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PHYS 200 - Modern Physics

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
An introduction to the two subjects at the core of contemporary physics: Einstein’s theory of special relativity, and quantum mechanics. Topics include paradoxes in special relativity; the Lorentz transformation; four-vectors and invariants; relativistic dynamics; the wave-particle duality; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and simple cases of the Schrodinger wave equation. Ulrich Faul

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 114  or PHYS 115 , MATH 126 /MATH 127 , or permission of the instructor.

Course Format: CLS

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