
Offered by the physics departments of NJIT and RutgersNewark. 
Phys 202Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology (303) A nonmathematical presentation of contemporary views of the origin, evolution, and structure of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Special topics include neutron stars, black holes, gravitationally strange objects, and the "Big Bang." 
Phys 202AAstronomy and Cosmology Laboratory (021) Demonstration of physical principles applicable to astronomy. Use of telescope for lunar, solar, and planetary observations. Corequisite: Phys 202. 
Phys 203The Earth in Space (303) Introduces fundamental phenomena, such as plate tectonics, erosion, volcanism, and glaciation. Studies interaction between the earth`s four major reservoirs: atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and solid earth. Investigates the dependence of the earth on the sun and the effect of the moon on the earth. Extends study of earth to other planets in solar system. 
Phys 203AThe Earth in Space Laboratory (021) Optional laboratory course associated with Phys 203. Corequisite: Phys 203. 
Phys 234Physics III (303) Elements of simple harmonic motion, wave motion, and geometric and physical optics considered. The wave and particle duality of nature emphasized. Examination of important experiments and theories that led to modern concepts of matter and radiation. Conservation laws broadened to include the equivalence of mass and energy. Prerequisite: Phys 121 or Phys 121H. 
Phys 310Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics (303) Selected topics in atomic physics including the Pauli Exclusion Principle and the Atomic Shell Model. In nuclear physics, the twobody problem, nuclear models, and alpha, beta, and gamma radiation studied. Accelerators and nuclear detectors also studied. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 21&62:750: 403 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 320Astronomy and Astrophysics I (303) Quantitative introduction to the astronomy of the sun, earth, and solar system, with emphasis on the physical principles involved. Includes celestial mechanics, planetary atmospheres, and the physics of comets, asteroids, and meteorites. Prerequisite: Phys 103 or 121 or 121H. 
Phys 321Astronomy and Astrophysics II Quantitative introduction to the astronomy of the stars, the galaxy, and cosmology, with emphasis on the physical principles involved. Includes stellar interiors, stellar evolution, galactic dynamics, largescale structure and early history of the universe. Prerequisite: Phys 320 or permission of instructor. 
322Observational Astronomy (303) Most class time is spent in an observatory perfoming observations of the sun, moon, planets, stars, stellar clusters, and galaxies. Experimental projects include charting the skies, asterophotography (film and CCD), measuring masses of planets, rotational period of the sun, topography of the moon, and HR diagrams of stellar clusters. Prerequisite: Phys 320 or permission of instructor. 
Phys 335Introductory Thermodynamics (303) Introductory thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical physics. Topics include equations of state, the three laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes. Prerequisite: Physics III. 21&62:750:315 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 430Classical Mechanics I (303) Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems. Lagrange`s and Hamilton`s approaches. Continuous systems. Prerequisites: Phys 233 or 234 or 235 or 231H; Math 222. 21&62:750:361 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 431Classical Mechanics II (303) Continuation of Phys 430. Theory of small oscillations and mechanical waves. Rigid bodies. Topics include stability, linearization methods, forced vibrators and perturbation theory, fluids, and mechanics of continuous media. Prerequisite: Phys 430. 21&62:750:362 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 432Electromagnetism I (303) Electrostatics and magnetostatics, Maxwell`s equations with applications, and electrodynamics. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 
Phys 433Electromagnetism II (303) Continuation of Phys 432. Maxwell`s equations with applications and electrodynamics. Prerequisite: Phys 432. 
Phys 441Modern Physics (303) Topics include waveparticle duality; wave mechanics; twostate quantum systems; the motion of an electron in periodic lattice; the band theory of solids; electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties of solids; and plasmas and superfluid systems. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 
Phys 442Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (303) Waveparticle duality, the Schrödinger and Heisenberg formulations of quantum mechanics. The hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, and concepts of degeneracy, composite states, and general properties of eigenfunctions. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 21&62:750: 404 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 443Modern Optics (303) Electromagnetic theory of light, interference, diffraction, polarization, absorption, double refraction, scattering, dispersion, aberration, and an introduction to quantum optics. Other topics include holography, lasers, information retrieval, spatial filtering, and character recognition. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 
Phys 444Fluid and Plasma Dynamics (303) Basics of plasma physics covers the following, plasma parameters, single particle motions, plasma as fluid, waves, diffusion and resistivity, equilibrium and instability, kinetic theory, nonlinear effects. Applications in three areas: controlled fusion, astrophysics, and interaction between light and plasma. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 
Phys 446Solid State Physics (303) Introduction to modern concepts of the solid state. Topics include crystal structure and diffraction, crystal binding and elastic properties, thermal properties, dielectric phenomena, band theory of solids and Fermi surfaces, electrical conductors, semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity. Corequisite: Phys 441 or 442. 21&62:750:406 may be substituted for this course. 
Phys 450Advanced Physics Laboratory (042) Introduction to electrical measurements; instrumentation; theoretical and applied electronics, solid state electronics, and digital circuitry; computer design; and experiments in modern physics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 
Phys 461Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics (303) Topics include vector and tensor analysis, matrix methods, complex variables, SturmLiouville theory, special functions, Fourier series and integrals, integral equations, and numerical solutions of differential equations. Prerequisites: Phys 430, 432, 433. 
Phys 481Applied Solid State Physics: Microelectronics I (303) Topics include physics of bipolar and field effect devices and Phonon and optical spectra, unipolar devices, thermal and high field properties of semiconductor devices. Prerequisite: Phys 446 or 456. Not to be taken if EE 463 has been taken. 
Phys 482Applied Solid State Physics: Microelectronics II (303) Topics include largescale integrated circuits, device characteristics, chargecoupled devices, LED and semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, and electrical and optical properties of materials. Prerequisite: Phys 446 or 456. Not to be taken if EE 463 has been taken. 
Phys 485Computer Modeling of Applied Physics Problems (303) General computer programming modeling methods and techniques. Numerical solutions to integrodifferential equations. Eigenvalues problems. Application of computeraided design and other packages. Prerequisites: Physics III, Math 222. 21&62:750: 461 may be substituted for this course. 
