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PHYS 448: 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

PHYS 447: Electronics II

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

PHYS 446: Nuclear Physics II

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

PHYS 443: Physics of Large Systems II

Probability distribution functions; velocity distributions; distributions in phase space; transport phenomena; fluctuation; Statistical Mechanics; ensembles and distribution functions; entropy and ensembles; the micro-canonical ensemble; the canonical...

PHYS 402: Seminar II

Students attend weekly seminars and report on their research findings.

PHYS 401: Seminar I

Students attend weekly seminars and present proposals for their research project.

PHYS 365: Physics of the Ocean

Physical properties of the ocean and seawater, sound and light; T-S forcing and conservation laws, Global T-S distribution; Equations of continuity and motion; Balance of forces; the effect of Earth's rotation; Ocean currents; Deep currents and general...

PHYS 364: Principles and Applications of Neutron Activation Analysis

Irradiation facilities: Neutron Sources; Nuclear Reactors Source; Isotopic Neutron Sources; Neutron Generator (Accelerator) Sources; Kinetics of activation: Irradiation Scheme (Conditions); Gamma Ray Spectrometry (Measurement of Gamma Rays). Absolute Method;...

PHYS 362: Principles of Applied Geophysics

Magnetic surveying – principles, geomagnetic field, interpretations, instruments and applications. Electrical surveying – resistivity of rocks and minerals, current flow in the ground, methods, instruments, interpretation, applications. Induced...

PHYS 361: Physics of the Atmosphere

The Atmosphere – an introduction: Origin and composition of the atmosphere; Distribution of constituents; Charged particles; Temperature distribution. Thermodynamics of water vapour and moist air: Thermodynamics of dry and moist air, stability; changes...

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