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  Graduate Studies :: Course Descriptions
Graduate Physics Courses

The Graduate Division of the University of Hawaii may grant credit toward graduate degree requirements for undergraduate courses numbered from 300 to 499.
  

  PHYS 500
  Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

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  PHYS 600
  Methods of Theoretical Physics (3)
Mathematical tools of theoretical physics. Continuation of 400, but with an independent selection of topics. Pre: 400 or consent. (Alt. years).
   
  PHYS 610
  Analytical Mechanics I (3)
Dynamics of particles, particle systems; rigid bodies; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian equations; special relativity. Pre: MATH 402, 400 (or concurrent), or 600 (or concurrent). (Alt. years).
   
  PHYS 650
  Electrodynamics I (3)
Potential theory, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, boundary value problems. Pre: 450; and MATH 402, 400 (or concurrent), or 600 (or concurrent). (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 651
  Electrodynamics II (3)
Relativistic electrodynamics, radiation by charged particles. Pre: 650. (Alt. years).
   
  PHYS 670
  Quantum Mechanics (3)
Physical basis and formulation of quantum theory. Exact solutions of Schroedinger equation and their applications. Approximation methods. Applications to atomic, nuclear and molecular physics. Pre: 481 and MATH 402, or equivalent.
   
  PHYS 671
  Quantum Mechanics (3)
Physical basis and formulation of quantum theory. Exact solutions of Schroedinger equation and their applications. Approximation methods. Applications to atomic, nuclear, and molecular physics. Pre: 670
   
  PHYS 690
  Seminar (0)
CR/NC only. Discussions and reports on physical theory and recent developments. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
   
  PHYS 694
  Condensed Matter Seminar (1)
Results and discussions of current topics in condensed matter physics. Repeatable with consent.
   
  PHYS 695
  Seminar on Atomic & Solid-State Physics (1)
Discussions and reports on recent developments in atomic, surface, and solid-state physics. Repeatable with consent.
   
  PHYS 696
  Seminar on Elementary Particle Physics (1)
Report and discussion of recent developments in elementary particle physics. Repeatable four times. Pre: consent.
   
  PHYS 699
  Directed Research (V)
Pre: consent.

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  PHYS 700
  Thesis Research (V)
Research for master's thesis..
   
  PHYS 711
  Topics in Particles & Fields (3)
Topics in current theoretical research; e.g., unified field theories, general relativity, gravitation, and cosmology. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
   
  PHYS 712
  Special Topics: Experimental Physics (3)
Topics in current experimental research in low-energy physics, high-energy physics, cross-disciplinary physics. Repeatable in different topics. Pre: consent.00 1996-7 dedicated to Design and Construction of Scientific Apparatus. Limited registration, see instructor.
   
  PHYS 713
  Advanced Topics in Condensed Matter Theory (3)
Topics in condensed matter theory: e.g., group theory, many -body techniques, renormalization group, density functional theory, other topics of current interest. Repeatable. Pre: 670 and consent.
   
  PHYS 730
  Statistical Physics I (3)
Equilibrium thermodynamics, Gibbs ensembles, quantum statistics, ideal and non-ideal Fermi, Bose and Boltzmann gases, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. Pre: 670. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 731
  Statistical Physics II (3)
Nonequilibrium thermodynamics, transport theory, fluctuation dissipation theorem, many-body Green's function methods, normal Fermi and Bose liquids, superfluidity, superconductivity. Pre: 670 and 730. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 772
  Quantum Field Theory I (3)
Relativistic wave equations and their solutions. Dirac's theory of the electron, propagator techniques. Applications to quantum electrodynamics. Pre: 671. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 773
  Quantum Field Theory II (3)
Local gauge invariance, Yang-Mills theory: quantum chromodynamics, spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons; the standard electroweak theory; grand unified theories. Pre 772. (Alt. years).
   
  PHYS 777
  Nuclear & Particle Physics (3)
Nuclear physics; electrodynamics; hadron structure and partons. Techniques of particle physics. Pre: 481 and 671. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 778
  Nuclear & Particle Physics II (3)
Quantum chromodynamics; electroweak interactions; the standard model. Techniques of particle physics. Pre: 777 and 772, or consent. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 785
  Solid-State Theory (3)
Crystal symmetry, electronic excitations in solids, transport theory, optical properties, cohesive energy, lattice vibrations, electron-phonon interaction, electron-electron interaction, magnetism, superconductivity. Pre: 670. (Alt. years)
   
  PHYS 786
  Solid-State Theory (3)
Crystal symmetry, electronic excitations in solids transport theory, optical properties, cohesive energy, lattice vibrations, electron-phonon interaction, magnetism, superconductivity. Pre: 785. (Alt. years).

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  PHYS 800
  PHYS 800
Dissertation Research (V)
Research for doctoral dissertation.
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Professor Pui Lam, Chair
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