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PHYS 128 – Waves and Quanta

Credits: 4.00

Course Description: Classical and electromagnetic waves, relativity, wave-particle phenomenology, wave mechanics, and applications of the Schrodinger equation. With laboratory. Prerequisites: PHYS 152 or PHYS 125. Co-requisite: MATH 121.

Section Description: Physics 128: Waves and Quanta is an introduction to "Modern Physics", i.e., the revolutions of understanding that took place in the field over the 20th century. Topics covered include special and general relativity, particles and waves, introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic physics, statistical mechanics, molecules and solids. These will be explored from the perspective of theory in the MWF lecture component of the course, and from the perspective of experiment, in the T lab component.

CRN: 90785

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 13/20

Days Time Location
T 08:30 - 11:20 DISCOVERY BLDG W403
MWF 09:40 - 10:30 LAFAYETTE HALL L311

Instructor(s): Luke Anthony Donforth, Malcolm Sanders

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019