a. Fall Semester
1. Corporate Financial Reports
2. Interpreting Financial Reports
3. Business Strategy and Structure
4. Managing People
b. Spring Semester
1. Management of Financial Resources
2. Market Driven Strategy
3. Managing Information Technology
6. The foregoing may be adjusted in the event of a realignment in the sequence
of courses in the MBA program.
7. Students who wish to continue their studies in the program after their first year of business courses and pursue the MBA degree:
a. Will, with the approval of the Director of the MBA Program, be permitted to transfer in for credit a total of six hours of 60000 or 70000 level graduate physics course work. Transfer will be approved for: 1. A graduate level course that is equivalent to DESC (Statistics) and 2. Other 60000 or 70000 level course work taken in the Physics Department.
b. Will be required to complete such additional coursework as required of other MBA students and as is provided in the applicable TCU Graduate Studies Bulletin. The student will work closely with the Academic Program Director to plan his/her schedule.
c. Will be required to attend (in the second year of the MBA program) four of the Industry-Led Perspective Series seminars. This series brings corporate executives to speak on some issues relevant to business. A student could satisfy this requirement the first year.
Prospective candidates for the Ph.D. Degree in Physics or the Ph.D. with Business
Option should be advised that the maximum term of fellowship or assistantship
support through the Department of Physics is five years, and support for MBA
courses from the TCU Physics Department fellowships or assistantship is limited
to 18 hours. Financial support for additional hours required for completion
of the MBA degree would be the student's responsibility; students would be eligible
to apply for financial aid for the second year of MBA study from the Neeley
School of Business.
The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Searchon the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.
Courses of Instruction
The following courses are offered for seniors and graduate students when there is sufficient interest.
50030 SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Students enrolled will be expected to participate in, prepare and lead discussions on selected topics in physics as suggested by the current journal literature.
50703 NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Physics 30553 is recommended. Characterization of chaos, routes to chaos, dissipative dynamical systems, Hamiltonian systems.
50713 CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Departmental permission. Regularly scheduled course on subjects of interest to students and faculty. Possible topics may include but are not limited to: Atomic and molecular physics, Atom optics, Biophysics, Mathematical physics and High-energy nuclear physics.
50723 INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 30493; Math 30524. Crystal structure, lattice dynamics, free electron theory, band theory, optical, electric and magnetic properties of solids.
50733 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 20483 and Math 30524. Computational methods used in physics, systems of linear equations, eigenvalue problems, numerical solution of differential equations using different computing environments.
50743 ASTROPHYSICS. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.. The distance scale, applications of dynamics, statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory to astrophysical phenomena, theory of stellar structure, processes in the interstellar medium and selected topics in cosmology.
50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Departmental Permission. Advanced work in physics, whose nature is to be determined by the previous preparation and interest of the individual. Credit will depend upon the nature of the study and the amount of work taken.
The following courses are offered regularly.
60203 CLASSICAL MECHANICS. Prerequisites: Physics 30553 or equivalent. Variational principles and Lagrange equations, rigid body motion, Hamiltonian mechanics, canonical transformation, Lagrange and Poisson brackets, Hamilton- Jacobi theory, continuous systems and fields.
60303 QUANTUM MECHANICS. Prerequisite: Physics 40113 or equivalent. Foundations of quantum mechanics, with applications to atomic and nuclear physics.
60313 QUANTUM MECHANICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60303. Continuation of 60303.
60403 ELECTRODYNAMICS. Prerequisite: Physics 40653 or equivalent. Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Time-dependent electromagnetic phenomena. Maxwell's equations and general electrodynamic theorems derivable therefrom. Electromagnetic radiation. Covariant formulation of the electromagnetic field equations.
60413 ELECTRODYNAMICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60403 or permission of instructor. This is a second part of the two semester course. It includes electromagnetic radiation, coherent optics, diffraction, Fourier optics, wave guides, lasers and discussion of non-linear phenomena.
60503 SOLID STATE PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60303, 60313 and 50723 or equivalent. Symmetry and crystal structure, ionic and covalent bonds, metals, band theory, thermal and optical effects in solids, and selected topics on magnetic properties, superconductivity and surface science.
60603 STATISTICAL PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 30603 or equivalent and Physics 60203, 60313. General principles, kinetic theory, partition functions, Bosons and Fermions, linked cluster expansions, distribution functions, Brownian motion.
60743 ASTROPHYSICS. Prerequisite: Departmental Permission. Origin and interpretation of stellar spectra. Energy generation and transport, nucleosynthesis. Stellar structure and stellar evolution. Interstellar medium, nebulae. Galaxies. Cosmology.
60870 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN ASTRONOMY. Prerequisite: Departmental Permission. Directed research in the follow areas:
Galaxy structure and evolution
60960 PHYSICS SEMINAR. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Physics or approval of instructor. Participation in graduate colloquium and occasional presentation of appropriate topics to graduate faculty.
60970 RESEARCH PROBLEMS. Directed research in the following areas:
Molecular and solid state physics
Positron annihilation spectroscopy
70771. Selected when enrolling only for non-thesis examination or preparation for the examination.
70980 THESIS. Prerequisite: Permission of Chair of Department.
70990 THESIS. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy.
80090 THE TEACHING OF PHYSICS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in physics and approval of instructor. Supervised preparation and delivery of lectures and demonstrations, and preparation and evaluation of examinations.
90970 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and departmental permission.
90980 DISSERTATION. Prerequisite: Permission of Chair of Department.
90990 DISSERTATION. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy. Continuation of 90980. A minimum of 12 hours of dissertation is required.
The following courses are offered for advanced graduate students when the demand develops.
60120 MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Selected topics in mathematical physics.
70133 ATOMIC COLLISION PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60303 and 60313. Theoretical, computational and experimental techniques used in electron, photon, atomic and molecular collision physics.
70203 NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60313. Nuclear and particle classifications and properties; nuclear two-body problem; nuclear models; passage of radiation through matter; detection methods and accelerators; nuclear and particle spectroscopy; gamma decay, beta decay and the weak interactions, Kaons, particle resonances; nuclear reactions; experiments at high energy.
70303 ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60313. An introduction to the relativistic Dirac theory of the electron and to the non- relativistic quantum mechanical many- body problem.
70413 STATISTICAL PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 70403. Lattice statistics, critical phenomena, propagators and methods for distribution functions, transport phenomena and irreversibility, second quantization and Green's functions.
70503 MOLECULAR PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in physics or approval of instructor. Electronic, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules. Applications of group theory to molecular spectra and structure. Fourier transform laser, electron paramagnetic resonance and other spectroscopic techniques.
70703 CHEMICAL PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60303. Quantum Chemistry, structure of molecules and intermolecular forces, molecular relaxation processes, light scattering, nonlinear optical methods, molecular beams, NMR and other experimental techniques.
70743 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ASTROPHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60870 or Departmental Permission. Regularly scheduled course on advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics, including the following:
Stellar Atmospheres: Basic methods and applications of radiative transfer. Theory and interpretation of astronomical spectra: line profiles, LTE and non-LTE line formation, abundances, model atmospheres, curve-of-growth.
Stellar Interiors: Solution of the equations of stellar structure, analytic approximations and theory relating to equilibrium stellar models, nucleosynthesis in massive stars, final phases of stellar evolution.
Galactic Structure: The interstellar medium, galaxy kinematics, interacting galaxies, evolution and classification of galaxies, extragalactic radio sources, quasars, cosmological models.
70803 THEORETICAL ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60303 and 60313. Theoretical study of electronic structure and molecular vibrations and rotation, Hartree-Fock and Many Body Perturbation Theory. Computer calculation of electronic structure.
70903 QUANTUM OPTICS. Prerequisite: Physics 60203 and 60213. Study of Laser Physics, interaction of light and matter, nonlinear phenomena and quantum nature of light.
90960 SEMINAR IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and approval of instructor.