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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 255 - Foundations of Modern Physics

  • Credit Hours: 3.5R-1.5L-4C
  • Term Available: W
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: PH 113
  • Corequisites: MA 221

Wave-particle nature of matter and radiation, Bohr model, Schrodinger equation, quantum description of the hydrogen atom, atomic and molecular spectra, and introduction to statistical physics.

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