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Physics Courses 3xx

PHYS 300
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Quantum Physics
Historical experiments and theories; the postulates of quantum mechanics; function spaces and Hermitian operators; superposition and computable observables; time development; conservation theorems and parity; one-dimensional problems; bound and unbound states.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 202
Set 2: PHYS 207
Set 3: PHYS 215
PHYS 301
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Introduction to Archaeometry
Application of basic sciences archaelogy: prospecting, analysis of archaeological materials by chemical and physical methods, source analysis and ancient trade patterns, dating of archaeological materials.
PHYS 303
(4-0)4
Quantum Theory and Its Applications I
Introduction to quantum ideas; postulates of quantum mechanics; one dimensional problems; harmonic oscillator; angular momentum.
PHYS 304
(4-0)4
Quantum Theory and Its Applications II
Matrix formulation; perturbation theory; interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atomic systems; identical particles; quantum statistics; selected applications to lasers, semiconductors; electron conduction; superconductivity.
PHYS 305
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Analog Electronics
Operational amplifiers; feedback; signal processing circuits; power supplies; waveform generators; contemporary semiconductor devices; complex measurement systems.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 306
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Digital Electronics
Number systems and Boolean algebra; logic gates and their applications; memory elements; counters, registers and readout systems; A/D and D/A converters; microprocessors.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 307
(1-4)3
ECTS: 7.0
Applied Modern Physics
Several experiments in modern physics.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 202
Set 2: PHYS 207
Set 3: PHYS 215
PHYS 308
(1-4)3
ECTS: 7.0
Experiments in Physics
Selected experiments in various areas of physics, designed to familiarize the student with experimental techniques and laboratory instruments.
PHYS 311
(4-2)5
ECTS: 10.0
Classical Mechanics
Lagrangian mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; the two-body central force problem; dynamics of a system of particles; motion in a noninertial reference frame; rigid body motion; small oscillations; nonlinear oscillations and Chaos.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 210
Set 2: MATH 353
PHYS 312
(4-0)4
ECTS: 7.0
Elementary Condensed Matter Phys.
Crystalline state; interatomic bonding; lattice vibrations and thermal properties; free electron theory of metals; band structure.
PHYS 315
(4-0)4
Semiconductor Physics I
Crystal properties; atoms and electrons energy bands and charge carriers; excess charge carriers in semiconductors; two-terminal solid state devices.
PHYS 316
(4-0)4
Semiconductor Physics II
The physics of semiconductor diodes; bipolar junction transistors; field effect transistors; modern solid-state and optoelectronic devices.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 315\ Consent of the department
PHYS 318
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Physics of Fluids
Properties of fluids; molecular structure and the continuum hypothesis; the fundamental law of viscosity; pressure variation in static compressible and incompressible fluids; description of fluid motion using Lagrangian and Eulerian methods; principle of mass conservation and Bernouilli`s equation; analysis of rotational and potential flows; stream function, velocity potential and Cauchy-Riemann conditions.
PHYS 320
(3-0)3
Physics of the Lower Atmosphere
A brief discussion of atmospheric thermodynamics; hydrostatic equilibrium condition and study of some model atmospheres; the fundamentals of radiation and associated radiation laws; radiative transfer mechanism; derivation of the equations of motion on a rotating earth; energy relations.
PHYS 327
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Physics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids
The exclusion principle; ground states of multielectron atoms and periodic table; LS coupling, Zeeman effect, quantum statistics, classical and quantum description of the state of a system; electronic, vibrational and rotational energies of molecules; band theory of solids; the quantum free-electron model; the motion of electrons in a periodic lattice.
PHYS 328
(4-0)4
ECTS: 7.0
Nuclear Physics and Particles
Nuclear properties and nuclear models; alpha, beta and gamma decays; the Mössbauer effect; excited states of nuclei; fission and fusion; elementary particles; nucleon forces; fundamental interactions and conservation laws; hyper charge and quarks; isospin; pions and muons.
PHYS 334
(4-2)5
ECTS: 10.0
Electromagnetic Theory
Maxwell`s equations; electromagnetic waves; propagation of electromagnetic waves in bounded region; Lienard-Wiechert potential; field of accelerated charge; electromagnetic radiation; Thomson cross-section; Lorentz transformation of electromagnetic fields.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 210
Set 2: MATH 353
PHYS 343
(2-2)3
ECTS: 5.0
Introductory Computational Methods for Physicists
Introduction to the use of compiled and pre-compiled computer languages in basic problems in Physics.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 209 & PHYS 215
Set 2: PHYS 209 & PHYS 221
PHYS 352
(3-0)3
Electron Optics
Electron-optical refractive index; axisymmetric lenses; general properties; thin lens approximation; quadruple lenses; electron-beam devices (transmission and scanning electron microscopes, mass spectroscopy, electromagnetic separation of isotopes, high energy accelerators).
PHYS 360
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Science in History
Development of science and technology, and their effects on human society.
PHYS 392
(4-0)4
ECTS: 7.0
Physics of Electronic Devices
p-n junctions; bipolar transistors; field effect transistors; surface devices; integrated circuits.