Modern Physics


Three hours lecture/two hours lab per week. The first half of the course will provide an introduction to the developmental history and theory of quantum mechanics using the wave mechanics approach. Topics include complementarity, basic solutions to Schrodingers equation, and the application of quantum theory to the atom. The second half of the course will address additional topics in modern physics, including relativity, nuclear physics, applications of nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. Offered spring semester of odd years. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in 251 or 261; grade of C or higher in MATH 221; MATH 320 and PHYS 321 highly recommended.




Mathematics and Physics