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
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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

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