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PHYSICS 401. Intermediate Mechanics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://pauli.physics.lsa.umich.edu/p401/
This is a one semester course on analytical mechanics, which is
essentially a rigorous and mathematical treatment of classical
mechanics. Some of the important concepts that will be covered
include symmetry and conservation laws, small oscillations and normal
coordinates, central forces and scattering, rigid body motion and
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics.
PHYSICS 402. Optics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. (3). May not be repeated for credit. A student can receive credit for only one of EECS 334 or PHYSICS 402.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~dreis/P402Fall2003/index.htm
Approximate List of Topics:
 Wave Motion and Electromagnetism
 Interaction of Light and Matter
 Geometrical Optics
 Polarization and Birefringence
 Interference, Diffraction and Coherence
 Physical Optics and Gaussian Beams (supplemental)
 Lasers
 Nonlinear Optics
Grading:
30% Homework, 20% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 30% Final.
Text:
E. Hecht, Optics, 4th ed.
Supplemental Texts (many on reserve)
 Fowles, Grant, "Introduction to Modern Optics" 1989 (great, inexpensive book, beginner to reference)
 Pedrotti, Frank, "Introduction to Optics," 1992 (used last semester in Prof. Roe's class)
 Jenkins, Francis, "Fundamentals of Optics," 1976 (classic book)
 Born, Max, "Principles of Optics," ( Very advanced text on classical optics, excellent reference)
 Yariv, Amnon, "Optical Waves in Crystals" (Advanced text on propagation of light in solids)
 Boyd, Robert, "Nonlinear Optics," 2nd 2002 (Advanced text on nonlinear optics)
 Siegman, Anothy, "Lasers," 1986 (Advanced text on lasers, also good reference for Gaussian optics)
PHYSICS 405. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 126/128 or 240 (or 260)/241, and MATH 216. Prior or concurrent enrollment in PHYSICS 451. PHYSICS 340 recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://zeno.physics.lsa.umich.edu/405/
This is a second
course on the classical theory of electromagnetism at a level suitable for concentrators in the physical sciences or
engineering. Familiarity with Maxwell's equations at the level of PHYSICS 240 is assumed. Other prerequisites
include MATH 216 and concurrent or prior enrollment in PHYSICS 451. PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended. The
course elaborates on the theoretical content of the Maxwell theory as well as practical applications. Topics: review of
vector calculus; electrostatic boundary value problems; magnetostatics; dielectric and magnetic materials;
Maxwell's equations and electrodynamics; the wave equation, electromagnetic waves in free space, waves in
conducting and dielectric media; electromagnetic radiation; sources of EM radiation.
Course Description: This course covers electromagnetic theory at a level suitable for junioryear physics majors or
engineering students. The first part of the course is devoted to static electric fields in free space and in matter. The
second part of the course focuses on an analogous treatment of magnetic fields, leading up to a discussion of
electromagnetic induction and Maxwell's equations. The last part of the course gives an introduction to
electromagnetic waves and radiation from moving charges. The prerequisites for this course are PHYSICS 126/128
or 240/241, MATH 216, and concurrent or prior enrollment in PHYSICS 451. PHYSICS 340 is strongly recommended.
E&M is one of the true core subjects in your physics education. As the first "modern" theory of one of the four basic
forces of nature, Maxwell's electromagnetic theory laid the foundations for much of our modern understanding of the
world, including special relativity and the modern theories of the strong and weak nuclear forces. In addition, principles of classical E&M are applied everywhere in our daily life, in areas such as power generation, communications, defense and aerospace, and medical imaging, contributing many billions of dollars to the world
economy. E&M is also a beautiful subject to learn and to teach, and I hope you enjoy your exposure to it in this class.
Course Text: D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition (required).
there will be three 90minute midterm exams and a final examination; Problem sets are due approximately weekly. There is usually a strong correlation between the effort you put into the problem sets and your performance on the
exams.
Key Dates: Midterm Exam #1: Wed. Oct. 1, 67:30PM Midterm Exam #2: Tues. Nov. 4, 67:30PM Midterm Exam #3: Tues. Nov. 25, 67:30PM Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 46PM
Grading: Your final grade will be determined according to the following percentages:
Midterm #1
15%
Midterm #2
15%
Midterm #3
15%
Problem Sets
20%
Preflight Quizzes
10%
Final Exam
25%
PHYSICS 406. Statistical and Thermal Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Mark E Newman
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~mejn/courses/2003/phys406/
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of thermal physics including classical thermodynamics (the three laws, temperature, internal energy, entropy, and applications) and statistical mechanics (microscopic entropy, classical and quantum thermal distributions, ideal gases, Fermi and Bose gases, thermal radiation, electrons in metals, BoseEinstein condensation, superfluidity).
PHYSICS 419 / RCNSCI 419 / NRE 574 / PUBPOL 519. Energy Demand.
Section 001 — SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS.
Instructor(s):
Marc H Ross,
Gregory A Keoleian
Prerequisites: Basic college economics and senior standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in physics.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/nre/574/001.nsf
This course examines the production and consumption of energy from a systems perspective. Sustainability is examined by studying global and regional environmental impacts, economics, energy efficiency, consumption patterns, and energy policy. First, the physics of energy and energy accounting methods are introduced. Next, the current energy system that encompasses resource extraction, conversion processes and enduses are covered. Responses to current challenges such as declining fossil fuels and climate change are then explored: unconventional fossil fuels, carbon sequestration, emerging technologies (e.g., renewable sources: biomass, wind, and photovoltaics; fuel cells) and enduse efficiency and conservation.
COURSE FORMAT:
Learning in this course is facilitated through lecture, discussion, and in class exercises. Inclass participation is a key element of the course and critical analysis and discussion of course topics is expected. Analytical skills are developed and demonstrated through problem sets, a term project and exams.
COURSE RESOURCES:
1. Course pack: available at Ulrich's (produced by Dollar Bill), corner of East and South University
2. Reference articles and reserve textbooks available at the Science Library (third floor of Shapiro Library)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION:
Class participation15%
Assignments10%
Term Project25%
Midterm Exam25%
Final Exam25%
COURSE OUTLINE:
 PART I. INTRODUCTION AND ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS
 Sustainable Energy Systems: Issues for the 21st century
 Why study energy?
 Sustainable Energy Systems: Key Concepts
 Physics of Energy: Laws of Thermodynamics
 Energy Forms
 First and Second Laws
 Stocks and Flows
 Energy Accounting I: EIA Convention
 Energy Carriers
 Primary Energy  EIA Convention
 Heat Rates
 Site of Final Energy
 Energy Accounting II: LCA Convention
 Resource Energy (Total Fuel Cycle Accounting)
 Life Cycle Energy Analysis
 PART II. ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION (SUPPLY AND DEMAND)
 Overview of Energy Production and Consumption
 International and US Statistics
 Carbon Emission Factor
 Growth Rate Formalism
 Forecasts and Projections
 Fossil Energy Resources
 Historical Review
 Distribution and Classification of Fossil Resources
 Projections of Future Supply
 Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refugee?
 Electricity from Nonrenewable sources
 U.S. and World Fuel Mix
 Power Generation
 Transmission and Distribution (Blackout 2003)
 Plant Efficiency and Life Cycle Efficiency
 Your electricity bill
 Electricity: Power Plant Economics and Regulation
 Fixed and Variable Costs
 Deregulation and the California Crisis
 Other Electricity Generating Systems
 Cogeneration/ Combined Heat and Power
 Distributed Power
 What about Nuclear Power?
 Commercial and Residential Sectors
 Commercial and Residential Buildings Energy Consumption
 Heating Degree Days
 ECommerce and the Internet: Saving Energy?
 Standby Power
 Industrial Sector
 Energy Consumption by Manufacturers: Fuel and Nonfuel
 Energy Intensity
 Theoretical Limits
 Transportation Sector
 Historical Statistics
 VMT Growth
 VMT Policies
 PART III. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
 Local and Regional Environmental Air Pollution
 Criteria Air Pollutants (smog, acidification)
 Environmental Externalities
 Climate Change I: Climate Change Science
 Greenhouse Effect
 Feedback Mechanisms
 Climate Change II: Impacts
 Hydrology and Water Resources
 Agriculture
 Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
 Human Health
 Human Settlements
 Abrupt Climate Change
 PART IV. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
POLICY
 Climate Change III: Climate Change Policy — International
Perspectives
 Kyoto Protocol
 Policies of Developed and Developing Countries
 UK Climate Policy
 Energy Policy I: Economic Approaches
 Policies Based on Energy Prices
 Energy Policy II: Regulatory and Integrated Approaches
 History of U.S. Energy Policy
 Tradeable CO_{2} Permits with Caps
 Incentives and Tax Credits
 Performance Standards
 Investment in R&D
 PART V. STRATEGY — STAY THE COURSE WITH FOSSIL FUEL
 Fossil Fuels and Carbon Sequestration
 Unconventional: Coal Tar/Oil Shale/Methane Hydrates
 Five Sequestration Strategies:
 Biological (Terrestrial) Sequestration,
 Carbon Capture,
 Geologic Sequestration,
 Ocean Sequestration,
 Advanced Concepts
 PART VI. STRATEGY — TRANSITION TO HYDROGEN ECONOMY
 Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier
 Generation
 Storage
 Utilization
 PART VII. STRATEGY — PROMOTE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
 Introduction to Renewable Energy
 Wind Energy
 Wind Turbine Technologies
 Wind Potential
 Energy Performance and Environmental Impacts
 Economics
 Photovoltaics, Hydropower and Other Renewable Sources
 PV and BIPV Technologies
 PV Potential
 Energy Performance and Environmental Impacts
 Economics
 Hydropower, Geothermal (Geological), Wave/Tidal
 Biomass
 PART VIII. STRATEGY — ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
 Automobiles — Fuel Economy Technology
 Societal advantages of increased fuel economy
 Energy transformations in a vehicle
 Technologies to improve fuel economy
 Cost analysis
 Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles
PHYSICS 435. Gravitational Physics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 and 401. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The Einstein theory of general relativity provides the foundation of gravitational physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. After an introduction to the theory, experimental tests of general relativity which were performed in the past, the implications of pulsars, black holes, supernovae, and cosmic background radiation as well as the ongoing experimental detection of gravitational waves are discussed. This is an elective course for concentrators in physical sciences. Regular exams as for any elective course in physics are given.
PHYSICS 441. Advanced Laboratory I.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390 and any 400level Physics course. (2). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (2).
Course Homepage: http://physadvlab.physics.lsa.umich.edu/Phys441_442/
This course is a handson survey of the experimental foundations of modern physics. Some of the goals of the course are:
 To allow you to appreciate the experimental underpinnings of modern physics.
 To familiarize you with experimental techniques and instrumentation employed in contemporary research and industrial laboratories. To give you a survey, via experiment, of many of the subfields of modern physics, and the pertinent experimental issues in each.
 To expose you to the realities of the laboratory experience, where things don't always work as planned, where the issues are not always clear, and where progress depends on perseverance, ingenuity, and judgment.
Students taking this course can select from over 30 experiments that are offered in the various subfields of physics, including condensed matter, atomic, molecular and optical physics, and nuclear and particle physics. See course homepage for a complete listing and descriptions of the experiments that are offered.
PHYSICS 441 is offered Fall Term and PHYSICS 442 is offered Winter Term. Physics concentrators are required to take both terms and perform different experiments in the two courses.
PHYSICS 451. Methods of Theoretical Physics I.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: MATH 215 and 216. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~jwells/Physics451/
This is a course in the mathematical methods used in physics and is considered necessary preparation for graduate school. Among the topics treated are orthogonal functions and vector spaces, complex variables, differential equations and their special functions, Fourier series, and aspects of group theory.
PHYSICS 453. Quantum Mechanics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 390. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu/~keithr/p453/
This course begins with an overview of the experimental and theoretical foundations for quantum mechanics. The theory is developed and applied to simple physical systems, with examples taken from atomic, molecular, condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics. Topics include: basics of the Schrödinger equations and its solutions in rectangular and spherical coordinates; properties, uses, and interpretations of state functions; expectation values and physical observables; coherence, correlation, and interference. Other topics include spin, the exclusion principle, and some quantum statistical mechanics.
Required Text:
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, David J. Griffiths (1995)
Other Sources for the Interested Student (on course reserve in the Science Library):
Quantum Physics, Stephen Gasiorowicz, (1996) Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick (1985)
Grading: Course grades will be based on homework (30%), the two inclass exams (20% each) and the final exam (30%).
PHYSICS 501. FirstYear MiniColloquium.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). May be elected twice for credit.
Credits: (1).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Course objective is to learn about research opportunities within the Physics graduate studies program.
PHYSICS 505. Electricity and Magnetism I.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~graithel/P505_03/home.html
This twoterm course covers the theoretical foundations of classical electrodynamics. The first part, PHYSICS 505, proceeds in the following order: Electrostatics, solution methods for the Laplace and Poisson equations, timeindependent magnetic phenomena, Maxwell equations, timedependent electromagnetic fields, free electromagnetic fields, and fields in waveguides.
PHYSICS 510. Statistical Physics I.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 406 and graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Review of thermodynamics, statistical bases of second law, entropy and irreversibility, equipartition, the Gibbs paradox. Quantum statistics, ideal Fermi gas, ideal Bose gas, BoseEinstein condensation, phase equilibrium, phase transitions, fluctuations and transport theory.
PHYSICS 511. Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure, I.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~pberman/qm03f.html
This is a twoterm sequence on the quantum theory and its applications to nonrelativistic atomic, molecular, nuclear and solid state systems; time independent and time dependent perturbation theory; angular momentum, scattering theory; interaction of photons with nonrelativistic systems; the Dirac equation.
PHYSICS 513. Advanced Quantum Mechanics I.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~larsenf/PHY513.html
Relativistic Invariance;
Relativistic Field Theory;
The Quantum Field;
Spacetime Interpretation;
Green's Functions;
The Lorentz Group;
The Dirac Equation;
Solutions of the Dirac Equation;
Quantization of the Dirac Field;
Parity Transformations;
C, T, CPT;
Interactions in QFT;
Feynman Rules of Timeordered Correlators;
The Smatrix and Crosssections;
Feynman Diagrams for the Smatrix
Yukawa Theory;
Quantum Electrodynamics;
ElectronPositron Annihilation;
Helicity Structure;
Crossing Symmetry;
Compton Scattering;
Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics;
Path Integral for the Scalar Field;
Fermions and the Path Integral;
The Photon Propagator and the Ward Identity
EVALUATION
The GRADE will be determined from:
 CLASS PARTICIPATION (30%).
 MIDTERM (30%). Takehome exam available Fri Cct 24, due Tue Oct 28 in class
 FINAL (40%). Takehome exam available Wed Dec 11, due tue Dec 17 at noon (punctually).
The exams will include questions of the form:
 Problems already given on previous homeworks and discussed in class.
 Checking formulae in the book.
 A few new problems about central issues discussed repeatedly in class.
If you keep up with the homework (as spelled out above) the exams will be extremely reasonable;
however, they will be very hard work if you have not kept up.
TEXTBOOK:
Peskin and Schroeder, 'An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory";
Westview Press 1995.
PHYSICS 515. Supervised Research.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (46). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (46).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Four to six credithour courses in research.
PHYSICS 516. Supervised Research.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (46). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (46).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Four to six credithour courses in research.
PHYSICS 518 / APPPHYS 518. Microcomputers in Experimental Research.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Ramon TorresIsea
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Applied Physics 518.001.
PHYSICS 520. Condensed Matter Physics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 510, 511, and graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Theory of solids, primarily crystalline. Reduction of manyelectron problem to a oneelectron problem; idea of the Fermi liquid; plane wave scattering and reciprocal space for crystals; electron bands and bonds; transport in applied electric and magnetic fields; semiconductor physics; phonons; superconductivity.
PHYSICS 522. Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/physics/522/001.nsf
See Physics 644.001.
PHYSICS 526. Intro Topics in Astrophysics II.
Section 001 — Topic?
Instructor(s):
Guillaume Evrard
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 529 / APPPHYS 529. Techniques of Experimental Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 541. Elementary Particle Physics II.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 521. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://feynman.physics.lsa.umich.edu/541.html
About half the course is an introduction to Supersymmetry, both the theory and phenomenology, including Higgs physics.
Then neutrino masses, particle cosmology, and CP Violation (from its possible origins to observable manifestations) will be covered. Depending on time and the interests of the students, additional frontier topics or advanced Standard Model topics may be covered.
This course is graded on two significant reports, one written and one presented as a talk, and participation.
PHYSICS 605. Applied Group Theory.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Background in quantum mechanics. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 619 / APPPHYS 619. Advanced Solid State Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 624. Advanced Statistical Methods.
Section 001 — Probability and Statistics in Experimental Physics.
Instructor(s):
Byron P Roe
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://wwwmhp.physics.lsa.umich.edu/~roe/phys624.html
This course provides a practical introduction into the use of probability
and statistics in experimental physics. The emphasis is on applications and understanding.
The skills learned here are some of the basic skills physicists use wherever they are
employed: industry, academia... The areas emphasized are rather different than those
emphasized in mathematics department courses. This is a subject students often study on
their own. However, there are a number of subtle points. I and my colleagues discussed
some of these things over many years, and proper solutions are still being found. There
are articles published each year in major journals whose value is lessened or negated
because of improper or less than optimal use of statistics. Some areas to be treated are:
 Basic probability concepts; initial definitions, meaning of random.
 Multiple scattering and the sqrt(N) rule.
 Measurement error and propagation of errors.
 Discrete distributions and combinatorials. Normal distributions and other
continuous distributions.
 Generating functions and characteristic functions.
 Computer generation of random numbers with a given distribution from a
set of uniformly distributed random numbers.
 Two dimensional and multidimensional distributions.
 The Central Limit theorem; where it can be used and where it fails.
 Queuing theory. This is the theory of standing in lines. If you are
buffering incoming events to be computed, how big a buffer is needed? Also included are
problems of gambling, population survival models, lines with several servers (Quikline
concept)...
 Inverse probability; confidence limits, recent developments for treating
problems when an unlikely result is obtained..
 Methods for estimating parameters: least squares, maximum likelihood, curve fitting, Bartlett S function, estimating likelihood ratios needed for an experiment.
Fitting curves of y(x), when the data points have errors in both x and y. Fitting curves
with weighted events.
The items after this point are advanced topics subject to
modification depending on interests of the students.
 The Kolmogorov tests will likely be covered in any case.
Data smoothing, interpolating functions, unfolding problems. Optimizing cuts on a data set
with both signal and background.
 Advanced data fitting: Fitting data with correlations and
constraints, KolmogorovSmirnov tests and other tests beyond least squares.
PHYSICS 627. Experimental High Energy Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 630. Concepts and Methods of Quantum Mechanics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Three semesters of introductory physics. Facility with calculus and very elementary differential equations. Intended for graduate students whose specialization lies outside of the physical sciences or engineering. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 635. Theory of Relativity.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Leopoldo A Pando Zayas
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
 the route to general relativity, from the Minkowski space (the GuptaFeynman approach), from gauge theories (the UchiyamaVeltman approach), and from string theories;
 the solutions of the Einstein Equation, with metrics (Schwartzschild, Kerr, ...) derived following the methods from Chandrasekhar's book;
 the structure of black holes, with a focus on the mathematical structure using the Penrose diagram; and
 astrophysics and cosmology, including gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, quasars, the expanding universe (the Friedman Solution and Hubble's Law), and cosmic background radiation.
PHYSICS 644 / APPPHYS 644. Advanced Atomic Physics.
Section 001 — QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE. Meets with PHYSICS 522.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/physics/522/001.nsf
PHYS 522/644 (U. Michigan Physics)
PHYS 395T (U. Texas Physics)
Prof. Christopher Monroe (University of Michigan)
Prof. Daniel Heinzen (University of Texas)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
.This is a course that will be offered simultaneously at the Universities of Michigan
and Texas through the FOCUS Center (www.umich.edu/~focuspfc/). A live weblink
will provide access for the remote institution. The course will cover quantum
information theory, quantum logic gates and quantum networks, quantum algorithms
and quantum communication protocols (e.g., quantum factoring, quantum searching, cryptography, teleportation), decoherence theory and open quantum systems, and
quantum errorcorrection. Several lectures will be devoted to current and proposed
experimental implementations of quantum logic circuitry, from atomic and
quantumoptical systems to NMR and condensedmatter systems.
PHYSICS 645. An introduction to MTheory.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 650 / APPPHYS 550 / EECS 538. Lasers and ElectroOptics I.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: EECS 434. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Applied Physics 550.001.
PHYSICS 690. Special Topics in Physics.
Section 001 — Topic?
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be elected up to three times for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
PHYSICS 715. Special Problems.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (16). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (16).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Nonthesis research under the supervision of Physics faculty.
PHYSICS 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (18). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (18; 14 in the halfterm).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.
PHYSICS 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.
Instructor(s):
Dennis M Allen
Prerequisites: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1). May not be repeated for credit.
Credits: (1).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.
PHYSICS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (8; 4 in the halfterm).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.
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