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Concentrations

Concentrations

In addition to solid background in physics provided by the must courses, the following Concentrations aim to guide the students to focus in a particular area of physics during their undergraduate study, or prepare for graduate studies. Each Concentration contains two core courses and a set of courses of different flavors. Students are required to take four courses from Concentrations; two of these must be the core courses of one Concentration. Students planning graduate study in Physics are strongly advised to take all four courses from the same Concentration appropriate to their career objectives.

Astrophysics (AST)

ASTR 201 (3-0)3 / - Astronomy I
ASTR 202 (3-0)3 / - Astronomy II
PHYS 418 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Principles of Measurement & Instrumentation II
PHYS 427 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Introduction to Plasma Physics
PHYS 428 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II

Core Courses
ASTR 311 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Modern Astrophysics I
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ASTR 312 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Modern Astrophysics II
ASTR 401 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Astrophysics I
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ASTR 402 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Astrophysics II

Condensed Matter Physics (CM)

PHYS 343 (2-2)3 / 5.0 Introductory Computational Methods for Physicists
PHYS 411 (2-4)4 / 7.0 Solid State Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 412 (2-4)4 / 7.0 Solid State Physics Laboratory II
PHYS 417 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. I
PHYS 418 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. II
PHYS 439 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Physics of Semiconductor Devices I
PHYS 440 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Physics of Semiconductor Devices II
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II

Core Courses
PHYS 312 (4-0)4 / 7.0 Elementary Condensed Matter Phys.
PHYS 409 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Physics of Condensed Matter I
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PHYS 410 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Physics of Condensed Matter II

Mathematical Physics and Relativity (MR)

ASTR 311 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Modern Astrophysics I
ASTR 312 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Modern Astrophysics II
PHYS 407 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Particle Physics I
PHYS 427 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Introduction to Plasma Physics
PHYS 435 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Int. to Nonlinear Dynamical Sys. & Chao I
PHYS 436 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Int. to Nonlinear Dynamical Sys. & Chao II
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II
PHYS 448 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics
PHYS 455 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Introduction to Quantum Information Theory
PHYS 482 (3-0)3 / 7.0 General Relativity
PHYS 485 (3-0)3 / 5.0 String Theory I
PHYS 486 (3-0)3 / 5.0 String Theory II
PHYS 491 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Geometry and Topology in Physics I
PHYS 492 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Geometry and Topology in Physics II
PHYS 495 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Group Theory in Physics

Core Courses
PHYS 434 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Mathematical Methods in Physics III
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PHYS 493 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Special Functions for Physicists
PHYS 481 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Special Relativity

Optoelectronics and Photonics (OP)

PHYS 312 (4-0)4 / 7.0 Elementary Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS 343 (2-2)3 / 5.0 Introductory Computational Methods for Physicists
PHYS 409 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Physics of Condensed Matter I
PHYS 410 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Physics of Condensed Matter II
PHYS 418 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. II
PHYS 426 (3-0)3 / - Lasers and Their Applications
PHYS 439 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Physics of Semiconductor Devices I
PHYS 440 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Physics of Semiconductor Devices II
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II

Core Courses
Any two of the following courses:
PHYS 419 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Introduction to Photonics and Optoelectronics I
PHYS 420 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Introduction to Photonics and Optoelectronics II
PHYS 425 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Introduction to Laser Physics

Particle, Nuclear and Atomic Physics (PNA)

PHYS 328 (4-0)4 / 7.0 Nuclear Physics and Particles
PHYS 353 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Physics of Energy
PHYS 404 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Nuclear Electronics
PHYS 432 (4-0)4 / 10.0 Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II
PHYS 450 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Health Physics
PHYS 451 (3-0)3 / - Spectroscopy
PHYS 455 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Introduction to Quantum Information Theory
PHYS 481 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Special Relativity
PHYS 495 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Group Theory in Physics

Core Courses
Any two of the following courses:
PHYS 401 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Atomic Physics
PHYS 402 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Nuclear Physics I
PHYS 403 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Nuclear Physics II
PHYS 407 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Particle Physics I
PHYS 408 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Particle Physics II

Plasma Physics (PP)

PHYS 425 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Introduction to Laser Physics
PHYS 426 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Lasers and Their Applications
EE 475 (3-2)4 / 7.0 High Voltage Techniques I
EE 476 (3-2)4 / 7.0 High Voltage Techniques II
PHYS 305 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Analog Electronics
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II

Core Courses
PHYS 427 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Introduction to Plasma Physics
PHYS 428 (3-0)3 / 7.0 Introduc. to Magnetohydrodynamics

Instumentation in Physics (INST)

CENG 230 (2-2)3 / 4.0 Introduction to C Programming
PHYS 404 (3-0)3 / 5.0 Nuclear Electronics
PHYS 443 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics I
PHYS 444 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Computational Physics II

Core Courses
PHYS 305 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Analog Electronics
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PHYS 306 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Digital Electronics
PHYS 417 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. I
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PHYS 418 (3-2)4 / 7.0 Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. II