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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHZ5116
Tracking Number - 5152

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change Pre-req from MAP 2302 to PHZ 5115
Comments: For PhD in Applied Physics, MS in Physics - Required. Form incomplete. Emailed 2/11/15. Updated 8/28/15. GC approved 10/12/15; to USF Sys 10/12/15; to SCNS 10/28/15. Approved effective 12/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-12-15
  2. Department: Physics
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA-10000-125300-000000-0000000
  5. Contact Person: David Rabson
  6. Phone: 41207
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHZ
  9. Number: 5116
  10. Full Title: Methods of Theoretical Physics II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Math Methods II
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: MAP 2302
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Applications of mathematical

    techniques to classical and modern

    physics. Selected topics in complex

    analysis, differential and integral

    equations, numerical methods, and

    probability theory.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: updating Pre-req
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? supports theoretical and computational research in physics/applied physics
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? existing course
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) doctorate in physics or related field
  29. Objectives: Introduce students to mathematical techniques that have become important recently in physics research. Prepare students for research in theoretical, computational, or mathematical physics.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to read current research papers in theoretical and mathematical physics using topics covered in this course. They will be prepared for research in certain theoretical and mathematical areas of physics.
  31. Major Topics: Varies by year. Example topics applied to physics: vector calculus on manifolds, differential topology, group theory, cohomology of groups in crystallography, Lie algebras in particle physics.
  32. Textbooks: Example: Stone and Goldbart, Mathematics for Physics
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: *no changes*
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: *no changes*
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: *no changes*
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: *no changes*
  38. Program This Course Supports: Ph.D. in Applied Physics, master's degrees in physics
  39. Course Concurrence Information: *no changes*

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