|26:755:611 (NJIT: Phys 611)
Advanced Classical Mechanics (3)
Newton's law of motion; mechanics of a system of particles; D'Alembert's principle and Lagrange's equations; derivation of Lagrange's equations from variational principle; conservation theorems and symmetry properties; the Hamilton equations of motion; canonical transformation, Poisson brackets; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; the rigid body equations of motion; small oscillations.
Fall semester. Prerequisite: Undergraduate coursework in advanced mechanics or equivalent.
|26:755:621 (NJIT: Phys 621)
Classical Electrodynamics I (3)
Electrostatics, magnetostatics, and boundary value problems; time-varying fields, Maxwell equations, conservation laws; plane and spherical electromagnetic waves; wave propagation in dielectric and conducting media; waveguides and resonant cavities.
Fall semester. Prerequisites: Undergraduate coursework in electromagnetism; working knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, complex variable functions, and vector analysis.
|26:755:631 (NJIT: Phys 631)
Quantum Mechanics I (3)
Limits to classical physics; wave mechanics and the Schrödinger equation; uncertainty principle; eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of simple systems, including quantum well, potential barrier, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, matrix mechanics, Hilbert space and operator method; approximation methods; scattering theory; time-dependent perturbation theory; quantization of electromagnetic radiation; quantum theory of angular momentum, spin.
Spring semester. Prerequisite: 26:755:611.
|26:755:641 (NJIT: Phys 641)
Statistical Mechanics (3)
Review of thermodynamic laws; ensemble theory; thermodynamic functions; classical ideal gas and imperfect gas; chemical reactions; Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics; quantum statistical theory of solids, magnetism, and phase transitions.
Spring semester. Prerequisite: 26:755:631.
|26:755:661 (NJIT: Phys 661)
Solid-State Physics (3)
Review of basic quantum mechanics; free electron theories of metals; lattices in real and momentum space; electron levels in a periodic potential; the tight binding method for calculating band structures; classification of solids; electrical and optical properties of semiconductors; cohesive energy; phonons; dielectric properties of insulators; magnetism; superconductivity.
|26:755:675 (NJIT: Phys 675)
Cellular Biophysics (3)
Basis for cell membrane voltages, both static and dynamic. Basic biochemistry pertinent to biological systems, bioelectricity of the cell membrane, electrophysiology, and relevant microscopy. Laboratory includes electronics; bioelectric measurements, both in artificial and biological cells; and microscopy.
Lec., lab. Prerequisites: Differential and integral calculus and introductory physics.
|26:755:687 (NJIT: Phys 687)
Physics of Materials (3)
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics; energy bands in crystals; electrical conduction in metals and alloys; semiconductors; optical properties of materials; quantum mechanical treatment of optical properties; magnetic properties of materials; thermal properties, heat capacity, and thermal expansion in solids.
Fall semester. Prerequisite: NJIT: Phys 441 or equivalent.
|26:755:690 (NJIT: Phys 690)
Directed Study of Applied Physics (3)
Directed study under the guidance of a physics faculty member on a topic of microelectronics or on other areas of applied physics.
|26:755:700 (NJIT: Phys 700)
Master's Project (3)
Extensive paper involving experimental or theoretical investigation of a topic in microelectronics or other applied physics area required. Cooperative projects with industry or government agencies may be acceptable. Project carried out under the supervision of a designated physics graduate faculty member.
Prerequisite: Written approval of graduate adviser. For students admitted to the master of science program in applied physics who do not enroll in 26:755:701.
|26:755:701 (NJIT: Phys 701)
Master's Thesis (3)
Experimental or theoretical investigation of a topic in microelectronics or other applied physics area. Cooperative projects with industry or government agencies may be acceptable. The thesis is written under the supervision of a designated physics graduate faculty member. The completed written thesis must be of sufficient merit to warrant publication in a scientific or technical journal. The student must register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester. Degree credit is limited to 6 credits indicated for the thesis.
Prerequisite: Written approval of graduate adviser. For students admitted to the master of science program in applied physics.
|26:755:721 (NJIT: Phys 721)
Classical Electrodynamics II (3)
Simple radiating systems, scattering and diffraction; special theory of relativity; dynamics of relativistic particles and electromagnetic fields; collisions between charged particles, energy loss, and scattering; radiation from an accelerated charge, synchrotron radiation, and bremsstrahlung.
Spring semester. Prerequisites: 26:755:621 or equivalent; basic knowledge of tensor analysis.
|26:755:731 (NJIT: Phys 731)
Quantum Mechanics (3)
Review of quantum mechanics and theory of special relativity; second quantization; relativistic one-particle problem; Klein-Gordon equation and Dirac equation; canonical field theory; relativistic scattering theory; introduction to quantum electrodynamics and quantum field theory; Feynman diagrams and applications.
Fall semester. Prerequisite: 26:755:631 or equivalent.
|26:755:732 (NJIT: Phys 732)
General Relativity and Gravitation (3)
Review of special relativity; principles of equivalence and the metric tensor; tensor analysis; effects of gravitation; Einstein's field equations; the Schwarzschild singularity; gravitational radiation and cosmology.
Prerequisites: 26:755:611, 621, 631; or equivalent.
|26:755:761 (NJIT: Phys 761)
Solid-State Theory (3)
Fundamentals of group theory; symmetry of solids; application of group theory in solid-state physics; density functional theory; the one-electron approximation and energy bands; thermodynamic and transport properties; pseudopotentials and other methods of band structure calculation; Fermi liquid theory, collective excitation and mean field theory of superconductivity and magnetism; lattice vibrations, the electronphonon interaction, and the BCS theory of superconductivity.
Prerequisite: 26:755:661 or equivalent.
|26:755:762 (NJIT: Phys 762)
Electronic Structure of Solids (3)
Tight binding theory; bond orbitals and the electronic structure of covalent solids; universal tight-binding parameters and the prediction of the bonding and dielectric properties of semiconductors; ionic solids and the bonding and dielectric properties of insulators. Theory of silicon dioxide and related compounds and their properties; transition metals and their compounds.
Prerequisite: 26:755:631 or equivalent.
|26:755:774 (NJIT: Phys 774)
Principles of Spectroscopy (3)
Theoretical and experimental principles of spectroscopy. Atomic absorption, emission, IR (infrared), Raman, fluorescence, NMR, X-ray spectroscopies. Fourier transformation techniques. Coherent and incoherent sources.
Prerequisites: 26:755:651, 761; or equivalent.
|26:755:728 (NJIT: Phys 728)
Radio Astronomy (3)
Introduction to radio astronomy, radio emission mechanisms, radiative transfer, primary antenna elements, front end receiving systems, Fourier synthesis imaging, receiving system for interferometry, calibration, solar radio emission, andastronomical radio emission.
Prerequisite: 26:755:661 or equivalent.
|26:755:753 (NJIT: Phys 753)
Light Sources and Photodetectors (3)
This is a survey course on theory and practical aspects of light sources and photodetectors. The specific light sources covered will be: black body, discharge tubes, X-ray, and light.
Prerequisites: 26:755:621 and 26:755:631
|26:755:780 (NJIT: Phys 780)
Special Topics (Quantum III, applied optics)
Topics vary according to instructor, e.g. quantum field theory and its applications, e.g. applied optics.
Prerequisites: dependent on particular topics
|26:755:790 (NJIT: Phys 790)
Doctoral Dissertation and Research (BA)
Experimental or theoretical investigation of a topic in applied physics, including microelectronics, materials science, and laser physics is expected. Cooperative projects with industry or government agencies may be acceptable. Research and writing are carried out under the supervision of a designated graduate faculty member. The completed written dissertation should be a substantial contribution to the knowledge of the topic under research and should be of sufficient merit to warrant publication in a leading scientific or technical journal.
Prerequisite: Doctoral candidacy. Corequisite: 26:755:791. A minimum of 36 credits is required. The student must register for at least 6 credits of dissertation research per semester. Registration for additional credits, up to 12 per semester, is permitted with the approval of the department graduate adviser.
|26:755:791 (NJIT: Phys 791)
Doctoral Seminar (0)
Departments of physics at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark joint seminar or research and current topics in microelectronics, materials science, laser physics, and other applied physics areas.
Matriculation Continued (E1)
Graduate Assistantship (E,BA)
Teaching Assistantship (E,BA)