Oasis Title: PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1111-1111L or PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1311-1311L.

An introduction to the concepts and laws of physics, and how their applications can be used to understand the behavior of familiar phenomena and objects. Concepts are emphasized more than formulas and numbers.

Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (USGIDL).

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: PHYSICS OF MUSIC.

Prerequisite: MATH 1090 or MATH 1113.

Wave motion, particularly as applied to sound, will be studied. This knowledge of sound will then be applied to understanding the selected topics in music.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS MECH.

Prerequisite: MATH 1090 or MATH 1113.

The first semester of a two-semester introductory course in physics. A knowledge of algebra and trigonometry is assumed. Mechanics (forces, Newton's laws of motion), wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS ELEC.

Prerequisite: PHYS 1111-1111L or PHYS 1211-1211L.

The continuation of Introductory Physics-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics. Electricity and electric circuits, magnetism, geometric and wave optics, and elementary atomic and nuclear physics.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS SCI&ENG.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1111-1111L.

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2250.

The first semester of a two-semester introductory course in physics for science majors. Students are assumed to have a basic grasp of differential calculus. Mechanics (forces, Newton's laws of motion), wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS SCI&ENG.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1112-1112L.

Prerequisite: PHYS 1111-1111L or PHYS 1211-1211L.

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2260.

The continuation of Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering Students-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics. Electricity, electric fields, and electric circuits, magnetism and magnetic fields, geometric and wave optics, and elementary atomic and nuclear physics.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: BIOSCIENCE PHYSICS.

Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 1112-1112L or PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L.

Topics will include fluid statics and dynamics, sound, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum and nuclear physics, including radioactivity.

Oasis Title: ADV INTRO PHYS I.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1111-1111L.

Prerequisite: MATH 2250 or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H.

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2260 or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H.

The first semester of introductory physics, presented at a rigorous level. This course is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for prospective majors in physics or physics and astronomy. Students should already have a firm grasp of differential and integral calculus. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, wave mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: ADV INTRO PHYS II.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1112-1112L.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 1311-1311L or PHYS 1211-1211L) and (MATH 2260 or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H ).

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2500 or MATH 3500 or MATH 3500H.

The second semester of introductory physics, presented at a rigorous level. This course is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for prospective majors in physics or physics and astronomy. Topics include geometric and wave optics, electric and magnetic fields, and linear circuits. Multivariable calculus is used throughout the course.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS SEMINAR.

Topics in physics and astronomy presented by faculty and visitors. Topics will vary from year to year, and several topics will be considered weekly.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: HONORS SCIENCE.

Not open to students with credit in PHYS 1010 or CHEM 1110.

Prerequisite: (ENGL 1101 or MATH 1101) and permission of Honors.

Concepts of physics, chemistry, geology, and biology in an integrated fashion. The evolution of the universe from the primordial state to the present time, and considers human interaction with the environment.

Non-traditional format: Occasional weekend field trips required.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: HONORS SCIENCE.

Not open to students with credit in BTNY 1220-1220L or GEOL 1121 or PBIO 1220-1220L.

Prerequisite: HONS(BIOL)(CHEM)(GEOL)(PHYS) 2070H and permission of Honors.

Concepts of physics, chemistry, geology, and biology in an integrated fashion. The evolution of the universe from the primordial state to the present time, and considers human interaction with the environment.

Non-traditional format: Weekend field trips required.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO ELECTRONICS.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L) and (MATH 2500 or MATH 3500).

Electric circuits and electronics. DC and AC circuit analysis, diode and transistor circuits, integrated circuits, and digital electronics.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: MODERN OPTICS.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L) and (MATH 2500 or MATH 3500).

The properties of light with emphasis on physical optics: diffraction, polarization, lasers, holography.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: MODERN PHYSICS.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L).

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2500 or MATH 3500 or MATH 3500H.

An overview of "modern" physics developed in the last century. Topics include special relativity, particle-wave duality, matter waves, photon theory, the Schroedinger Equation and basic applications, and statistical mechanics. This course is preparatory for the upper-division physics curriculum, so it should be the first physics course taken by prospective majors after the Introductory Physics sequence.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: MATH METH IN PHYS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L.

Special topics in calculus for physics majors and engineers. Topics include vector calculus, linear algebra, power series, Taylor's series, complex analysis, and differential equations. The mathematical ideas and techniques are presented in the context of how and where they appear in the laws of physics, and the physical significance of the mathematics is discussed.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: DIRECTED STUDY.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L) and permission of department.

Intensive study, with one or more faculty members, of topics not normally taught in other courses.

Non-traditional format: Outside reading and one-on-one discussion periods.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: PHYSICS SEMINAR.

Discussion of contemporary topics in physics.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: MECHANICS I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900 and MATH 2700 and (MATH 2500 or MATH 3510 or MATH 3510H ).

A review of vectors and elementary Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, motion of a single particle, retarding forces, oscillations, noninertial reference frames, and Newtonian gravitation.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: MECHANICS II.

Undergraduate prerequisite: PHYS 4101/6101.

Central forces, dynamics of systems of particles, rigid-body motion, coupled oscillator systems, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO ATMOS PHYSICS.

Undergraduate prerequisite: MATH 2500 and (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L).

Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 1301-1301L or ENGR 1140).

An introduction to the physics of the atmosphere with emphasis on the laws of radiation, solar and terrestrial radiation, surface and atmospheric energy balances, cloud physics, precipitation formation, and atmospheric optical and electrical phenomena.

Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

Oasis Title: ELEC & MAGNETISM I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900 and MATH 2700 and (MATH 2500 or MATH 3510 or MATH 3510H).

A review of vector calculus, electrostatics, and magnetostatics.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: ELEC & MAGNET II.

Undergraduate prerequisite: PHYS 4201/6201.

Topics include Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation, the theory of electromagnetic fields in matter, and Einstein's special theory of relativity.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: THERMODYNAMICS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900 and MATH 2700 and (MATH 2500 or MATH 3510 or MATH 3510H).

The laws of thermodynamics and their application to physical systems. Kinetic theory.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO QUANT COMP.

Prerequisite: CSCI 2670 and MATH 3000.

An introduction to quantum computation.

Oasis Title: EXPER PHYSICS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3320-3320L.

Laboratory course in which the student uses modern experimental techniques to investigate phenomena in atomic and molecular, nuclear, and condensed matter physics.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO QUANT MECH I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900 and PHYS 4101/6101.

Fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. Solutions of the Schroedinger equation and their properties for simple systems are discussed.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO QUANT MECH II.

Undergraduate prerequisite: PHYS 4701/6701.

Perturbation theory and applications of quantum mechanics.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: NUCL & PART PHYS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3700 and PHYS 3900.

Properties of nuclear and subnuclear systems. Fundamental interactions between particles are treated. An introduction to the theory of the structure of baryons, mesons, and nuclei is presented along with quarks and the standard model.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: NANOTECHNOLOGY.

This multidisciplinary course will expose students to the emerging field of nanoscale science and engineering. The subject matter will include top-down and bottom-up approaches to the fabrication of nanoscale systems. The experimental investigation of nanoscale systems, as well as the theory and modeling of these systems is described.

Oasis Title: COND MATTER.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4300/6300.

Elastic, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties of condensed matter. Covers such topics as crystal structure, symmetry operators, X-ray and neutron diffraction, lattice vibrations, thermal properties, electrons in metals and semiconductors, dielectric and optical properties, magnetism and magnetic resonance, superconductivity, and quantum fluids.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: SPECIAL TOPICS.

Undergraduate prerequisite: PHYS 3700.

Contemporary, interdisciplinary, and/or advanced topics not otherwise offered in the standard physics curriculum.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ENGR PHYS DES PROJ.

Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 3330-3330L and PHYS 4201/6201 and (ENGR 2130 or PHYS 4101/6101) and (ENGR 3300 or ENGR 4240).

Engineering design experience including completion of a design project under the supervision of a project director.

Non-traditional format: Students will meet with a faculty review panel every two weeks. The faculty will evaluate progress and feasibility of the work.

Offered every year.

Oasis Title: DIRECTED READING.

Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.

Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

Non-traditional format: Meetings with project director.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: DIRECTED READING.

Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.

Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

Non-traditional format: Meetings with project director.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.

Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.

Individual research in the field of his/her major or in a closely related field.

Non-traditional format: Meetings with thesis advisor.

Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

Oasis Title: EXPER PHYSICS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4701/6701.

Laboratory course in which the student uses modern experimental techniques to investigate phenomena in atomic, molecular, nuclear, and solid state physics.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: ENGR PHYS DES PROJ.

Prerequisite: PHYS 6670L.

Fundamentals of engineering design with emphasis toward integrating engineering science and physics knowledge in team projects. Problem selection and application of design principles will be stressed.

Non-traditional format: A detailed design project will be required. Students will conduct hands-on activities for developing appropriate design projects.

Offered every year.

Oasis Title: MASTER'S RESEARCH.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: GRAD STUDENT SEM.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Non-traditional format: Seminar.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS TEACHERS.

Prerequisite: MATH 1090 or MATH 1113.

This course is designed to aid the introductory physics teacher in dealing with problems in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics which arise in his/her teaching. The effective presentation of physical concepts in this area will be emphasized. Credit is limited to students working for degrees in education.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS TEACHERS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 7111-7111L.

This course is designed to aid the introductory physics teacher in dealing with problems in electricity and magnetism, optics, and nuclear physics which arise in his/her teaching. The effective presentation of physical concepts in this area will be emphasized. Credit is limited to students working for degrees in education.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.

Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: CLASSICAL MECHAN I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4102/6102.

Corequisite: PHYS 8401.

The mechanics of particles and rigid bodies is developed using generalized coordinates, D'Alembert's principle and Hamilton's principle. Symmetry principles and conservation laws are emphasized.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: CLASSICAL MECHAN II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8011.

Corequisite: PHYS 8402.

The mechanics of small oscillations and continuous media is developed using Hamilton's principle. Other topics covered include: special relativity, Hamilton's equations of motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and an introduction to non-linear systems.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: QUANTUM MECHAN I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4702/6702 and PHYS 8012 and PHYS 8402.

The basic principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to problems in modern physics. Topics covered include principles of wave mechanics, central forces and angular momentum, three dimensional bound state problems and scattering theory, spin.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: QUANTUM MECHAN II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8101.

The basic principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to problems in modern physics. Topics covered include quantum dynamics, identical particles, symmetries, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: ADV QUANTUM THEORY.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8102.

Relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: SCATTERING THEORY I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8102.

Concepts and applications of potential scattering. Both short-range and long-range potentials are treated.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: SCATTER THEORY II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8171.

Scattering and reactions involving identical particles and composite systems. Elastic, inelastic, and rearrangement processes are treated.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV EM THEORY.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4202/6202 and PHYS 8402.

A study of classical electrodynamics. Topics include development of Maxwell's electromagnetic field equations and the Lorentz force equation, electrostatics and magnetostatics.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: ADV EM THEORY II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8201.

A study of classical electrodynamics. Topics include development of Maxwell's electromagnetic field equations and the Lorentz force equation, electrostatics and magnetostatics, time-varying fields, conservation laws, radiating systems, and electromagnetic waves.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: RELATIVITY I.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Einstein's general theory of relativity. Topics include mathematical background, fundamental field equations of Einstein's theory of gravitation and their phenomenological extension to include electromagnetic phenomena.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: RELATIVITY II.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Einstein's general theory of relativity. Topics include fundamental field equations of Einstein's theory of the total field, particle structure and motion in general relativistic theories, experimental and observational tests of the theories.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: STAT MECH I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8102.

The foundation and development of statistical mechanics in classical and quantum physics and its relationship to thermodynamics.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: STAT MECH II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8301.

Applications of statistical mechanics to some fundamental problems in physics, astrophysics and other sciences.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV STAT MECH I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8302 or permission of department.

Advanced topics in statistical mechanics, especially those which have contributed to recent rapid progress in the modern many-body problem. Analytical and other advanced mathematical techniques will be emphasized.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV STAT MECH II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8302 or permission of department.

Recent topics in advanced statistical mechanics of special significance. Special mathematical techniques such as matrix polynomials and diagonalization, transfer matrix method and mapping, chaotic dynamical systems, elliptical integrals will be discussed in detail.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: MATH PHYSICS I.

Prerequisite: MATH 2700.

Treatment of mathematical methods necessary for solving problems in physics. Techniques from complex analysis, integral transforms, linear vector spaces and ordinary differential equations are covered.

Offered fall semester every year.

Oasis Title: MATH PHYSICS II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8401.

Treatment of mathematical methods necessary for solving problems in physics. Techniques from special functions, partial differential equations, Green's functions and the calculus of variations are developed and applied.

Offered spring semester every year.

Oasis Title: MRI PHYSICS APPL.

Prerequisite: PHYS 1112-1112L or PHYS 1212-1212L or permission of department.

A detailed treatment of current magnetic resonance imaging methods for living systems and applications to bio-imaging (e.g., fMRF and DTI). Methods for improving speed and reducing artifacts will be treated. A laboratory component will give students practical experience in system operation, data acquisition, and analysis.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV A & M PHYS I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8102.

Atomic and molecular physics with emphasis on current research in the structure and spectra of atomic systems, especially non-relativistic descriptions.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV A & M PHYS II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8501.

Atomic and molecular physics with emphasis on current research in the structure and spectra of molecular systems, and relativistic descriptions of atoms and molecules.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: COMP SIM PHYSICS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 4300/6300 or permission of department.

The use of computer simulation methods to treat otherwise intractable problems. Emphasis will be placed on many-body problems and the techniques will include Monte Carlo and spin dynamics.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: COMP SIM MATERIALS.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8601 or permission of department.

Computer simulation algorithms including molecular dynamics and quantum molecular dynamics techniques. Student must write programs and analyze data for different ensembles.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: SIMULATIONS SEMINAR.

Discussion of contemporary topics in simulational physics.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: TOPICS QUANT COMP.

Prerequisite: CSCI 6610 and CSCI(MATH)(PHYS) 4612/6612.

The selection of topics varies from year to year. Students will make presentations based on journal articles or original research.

Oasis Title: NUCLEAR THEORY.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8102.

Analysis of symmetry principles, nuclear forces, nuclear shell model, nuclear and nucleon structure and nucleonic degrees of freedom.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV COND MATTER I.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8301.

Quantum theory of solids. Current and fundamental topics in solid state physics, including the theory of electrons and phonons in metals, semi-conductors and insulators, will be covered.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADV COND MATTER II.

Prerequisite: PHYS 8821.

Quantum theory of solids. Current and fundamental topics in solid state physics, including magnetism, optical and transport properties of solids and superconductivity, will be covered.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: ADVANCED TOPICS.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Current and advanced topics in physics and astronomy.

Non-traditional format: Lecture/discussion hours will vary depending on the particular faculty member presenting the course.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Oasis Title: INTRO TO RESEARCH.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Active research areas in physics and astronomy provided by faculty members who are actively engaged in research.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: DOCTORAL RESEARCH.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.

Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: DOC GRAD STU SEM.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Non-traditional format: Seminar.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

Oasis Title: DOCT DISSERTATION.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.

Non-traditional format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.