Learning goals and student learning outcomes
The following goals and outcomes have been established for students pursuing the MS degree in Physics
- Demonstrate understanding of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamitonian descriptions of mechanics and their application to a variety of physical systems.
- Demonstrate understanding of Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and special relativity and their application to a variety of technologies involving condensed-matter, optical, and nano science.
- Demonstrate understanding of Quantum theory in one and several dimensions and its application to a variety of nanoscience.
- Demonstrate understanding of advanced mathematical and numerical techniques used in modern applications of physical laws and theories.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection of the above descriptions and their applications in modern science and technology.
- Write projects and technical reports for experts and non-experts alike using modern technical tools including web access.
- Prepare and deliver presentations to varied audiences with modern technologies.
Scientific Research Skills
- Work independently and as part of a team to develop procedures and solutions to a variety of technical problems including hardware and software design and development.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data for advanced research projects that demonstrate mastery of research approaches and techniques.