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PHYS 202
(4-0)4
ECTS: 8.0
Modern Physics
Special theory of relativity; particle properties of waves; wave properties of particles; Atomic structure; elementary quantum mechanics; many electron atoms; nuclear structure and radioactivity.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 105 & PHYS 106
Set 2: PHYS 111 & PHYS 114
Set 3: PHYS 112 & PHYS 113
Set 4: PHYS 111 & PHYS 112
Set 5: PHYS 113 & PHYS 114
Set 6: PHYS 109 & PHYS 110
Set 7: PHYS 109 & PHYS 114
Set 8: PHYS 110 & PHYS 113
PHYS 203
(3-2)4
ECTS: 8.0
Introductory Electronics I
DC circuit analysis: branch, mesh and node analysis, and the superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems; Phasers and complex numbers; AC circuit analysis using the same methods used in DC circuits; Power and energy; RLC circuits; Transformers; Diodes and transistors, and their applications; Intro-duction to digital electronics; Transducers.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 106
Set 2: PHYS 112
Set 3: PHYS 114
Set 4: PHYS 110
PHYS 207
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Concepts of Modern Physics
Special relativity; electromagnetic waves; atomic structure; basic concepts of quantum mechanics; quantum theory of the hydrogen atom; many electron atoms and periodic table; molecules; solid state.
PHYS 209
(4-0)4
ECTS: 8.0
Mathematical Methods in Physics I
Ordinary differential equations; boundary value problems and characteristic function representations; Fourier transforms; partial differential equations and the methods separation of variables.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: MATH 151 & MATH 152
Set 2: MATH 155 & MATH 156
Set 3: MATH 157 & MATH 158
Set 4: MATH 119 & MATH 120
Set 5: MATH 120 & MATH 151
Set 6: MATH 119 & MATH 152
Set 7: MATH 120 & MATH 155
Set 8: MATH 120 & MATH 157
Set 9: MATH 119 & MATH 156
Set 10: MATH 119 & MATH 158
PHYS 210
(4-0)4
ECTS: 8.0
Mathematical Methods in Physics II
Vector analysis; orthogonal curvilinear coordinates; functions of a complex variable.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 209
Set 2: MATH 253
Set 3: MATH 254
Set 4: MATH 219
Set 5: ME 210
PHYS 215
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Physics for Students of Science III
Linear and non-linear oscillations; coupled oscillations; transverse and longitudinal waves; interference; diffraction and polarization; waves in more than one dimension; acoustic waves; non-linear optics; geometrical optics.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 112
Set 2: PHYS 106
Set 3: PHYS 114
Set 4: PHYS 110
PHYS 217
(1-4)3
ECTS: 6.0
Physics Laboratory III
Various experiments on oscillation, waves and optics.
PHYS 221
(4-0)4
ECTS: 8.0
Optics and Waves
Introduction; geometrical optics; matrix methods in paraxial optics; aberrations; optical instrumentation and the optics of the eye. superposition of waves; interference of light; coherence; polarization; Fraunhofer diffraction.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 112
Set 2: PHYS 114
Set 3: PHYS 106
Set 4: PHYS 110
PHYS 222
(1-4)3
ECTS: 6.0
Optics and Waves Laboratory
Various experiments on mechanical oscillations, properties of light, geometrical and physical optics, optical properties of matter.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 221
PHYS 230
(3-2)4
ECTS: 5.0
Pascal Programming in Physics
Algorithmic approach to solving physical problems; programming in Pascal using loops, arrays, records, functions and procedures; designing structured algorithms for physics.
PHYS 251
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Properties of Matter I
States of matter; classes of materials; atomic bonding; structural properties of matter; X-ray diffraction; experimental diffraction methods; imperfections in solids; atom movements and diffusion; mechanical properties of matter; electrical properties of matter; semiconductors.
PHYS 252
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Properties of Matter II
Electrical properties; semiconductors; semiconducting devices; thermal properties; phase diagrams; magnetic properties; optical properties, transport properties, super-conductivity.
PHYS 260
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Physics of Sports and Games
Fundamental ideas and concepts of physics are reviewed and applied to a large number of sports and games. Some demonstrations will be performed.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 105
Set 2: PHYS 111
Set 3: PHYS 113
Set 4: PHYS 109
PHYS 261
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Physics of Maritime, Sailing and Navigation
History of sailing, upwind and downwind sailing, Newtons theory of fluid resistance, lift and drag phenomena, sail shapes, mesaurement of hull smoothness, wind turbulence, water waves, structure of waves, use of optics in the connection between waters appearance and wind. Examples to illustrate the concepts and practice. Meteorology, VHF radiotelephony, STCWs and yacht master rules.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 105 & PHYS 106
Set 2: PHYS 109 & PHYS 110
Set 3: PHYS 111 & PHYS 112
Set 4: PHYS 113 & PHYS 114
PHYS 281
(3-0)3
ECTS: 4.0
Basic Physics II
Basic concepts in astronomy, Solar system and the Sun, astronomical coordinate systems, laws, astronomical instruments and communication satellites, basic knowledge of stars: observational properties, evolution, stellar remnants, galaxies: observational properties and classification, basic cosmology.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 181 & PHYS 182
PHYS 282
(3-0)3
ECTS: 4.0
Basic Physics IV
Special theory of relativity, models of atoms, quantum mechanics of atoms, nuclear physics, radioactivity and nuclear energy.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 181 & PHYS 182
PHYS 283
(4-0)4
ECTS: 7.0
Optics and Modern Physics
Optics: ray model of light; reflection and refraction; mirrors; thin lenses, simple optical instruments, waves, interference, diffraction, polarization. Modern Physics: special theory of relativity, particle properties of waves, wave properties of particles, Bohr model of atoms; introduction to quantum mechanics, nucleus and radioactivity.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 181 & PHYS 182
PHYS 291
(4-0)4
Modern Physics for Electrical Engineering
Crystal structure and symmetry; basic concepts of quantum theory; waves and particles; the Schrödinger equation; wave mechanics; quantum theory of solids; binding and bonding; semiconductors; p-n junctions.