## PHYSICS (CONTINUED)

- PHZ 3113Mathematical PhysicsThis course focuses on: mathematical methods applied to physical systems; vectors, specialized techniques of integration, integral transforms, special functions, boundary-value problems, numerical methods.
- PHZ 3400Phenomena in Condensed Matter PhysicsThis course covers topics such as: crystal structures, phonons and thermal properties, electron energy bands, metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and magnetism.
- PHZ 4151CComputational Physics LaboratoryThis course introduces students to the use of computers to solve computationally intensive problems, including basic instruction in physics problem solving using numerical solutions of differential equations, numerical integration, Monte Carlo methods, linear algebra and symbolic algebra. Provides instruction in computational techniques and software development skills and practice in using network and software development tools including telnet, ftp, spreadsheets, databases, code management tools, and the World Wide Web.
- PHZ 4316Nuclear AstrophysicsThis course is an introduction to the role of nuclear reactions and decays in astrophysics. Topics cover the origin of elements in the context of Big Bang, major burning stages in the life of a star, stellar explosions, and processes in interstellar matter.
- PHZ 4390Particle and Nuclear PhysicsThis course examines the properties or nuclei and particles, nuclear and particle decays, the Standard Model, and accelarator and detector techniques.
- PHZ 4470Materials CharacterizationThis course is an introduction to a large variety of materials characterization techniques that have been developed and are currently used in materials science research.
- PHZ 4471Materials Synthesis and ApplicationsThis course is an introduction to materials synthesis and materials applications.
- PHZ 4601Special and General RelativityThis course examines the special theory of relativity, tensor analysis and curvature, general theory of relativity, experimental tests, black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology.
- PHZ 4702Biomedical Physics IThis course is the first in a series of two introductory courses on the applications of physics in biology and medicine. The course discusses applications of classical mechanics, hydrodynamics, and thermodynamics to motion, to the structure of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and circulatory systems, as well as to the biology of the cell. The course is intended for students preparing for graduate studies in the biological sciences, for medical school, or for medical professions such as physical therapy and nursing.
- PHZ 4703Biomedical Physics IIThis course is the second in a series of two introductory courses on the applications of electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics to the nervous system, to vision, to modern topics in biomolecular research, as well as to microscopy and to modern biomedical imaging techniques. The course is intended for students preparing for graduate studies in the biological sciences, for medical school, or for medical professions such as physical therapy and nursing.
- PHZ 5156CComputational Physics LaboratoryThis course introduces students to the use of computers to solve computationally intensive problems, including basic instruction in physics problem solving using numerical solutions to differential equations, numerical integration, Monte Carlo, partial differential equations, linear algebra, distributed processing and symbolic algebra. The course also provides instruction in computational techniques and software development skills and practice in using network and software development tools including telnet, ftp, spreadsheets, databases, code management systems, and the World Wide Web.
- PHZ 5305Nuclear Physics IThis course focuses on selected topics in nuclear structure and nuclear reactions.
- PHZ 5307Nuclear Physics IIThis course focuses on selected topics in hadronic physics, experimental techniques and facilities, nuclear astrophysics, and the use of the nucleus as a laboratory.
- PHZ 5315Nuclear AstrophysicsThis course offers an introduction to the role of nuclear reactions and decay in astrophysics. Topics cover the origin of elements in the context of Big Bang, major burning stages in the life of a star, stellar explosions, as well as processes in interstellar matter.
- PHZ 5354High-Energy Physics IThis course studies the classification of elementary particles, particle detectors and accelerators, invariance principles and conservation laws, hadron-hadron interactions, static quark model of hadrons, electromagnetic interactions, and the unification of electroweak and other interactions.
- PHZ 5355High-Energy Physics IIThis course focuses on advanced topics in particle physics, perturbative techniques and applications, nonperturbative techniques and applications, standard model predictions, and extensions of the standard model.
- PHZ 5475Materials CharacterizationThis course is an introduction to a large variety of materials characterization techniques that have been developed and are currently used in materials science research.
- PHZ 5491Condensed Matter Physics IThis course focuses on topics such as: crystal structure phonons, electron in metals, semiconductors, magnetism, ferroelectrics, liquid crystals.
- PHZ 5492Condensed Matter Physics IIThis course focuses on topics such as: elementary excitations in solids, the many-body problem, quantum fluids and superconductivity, magnetism, dielectric, collective effects in fluids.
- PHZ 5606Special and General RelativityThis course examines the following topics: special theory of relativity; tensor analysis and curvature; general theory of relativity; experimental tests; black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology.