#### Fall 2018 courses

## PHY 380M *Plasma Physics I*

Prof. P. Morrison, TTh 12:30-2:00pm. Plasma containment, stability theory in fluid models, derivation of Vlasov and Fokker-Planck equations, the dielectric tensor, velocity space and gradient instabilities, Nyquist diagrams.

## PHY 380N *Experimental Physics*

Prof. M. Fink, MWF 11:00am-12:30pm. Experimental work to provide exposure to physics research techniques.

## PHY 382P *BioPhysics I*

Prof. E.L. Florin, MWF 2:00-3:00pm. The cell, small molecules and chemical kinetics, forces on the molecular scale, proteins, lipids and membranes, biopolymers, neurons and electrical signal transduction, and complex pattern formation in cells and cell aggregates.

## PHY 385K *Classical Mechanics*

Prof. R. Hazeltine, TTh 11:00-12:30pm. Classical and relativistic Hamiltonian mechanics; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; Lagrangian mechanics for continuous media; symmetry principles and conservation laws.

## PHY 385L *Statistical Mechanics*

Prof. L. Reichl, MWF 12:00-1:00pm. Equilibrium statistical mechanics; introduction to nonequilibrium concepts; ensembles; classical and quantum gases; statistical physics of solids.

## PHY 385S *Seminar in Statistical Physics: Statistical Mechanics*

Prof. L. Reichl, TTH 12:30-2:00pm. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit.

## PHY 386K *Physics of Sensors*

Prof. A. De Lozanne, TTH 4:00-5:30pm. Physical principles of acoustic, optical, electromagnetic, radiation, and motion sensors.

## PHY 387K *Electromagnetic Theory I*

Prof. M. Downer, TTh 2:00-3:30pm. Electrostatics and magnetostatics; boundary value problems; Maxwell's equations; plane waves; wave guides; diffraction; multipole radiation.

## PHY 389K *Quantum Mechanics I*

Prof. S. Weinberg, TTH 9:30-11:00am. Hilbert space and operators; Schroedinger and Heisenberg equations; solutions for systems in one and three dimensions; theory of spin and orbital angular momentum; the effect of symmetries; approximation techniques; elementary scattering theory.

## PHY 392L *Solid-State Physics II*

Prof. Q. Niu. Elementary excitations: phonons, electrons, spin waves; interactions: phonon-phonon, electron-electron, electron-phonon; theory of metals and semiconductors; transport theory; optical properties.

## PHY 392S *Seminar in Solid-State Physics*

TTH 12:30-2:00pm. Meets with 385S SEMINAR IN STATISTICAL PHYSICS: STATISTCAL MECHANICS (56395)

## PHY 392N *Many Body Theory*

Prof. A. MacDonald, TTh 8:00-9:30 am. Overview of many-body theory; second quantization; Green’s functions and Feynman diagrams; finite-temperature, imaginary-time Green’s functions; the disordered metal; path integrals; broken symmetries; and local moments.

## PHY 395M *Laser Physics*

Prof. T. Ditmire, TTh 9:30-11:00 am.

Continuation of Physics 395K. Advanced atomic physics of various laser systems, optical coherence and diffraction theory, pulse propagation and dispersion effects, advanced laser oscillator and amplifier physics, laser amplifier chain design, and chirped-pulse amplification. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Physics 387K, 389K, and 395K; and consent of instructor

## PHY 396K *Quantum Field Theory I*

Prof. D. Discus, MWF 9-10am. Quantization of the Klein-Gordon, Dirac, and electromagnetic field theories; theory of interacting fields, perturbation theory, and renormalization.

## PHY 396P *String Theory I*

Prof. J. Distler, MWF 10-11 am. Introduction to string theory and conformal field theory. The free string, conformal invariance and conformal field theory, supersymmetry and string interactions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; and Physics 396K or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

## PHY 398T *Supervised Teaching in Physics*

Prof. J. Yeazell, MW 8:00-10:00am. A review of physics teaching strategies, administrative procedures, and classroom responsibilities. Includes a review and critique of each participant's classroom teaching. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

#### spring 2019 courses