PHYS 468: Introduction to Cosmology and Astrophysics
Modern view of the Universe, Astronomical nomenclature and conventions, Order of magnitude reasoning, Stars and Stellar evolution, Galaxies and Large-Scale structures. Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology. |
PHYS 466: Physics at the Nanoscale
Carbon Nanotubes: Carbon allotropes; Synthesis and production techniques of carbon nanotubes. Physical properties of carbon nanotubes; Functionalisation, dispersion, separation, and characterisation of carbon nanotubes; Applications: Polymer- and metal-... |

PHYS 465: Physics of Telecommunications
Network theorems, Circuit theory, Transmission lines, Attenuators and filters, Low and high frequencies amplifiers, Oscillator circuits; Modulation, demodulation, and detection circuits, Noise, Transmission of information, Microphones and sound reproducers,... |
PHYS 462: Basic Meteorology
Structure of the atmosphere; weather processes and weather systems, including climatic process. Data analysis, instruments, and weather system models, Global distribution of principal climatic elements with emphasis on physical causes. Physics of moist air;... |

PHYS 461: Principles of Radioactive Dating
Radioactive decay, Types of radioactive clocks: decay clock accumulation clock. Fundamental requirements of radiometric dating, Useful radioactive decay schemes. Analytical techniques – fundamental mass spectrometry, Isotope dilution, analytical errors... |
PHYS 459: Physics of Solids III
Free electron Fermi gas; Fermi distribution, heat capacity of an electron gas; electrical conductivity; motion in magnetic fields; Wiedemann – Franz law; Energy Bands; Bloch functions; weakly perturbing lattice potential; holes; effective mass; metals;... |

PHYS 455: Energy Systems
Review of energy sources; conventional and non-conventional, renewable and non-renewable. Nuclear energy – fission, fusion, breeder reactors; solar energy – physical problems connected with conversion; technological problems and applications.... |
PHYS 454: Contemporary Physics
This course is at an introductory level, dealing with selected topics taken from current trends in Physics. It is aimed at motivating students in the subject and ensuring a general literacy in the frontiers of Physics. Areas covered include recent advances in... |

PHYS 452: Quantum Mechanics II
Quantum mechanics in three dimensions; Hydrogen atom; General properties of angular momentum in quantum mechanics; System of identical particles; Electron spin; Time-independent perturbation theory; Variational principles; The WKB approximation; Scattering. |
PHYS 449: Physics of Solids II
Lattice translation vectors, symmetry operations; types of lattices; simple crystal structures; crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice; Bragg's Law; reciprocal lattice vectors; Brillouin zones; Lattice vibrations; Lattice heat capacity; thermal... |