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PHYS 209       (3-0-3)             Modern Physics


The theory of special relativity. Thermal radiation and Planck’s postulate, photons - particle like properties of radiation, de Broglie's postulates - wavelike properties of particles, Bohr's model of the atom, Schrödinger’s theory of quantum mechanics, solutions of time independent Schrödinger equation.

Prerequisites: PHYS 203 or PHYS 206 or Eng 220

Text: Modern Physics by Serway, Moses & Moyer, 2nd Edition.