2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 131 - Quantum Physics and Relativity


The last in a four-semester survey of physics; intended to follow PHYS 130. After an introduction to relativity theory, the course emphasizes the experimental basis of atomic and nuclear structure leading to the development of wave mechanics. The laboratory uses modern research instrumentation to investigate contributions by Einstein, Rutherford, Compton, Moseley, Chadwick and others. Fulfills the Scientific Perspective.

Prerequisites: PHYS 130

Corequisites: MATH 131

Course Designation/Attribute: SP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every spring