These courses are typically offered for our graduate students. For a complete course listing, including credit hours and prerequisites please refer to the CSU general catalog.
PH 521 Introduction to Lasers. Stimulated emission; laser resonators; theory of laser oscillation; specific laser systems; applications.
PH 522 Introductory Laser Laboratory. Experiments providing hands-on experiences with lasers.
PH 531 Introductory Solid State Physics. Crystal structures and bonding, electronic levels and vibrations, dielectric, optical and magnetic properties, quasiparticles, superconductivity.
PH 541 Classical Physics. Linear and orbital motions, rotation, moment-of-inertia matrix, electrostatics, images, magnetostatics, induction, Maxwell’s equations
PH 561 Elementary Particle Physics. Particle interactions and detection techniques. Quark model, scattering models and standard model of electroweak interactions, physics of colliders.
PH 571 Mathematical Methods for Physics I. Vector analysis, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, infinite series, method of Frobenius, complex variables, contour integration.
PH 572 Mathematical Methods for Physics II. Partial differential equations, Sturm-Liouville theory, special functions, Green’s functions, Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms.
PH 621 Classical Mechanics. Central forces, scattering, noninertial reference frames, Coriolis force, Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, small oscillations, continuum mechanics.
PH 631 Solid State Physics. Electronic band structure and conduction phenomena; cohesive energy; lattice dynamics and thermal properties; metals; insulators; semiconductors.
PH 641 Electromagnetism I. Electrostatics in a vacuum and a medium, general solution of Laplace’s equation, Green’s functions, magnetostatics in a vacuum and a medium.
PH 642 Electromagnetism II. Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, radiation by accelerated charges, special relativity, Lagrangian formulation of electromagnetism.
PH 651 Quantum Mechanics I . WKB theory, Heisenberg picture, 3D wells, hydrogen atom, time-independent perturbation theory, angular momentum and spin, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients.
PH 652 Quantum Mechanics II. Wigner-Eckhart theorem, symmetries, density matrix, identical particles, interaction picture, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering.
PH 671 Statistical Mechanics II. Canonical and grand-canonical ensembles; Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics; density operator; Bose-Einstein condensation.