E P 271 — ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING I
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
An introduction to multi-step engineering problem solving using Maple (symbolic mathematics) software.
E P 418 — SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Interdisciplinary survey of energy research topics. Understand how sustainable energy challenges are being studied and solved by different disciplines, from science and engineering to social sciences and humanities. Analyze energy sustainability using a multi-disciplinary, systems-based approach.
E P 468 — INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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
An introduction to current research topics in engineering physics. Development of an undergraduate research proposal supervised by faculty members.
E P/E M A 471 — INTERMEDIATE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR ENGINEERS
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
Background for professional numerical computation in Linux environments begins with shell scripting and software archiving. Programming skills in a compiled language are then developed through scientific and engineering examples. Engineering problem-solving skills are reinforced through applications that require numerical solutions to systems of differential and/or integral equations, while motivating progressively more advanced computational methods.
E P/E M A 547 — ENGINEERING ANALYSIS I
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
Function of complex variable, series solution of differential equations, partial differential equations. A year of math beyond calculus
E P/M E 566 — CRYOGENICS
Applications of cryogenics, material properties at low temperatures, refrigeration and liquefaction systems, measurement techniques, insulation, storage and transfer of cryogenics, safety and handling.
E P 568 — RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.
E P 569 — RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
Undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. Senior thesis.
E P 602 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS
Subject matter, credits and prerequisites vary.
E P/E M A 615 — MICRO- AND NANOSCALE MECHANICS
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
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. Students are strongly encourage to have completed COMP SCI 367 or COMP SCI 400 or to have equivalent experience.
E P/M E 777 — VACUUM TECHNOLOGY
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. Knowledge of fluid mechanics [such as M E 363 or B M E 320] strongly encouraged.
E P 920 — ENGINEERING PHYSICS GRADUATE SEMINAR
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.