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-====== Doctor Physics' Course Catalog ====== +====== DGS' Course Catalog ====== 
-The following list of classes and their descriptions are copied from the Graduate School Catalog (as of 6/21/2007) with a few changes, clarifications and the truth about how frequently certain courses are taught.+The following list of classes and their descriptions are taken from the Graduate School Catalog with a few changes, clarifications and notes about how frequently certain courses are taught.
  
 For guidelines on which courses typical students take, go to [[dgs_advice:classes_to_take|Classes to Take]]. For guidelines on which courses typical students take, go to [[dgs_advice:classes_to_take|Classes to Take]].
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 Some of these classes are survey classes for subfields and you are given graduate credits, whereas some of them are taken by "typical" undergraduate students, and you may consider them if you did not take equivalent classes while you were undergraduate.  Before you register for the latter kind, make sure to discuss it with your academic adviser or the DGS. Some of these classes are survey classes for subfields and you are given graduate credits, whereas some of them are taken by "typical" undergraduate students, and you may consider them if you did not take equivalent classes while you were undergraduate.  Before you register for the latter kind, make sure to discuss it with your academic adviser or the DGS.
  
-  * PHYS 4001. **graduate credits NOT given** Analytical Mechanics. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3501 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Analytic Newtonian mechanics. Mathematics beyond prerequisites developed as required.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4001. **graduate credits NOT given** Analytical Mechanics. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3501 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Analytic Newtonian mechanics. Mathematics beyond prerequisites developed as required.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4002. **graduate credits NOT given** Electricity and Magnetism. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3501 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Classical theory of electromagnetic fields using vector algebra and vector calculus.\\ \\ +  * Phys 4002. **graduate credits NOT given** Electricity and Magnetism. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3501 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Classical theory of electromagnetic fields using vector algebra and vector calculus.\\ \\ 
-  * PHYS 4051. Methods of Experimental Physics I. (5 cr. Prereq–2605 or equiv lab experience or #)\\ \\ Contemporary experimental techniques. Introduction to modern analog and digital electronics from an experimental viewpoint. Use of computers for data acquisition and experimental control. Statistics of data analysis.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4051. Methods of Experimental Physics I. (5 cr. Prereq–2605 or equiv lab experience or #)\\ \\ Contemporary experimental techniques. Introduction to modern analog and digital electronics from an experimental viewpoint. Use of computers for data acquisition and experimental control. Statistics of data analysis.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4052W. Methods of Experimental Physics II. (5 cr. Prereq–4051)\\ \\ Second semester of laboratory sequence. Contemporary experimental techniques illustrated by experiments with data analysis. Students design and execute an experimental project. Lectures on specialized topics of professional concern.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4052W. Methods of Experimental Physics II. (5 cr. Prereq–4051)\\ \\ Second semester of laboratory sequence. Contemporary experimental techniques illustrated by experiments with data analysis. Students design and execute an experimental project. Lectures on specialized topics of professional concern.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4071. Concepts in Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2201, 2303)\\ \\ Overview of physics with emphasis on 20th-century developments. Primarily for secondary teachers and science majors wishing to understand the conceptual connections within physics.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4071. Concepts in Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2201, 2303)\\ \\ Overview of physics with emphasis on 20th-century developments. Primarily for secondary teachers and science majors wishing to understand the conceptual connections within physics.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4101. **graduate credits NOT given** Quantum Mechanics. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Mathematical techniques of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger Equation and simple applications. General structure of wave mechanics. Operator methods, perturbation theory, radiation from atoms.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4101. **graduate credits NOT given** Quantum Mechanics. (4 cr. Prereq–[2303 or 2601 or CHEM 3502], two sems soph math)\\ \\ Mathematical techniques of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger Equation and simple applications. General structure of wave mechanics. Operator methods, perturbation theory, radiation from atoms.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4111. History of 19th-Century Physics. (3 cr. §HSCI 4111. Prereq–General physics or #)\\ \\ Legacy of 17th-century experimental and theoretical physics especially light, electricity, magnetism, and heat. Experimental and theoretical discoveries in 19th-century physics set within the context of concurrent educational, institutional, and political developments in Europe and the United States. Heritage of 19th-century physics.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4111. History of 19th-Century Physics. (3 cr. §HSCI 4111. Prereq–General physics or #)\\ \\ Legacy of 17th-century experimental and theoretical physics especially light, electricity, magnetism, and heat. Experimental and theoretical discoveries in 19th-century physics set within the context of concurrent educational, institutional, and political developments in Europe and the United States. Heritage of 19th-century physics.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4121. History of 20th-Century Physics. (3 cr. §HSCI 4121. Prereq–General physics or #)\\ \\ Experimental and theoretical discoveries in 20th-century physics (birth of modern physics, special theory of relativity, old and new quantum theories, nuclear physics to WWII) within the context of concurrent educational, institutional, and political developments in Europe and the United States.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4121. History of 20th-Century Physics. (3 cr. §HSCI 4121. Prereq–General physics or #)\\ \\ Experimental and theoretical discoveries in 20th-century physics (birth of modern physics, special theory of relativity, old and new quantum theories, nuclear physics to WWII) within the context of concurrent educational, institutional, and political developments in Europe and the United States.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4201. **graduate credits NOT given** Statistical and Thermal Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2601)\\ \\ Principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Selected applications such as kinetic theory, transport theory, and phase transitions.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4201. **graduate credits NOT given** Statistical and Thermal Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2601)\\ \\ Principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Selected applications such as kinetic theory, transport theory, and phase transitions.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4211. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Solid-State Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4101, 4201)\\ \\ A modern presentation of the properties of solids. Topics include vibrational and electronic properties of solids; diffraction of waves in solids and electron band structure. Other possible topics include optical properties, magnetic phenomena, and superconductivity.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4211. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Solid-State Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4101, 4201)\\ \\ A modern presentation of the properties of solids. Topics include vibrational and electronic properties of solids; diffraction of waves in solids and electron band structure. Other possible topics include optical properties, magnetic phenomena, and superconductivity.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4303. **graduate credits NOT given** Waves, Optics, and Relativity. (3 cr. Prereq–4001, 4002)\\ \\ Further topics in analytical mechanics, electricity and magnetism including mechanical and electromagnetic wave phenomena, physical and geometrical optics, and relativistic dynamics of particles and fields.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4303. **graduate credits NOT given** Waves, Optics, and Relativity. (3 cr. Prereq–4001, 4002)\\ \\ Further topics in analytical mechanics, electricity and magnetism including mechanical and electromagnetic wave phenomena, physical and geometrical optics, and relativistic dynamics of particles and fields.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4511. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4101)\\ \\ Fundamental particles and Standard Model. Symmetries/quarks, models of nuclei, interactions between particles/nuclei, tests of conservation laws, fission/fusion.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4511. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4101)\\ \\ Fundamental particles and Standard Model. Symmetries/quarks, models of nuclei, interactions between particles/nuclei, tests of conservation laws, fission/fusion.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4611. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Space Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2601, 4001, 4002)\\ \\ Astrophysics of energetic particles in space, including cosmic rays and those of solar origin. Detection/identification. Interactions with matter/magnetic fields in space. Acceleration, modulation, and propagation.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4611. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Space Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–2601, 4001, 4002)\\ \\ Astrophysics of energetic particles in space, including cosmic rays and those of solar origin. Detection/identification. Interactions with matter/magnetic fields in space. Acceleration, modulation, and propagation.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4621. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Plasma Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4001, 4002)\\ \\ Magnetohydrodynamics and properties of collisionless plasmas with applications to the magnetic field of the earth and sun, and to plasma confinement. Transport phenomena and effects of collisions.\\ \\  +  * Phys 4621. **graduate credits given** Introduction to Plasma Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–4001, 4002)\\ \\ Magnetohydrodynamics and properties of collisionless plasmas with applications to the magnetic field of the earth and sun, and to plasma confinement. Transport phenomena and effects of collisions.\\ \\  
-  * PHYS 4711. Introduction to Optics. (3 cr. Prereq–4002)**have not been offered recently** \\ \\ Modern theoretical and experimental optics broadly defined to include, for example, radio astronomy and particle accelerators. Matrix methods in geometrical optics including charged particle optics; optical detectors and noise; phenomena in intense coherent radiation including nonlinear effects.\\ \\ +  * Phys 4711. Introduction to Optics. (3 cr. Prereq–4002) **has not been offered recently** \\ \\ Modern theoretical and experimental optics broadly defined to include, for example, radio astronomy and particle accelerators. Matrix methods in geometrical optics including charged particle optics; optical detectors and noise; phenomena in intense coherent radiation including nonlinear effects.\\ \\ 
  
  
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   * Phys 5022. Relativity, Cosmology, and the Universe. (4 cr. §AST 5022. Prereq–2601 or #)\\ \\ Large-scale structure and history of universe. Introduction to Newtonian and relativistic world models. Physics of early universe. Cosmological tests. Formation of galaxies.\\ \\   * Phys 5022. Relativity, Cosmology, and the Universe. (4 cr. §AST 5022. Prereq–2601 or #)\\ \\ Large-scale structure and history of universe. Introduction to Newtonian and relativistic world models. Physics of early universe. Cosmological tests. Formation of galaxies.\\ \\
   * Phys 5041. Analytical and Numerical Methods of Physics I. (4 cr. Prereq–Grad or #)\\ \\ Survey of mathematical techniques, both analytic and numerical, needed for physics. Application to physical problems.\\ \\   * Phys 5041. Analytical and Numerical Methods of Physics I. (4 cr. Prereq–Grad or #)\\ \\ Survey of mathematical techniques, both analytic and numerical, needed for physics. Application to physical problems.\\ \\
-  * Phys 5042. Analytical and Numerical Methods of Physics II. (4 cr. Prereq–5041 or #) - **not offered very often recently**.\\ Survey of mathematical techniques, both analytic and numerical, needed for physics. Application to physical problems.\\ \\+  * Phys 5042. Analytical and Numerical Methods of Physics II. (4 cr. Prereq–5041 or #) - **not offered very often**.\\ Survey of mathematical techniques, both analytic and numerical, needed for physics. Application to physical problems.\\ \\
   * Phys 5071. Physics for High School Teachers: Experimental Foundations and Historical Perspectives. (3 cr. Prereq–Gen physics, #; no cr for physics grad or grad physics minor) not offered recently.\\ \\ In-depth examination of a conceptual theme in physics, its experimental foundations and historical perspectives. Kinematics and dynamics from Aristotle through Einstein; nature of charge and light; energy and thermodynamics; electricity, magnetism, and quantized fields; structure of matter.\\ \\   * Phys 5071. Physics for High School Teachers: Experimental Foundations and Historical Perspectives. (3 cr. Prereq–Gen physics, #; no cr for physics grad or grad physics minor) not offered recently.\\ \\ In-depth examination of a conceptual theme in physics, its experimental foundations and historical perspectives. Kinematics and dynamics from Aristotle through Einstein; nature of charge and light; energy and thermodynamics; electricity, magnetism, and quantized fields; structure of matter.\\ \\
   * PHYS 5072 Best Practices in College Physics Teaching  (1-2 cr. [max 3 cr.] prereq-Grad)\\ \\ **required to take if you are a physics TA for the first time.**\\ \\   * PHYS 5072 Best Practices in College Physics Teaching  (1-2 cr. [max 3 cr.] prereq-Grad)\\ \\ **required to take if you are a physics TA for the first time.**\\ \\
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   * Phys 5402. Radiological Physics. (4 cr. Prereq–1302 or 1402) **not offered every year**.\\ \\ Signal analysis, medical imaging, medical x-rays, tomography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, MRI, and similar topics.\\ \\    * Phys 5402. Radiological Physics. (4 cr. Prereq–1302 or 1402) **not offered every year**.\\ \\ Signal analysis, medical imaging, medical x-rays, tomography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, MRI, and similar topics.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 5701. Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists. (4 cr. Prereq–Grad or advanced undergrad in physics or engineering or the sciences)\\ \\ Crystal structure and binding; diffraction; phonons; thermal and dielectric properties of insulators; free electron model; band structure;semiconductors.\\ \\    * Phys 5701. Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists. (4 cr. Prereq–Grad or advanced undergrad in physics or engineering or the sciences)\\ \\ Crystal structure and binding; diffraction; phonons; thermal and dielectric properties of insulators; free electron model; band structure;semiconductors.\\ \\ 
-  * Phys 5702. Solid State Physics for Engineers and Scientists. (4 cr. Prereq–5701 or #) **not offered every recently**.\\ \\ Diamagnetism and paramagnetism; ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism; optical phenomena; lasers; superconductivity; surface properties; ferroelectricity.\\ \\ +  * Phys 5702. Solid State Physics for Engineers and Scientists. (4 cr. Prereq–5701 or #) **not offered very recently**.\\ \\ Diamagnetism and paramagnetism; ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism; optical phenomena; lasers; superconductivity; surface properties; ferroelectricity.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 5950. Colloquium Seminar. (1 cr; S-N only. Prereq–[Grad student or advanced undergrad in physics])\\ \\ Colloquium of School of Physics and Astronomy.\\ \\    * Phys 5950. Colloquium Seminar. (1 cr; S-N only. Prereq–[Grad student or advanced undergrad in physics])\\ \\ Colloquium of School of Physics and Astronomy.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 5980. **Strongly recommended for first-year grad** Introduction to Research Seminar. (1 cr [max 3 cr]; S-N only. Prereq–Grad or upper div phys major)\\ \\ Introduction to the research activities of the School of Physics and Astronomy.\\ \\    * Phys 5980. **Strongly recommended for first-year grad** Introduction to Research Seminar. (1 cr [max 3 cr]; S-N only. Prereq–Grad or upper div phys major)\\ \\ Introduction to the research activities of the School of Physics and Astronomy.\\ \\ 
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   * Phys 8666. Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits. (1-6 cr [max 24 cr]. Prereq–Max 6 cr per semester or summer; doctoral student who is doing PhD research but has not passed prelim oral); \\ You should not have to take this for more than one semester - you should take the oral soon if you are in this situation.  Also, when you consider taking this, most likely, you should be taking 8994 or 5994 (independent research) instead.\\    * Phys 8666. Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits. (1-6 cr [max 24 cr]. Prereq–Max 6 cr per semester or summer; doctoral student who is doing PhD research but has not passed prelim oral); \\ You should not have to take this for more than one semester - you should take the oral soon if you are in this situation.  Also, when you consider taking this, most likely, you should be taking 8994 or 5994 (independent research) instead.\\ 
   * Phys 8700. Seminar: Condensed Matter Physics. (1 cr [max 6 cr]; S-N only. Prereq–#)\\ \\ Current research.\\ \\    * Phys 8700. Seminar: Condensed Matter Physics. (1 cr [max 6 cr]; S-N only. Prereq–#)\\ \\ Current research.\\ \\ 
-  * Phys 8701. **Fall 2007 will be the last semester that this will be offered, and it will be the same as 5201.** Statistical Mechanics and Transport Theory I. (3 cr. Prereq–5002 or #)\\ \\ Equilibrium properties of macroscopic classical and quantum systems. Phase transitions and Renormalization Group. Transport theory. Applications to soft condensed matter systems.\\ \\  
   * Phys 8702. Statistical Mechanics and Transport Theory II. (3 cr. Prereq–8701 or #)\\ \\ Equilibrium properties of macroscopic classical and quantum systems. Phase transitions and Renormalization Group. Transport theory. Applications to soft condensed matter systems.\\ \\    * Phys 8702. Statistical Mechanics and Transport Theory II. (3 cr. Prereq–8701 or #)\\ \\ Equilibrium properties of macroscopic classical and quantum systems. Phase transitions and Renormalization Group. Transport theory. Applications to soft condensed matter systems.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 8711. Solid-State Physics I. (3 cr. Prereq–4211, 5002 or #)\\ \\ Fundamental properties of solids. Electronic structure and transport in metals and semiconductors. Properties of disordered materials.\\ \\    * Phys 8711. Solid-State Physics I. (3 cr. Prereq–4211, 5002 or #)\\ \\ Fundamental properties of solids. Electronic structure and transport in metals and semiconductors. Properties of disordered materials.\\ \\ 
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