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Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

3 credit      

Operators, Commutator's algebra, Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle, The Virial theorem, Postulates of quantum mechanics, The linear harmonic oscillator, The ladder method of harmonic oscillator, the central force problem, The H-atom, The angular momentum,  The spin, The Pauli matrices, The time-independent perturbation theory, Degenerate perturbation theory, The variational method, Theory of scattering.

Analytical Mechanics

3 credit      

Tensor calculus, Lagrange and Hamiltonian formulations, dynamical systems with  constraints, symmetry and conservation principles, Hamilton Jacobi formalism, relativistic dynamics, small oscillations.

Electromagnetic Theory

3 credit      

Electric Field - Coulomb's Law - Gauss's Law - Scalar Potential - Poisson and Laplace's equations - Electrostatic Potential Energy - Method of Images - Boundary-Value Problems in Cartesian, Spherical, and Cylindrical Coordinates- Electrostatic of Macroscopic Media - Multipole Expansion - Boundary-value Problems with Dielectrics - Electrostatic energy in Dielectric - Polarizability and Electric Susceptibility - Biot and Savart Law - Ampere's Law - Vector Potential - Boundary-Value Problems in Magnetostaics - Faraday's Law of Induction - Magnetic Energy - Maxwell Equations.

Methods of Mathematical Physics

3 credit      

Vector space, tensor analysis, Bessel functions, Legendre functions, spherical harmonics, special functions, calculus of variations.

Statistical Mechanics

3 credit      

Elements of classical and quantum statistics of non-interacting particles, the methods of Boltzman and Gibbs, the H-theorem applications.

Computational Physics

3 credit      

Introduction to Computing, Introduction to Fortran Programming, Ordinary Differential Equation by Simple Method, Multistep and Implicit Method, Runga- Kutta methods, Stability, Boundary Value and Eigenvalue Problems by Numerov Algorithm, by integration, by Green Function, by eigenvalue problems, solving one dimensional Schrödinger equation, Special functions, Gaussian Quadrature , Matrix Operation and Monte Carlo technique.

Special Topics 1

3 credit      

One of the following courses:

  a) Solid State Theory                      b) Waves and Plasma Physics

  c) High Energy Physics                             d) Nuclear Physics

  e) Optoelectronics  

Special Topics 2

3 credit      

a) Physics of Semiconductors           b) Optical Fibers

c) Quantum Field Theory        d) Advanced Mathematical Physics

e) Atomic and Molecular Physics

Special Topics 3

3 credit      

Selected topics in physics to be decided by the department.

Islamic Studies

3 credit      



6 credit      

The student has to undertake and complete a research topic under the supervision of a department member in order to probe in depth a specific problem in Physics.