# Physics

The Physics department offers the following courses:

### PHYS 30471 Electricity & Magnetism

This course covers electro- and magnetostatics, Laplace's and Poisson's equations, boundary value problems, multipole fields, dielectric and magnetic phenomena, and Maxwell's equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 20454.

### PHYS 50501 Introduction to Solid State Physics

The course is intended to introduce the principles of the behavior electrons and phonons in solids, advanced concepts and applications, such as low-dimensional systems and superconductivity, and set the conceptual framework needed for future study and graduate research in condensed matter physics or technology-related industry. Topics will iinclude: cystal structure and diffraction, phonons and heat capacity, free electron gas and elementary band theory, semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity.

### PHYS 70007 Quantum Mechanics I

This course covers general Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics, Schrödinger vs. Heisenberg picture, harmonic oscillator, the Coulomb problem, the Bohm-Aharonov effect, the theory of angular momentum, EPR correlations, and Bell's inequality. (Every year, core requirement.)

### PHYS 83300 Atomic Physics Seminar

This is a discussion of research and current literature in atomic physics. Every semester.

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