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    Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

PHYS 270 - Modern Physics


A first course in the quantum physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, and particles. Topics include special relativity, the structure of the nucleus, the Schroedinger wave equation, one electron atoms, angular momentum, spectra, transition rates, and quantum statistics. Applications to atoms, molecules, nuclei, conductors, semiconductors, superconductors, and elementary particles will be discussed. Experiments as well as theory will be examined.

Credits: 4
Terms Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: PHYS 122 , MATH 132