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PHY-400   Quantum Physics2 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: PHY-272 and MAT-275

Approximately three-fifths of the course covers an introduction to modern quantum physics including the development of matrix methods, the Schroedinger equation, and elementary applications. The last part of the course examines applications of quantum mechanics to atomic, molecular, and solid state systems. Students may enroll for the first three-fifths of the course and earn 2 units of credit, or for the full course and earn 3 units of credit.

PHY-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits and is subject to arrangement with the Mathematical and Physical Science Department. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

PHY-496   Independent Research in Astronomy1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission and PHY-199, PHY-231, or PHY-271.

An independent research course in which students work individually or in small groups on astronomical projects. Extensive use is made of available astronomical equipment for observation and/or analysis. This course may be repeated and satisfies the independent study requirement for departmental majors. See independent study guidelines.

PHY-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.