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Course Descriptions

The physics curriculum is designed to develop a strong foundation in classical and modern physics, which will serve as a basis for future specialization, for additional study at the graduate level, and for design and development work in industrial laboratories. The curriculum emphasizes basic physical concepts, and includes extensive work in mathematics and related areas.

PH 310 - Introduction to Special Relativity

  • Credit Hours: 2R-0L-2C
  • Term Available: F
  • Prerequisites: PH 113 - Physics III or Consent of instructor
  • Corequisites: None

Experimental background of the special theory of relativity, the structure of the theory and its consequences in measurements involving space, time and motion. Relativistic mechanics, relativity and electromagnetism, and applications in modern physics.