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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PH 4500 - Modern Physics

Introduction to relativistic energy, quanta and quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear structure, with applications. Topics may include the wave nature of matter, with a mathematical foundation, light quanta, blackbody radiation, light-matter interactions, atomic structure and nuclear structure, and nuclear decay.  Applications to medicine, chemistry, forensics, instrumentation, and materials will be used to enhance understanding of the basic principles.

Prerequisite: PH 2750  or PH 2940 ; MT 1810 - Calculus II .