Optional Courses

The following sections give a short description of the syllabus of mandatory and elective courses offered in our Department. Each course is assigned a code number and a credit, given in parentheses after the course title. The teaching hours (theory, exercises, laboratory) are quoted in parentheses at the end of each syllabus, together with the teaching staff for the current academic year. The {f} and {s} notations used in elective courses, stand for the fall and spring semester, respectively.

I. CYCLE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS

101. STATISTICAL PHYSICS II (4)

Applications of statistical mechanics. Photon gas. Insulating and conductive solids. Atomic and molecular gases. Equilibrium of chemical interactions. Phase equilibria and phase transitions. Applications in astrophysics. (3,1,0) Manesis E. { s}

102. SPECIAL ISSUES OF QUANTUM THEORY (4)

Orbital integrals and applications. Dispersion theory. Second quantization. Applications in non inertial systems with many degrees of freedom (3,1,0) 51, 61 Evangelou S.{ f}

103. ELEMENTARY PARTICLES (4)

Introduction. Basic concepts and experimental methods. Symmetries and conservation laws. Weak, electromagnetic and strong interactions. Introduction to gradient theories. Unified theories. Astroparticle physics. (3,1,0) ) Kanti P. { s}

104. INTRODUCTION TO FIELD THEORY (4)

Dirac equations. Klein-Gordon equations. Quantization of electromagnetic radiation. Simple applications of relativistic field theory. (3,1,0) 51, 61) Tamvakis K. { s}

105. COSMOLOGY (4)

Cosmological observational data: Huble expansion, background microwave radiation, large scale structures, dark matter. Big bang theory: basic assumptions, Robertson-Walker metrics, horizons, red shift, Friedman equations, age of the universe. Problems of the big bang theory: the cosmological constant, planarity, dark matter, bariogenesis, primordial perturbations. Inflating universe. . (4,0,0) Kanti P. { s}

106. GRAVITY AND GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY I (4)

Introduction to differential geometry and Rienmann geometry. Fundamental concepts of general relativity and Einstein equations. Elementary solutions, Newtonian limit and classical testing. Introduction to geometry and physical interpretation of dark holes. Schwarzschild formula. Introduction to Robertson-Walker cosmological models (4,0,0) 33, 62 Batakis N. { f}

107. GROUP THEORY (4)

Symmetry transformation groups. Conjugate classes. Representations. Characters. Schur lemmas. Wigner's theorem. Lie algebras. O(2), O(3), SU(2), SU(n), O(n), Sp(n) groups. Casimir operators. Applications. (3,1,0) 12, 34 Batakis N.{ f}

108. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY (4)

Curvature and torsion. Curve theory. Surface theory. Tensor calculus. Internal geometry. (3,1,0) Kolasis C. {f}

109. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS (4)

Root determination of algebraic equations. Calculation of determinants. Matrix diagonalization. Numerical integration. Monte-Carlo integration. Solution of first and second order differential equations. Schroedinger differential equations. Solution of integral equations. Minimization methods. Simulation methods (Monte-Carlo, molecular dynamics). (2,0,2) Evagelakis G. {s}

110.COMPLEX SYSTEMS (4)

Complexity. Fractals: Koch curves, self-similarity, Sierpinski gasket, percolation, Cantor sets, multifractals. Chaos: logistic equation, Lyapunov exponents, Hamiltonian systems, non-linear pendulum. Neural networks: information, entropy, brain, learning, artificial neural networks, NP problems, cellular automata. Applications. (3,1,0) Evangelou S. { f}

111.PLASMA PHYSICS (4)

Introductory concepts. One particle motion. Kinetical theory. Plasma as a fluid. Wave phenomena, diffusion and conductivity. Equilibrium and stability. Non linear phenomena. Introduction to controlled fusion. (3,1,0) 31, 62 Throumoulopoulos G. {f} - Pantis G. { s}

112. MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS (4)

N-dimensional vector spaces. The bra and ket notation. Dual space. Linear and special operators. Eigenvectors, eigenvalues. Computer applications. Applications in Quantum physics. Metric spaces, Hilbert spaces, the space of square integrable functions. Lebesque integral. Riesz-Fischer theorem. Classical polynomials, computer-aided study. Special Physics functions, Application to Quantum Physics. Fourier, Laplace, Mellin transformations. Distributions theory. Sturm-Liouville theory, Solution of differential equations through the Green method. Multidimensional problems, Poisson equation. Integral equations, Born-Neumann method, Convergence of Neumann series, Banach spaces. Kernels. Tensors. Computer-aided tensor analysis. (2,1,1) ) Leontaris G. { f}

113. MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS BY COMPUTERS (4)

Introduction: historical facts, symbolic calculations and software. Basics: Simple algebraic and numerical calculations, functions, derivatives, integrals and radicals. Graphical representations, animation. Complex problems: Linear Algebra, Eigenvalues, Eigenfunctions, Series, Differential equations, Numerical calculations. Applications in Mathematics and Physics. (1,0,3) J. Rizos . {f}

114. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (DIPLOMA THESIS) (4)

(Available only for students at the 7th and 8th semester). Those interested in this course should contact a member of the academic staff working on a relevant subject. {f} - {s}

II. CYCLE OF EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED PHYSICS

201. ATOMIC PHYSICS (4)

One-electron atoms. Quantum-mechanical description, Spectral lines, Fine structure, Relativistic corrections. Multi-electron atoms, quantum-mechanical description, self-consistent field approximation, Hartree theory, Periodic system. Atomic states and energies, Alkali atoms, Rybderg series, He atom, atoms with two or more optical electrons, Electrostatic interactions, coupling cases, fine and hyperfine structure, atomic transitions. Influence of constant electric and magnetic fields, Stark, Zeeman, Pashen-Back effects. (3,1,0) Tsekeris P .{f}

202. MOLECULAR PHYSICS (4)

General attributes of molecules, shape, size, molecular bond, dipole moment, polarization. Elements of molecular symmetry, Point group theory. Quantum description of molecular systems, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, electronic states, Molecular orbits. Motion of nuclei, oscillatory and rotational states, molecular system energy, Morse potential, Rotation, Transitions, Selection rules, Rotational spectra, Intensity of spectral lines, Molecular vibration, Transitions, Selection rules, Vibrational spectra, Interaction between vibrational and rotational states, Raman spectroscopy. Electronic transitions, Franck-Condon coefficients. Radiative decay (fluorescence, phosphorescence), Ionization, Molecular break-up. Multi-photon resonant and non-resonant excitation, multi-photon ionization of molecules (3,1,0) Filis J. { s}

203. NUCLEAR PHYSICS I (4)

Properties of nuclei (charge distribution, mass, angular momentum, parity, isotopic spin, electromagnetic torques). Instability of nuclei. Alpha-beta-gamma decay. Nuclear potential. (3,1,0) Aslanoglou X. { f}

204. NUCLEAR PHYSICS II (4)

Nuclear potential, Nuclear models (collective motion, independent motion of nuclides). Nuclear reactions (elastic, inelastic scattering, direct reactions, complex nucleus reactions). (3,1,0) Pakou A. { s}

205. SOLID STATE PHYSICS II (4)

Metal band theory. Periodic boundary conditions. Model of the qausi-free electron. Bloch theorem. Active mass. Brillouin bands and Fermi surface. Semi-conductors (Hall effect, infrared absorption). Dielectrics. Magnetic properties of solids. Superconductivity. Amorphous materials and alloys. (3,1,0) Kamaratos M. { s}

206. SEMICONDUCTORS PHYSICS (4)

Electronic Energy bands of semiconductors. Electrons and holes. Equilibrium concentration of carriers. Generation and recombination of carriers. Diffusion and electrical conduction.pn- and metal-semiconductor junctions (DC and AC operation). Heterojunctions. Quantum wells, wires and dots. (3,1,0) Tsekeris P. { f}

207.EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN PHYSICS Ι (4)

Experimental methods, instrumentation and scope of Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. (3,1,0) Pakou A. (in-charge), Kosmidis K., Evangelou J. { f}

208. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN PHYSICS ΙΙ (4)

Vacuum techniques. Low temperatures. Thermometry. Thin film technology. Techniques for studying solids and surfaces: X-ray diffraction, Moessbauer effect. Electric and magnetic measurements, mass spectroscopy, electron diffraction, Auger Spectroscopy. Measurement of work function. (3,1,0) Mertzimekis Th. {s}

209. LABORATOR IN MODERN PHYSICS Ι (4)

Black body radiation, Michelson Interferometer, optical spectroscopy experiments, X-ray physics (spectra, diffraction, spectroscopy, fluorescence), α- β-particle spectroscopy, γ-ray spectroscopy, lifetime of natural radionuclides, coincidence experiments using a pulse generator and a Na-22 source, Poisson statistics, Simulation of radioactive decay, Experiments using plastic scintillators and cosmic radiation detection. (1,0,3) 201 Filis J. (in-charge), Kosmidis K., Bakas Th., { f} - Cohen S. (in-charge), Filis J. { s}

210. LABORATOR IN MODERN PHYSICS ΙΙ (4)

Moessbauer spectroscopy, dye LASER calibration using an opto-galvanic lamp. Optical spectroscopy experiments, Measurement of the speed of light, X-ray Physics, α- β-particle spectroscopy, γ-ray spectroscopy, Thickness determination of Al, Cu, Au foils using an Am-241 source, Compton scattering, γ-γ angular distribution measurement using a Co-60 source, Geiger-Muller tube, Poisson statistics, Simulation of radioactive decay, Experiments using plastic scintillators and cosmic radiation detection. (1,0,3) 201 Pakou A. (in-charge), Ioannides K., Kokkas P. { f} - { s}

211. MATERIALS SCIENCE (4)

Overview of electrical, mechanical, optical and magnetic properties of metals, semiconductors, dielectrics, ceramics and plastics. Applications of classical thermodynamics in solids and bimetallic compounds. Applications of the dislocation theory of crystals in the mechanical properties of solids. Liquid crystals and amorphous semiconductors. (3,1,0) Moukarika A. {s}

212. STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS (4)

Introduction. Interactions of radiation with matter. Basic theory of Elastic Scattering. Crystal diffraction. Basic theory of electron diffraction. Secondary emission. Radiation production, detection and measurement. Applications of X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction in crystal solids. High and low energy electron diffraction in thin films. Elemental analysis through X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Electron spectroscopy in surface analysis. X-ray absorption spectroscopy and electron loss spectroscopy. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy in surface analysis. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM). Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). (3,1,0) Bakas Th. {s}

213. LASER PHYSICS (4)

Radiative processes. Homogeneous and inhomogeneous spectra. Principles, operation and types of laser devices. Properties of laser light. (3,1,0) Tsekeris P. {f}

214. LASER APPLICATIONS (4)

Applied Laser spectroscopy. Bio-optical technology. Medical applications of Lasers. Environmental applications of Lasers. Elements of non linear optics. (4,0,0)

215. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Ι (4)

Chemical thermodynamics: Gibbs function, chemical potential. Phase equilibria. Chemical equilibria. Thermochemistry. Electrochemical equilibria: electrolytic solutions, electrochemical cells (3,1,0) Foulias S. {f}

216. . PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY ΙΙ (4)

Applications of Kinetic Theory. Chemical kinetics. Processes on solid surfaces (adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis). Dynamic electrochemistry. (3,1,0) Floudas G. { s}

217. MODERN OPTICS AND APPLICATIONS (4)

Maxwell equations in optical materials. Reflection, refraction, Fresnel equations, dispersion equations. Interference, Airy equations, interferometry. Diffraction, Kirchhoff integral, optical boundaries. Polarization, scattering, phase delay. Thin film interference. Holography. (3,1,0) Kosmidis K. {f}

218. APPLICATIONS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS (4)

Introductory concepts in Nuclear Physics. Interactions of radiation with matter. Nuclear radiation detectors. Physics and technology of nuclear reactors. Physics and applications of neutrons. Methods for trace analysis. Applications of radioisotopes in research and industry. Radio-dating methods. Radio-ecology. Dosimetry. Radiation shielding. Applications in geophysics. Applications in medicine: gamma camera, positron-electron tomography (PET), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). (3,1,0) Ioannides K. { s}

219. POLYMER SOLIDS (4)

Introduction, plastics and polymers, classification of polymers, glass transition of polymers, polymer dynamics near the glass point, crystallization of solids, kinetics of crystallization, semi-crystal polymers dynamics, liquid-crystal polymers, chemical/physical structure and applications. (3,1,0) 41 ή 63 ή 71 ) Floudas G. { f}

220. MEDICAL PHYSICS (4)

Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter focusing on medical applications. Dosimetry. Biological effects of ionizing radiation. Introduction to physics of medical imaging (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine). Introduction to physics of radiotherapy. Radioprotection. Classical mechanics applied to human walking. (3,0,1)) Kalef-Ezra J., Emfietzoglou D. (School of Medicine) { s}

221. BIOPHYSICS (4)

Introduction. Interactions between molecules and atoms. Osmosis � Diffusion. Chemical base of life. Cellular structure and function. Biochemical and molecular analysis of cells. Bioenergetics. Thermodynamics and biological applications. Physical methods in the study of biophysical phenomena (electrophoresis, centrifugation, chromatography, light scattering, X-ray scattering, spectroscopy, microscopy). Membrane biophysics. Bioelectrical phenomena. Effect of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on cells. Bio-matter evolution. (3,1,0)

222. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (DIPLOMA THESIS) (4)

(Available only for students at the 7th and 8th semester). Those interested in this course should contact a member of the academic staff working on a relevant subject). { f} - { s}

 

III. CYCLE OF DIDACTICS IN PHYSICS

301. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS I (4)

The science and the problem of Truth. Organization of the Physics Science. Nature in ancient Greek philosophy. Contestation of Aristotle's physics during Renaissance. The Logical Empiricism and its criticism. The progress of scientific theories. Scientific reasoning. (4,0,0) Pantis G. { f}

302. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS II (4)

Philosophical extensions of modern Physics. Space, time and motion. Probability in Physics. The quantum-mechanical image of the world. (4,0,0) Vayonakis K. { s}

303. HISTORY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (4)

Natural sciences in the early historical societies. Natural sciences during the classical period, Byzantium and Renaissance. First scientific revolution - Galileo. Second scientific revolution - X-rays discovery. Contemporary developments. Social perspective of science. Relation between science and technology. (4,0,0)

Triandafyllopoulos I. { f}

304. DIDACTICS OF PHYSICS Ι (4)

Basic concepts of natural sciences didactics. Mathematics and Physics. Language and Physics. Didactics of the fundamental concepts and laws of mechanics. Didactics of fundamental concepts and laws of heat. (4,0,0) Krommydas F. { f} - Gioka O. { s}

305. DIDACTICS OF PHYSICS ΙΙ (4)

Didactics of fundamental concepts and laws of electromagnetism and modern Physics. The significance of Physics history and philosophy in teaching. Elements of Pedagogy- Psychology. Evaluation of students and teaching process. (4,0,0) Gioka O. { s}

306. PEDAGOGY - DIDACTICS (4)

The course syllabus has not yet been defined. (4,0,0) Kossyvaki F., Konstadinou X. Brouzos A., Nikolaou G. (Department of Primary Education) {f}

307. PEDAGOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)

The course syllabus has not yet been defined. (4,0,0)Kossyvaki F. (Department of Primary Education) {s}

308. NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION (4)

Introduction: Historical data. Computers in education. Understanding abstract concepts by simulation. Multimedia technology, multimedia applications software, computer-aided evaluation. Internet in education: long-distance education, development of courses on the web. Teaching physics through new technologies: educational websites. Specialized software. (1,0,3) Rizos J. { s}

309. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (DIPLOMA THESIS) (4)

(Available only for students at the 7th and 8th semester). Those interested in this course should contact a member of the academic staff working on a relevant subject. { f} - { s}

IV. CYCLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL, ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS

401. GENERAL METEOROLOGY (4)

Introduction. Branches of Meteorology and Climatology. Weather and climate. Climatological elements. The Sun and its radiation. Thermodynamics and hydrostatics of the atmosphere. Atmospheric pressure. Planetary pressure distribution. Air motion. Wind, air masses and fronts. Depressions and anticyclones. Elements of weather analysis and prediction. Factors that influence and form the climate. Identification of local and planetary climates. Climate zones. Large scale factors that control the climate. Statistical Climatology. Methods of climate analysis. Climate changes and cycles. Applications of Climatology. (3,1,0) Pnevmatikos J. { s}

402. ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS (4)

Description and elements of Chemistry of the Atmosphere. Radiations and the Atmosphere. Thermodynamics and stability of the Atmosphere. Cloud Physics. Electricity and Optics of the Atmosphere. Techniques and instruments for measuring the physical parameters of the Atmosphere. (3,0,1) Chatzianastasiou N.{ s}

403. DYNAMICAL METEOROLOGY (4)

Thermodynamics of dry and humid air. Hydrostatics and vertical stability-instability. Basic equations of motion and applications to special types of flow. Trajectories and Streamlines. Continuity equation. Circulation and vorticity. The thermal wind. Temperature advection. Vertical structure of pressure systems. (3,1,0) 401 Bartzokas A. { f}

404. ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ ΡΕΥΣΤΩΝ (4)

Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics. Fluid statics. Kinematics of fluid in motion. Cases of two dimensional and three dimensional flows. Flow of viscous fluids. Components of tension in a real fluid. Equations of motion for real fluids. Dimensional analysis. Dimensionless parameters (Reynold's number, Froude's number, Richardson's number). Compressible flow. Thermodynamics of fluids. Elements of magnetohydrodynamics. Applications, problems, exercises. (3,1,0) Bartzokas A. { s}

405. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS (4)

Air pollution. Sources and cycles of atmospheric pollutants. Aerosols. Particle classification according to their size. Removal mechanisms of atmospheric pollutants. Structure of boundary layer. Reynold's number. Air pollution and Meteorology. Models of transfer, diffusion and settlement. Impact of temperature distribution on diffusion. Impact of meteorological parameters. Pollution sinks. Impact of air pollution in weather and climate. Pollution consequences in health, natural environment and biota. Radioactive contamination. Noise pollution. Physics and pollution of waters (sea, lakes, rivers) and soil. Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources (geothermy, biomass, waterfalls). Kassomenos P. {f}

406. PHYSICAL CLIMATOLOGY (4)

Solar radiation. Distribution of solar radiation within the Earth-Atmosphere system. Longwave Radiation. Global distribution of longwave radiation. The global radiation budget. The atmospheric boundary layer. Turbulent effects on meteorological parameters. Soil heat transfer. Surface properties and variation of surface temperature. The hydrological cycle. The energy budget of the Earth-Atmosphere system. (3,1,0) Chatzianastasiou N. {f}

407. ΦNATURAL ENERGY SOURCES, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS (4)

Renewable natural sources of energy. Solar energy, Wind energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower. Exploitation of energy sources and implications forthe Environment. Natural resources (water, forests, fuels, etc). Ecosystems. Management, exploitation and disposal of Natural Resources. Natural disasters. Sustainable development. Statistical and mathematical models for the study of natural sources of energy and natural resources. Exercises and applications. Non-renewable natural sources of energy. Sources of conventional fuels (mineral fuels, natural gas, etc). Nuclear energy (fission, controlled thermonuclear fusion). Implications for the Environment. Problems and applications (4,0,0) 41 Throumoulopoulos G., Pnevmatikos I. {s}

408. INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS (4)

Astronomical instrumentation. Astronomical coordinates. Stars: spectra and photometry, classification, internal structure and atmosphere, thermonuclear reactions and energy production in stars nuclei, origin of radiation, motion and physical properties. Star formation and evolution. Star groups. Outer space matter and radiation. (3,1,0) Nindos A. { f}

410. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY (4)

Dynamics and kinematics of our Galaxy. Stars- distribution, Galaxial rotation. Morphology and classification of galaxies. Formation and evolution of the galaxies. Galaxial swarms. Formation and evolution of the universe. Theoretical models and observations from earth and space telescopes. Modern cosmological models of the universe. (3,1,0)

411. OBSERVATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS (4)

Introduction. Influence of the Earth atmosphere. Radiation collection and image formation. Telescopes. Detection of radiation, spectral analysis. Measurement of radiation polarization. Analysis and signal processing. Practice. (3,1,0)

412. PHYSICS OF THE SOLAR-PLANETARY SYSTEM (4)

Physical characteristics of planets and their satellites. Interior structure and atmosphere of planets. Planet orbits. Kepler�s laws. Physical characteristics of comets, asteroids and meteorites. Chemical composition of the Solar System. Interplanetary matter and radiation. Dynamics of the Solar System. Generation and evolution of the Solar System. (3,1,0) Nindos A. { f}

413. SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS (4)

Solar plasma diagnostics. Interaction between solar plasma and magnetic field. One-dimensional models of the solar atmosphere. Fine structure of the solar atmosphere. Solar activity, solar wind. Interaction between solar wind and planets. (3, 1, 0)

414. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (DIPLOMA THESIS) (4)

(Available only for students at the 7th and 8th semester). Those interested in this course should contact a member of the academic staff working on a relevant subject. { f} - { s}

V. CYCLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

501. APPLICATIONS OF ANALOG ELECTRONICS (4)

Study and construction of printed circuits containing dipole transistors, Field Effect Transistors (FET). Multi-stage amplifiers. Output stages (A, B, AB, C, D). Frequency response of circuits. Active filters, applications. (1,0,3) 44 Evangelou E. { s}

502. APPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (4)

Gates (AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, XNOR). Operation of basic and complex circuits containing: Flip Flop, Shift Registers, Counters, Multiplexers-Demultiplexers. Operation of timing, imaging, pulse-series and clock circuits. Programming of modern high integration elements PAL, GAL, PLD, CPLD etc. Control of proper functioning. (2,0,2) 53, Evangelou E. { χ}

503. MICROCONTROLERS -MICROPROCESSORS (4)

Introduction, basic definitions and concepts, development of microprocessors. Design characteristics, registers. Arithmetic-Logical unit, control unit, instructions execution, modes of operation, instruction look-ahead. Instruction types and timing diagrams. Units communication, dot classification, communication protocols with peripheral devices. Operation of principal memory systems, cache and virtual memory. Description of microprocessors. Microprocessor programming, Assembly language. (2,0,2) Evangelakis G. { s}

504. INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (4)

Spectral analysis. Random variables and processes. Amplitude modulation systems. Frequency modulation systems. Analogue to digital signal conversion. Mathematical presentation of noise. Noise in amplitude modulation systems. Noise in frequency modulation systems. Threshold in frequency modulation. Data transmission. Noise in pulse code modulation systems and Delta modulation. Theory of information and encoding. Telecommunication systems and noise calculation. Computer communication networks. ( 2,0,2) Ivrisimtzis L. { f}

505. INTRODUCTION TO OPTOELECTRONICS AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS (4)

Semiconductor lasers. Optical fibers. Optical detectors. Introduction to optical communication systems. Optical transmitters and receivers. Optical amplifiers. Channel capacity. System design and yield. Coherent optical systems. Multi-channel optical systems. (2,0,2)

506. OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (4)

Java. Input-output commands. Flow commands. Objects, methods, classes, inheritance. Object-oriented programming. Graphics, animation. Java Applets. Introduction to C++. (2,0,2) Kokkas P. (in-charge), Papadopoulos I. { f}

507. INTERNET APPLICATIONS (4)

Introduction: basics in internet function and usage. Searching in the internet: search engines. Publishing in the internet: HTML, XML, graphics, webpage software. Dynamic webpages: DHTML, Javascript, PHP, PERL and Java, animated graphics, flash. Internet databases: data storing and searching techniques. Applications development in the internet. (1,0,3) Papadopoulos I. (in-charge), Kokkas P.{s}

508.ADNANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS (4)

Nanostructured materials for electronic applications: Introduction, preparation methods, properties, applications. Nanoporous materials for magnetic applications: Introduction, electron and ion magnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, magnetic interactions and superfine fields, preparation methods, applications. Nanostructured materials in catalysis: Introduction, preparation methods, applications. Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Bakas Th. {s}

509. COMPUTER MEASUREMENTS AND AUTOMATICS (4)

Detectors and sensors. Analog and digital systems. Analog to digital signal conversion. Analog and digital measuring instruments. Computer architecture. Platforms for application development. Data acquisition systems. Introduction to LabVIEW. (2,0,2) Evangelou I., Ioannides I. { s}

510. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS (DIPLOMA THESIS) (4)

(Available only for students at the 7th and 8th semester). Those interested in this course should contact a member of the academic staff working on a relevant subject{ f} - {s}

601. COURSE OFFERED BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS

602. COURSE OFFERED BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS