Go to the U of M home page
School of Physics & Astronomy
School of Physics and Astronomy Wiki

User Tools


dgs_advice:graduate_classes

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
dgs_advice:graduate_classes [2011/03/02 10:29]
kapusta [Classes at 8-level] **production**
dgs_advice:graduate_classes [2011/11/02 13:00]
kapusta [Classes at 8-level]
Line 41: Line 41:
   * 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.\\ \\ 
  
  
Line 55: Line 55:
   * 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.**\\ \\
Line 96: Line 96:
   * Phys 8601. Plasma Physics I. (3 cr. Prereq–4621, 5012 or #)\\ \\ Theory of plasma waves and instabilities in plasmas, magnetohydrodynamics, nonlinear waves in plasmas, wave propagation in inhomogeneous plasmas.\\ \\    * Phys 8601. Plasma Physics I. (3 cr. Prereq–4621, 5012 or #)\\ \\ Theory of plasma waves and instabilities in plasmas, magnetohydrodynamics, nonlinear waves in plasmas, wave propagation in inhomogeneous plasmas.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 8602. Plasma Physics II. (3 cr. Prereq–8601 or #)\\ \\ Theory of plasma waves and instabilities, collisions, radiation, transport, nonlinear wave-particle and wave-wave interactions, instabilities in inhomogeneous plasmas.\\ \\    * Phys 8602. Plasma Physics II. (3 cr. Prereq–8601 or #)\\ \\ Theory of plasma waves and instabilities, collisions, radiation, transport, nonlinear wave-particle and wave-wave interactions, instabilities in inhomogeneous plasmas.\\ \\ 
-  * Phys 8611. Cosmic Ray and Space Physics. (3 cr. Prereq–5012 or #)\\ \\ Properties of energetic particles in heliosphere and in astrophysical environments; solar physics, including radiation and magnetic effects; solar wind and magnetospheric physics; physics of radiation belts.\\ \\ +  * Phys 8611. Cosmic Rays and Plasma Astrophysics. (3 cr. Prereq–5012 or #)\\ \\ Properties of energetic particles in heliosphere and in astrophysical environments; solar physics, including radiation and magnetic effects; solar wind and magnetospheric physics; physics of radiation belts.\\ \\ 
   * Phys 8650. Advanced Topics in Space and Plasma Physics. (3 cr [max 9 cr]. Prereq–8602 or 8611 or #)\\ \\ Topics in plasma waves and instabilities, solar physics, cosmic ray physics, atmospheric physics or planetary physics.\\ \\    * Phys 8650. Advanced Topics in Space and Plasma Physics. (3 cr [max 9 cr]. Prereq–8602 or 8611 or #)\\ \\ Topics in plasma waves and instabilities, solar physics, cosmic ray physics, atmospheric physics or planetary physics.\\ \\ 
   * 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.\\ 
Line 144: Line 144:
   * GRAD 8101-Teaching in Higher Education. \\ This course is designed to help you become a stronger, more reflective college teacher. Co-teachers along with course participants will model a variety of active learning strategies (e.g. cooperative learning, collaborative learning, problem-posing, case study, interactive lecture, discussion, critical thinking, role-playing) and will facilitate discussions addressing educational theory and practice.  For [[http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/courses/8101.html|more details]]   * GRAD 8101-Teaching in Higher Education. \\ This course is designed to help you become a stronger, more reflective college teacher. Co-teachers along with course participants will model a variety of active learning strategies (e.g. cooperative learning, collaborative learning, problem-posing, case study, interactive lecture, discussion, critical thinking, role-playing) and will facilitate discussions addressing educational theory and practice.  For [[http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/courses/8101.html|more details]]
   * GRAD 8102-Practicum for Future Faculty.\\ This course is designed to give participants opportunities to apply the theories and methods learned in GRAD 8101, "Teaching in Higher Education" (or in a PFF-approved departmental pedagogy course), and to further enhance understandings of the faculty role in higher education.  For [[http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/courses/8102.html|more details]]   * GRAD 8102-Practicum for Future Faculty.\\ This course is designed to give participants opportunities to apply the theories and methods learned in GRAD 8101, "Teaching in Higher Education" (or in a PFF-approved departmental pedagogy course), and to further enhance understandings of the faculty role in higher education.  For [[http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/courses/8102.html|more details]]
- 
dgs_advice/graduate_classes.txt · Last modified: 2011/11/02 13:00 by kapusta