PHYSICS DIVISION

PHYS 221. Classical Mechanics I (3). Classical dynamics of particles and systems of particles in translational, rotational, and oscillatory motion in the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 121 or COI. (1,2)

PHYS 225. General Relativity (3). Einstein field equations and their vacuum solutions for isotropic homogeneous systems. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 221. (2)

PHYS 231. Classical Electrodynamics I (3). Electrostatics and magnetostatics and their unification through Maxwell’s equations. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 131 or COI. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 131 or COI. (1,2)

PHYS 232. Classical Electrodynamics II (3). Nature and propagation of electromagnetic fields. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 231. (1,2)

PHYS 241. Quantum Mechanics I (3). Analytical techniques in quantum mechanics. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 141 or COI. (1,2)

PHYS 242. Quantum Mechanics II (3). Approximation techniques in quantum mechanics. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 241. (1,2)

PHYS 251. Statistical Mechanics I (3). Thermodynamics ensembles and quantum statistics. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 151 or COI. (1,2)

PHYS 252. Statistical Mechanics II (3). Statistical mechanics of ideal Bose and Fermi systems, phase transitions, and nonequilibrium thermodynamic systems. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 251. (2)

PHYS 275. Electrons and Phonons in Solids (3). The properties of solids emerging from the band structure and the interactions of constituent electrons, phonons, and their collective excitations. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1)

PHYS 299. Graduate Seminar (1). May be taken twice. PR. COI. (1,2,M)

PHYS 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2,M)