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PHYS 468: Introduction to Cosmology and Astrophysics

Modern view of the Universe, Astronomical nomenclature and conventions, Order of magnitude reasoning, Stars and Stellar evolution, Galaxies and Large-Scale structures. Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology.

PHYS 466: Physics at the Nanoscale

Carbon Nanotubes: Carbon allotropes; Synthesis and production techniques of carbon nanotubes. Physical properties of carbon nanotubes; Functionalisation, dispersion, separation, and characterisation of carbon nanotubes; Applications: Polymer- and metal-...

PHYS 465: Physics of Telecommunications

Network theorems, Circuit theory, Transmission lines, Attenuators and filters, Low and high frequencies amplifiers, Oscillator circuits; Modulation, demodulation, and detection circuits, Noise, Transmission of information, Microphones and sound reproducers,...

PHYS 462: Basic Meteorology

Structure of the atmosphere; weather processes and weather systems, including climatic process. Data analysis, instruments, and weather system models, Global distribution of principal climatic elements with emphasis on physical causes. Physics of moist air;...

PHYS 461: Principles of Radioactive Dating

Radioactive decay, Types of radioactive clocks: decay clock accumulation clock. Fundamental requirements of radiometric dating, Useful radioactive decay schemes. Analytical techniques – fundamental mass spectrometry, Isotope dilution, analytical errors...

PHYS 459: Physics of Solids III

Free electron Fermi gas; Fermi distribution, heat capacity of an electron gas; electrical conductivity; motion in magnetic fields; Wiedemann – Franz law; Energy Bands; Bloch functions; weakly perturbing lattice potential; holes; effective mass; metals;...

PHYS 455: Energy Systems

Review of energy sources; conventional and non-conventional, renewable and non-renewable. Nuclear energy – fission, fusion, breeder reactors; solar energy – physical problems connected with conversion; technological problems and applications....

PHYS 454: Contemporary Physics

This course is at an introductory level, dealing with selected topics taken from current trends in Physics. It is aimed at motivating students in the subject and ensuring a general literacy in the frontiers of Physics. Areas covered include recent advances in...

PHYS 452: Quantum Mechanics II

Quantum mechanics in three dimensions; Hydrogen atom; General properties of angular momentum in quantum mechanics; System of identical particles; Electron spin; Time-independent perturbation theory; Variational principles; The WKB approximation; Scattering.

PHYS 449: Physics of Solids II

Lattice translation vectors, symmetry operations; types of lattices; simple crystal structures; crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice; Bragg's Law; reciprocal lattice vectors; Brillouin zones; Lattice vibrations; Lattice heat capacity; thermal...

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