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PHYS 223 Modern Physics (4)

A survey of the major developments in physics of the 20th century, as well as an introduction to more sophisticated mathematical and laboratory techniques. Topics include special relativity, the quantum nature of light, the wave nature of particles, the Schrödinger equation, atomic physics, molecules, statistical physics, solid state physics, nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. A laboratory (PHYS 223Y) is associated with this course.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: PHYS 222 and MATH 152
  • Offering: Every fall
  • Instructor: Kleinert, Watkins

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