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Ph.D. in Physics Program of Study

First Year  
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Physics 300 series - 3 units Physics 300 series - 3 units
Physics 300 series - 3 units Physics 300 series - 3 units
Graduate Seminar - 1 unit Graduate Seminar - 1 unit
   
Summer  
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units 
   
Second Year  
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units
   
Summer  
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units 
   
Third Year  
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units Physics 400 - Dissertation - 12 units
  Final Doctoral Examination

Course Requirements:

A minimum of sixty-two (62) units consistingof eighteen (18) units of course work after the M.S. Physics course, thirty (30) units of doctoral research work, two (2) units of seminar presentation and twelve (12) units of Ph.D. dissertation are required. The course work will be chosen from the Physics 300 series course offerings. This shall be determined by the Graduate Program Committee based on the students academic background and research interests. The graduate seminars are one-unit subjects involving the presentation of a research paper arising form library, independent research and dissertation works. The doctoral research work will be taken after the student has completed all the course requirements and has passed the candidacy examination. This research work is done towards the completion of the student's Ph.D. dissertation. The subsequent enrolment in doctoral research work is contingent upon the certification of the student's advicer that his/her work is satisfactorily in proress every semester. The Ph.D. dissertation is enrolled on the semester when the student is ready for the final doctoral examination.

Other Requirements:

1. Pass a written examination in his/her area of specialization.

2. Pass an oral defense of his/her dissertation.

3. Submit a preprint based on the approved dissertation and endorsed as an acceptabe article for publication in a refereed scientific journal.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Phys 301 Special Topics in Experimental Physics 1-3 units
Phys 305 Special Topics in theoretical Physics 1-3 units
Phys 311 Advanced Mathematical Physics I 3 units
Phys 312 Advanced Mathematical Physics II 3 units
Phys 313 Advanced Mathematical Physics III 3 units
Phys 335 Plasma Physics I 3 units
Phys 336 Plasma Physics II 3 units
Phys 341 Quantum Field Theory I 3 units
Phys 342 Quantum Field Theory II 3 units
Phys 351 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 3 units
Phys 355 Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics 3 units
Phys 361 Quantum Electronics I 3 units
Phys 362 Quantum Electronics II 3 units
Phys 371 Advanced Solid State Physics I 3 units
Phys 372 Advanced Solid State Physics II 3 units
Phys 375 Advanced Low- Temperature Physics 3 units
Phys 381 Advanced Nuclear Physics 3 units
Phys 385 Current Topics in Particle Theory 3 units
Phys 387 Current Topics in Experimental Particle Physics 3 units
Phys 390 Independent Study 3 units
Phys 398 Graduate Seminar 1 units
Phys 399 Doctoral Research Work 50 units max
Phys 400 Ph.D. Dissertation 12 units


GRADUATE PHYSICS COURSE DESCRIPTION

 Physics 301. Special Topics in Experimental Physics

Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentaion in specialized area of experimental physics that is not covered in the otehr courses. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 1 to 3 units

Physics 305. Special Topics in theoretical Physics

Advanced topics in specialized area of thoritical physics that is not covered in the other courses. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 3 units

Physics 311. Advanced Mathematical Physics I

Structure and representation theory of various Lie groups. Credit: 3 units

Physics 312. Advanced Mathematical Physics II

Selected advanced topics in topology, differential geometry and related areas of mathematics that important in contemporary theoretical physics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 313. Advanced Mathematical Physics III

Selected advanced topics in functional analysis, operator algebras and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics. Credit: 3 untis

Physics 335. Advanced Plama Physics

Selected advanced topics of current interest in plasma physics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 341. Quantum Field Theory I

Lagranian field theory; field quantization; Feynman path intergral in field theory; renormalization, dimensional regularization and its application to theory. Credit; 3 units

Physics 341. Quantum Field Theory II

Path integral formulation of gauge theories; perturbative evaluation of gauge theories; some applications to the theory of elementary particles; current problems.

Physics 351. Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Selected advanced topics of current interest in statistical mechanics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 355. Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics

Selected advanced topics of current interest in atomic and molecular physics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 361. Quantum Electronics I

Selected advanced topics in laser physics such as advanced laser system; optical detectors and modulators; optical fibers and optical communicatio; optoelectonic devices' integrated opitcs. Credit: 3 units

Physics 362. Quantum Electronics II

Selected advanced topics of current interest in non-linear optics and quantum optics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 371. Advanced Solid State Physics I

Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on semiconductors, metals, surfaces adn interfaces, thin films adn amorphous materials. Credit: 3 units

Physics 372. Advanced Solid State Physics II

Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on dielectric materials, magnetic materials, phase transitions and low-dimensional systems. Credit: 3 units

Physics 375. Advanced Low-Temperature Physics

Selected advanced topics of urrent interest in superconductivity and superfluidity. Credit: 3 units

Physics 381. Advanced Nuclear Physics

Selected advanced topics of current interest in nuclear physics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 385. Current Topics in Particle Theory I

Current topics in the gauge theories of strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions as well as the unification problem. Credit: 3 units

Physics 386. Current Topics in Particle Theory II

Additonal current topics in theoretical particle physics. Credit: 3 units

Physics 390. Independent Study

A short-term laboratory investigation of an assigned problem. This subject may be taken repeatedly. Credit: 3 units

Physics 398. Graduate Seminar

Involves the presentation of a research paper arising from linrary, independent research and dissertation research works. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 1 unit

Physics 399. Doctoral Research Work

Prerequisite: Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements. This subject maybe enrolled repeatedly. Credit: 6 units up to maximum of 50 units total credit

Physics 400. Ph. D. Dissertation

Prerequisite: Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements. Credit: 12 units

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