2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic 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.

Prerequisites: PHYS 130  

Corequisites: MATH 131  

Course Designation/Attribute: SP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every spring