List of Courses
* All credit hours are based on the current term, this may vary for previous terms.
NSCI260  Natural Sciences I (Phys&Chem) 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at providing the students with the basic concepts of physics to elevate the understanding of the natural sciences. It includes: vector & scalar quantities forces & equilibrium of rigid bodies, work & energy, conservation of energy, renewable energy sources, pollution, material properties, heat & different sources of energy.

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 ENGU1304 or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0

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PHYS100  Astronomy 
(3 credit hours) 
This general education course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basics of astronomy. It deals with: Getting to Know the sky, Figuring out how things work, The Family of the sun, The Sun, our very own Star, Learning about Stars, Understanding Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology.

Prerequisite: 
 ENGU1304 or ENGU1304X or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0

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PHYS101  Conceptual Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This general education course aims at developing a clear understanding of the physical concepts needed in a daily life. It deals with: Mechanics and Motion, Properties of matter, Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Relativity.

Prerequisite: 
 ENGU1304 or ENGU1304X or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0

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PHYS105  General Physics I 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in physics. The course includes: physics and measurements, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton?s laws of motion and their applications, work and energy, rotational dynamics, rolling motion, conservation of angular momentum, elasticity, fluid mechanics, temperature, heat and heat transfer.

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 ENGU1304 or ENGU1304X or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0
 MATU1435 or MATU1435X

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PHYS110  General Physics II 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic physics concepts in electricity and magnetism. It includes: electric fields, Gauss?s Law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, resistance, direct current circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction.

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PHYS1110  Phys. & Eng. Applications I 
(4 credit hours) 
The course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic physics concepts in mechanics for the Engineering students. It includes: units and dimensions of physical quantities, vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, linear momentum and collision, angular momentum, rotational motion about an axis and its engineering applications. The course intends to develop the students' learning skills e.g. problem solving and creative thought needed to meet the challenges in the modern technology. The course includes laboratory sessions with emphasis on engineering application.

Prerequisite: 
 ENGU1304 or ENGU1304X or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0
 MATU1332 or MATU1435 or MATU1435X

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PHYS1120  Phys. & Eng. Applications II 
(4 credit hours) 
The course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic physics concepts in electricity and magnetism. Topics covered include: Coulomb's Law, the electrostatic field, the electrostatic potential, capacitance and dielectrics, magnetic field and magnetic forces, sources of magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, AC circuits, engineering applications in electricity and magnetism. The course seeks to develop students' learning skills e.g. problem solving and report writing and creative thought needed to meet the challenges in the modern technology by using Laptop as educational tool. The course includes laboratory sessions with emphasis on engineering application.

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PHYS125  Introductory Physics for IT 
(3 credit hours) 
The course is offered solely to the information technology students (IT) to provide them with the necessary knowledge in physics. It includes: Motion in one dimension, Vectors and twodimensional motion, Laws of motion, Energy, Vibrations and waves, Reflection and Refraction of light, Mirrors and Lenses, Wave optics, Electric Forces and electric fields, Electrical energy and capacitance, Current and resistance, Directcurrent circuits, Magnetism.

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 ENGU1304 or ENGU1305 or BNCHFORMIN.SCOREOF5.0
 MATU1435 or MATU1435X

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PHYS135  General Physics Lab I 
(1 credit hours) 
The course objectives are: developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in physics; consolidating manual skills in dealing with laboratory equipment; and developing skills for using computers in the analysis of computer interfaced experiments. It includes: fine measurements, force tables, motion on an inclined plane, verification of Newton?s second law, the simple pendulum, circular motion, viscosity, Young?s modulus, electrical equivalent of heat, and thermal conductivity.

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 PHYS105_{1} or PHYS125_{1} or PHYS125_{1}

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PHYS140  General Physics Lab II 
(1 credit hours) 
The course objective is: to develop a clear understanding of the basic concepts in electricity. It includes: Coulomb?s law, equipotential surfaces and electric field lines, capacitors, Ohm?s law, Kirchoff?s rules, wheatstone bridge, the RC time constant, magnetic flux density, cathode ray oscilloscope, self inductance, RLC series and parallel resonance

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PHYS205  Intermediate Physics Lab I 
(1 credit hours) 
The course objectives are: Developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in waves, vibrations and laser. It includes: free damped oscillations, forced oscillations, standing waves, interference of sound waves, spherical mirror and thin lenses, the optical spectrometer, interference of light waves, diffraction of light waves, polarization of light and polarimeter

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PHYS210  Intermediate Physics Lab II 
(1 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing an understanding of the basic experiments in thermal and modern physics. It includes: thermometer, StefanBoltzmann's law, thermal radiation, photoelectric effect, electron diffraction, magnetic hysteresis, Faraday effect, FrankHertz experiment, Zeeman effect, ?particle detection, and xray diffraction

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PHYS220  Thermal Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing an understanding of the main concepts, fundamental laws, and applications of classical thermodynamics. It includes definitions of the most important thermodynamic properties, including temperature, pressure, equation of state, internal energy, work, thermodynamic potentials, free energy functions and entropy, as well as, introducing the three fundamental laws of thermodynamics that govern every physical system in the universe. In addition, this course develops a working knowledge of some practical applications of thermodynamics in daily life, including air conditioners, refrigerators, and car engines.

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PHYS230  Electronics I 
(2 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in electronics. It includes: semiconductor pn junction, bipolar junction transistor, fieldeffects, transistortransistor dc biasing, small signal analysis in transistor circuits, operational amplifier, integrated circuits, feedback amplifiers and oscillators

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PHYS235  Waves and Optics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing clear understanding of basic concepts in vibrations, waves, light and optics. It includes oscillatory motion, wave motion, sound waves, superposition and standing waves, electromagnetic waves, the nature of light, laws of geometric optics, image formation by lenses and mirrors, some optical instruments, interference, diffraction and polarization of light

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PHYS250  Modern Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at studying the basic concepts of modern physics in comparison to classical physics. It includes: relativity of space and time, relativity of mass, massenergy relationship, photonic nature of radiation, wave properties of particles, wave function, hydrogen atom, an introduction to quantum mechanics, Schrِodinger equation and simple applications to solid and nuclear physics.

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PHYS255  Mathematical Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing the mathematical techniques and skills needed for advanced physics courses. It includes: vector analysis, powerseries methods, complex analysis, Fourier series and applications, Laplace and Fourier transforms, series solutions and special functions.

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PHYS262  Classical Mechanics 
(3 credit hours) 
The course aims at studying the kinematics and the dynamics of the particle and the rigid body. It includes: particle kinematics in various coordinate systems, particle dynamics, central force planetary motion, noninertial systems, rigid body dynamics, introduction to Hamilton and Lagrange dynamics.

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PHYS312  Statistical Physics 
(2 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in physics as an integrated part of the student's overall curriculum. It includes: statistical equilibrium, statistical distributions: MaxwellBoltzmann, FermiDirac, BoseEinstein, applications.

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 PHYS215 or PHYS220

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PHYS315  Intermediate Phys. Lab. III 
(1 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing the experimental skills in the field of electronics and computer interfacing with electronic circuit. It includes: manually operated and computerinterfaced experiments on diodes, transistors, operational amplifier, and oscillators and their applications.

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 PHYS140
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PHYS330  Computational Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at introducing the basic concepts and principles of numerical methods. It includes: principles of numerical analysis, some important numerical algorithms, mathematical modeling of physical systems, application of numerical techniques to mathematical models, computer simulation of physical systems, the MonteCarlo method, some applications.

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PHYS335  Electromagnetic Theory 
(3 credit hours) 
The course aims at establishing the basic knowledge of the static electric and magnetic fields. It includes: electrostatics: Gauss? law, electric fields in materials, polarization, boundaryvalue problems, Laplace and Poisson equations; magnetostatics: BiotSavart?s law, Ampere?s law, scalar and vector potentials, magnetization of materials, Faraday?s law, and Maxwell?s equations.

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PHYS345  Laser Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic principles of the laser action and applications of lasers. It includes spontaneous and stimulated emission of radiation, Einstein's coefficients, population inversion, laser amplification and oscillation, laser frequencies, laser rate equation, different types of lasers, laser light characteristics, laser applications.

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PHYS355  Quantum Mechanics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in quantum physics. It includes: concepts of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger's equation, stationary states, operators, one dimensional problems, angular momentum, 3D problem like hydrogen atom, method of approximation and helium atom.

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 PHYS250
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PHYS390  Introduction to Astrophysics 
(3 credit hours) 
Introduction to celestial mechanics. Basic radiation theory; spectra. Observational determination of stellar properties; spectral classification. Binary systems. HR diagram. Stellar populations. Stellar structure and evolution: white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes. The galaxy: structure and composition; the interstellar medium. Other galaxies; active galaxies. Cosmology.

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PHYS470  Solid State Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course aims at developing a clear understanding of the basic concepts in physics as an integrated part of the student overall curriculum. It includes: crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, Xray diffraction, lattice vibrations, heat capacity, free electrons, electrical conduction in metals and semiconductors, band theory, magnetic properties.

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 PHYS250
 PHYS312

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PHYS490  Modeling of Physical Systems 
(3 credit hours) 
This course is intended to integrate the physical concepts that have been learned by students in many other previously studied courses. The course provides the basic mathematical, numerical methods, and conceptual elements needed for using a computersupported learning system. Numerical methods are used for solving linear and nonlinear equations, ordinary and partial differential equations. These methods will be applied to simulate classical and quantum physical systems. Applications will include classical motion such as: projectile, oscillatory, diffusion, and wave equation, and quantum systems such as: fields, atoms, molecules, crystals, and complex structures.

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PHYS495  Selected Topics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course is aimed at studying a special topic which will serve the needs of the student and it is set by the department.

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PHYS500  Internship 
(6 credit hours) 
This course is part of the internship program; it aims at presenting the students with opportunities to experience practical work experience in selected internship providers sites. Students are expected to carry out tasks assigned to them under the supervision of a site supervisor and an academic supervisor. The period of such internship is 8 consecutive weeks during the student?s last semester before graduation.

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PHYS515  Methods of Mathematical Phy. 
(3 credit hours) 
Complex analysis, special functions with applications in Physics, calculus of variations, integral transforms, partial differential equations, boundaryvalue problems, Green’s functions, operator algebra and tensors.
Prerequisite: Mathematical Physics (PHYS 255), or its equivalent.

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PHYS525  Quantum Physics I 
(3 credit hours) 
Presents the basic concepts and mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics and introduces applications in atomic, molecular, and solid state Physics. Topics include the mathematics of quantum mechanics, onedimensional problems, central field problems, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atomic systems, the harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, and perturbation theory.
Prerequisite: Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 355) or its equivalent

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PHYS530  Electrodynamics I 
(3 credit hours) 
Electrostatics and magnetostatics, Electric and magnetic fields in matter, Boundary value problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics, Polarization and magnetization, Multipole expansion and dielectrics, Maxwell’s equations, Conservation laws, Wave guides and resonators.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory (PHYS 335), or its equivalent.

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PHYS541  Atomic Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Electronic structure of oneelectron atoms; fine and hyperfine structures, Interaction of oneelectron atoms with static external electric and magnetic fields and with electromagnetic radiation. Study of the electronic structure of manyelectron atoms using Pauli Exclusion principle, perturbation and variational methods, angular momentum coupling schemes, central field approximation, ThomasFermi model, HarteeFock method, interactions of manyelectron atoms with static and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation, Auger effect.
Prerequisite: Atomic Physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS542  Introduction to astrophysics 
(3 credit hours) 
The course is intended as an introduction to the concepts of modern astrophysics for the advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. It covers topics such as celestial coordinate systems, celestial orbits, radiation, stars, stellar structure, stellar evolution, clusters of stars, galactic components, galactic structure, galaxy types, active galaxies and cosmology.
Prerequisite: Modern Physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS543  Laser Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Theory of laser operation, rateequation, properties of laser beams, threelevel and fourlevel systems, passive optical resonators, pumping process, singlemode and multimode lasers, transient laser behavior, relaxation oscillations, Qswitching, cavitydumping, modelocking, some specific laser systems and applications to medicine, material processing, laserdriven fusion and holography.
Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 355), or its equivalent.

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PHYS545  Analytical Mechanics 
(3 credit hours) 
Elementary principles, variational principles and Lagrange's equations, central force problem, kinematics of rigid body motion, oscillations, Hamilton's principle and Hamilton's equations, Canonical transformations, HamiltonJacobi theory, classical chaos, canonical perturbation theory, introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations for continuous systems and fields.
Prerequisite: Classical Mechanics (PHYS 262), or its equivalent.

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PHYS552  Nuclear Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Nuclear Properties (Nuclear Radius, Mass and Abundance of Nuclides, Nuclear Binding Energy), Forces between Nucleons (Properties of the Nuclear Force, The Exchange Force Model), Nuclear Structures and Nuclear Models (Liquiddrop Model and the Semiempirical Mass Formula, Shell Model, More Realistic Nuclear Models), Nuclear Decay and Radioactivity, Nuclear Reactions (Fundamental Laws, Scattering and Reaction Cross Section, The Optical Model, Mechanisms of Nuclear Reactions), Neutron Physics (Neutron Sources, Absorption and Moderation, Neutron Reaction Cross Sections, Neutron Capture, Interference and Diffraction with Neutrons), Nuclear Fission (Characteristics of Fission, Energy in Fission, Fission Reactors, Radioactive Fission Products, Fission Explosives), Nuclear Fusion (Basic Fusion Processes, Characteristics of Fusion, Controlled Fusion Reactors, Thermonuclear Weapons).
Prerequisite: Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 355), or its equivalent.

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PHYS555  Introduction to Plasma Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course will cover elementary plasma physics for physics and engineering students. It will include the following topics: The concept of temperature; the conditions of density and temperature necessary for the plasma state; discussion of fusion; motion of single charged particles in static and time varying electric and magnetic fields; plasmas described as (charged) fluids or magnetohydrodynamics; waves in plasmas; plasma heating with radio waves; kinetic theory description of plasmas including diffusion with and without magnetic fields; Debye shielding of a charge; Vlasov equation and collisionless plasmas; Landau dampening of waves; BGK single relaxation time model description of collisions; transport calculations of mass (diffusion); momentum (viscosity) and energy (heat conductivity).
Prerequisite: Electromagnetic Theory (PHYS 335).

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PHYS560  Elementary Particle Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Description of elementary particles with emphasis on phenomenology and historical and experimental buildup of current knowledge: weak decays and weak currents, parity violation, detectors and accelerators, elementary processes, deep inelastic scattering and proton model, quark model spectroscopy, color symmetry, elements of the Standard Model, successes and shortcomings.
Prerequisites: Quantum Physics I (PHYS 520), or its equivalent.

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PHYS571  Radiation Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Review of fundamentals of sources of radiation, nuclear Physics and radioactivity, and Xray production. Interaction of heavy charged particles with matter, interaction of electrons with matter, linear energy transfer, interaction of photons with matter, interaction of neutrons with matter, neutron fission and criticality, radiation detection, statistics, introduction to radiation dosimetry, radiation protection criteria and exposure limits.
Prerequisite: Modern Physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS574  Physics of Radiotherapy 
(3 credit hours) 
Review of Xray production and fundamentals of nuclear physics and radioactivity. Detailed analysis of radiation absorption and interactions in biological materials as specifically related to radiation therapy and radiation therapy dosimetry. Explore the use of computers and electronics in the diagnosis, tumor and normal tissue localization, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and treatment verification as applied to cancer patients; principles of radiation therapy treatment planning and isodose calculations. This is in addition to surveys of use of teletherapy isotopes and Xray generators in radiation therapy plus the clinical use of interstitial and intracavitary isotopes (fundamentals of brachytherapy, and brachytherapy dosimetry systems). Problem sets taken from actual clinical examples are assigned.
Prerequisite: Radiation Physics (PHYS 382), or its equivalent.

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PHYS575  Physics of Semiconductors 
(3 credit hours) 
This course gives students a solid background in semiconductor Physics and devices. It explains crystal structure, band structure and carrier statistics, carrier transport, phonons, scattering processes, electro and optical absorption in semiconductors.
Prerequisite: Solid state Physics (PHYS 471), or its equivalent.

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PHYS576  Physics of Nuclear Medicine 
(3 credit hours) 
Physical bases of nuclear medicine are reviewed, and imaging instrumentation and computer diagnosis is discussed. Other topics include radionucleide generator systems and quality control, radiopharmaceutical preparations and quality control, chemistry and radiopharmacology of radionucleides, and radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and therapeutics. Unsealed source dosimetry, nuclear measurement instrumentation, spectrometry. This course also includes design and function of gamma cameras, single photon emission tomography, and positron emission tomography.
Prerequisite: Radiation Physics (PHYS 382), or its equivalent.

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PHYS578  Diagnostics Radiology 
(3 credit hours) 
Course includes practical applications of diagnostic radiology for various measurements and equipment assessments. Topics include Xray generator calibration, focal spot measurements, radiation output measurements, halfvalue layer measurements, and others. The description and design of computed tomographic systems as well as the associated reconstruction algorithms from single to multislice helical systems are studied.
Prerequisite: Radiation Physics (PHYS 382), or its equivalent.

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PHYS580  Biophysics 
(3 credit hours) 
This course will explore topics in bioelectricity based on the classical theory of electricity and magnetism. Topics include: transport in an infinite medium, transport through neural membranes, impulses in nerve and muscle cells, exterior potential and electrocardiogram, biomagnetism, electricity and magnetism at the cellular level.
Prerequisite: General Physics II (PHYS 1102), or its equivalent.

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PHYS614  Modern Statistical Physics 
(3 credit hours) 
Review of the statistical theory of thermodynamics, Ensemble theory, identical particles. Quantum statistical Physics, Distribution functions, Applications to Quantum gases (superfluidity, superconductivity, and BoseEinstein condensation), Critical phenomena, Brownian motion, Langevin, and FokkerPlanck and Boltzmann equations.
Prerequisite: Statistical Physics (PHYS 312), or its equivalent.

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PHYS616  Experimen.Condensed Matter Phy 
(3 credit hours) 
This course deals with experimental techniques (Xray, Raman Spectroscopy, Electron Microscope, Auger Spectrometer, XRay Fluorescent, Electrical measurements, Magnetic measurements, Optical measurements, Positron Annihilation, etc) used for material characterizations and study of physical properties as well as defects of different materials. Particularly the course deals with phase transitions of amorphous and crystal compounds, Synthesis of composites, thin films, superlattices and nanomaterials.
Prerequisite: Modern Physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS620  Quantum Physics II 
(3 credit hours) 
Variational theorem and WKB method, timedependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, Born approximation, Identical particles and second quantization, symmetry principles, Dirac and KleinGordon equations for free particles, quantum theory of radiation, path integral formalism.
Prerequisite: Quantum Physics I (PHYS 520).

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PHYS625  Group & Representation Theory 
(3 credit hours) 
Group and representation theory designed for the particle physicist: groups and their representations: general theory and results; Lie Groups and their representations; Lie algebras and their representations; use and applications in Modern Physics.
Prerequisite: Quantum Physics II (PHYS 620).

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PHYS630  Electrodynamics II 
(3 credit hours) 
Review of Maxwell’s equations and the conservation laws, electromagnetic potentials, multipole radiation, radiation from moving charges, plane waves in material media, polarization, attenuation, dispersion, diffraction, scattering, special relativity, Relativistic electrodynamics.
Prerequisite: Electrodynamics I (PHYS 530).

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PHYS633  Seminar I 
(1 credit hours) 
This course is based on a research project where the student is expected to present a seminar at the end of the semester. The topic is selected by the faculty member.

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PHYS635  General Relativity 
(3 credit hours) 
Introduction to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity: a review of Special Relativity; the equivalence principle; tensor calculus and elements of differential geometry; Einstein’s gravitational field equations; classic tests of General Relativity and standard applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Prerequisites: Analytical Mechanics (PHYS 540) and Electrodynamics I (PHYS 530).

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PHYS660  Metho.in Experime.Particle Phy 
(3 credit hours) 
This course is required for students preparing a doctoral thesis in experimental particle physics. Topics designed and taught by the various LHC collaborations (CMS, ATLAS, ALICE, etc.).
Prerequisite: Elementary Particle Physics (PHYS 560).

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PHYS672  Medical Imag & instrumentation 
(3 credit hours) 
This course covers the physical aspects of medical image formation. Image receptor design/optimization, reconstruction techniques, device hardware and performance characteristics are considered. This course includes a system theory approach to the production, analysis, processing and reconstruction of medical images. An extensive use of Fourier techniques is used to describe the processes involved with conventional radiographic detectors, digital and computed radiography.
Prerequisite: Mathematical Physics (PHYS 255), or its equivalent.

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PHYS675  Imaging Science 
(3 credit hours) 
This is a general imaging course intended to: 1) cover the basic physical principles of image formation and contrast of the main imaging modalities; and 2) introduce their applications in disciplines such as medicine, biology, and chemistry. It is designed to be given for nonphysics students and to explain elements of hardware, basic energy interaction leading to image formation, basic image properties including signaltonoise ratio, resolution, and contrast, and finally sample and technical factors controlling image contrast. The main modalities include: xray imaging, computed xray tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), Nuclear Medicine (SPECT, PET Imaging). Functional and multidimensional imaging is also introduced.
Students may be asked to cover elementary topics according to their background.
Prerequisite: Modern physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS678  Magn.Resonance Imag.& Spectro. 
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Basic physics of NMR, relaxation phenomena, relaxation time measurement, rotating reference frame and resonance, RF field, Bloch equations, magnetic field gradient, projection, basic pulse sequences, image contrast, onedimensional Fourier imaging, kspace, slice excitation, multidimensional imaging; advanced MRI methods including fast imaging, chemical shift imaging, diffusion imaging, functional MRI, flow imaging, MR angiography, and cardiac gated imaging; hardware for MRI; radiofrequency coils, surface coils; in vivo NMR spectroscopy.
Prerequisite: Modern Physics (PHYS 250), or its equivalent.

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PHYS694  Seminar II 
(1 credit hours) 
This course is based on a research project where the student is expected to present a seminar at the end of the semester. The topic is selected by the faculty member.

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PHYS698  Selected Topics I 
(3 credit hours) 
This course is proposed by faculty members based on students’ curricular needs and/or new trends in Physics

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PHYS715  Synth,Chara&Appl of Nanomater. 
(3 credit hours) 
Synthesis of nanomaterials; nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, assembly of nanostructures, propertystructuredependence in nanomaterials, main characterization techniques; transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), applications of nanomaterials; transistors, biosensors, NEMS, and solar cells.
Prerequisite: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (PHYS 616).

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PHYS720  Quantum Field Theory I 
(3 credit hours) 
Building the theory of relativistic quantum fields: classical field theory; Noethers's theorem; Klein Gordon field; representations of the Lorentz Group; Dirac equation; quantized Dirac field; discrete symmetries of the Dirac theory; interacting fields; Smatrix and reduction formula; Green’s functions in path integral formalism; perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams; elementary processes in QED and QCD.
Prerequisites: Classical Mechanics (PHYS 540), Quantum Mechanics II (PHYS 620), Electrodynamics II (PHYS 630).

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PHYS722  Solid State Physics II 
(3 credit hours) 
Many body theory, HartreeFock theory and electronelectron interactions, density functional theory, introduction to main numerical methods for band structure calculations, excitons, polarons, phonons, Bloch Wannier and Slater functions, band structures of solids, density matrix approximation Huekle model, MollerPlesset perturbation theory, second order quantization, Wannier and Frankel excitons and biexcitons in molecular crystals, types of superconductors, electronphonon interactions, the BCS theory of superconductivity; GinzbergLandau theory, Landau Fermi liquid theory, theory of solitons and soliton dynamics.
Prerequisites: Solid State Physics I (PHYS 622).

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PHYS733  Seminar III 
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This course is based on a research project where the student is expected to present a seminar at the end of the semester. The topic is selected by the faculty member.

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PHYS771  Phy&Eng of Radiation Detection 
(3 credit hours) 
Classical and quantum Monte Carlo simulation methods with applications, molecular dynamics simulations, random systems, selected topics in modern computational physics problems.
Prerequisite: Computational Physics (PHYS 330), or its equivalent.

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PHYS778  Advanced Magnetic Resonance 
(3 credit hours) 
Signal acquisition and kspace sampling, image reconstruction techniques, filtering and resolution, image artifacts, slice excitation, radio frequency pulses (rectangular, sinc, SLR, variable rate), spectral RF pulses, spatial RF pulses, advanced pulse sequence techniques.
Prerequisite: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (PHYS 678).

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PHYS790  Particle Physics Phenomenology 
(3 credit hours) 
The course gives a description of the current and future experiments in the area of High Energy Physics, their most significant results, future prospects and measurement techniques for Physics beyond the Standard Model. Topics include: Higgs boson searches at LEP, the Tevatron and LHC, the main signatures for Higgs decay in different mass ranges and the experimental problems of detecting them; motivation for supersymmetry (SUSY); the spectrum and signatures of superpartners in some constrained MSSM scenarios such as mSUGRA and GMSB.
Prerequisites: Quantum Field Theory I (PHYS 780) and Methods in Experimental Particle Physics (PHYS 660).

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PHYS820  Quantum Theory of Polymers 
(3 credit hours) 
Introduction to polymers, HartreeFock crystal orbital theory of periodic ploymers, Ab initio calculations on quasionedimensional polymers, semiempirical theories of band structures, treatment of aperiodicity in polymers, electronic correlation in polymers, interaction between polymers, the fffect of environment on the band structure of polymers, theoretical investigation of different physical properties of polymers.
Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics II (PHYS 620), Computational Physics (PHYS 724).

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PHYS880  Quantum Field Theory II 
(3 credit hours) 
Radiative processes; renormalization; renormalization group; gauge theories; renormalization of gauge theories; asymptotic freedom.
Prerequisites: Quantum Field Theory I (PHYS 780) and Group and Representation Theory (PHYS 625).

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PHYS882  Standard Mod.of Particle Phy. 
(3 credit hours) 
Theoretical building of the Standard Model of Particle Physics: phenomenology of weak interactions; Higgs mechanics and mass generation; spontaneously broken gauge theory; renormalization; the Standard Model; successes and shortcomings.
Prerequisites: Elementary Particles Physics (PHYS 560) and Quantum Field Theory II (PHYS 880).

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PHYS890  Supersymmetry 
(3 credit hours) 
Motivations for supersymmetry; Clifford algebra and spinor representations in Ddimensions; supersymmetry algebra; superspace and superfields; supersymmetric gauge theories; breaking of supersymmetry; the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM); elementary supergravity; gravity and gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking; phenomenology of the MSSM and some of its extensions; supersymmetry at colliders and in cosmology.
Prerequisites: Standard Model of Particle Physics (PHYS 882) and General Relativity (PHYS 635).

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PHYS895  Adv. Topics in Particle Theory 
(3 credit hours) 
Selected and changing topics beyond and besides the Standard Model like: neutrinos and masses; solitons, instantons and topological objects; nonperturbative methods: lattice field theory; quantum field theory at finite temperature and/or density; LHC particle physics; string theory.
Prerequisites: Standard Model of Particle Physics (PHYS 882).

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