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### Physics and Astronomy Department

### MS - Physics, Concentration in Computational Physics

The goal of this concentration is to give the candidate a thorough grounding in physics, computer programming and numerical methods. All candidates are required to complete a project or a thesis in which they apply computer-oriented techniques to physics problems.

Course Requirements | ||||||

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement | ||||||

At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html. | ||||||

Requirements of the Masters | 30 | |||||

Physics Courses | 18 | |||||

PHYS 100W. Methods of research and communication in physics | Z | 3 | ||||

PHYS 205. Advanced Dynamics | 3 | |||||

PHYS 210. Electromagnetic Theory | 3 | |||||

PHYS 230. Methods in Mathematical Physics | 3 | |||||

PHYS 240. Computational Physics | 3 | |||||

PHYS 263A. Quantum Theory | 3 | |||||

Mathematics Courses | 6 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 143C. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 143M. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

Select one course in consultation with graduate advisor: | ||||||

MATH 243B. Advanced Topics in Numerical Analysis | 3 | |||||

MATH 243M. Numerical Linear Algebra | 3 | |||||

200-level mathematics or physics | 3 | |||||

Culminating Experience | 6 | |||||

Complete one option (Plan A or Plan B): | ||||||

Plan A (Thesis) | ||||||

PHYS 298. Research | 1-4 | |||||

PHYS 299. Master's Thesis | 1-4 | |||||

3 units each of PHYS 298 and PHYS 299 | ||||||

Plan B (Project) | ||||||

PHYS 298. Research | 1-4 | |||||

3 units of PHYS 298 | ||||||

3 units of 200-level mathematics or physics elective course selected in consultation with graduate advisor | 3 | |||||

Total Units: | 30 | |||||