PHY271 Course Information

Title:Modern Physics
Description: Introductions to the theories and supporting experimental evidence of selected topics in modern physics. Topics include: special relativity; relativistic mass, momentum, and energy; general relativity, warping of space-time, and black holes; particle-wave duality; uncertainty principle; atomic structure; quantum theory and atomic/molecular spectra; lasers; Schrodinger’s equation; eigenvalues, eigenfunctions and expectation values; nuclear forces; radioactivity, nuclear fission and fusion; and nuclear reactors. Laboratory work involves experiments that explore the quantum nature of matter and energy.
Prerequisites: Physics 202
Corequisites: n/a
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