phy253

Modern Physics

Description
This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include atomic structure, nuclear processes, natural and artificial radioactivity, 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. This course is recommended for students majoring in physics, chemistry, or as an elective for engineering.

Lecture hours 3
Lab hours 3
Credit hours 4
Prerequisites PHY 251 and MAT 272 or equivalent.
Corequisites None.

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Materials needed
Text and recommended materials.

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