PHYS:306 Modern Physics.

This course serves as an introduction to the physics developed in the last couple of centuries. The objective of the course is to give the foundations for understanding the two cornerstones of modern physics: special relativity and quantum mechanics. While this course will mainly focus on technical aspects of these theories, some of the historical context and evolution will be discussed. Students will also learn about important topics that have evolved out of the two theories, such as atomic, nuclear and particle physics. Prerequisites: MATH:112 and PHYS:205. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. CC: Oral Intensive, Writing Intensive.