Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1001 Frontiers of Physics

Prerequisites: Freshmen and sophomore Physics Majors only or consent of instructor.

Description: Student and faculty discussions of current research topics in physics. Includes laboratory tours and research presentation by faculty. Graded on pass-fail basis.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 1014 Descriptive Physics (N)

Description: A survey course presenting the basic concepts and principles of physics with a minimum of mathematics. Motion, waves, temperature, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic structure, and nuclear energy.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Natural Sciences

PHYS 1114 General Physics (LN)

Prerequisites: MATH 1513 or higher with a grade of "C" or better, or an acceptable placement score (see placement.okstate.edu).

Description: Algebra-based introductory course covering the basic concepts of physics appropriate for a range of science and preprofessional majors. Practical examples of the role of physics in other disciplines. Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 1214 General Physics (LN)

Prerequisites: PHYS 1114 or PHYS 2014 with a "C" or better.

Description: Continuation of 1114. Electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear structure.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 1313 Inquiry-Based Physics

Description: Properties of matter, motion, light and color, electrical circuits and energy conservation. Recommended for elementary education majors as model course to learn and teach science.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 2014 General Physics (LN)

Prerequisites: MATH 2144 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Calculus-based introductory course for science, math and engineering majors. Mechanics, waves, heat, and thermodynamics.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Discussion, Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture lab & disc

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 2020 Special Topics in Physics

Description: Topics of current interest in physics appropriate for the lower-division level, such as the role of physics in modern society. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 2114 General Physics (LN)

Prerequisites: PHYS 2014 or PHYS 2314 with a "C" or better.

Description: Continuation of 2014. Electricity, magnetism, and optics.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Discussion, Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture lab & disc

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 2314 General Physics for Science Majors I (LN)

Prerequisites: MATH 2144.

Description: Calculus-based introductory course for science and math majors. Conservation of energy and momentum, energy transfer, Newton's Laws, kinematics, relativity.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 2414 General Physics for Science Majors II (LN)

Prerequisites: PHYS 2014 or PHYS 2314.

Description: Continuation of 2314. Electrostatics, electric fields and currents, circuits, waves, physical optics, modern physics, nuclear physics, and thermodynamics.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

PHYS 2890 Honors Experience in Physics

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in designated course(s).

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Physics to partner concurrently with designated lower division PHYS course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

PHYS 3013 Mechanics I

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 or equivalent, and MATH 2233 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Mechanics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3113 Heat

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 or equivalent and MATH 2163 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Thermometry, heat transfer, elementary theory of specific heat and the three laws of thermodynamics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3213 Optics

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 or PHYS 2414 and PHYS 3513, or consent of the instructor.

Description: Geometrical optics; interference, diffraction, dispersion, absorption, and polarization of light.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3313 Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 or equivalent.

Description: An introduction to crystal structure, the quantum theory of solids, the physics of semiconductor materials and the pn junction, with an emphasis on applications to semiconductor devices. Same course as ECEN 3903.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3323 Modern Laboratory Methods I

Prerequisites: PHYS 2014, PHYS 2114.

Description: Introduction to electric and electronic measurements and computer applications in experimental control, data collection and laboratory computation. Experiments on test instruments, integrated electronics, signal processing, computer interfacing, and data acquisition. Previously offered as PHYS 3322.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3513 Mathematical Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 1214, PHYS 2114 or PHYS 2414 and MATH 2163.

Description: Physical applications of vectors, vector calculus and differential equations. Fourier analysis. Orbit geometry, coordinate systems and transformation of coordinates. Matrices and determinants.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3623 Modern Laboratory Methods II

Prerequisites: PHYS 2014, PHYS 2114.

Description: Introduction to the operating principles and applications of modern physical methods used in research. Laboratory experiments with lasers, wave propagation, thermometry, radiation detection, optical interferometry, and spectroscopy.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 3713 Modern Physics I

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114.

Description: Atomic physics, special theory of relativity, and introduction to solid state and nuclear physics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4003 Computer Simulation Methods in Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3013, PHYS 3113, PHYS 3313 or consent of instructor.

Description: Introduction to computer simulation methods used in the physical sciences. Linear systems, nonlinear systems, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, cellular automata, simple quantum systems. Some knowledge of either C, FORTRAN, Pascal, or BASIC required. Previously offered as PHYS 3993.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4010 Special Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Individual laboratory work of an advanced nature. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4113 Electricity and Magnetism

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 and MATH 2233, or their equivalents.

Description: Electrostatic fields, magnetic fields of steady currents, induced EMFs, Maxwell's equations and introduction to electromagnetic wave theory. Vector analysis used.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4213 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 2114 and PHYS 3713 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of phenomenological aspects of nuclear and particle physics, photon and charged particle interactions with matter, particle detectors, particle accelerators, electromagnetic, strong and weak interactions, models of the nucleus, quark model of mesons and baryons, elementary particles, and symmetries in the Standard Model.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4263 Introduction to Solid State Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3013, PHYS 3713 or consent of instructor.

Description: Structure, specific heat, dielectric properties, lattice vibrations, free electron theory, band structure, and superconductivity of solids.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4313 Molecular Biophysics

Prerequisites: PHYS 1214 or PHYS 2114.

Description: Survey of experimental and computational methods for determining the structure and function of biomolecular assemblies such as proteins and membranes. Techniques to be discussed include: X-ray diffraction, nuclear and electron spin resonance, optical spectroscopy, photobiophysics, kinetic modeling, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and homology modeling.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4413 Modern Physics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 3013 and PHYS 3713.

Description: Atomic and X-ray spectra; one-dimensional Schroedinger equation; nuclear structure; introduction to statistical mechanics and elementary quantum statistics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4423 Mechanics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 3013.

Description: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, calculus of variations, constrained systems, coupled oscillators, continuous systems and waves.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4513 Introductory Quantum Mechanics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3713.

Description: Uncertainty principle, setting up Schroedinger equation (time dependent as well as time independent) and solving it for linear oscillator, hydrogen atom, periodic, and other potentials.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4663 Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3713 or consent of instructor.

Description: Natural and artificial radioactivity, decay laws; absorption, detection and measurement of radiations; nuclear transformations.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4712 Senior Project

Description: Advanced individual experimental projects. Project proposal, formal laboratory report, and oral presentation are required.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4813 Electromagnetic Radiation

Prerequisites: PHYS 3213, PHYS 3513, PHYS 4113.

Description: Electromagnetic wave theory, reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves; resonant cavities, wave guides, fiber propagation of electromagnetic waves; radiation sources; relativistic description of electromagnetic fields.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 4993 Senior Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation.

Description: A guided reading and research program ending with an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member, with second faculty reader and oral examination. Required for graduation with departmental honors in physics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

PHYS 5000 Master’s Thesis Research or Report

Prerequisites: Consent of major professor.

Description: Thesis research or report for master's degree. Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-9

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5110 Seminar

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in physics.

Description: Special topics in physics. Offered for variable credit, 1-5 credit hours, maximum of 20 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-5

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5113 Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory

Prerequisites: PHYS 3113.

Description: Fundamental concepts of thermodynamics: first, second and third laws; thermodynamic potentials. Statistical physics: Maxwell-Boltzman, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein distribution functions. Kinetic theory: transport phenomena, Boltzman H Theorem, the approach to thermodynamic equilibrium.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5123 Geometrical Optics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3213 or consent of instructor.

Description: Foundations of geometrical optics, geometrical theory of optical imaging, geometrical theory of aberrations, image forming instruments. Same course as ECEN 5803.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5133 Laser Spectroscopy

Prerequisites: PHYS 5163.

Description: Principles of different types of laser spectroscopy based on fluorescence, absorption, saturated absorption, absorption in a cavity: Infrared, Raman, light scattering, four wave mixing, CARS, phase conjugation, two photon absorption, double resonance, and multiphoton ionization.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5163 Lasers

Prerequisites: PHYS 4813 or equivalent.

Description: Semi-classical description of absorption and emission of light by matter; effects of cavities and optical elements; theory of lasers' gas, liquid, solid state and semiconductor. Electro-optics. Techniques of mode-locking, Q-switching, phase conjugation, Fourier transform optics. An introduction to non-linear optics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5213 Statistical Mechanics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5113 and PHYS 5613 or consent of instructor.

Description: Classical and quantum mechanical distribution functions for independent particles; interacting classical and quantum systems, superfluidity, phase transitions and critical phenomena, approximation methods.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5220 Physics Topics for Teachers

Prerequisites: Teaching experience or consent of instructor.

Description: Special topics for elementary and secondary science teachers to improve their subject matter competence. Content varies, depending on the needs of specific groups of teachers. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5263 Particle Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5613 or consent of instructor.

Description: Phenomenology of elementary particles: quark model, electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions of quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons, Feynman diagram techniques, parton model, gauge symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Standard model, experimental tests.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5303 Physical Optics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3213 or consent of instructor.

Description: Multiple beam interference, diffractions, imaging, near field optical probes of matter, surface plasmons, light scattering from random media, optical coherence tomography - biomedical applications, negative materials, perfect lenses and super resolution. Same course as ECEN 5823.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5313 Electromagnetic Theory

Prerequisites: PHYS 5453.

Description: Electric and magnetic fields in free space and in matter. Boundary value problems, Green's functions, stress tensors, multipole expansions, thermodynamics; electromagnetic waves.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5350 Special Problems

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in physics.

Description: Special problems of experimental or theoretical nature. Largely individual work with written report required. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5413 Classical Mechanics

Prerequisites: PHYS 4423 or consent of instructor.

Description: Generalized coordinates and advanced dynamics; coupled systems, wave motion; theory of elasticity.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5453 Methods of Theoretical Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 3513.

Description: Introduction to the various methods and techniques used in theoretical physics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5523 Radiation Detection and Measurement

Prerequisites: PHYS 3713 or PHYS 4212.

Description: Overview of radiation detection and measurement. Instrumentation, statistics of radiation measurements, review of atomic and nuclear physics, review of radiation interaction with matter, nuclear electronics, gas-filled and scintillation detectors, semiconductor detectors, radiation counting and spectroscopy.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5533 Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

Prerequisites: PHYS 4663 and PHYS 5523 or consent of instructor.

Description: Radiation dosimetry quantities, effects of ionzing radiation on the human body, basic radiation protection concepts, x-ray and y-ray interaction and attenuation with matter, charged particle and neutron interaction with matter, charged particle equilibria, Bragg-Gray Cavity theory, quantifying dose from radionuclide sources, survey of dosimetric instrumentation, dosimetry with ionization chambers, integrating dosimeters and personal dosimetry.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5563 Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics Laboratory

Prerequisites: PHYS 4663 and PHYS 5523 or consent of instructor.

Description: The primary objective of this course is to provide students with hands-on experience in a range of experimental techniques and with a variety of instrumentation routinely used in radiation detection and dosimetry, nuclear and particle physics, and in radiotherapy and medical imaging. The course content can be thought of as being of two types: 1) general experimental methods in physics and 2) methods of radiation detection and measurement.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5573 Radiation Biophysics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5533 or consent of instructor.

Description: Introduction to radiation biophysics, structure of DNA and its relationship to carcinogenesis, stochastic nature or radiation interaction with matter, radiation chemistry, cell survival curves, radiation damage models, DNA damage response.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5583 Physics of Medical Imaging

Prerequisites: PHYS 4663 and PHYS 5523 or consent of instructor.

Description: Review of radiation interaction with matter, x-ray imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Scintillation Imaging. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Topography (PET).

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5593 Physics of Radiation Therapy

Prerequisites: PHYS 5533 or consent of instructor.

Description: Overview of radiation therapy, dosimetry in radiation therapy, megavoltage x-ray and electron therapy, manual treatment planning, computer-based treatment planning, brachytherapy, proton therapy.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5613 Quantum Mechanics I

Prerequisites: PHYS 5453.

Description: Postulates of quantum mechanics. Operators, commutation relations, eigenfunctions. Schroedinger, Heisenberg and interaction formalisms, angular momentum and central field problems; nondegenerate perturbation theory.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5663 Solid State Physics I

Prerequisites: PHYS 4513.

Description: Crystal structure, cohesive energy of ionic crystals and metals, specific heats, free electron theory of metals, band theory, Brillouin zones, insulators and alloys; magnetic properties, optical properties and thermal and electrical conductivity of solids.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5693 Clinical Studies in Medical Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5583, PHYS 5593 and consent of instructor.

Description: Students will perform a clinical rotation within a hospital-based radiation therapy treatment clinic, during which they will shadow a medical physicist and observe and participate in (when appropriate) the physicists daily clinical activities. The student will learn the technical aspects of CT and MR imaging, radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery, and routine and patient specific calibration/quality assurance procedures.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5713 Solid State Physics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 5663 or equivalent.

Description: Symmetry, dielectric properties, ferroelectrics, magnetic properties, mechanical properties, and defects of solids.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5813 General Relativity

Prerequisites: PHYS 5453 or consent of instructor.

Description: Theory and applications of general relativity: the principle of equivalence, general coordinate invariance, tensors, affine connections, Einstein's field equations, classic tests, application to stellar dynamics, black holes, and cosmology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 5960 Problems in Chemical Physics

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Intermolecular forces, interaction of radiation with matter in bulk form, dielectric properties of matter, polymer physics and quantum theory of biopolymers. Offered for variable credit, 3-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 3-6

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6000 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and permission of major professor.

Description: Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-15

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6010 Advanced Graduate Seminar

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Special topics of an advanced nature in physics. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 15 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6113 Advanced Theory of Solids

Prerequisites: PHYS 5663.

Description: Many-body techniques, transport processes, band theoretical techniques, superconductivity, dynamics of electrons in a magnetic field, and alloys.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6213 Group Theory for Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5453.

Description: Group theory and imperfections in crystals. Dislocation theory and color centers.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6243 Semiconductors I

Prerequisites: PHYS 5113, PHYS 5613, PHYS 5663.

Description: The first part of a survey of the physics of semi-conductors. Bonding and structure, crystal growth, epitaxial growth, band theory, phonons, photons, defects, intrinsic and extrinsic statistics, trapping and recombination.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6260 Special Topics in High Energy Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5263 or consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced topics of current interest in high-energy physics: collider physics, supersymmetry, unification, flavor physics, string phenomenology, extra dimensions. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6313 Quantum Mechanics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 5613.

Description: Scattering theory, many-particle quantum mechanics and application to atomic and molecular systems; degenerate and time-dependent perturbation theory.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6323 Quantum Field Theory

Prerequisites: PHYS 6313 or consent of instructor.

Description: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: Klein-Gordon field, path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics, Feynman diagrams, Quantum Electrodynamics, relativistic scattering radiative corrections, renormalization and critical exponents, non-Abelian gauge theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6343 Semiconductors II

Prerequisites: PHYS 6243.

Description: The second part of the semiconductors sequence. Transport phenomena, junctions, devices, heterostructures, and optical properties.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6413 Nonlinear Optics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5163, PHYS 5313, and PHYS 5613.

Description: The response of matter at high radiation powers; nonlinear susceptibilities. Wave propagation in nonlinear medium; three wave and four wave interactions; saturated absorption, optical switching and limiting; two photon and stimulated Raman processes; Self focusing; solitons.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6423 Quantum Optics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5163, PHYS 5613 or consent of instructor.

Description: Quantization of Electromagnetic Fields, coherence, quantum entanglement, parametric down conversion, two photon interferometry, Bell's inequalities, quantum teleportation and cryptography, cavity QED.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6513 Advanced Topics in Solid State Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5663 or equivalent.

Description: Interaction of radiation and matter, neutron scattering, phase transitions, magnetic resonance and cooperative phenomena.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6613 Advanced Nuclear and Particle Physics

Prerequisites: PHYS 5263, PHYS 6313; or consent of instructor.

Description: Renormalization of quantum field theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Standard model, flavor physics, grand unification, super-symmetry.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6713 Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Radiation theory, wave guides, scattering and dispersion relations; relativity.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6803 Photonics I: Advanced Optics

Prerequisites: ECEN 3213 or ECEN 3813.

Description: Advanced optics including spectral and time characteristics of detectors, characteristics of lasers, time, spectral and spatial parameters of laser emission, interferometric techniques, and nonlinear effects such as two-photon absorption and second and third harmonic generations. Ultrashort laser pulses. Same course as CHEM 6803 & ECEN 6803. Offered for fixed credit, 3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6810 Photonics II: THz Photonics and THz-TDS

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803.

Description: THz photonics and THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). Concepts and techniques of driving electronic circuitry with ultrashort laser pulses to generate and detect freely propagating pulses of THz electromagnetic radiation using several operational research systems. Same course as CHEM 6810 & ECEN 6810. Previously offered as PHYS 6811. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hours, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6820 Photonics II: Spectroscopy II

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803.

Description: Operating principles and applications of laser spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, solids and complex fluids. Absorption, emission, photon correlation, coherence, time resolved Fourier transform. Raman spectroscopy and non-linear optical. Same course as CHEM 6820 & ECEN 6820. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6830 Photonics II: Spectroscopy III

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803.

Description: Advanced spectroscopic instruments and methods used for investigation of semi-conductors and solid state material. Stimulated emission characterized both in wavelength and in time. Time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Multiphotonic excitations. Fast measuring techniques including subnanosecond detectors, picosecond streak cameras, and ultrafast four-wave mixing and correlation techniques. Time-dependent photoconductivity measurements. Same course as CHEM 6830 & ECEN 6830. Previously offered as PHYS 6831. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6840 Photonics III: Microscopy I

Prerequisites: CHEM 3553 or consent of instructor.

Description: The structure and imaging of solid surfaces. Basics of scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Contact and noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM). Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in air. Same course as CHEM 6840 & ECEN 6840. Previously offered as PHYS 6841. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6850 Photonics III: Microscopy II

Prerequisites: PHYS 3553 or consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced techniques of scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Magnetic force microscopy, Kelvin force microscopy, scanning, tunneling microscopy (STM) in vacuum. Characterization of materials with SPM. Nanolithography with SPM. Device manufacturing and analysis. Same course as CHEM 6850 & ECEN 6850. Previously offered as PHYS 6851. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6860 Photonics III: Microscopy III and Image Processing

Prerequisites: ECEN 5793.

Description: Digital image processing, including projects. Image acquisition and display, image enhancement, geometric operations, linear and nonlinear filtering, image restoration, edge detection, image analysis, morphology, segmentation, recognition, and coding and compression. Same course as CHEM 6860 & ECEN 6860. Previously offered as PHYS 6861. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6870 Photonics IV: Synthesis and Devices I

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803 and PHYS 6840.

Description: Preparation of functional nanostructures and related optical and electronic devices. Physical and chemical methods of thin film deposition. Engineering of prototypes of light emitting diodes, sensors, optical limiting coatings, lithographic patterns. Same course as CHEM 6870 & ECEN 6870. Previously offered as PHYS 6871. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6880 Photonics IV: Semiconductor Devices, Testing and Characterization

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803.

Description: Test and characterization of semiconductor and optoelectronic devices. Hall effect, four point probe, CV and IV measurements, optical pump-probe, photoluminescence, and electro-optics sampling. Same course as CHEM 6880 & ECEN 6880. Previously offered as PHYS 6881. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics

PHYS 6890 Photonics IV: Semiconductor Synthesis and Devices III

Prerequisites: PHYS 6803.

Description: Processing, fabrication and characterization of semiconductor optoelectronic devices in class 100/10000 cleanrooms. Cleanroom operation including general procedure for material processing and device fabrication. Device processing using a variety of processing such as mask aligner, vacuum evaporators and rapid thermal annealer. Testing using optical and electrical testing apparatus such as I-V, C-V Hall, and optical spectral measurement systems. Same course as CHEM 6890 & ECEN 6890. Previously offered as PHYS 6891. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Physics