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Astronomy  ASTR
Course #  Course Name  Course Description  Credit Hours 
*1101  The Solar System 
Prereq.: MATH 1021 or an ACT mathematics score of at least 21. Fundamental prinicples of the solar system. 
(3)

*1102  Stellar Astronomy  Prereq.: ASTR 1101 or an ACT mathematics score of at least 21.. Fundamental principles of stellar astronomy. 
(3)

1108  Astronomy Laboratory  2 hrs. lab. Prereq.: credit or registration in ASTR 1101. Visual observation of positions of celestial bodies with application to star charts and globes; visual and photographic observations will be made using telescopes; provides student with practical observing experience. 
(1)

1109  Astronomy Laboratory  2 hrs. lab. Prereq.: credit or registration in ASTR 1102. Analysis of light from terrestrial and celestial sources; visual and photographic observations of stars and nebulae; training in the use of smaller telescopes and larger telescopes with multimedia technologies. 
(1)

4221,4222  Introductory Astrophysics  Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102 or consent of instructor. ASTR 4221 is prerequisite for 4222. Sun, stars, and stellar systems; results and problems of modern astrophysical research. 
(3,3)

4261  Modern Observational Techniques 
Prereq.: ASTR 1101, 1102, and MATH 1552. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Modern astronomical observations and reductions; the telescope, astronomical photography, spectroscopic and photoelectric observations and reductions. 
(3)

4750  Special Topics in Observational Astronomy  May be taken twice for credit when topics vary. One topic scheduled each time course is offered; current topics include astronomical spectroscopy and astronomical photometry. 
(3)

4997  Problems in Astronomy 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. of credit. Individual reading and theoretical and/or experimental work on advanced problems. 
(13)

7361  Astrophysics Laboratory 
Practical experience in modern observational techniques in astronomy, instruments, detectors, data analysis, and statistical methods. 
(3)

7741,7742  Stellar Astrophysics  ASTR 7741 is prerequisite for 7742. Also offered as PHYS 7741, 7742. Application of physical principles to study of stars; spectroscopy, stellar atmospheres, stellar structure, and stellar evolution. 
(3,3)

7751,7752  Galactic Astrophysics  ASTR 7751 is prerequisite for ASTR 7752. Also offered as PHYS 7751, 7752. Application of physical principles to study of galaxies; interstellar medium, galactic structure and stellar motions, galaxies, and cosmology. 
(3,3)

7777  Seminar in Astronomy and Astrophysics  May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Also offered as PHYS 7777. 
(16)

7783  Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics  May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Also offered as PHYS 7783. 
(3)

Medical/Health Physics  MEDP
Course #  Course Name  Course Description  Credit Hours 
*2051  Radiation Science for Medical Applications 
Matter and energy; structure of the atom and nucleus; radioactivity; types of radiation; radiation interactions; dose and biological effects; radiation detection and safety; background radiation; applications of nuclear science in medicine, cancer therapy, and imaging. 
(3)

4111  Introduction to Medical Imaging  Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or equivalent, Math 1550 or equivalent. Physics and engineering aspects of medical imaging systems: Xray imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine; clinical applications, and limitations of the modalities. 
(3)

4331  Radiation Protection and Exposure Evaluation  Prereq.: PHYS 2102 or equivalent. Control and evaluation of radiation exposure, including external and internal dosimetry, techniques of dose reduction, and consequences of radiation exposure. 
(3)

4351  Radiation Detection and Instrumentation  Prereq.: PHYS 3098 or equivalent, credit for or registration in MEDP 4331; or equivalent; consent of instructor. Introduction to the physics of detection, instrumentation, and data analysis used to measure ionizing radiation (gamma rays, xrays, neutrons, and charged particles) using scintillation crystal, solid state, film, and gass detectors. Provides understanding of underlying principles of detection systems used in radiation therapy, radiological imaging and health physics. 
(2)

4352  Radiation Detection Laboratory  Prereq.: credit or registration in MEDP 4351. 3 hrs. lab. Laboratory exercises covering fundamental principles of radiation detection systems and data analysis techniques used for radiation measurements in radiation therapy, radiological imaging, and medical health physics. 
(1)

4991  Special Problems in Medical Physics and Health Physics  Prereq.: thorough knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering related to the topic or proposed problem; and consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Theoretical or experimental problems involving the application of medical physics and health physics technology. 
(14)

4995  Seminar  Elective seminar especially for undergraduate minors in nuclear science, and undergraduate majors in physics and astronomy with a concentration in medical physics. Course may be repeated on audit basis only. 
(1)

7111  Advanced Medical Imaging Physics  Prereq.: MEDP 4111, MEDP 1552. Topics related to advanced research and clinical imaging physics; theory of image formation; quantitative analysis of imaging systems by Fourier methods and QC/acceptance testing; radon transform and theory of image reconstruction; tracer methodology for quantitative imaging. Fall 2016 Syllabus. 
(3)

7121  Radiobiology 
Prereq.: MEDP 4331 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Effects of ionizing radiation on cellular, molecular, and organ system levels of biological organization; study of xrays, gamma rays, accelerator beams, and neutrons in interaction with living systems; cohesive treatment of radiation biophysics with applications in medical physics and radiation oncology. 
(3)

7210  Clinical Principles in Radiation Therapy  Prereq.: MEDP 7121, 7331. Open only to students currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Medical Physics and Health Physics program. Introduction by practicing radiation oncologists to the evolution of radiation therapy, general oncology considerations, tumor radiobiology, nonintentional effects of radiation, and altered fractionation. Discussion of tumor biopsy and behavior, normal tissue effects, and treatment planning and delivery techniques for specific organ systems. 
(3)

7260  Clinical Medical Physics Rotation  Prereq.: MEDP 7331. Open only to students currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Medical Physics and Health Physics program. Under the direction of clnical staff, introduction to the radiation therapy clinic and clinical duties of the medical physicist in patient treatment planning, monitor unit calculations, construction of treatment aids, treatment delivery techniques, invivo dosimetry, dose measurements, and quality assurance associated with external beam photon and electron therapy. 
(4)

7270  Advanced Radiation Therapy Physics  Prereq.:MEDP 7331. 3 hrs. lecture. Basic principles of clinical indications, radiation delivery, treatment planning, dose calculations, dose measurements, and quality assurance for advanced treatment techniques used in radiation therapy (external beam electron, proton, and photon therapy and internal brachytherapy). 
(3)

7280  Advanced Clinical Radiation Therapy Physics Rotation  Prereq.: MEDP 7260, MEDP 7270. Open only to students currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Medical Physics and Health Physics program. Under the supervision of clinical medical physics staff, introduction to the planning, delivery , and dosimetric aspects of advanced radiation therapy treatments such as brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, total skin electron therapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy, and image guided radiotherapy and to the advanced physical practices of accelerator quality assurance and radiation therapy shielding design. 
(2)

7331  Radiation Therapy Physics 
Prereq.: MEDP 4331. Fundamental physical principles, operation of delivery equipment, treatment planning principles, methods of dose calculations, determination of irradiation time from dose prescription, dose measurements, and quality assurance for external beam therapy (photon and electrons) and internal brachytherapy. 
(3)

7530  Radiation Shielding 
Prereq.: MEDP 4331, MEDP 7537. Calculation of source term, geometric transformations, and attenuating factors associated with photon, neutron and charged particle shielding; calculation of dose and dose equivalents; current governmental regulations and professional recommendations for shielding; shielding design for medical radiation facilities. 
(2)

7537  Radiation Interactions and Transport  Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or equivalent, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computing programming. Also offered as PHYS 7537. Photon, neutron, and electron interactions and energy deposition, the Boltzmann equation, elementary analytical solutions; deterministic computational methods including spherical harmonics and discrete ordinates techniques; continuous slowing down and FokkerPlanck approximations. 
(3)

7538  Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport 
Prereq.: MEDP 7537 or consent of instructor, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computer programming. Also offered as PHYS 7538. Radiation transport simulation by the Monte Carlo method; phasespace tracking; dose response estimators; biasing methods; integral form of the Boltzmann equation; condensedhistory method for charged particles; neutron, photon, and electron transport calculations for shielding and medical physics applications. 
(3)

7991  Advanced Projects in Medical Physics and Health Physics  Prereq.: MEDP 4111 or 7331, and consent of instructor. Medical physics or health physics projects that study particular aspects of radiation therapy, medical imaging, or medical health physics. 
(13)

7992  Advanced Topics in Medical Physics and Health Physics  Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Advanced treatment of a specific area of medical physics or health physics technology of current interest. 
(13)

7995  Seminar  Required every semester for degree candidates in medical physics and health physics. Only 1 sem. hr. of credit may be counted toward degree. 
(1)

7999  Report Investigation  Prereq.: MEDP 4111 or 7331; and consent of instructor. may be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs credit. Detailed investigation of a research problem or a technical design project. 
(16)

8000  Thesis Research  "S"/"U" grading. 
(112) per sem.

Nuclear Science  NS
Course #  Course Name  Course Descriptoin  Credit Hours 
4352  Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation  Prereq.: NS 3411 or permission of instructor. Methods of surveying and sampling to determine radiological concentrations; federal and state regulations governing remediation criteria; models and computer codes used to estimate dose; remediation planning and implementation. 
(3)

4411  Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation Science  Prereq.: one sem. of MATH 1021 or equivalent and one sem. of chemistry or physics; 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Nuclear structure, transmutations, decay, interactions of radiation with matter; radiation detection and measurement. 
(3)

4570  Nuclear Facility Safety  Prereq.: PHYS 2102 or equivalent. Safety analysis of facilities that utilize radiation sources including hospitals and industrial sites; accident sequences; dispersal of radionuclides; estimation of dose and dose commitments; and engineered safeguards. 
(3)

Physical Science  PHSC
Course #  Course Name  Course Description  Credit Hours 
*1001  Physical Science  Prereq.: MATH 1021. Credit will not be given for both this course and any other collegelevel physics course. First half of a twosemester survey course in the physical sciences; topics in the first semester are taken primarily from the field of physics. 
(3)

*1002  Physical Science 
Prereq.: PHSC 1001. Credit will not be given for both this course and any other collegelevel astronomy course. Second half of a twosemester survey course in the physical sciences; topics in the second semester are taken primarly from the fields of astronomy, chemistry, and geology. 
(3)

Physics  PHYS
Prerequisites All prerequisites in physics courses should be rigidly observed.
Corequisites A student may not continue in a course after dropping a corequisite course prior
to the last day of the midsemester examination period.
Of the 7000level courses, those numbered in the 7200's, as well as 7343, 7363, 7383, 7398, and 7411 are offered every year; 7353 and 7373 every other year. All other courses are offered sporadically as interest demands and in order to provide a varied curriculum.
General Education courses are marked with an asterisk (*).
Course #  Course Name  Course Description  Credit Hours 
*1201,1202  General Physics for Physics Majors  Prereq. for 1201: Grade of "C" or better in PHYS 1100 or placement by examination; credit or registration in MATH 1550. Prereq. for 1202: PHYS 1201 and credit or registration in MATH 1552. 4 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Primarily for students intending to major in physics. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2001, 2002, or 2101, 2102. Fundamentals of classical physics and some concepts of modern physics; calculus and vector analysis introduced and used in development of subject matter. 
(4,4)

1208,1209  General Physics Laboratory for Physics Majors 
Prereq. for 1208: credit or registration in PHYS 1201. Prereq. for 1209: credit or registration in PHYS 1202. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 2108, 2109. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1201, 1202. 
(1,1)

*2001,2002  General Physics 
Prereq. for PHYS 2001: MATH 1022 or 1023; Prereq. for PHYS 2002: PHYS 2001. 3 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Credit will not be given for these courses and PHYS 1201, 1202 or 2101, 2102. Mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism; topics of modern physics. 
(3,3)

2108  Introductory Physics Laboratory  Prereq.: credit or registration in PHYS 2001 or 2101. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1208. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2001 or 2101. 
(1)

2109  General Physics Laboratory  Prereq.: PHYS 2108 and credit or registration in PHYS 2002 or 2102. 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for both this course and PHYS 1209. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2002 and 2102; electricity, magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, and other topics of modern physics. 
(1)

*2110  Particle Mechanics  Prereq.: grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550; credit or registration in MATH 1552 or MATH 1553. Credit will not be given for this course and PHYS 2001 and PHYS 1201; Vectors, forces and motion, Newton’s Laws, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium and elasticity, oscillations. 
(3)

*2112  Fluids, Thermodynamics, Waves, and Modern Physics  Prereq.: grade of “C” or better in PHYS 2110 and MATH 1552 or MATH 1553. Credit will not be given for this course and PHYS 2001 and PHYS 1201; Fluids, oscillations and waves, thermodynamics, modern physics. 
(3)

*2113  Fields: Gravity, Electricity, and Magnetism  Prereq.: grade of “C” or better in PHYS 2110 and MATH 1552 or MATH 1553. Credit will not be given for this course and PHYS 2002 and PHYS 1202; Gravitation and electromagnetism, gravitational fields, electric and magnetic fields, currents and circuits, induction, Maxwell’s Equations. 
(3)

2203  Introductory Modern Physics  Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102. Elementary modern physics; special relativity, wave/particle duality, quantum mechanics, hydrogen atom, manyelectron atoms, nuclear structure, elementary particles, solid state, astrophysics, and cosmology. 
(3)

2207  Introductory Modern Physics Laboratory  Coreq.: PHYS 2203. Required for physics majors. Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2203. 
(1)

2221  Introduction to Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 1202 or 2102 and MATH 2057. Basic concepts of mechanics with emphasis on corresponding mathematical techniques. 
(3)

2231  Electricity and Magnetism  Prereq.: PHYS 2221 or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 and 2090. Electricity and magnetism; static and quasistatic electromagnetic fields in vacua and in dielectric and magnetic media. 
(3)

*2401  Introduction to Concepts in Physics 
Prereq.: MATH 1021 or an ACT math score of at least 25. Primarily for students in liberal arts and education. Historical evolution and underlying philosophy of principles of physics; provides appreciation of physics; does not develop technical skill. 
(3)

2411  Computational Science I 
Prereq.: PHYS 2221; or PHYS 1202 or 2102 and MATH 2057; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Introduction to symbolic manipulation and numerical techniques used to analyze or simulate a broad range of physical systems. 
(3)

2995  Undergraduate Seminar  Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. May be repeated for credit. Individual reading and theoretical and/or experimental research on introductory problems in physics. 
(1)

3098  Instrumentation Electronics for Scientists  Prereq: PHYS 1202 or 2102; PHYS 2207; CSC 1253 or equivalent. For physics majors only. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Basic electronic technology and circuits used in scientific operational amplifiers, digital electronics and microcontrollers. 
(3)

4005  Science Research Methods  See BIOL 4005. 
(3)

4112  Intermediate Mathematical Physics  Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. May be repeated for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Individual reading in current areas of physics, topics in professional development and presentation of undergraduate research. 
(3)

4123  Intermediate Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and MATH 2057 Lagrangian mechanics; central force motion; rigid body dynamics; small oscillations. 
(3)

4125  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090. Basic physical concepts and methods appropriate for description of systems involving many particles; unified view point of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory. 
(3)

4132  Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Waves  Prereq.: PHYS 2231. Continuation of PHYS 2231. Emphasis on electromagnetic waves and radiation. 
(3)

4135  Modern Optics 
Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and MATH 2065 or 2090. Review of geometrical optics and optical instruments, scalar diffraction theory, spatial filtering and holography, Gaussian beam optics, optical resonators, lasers, and optical properties of materials. 
(3)

4141,4142  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 2221 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; or CHEM 4581 and credit or registration in MATH 2065 or 2090; PHYS 4141 is prerequisite for 4142. Elementary principles of quantum mechanics, including Schrodinger equation, onedimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, perturbation theory, matrix mechanics, and spin. 
(3,3)

4251  Atomic Physics 
Prereq.: PHYS 4142 and credit or registration in 4132. Modern theory of atomic structure, radiations, and processes. 
(3)

4261  Introduction to SolidState Physics  Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or 4141 or CHEM 4492. Properties of the crystalline state and the freeelectron; band theories of metals, insulators, and semiconductors. 
(3)

4271  Subatomic Physics 
Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or 4141. Nuclear and particle properties, abundance and stability of nuclei, strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces, nuclear instrumentation, particle accelerators and detectors, nuclear reactions, and particle and nuclear astrophysics. 
(3)

4398  Undergraduate Research 
Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit. Recommended for students who will take PHYS 4399; Research project conducted under supervision of individually selected faculty member. 
(13)

4399  Senior Thesis  Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. Students should consider taking PHYS 4398 as preparation for this course; Individual research project conducted and reported under supervision of individually selected faculty member. 
(3)

4750  Special Topics in Physics  Prereq.: Consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. 
(3)

4991  Special Problems in Physics  Prereq.: thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of physics and mathematics, demonstrated ability in science, and consent of instructor and department chair. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit. Individual reading and theoretical and/or experimental work on advanced problems in physics. 
(13)

4995  Undergraduate Senior Seminar  Prereq.: consent of instructor and department chair. For junior and senior students. May not be taken concurrently with PHYS 2995. May be repeated for a max. of 4 hrs. of credit; Individual reading in current topics, professional development, presentations of research articles and student research projects. 
(1)

6121  Classical Physics for Teachers 
Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the M.N.S. degree program. Application of conservation principles to development of classical physics. 
(3)

6198  Laboratory Methods for Teachers  Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the M.N.S. degree program. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit. Analysis of laboratory experiments in current high school physics curricula; selected experiments in modern physics. 
(3)

6991  Seminar in Current Development in Physics Curriculum Materials 
Prereq.: PHYS 2002 or 2102. For high school and junior college teachers; part of the M.N.S. degree program. May be taken for a max of 6 sem. hrs. credit. 
(13)

7211,7212  Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics  PHYS 4112 or equivalent. PHYS 7211 is prerequisite for 7212. Advanced topics in mathematical methods of theoretical physics; mathematical foundations in quantum mechanics. 
(3,3)

7221  Classical Mechanics  Study of particle mechanics and rigid body mechanics using the methods of Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, and HamiltonJacobi theory. 
(3)

7225  Statistical Mechanics  Principles of classical and quantum statistics, with application to special problems. 
(3)

7231,7232  Classical Electrodynamics  PHYS 7231 is prerequisite for 7232. Problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, wave guides, and antennas; relativistic electrodynamics and radiation from moving charges. 
(3,3)

7241,7242  Quantum Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 4142 or equivalent. PHYS 7241 is prerequisite for 7242. Basic concepts of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, operators and matrices, Intrinsic and orbital angular momenta, perturbation theory, atomic structure, second quantization, and scattering theory. 
(3,3)

7336  General Relativity  General tensor analysis; postulates of general relativity, field equations, equations of motion, interior and exterior Schwarzchild solutions; cosmology. 
(3)

7343  Advanced Quantum Mechanics  Prereq.: PHYS 7242. The Lorentz group, relativistic wave equations, introduction to quantum field theory. 
(3)

7353,7354  Atomic and Optical Physics I, II  Prereq.: PHYS 7242; PHYS 7353 is prerequisite for 7354. Applications of quantum mechanics to atomic systems and their interaction with radiation; spectral levels, photoabsorption and collisions with charged particles. 
(3,3)

7360  LowTemperature Physics  Properties of matter at temperatures near absolute zero; methods of producing low temperatures; superfluidity of liquid helium, superconductivity, magnetic effects, and adiabatic demagnetization. 
(3)

7363,7364  Condensed Matter Physics 
Prereq.: PHYS 7225 and 7242. PHYS 7363 is prerequisite for 7364. Application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to condensed matter; lattice vibrations, energy bands in crystals, transport properties, collective excitations, ferromagnetism and superconductivity; theory of Fermi and Bose quantum fluids, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. 
(3,3)

7373  Nuclear Physics 
Prereq.: PHYS 4271 and 7241. PHYS 7373 is prerequisite for 7374. Applications of quantum mechanics to the twonucleon system, to a system of many nucleons, and to nuclear reactions, with comparisons between theory and experimental results. 
(3)

7383  High Energy Particle Physics  Prereq.: PHYS 7231 and 7242. Strong electromagnetic and weak interactions of hadrons and leptons, including symmetries and selection rules; quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory; accelerator and nonaccelerator experiments including cosmic rays and high energy astrophysics. 
(3)

7398  Graduate Laboratory 
1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Practical experience in modern experimental physics laboratory techniques. 
(3)

7411,7412  Computational Physics 
Prereq.: PHYS 7211. PHYS 7411 is prerequisite for PHYS 7412. Basic numerical techniques for solution of mathematical equations, including coupled linear algebraic and differential equations, and numerical simulation techniques; emphasis on application to physical problems. 
(3,3)

7463,7464  Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics  Prereq.: PHYS 7242. PHYS 7463 is prerequisite for PHYS 7464. Density functional theory of electronic structure, mean field, and renormalization group theory of phase transitions; 
(3,3)

7537  Radiation Interactions and Transport  Prereq.: PHYS 2203 or equivalent, CSC 2262, or equivalent. Same as MEDP 7537. 
(3)

7538  Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport  Prereq.: MEDP 7537 or consent of instructor, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computer programming. Same as MEDP 7538. 
(3)

7741,7742  Stellar Astrophysics  PHYS 7741 is prerequisite for PHYS 7742. See ASTR 7741, 7742. 
(3,3)

7745  Advanced Quantum Theory of Particles and Fields  May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit. 
(3,3)

7751,7752  Galactic Astrophysics  PHYS 7751 is prerequisite for PHYS 7752. See ASTR 7751, 7752. 
(3,3)

7777  Seminar in Astronomy and Astrophysics 
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. See ASTR 7777. 
(16)

7783  Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics  May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. See ASTR 7783. 
(3)

7857  Graduate Student Seminar  Passfail grading. May be repeated for credit. Introduction to research areas in the department; training for presentation of scientific talks; preparation of research proposals. 
(1)

7893  ManyBody Theory 
Prereq.: PHYS 7242. Passfail grading. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Diagrammatic techniques, thermal Green's functions, transport theory, Fermi liquids, collective excitations, phase transitions. 
(3)

7895  Selected Topics in Advanced Physics  May be repeated for credit. Passfail grading. 
(3)

7896  Current Developments  May be repeated for credit. Passfail grading. 
(3) 
7996  Independent Research in Physics  Prereq. permission of department. An approved independent rese 
(3)

8000  Thesis Research  "S"/"U" grading. 
(112) per sem.

9000  Dissertation Research  "S"/"U" grading. 
(112) per sem.
