Options in Physics
Erhan Gülmez
May 5, 2004
Why Options?
Why do we have the current options?
• ÖSYM system
• Providing different options and a well
balanced education to the students
• Interdisciplinary programs
• Increasing number of students meant
enough candidates for different options
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WEB Page
Curriculum table*:
http://www.phys.boun.edu.tr/ENG/edu/curr.ht
ml
or just start from:
http://www.phys.boun.edu.tr
* (Thanks to İ.Semiz)
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BEFORE – Pure Physics only
Before :
Pure Physics track only
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Curriculum Structure
First two years: Introductory Math. and
Phys. courses + electives.
Third and Fourth years: Survey course
(Phys. 311-312), advanced Math,
advanced Quantum, Stat Mech. E&M
courses + Unrestricted Electives
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AFTER - OPTIONS
After:
OPTIONS:
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Pure Physics
Astrophysics
Computational Physics
Medical Physics
Physical Electronics
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Curriculum Structure – Pure
Physics Option
First two years: Introductory Math. and
Phys. courses + electives. ** SAME **
Third and Fourth years: Survey course
(Phys. 311-312), advanced Math,
advanced Quantum, Stat Mech. E&M
courses + Unrestricted Electives
*** SAME for the Pure Physics Option***
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Pure Physics option
Pure Physics option is the same as the
previous Physics curriculum.
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Curriculum Table – Part I
1st Sem. PHYS 101 MATH 101
Physics I
Calculus I
2nd Sem. PHYS 102 MATH 102
Physics II
Calculus II
CHEM 105
LIT 211
Fundamentals of
Chemistry
Studies in Literature
I
S-ELE
LIT 212
Specified Science
Elective
Studies in Literature
II
PHYS 221
EC 101
Matter
Introduction to
Economics I
HSS
3rd Sem. PHYS 201 MATH 201 Thermal Properties of
Physics III Matrix Theory
Humanities /
Social
Sciences
Elective
TK 221
Turkish I
HSS
4th Sem. PHYS 202
Physics IV
MATH 202
EE 210
EC 102
Differential
Equations
Electrical
Engineering
Introduction to
Economics II
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Humanities /
Social
Sciences
Elective
TK 222
Turkish II
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Curriculum Table – Part II
5th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 301
PHYS 331
Classical Mechanics I Electronics for Physicists
PHYS 326
6th
Sem.
PHYS 302
Color
codes
8th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 311
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Quantum
Physics I
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 442
Math. Methods of Physics
Expt. PhysicsI
II
Color Classical Mechanics II
PHYS 380
codes
Intro. to Electromagnetic
Radiation
7th
Sem.
PHYS 325
Quantum
Physics II
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 443
Electromagnetism I
Quantum Mechanics I
Expt. Physics II
Statistical
Physics
PHYS 325
PHYS 407
OPT
DIST
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Advanced Quantum
Physics I
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 402
PHYS 412
Electromagnetism II
Quantum Mechanics II
ELECT
Unrestricted
Elective
Physics Elective
DIST
PHYS 442
Advanced Quantum
Physics II
History of
Tur.Renov.I
UNR
HTR 312
Unrestricted
Elective
History of
Tur.Renov.II
PHYS 421
PHYS 411
Expt. Physics I
HTR 311
PHYS 312
PHYS 401
PHYS 408
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Distr. Field
Course
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UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
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Curriculum Structure –
Other Options
First two years: Introductory Math. and
Phys. courses + electives. ** SAME **
Third and Fourth years: Survey course
(Phys. 407-408), one advanced Math,
Option courses, and distribution courses.
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Curriculum Table – Part II
5th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 301
PHYS 331
Classical Mechanics I Electronics for Physicists
PHYS 326
6th
Sem.
PHYS 302
Color
codes
8th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 311
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Quantum
Physics I
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 442
Math. Methods of Physics
Expt. PhysicsI
II
Color Classical Mechanics II
PHYS 380
codes
Intro. to Electromagnetic
Radiation
7th
Sem.
PHYS 325
Quantum
Physics II
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 443
Electromagnetism I
Quantum Mechanics I
Expt. Physics II
Statistical
Physics
PHYS 325
PHYS 407
OPT
DIST
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Advanced Quantum
Physics I
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 402
PHYS 412
Electromagnetism II
Quantum Mechanics II
ELECT
Unrestricted
Elective
Physics Elective
DIST
PHYS 442
Advanced Quantum
Physics II
History of
Tur.Renov.I
UNR
HTR 312
Unrestricted
Elective
History of
Tur.Renov.II
PHYS 421
PHYS 411
Expt. Physics I
HTR 311
PHYS 312
PHYS 401
PHYS 408
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Distr. Field
Course
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UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
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Curriculum Structure –
Other Options
Option courses: Combination of
compulsory and elective courses from a
package specific to the option.
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DISTRIBUTIONS
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DISTRIBUTIONS:
Actuarial Mathematics
Archeometry
Business Administration
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages
Humanities
Mathematical Economics
Molecular Biology
Oral and Written Communication
Physics Teaching
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DISTRIBUTIONS
Distributions can be chosen independently
of your option (except Pure Physics
where there is no distribution
requirement). With the distribution
package you choose, you will be
guaranteed to be enrolled in the course
you select from the specific
distribution package.
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Curriculum Table – Part II
5th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 301
PHYS 331
Classical Mechanics I Electronics for Physicists
PHYS 326
6th
Sem.
PHYS 302
Color
codes
8th
Sem.
Color
codes
PHYS 311
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Quantum
Physics I
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 442
Math. Methods of Physics
Expt. PhysicsI
II
Color Classical Mechanics II
PHYS 380
codes
Intro. to Electromagnetic
Radiation
7th
Sem.
PHYS 325
Quantum
Physics II
OPT
DIST
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 443
Electromagnetism I
Quantum Mechanics I
Expt. Physics II
Statistical
Physics
PHYS 325
PHYS 407
OPT
DIST
Math. Methods of
Physics I
Advanced Quantum
Physics I
Physics Option
Course
Distr. Field
Course
PHYS 402
PHYS 412
Electromagnetism II
Quantum Mechanics II
ELECT
Unrestricted
Elective
Physics Elective
DIST
PHYS 442
Advanced Quantum
Physics II
History of
Tur.Renov.I
UNR
HTR 312
Unrestricted
Elective
History of
Tur.Renov.II
PHYS 421
PHYS 411
Expt. Physics I
HTR 311
PHYS 312
PHYS 401
PHYS 408
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
UNR
Distr. Field
Course
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UNR
Unrestricted
Elective
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Options
Details of the options
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Pure Physics
This is the old program. If you want to
pursue a career in Physics, you should
choose this option. You will be taking
additional and advanced Physics courses:
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Pure Physics – Courses
The required courses specific to this option are:
PHYS 311 Quantum Physics I
PHYS 312 Quantum Physics II
PHYS 326 Mathematical Methods of Physics II
PHYS 401 Electromagnetism I
PHYS 402 Electromagnetism II
PHYS 411 Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 412 Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 421 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 443 Experimental Physics II
Electives: One physics elective (like other options);
five unrestricted electives.
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Astrophysics - Compulsory
In addition to
Phys380 (Intro.to Electromagnetic
Radiation) and
Phys407-408 (Advanced Quantum Physics)
PHYS 345 Classical Astronomy and
PHYS 346 Introduction to Astrophysics
are also compulsory
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Astrophysics Electives
PHYS 445 Observational Astronomy
PHYS 446 Computational Astronomy
PHYS 447 Computational Astrophysics
PHYS 448 History of Astrophysics
PHYS 449 Cosmic X-Ray Astronomy
PHYS 491-492 Research in Physics (in an
Astrophysics-related field)
PHYS 525 Introduction to General
Relativity
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Computational Physics
In addition to Phys380 and Phys407-408,
PHYS 290 Intro. to Computer use in
Physics (unless exempt) are compulsory.
If you are exempt from Phys290, then you
should take at least one Phys course
from the following:
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Computational Physics Electives
PHYS 390 Computer assisted analysis of statistical data
PHYS 480-499* i) Computational Physics
ii) Programming in C
iii) Object Oriented Programming
iv) Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structures
v) VBA and macro programming
vi) Web Technologies with Java (I and II)
vii) Unix Shell Programming (on-line)
viii) Microprocessors
ix) Fundamentals of computing (on-line)
x) Machine Learning and Data Mining for Physicists (online)
*Offering of these courses depend on the department resources and not all of them may be
offered at a given semester. On-line courses can be taken as regular courses subject to the
consent of instructor.
Database (CompE 321 or MIS 234/335; subject to the consent of the
instructor)
Internet (MIS 371, subject to the consent of the instructor)
MATH 341 Numerical Analysis
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Computational Physics Electives
CmpE 240 Digital Systems
Cmpe 344 Computer Organization
Cmpe 444 Microprocessors
IE 201 Intermediate Programming
Cmpe 223-224 Data Structures and Algorithms
Cmpe 322 Operating Systems
Cmpe 450 Software Engineering
Cmpe 455 Programming Methodologies
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Medical Physics
In addition to Phys380 and Phys407-408,
PHYS 337 Introduction to Physical
Methods in Medical Diagnosis is also
compulsory.
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Medical Physics - Electives
• PSY 271 PSY 377 PSY 571: Psychobiology
• BIO 101 BIO 241 BIO 301 BIO 302 BIO 305 BIO 306
BIO 332 BIO 342 BIO 353
BIO 443
• BM 402 BM 504 (*): BM 507 (*): BM 508 (*): BM 511
(*): BM 521 (*):
BM 523 (*): BM 524 (*):
BM 530 (*): BM 541 (*): BM 542 (*):
BM 563 (*): BM 564 (*): BM 571 (*): BM 574 (*):
• Of course, some of the above courses can be taken as
unrestricted electives, as well.
* the BM 5XX courses can only be taken by seniors.
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Physical Electronics
In addition to Phys380 and Phys407-408,
there are no other compulsory courses.
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Physical Electronics Electives
PHYS 332 Electronics II
PHYS 391 Physical Electronics I
PHYS 392 Physical Electronics II
PHYS 462 Solid State Physics I
PHYS 481/482 i) Microprocessors in
Physics
ii) Optoelectronics
Any electronics-related course from
PHYS, EE or CompE departments that
the adviser finds appropriate.
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Distributions
Details of the distributions
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 1
• Actuarial Mathematics
MATH 310 ProbabilityMATH
342 Actuarial MathematicsMATH
442 Risk AnalysisIE 310 Operations
Researchare compulsory, if you choose
this distribution
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 2
Archeometry
• Arcm 301 Archeometry I
• Arcm 302 Archeometry II
• FA 201 Anatolian Art and Cultures from
Prehistory to the end of the Classical Ages I
• FA 202 Anatolian Art and Cultures from
Prehistory to the end of the Classical Ages II
• PHYS 462 Solid State Physics
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 3
Business Administration*
AD 220 Intro. to Management
AD 211 or 216 Accounting
AD 311 Business Finance (Prereq: AD 211
or 216)
AD 341 Intro. to Marketingare
compulsory,
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 4
Chemistry We recommend
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry for
Engineers
CHEM 231 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 471 Environmental Chemistry
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DISTRIBUTIONS -5
Environmental Studies
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 6
Foreign Languages One of the German or
French sequences* offered by the
School of Foreign Languages (YADYOK)
must be taken as Distribution Courses
*FR101,201 and GER101,201 are offered in Fall term and FR102,202 and
GER102,202 are offered in Spring term. There are sections of these
courses in the first two periods (9-11 AM) with quotas allocated to the
Physics students. For this reason, 3rd and 4th year Physics courses are
scheduled after 11 AM.
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DISTRIBUTIONS -7
Humanities
There are no compulsory courses for this distribution.
The courses can be chosen from among
(i) History and Philosophy of Science Group
STS 401 History of Science
STS 410 History of Science
STS 421 History of Mathematics
STS 440 Science in Turkish Civilizations
STS 480-489 Selected Topics in Science, Technology
and Society
PHIL 222Philosophy of Science
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DISTRIBUTIONS -7
(ii) Philosophy Group
PHIL 101 Intro. to Philosophy
PHIL 111 Intro. to Ancient and Medieval
Philosophy
PHIL 112 Intro. to Modern Philosophy
PHIL 131 Logic I
PHIL 132 Logic II
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DISTRIBUTIONS -7
(iii) Linguistics- Literature Group
ENGL 101 Intro. to Literary Scholarship I
ENGL 102 Intro. to Literary Scholarship II
EL 101 Survey of English Literature I
EL 102 Survey of English Literature II
CL 103 Classical Literature
LING 112 Intro. to Language and Linguistics I
LING 112 Intro. to Language and Linguistics II
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DISTRIBUTIONS -7
(iv) SAS (FEF) Humanities Group
EL 112 Cultural History of England
FA 311 History of European Painting and
Sculpture I
FA 312 History of European Painting and
Sculpture II
MUS 323 Music Appreciation I
MUS 324 Music Appreciation II
STS230 Theory of Musical Sound
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 8
Mathematical Economics There are no compulsory
courses for this distribution
EC 203 Economic Theory IEC 204 Economic Theory IIEC
233 Mathematical Statistics IEC 234 Mathematical
Statistics IIEC 321 Mathematical Economics IEC
322 Mathematical Economics IIEC 331 Econometric
Methods IEC 332 Econometric Methods IIEC
501 Micro-Economics IEC 502 Micro-Economics IIEC
503 Macro-Economics I, IIEC 504 Macro-Economics
IIEC 531 Research Methodology and Applied
Econometrics IEC 532
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 9
Molecular Biology
3 Compulsory: BIO 241 Cell BiologyBIO
252 GeneticsBIO 353 Molecular
Genetics
1 elective: BIO 351 MicrobiologyBIO
301 Biochemistry IBIO 342 Physiology
IBIO 332 Techniques in Biological
ResearchBIO 401 Molecular Biology I
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 10
Oral and Written Communication There are no
compulsory courses for this distribution
FLED 101 Developing Communicative
Competence in English IFLED 102 Developing
Communicative Competence in English IIFLED
103 English CompositionFLED 104 Study and
Research SkillsTR 105 Written English
PracticeTR 103 Public Speaking ITR
104 Public Speaking ITR 102 English Lexis
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DISTRIBUTIONS - 11
Physics Teaching There are no compulsory
courses for this distribution
ED 101 Intro. to EducationED 211 Educational
PsychologyED 272 Curriculum and Instruction
MethodsSCED 370 Measurement of Science
AchievementOne of ED 104, 221, 274 and
452ED XXX or SCED XXX ??????SCED
441 Teaching PhysicsSCED 442 Practice
Teaching in Physics
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Graduates
Graduation GPAs of the students who
went abroad to do graduate work
Graduation GPAs - all
80
#Students
#Students
20
15
10
60
40
5
20
0
0
2
2,5
3
3,5
4
2
GPA
2,5
3
3,5
4
GPA
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Graduates
Distribution of the students who graduated
between January 1998 – February 2004
(~6 years)
Pure Phys.
:
88
Comp. Phys.
:
90
Astrophysics
:
13
Medical
:
6
Electronics
:
5
Double Majors :
14
Total
:
216
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Graduates
Distribution of the students who graduated between January
1998 – February 2004 (~6 years)
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Actuarial Mathematics
Archeometry
Business Administration
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages
Humanities
Mathematical Economics
Molecular Biology
Oral and Written Communication
Physics Teaching
0
2
47
0
0
22
22
3
1
0
17
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When are you ready?
You will be ready to choose your option
when you pass Phys 202. Then you have
to decide.
Choose carefully.
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