Introduction to Modern Physics (3) Relativity and quantum theory applied to selected topics in atomic, molecular, solid state, and nuclear physics.
PHYS 237H Introduction to Modern Physics (3)
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.
In contrast to the non-honors version, PHYS 237H typically makes more frequent use of higher level mathematical concepts and involves the solution of more sophisticated problems. A number of topics are considered in more depth, and these often focus on connections of the material to real-life science research applications.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: PHYS 212
Concurrent: PHYS 214
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.