Doctor of Philosophy Program(with BS Degree)

The Ph.D. program in Physics is composed of a minimum number of fourteen courses in addition to a non-credit seminar, qualifying exam, thesis proposal defense and a Ph.D. thesis to be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. A maximum of four courses may be taken from the graduate courses offered by the other programs in the university with the permission of the graduate advisor. The department requires that the dissertation work shall lead to at least one published paper in a refereed physics journal listed in theScience Citation Index Expanded.

 
First Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 531 Quantum Mech. I
Postulates. Harmonic oscillator. Hydrogen atom. Symmetries. Angular momentum. Spin. Addition of angular momentum. Identical particles.
4 4 10 10
PHYS 500 Readings in Physics
Supervised reading and library work. Choice of material according to individual needs.
1 1 3 3
PHYS 501 Classical Dynamics
Principles of mechanics. Hamilton’s principle and Lagrange’s equations, conservation laws. The principle of least action. Lagrangian formalism: Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. The Hamilton’s equation of motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory. Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations for continuous media.
4 4 10 10
PHYS 511 Electromagnetic Theory I
Electrostatics and magnetostatics. Time-dependent fields and Maxwell’s equations. Multipole expansion of the radiation field. The interaction of radiation with matter. Interference and diffraction. Wave guides and cavities. Electromagnetism and relativity.
4 4 10 10
13
13
33
33
Second Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 532 Quantum Mech. II
Bound state problems. Approximation methods. Time dependent and independent perturbation theories. Scattering theory. Applications. Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics and path integrals.
4 4 10 10
PHYS 541 Statistical Mech. I
Laws of thermodynamics and their applications. Classical kinetic theory and the Boltzmann equation. Microcanonical, canonical and grandcanonical partition functions. Ideal quantum gases. Various applications in solid-state, nuclear and astrophysics.
4 4 10 10
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
11
11
27
27
Third Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
9
12
30
30
Fourth Semester
Kredi ECTS
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
PHYS 79 Graduate Seminar 0 0 6 6
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
9
10
30
30
Fifth Semester
Kredi ECTS
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
3
3
7
7
Sixth Semester
Kredi ECTS
-- -- Thesis Proposal Defense 0 0 30 30
PHYS 790 PhD Thesis in Physics 0 0 120 120
-- -- Qualifying Exam 0 0 30 30
180
180