PHY 355 – Modern Physics & Thermodynamics

Course Details
Unique Number56215
Instructor Greg O. Sitz
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: MWF, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LocationBUR 224
Semesters Taught
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.


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