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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Physics Graduate Courses
Physics Graduate Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

Physics 5111      Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An in-depth study of some of the fundamental concepts of Quantum Mechanics is presented, with an introduction to more advanced techniques, such as symmetry and tensor operators, density matrix, Heisenberg and interactions pictures, field quantization, second quantization and many particle systems.
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Physics 5171      Quantum Statistical Mechanics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics are developed and then applied to black-body radiation, conduction electrons in metals, lattice vibrations in solids, magnetism, and superconductivity. The kinetic theory of transport processes is developed from the simplest approximation, to the relaxation time approximation, and finally to the near-exact formulation of the Boltzmann equation. Applications include viscosity, thermal conductivity, self diffusion, and electrical conductivity.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Physics 5211      Solid State Physics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Electron states in crystals. Lattice vibrations. Electron-phonon interactions.
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Physics 5217      Modern Optics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Recent applications and developments in Quantum Optics are covered, including quantized theory of radiation with applications to coherent and squeezed states, two-level and three-level atom, atom-field interaction, and non-linear quantum optics. Further applications include optical cavities, light in medium, and theory of lasers. Additional selected topics, such as negative refractive index, slow light and optical angular momentum will also be introduced.
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Physics 5231      Solid State Physics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Transport properties of solids. Optical properties. Introduction to polaron and superconductivity theories.
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Physics 5311      Experimental Methods I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course is designed to develop understanding and use of experimental techniques in Physics research.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Physics 5411      Topics in Physics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The subject matter of this course may change from year to year, and depends on the interests of the students.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Physics 5431      Topics in Physics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The subject matter of this course may change from year to year, and depends on the interests of the students.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Physics 5801 (9801)      Project
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Physics 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
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