College of Science, Department of Physics

PHYS 201 FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS LAB. I [2]

The experiments that student will study in the class have been selected to demonstrate certain basic principles in classical mechanics, fundamental electromagnetics, optics and modern physics in laboratory. In particular these selected experiments have objectives which include: 1. to acquaint student with some of the techniques and basic apparatus used in experimental work, 2. to demonstrate physical concepts and principles in the laboratory, 3. to introduce student to the methods of data analysis, and to the methods of error analysis, 4. to acquire method of the writing of lab report.

PHYS 202 FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS LAB. II [2]

The experiments that student will study in the class have been selected to demonstrate certain basic principles in classical mechanics, fundamental electromagnetics, optics and modern physics in laboratory. In particular these selected experiments have objectives which include: 1. to acquaint student with some of the techniques and basic apparatus used in experimental work, 2. to demonstrate physical concepts and principles in the laboratory, 3. to introduce student to the methods of data analysis, and to the methods of error analysis, 4. to acquire method of the writing of lab report.

PHYS 210 MECHANICS [3]

Newtonian dynamics of systems of particles will be described with a more advanced, elegant formalism than the one used in the basic freshman physics course. Topics to be covered are: equations of motion, conservation laws, linear and nonlinear oscillators, collisions, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, central force field, non-inertial frame, rigid body motion, and systems of coupled oscillators.

PHYS 224 ELECTROMAGNETISM I [3]

The aim of this course to learn basic electrostatics and magnetostatics to formulate Maxwell's equations. Underlying mathematical principles including vector analysis and special function functions will be provided. Also applications of basics principles of electromagnetism to modern technologies will be introduced.

PHYS 231 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS I [3]

The mathematical methods, which are necessary for the required courses in Physics Department such as classical mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, are presented. The topics include advanced calculus, series, matrix, complex variables, and differential equations.

PHYS 232 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II [3]

The mathematical methods, which are necessary for the required courses in Physics Department such as classical mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, are presented. The topics include special functions, integral transforms, variational techniques, integral equations.

PHYS 301 MODERN PHYSICS AND EXPERIMENTS [4]

This course teaches about the basic concept of quantum mechanics developed in 20 century as a fundamental theory in physics and introduces applications for atomic, molecular, nuclear, particle, statistical, and solid state physics. In addition, students performs experiments, which made significant contribution in developing modern physics.

PHYS 302 ELECTRONICS AND EXPERIMENTS [4]

Students learn basic theory on electronic engineering and perform experiments on electronic circuits. They acquire ability for constructing electric circuits and operating skill for electronic equipments through this course.

PHYS 331 ELECTROMAGNETISM II [3]

The aim of this course to formulate Maxwell's equations and then go on to understand properties of electromagnetic waves such as transmission scattering and radiation. Also applications of electromagnetic waves to modern technologies will be introduced.

PHYS 344 STATISTICAL PHYSICS I [3]

Traditional physics describe the macroscopic behaviors and properties of matters and systems from the fundamental interactions in the microscopic state of many body systems. It is impossible, however, to find all microscopic states exactly due to the complexity of many body systems. We thus study Statistical Thermal Physics to find and understand the average behaviors and properties, starting from a probabilistic point of view not a deterministic one.

PHYS 361 QUANTUM MECHANICS I [3]

Fundamental concepts of quantum physics are introduced with emphasis on links to the classical mechanics. Microscopic world is explored in nonrelativistic region. Topics to be covered include the Schroedinger equation on the matter waves, basic structure of the quantum mechanics, bound state problems in one and three dimensional spaces. Quantization of angular momentum is also studied

PHYS 362 QUANTUM MECHANICS II [3]

Fundamental concepts of quantum physics are introduced with emphasis on links to the classical mechanics. Microscopic world is explored in nonrelativistic region. Topics to be covered include semi classical approximation of the quantum theory, symmetry and conservation laws, addition of angular momenta, bound state perturbation theory and its application, and scattering theory using time dependent perturbation theory.

PHYS 391 EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLE FOR TEACHING PHYSICS [3]

For the candidates of teacher in middle and high school, physics and its related topics at the level of middle and high school are introduced.

PHYS 394 TEXTBOOK STUDY AND TEACHING METHOD IN PHYSICS [3]

The candidates of teacher in middle and high school in physics will learn teaching method and using method of textbook based on general physics course.

PHYS 433 STATISTICAL PHYSICS II [3]

We study quantum and complex systems as applications of statistical physics. To understand the microscopic properties of physical system, we study Bose and Fermi ideal gases as simple examples of quantum systems and also real gases and magnetic solids as interacting many-body system. In addition, we also offer the study of critical phenomena as a basic tool to understand complex system.

PHYS 451 ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB. [2]

From this Advanced Physics Lab, students will learn the knowledge and experience of experiments and theory in physics, which are necessary for the Graduate School and the company related to physics and engineering. This course provides an intern-ship for the students in the fields of theory and experiments of statistical physics, condensed matters physics, quantum optics, nuclear physics, and particle physics.

PHYS 461 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS [3]

Introduction to numerical methods used in the study of physics and other sciences will be given with an emphasis on developing tools for realistic computer simulations. Topics will include: introduction to linux based computations, basics of numerical methods and their implementation in computer programs using C/C++.

PHYS 462 ATOMIC PHYSICS [3]

In this course, students will learn about the characteristics of both single atom and several atoms. Specially, the course will focus on the understanding of fundamental principle for the interaction between light and materials.

PHYS 472 MODERN OPTICS [3]

In this course students will start with geometric optics and learn wave properties of light such as interference and diffraction. In addition, the course will cover topics like polarization, Fourier optics as well as principles of lasers and other optical instruments.

PHYS 482 SOLID STATE PHYSICS [3]

Properties of condensed matters such as crystal structures, lattice vibration, and energy band structures will be studied. Physical properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators will also be understood.

PHYS 491 BIO PHYSICS [3]

This one-semester course of biophysics will cover a broad scope of current biological physics. This course aims at providing quantitative understanding of biological phenomena and elucidating physical principles behind them. This course will cover various subjects of biophysics related to (some of) the following fields: molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, physiology, and single molecule biophysics.

PHYS 492 NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS [3]

This course covers the structure of nuclei, nuclear forces, the decay of the nuclei and particles, symmetry and conservation laws in nuclear and particle physics. It also covers the basic concepts of elementary particle physics, detectors and accelerators.