E P 271 — ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING I

3 credits.

Solution of engineering problems using commercially-available software tools (spreadsheets, symbolic manipulators, and equation solvers). The emphasis will be on nuclear engineering problems, including radioactive decay, nuclear cross sections, scattering, and criticality.

E P 272 — ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING USING MAPLE

1 credit.

An introduction to multi-step engineering problem solving using Maple (symbolic mathematics) software.

E P 468 — INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING RESEARCH

1 credit.

An introduction to the conduct of engineering research: the scientific method, ethics in research, documentation and treatment of research data, publication practices, and the structure of the broader research community are covered.

E P 469 — RESEARCH PROPOSAL IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS

1 credit.

An introduction to current research topics in engineering physics. Development of an undergraduate research proposal supervised by faculty members. Open to EP majors only

E P/​E M A  471 — INTERMEDIATE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR ENGINEERS

3 credits.

Use of computational tools for the solution of problems encountered in engineering physics applications. Topics covered include orbital mechanics, structural vibrations, beam and plate deformations, heat transfer, neutron diffusion, and criticality. Emphasis will be on modeling, choice of appropriate algorithms, and model validation.

E P/​E M A  476 — INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING PHYSICS

3 credits.

Basic tools of professional scientific computation for UNIX environments are taught. Programming skills in a compiled language are developed through engineering examples. Applications reinforce engineering problem-solving skills first examined in introductory courses, while motivating progressively more advanced computational methods.

E P/​E M A  547 — ENGINEERING ANALYSIS I

3 credits.

Methods of higher mathematics; stress on problem solving rather than rigorous proofs; linear algebra, calculus of variations, Green's function.

E P/​E M A  548 — ENGINEERING ANALYSIS II

3 credits.

Function of complex variable, series solution of different equations, partial differential equations.

E P/​M E  566 — CRYOGENICS

3 credits.

Applications of cryogenics, material properties at low temperatures, refrigeration and liquifaction systems, measurement techniques, insulation, storage and transfer of cryogenics, safety and handling.

E P 568 — RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS I

3 credits.

Undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. Open to EP majors only

E P 569 — RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

3 credits.

Undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. Senior thesis. Open to EP majors only

E P 602 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS

1-3 credits.

Subject matter, credits and prerequisites vary. Prereqs> Vary

E P/​E M A  615 — MICRO- AND NANOSCALE MECHANICS

3 credits.

An introduction to micro- and nanoscale science and engineering with a focus on the role of mechanics. A variety of micro- and nanoscale phenomena and applications covered, drawing connections to both established and new mechanics approaches.

E P/​COMP SCI/​E C E/​E M A/​M E  759 — HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING

3 credits.

An overview of hardware and software solutions that enable the use of advanced computing in tackling computationally intensive Engineering problems. Hands-on learning promoted through programming assignments that leverage emerging hardware architectures and use parallel computing programming languages.

E P/​M E  777 — VACUUM TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Topics defining modern vacuum technology, including the kinetic theory of gases, conductance, pumping systems, pump technologies, pressure measurement, gas-surface interactions, sealing technologies, leak detection, and residual gas analysis will be addressed through a combination of lectures, laboratory activities, problem solving, and group discussions.

E P 920 — ENGINEERING PHYSICS GRADUATE SEMINAR

1 credit.

Students will be able to enroll for credit more than once because the topics of the course will differ substantially from semester to semester. Our MS requirements permit up to 3 credits within the 30-credit minimum for the degree.