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## Department of Physics

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**PY** 412 - Mechanics II
**PY** 413 - Thermal Physics
**PY** 414 - Electromagnetism I
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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 516 Physical Optics 3. Prerequisite: PY 415.

Physical optics with major emphasis on wave properties of light. Boundary conditions, interference and diffraction, optics of thin films, fiber optics and applications to absorption, scattering and laser operation. A background in Maxwell's equations and vector analysis required.

## PY 785 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism I 3. Prerequisite: PY 415; Graduate standing.

Topics including techniques for solution of potential problems, development of Maxwell's equations; wave equations, energy, force and momentum relations of an electromagnetic field; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from accelerated charges.

## PY 786 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism II 3. Prerequisite: PY 415; Graduate standing.

Topics including techniques for solution of potential problems, development of Maxwell's equations; wave equations, energy, force and momentum relations of an electromagnetic field; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from accelerated charges.

## PY 509 General Relativity 3. P: MA 401 and MA 405 and PY 412 and PY 415; R: Graduate Standing.

This course provides in-depth knowledge of general relativity covering: Einstein's equation, Schwarzschild metric, Kerr metric, Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, Christoffel symbols, Killing vectors, Riemann curvature,and Ricci tensors. Theoretical computations are compared with experimental data including the precession rate of the perihelion for Mercury and the deflection in the solar eclipse, the geodelic affect and the frame dragging effect measured in Gravity Probe B experiment.

## 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.