- PH 111X. STUDIO PHYSICS-MECHANICS
- PH 210X. PRINCIPLES OF THERMODYNAMICS
- PH 350X. OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS
- PH 1110. GENERAL PHYSICS-MECHANICS
- PH 1111. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS-MECHANICS
- PH 1120. GENERAL PHYSICS-ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
- PH 1121. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS-ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
- PH 1130. MODERN PHYSICS
- PH 1140. OSCILLATIONS, AND WAVES
- PH 2101. PRINCIPLES OF THERMODYNAMICS
- PH 2201. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS I
- PH 2202. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS II
- PH 2301. ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
- PH 2501. PHOTONICS
- PH 2502. LASERS
- PH 2510. ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY
- PH 2520. INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS
- PH 2540. SOLAR SYSTEMS
- PH 2550. ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE ENVIRONMENTS
- PH 2601. PHOTONICS LABORATORY
- PH 2651. INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY
- PH 3206. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
- PH 3301. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY
- PH 3401. QUANTUM MECHANICS I
- PH 3402. QUANTUM MECHANICS II
- PH 3501. RELATIVITY
- PH 3502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS
- PH 3503. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
- PH 3504. OPTICS
Supplemental Undergraduate Courses
PH 350X. OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS
The course will cover the optical physics of solid state materials, including the classical description of optical propagation and reflectivity, quantum treatment of absorption and luminescence, and excitonic effects. The phenomena will be illustrated by discussing the optical properties of insulators, semiconductors, metals, as well as their nanostructures. The course will conclude with a brief introduction to nonlinear optics.
Recommended background: A basic understanding of electricity and magnetism (PH1121 or equivalent), and introduction to quantum mechanics (at level of a modern physics course, PH1130) is recommended.
PH 370X. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
This course will provide an exposure to modeling and computational approaches to problems in a wide range of areas in physics including classical, quantum, statistical and biological physics. While a variety of numerical methods of interest to physicists will be covered, the emphasis is on the physics that can be done with these methods. Some of the topics will include radioactive decay, realistic projectile motion, chaotic systems, waves, spectral methods and normal modes, random walks and Brownian motion, physics of traffic flow, percolation and forest fires, random processes and the Monte Carlo method, phase transitions and the Ising Model, molecular dynamics, the Schrodinger equation, and simple models of protein folding. This course is appropriate to anyone interested in developing their computational and modeling skills with applications to physical problems.
Recommended background: Basic understanding of mechanics, electricity and magnetism (PH1111, PH1121 or equivalent), and introduction to modern physics (PH1130 or equivalent), introduction to differential equations (MA 2051 or equivalent), introduction to programming (CS 1004 or equivalent).
Suggested background: Introduction to oscillation and waves (at level of PH1140), introduction to linear algebra (MA 2071 or equivalent), introduction to object oriented programming (CS 2102, CS 2119 or equivalent).
Supplemental Graduate Courses
PH 597: SP TOP:FUND OF BIOLOG PHYSICS
This course will focus on biophysics of cells with an emphasis on mechanics. After an introduction to the relevant length and time scales, forces, and mechanical equilibrium in cells, the following topics will be covered: entropy and the Boltzmann distribution, two-state systems and cooperativity, biopolymers as random walks, single-molecule mechanics, models of proteins, mechanics of cytoskeletal filaments and beam theory, membranes and cell shape, fluid mechanics in cells, diffusion and molecular crowding, reaction-diffusion systems, biopolymer dynamics, dynamics of molecular motors, ratchet models and force generation.
PH 597: ST:APPLD DIAGNSTC MEDCL PHYSC
The purpose of this course is to introduce diagnostic medical physics with focus on the fundamental imaging physics principles and the clinical applications. Students will be introduced to different medical imaging modalities including general radiography, fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound scan imaging, and nuclear medicine. The course will be composed of both didactic lectures in the classroom and hands-on experience with the state of the art imaging equipment in a hospital.