PHYJ 5402 [0.5 credit] (PHY 5110) Solid State Physics II
Elements of group theory. Band structure, tight binding and other approximations, Hartree-Fock theory. Measuring the Fermi surface. Boltzmann equation and semiconductors. Diamagnetism, paramagnetism and magnetic ordering. Superconductivity.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Department.
PHYS 5402 [0.5 credit] Cosmology
Observational evidence for the Big Bang. Cosmological space-time, expansion dynamics and contents of the universe. Physical processes in the expanding universe, inflation, nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background, dark matter, and dark energy.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 4202, for which additional credit is precluded.