 9 credits of PHYS 4900 may be counted toward graduation.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits.

*Prereq: 6 credits in PHYS; Permission of Instructor*

Graduation Restriction: No more than 9 credits of PHYS 4900 may be counted toward graduation.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

(Cross-listed with EE 4960).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: Credit or enrollment in PHYS 3220, PHYS 3650, and PHYS 4800*

Review of wave and electromagnetic theory; topics selected from: reflection/refraction, interference, geometrical optics, Fourier analysis, dispersion, coherence, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, holography, quantum optics, nonlinear optics.
(Typically Offered: Fall)

**Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:**

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

A practical introduction to communication methods in physics and astronomy classrooms and professional settings. For graduate physics majors only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: Required. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Discussion by research staff of their research areas, expected thesis research work, and opportunities in the field. For graduate physics majors only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

First semester of a full-year course. Free electron model; crystal symmetry; band theory of solids; transport properties; Fermi surface; phonons; semiconductors; crystal surfaces; magnetism; superconductivity. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Continuation of 5110. Free electron model; crystal symmetry; band theory of solids; transport properties; Fermi surface; phonons; semiconductors; crystal surfaces; magnetism; superconductivity. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Overview of quantum computation and quantum information processing from a physics perspective. Introduction to a classical computation; primer on quantum mechanics; quantum circuits and quantum algorithms; physical realizations; applications and near-term quantum algorithms. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 4.

Basic properties and structures of nuclei, hadrons, and elementary particles; weak and strong interactions; the Standard Model; accelerators and detectors; nuclear models; nuclear decay and stability; nuclear astrophysics; the Higgs mechanism; the CKM matrix; running coupling constants; relativistic heavy-ion collisions; selected topics beyond the standard model such as SUSY and grand unification. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Fast-paced coverage of mathematical techniques needed for advanced analysis in the physical sciences, particularly for quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. Linear vector spaces and operators. Linear differential equations for time-evolution and steady-state problems, Green's functions and propagators, Sturm-Liouville problems. Functions of a complex variable, calculus of residues, series expansions, integral transforms and applications. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Thermodynamic properties of systems of many particles obeying Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein statistics; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles and their application to physical problems; density matrices; introduction to phase transitions; renormalization group theory; kinetic theory and fluctuations. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Theory of groups and group representations; introduction to both point and continuous groups, and their applications in physics. (Typically Offered: Fall)

(Cross-listed with EE 5350).

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Laboratory 3.

Basic elements of quantum theory, Fermi statistics, motion of electrons in periodic structures, crystal structure, energy bands, equilibrium carrier concentration and doping, excess carriers and recombination, carrier transport at low and high fields, space charge limited current, photo-conductivity in solids, phonons, optical properties, amorphous semiconductors, heterostructures, and surface effects. Laboratory experiments on optical properties, carrier lifetimes, mobility, defect density, doping density, photo-conductivity, diffusion length of carriers.

(Cross-listed with EE 5360).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

*Prereq: EE 5350*

P-n junctions, band-bending theory, tunneling phenomena, Schottky barriers, heterojunctions, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, negative-resistance devices and optoelectronic devices.

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Tensor analysis and differential geometry developed and used to formulate Einstein field equations. Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions. Other advanced topics may include gravitational radiation, particle production by gravitational fields, alternate gravitational theories, attempts at unified field theories, cosmology. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Laboratory 2.

Use of computational methods to solve complex problems in physics and carry out data analysis. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Variational principles, Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's canonical equations, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, infinitesimal transformations, classical field theory, canonical perturbation theory, classical chaos. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, boundary value problems, Maxwell's equations, wave phenomena in macroscopic media, wave guides. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Special theory of relativity, least action and motion of charged particles in electromagnetic fields, radiation, collisions between charged particles, multipole fields, radiation damping. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 4.

First semester of a full-year course. Postulates of quantum mechanics; time-dependent and time-independent Schrodinger equations for one-,two-, and three-dimensional systems; theory of angular momentum; Rayleigh-Schrodinger time-independent perturbation theory. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 4.

Continuation of 5910. Variational theorem and WKB method; time-dependent perturbation theory and 2nd quantization of the EM field in Coulomb gauge; method of partial waves and Born approximation for scattering by central potentials; identical particles and symmetry; Dirac and Klein-Gordon equation for free particles; path integral formalism. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

*Prereq: Instructor Permission for Course*

Individually directed study of research-level problems for students electing the nonthesis M.S. degree option.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

**Courses for graduate students:**

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Quantum theory of interacting many body systems: zero temperature field theory, Fermi systems, finite temperature field theory, superconductivity and superfluidity. Gauge theories and topological phases of matter: lattice gauge theory, quantum hall effect, and topological field theories. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Microscopic few-body and many-body theory; theory of effective Hamiltonians; relativistic nuclear physics; nuclear effects in hadron-nucleus, lepton-nucleus, and nucleus-nucleus reactions. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Quark model; Quantum Chromodynamics IQCD); perturbation methods for QCD; effective field theories for pions and nucleons; finite temperature field theories; quark-gluon plasma; phase transitions in QCD. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

First semester of a full year course. Properties of leptons, bosons, and quarks and their interactions; quantum chromodynamics, Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model, grand unification theories, supersymmetry; modern theoretical techniques and tests of the Standard Model. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Continuation of 6370. Properties of leptons, bosons, and quarks and their interactions; quantum chromodynamics, Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model, grand unification theories, supersymmetry, and superstring theory; modern theoretical techniques. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

(Cross-listed with MATH 6460).

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Modeling of the dynamics of complex systems on multiple scales: Classical and dissipative molecular dynamics, stochastic modeling and Monte-Carlo simulation; coarse grained nonlinear dynamics, interface propagation and spatial pattern formation. (Typically Offered: Spring)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Topics of current interest. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Credits: 1. Contact Hours: Lecture 1.

Repeatable.

Credits: 1-3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Repeatable.

Courses on advanced topics and recent developments. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Repeatable.

Courses on advanced topics and recent developments. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Repeatable.

Courses on advanced topics and recent developments. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Repeatable.

Courses on advanced topics and recent developments. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 1-3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Repeatable.

Courses on advanced topics and recent developments. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Quantization of fields (canonical and path integral); Feynman rules; introduction to gauge theories; Quantum Electrodynamics; radiative corrections; renormalization and renormalization group. (Typically Offered: Fall)

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Continuation of 6810. Systematics of renormalization; renormalization group methods; symmetries; spontaneous symmetry breaking; non-abelian gauge theories; the Standard Model and beyond; special topics. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Credits: 1-30. Repeatable.

*Prereq: Instructor Permission for Course*

Graduate research.
(Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)