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PC251 – Introductory Modern Physics

A continuation of introductory physics using calculus begun in 241 and carried forward in 242. Special relativity and quantum theory are introduced and then used to understand such things as atomic structure, statistical mechanics, and radioactive decay. Experimental exploration of these topics is an especially important component of this course. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Prerequisite: Physics 242 or equivalent.

Offerings

TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2017 Block 3 Introductory Modern Physics Shane Burns, Barbara Whitten Barnes Science Center 219 32/10 10/22/2017