## Academics## Schedule Fall 2003## Descriptions of Current Courses## Description of Courses Taught Precedingly
## Schedule Fall 2003:
* Additional Lab Hours by appointment. ## Descriptions of Current Courses:## PEP 297 -- SKIL IPrerequisites: PEP111 & PEP112. SKIL (Science Knowledge Integration Ladder) is a six-semester sequence of project-centered courses. This course introduces students to the concept of working on projects that foster independent learning, innovative problem solving, collaboration and teamwork, and knowledge of integration under the guidance of a faculty advisor. SKIL I familiarizes the student with the ideas and realization of project-based learning using simple concepts and basic scientific knowledge. ## PEP 510 -- Modern Optics LaboratoryPrerequisites: PEP410 or permission of the insructor. The course is designed to familiarize students with a range of optical instruments and their applications. Included will be measurement of aberrations in optical systems, thin film properties, Fourier transform imaging systems, nonlinear optics, and laser beam dynamics. Fall term. This course may sometimes be offered in the spring term if space is available.For complete course descpriptions of all Undergarduate and Graduate courses please see Stevens Registrars Homepage. ## Description of Courses Taught Precedingly:## PEP 209 Modern OpticsPrerequisites: PEP112 Concepts of geometrical optics for reflecting and refracting surfaces, thin and thick lens formulations, optical instruments in modern practice, interference, polarization and diffraction effects, resolving power of lenses and instruments, X-ray diffraction, introduction to lasers and coherent optics, principles of holography, concepts of optical fibers, optical signal processing. Spring semester. ## PEP 242 Modern PhysicsPrerequisites: MA221 and PEP221 This course will be pahsed out by 5/04. Simple harmonic motion, oscillations and pendulums; Fourier analysis; wave properties; wave-particle dualism; the Schrödinger equation and its interpretation; wave functions; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle; quantum mechanical tunneling and application; quantum mechanics of a particle in a "box," the hydrogen atom; electronic spin; properties of many -electron atoms; atomic spectra; principles of lasers and applications; electrons in solids; conductors and semi-conductors; the n-p junction and the transistor; properties of atomic nuclei; radioactivity; fusion and fission. Spring term. ## PEP 281 Honors Modern OpticsPrerequisites: By invitation only The course covers subjects in PEP 209 with further in-depth and detailed discussions. Topics also include: third-order optical corrections; Fresnel coeffi-cients and ellipsometry; and others as time permits. Additional effort is expected from the student, compared to PEP 209, to meet these course requirements. ## PEP 297 SKIL IPrerequisites: PEP111 & PEP112. SKIL (Science Knowledge Integration Ladder) is a six-semester sequence of project-centered courses. This course introduces students to the concept of working on projects that foster independent learning, innovative problem solving, collaboration and teamwork, and knowledge of integration under the guidance of a faculty advisor. SKIL I familiarizes the student with the ideas and realization of project-based learning using simple concepts and basic scientific knowledge. ## PEP 322 / PEP 411 / PEP 416 / PEP 423 / PEP 424 Engineering Design for Engineering PhysicsPrerequisites: PEP338 and PEP334 or CH281 or PEP509 or PEP242 Required course of former Engineering Physics Curriculum; will be phased out by 5/04. Individually-supervised projects associated with theory, design, construction and operation of instrumentation for biophysics, lasers and optical systems, plasma discharges and cryogenics systems. Off-campus projects in industrial research laboratories and high- technology companies are encouraged. ## PEP 509 Intermediate Waves and OpticsPrerequisites: PEP331 or its equivalent Crosslisted with EE509 The general study of field phenomena; scalar and vector fields and waves; dispersion phase and group velocity; interference, diffraction and polarization; coherence and correlation; geometric and physical optics. Spring semester. Typical text: Hecht and Zajac, Optics. ## PEP 510 Modern Optics LaboratoryPrerequisites: PEP410 or permission of the insructor. The course is designed to familiarize students with a range of optical instruments and their applications. Included will be measurement of aberrations in optical systems, thin film properties, Fourier transform imaging systems, nonlinear optics, and laser beam dynamics. Fall term. This course may sometimes be offered in the spring term if space is available. ## PEP 510 Photonics IPrerequisites: PEP209 or PEP509 Crosslisted with EE515 and MT515 This course will cover topics encompassing the fundamental subject matter for the design of optical systems. Topics will include optical system analysis, optical instrument analysis, applications of thin film coatings, and opto-mechanical system design in the first term. The second term will cover the subjects of photometry and radiometry, spectrographic and spectrophotometric systems, infrared radiation measurement and instrumentation, lasers in optical systems, and photon-electron conversion. Typical texts: Military Handbook 141 (U.S. Gov. Printing Office); S.P.I.E Reprint Series (Selected Issues) W.J. Smith, Modern Optical Engineering. ## PEP 702 Topics in Physics and Engineering Physics PEP 800 Special Topics in Physics (MS)1 to 6 credits. Limit of 6 credits for the degree of Master of Science (Physics/Engineering Physics) Topics include any one of the following: magnetohydrodynamics, quantum mechanics, general relativity, many body problem, nuclear physics, quantum field theory, low temperature physics, diffraction theory, particle physics. ## PEP 801 Special Topics in Physics (PhD)1 to 6 credits. Limit of 6 credits for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. ## PEP 960 Research in Physics (PhD)Hours and credits to be arranged. This course is open to students who have passed the doctoral qualifying examination, except that a student who has already taken the required doctoral courses may register for this in the term in which he intends to take the qualifying examination. Original experimental or theoretical research undertaken under the guidance of the faculty of the department which may serve as the basis for the dissertation required for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. |

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