PHY 355 – Modern Physics & Thermodynamics

Course Details
Unique Number56310
Instructor Greg O. Sitz
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: MWF, 1-2:00pm
LocationRLM 6.104
Semesters Taught
Department
Requirements
Course Description

Introduction to modern physics and thermodynamics: photons (spectra, photoelectric effect, blackbody radiation, Compton effect), atoms (Rutherford, Bohr), matter waves (Planck, DeBroglie, probability interpretation, Schroedinger), nuclei, particles, special relativity, the laws of thermodynamics, and statistical physics.

Prerequisites

PHYS 303L or 316 with a grade of at least C-.