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**PY** 411 - Mechanics I
**PY** 412 - Mechanics II
**PY** 413 - Thermal Physics
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## NE 780 Magnetohydrodynamics & Transport in Plasmas 3. Prerequisite: NE 528, NE/PY 414 and 415.

Advanced fluid description of plasmas for magnetic fusion, space and industrial plasmas, and other applications. Emphasis on a first principles approach to transport, equilibria, and stability.

## NE 781 Kinetic Theory, Waves, & Non-Linear Effects in Plasmas 3. Prerequisite: NE 528, NE/PY 414 and 415, Corequisite: MA 775.

Kinetic theory, waves, and non-linear phenomena in magnetized plasmas. First principles approach to the treatment of instabilities and other collective effects.

## PY 781 Quantum Mechanics I 3. Prerequisite: MA 512; PY 411 or 414; Graduate standing.

Fundamental concepts and formulations, including interpretation and techniques, and the application of theory to simple physical systems, such as the free particle, the harmonic oscillator, the particle in a potential well and central force problems. Other topics including approximation methods, identical particles and spin, transformation theory, symmetries and invariance, and an introduction to quantum theory of scattering and angular momentum.

## PY 782 Quantum Mechanics II 3. Prerequisite: MA 512; PY 411 or 414; Graduate standing.

Fundamental concepts and formulations, including interpretation and techniques, and the application of theory to simple physical systems, such as the free particle, the harmonic oscillator, the particle in a potential well and central force problems. Other topics including approximation methods, identical particles and spin, transformation theory, symmetries and invariance, and an introduction to quantum theory of scattering and angular momentum.

## PY 783 Advanced Classical Mechanics I 3. Prerequisite: MA 512, PY 412, PY 414; Graduate standing.

Introduction to theoretical physics in preparation for advanced study. Emphasis on classical mechanics, special relativity and the motion of charged particles. Topics including variational principles, Hamiltonian dynamics and canonical transformation theory, structure of the Lorentz group and elementary dynamics of unquantized fields.

## PY 414 Electromagnetism I 3. Prerequisite: C- or better in PY 203 or C- or better in PY 407, and MA 341.

First semester of a two-semester sequence. An intermediate course in electromagnetic theory using the methods of vector calculus. Electrostatic field and potential, dielectrics, solution to Laplace's and Poisson's equations, magnetic fields of steady currents.

## PY 415 Electromagnetism II 3. Prerequisite: C- o better in PY 414.

A continuation of PY 414. Electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields in matter, Maxwell's equations, wave guides, radiation.