Introduction to Modern Physics (3) Relativity and quantum theory applied to selected topics in atomic, molecular, solid state, and nuclear physics.
PHYS 237 Introduction to Modern Physics (3)
A broad survey of post-classical physics, taken by physics and other science and engineering students. Required of all physics majors, it is typically taken in the fourth-semester. The course covers much of the modern physics curriculum including topics such as special relativity, the concepts and mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, both in one- and three-dimensional model systems, and the applications of quantum theory to topics ranging from atomic/molecular, nuclear, particle, and condensed matter physics to astrophysics.
The course is a prerequisite for a junior-senior course in quantum mechanics.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.