# National Institute of Physics Courses Offered

[[**General Physics Courses**
]]

**Physics 10** **Physics and Astronomy for Pedestrians**

**Physics 71 Elementary Physics I**

Mechanics of Particles, Rigid Bodies, and Fluids

**Co-requisite:** Math 53

**Class Hours:** 4 hrs/week

**Credit:** 4 units

**Physics 71.1** **Elementary Physics I Lab**

**Co-requisite:** Physics 71

**Class Hours:** 2 hrs/week

**Credit:** 1 unit

**Physics 72 Elementary Physics II**

Electricity and Magnetism, Wave Phenomena, and Optics

**Pre-requisite:** Physics 71

**Class Hours:** 2 hrs/week

**Credit:** 1 unit

**Physics 72.1 Elementary Physics Lab II**

**Pre-requisite:** Physics 71.1

**Class Hours:** 2 hrs/week

**Credit:** 1 unit

**Physics 73 Elementary Physics III**

Thermal Physics, Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics

**Pre-requisite:** Physics 72

**Class Hours:** 2 hrs/week

**Credit:** 1 unit

**Physics 73.1 Elementary Physics Lab III**

**Pre-requisite:** Physics 72.1

**Class Hours:** 2 hrs/week

**Credit:** 1 unit

**Applied Physics 155**

Computer Methods in Physics I

Pre-requisite: Math 121.1

**Applied Physics 156 Computer Methods in Physics II**

Advanced computer programming methods; numerical modeling and simulations; discrete models; stochastic methods; current approaches in numerical modeling

Pre-requisite: Physics 155

Class Hours:

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 171 Introductory Crystallography**

Properties and symmetries of crystals; x-ray diffraction; interpretation of diffraction patterns; methods of determining the crystal structure of various substances

Pre-requisite: Physics 105/equivalent

Class Hours: 5

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 173 Solid State Physics**

Crystal structure of solids; lattice vibrations; band theory of solids; metals; semiconductor materials and devices; dielectric, magnetic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties of solids, superconductors

Pre-requisite: Physics 105

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 175 Materials Physics I**

Fabrication, processing, characterization, and applications of selected semiconductor, dielectric, magnetic, metallic, superconducting and photonic materials

Pre-requisite: Applied Physics 173

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 176 Materials Physics II**

Fabrication, processing, characterization, and applications of amorphous materials, liquid crystals, polymers, ceramic composites, and other important new materials

Pre-requisite: Applied Physics 175

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 181 Physical Electronics I**

Analysis of passive circuits; resonance and filters; semiconductor theory; noise theory; semiconductor devices and their applications; digital theory; logic and switching circuits; electronic instrumentation

Pre-requisite: Physics 104

Class Hours: 6

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 182 Physical Electronics II**

Integrated circuits; operational amplifiers and analog electronics; FET, MOSFET, CMOS, analog-digital conversion and multiplexing; computer hardware and interfacing; microprocessors and machine language programming; applications of microprocessors

Pre-requisite: Applied Physics 181

Class Hours: 6

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 183 Control Systems Approach to Physics Modeling**

Linear and nonlinear systems; analog and digital control systems; time-domain modeling; frequency-domain modeling; transient response, stability analysis, steady-state error; control system design

Pre-requisite: Physics 121

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 185 Instrumentation Physics I**

Sensors, transducers, and measurement techniques for various physical variables; signal conditioning, digitization and sampling; signal processing and reliability of data

Pre-requisite: Applied Physics 182, Physics 191

Class Hours: 6

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 186 Instrumentation Physics II**

Imaging systems and image processing; multidimensional detection techniques; pattern recognition

Pre-requisite: Physics 165, Applied Physics 185

Class Hours: 6

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 187 Photonics**

Design of Data Acquisition Systems (DAQ)/Digital Signal Processing (DSP)-based instrumentation systems; current topics and techniques for engineering optical instruments; non-destructive testing/measurement using optical methods; interferometry

Pre-requisite: Physics 166, Applied Physics 185

Co-requisite: Applied Physics 186

Class Hours: 6

Credit: 4 units

**Applied Physics 195 Special Topics**

Selected topics of current interest in applied physics

Pre-requisite: COI

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 199 Undergraduate Research**

Satisfactory-or-Unsatisfactory Basis

Pre-requisite: COI

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Applied Physics 200 Undergraduate Thesis**

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 101 Fundamental Physics I**

Fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics and Gravitational Theory

Co-requisite: Math 54/equivalent

Class Hours:

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 101.1 Fundamental Physics Lab I**

Co-requisite: Physics 101

Class Hours: 3 hrs/week

Credit: 1 unit

**Physics 102 Fundamental Physics II** **Fundamentals of Electromagnetim and Special Relativity**

Pre-requisites: Math 54, Physics 101, 101.1

/ Physics 71, 71.1

Co-requisite: Math 55

Class Hours:

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 102.1 Fundamental Physics Lab II**

Co-requisite: Physics 102

Class Hours: 3 hrs/week

Credit: 1 unit

**Physics 103 Fundamental Physics III**

Fundamentals of Waves, Optics, and Thermal Physics

Pre-requisites: Math 55, Physics 102, 102.1 / Physics 72, 72.1

Co-requisite: Math 121.1

Class Hours:

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 103.1 Fundamental Physics Lab III**

Co-requisite: Physics 103

Class Hours: 3 hrs/week

Credit: 1 unit

**Physics 104 Modern Physics I**

The old quantum theory up to the Bohr-Sommerfeld model; Schroedinger's equation and elementary wave mechanics; one-electron atoms; multi-electron atoms; Pauli's exclusion principle

Pre-requisites: Physcs 103, Physics 102, Math 121.1

Class Hours: 4 hrs/week

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 105 Modern Physics II**

Introduction to the physics of x-rays, molecules, lasers, condensed matter, nuclei and fundamental particles

Pre-requisite: Physics 104

**Physics 111 Mathematical Physics I**

Abstract linear spaces and operators; matrix algebra; vector analysis; Cartesian tensors and elementary differential geometry

Co-requisite: Math 55

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 112 Mathematical Physics II**

Complex analysis; differential equations and special functions; Fourier series and transforms

Pre-requisite: Physics 111

Co-requisite: Math 121.1

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 113 Mathematical Physics III**

Sturn-Liouville theory; formed linear spaces, inner product space, Hilbert space and linear operators; integral equations and Green functions, functional derivatives; probability and statistics, random variables and random processes

Pre-requisite: Physics 112

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 114 Mathematical Physics IV**

Topology, topological spaces, metric spaces; differential forms; introduction to group theory including finite and continuous groups, group representations, Lie groups

Pre-requisite: Physics 113

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 121 Theoretical Mechanics I**

Principles of Newtonian mechanics, the Newtonian theory of gravitation, impulse and collisions, constrained motion, Lagrangian dynamics, central-force motion, linear and nonlinear oscillations

Pre-requisite: Physics 103

Co-requisite: Physics 113

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 122 Theoretical Mechanics II**

Motion in non-inertial frames, relativistic mechanics, mechanics of rigid-bodies, systems of small coupled oscillations, vibrating strings and one-dimensional waves, introduction to

Pre-requisite: Physics 121

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 131 Electromagnetic Theory I**

Electrostatics in a vacuum, electrostatics in dielectric media, boundary value methods in electrostatics, electric currents, conducting media, magnetostatics in a vacuum, macroscopic and microscopic magnetism, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction

Pre-requisite: Physics 103

Co-requisite: Physics 113

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 132 Electromagnetic Theory II**

Maxwell’s equations, special relativity and electrodynamics, motion in static electromagnetic field, the Lienard-Wiechert fields, electromagnetic radiating systems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, wave guides and cavity resonators, classical electron

Pre-requisite: Physics 131

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 135 Introductory Plasma Physics**

Fundamental processes of ionization and deionization, basic properties of plasmas, particle or its in electromagnetic fields, continuum model of a plasma, waves in cold plasmas, thermonuclear reactions and plasma devices

Pre-requisite: Physics 132

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 141 Quantum Physics I**

Wave packets and uncertainty principle, the Schroedinger equation, simple one-dimensional systems, three-dimensional systems, quantum particle in an external field, the postulates and mathematical

Pre-requisite: Physics 104, Physics 112

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 142 Quantum Physics II**

Spin, identical particles, WKB approximation, time-dependent perturbation theory, canonical quantization, introduction to path integrals

Pre-requisite: Physics 141, Physics 113

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 151 Statistical Physics I**

Review of thermodynamics, basic statistical concepts, basic methods of statistical mechanics, canonical and grand canonical ensembles some applications of statistical mechanics, quantum statistics of ideal gases

Pre-requisite: Physics 121

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 152 Statistical Physics II**

Applications of quantum statistics of ideal gases, elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, Boltzmann equation in the absence of collision, path-integral formulation; general Boltzmann equation; transition probabilities, master equation, Fokker-Planck equation and its applications

Pre-requisite: Physics 151

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 161 Introductory Laser Physics**

Intensity equation for light propagation in a medium, Einstein’s theory of light-matter interaction, gain saturation and dispersive effects in lasers, laser amplification and oscillation, optical resonators and optical modes, general properties and applications of lasers

Pre-requisite: Physics 104

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 165 Optical Physics I**

Wave theory; geometrical optics; polarization; interference and diffraction

Pre-requisite: Physics 131

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 166 Optical Physics II**
Coherence theory; Fourier optics and imaging; basic microscopy; spectroscopy; nonlinear optics

Pre-requisite: Physics 165

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 170 Condensed Matter**

Crystal structure; mechanical, thermal, electric, and magnetic properties of solids; hard theory of solids; metals, insulators, and semiconductors; lattice vibrations; imperfections; superconductivity and superfluidity

Pre-requisite: Physics 105, Physics 142

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 180 Nuclei & Particles**

Basic nuclear properties and classification of fundamental particles; symmetries and invariance principles; strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions; SU (3), quarks, and other selected topics

Pre-requisite: Physics 142

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 191 Experimental Physics I**

Selected standard experiments in modern physics with accompanying lectures on basic experimental techniques and data analysis as well as practical work in technical drawing and machine shop operations

Pre-requisite: Applied Physics 181

Class Hours: 10 hrs/week

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 192 Experimental Physics II**

Selected advanced experiments and projects in modern physics with accompanying lectures on advanced experimental techniques, experimental design, and instrumentation

Pre-requisite: Physics 191

Class Hours: 7 hrs/week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 196 Undergraduate Seminar**

Pre-requisite: Senior Standing

Credit: 1 unit

**Physics 199 Undergraduate Research**

Satisfactory-or-Unsatisfactory Basis

Pre-requisite: COI

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 200 Undergraduate Thesis**

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 201**

Foundations Of Mathematical Physics

Abstract linear spaces and operators, matrix algebra, vector and sensor analysis

Pre-requisite: COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 202.1***

Foundations Of Mechanics I

Principles of Newtonian mechanics, the Newtonian theory of gravitation, collisions, systems with constraints, Lagrangian formulation, central-force motion, linear and nonlinear oscillations

**Physics 202.2***

Foundations Of Mechanics II

Motion in non-inertial frames, relativistic mechanics, rigid body dynamics, small oscillations, one-dimensional waves, introduction to fluid mechanics

Pre-requisite: Physics 202.1

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 203.1***

Foundations Of Electromagnetism I

Electrostatics in free space and in dielectric media, boundary-magnetostatics, macroscopic and microscopic magnetism, Faraday’s law of induction

Pre-requisite: COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 203.2***

Foundations Of Electromagnetism II

Maxwell’s equations, covariant electrodynamics, motion in static electromagnetic fields, the Lienard-Wiechert potential, radiating systems, propagation of electromagnetic waves, wave guides and cavity resonators, classical electron theory

Pre-requisite: Physics 203.1

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 204.1***

Foundations Of Modern Physics I

Fundamentals of modern physics with emphasis on atomic physics

Pre-requisite: COI

Class Hours: 7 hrs/ week

Credit: 5 units

**Physics 204.2***

Foundations Of Modern Physics II

Fundamentals of modern physics covering lasers, x-rays, solids, nuclei, and particles

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.1

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 204.5***

Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics I

The uncertainty principle, the Schroedinger equation, one-dimensional systems, motion in central field, the postulates and mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics

Pre-requisites: Physics 204.1, Physics 202.2

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 204.6***

Foundations Of Quantum Physics II

Spin, time-independent and time-dependent perturbations, scattering, canonical quantization, identical particle systems, introduction to path integrals

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.5

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 205***

Foundations of Statistical Physics

Basic concepts and applications of classical statistical mechanics; quantum statistical mechanics of ideal gases.

Pre-requisite: Physics 202.1

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 206.5***

Foundations of Optics

Optics of planar surfaces, interference, and diffraction, phenomena, Fourier optics, image formation coherence, polarization

Pre-requisite: Physics 203.2

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 206.6***

Physics of Lasers

The theory of light matter interaction as applied to lasers, basic elements of lasers, general properties and applications of lasers

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.1

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 206.7***

Physics of Condensed Matter

Fundamentals of condensed matter physics

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.2/204.6

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 206.8***

Physics of Nuclei And Particles

Fundamentals of nuclear and particle physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.6

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 207***

Seminar In Modern Physics

Special topics of current interest in physics.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

Credit: 1 unit

**Physics 208***

Foundations of Physical Electronics

Fundamentals of electronics

Pre-requisite: Physics 204.1

Class Hours: 6 hrs/week

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 209.1***

Foundations of Experimental Physics I

Experiments in modern physics for college physics teachers

Pre-requisite: Physics 208

Class Hours: 10 hrs/week

Credit: 4 units

**Physics 209.2***

Foundations of Experimental Physics II

Selected advanced experiments in modern physics for college physics teachers

Pre-requisite: Physics 209.1

Class Hours: 7 hrs/week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 210.1***

Physics Teaching Practicum I (satisfactory-or-unsatisfactory basis)

Supervised practicum in conducting laboratory classes and/or discussion sessions in introductory college physics

Pre-requisite: EDSC 278/equivalent

Credit: 2 units

**Physics 210.2***

Physics Teaching Practicum II (Satisfactory-or-unsatisfactory basis)

Supervised practicum in conducting a lecture class in introductory college physics

Pre-requisite: COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 211**

Mathematical Methods of Physics I

Selected advanced methods in partial differential equations and integral equations such as Hilbert-space methods, and optimization methods

Pre-requisite: Physics 113/equivalent

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 212**

Mathematical Methods of Physics II

Selected topics in nonlinear problems such as stability theory; bifurcation theory; asymptotic properties; perturbation methods; numerical methods; soliton theory and its applications

Pre-requisite: Physics 113/quivalent

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 215**

Computational Methods of Physics

Numerical methods; introduction to linear and dynamic programming; principles of simulation and modeling; computer languages for numerical solutions and algebraic manipulations

Pre-requisite: Physics 115/equivalent

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 221**

Classical Dynamics I

Introduction to dynamical systems, Hamiltonian dynamics, variational principles, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, classical perturbation theory, advanced linear dynamics, classical field theory

Pre-requisite: Physics 113/ 122 / equivalents

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 222**

Classical Dynamics II

Methods of nonlinear dynamics, chaotic dynamical systems, strange attractors, routes to chaos, solitary waves and solitons, the method of inverse scattering, kinks and vortices

Pre-requisite: Physics 221

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 225**

General Relativity I

Manifolds, modern differential geometry and tensor analysis; basic principles of general relativity; Einstein’s field equations and their mathematical properties; exact solutions; linearized theory; variational principles and conservation laws; equations of motion; gravitational waves; experimental tests

Pre-requisite: Physics 125/COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 226**

General Relativity II

Spinor analysis; tetrad calculus; the spin coefficient formulation of general relativity; asymptotic properties of space-time; conformal treatment of infinity; relativistic stars; gravitational collapse and black holes; space-time singularities; relativistic cosmology; and other selected topics

Pre-requisite: Physics 225

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 231**

Classical Electrodynamics I

The microscopic Maxwell equations; electrostatics in vacuum and in dielectrics; stationary currents and magnetostatics; conservation theorems for the electromagnetic field; plane electromagnetic waves; wave guides and resonant cavities

Pre-requisite: Physics 113, 132/equivalents

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 232**

Classical Electrodynamics II

Electromagnetic multipole radiation; principles of special relativity; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges; bremsstrahlung; relativistic dynamics of charges and fields; classical electron theory; magnetohydrodynamics

Pre-requisite: Physics 231

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 235**

Plasma Physics I

Dynamics of charged particles in electromagnetic fields; orbit theory; wave propagation in cold plasmas; magnetodydrodynamics; hydromagnetic oscillations and stability

Pre-requisite: Physics 135/COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 236**

Plasma Physics II

Plasma kinetic theory; statistical mechanics of charged particle systems. The BBGKY kinetic theory; the Vlasov equation; plasma oscillations, micro instabilities in some thermo-nuclear devices

Pre-requisites: Physics 152, Physics 235 / COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 241**

Quantum Mechanics I

Linear vector spaces and representation theory; general formulations; simple quantum mechanical systems; quantum dynamics; path integral methods

Pre-requisite: Physics 142/equivalent

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 242**

Quantum Mechanics II

Symmetries; stationary-state perturbation theory; time-dependent perturbation theory; time-dependent perturbation theory; collision theory

Pre-requisite: Physics 241

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 243**

Quantum Mechanics III

Quantum mechanics and group theory including such topics as group representations; the symmetric, permutation, crystallographic, and other finite groups along with their physical applications; the rotation group; introduction to unitary symmetry; Clebsch-Gordan, Wigner, and Racah algebras

Pre-requisite: Physics 242

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 245**

Advanced Quantum Mechaics I

Formal scattering theory; relativistic quantum mechanics; Feynman calculational techniques and Feynman graphs

Pre-requisite:Physics 242

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 246**

Advanced Quantum Mechanics II

Quantum theory of many-body systems using the methods of second quantization, Feynman graphs, Green functions, and other techniques

Pre-requisite: Physics 245

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 251**

Statistical Mechanics I

Thermodynamics of phase transitions; the Ginzburg-Landau theory; critical exponents; review of probability theory; master equation; the Fokker-Planck equation; random walk and the diffusion equation; probability density and Liouville’s equation; orgodic theory; mixing flow; equilibrium statistical mechanics; equilibrium, fluctuations and critical exponents

Pre-requisite: Physics 151/equivalent

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 252**

Statistical Mechanics II

Elementary transport theory; Onsager’s relations; Wiener-Khinchin theorem; fluctuation-dissipation theorem; linear response theory; response theory; thermodynamic stability criteria far from equilibrium; examples of non-equilibrium phase transitions

Pre-requisite: Physics 251

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 255**

Atomic And Molecular Physics I

Quantum-mechanical treatment of the structure and interactions of atoms and molecules: complex atomic spectra; Hartree-Fock-Slater methods; vector coupling; multiplet theory and Racah methods; transition probabilities and selection rules; molecular rotations and vibrations; group-theoretic methods in molecular physics

Pre-requisite:Physics 242

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 256**

Atomic And Molecular Physics II – (Continuation of Physics 255)

Topics to be selected from rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectra of molecules; molecular orbitals; techniques of nuclear-magnetic resonance, microwave, electron-spin-resonance, infrared, Raman, optical and ultraviolet spectroscopy; applications to stellar spectra; introduction to the theory of atomic collision

Prequisite: Physics 255

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 261**

Laser Physics I – Einstein’s theory of light-matter interaction; rate equation; density matrix formalism of quantum mechanics, Maxwell-Schroedinger equations, Maxwell-Bloch equations; steady state behavior and instabilities of single-mode lasers; optical bistability; multimode laser operation and multimode instabilities; coherent pulse propagation.

Pre-requisites: Physics 161, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 262**

Laser Physics II – Quantum theory of radiation; coherent state of radiation; P-representation; squeezed states; quantum Fokker-Planck equation; quantum theory of the laser; photon and photoelectron statistics; quantum mechanical coherence; Langevin’s theory of brownian motion; Langevin’s theory of the laser.

Pre-requisite: Physics 261

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 265**

Modern Optics I – Foundations of geometrical optics; geometrical theory of imaging; geometrical theory of aberrations; theory of interference and interferometers; theory of diffraction; diffraction theory of aberrations.

Pre-requisites: Physics 165, 232/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 266**

Modern Optics II – Theory of electromagnetic propagation in anisotropic media; Jones calculus as applied to birefringent systems; electromagnetic propagation in periodic media; electro-optics; parametric amplification and oscillation; Raman scattering; Brillouin scattering; phase conjugate optics; introduction to integrated optics.

Pre-requisite:Physics 265

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 271**

Solid State Physics I – Fundamental principles of the physics of solids. Topics include periodic structure, lattice waves, electron states, static properties of solids, electron-electron interaction, dynamics of electrons in solids.

Pre-requisites: Physics 170, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 272**

Solid State Physics II (Continuation of Physics 271) – Transport and optical properties of solids, Fermi surface, magnetism, superconductivity, amorphous and disordered systems.

Pre-requisite: Physics 271

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 275**

Low-Temperature Physics I – Properties of superconductors; the London, Ginzburg-Landau and BCS theories of superconductivity; the Josephson effect; and other topics in superconductivity.

Pre-requisites: Physics 170, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 276**

Low-Temperature Physics II – Properties of liquid helium; the Landau, Feynman, and Bogolyubov theories of superfluidity; rotating helium; vortices; Fermi liquid; and other topics in superfluidity.

Pre-requisites: Physics 170, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 281**

Nuclear Physics I – Nuclear structure; self-consistent fields; shell model; single particle excitations and vibrations, linearization methods; theory of deformed nuclei; pairing in nuclei; quasi-particles.

Pre-requisites:Physics 180, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 282**

Nuclear Physics II – Nuclear reactions, optical model; compound nuclear reactions; direct reactions; coupled-channel methods; other reaction theories.

Pre-requisite:Physics 281

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 285**

Elementary Particle Physics I – Space-time properties of particles; classification of particles and their symmetries; properties of particles and their interactions.

Pre-requisite:Physics 180, 242/equivalents

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 286**

Elementary Particle Physics II (Continuation of Physics 285) – Selected topics in strong and weak interactions; current-algebras; dispersion theory; gauge theories; and S-matrix theory.

Pre-requisites: Physics 285

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 290**

Graduate Colloquium

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

Class Hours:

Credit: 1 unit per semester

**Physics 291**

Experimental Methods Of Quantum Electronics And Optics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of quantum electronics and modern optics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 192/equivalent

Class Hours: 7 (1 lecture, 6 lab) per week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 292**

Experimental Methods Of Condensed Matter Physics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of solid state physics and low-temperature physics.

Pre-requisite:Physics 192/equivalent

Class Hours: 7 (1 lecture, 6 lab) per week

Credit:3 units

**Physics 293**

Experimental Methods Of Aomic And Molecular Physics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of atomic and molecular physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 192/equivalent

Class Hours: 7 (1 lecture, 6 lab) per week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 294**

Experimental Methods Of Nuclear Physics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of nuclear physics.
Pre-requisite: Physics 192/equivalent

Class Hours: 7 (1 lecture, 6 lab) per week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 295**

Experimental Methods Of Plasma Physics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation of plasma physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 192/equivalent

Class Hours: 7 (1 lecture, 6 lab) per week

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 296**

Graduate Seminar

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

Class Hours:

Credit:1 unit

**Physics 299**

Independent Master’s Study (satisfactory-or-satisfactory basis)

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 300**

M.S. Thesis

Pre-requisite:Completion of all course requirements

Credit:6 units

**Physics 301**

Special Topics In Experimental Physics – Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentation in a specialized area of experimental physics that is not covered in the other course.

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Class Hours:

Credit:1 to 3 units

**Physics 305**

Special Topics In Theoretical Physics – Advanced topics in a specialized area of theoretical physics that is not covered in the other courses.

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Class Hours:

Credit:1 to 3 units

**Physics 311**

Advanced Mathematical Physics I – Structure and representation theory of various Lie groups.

Pre-requisite: Physics 243

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 312**

Advanced Mathematical Physics II – Selected advanced topics in topology, differential geometry, and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics.

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 313**

Advanced Mathematical Physics III – Selected advanced topics in functional analysis, operator algebras, and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics.

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Class Hours:

Credit:3 units

**Physics 325**

Advanced Topics In Gravitation I – Selected advanced topics of current interest in general relativity and/or alternative classical theories of gravitation.

Pre-requisite: Physics 226

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 326**

Advanced Topics In Gravitation II – Selected advanced topics related to the quantization of the gravitational field and/or its unification with other fields.

Pre-requisite:Physics 226

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 335**

Advanced Plasma Physics – Selected advanced topics of current interest in plasma physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 236

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 341**

Quantum Field Theory I – Lagrangian field theory; field quantization; Feynman path integral in field theory; renormalization; dimensional regularization and its application to lambda phi theory.

Pre-requisite: Physics 245

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 342**

Quantum Field Theory II – Path integral formulation of gauge teories; perturbative evaluation of gauge theories; some applications to the theory of elementary particles; current problems.

Pre-requisite: Physics 341

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 351**

Advanced Statistical Mechanics – Selected advanced topics of current interest in statistical mechanics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 252

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 355**

Advanced Atomic And Molecular Physics – Selected advanced topics of current interest in atomic and molecular physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 256

Class Hours:

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 361**

Advanced Quantum Electronics I – Selected advanced topics in laser physics such as advanced laser systems; optical detectors and modulators; optical fibers and optical communication; optoelectronic devices; integrated optics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 261

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 362**

Advanced Quantum Electronics II – Selected advanced topics of current interest in non-linear optics and quantum optics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 262

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 371**

Advanced Solid State Physics I – Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on semiconductors, metals, surfaces and interfaces, thin films, and amorphous materials.

Pre-requisite: Physics 272

Credit:3 units

**Physics 372**

Advanced Solid State Physics II – Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on dielectric materials, magnetic materials, phase transitions, and low-dimensional systems.

Pre-requisite: Physics 272

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 375**

Advanced Low-Temperature Physics – Selected advanced topics of current interest in superconductivity and superfluidity.

Pre-requisites:Physics 275, 276

Credit:3 units

**Physics 381**

Advanced Nuclear Physics – Selected advanced topics of current interest in nuclear physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 282

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 385**

Current Topics In Particle Theory I – Current topics in the gauge theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions as well as the unification problem.

Pre-requisites: Physics 285, 311, 341

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 386**

Current Topics In Particle Theory II – Additional current topics in theoretical particle physics.

Pre-requisite: Physics 385

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 399**

Independent Doctoral Study (satisfactory-or-unsatisfactory basis)

Pre-requisite: COI

Credit: 3 units

**Physics 400**

Ph.D. DISSERTATION

Pre-requisite: Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements.

Credit: 12 Units

- Cannot be credited towards the MS (Physics) degree.