Physics

General prerequisites: to register in any physics course a student must be eligible to enroll in Mathematics 1115 or 1125 or have earned credit in any college-level mathematics course.

 

PHYS 1001           Introduction to Physics                                                                                             3 cr.
Introductory physics courses for non-science majors. PHYS 1001 and 1002 may be taken without regard to order. Force, motion, properties of matter and heat. Does not constitute degree credit for any major in the College of Sciences.

PHYS 1002           Introduction to Physics II                                                                                          3 cr.
Introductory physics courses for non-science majors. PHYS 1001 and 1002 may be taken without regard to order. Sound, electricity, magnetism, light, nuclear physics and relativity. Does not constitute degree credit for any major in the College of Sciences.

PHYS 1003           Introductory Physics Laboratory I                                                                            1 cr.
Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1001. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1001.

PHYS 1005           Introductory Astronomy I                                                                                           3 cr.
Introductory course in astronomy. Naked-eye astronomy, the history and development of astronomy, and the comparative planetology of the solar system. PHYS 1005 and 1006 may be taken without regard to order.

PHYS 1006           Introductory Astronomy II                                                                                          3 cr.
Introductory course in astronomy. Introduction to the astronomy of the Sun and stars, galaxies and cosmology. PHYS 1005 and 1006 may be taken without regard to order.

PHYS 1007           Introductory Astronomy Laboratory I                                                                       1 cr.
Prerequisite: credit or registration in PHYS 1005. A two-hour night laboratory to accompany PHYS 1005.

PHYS 1008           Introductory Astronomy Laboratory II                                                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1006. A two-hour night time laboratory to accompany PHYS 1006.

PHYS 1010           Physics of Music                                                                                                        3 cr.
The physical and acoustical background of music, the reception and hearing of musical sound, the acoustics of rooms, the production of musical sounds and musical instruments.

PHYS 1011           Physics of Music Laboratory                                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1010. A two-hour laboratory to accompany PHYS 1010.

PHYS 1031           General Physics I                                                                                                        3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit in MATH 1116 or 1126 or 2107 or 2111 . A study of classical mechanics, fluids and heat.  Credit cannot be earned for both Physics 1031 and 1061.  The required one hour per week recitation must be scheduled for the selected Physics 1031 section.

PHYS 1032           General Physics II                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: Physics 1031 with a grade of C or better.  A continuation of Physics 1031 covering sound, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Credit cannot be earned for both Physics 1032 and Physics 1062.

PHYS 1033           General Physics Laboratory                                                                                      1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit or registration in PHYS 1031.  A two-hour laboratory to accompany PHYS 1031.  Credit cannot be earned for both Physics 1033 and Physics 1063.

PHYS 1034           General Physics Laboratory                                                                                      1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit or registration in PHYS 1032.  A two-hour laboratory to accompany PHYS 1032.  Credit cannot be earned for both Physics 1034 and Physics 1065.

PHYS 1061           Physics for Science and Engineering I                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2111 or 2107 or MATH 2114 and credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1063, or consent of the department. A study of the fundamental concepts and theories of general physics, mechanics of particles, rigid bodies, fluids and sounds.

PHYS 1062           Physics for Science and Engineering II                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1061 with a C or better, credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2108 or MATH 2112 or MATH 2124, and credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1065. A continuation of PHYS 1061 . Heat, electricity, and magnetism.

PHYS 1063           Physics Laboratory for Science and Engineering                                                   1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit or registration in PHYS 1061. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1061. Two hours of laboratory.

PHYS 1065           Physics Laboratory for Science and Engineering                                                   1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit or registration in PHYS 1062. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1062. Two hours of laboratory.

PHYS 2064           Modern Physics for Science and Engineering                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 with a C or better and credit in MATH 2108 or MATH 2109 or MATH 2111 or MATH 2124. The last course in the three-semester sequence. An introduction to light, special relativity, quantum physics, condensed matter, nuclear and other modern physics topics.

PHYS 2191           Special Problems in Physics                                                          1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of the department. Amount of credit to be stated at registration. Individual reading conferences and/or laboratory work on problem or problems in physics. Section number will correspond with the credit to be earned. A student will be allowed no more than a total of six credits in Special Problems ( PHYS 4191 3191 and 2191) .

PHYS 3094           Undergraduate Research                                                                1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Department approval of research arrangements is required prior to registration. Individual research under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. May be taken multiple times for a maximum of six credit hours.

PHYS 3191           Special Problems in Physics                                                          1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of the department. Amount of credit to be stated at registration. Individual reading conferences and/or laboratory work on problem or problems in physics. Section number will correspond with the credit to be earned. A student will be allowed no more than a total of six credits in Special Problems ( PHYS 4191 3191 and 2191) .

PHYS 3198           Undergraduate Seminar                                                                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. A group comprised of representatives of the physics faculty and undergraduate physics majors which meets at regular intervals during the semester to discuss selected topics in physics. Physics majors must formally register and present an approved paper in order to satisfy credit requirements. May be repeated for credit.

PHYS 3301           Intermediate Mechanics                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 and MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Application of the fundamental laws of mechanics to particles and rigid bodies.

PHYS 4010           Physics of Music 2:  Acoustics, Music, and Electronics                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites:  PHYS 1010 or PHYS 1032 or PHYS 1062.  Senior/graduate-level course for musicians, scientists, and engineers interested in sound recording and reproduction, environmental acoustics, and electronic music.  Topics include room and auditorium acoustics, environmental noise and noise control, audio recording and reproduction, audio signal processing and electronic music.

PHYS 4014           Physics of Music 2 Laboratory:  Acoustics, Music, and Electronics                    1 cr.
Co-Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4010. A two-hour laboratory to accompany PHYS 4010, with experiments to illustrate and investigate topics from the lecture course.

PHYS 4091           Special Topics in Physics and Physical Science for Teachers        1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content and format of this course may be varied from semester to semester. The topics covered will generally relate to background material (rather than methodology) which is in the areas of physics or physical science and of particular interest to precollege teachers. Amount of credit to be stated at time of registration; may be repeated for no more than a total of six hours credit. This course may not be used for degree credit by students in the College of Sciences except those enrolled in the M.A. in science teaching program.

PHYS 4160           Advanced Laboratory                                                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Four hours of laboratory and one hour of lecture each week. Selected experiments in several branches of physics with special emphasis on the control of selected experiments by microprocessors. Fundamentals of AC and DC circuits.

PHYS 4191           Special Problems in Physics                                                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Directed study in topic areas selected by the student in consultation with faculty. The course will include advanced topics in physics or applied physics. May require laboratory research, theory, or computation. A maximum of six credits can be used toward degree requirements.

PHYS 4194           Senior Honors Thesis                                                                          1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of director of the Honors Program. A candidate for a degree with honors in Physics must complete a total of six credit hours culminating in the presentation of an acceptable thesis and successful defense of the thesis during an oral examination to be conducted by the student's honors committee. (See requirements for graduation with honors.) The six credit hours may be taken in any combination, but only in conjunction with supervised work on the thesis. Registration for this course requires the approval of the Director of the Honors Program. Interim grades will be S or U. This course may not be taken for graduate credit.

PHYS 4195           Special Topics in Physics - Classical Physics                                  1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit . A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 4196           Special Topics in Physics - Modern Physics                                     1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 4197           Special Topics in Physics - Current topics                                        1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 4198           Special Topics in Physics - Geophysics                                            1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 4201           Introduction to Mathematical Physics I                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1062 and MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. An introduction to the mathematical treatment of selected physical problems. Power series, complex numbers, vector analysis, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations and Fourier transforms.

PHYS 4202           Introduction to Mathematical Physics                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4201. Advanced mathematical treatment of selected physical problems. Partial differential equations, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, special functions and complex analysis.

PHYS 4205           Physical Applications of the Fourier Transform                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Physical applications of the Fourier transform and series, convolution, and basic theorems; sampling and data treatment; and introduction to Fourier methods in geophysics and optics.

PHYS 4211           Introduction to Computational Physics                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4501 and CSCI 1203, CSCI 1205 or CSCI 1581. An introduction to the computational treatment of physics problems in areas such as electromagnetic phenomena, acoustic wave propagation, scattering, atomic structure, and astrophysics.

PHYS 4302           Advanced Mechanics                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3301. Special relativity; variational techniques; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics.

PHYS 4322           Introduction to Acoustics                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and MATH 2221. Fundamental principles of acoustics, emphasizing the physical concepts, derivations, and solutions of acoustic wave equations in bounded and unbounded fluids and solids. Reflection, refraction, and transmission; radiation characteristics of vibrating bodies. Acoustic wave guide theory, geometrical acoustics, and ray theory. Selected topics as time permits.

PHYS 4381           Applied Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing                                                 3 cr.
(PHYS 4381 and EES 4152 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: PHYS 4205, EES 4110 and MATH 2221. Basic acoustics and ray tracing; seismic data acquisition; CDP; noise analyses and arrays; physics of acoustic sources, measuring and recording instruments; demultiplexing; NMO and velocity analysis; statics; and introduction to deconvolution, filtering, and migration. Use of fundamental seismic data processing computer programs, graphics, and displays of seismic data; seismic data processing of field data. Two hours of lecture and two hours of computer laboratory per week.

PHYS 4401           Introduction to Quantum Mechanics                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2221. An introduction to the basic concepts in quantum mechanics.

PHYS 4402           Quantum Physics of Atoms, Solids, and Nuclei                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4401. Quantum theory of the electronic structure of atoms, diatomic molecules, solids, and nuclei. Topics include perturbation theory applied to multi-electron atoms, L-S coupling, molecular orbitals, band theory of solids, and shell model of nuclei.

PHYS 4501           Electricity and Magnetism                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 and MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism.

PHYS 4503           Electricity and Magnetism                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4501. Time-dependent electric and magnetic fields. Solutions of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation.

PHYS 4507           Gravity and Magnetics                                                                                               3 cr.
(EES 4120 and PHYS 4507 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: EES 4110, PHYS 3301 or PHYS 4501 and MATH 2221. Fundamentals of scaler potentials and analysis of vector fields as applied to geophysical problems in gravity and magnetism. Analytic properties of the earth's gravitational and magnetic fields in space and time. Modeling and interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies.

PHYS 4521           Modern Optics                                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and MATH 2115. The fundamental physical principles of optics and optical instruments, and topics selected from lasers, optical waveguides and thin films, and properties of optical materials.

PHYS 4601           Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. A study of theory and experiments in the fields of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

PHYS 4801           Nuclear and Reactor Physics                                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites:PHYS 2064. A survey of nuclear forces and models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, apparatus for detection of particles and radiation of nuclear origin (scintillation counters, solid-state detectors, coincidence electronics, etc.), fission and fusion reactors, heat exchangers, radiation damage, reactor shielding, nuclear fuel fabrication and reprocessing, options for disposal of nuclear wastes.

PHYS 4901           Condensed Matter and Materials Physics                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2064 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Properties of the crystalline state. Free electron and band theories of metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Magnetism, superconductivity, and superfluidity.

PHYS 5010           Physics of Music 2:  Acoustics, Music, and Electronics                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites:  PHYS 1010 or PHYS 1032 or PHYS 1062.  Senior/graduate-level course for musicians, scientists, and engineers interested in sound recording and reproduction, environmental acoustics, and electronic music.  Topics include room and auditorium acoustics, environmental noise and noise control, audio recording and reproduction, audio signal processing and electronic music.

PHYS 5014           Physics of Music 2 Laboratory:  Acoustics, Music, and Electronics                    1 cr.
Co-Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4010. A two-hour laboratory to accompany PHYS 4010, with experiments to illustrate and investigate topics from the lecture course.

PHYS 5091           Special Topics in Physics and Physical Science for Teachers        1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content and format of this course may be varied from semester to semester. The topics covered will generally relate to background material (rather than methodology) which is in the areas of physics or physical science and of particular interest to precollege teachers. Amount of credit to be stated at time of registration; may be repeated for no more than a total of six hours credit. This course may not be used for degree credit by students in the College of Sciences except those enrolled in the M.A. in science teaching program.

PHYS 5160           Advanced Laboratory                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Four hours of laboratory and one hour of lecture each week. Selected experiments in several branches of physics with special emphasis on the control of selected experiments by microprocessors. Fundamentals of AC and DC circuits.

PHYS 5191           Special Problems in Physics                                                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Directed study in topic areas selected by the student in consultation with faculty. The course will include advanced topics in physics or applied physics. May require laboratory research, theory, or computation. A maximum of six credits can be used toward degree requirements.

PHYS 5195           Special Topics in Physics - Classical Physics                                  1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit . A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 5196           Special Topics in Physics - Modern Physics                                     1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 5197           Special Topics in Physics - Current topics                                        1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 5198           Special Topics in Physics - Geophysics                                            1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six semester hours credit in PHYS 4195, PHYS 4196, PHYS 4197 and PHYS 4198 will be allowed toward a B.S. degree.

PHYS 5201           Introduction to Mathematical Physics I                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1062 and MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. An introduction to the mathematical treatment of selected physical problems. Power series, complex numbers, vector analysis, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations and Fourier transforms.

PHYS 5202           Introduction to Mathematical Physics                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4201. Advanced mathematical treatment of selected physical problems. Partial differential equations, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, special functions and complex analysis.

PHYS 5205           Physical Applications of the Fourier Transform                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Physical applications of the Fourier transform and series, convolution, and basic theorems; sampling and data treatment; and introduction to Fourier methods in geophysics and optics.

PHYS 5211           Introduction to Computational Physics                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4501 and CSCI 1203, CSCI 1205 or CSCI 1581. An introduction to the computational treatment of physics problems in areas such as electromagnetic phenomena, acoustic wave propagation, scattering, atomic structure, and astrophysics.

PHYS 5302           Advanced Mechanics                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3301. Special relativity; variational techniques; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics.

PHYS 5322           Introduction to Acoustics                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and MATH 2221. Fundamental principles of acoustics, emphasizing the physical concepts, derivations, and solutions of acoustic wave equations in bounded and unbounded fluids and solids. Reflection, refraction, and transmission; radiation characteristics of vibrating bodies. Acoustic wave guide theory, geometrical acoustics, and ray theory. Selected topics as time permits.

PHYS 5381           Applied Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing                                                 3 cr.
(PHYS 4381 and EES 4152 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: PHYS 4205, EES 4110 and MATH 2221. Basic acoustics and ray tracing; seismic data acquisition; CDP; noise analyses and arrays; physics of acoustic sources, measuring and recording instruments; demultiplexing; NMO and velocity analysis; statics; and introduction to deconvolution, filtering, and migration. Use of fundamental seismic data processing computer programs, graphics, and displays of seismic data; seismic data processing of field data. Two hours of lecture and two hours of computer laboratory per week.

PHYS 5401           Introduction to Quantum Mechanics                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2221. An introduction to the basic concepts in quantum mechanics.

PHYS 5402           Quantum Physics of Atoms, Solids, and Nuclei                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4401. Quantum theory of the electronic structure of atoms, diatomic molecules, solids, and nuclei. Topics include perturbation theory applied to multi-electron atoms, L-S coupling, molecular orbitals, band theory of solids, and shell model of nuclei.

PHYS 5501           Electricity and Magnetism                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1062 and MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism.

PHYS 5503           Electricity and Magnetism                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4501. Time-dependent electric and magnetic fields. Solutions of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation.

PHYS 5507           Gravity and Magnetics                                                                                               3 cr.
(EES 4120 and PHYS 4507 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: EES 4110, PHYS 3301 or PHYS 4501 and MATH 2221. Fundamentals of scaler potentials and analysis of vector fields as applied to geophysical problems in gravity and magnetism. Analytic properties of the earth's gravitational and magnetic fields in space and time. Modeling and interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies.

PHYS 5521           Modern Optics                                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and MATH 2115. The fundamental physical principles of optics and optical instruments, and topics selected from lasers, optical waveguides and thin films, and properties of optical materials.

PHYS 5601           Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. A study of theory and experiments in the fields of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

PHYS 5801           Nuclear and Reactor Physics                                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064. A survey of nuclear forces and models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, apparatus for detection of particles and radiation of nuclear origin (scintillation counters, solid-state detectors, coincidence electronics, etc.), fission and fusion reactors, heat exchangers, radiation damage, reactor shielding, nuclear fuel fabrication and reprocessing, options for disposal of nuclear wastes.

PHYS 5901           Condensed Matter and Materials Physics                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2064 and either MATH 2115 or MATH 2134. Properties of the crystalline state. Free electron and band theories of metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Magnetism, superconductivity, and superfluidity.

PHYS 6191           Selected Topics in Physics-Mathematical                                         1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six hours total in PHYS 6191, PHYS 6192, PHYS 6193, PHYS 6194 and PHYS 6195 will be allowed toward an M.S. degree.

PHYS 6192           Selected Topics in Physics-Atomic & Molecular                               1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six hours total in PHYS 6191, PHYS 6192, PHYS 6193, PHYS 6194 and PHYS 6195 will be allowed toward an M.S. degree.

PHYS 6193           Selected Topics in Physics-Nuclear & Elementary Particle Physics 1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six hours total in PHYS 6191, PHYS 6192, PHYS 6193, PHYS 6194 and PHYS 6195 will be allowed toward an M.S. degree.

PHYS 6194           Selected Topics in Physics-Solid State                                             1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six hours total in PHYS 6191, PHYS 6192, PHYS 6193, PHYS 6194 and PHYS 6195 will be allowed toward an M.S. degree.

PHYS 6195           Selected Topics in Physics-Geophysics                                            1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
The content of this course will be varied from semester to semester. May be taken multiple times for credit. A maximum of six hours total in PHYS 6191, PHYS 6192, PHYS 6193, PHYS 6194 and PHYS 6195 will be allowed toward an M.S. degree.

PHYS 6198           Seminar                                                                                                                        1 cr.
This course is offered each semester and meets weekly. Students, faculty and invited guest speakers will present and discuss research activities and/or current topics in their field. May be repeated for credit.

PHYS 6205           Digital Filtering and Image Processing                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite:PHYS 4205. The discrete Fourier transform and the fast Fourier transform in physical applications; noise characteristics and techniques of noise removal; one-dimensional image enhancement and restoration; two-dimensional image processing; and applications to seismic data, pictures, and other physical data.

PHYS 6206           Image Restoration and Enhancement                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 6205. Restoration and enhancement of one- and two-dimensional physical data by noise removal, deconvolution, and other techniques of digital filtering; the Wiener filter, maximum entropy, and maximum likelihood; iterative techniques; spectral windows; and filters for seismic data and images.

PHYS 6207           Digital Filtering and Spectral Analysis I                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 6206 and MATH 2511 or PHYS 4201. Brief review of transform and random process theory, review of matrix algebra, classical spectral estimation, parametric models for random processes, autoregressive spectrum properties and estimation ARMA spectral estimation, Prony method, minimum variance spectral estimation, eigenvector approaches, multichannel and two-dimensional spectral estimation.

PHYS 6208           Digital Filtering and Spectral Analysis II                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 6207. Brief review of transform and random process theory, review of matrix algebra, classical spectral estimation, parametric models for random processes, autoregressive spectrum properties and estimation, ARMA spectral estimation, Prony method, minimum variance spectral estimation, eigenvector approaches, multichannel and two-dimensional spectral estimation.

PHYS 6209           Introduction to Wavelet Transforms                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2064 or PHYS 4205. Low and high pass filters and filter banks; down and up sampling; dilation and wavelet equations; matrix representation; maxflat filters; wavelet bases and frames; windows; wavelet transforms, perfect reconstruction; modulation matrices; polyphase for vectors, filters, and filter banks; orthonormality and Condition O; accuracy and Condition Ap; multiresolution; recursion and cascades; dilation equation in the frequency domain; biorthogonal wavelets; eigenvalues and eigenvectors and Condition E; smoothness, splines, and wavelets; multifilters and multiwavelets; physical applications.

PHYS 6210           Wavelet Transforms Applications                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 6209. Distortions and artifacts; Moments and smoothness; Daubechies wavelets; Coiflets; biorthogonal wavelets; Cohen-Daubechies-Feauveau wavelets; FBI fingerprints; Battle-LeMarie wavelets; spline wavelets; Sinc wavelets; multiwavelets; chirplets; curvelettes; Denoising; Image compression; audio, speech, and music compression; Vector map compression; Edge detection; Shrikage; Synthetic aperture radar; Turbulent flow around Antarctica; Geophysical inversion and migration; Seismic data; Hurricanes; Denoising in underwater acoustics; Classification of udnerwater mammals; identificatoin of sperm whales; Differential equations; Random vibration analysis; Medical applications, Feature detection.

PHYS 6301           Classical Mechanics                                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3301. Variational formulation of mechanics due to Lagrange and Hamilton. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, classical fields, and selected topics.

PHYS 6302           Wave Propagation                                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4322 and PHYS 4201 or MATH 4221. Wave propagation in continuous media with emphasis on geophysical applications, normal mode theory, reflection and refraction, diffraction, dispersion.

PHYS 6325           Underwater Acoustic System Analysis                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4322 and PHYS 4205. Underwater acoustics, Fourier methods, noise, beamforming, target characteristics, statistical basis for performance analysis, examples of acoustic system analysis. Three hours of lecture per week.

PHYS 6331           Principles of Ocean Physics I                                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4501 and PHYS 3301 or ENME 2750. First Semester: an introduction to physical oceanography, including forces, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, waves, tides, and currents. Second Semester: a study of the physics of the ocean, emphasizing underwater acoustics, electromagnetics in the ocean, and optics of the sea.

PHYS 6332           Principles of Ocean Physics II                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 6322. First Semester: an introduction to physical oceanography, including forces, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, waves, tides, and currents. Second Semester: a study of the physics of the ocean, emphasizing underwater acoustics, electromagnetics in the ocean, and optics of the sea.

PHYS 6401           Quantum Mechanics I                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4402 and PHYS 4201 or MATH 2221. The conceptual basis of quantum mechanics and its relation to classical mechanics. Quantum states and energies are determined for simple systems with emphasis on the use of symmetries and other general features of the systems.

PHYS 6402           Quantum Mechanics II                                                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 6401. Application of the quantum mechanics to problems in atomic, solid state, and nuclear physics, with an introduction to approximation methods.

PHYS 6501           Electromagnetic Theory I                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4501 and PHYS 4201 or MATH 2221. Electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell's equations.

PHYS 6502           Electromagnetic Theory II                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 6501. Electromagnetic radiation, special relativity, and diffraction theory.

PHYS 6901           Condensed Matter and Materials Physics                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisites: PHYS 4901 and 6401. A detailed discussion of quantum theory and experiments in condensed matter and materials physics with emphasis on current research problems.

PHYS 7000           Thesis Research                                                                                   1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Offered each semester. To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted.

PHYS 7025           Research Methods in Physics                                                             1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
A study of experimental and theoretical research methods the design and execution of experiments and data analyses. Maybe taken multiple times. A maximum of six credit hours is allowed for an M.S. degree.

PHYS 7040           Examination or Thesis Only                                                                                       0 cr.
Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.

PHYS 7050           Dissertation Research                                                                        1 min. cr. - 12 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until dissertation is accepted.