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1. General Physics A , PHYS A1301

3 Credit Hours

Units and vectors – Linear motion – Motion in two dimensions – Newton’s laws of motion – Circular motion – Work and energy – Conservation of energy – Collisions – Rotational motion – Static equilibrium mechanics – Oscillatory motion.

2. General Physics Lab. A, PHYS A 1102                    

1 Credit Hour

Measurements of length, mass and volume – Linear motion – Freely falling objects – Motion in two dimensions ( projectile motion) – Vector addition (force table) – Frictional forces – Elastic and inelastic collisions – Periodic motion (simple pendulum) – Elasticity and  Hook’s law – Rotational motion (moment of inertia) – Conservation of energy – Shear modulus.

3. General Physics B, PHYS B1301

3 Credit Hours

Electric force – Electric field – Gauss’s law – Electric potential – Capacitance and dielectric – Direct current and Resistance – Direct current circuits – Magnetic fields –  Sources of the magnetic field – Faraday’s law – Inductance – Alternating current circuits – Electromagnetic waves.

4. General Physics Lab. B, PHYS B1102

1 Credit Hour

Introduction to the measuring devices (Multimeter) – Basics of electric circuits– Types of resistors – Ohm's law – Connection of resistors – Resistance measurement – Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff's rules – Capacitor (charging and discharging) – Oscilloscope – AC-circuit – Resonance – Magnetic field of solenoid.

5. General Physics C, PHYS 2301

3 Credit Hours

Wave motion – Sound waves – Superposition and standing wave – Temperature – Heat and the first low of thermodynamics – The kinetic theory of gases – Heat energy – Entropy and second low – The nature of light – Geometrical optics –An introduction to interference of light waves , diffraction and polarization.

6. General Physics Lab. C, PHYS 2101

1 Credit Hour

Thermal Expansion of Solids – Specific Heat of metal – Heat capacity of gases – Equation of state of ideal gases – Reflection and Refraction (Snell's law) – Law of lenses – Mirrors Dispersion and Prisms – Optical Instruments (Microscope & Telescope).

7. Optics and Waves, PHYS 2311

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to geometrical optics – Interference of light – Young’s double slit Experiment – Fresnel Prism – Michelson Interferometer- Newton’s rings – Diffraction – Fraunhofer diffraction – Polarization of light – Browser’s law – Nicol Prism – Optical activity.

8. Optics Lab, PHYS 2111

1 Credit Hour

Michelson Interferometer – Interference of microwave – Diffraction of microwave –Refraction through prism – Polarimetry – Measuring the velocity of light – Newton's rings – Diffraction grating – Specific charge of the electron – Law of lenses – Malus' law .

9. Electronics, PHYS 2320

3 Credit Hours

Semiconductor materials – P-N junction (construction and operation) – Diode applications (Rectifier diode, half wave, fullwave, clipping and clamping), Special diodes (Zener – Varactor –Schottky – Tunnel and other types) – Bipolar Transistors (construction and operation) – Transistor circuits – Dc Biasing of the transistor – design and operations – Transistor switching networks –Transistor Modeling – BJT Small signal analysis.

10. Modern Physics, PHYS 2330

3 Credit Hours

Special theory of Relativity – Blackbody radiation – Planck Law of Radiation –Einstein's treatment of Planck's law – Photoelectric effect – Compton effect – X-rays: production – Intensity measurements – Diffraction and refraction of X-rays –Introduction to quantum mechanics – Heisenberg uncertainty principle – De Broglie equation – Bohr and Somerfield theories for hydrogen atom – Nucleus and binding energy.

11. Thermodynamics, PHYS 2350         

3 Credit Hours

Thermometry (Types of thermometers, Relations between the thermometers scale, ideal gas scale) – Calorimetry (Newton’s law of cooling, Specific heat of liquid and solids, Specific heat of gases, Experiments to determine the specific heat) – Nature of heat ( Kinetic theory of gases and matter) – Thermodynamics: (Zeroth law, Concept of heat and work, First law, Applications, Second law, Some reversible cycles, Entropy and the second law, Maxwell’s thermodynamical relations, First order and second order transitions with T-ds equations) – Transmission of heat (Conduction, coefficient of thermal conductivity, Flow of heat, radial flow).

12. Mathematical Physics I, PHYS 3372

3 Credit Hours

Vector analysis – Gradient – Divergence – Curl – Green's theorem in the plane – Divegence theorem – Stockes' theorem – Curvilinear coordinate systems – Cartesian, Spherical, Cylindrical coordinate systems – Determinants – matrices – Rotation of axes – Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions – Infinite series (Taylor's and Maclaurin's expansions) – Complex numbers – Functions of a complex variable – Analytic functions – Cauchy integral theorem – singular points  – Laurent series – Residue theorem – Poles.

13. Classical Mechanics I, PHYS 3310

3 Credit Hours

Newtonian Mechanics – Conservation of potential energy– Linear and forced harmonic oscillations – Calculus of Variations – Lagrange equations – Hamilton’s equations – Poissan’s brackets – Gravitation – Central forces.

14. Electromagnetic Theory I, PHYS 3322

3 Credit Hours

Vectors – Electrostatic field – Gauss theory and applications – Laplace and Poisson equations – Electric dipole – Potential energy – Polarization – Vector Potential – Biot-Savart law – Ampere's law and applications – Self and mutual induction – Magnetic dipole – Faraday's law – Electric induction – Electromagnetic waves.

15. Nuclear Physics I, PHYS 3340

3 Credit Hours

Basic Concepts of nuclear physics – Nuclear properties – Radioactive decay –Modes of decay – Detecting nuclear radiation – Nuclear reactions Nuclear fission  and nuclear fusion  – Neutron physics  – Particle accelerators.

16. Mathematical physics II, PHYS 3373

3 Credit Hours

Gamma Function – Beta  function – Fourier series – Partial differential equations – Series solution of differential equations – Bessel Functions – Nuemann functions – Modified Bessel functions – Spherical Bessel functions – Legendre Functions – Legendre polynomials – Associated Legendre polynomials – Hermit function – Lageurre function – Associated Lagurre function – Calculus of variation – Tensor analysis.

17. Electronics Lab.  PHYS 2120

1 Credit Hours

Characteristic curve of silicon and germanium diodes – Rectification circuit (half and full wave, Clipping and clamping circuits ) – Zener diode characteristic curve ––Voltage multiplier – The transistor characteristic curves (common base – common collector –common emitter) – Transistor as an amplifier (one stage – two stage ) –Transistor as a switch.

18. Advanced Physics Lab. I, PHYS 3140

1 Credit Hours

Magnetic Fields (Earth's magnetic field, Magnetic field of single coils, Magnetic field of solenoid, Ferromagnetic hysteresis) – Electrodynamics (Transformer, Magnetic induction, Inductance of solenoids, Coil in the AC circuit, Capacitor in the AC circuit , RLC Circuit)

19. Quantum Physics I , PHYS 3312

3 Credit Hours

Matter waves and de-Broglie relation – Time-dependent and time-independent Schrödinger wave equations – Postulates of quantum mechanics – Wave functions – operators – Commutation relations – Transformation of Schrödinger equation by Galilean transformation – Free particle – particle in a box – Tunneling – Solution of the harmonic oscillator – Hermit polynomials – Annihilation and creation operators – Angular momentum operators and their eigenfuncrions and eigenvalues – Hydrogen atom and its eigenfunctions and eigenvalues – Spin angular momentum – Particle with  higher spin angular momentum.

20. Electromagnetic Theory II, PHYS 3323

3 Credit Hours

Electrodynamics (electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations) – The continuity equation – Poynting's Theorem – Electromagnetic Waves (Wave equation, EM wave in vacuum – EM wave in matter – Absorption and Dispersion, Waveguides ) – Potentials and Fields – Radiation from electric and magnetic dipoles.

21. Atomic and Molecular Physics, PHYS 3331

3 Credit Hours

Bohr theory of hydrogen atom – Hyper film structure – Fine structure – The Schrodinger Solution of the hydrogen atom – Elliptic orbits for hydrogen optical spectra and electronic structure  – Zeemann effect – Interaction with external electric and magnetic fields – Two electron atoms –X-ray spectra – Molecular structure and spectra.

22. Statistical Physics, PHYS 3375

3 Credit Hours

Mathematical Introduction – Maxwell-Boltzman Distribution – Bose-Einstein Statistics – Fermi-Dirac Statistics – Entropy – Partion function – Perfect gas- Blackbody Radiation –  Fermions –  Bosons –  Gibb’s paradox.

23. Advanced Electronic Lab., PHYS 4120

1 Credit Hours

Class A, B and C amplifier circuits – FET and MOSFET transistor circuits – logic gates– Integrated circuits – Operational amplifier applications.

24. Quantum Physics II, PHYS 4312

3 Credit Hours

Approximation methods – Non-degenerate perturbation theory – The eigenvalue of  Helium atom – Degenerate perturbation theory – Linear Stark effect – The variational method – Time-dependent theory – Fermi golden rule  –  Collision theory – Scattering operators –  Born‎‎`s approximation.

25. Electronics and Semiconductors, PHYS 4320

3 Credit Hours

Class A, B, and C amplifiers – Field Effect transistor ( FET ) – Metal oxide field effect transistor ( MOSFT ) – DC Biasing of ( FET ) and ( MOSFT ) transistors  – The logic gates and their application ( OR –AND –NOR –flip flop ) – integrated circuits – Operational amplifiers and applications.

26. Solid State I, PHYS 4350

3 Credit Hours

Crystal structure – Periodic array of atoms – Fundamental types of lattices – Simple crystal structure – Non-ideal crystal structure – Reciprocal Lattice – Bragg's low – Fourier analysis – diffraction condition – Fourier analysis of the Basis – Crystal binding – Crystal vibration  – Free electron Fermi gas Energy levels in one dimension – Fermi-Dirac distribution – Free electron gas  in  3-dimentions.

27. Advanced Physics Lab. II, PHYS 4140

1 Credit Hours

Characteristics of Geiger Muller tube – Axial sensitivity and resolving time correction for Geiger counter –  Inverse square law – Linear absorption coefficient – Law of radioactive decay and half life time measurements – Counting statistics– Beta spectrometry characteristics of X-ray copper –  Monochromatization of X-ray.

28.    Workshop, PHYS 4100

1 Credit Hour

29. Seminar in Physics, PHYS 4160

1 Credit Hour

This course aims at developing the student skills to use references, write reports, and give presentations.

30. Solid State II, PHYS 4351

3 Credit Hours

Energy Bands – Bloch theory – Semiconductor crystals – Equations of motion in the electric and magnetic Fields – Effective mass – Extrinsic and intrinsic conductance – Fermi surface of metals – Tight binding method for energy bands – Dielectrics – Local electric field at an atom – Polarizability – Ferroelectric crystals – Lattice Defects.

31. Nuclear Physics II, PHYS 4340

3 Credit Hours

The force between nucleons – Nuclear models – Alpha and Beta particles theory – Nuclear spin and moments – Nuclear scattering theory – Nuclear mesons – Particle physics – Nuclear astrophysics – Applications of nuclear physics.

32. Plasma Physics, PHYS 4373

3 Credit Hours

Plasma description, Occurrence of plasma in nature– Debye shielding – Plasma parameter – Application of plasma – Single particle motion – Uniform and non-uniform E & B fields – Adiabatic invariants – Plasma as fluids – Fluid drift perpendicular and parallel to B-field – Waves in plasma – plasma oscillation – Electron plasma waves – Lower hybrid frequency – Diffusion and resistivity – Diffusion across a magnetic field .

33. Theory of Relativity, PHYS 4374

3 Credit Hours

Space-time metrics (unification of space and time) – Physics in inertial frames of reference – Transforming between inertial frames (Lorentz transformation) – Length contraction and time dilation – Relativity of simultaneity – Time travel – Causality–Unification of momentum and energy – Transformation of mass and energy – Curved space – General Relativity.

34. High Energy Physics   PHYS 4372

3 Credit Hours

Overview – Relativity – Accelerators – Detectors – Cross section – Decay rates and S- matrix – Invariance principals, Static Quark Model – Electromagnetic interactions, Parton model and QCD – Weak interactions – Unification.

35. Digital Electronics, PHYS 4375

3 Credit Hours

Number systems – Digital systems – Codes – Boolean algebra – Logic gates, Combinational logic – Flip- flop – Sequential logic – Registers – Counters – Memory unit – Register transfer logic – Processor logic design – Coder in coder – Accumulator.

36.  Solar Energy  Physics     PHYS 4371

3 Credit Hours

The history of human solar energy use – Rudimentary energy concepts and fundamental dimensions – Basic operation of the sun – Fundamentals of thermal energy transfer and storage – Economics of solar energy and thermal  principles to construction – High tech solar.

37. Classical Mechanics II, PHYS 4310

3 Credit Hours

Coupled oscillations – Rigid body motion – Moment of inertia – Tensors – Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems – Simple, coupled and compound pendulums – Euler’s equations – Symmetrical top – Heavy top.

38. Advanced Optics and Laser, PHYS 4330

3 Credit Hours

Electromagnetic theory and waves propagation – Gauss radiation – Optical resonance– Interaction of light and atomic systems – LASER vibration – LASER technology.

39. Medical Physics, PHYS 4380

3 Credit Hours

X-ray – production of X-ray – attenuation coefficients, Nuclear medicine – gamma rays for imaging – spect clinical use – Ultrasound medicine – echo and cardiography. Radiotherapy – Basic electrophysiology – imaging of EEG, ECG.

39. Computational Physics, PHYS 4361

3 Credit Hours

Software concerns the physical problem solving such as MAPLE and MATHCAD.

40. Astrophysics, PHYS 4370

3 Credit Hours

The Celestial Sphere – Celestial Mechanics –  The Continuous Spectrum of Light– The Nature of Stars – The Interaction of Light and Matter – Binary Stars and Star Parameters –  The Classification of Stellar Spectra – Stellar Atmospheres – The Interiors of Stars – The Sun.

41. Special Topics in Physics, PHYS 4390

3 Credit Hours

Topics to be selected by the department.

42. Physics for Biological Sciences, PhYS 1310

3 Credit Hours

Measurements and units – Vectors – Linear motion –  Planar motion –  Newton’s law of motions – Circular motion – Gravitation – Satellite motion – Work and energy – Conservation of energy – Linear momentum – Center of mass – Collision – Rotational motion – Torque – Conservation of angular momentum – Static equilibrium – Simple harmonic motion – Fluid mechanics – Pascal's principle – Archimedes’s principle – Coulomb's Law – Electric Field – Electric Potential – Capacitance – Electric Current – Ohm's Law – DC Circuits – Kirchhoff’s Rules –  RC Circuits –  Magnetism.

43. Physics for Biological Sciences Lab, PHYS 1110

1 Credit Hours

Linear motion – Freely falling objects –Vector addition (force table) – Frictional forces – Elastic and inelastic collisions – Periodic motion (simple pendulum) – Elasticity and  Hook’s law – Conservation of energy – Shear modulus – Basics of electric circuits – Types of resistors – Ohm's law – Connection of resistors – Resistance measurement – Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff's rules – Capacitor (charging and discharging) – Measurement of alternating current (AC) quantities by using the oscilloscope.

44. Physics for Medicine, PHYS 1315

3 Credit Hours

Measurements and units – Vectors – Linear motion –  Planar motion –  Newton’s law of motions – Circular motion – Gravitation – Satellite motion – Work and energy – Conservation of energy – Linear momentum – Center of mass – Collision – Rotational motion – Torque – Conservation of angular momentum – Static equilibrium – Simple harmonic motion – Fluid mechanics – Pascal's principle – Archimedes’s principle – Coulomb's Law – Electric Field – Electric Potential – Capacitance – Electric Current – Ohm's Law – DC Circuits – Kirchhoff’s Rules –  RC Circuits –  Magnetism.

45. Physics for Medicine Lab, PHYS 1115

1 Credit Hours

Linear motion – Freely falling objects –Vector addition (force table) – Frictional forces – Elastic and inelastic collisions – Periodic motion (simple pendulum) – Elasticity and  Hook’s law – Conservation of energy – Shear modulus – Basics of electric circuits – Types of resistors – Ohm's law – Connection of resistors – Resistance measurement – Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff's rules – Capacitor (charging and discharging) – Measurement of alternating current (AC) quantities by using the oscilloscope.

46. General Physics for IT , PHYS 1302

3 Credit Hours

Electric force- Electric field – Gauss’s law – Electric potential – capacitance and dielectric – direct current and Resistance – Direct current circuits- - alternating current circuits.

47. General Physics for IT Lab. , PHYS 1103

1 Credit Hours

Introduction to the measuring devices (Multimeter) – Basics of electric circuits, Types of resistors – Ohm's law – Connection of resistors – Resistance measurement – Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff's rules – Capacitor (charging and discharging) – Measurement of alternating current (AC) quantities by using the oscilloscope – Inductive  Reactance – Capacitive Reactance – Resonance – Magnetic field.

48. General Physics for Elementary Education, PHYS 1311

3 Credit Hours

Measurements and units, Vectors, Linear motion, Heat, light, space and time, acoustic, charge and matter.