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PHYS 420. Seminar

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Lectures, readings, discussion on selected topics. May be repeated.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 430. Advanced Physics Laboratory

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Experiments relating to topics studied in upper-level physics courses.
Prerequisites: PHYS 328
Semester Offered: Fall


PHYS 431. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The Schroedinger wave equation in differential equation, Dirac, and matrix notation. Application to fundamental systems including the harmonic oscillator, potential barriers, spin, and the hydrogen atom.
Prerequisites: PHYS 329, PHYS 346
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


PHYS 432. Advanced Experimental Physics

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Advanced Experimental Physics, Hyperfine and Zeeman spectroscopy, Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Electron Spin Resonance, Scientific Writing.
Prerequisites: PHYS 328
Semester Offered: Fall


PHYS 435. Laser Optics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The interaction of light with matter including conditions for laser gain and oscillation, resonance cavities, and Gaussian beams. Examples of laser systems and applications.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


PHYS 436. Advanced and Fourier Optics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Multilayer dielectric films, Fresnel reflection and diffraction, applications of Fourier optics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Even Spring


PHYS 440. Classical Mechanics

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Single particle Newtonian dynamics, Lagrangian methods, central force motion, systems of particles, non-inertial reference frames, dynamics of rigid bodies, oscillations and normal modes.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235, PHYS 346
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


PHYS 442. Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Instrumentation, data analysis and phenomenological principles of clinical interest.
Prerequisites: ECE 312, ENGR 334, MATH 325
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


PHYS 445. Electro-optics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: E-M waves in anisotropic materials; electro-optic, acousto-optic and nonlinear optical effects; semiconductor light sources and detectors.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333, PHYS 338 or ECE 391
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


PHYS 450. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Intensive study in basic and applied physics. Topics selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, and other topics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 451. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Intensive study in basic and applied physics. Topics selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, and other topics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 452. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Intensive study in basic and applied physics. Topics selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, and other topics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 453. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Intensive study in basic and applied physics. Topics selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, and other topics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered:


PHYS 454. Clinical Radiologic Sciences III

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Advanced theory and practice of imaging of organs. Producing radiographic images of optimal quality. Film processing, film holders and intensifying screens. Film evaluation.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into an affiliated School of Radiologic Technology.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


PHYS 455. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Intensive study in basic and applied physics. Topics selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, and other topics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 456. Methods and Materials for Teaching Physical Science

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Modern techniques and curricula for teaching secondary school physical science.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


PHYS 476. Workshop: Solar Energy

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: The energy problem, the use of solar energy to help solve this problem, and theoretical background for the design and construction of a solar energy system.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 486. Workshop: Holography

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Basic principles of holography. Constructing simple holographs.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


PHYS 520. Seminar

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Lectures, readings, discussion on selected topics. May be repeated.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 535. Laser Optics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The interaction of light with matter including conditions for laser gain and oscillation, resonance cavities, and Gaussian beams. Examples of laser systems and applications.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


PHYS 536. Advanced and Fourier Optics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Multilayer dielectric films, Fresnel reflection and diffraction, applications of Fourier optics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Even Spring


PHYS 542. Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Instrumentation, data analysis and phenomenological principles of clinical interest.
Prerequisites: ECE 312, ENGR 334, MATH 325
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PHYS 550. Special Topics in Physics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Courses designed for intensive study of important topics in basic and applied physics. Topics will be selected from relativity, medical physics, biomedical engineering, or other topics chosen by the instructor to meet a specific demand.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: DEMAND






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