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PHYS 356: Computational Methods in Physics II

Random systems; Monte Carlo methods; Random walks, diffusion, and the Ising model; Phase transitions; Molecular dynamics; Variational and Spectral methods; Hartree-Fock method: helium atom, hydrogen ion; Periodic potentials and band structures; Self-organized...

PHYS 354: Special Relativity

Invariance of Physical Laws; relativity of time intervals; Relativity of length; Lorentz transformation; Doppler effect for electromagnetic waves; Relativistic momentum; Relativistic work and energy; Newtonian Mechanics and Relativity.

PHYS 351: Optics

Fermat's principle; phenomena of geometrical and physical optics; thick lenses; apertures; interference; diffraction; polarization of EM waves; double refraction; lasers; holography; fibre optics; optical instruments; resolution.

PHYS 347: Electronics I

Voltage, current and resistance; Voltage dividers; Thévenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuits; Diodes and diode circuits; design of regulated power supply, basic transistor circuits (Bipolar-Junction Transistors and Field-Effect Transistors);...

PHYS 345: Electromagnetism II

Electromagnetic potentials: scalar and vector potentials; Poisson and Laplace equations; General methods of solving electrostatic problems; Electrostatic boundary value problems; Method of images; Magnetic materials, magnetization, magnetic field intensity H...

PHYS 344: Mathematical Methods II

Vector and Tensor Analysis; Determinants, Matrices and Group Theory; Infinite Series; First Order Differential Equation; Functions of Complex Variables; Second Order Differential Equations; Special Functions - Bessel Functions, Gamma Functions, Beta Functions...

PHYS 343: Physics of Large Systems I

Laws of thermodynamics and applications; Heat engines, heat pumps, entropy, thermal pollution and global warming; Unavailability of energy; Heat death; Thermodynamic potentials – Gibbs functions, Helmholtz functions and Free energy functions; phase...

PHYS 342: Mechanics and Fields

Divergence and curl of a vector; Force Fields, conservative and non-conservative forces; Gravitation; Equipotential surfaces; Gradient of a potential; Gauss's law and applications; Central forces and applications to two-particle systems; Orbits; Escape...

PHYS 306: Practical Physics VI

Laboratory experiments including those fundamental to modern physics and those illustrating modern experimental techniques. Students are introduced to Scientific Report writing and making references.

PHYS 305: Practical Physics V

Laboratory experiments including those fundamental to modern physics and those illustrating modern experimental techniques.  Students are introduced to Scientific Report writing and making references.

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