PHY 355 – Modern Physics & Thermodynamics

Course Details
Unique Number56190
Instructor Steven Weinberg
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: TTH, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LocationRLM 7.104
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.


Prerequisite: Physics 303L or 316 with a grade of at least C-.