- PHY 800:
*Research Methods* - PHY 810:
*Methods of Theoretical Physics* - PHY 820:
*Classical Mechanics* - PHY 831:
*Statistical Mechanics* - PHY 832:
*Topics in Statistical Mechanics***(MTC)** - PHY 841:
*Classical Electrodynamics I* - PHY 842:
*Classical Electrodynamics II* - PHY 850:
*Electrodynamics of Plasmas* - PHY 851:
*Quantum Mechanics I* - PHY 852:
*Quantum Mechanics II* - PHY 853:
*Advanced Quantum Mechanics* - PHY 854:
*Quantum Electrodynamics* - PHY 861:
*Beam Physics* - PHY 881:
*Subatomic Physics* - PHY 891:
*Elementary Particle Physics* - PHY 899:
*Master's Thesis Research* - PHY 901:
*Frontiers in Physics and Astronomy* - PHY 905:
*Special Problems* - PHY 962:
*Topics in Beam Physics***(MTC)** - PHY 971:
*Atomic and Electronic Structure*(formerly PHY 871,*Condensed Matter Physics*) - PHY 972:
*Topics in Condensed Matter Physics***(MTC)** - PHY 980:
*Advanced Reading in Physics* - PHY 981:
*Nuclear Structure* - PHY 982:
*Topics in Nuclear Physics***(MTC)** - PHY 983:
*Nuclear Astrophysics* - PHY 992:
*Quantum Chromodynamics***(MTC)** - PHY 999:
*Doctoral Dissertation Research*

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**Research Methods***Fall, Spring, Summer Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture or equivalent, 0 or more hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Restrictions:
*Open only to graduate students in Astronomy and Astrophysics and in Physics.*

**Methods of Theoretical Physics***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)*

**Classical Mechanics***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)*

**Statistical Mechanics***Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)*

**Topics in Statistical Mechanics****A Multi-Titled Course (MTC)***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Prerequisites:
- PHY 831

### PHY 832A

**Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Statistical Mechanics**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831

- Application of statistical mechanics principles to
nonlinear dynamics and chaos.

### PHY 832B

**Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena in Statistical Mechanics**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831

- Application to critical phenomena. Phase transitions, Landau theory, scaling.

### PHY 832C

**Linear Response Theory in Quantum Statistical Systems**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831

- Linear response theory in quantum statistical systems. Applications to
magnetism, electrical and optical response functions. Fluctuations.

### PHY 832D

**Superfluidity and Superconductivity in Statistical Mechanics**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831

- Applications to superfluidity and superconductivity.

**Classical Electrodynamics I***Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- (PHY 810)

**Classical Electrodynamics II***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 841 and PHY 810 or concurrently

**Electrodynamics of Plasmas***Spring Semester of odd-numbered years*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *Interdepartmental with EE & AST.***Administered by EE Dept.**- Prerequisites:
- EE 835 or PHY 488

**Quantum Mechanics I***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Restrictions:
*Open only to graduate students in College of Engineering and College of Natural Science.*

**Quantum Mechanics II***Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 851

**Beam Physics***Spring Semester of odd-numbered years*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 820
- PHY 841

**Advanced Quantum Mechanics***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 852

**Quantum Electrodynamics***Spring Semester of odd-numbered years*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 853

**Subatomic Physics***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 851

**Elementary Particle Physics***Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 853

**Master's Thesis Research***Fall, Spring, Summer Semester*- 1 to 6 credits.
*A student may earn a maximum of 24 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Restrictions:
*Open only to graduate students in Physics.*

**Frontiers in Physics and Astronomy***Spring Semester*- 1 credit.

**Special Problems***Fall & Spring Semesters*- 1 to 4 credits.
*A student may earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Restrictions: Open only to graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

**Topics in Beam Physics****A Multi-Titled Course (MTC)***Fall, Spring, Summer Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Prerequisites:
- PHY 861

### PHY 962A

**Nonlinear Beam Dynamics**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 861

- The dynamics of particle beams.

### PHY 962B

**Particle Accelerators**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 861

- Theory of particle accelerator design.

### PHY 962C

**U. S. Particle Accelerator School**- 3 credits
- Prerequisites:
- PHY 861

- Participation in suitable courses offered by the U.S. Particle Accelerator School.

### PHY 962D

**Seminar in Beam Physics Research**- 3 credits
- Prerequisites:
- PHY 861

- Presentation of current research projects.

**Atomic and Electronic Structure***Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Recommended Background:
- (PHY 491 and PHY 852 and PHY 841 and PHY 831)

**Topics in Condensed Matter Physics****A Multi-Titled Course (MTC)***Fall, Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

### PHY 972A

**Condensed Matter: Many-Body Problems**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

- Advanced topics in many-body problems: interacting fermion systems, boson
systems. Electron-phonon interactions.

### PHY 972B

**Condensed Matter: Disordered Solids**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

- Advanced topics in disordered solids: single-defect and many-defect problems,
effective medium theories.

### PHY 972C

**Condensed Matter: Superfluidity and Superconductivity**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

- Advanced topics in superfluidity and superconductivity:
superfluidity in helium-3 and helium-4, superconductivity in metals.

### PHY 972D

**Condensed Matter: Magnetism**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

- Advanced topics in magnetism: localized and itinerant magnetic systems, ground
state properties, excitations, finite temperature properties.

### PHY 972E

**Condensed Matter: Macroscopic Systems**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 871

- Advanced topics in macroscopic systems: structure, dynamics, and fluctuations.

**Advanced Reading in Physics***Fall, Spring, Summer Semester*- 1 to 3 credits.
*A student may earn a maximum of 4 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Restrictions:
*Approval of department required.*

**Nuclear Structure***Fall, Spring Semesters*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Recommended Background:
- (PHY 492 and PHY 831 and PHY 841 and PHY 852)

**Topics in Nuclear Physics****A Multi-Titled Course (MTC)***Fall, Spring Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Prerequisites:
- PHY 852, PHY 881

### PHY 982A

**Nuclear Physics: Heavy Ion Reactions**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 831, PHY 852, PHY 881

- Scattering, particle transfer, resonance reactions, fission. Time-dependent
Hartree-Fock, Vlasov equation. Nuclear transport equations, particle production,
nuclear liquid-gas phase transition, quark-gluon plasma.

### PHY 982B

**Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Structure**(superseded by PHY 981)- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 852, PHY 881

- Nuclear forces, nuclear matter, nuclear-structure models, and few-nucleon systems.

**Nuclear Astrophysics***Fall & Spring Semesters*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Recommended Background:
- (PHY 410 and PHY 472 and PHY 482)

**Quantum Chromodynamics****A Multi-Titled Course (MTC)***Fall Semester*- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* *A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Prerequisites:
- PHY 891

### PHY 992A

**Quantum Chromodynamics: Hadron Interactions**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 891

- Current topics in hadron-hadron interactions.

### PHY 992B

**Quantum Chromodynamics: Lepton-Hadron Interactions**- 3 credits
*( 3 hr lecture, 0 hr lab)* - Prerequisites:
- PHY 891

- Current topics in interaction of hadrons with leptons.

**Doctoral Dissertation Research***Fall, Spring, Summer Semester*- 1 to 24 credits.
*A student may earn a maximum of 99 credits in all enrollments for this course.*- Restrictions:
*Open only to graduate students in Physics.*

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