Modern Topics in Physics


This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include atomic structure, nuclear processes, natural and artificial radioactivity, basic quantum theory, and special relativity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

Lecture hours 3
Lab hours 2
Credit hours 4
Prerequisites PHY 151 or equivalent.
Corequisites None.

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