PHYS446: Nuclear Physics II

Nuclear properties: nuclear sizes, masses, densities, and abundances; Nuclear models; nuclear reactions; nuclear fission and fusion; nuclear reactors

PHYS447: Electronics II

Multivibrators (SR, D, JK and T-type flip-flops), Counters, Shift registers, Semiconductor memories, Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcomputers

PHYS448: Particle Physics

Elementary particles and their interactions; hadrons and electrons, spin and anti-particles, conservation laws, quark model, field particles, electro-weak theory, standard model, grand unification theory

PHYS449: 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...

PHYS452: 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.

PHYS454: 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...

PHYS455: 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....

PHYS459: 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;...

PHYS461: 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...

PHYS462: 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;...