PHYS 235 Modern Physics I

Quantitative treatment of important topics of 20th-century physics: special relativity, kinetic theory and Plancks hypothesis, photons, deBroglie wavelength, the nuclear atom, the Bohr model, introduction to wave mechanics, multi-electron atoms.

pre-rec: PHYS 121 and 122 or 131 and 132, MATH 121 and 122 or equivalent.