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Physics 5111 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I View Details
An in-depth study of some of the fundamental concepts of Quantum Mechanics is presented, with an introduction to more advanced techniques, such as symmetry and tensor operators, density matrix, Heisenberg and interactions pictures, field quantization, second quantization and many particle systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Physics 5171 Quantum Statistical Mechanics View Details
Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics are developed and then applied to black-body radiation, conduction electrons in metals, lattice vibrations in solids, magnetism, and superconductivity. The kinetic theory of transport processes is developed from the simplest approximation, to the relaxation time approximation, and finally to the near-exact formulation of the Boltzmann equation. Applications include viscosity, thermal conductivity, self diffusion, and electrical conductivity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Physics 5211 Solid State Physics I View Details
Electron states in crystals. Lattice vibrations. Electron-phonon interactions.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Physics 5217 Modern Optics View Details
Recent applications and developments in Quantum Optics are covered, including quantized theory of radiation with applications to coherent and squeezed states, two-level and three-level atom, atom-field interaction, and non-linear quantum optics. Further applications include optical cavities, light in medium, and theory of lasers. Additional selected topics, such as negative refractive index, slow light and optical angular momentum will also be introduced.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Physics 5231 Solid State Physics II View Details
Transport properties of solids. Optical properties. Introduction to polaron and superconductivity theories.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Physics 5311 Experimental Methods I View Details
This course is designed to develop understanding and use of experimental techniques in Physics research.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes

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Physics 5411 Topics in Physics I View Details
The subject matter of this course may change from year to year, and depends on the interests of the students.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes

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Physics 5431 Topics in Physics II View Details
The subject matter of this course may change from year to year, and depends on the interests of the students.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes

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Physics 5801 (9801) Project View Details
Credit Weight: 1.0

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Physics 5901 (9901) Master's Thesis View Details
Credit Weight: 3.0
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail

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