Foundations of Modern Physics (PHYS 252.3)

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PHYS 252 01 September 2018 Chilakamarri Rangacharyulu
PHYS 252 01 September 2017 Chilakamarri Rangacharyulu
PHYS 252 01 September 2016 Chilakamarri Rangacharyulu


Introduces Special Relativity and the foundations of quantum mechanics. Topics in relativity include Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction, space-time diagrams, relativistic addition of velocities, and the relativistic definitions of energy and momentum. Topics in Quantum Mechanics include quantization of energy levels, wave-particle duality, and the tunnel effect.


PHYS 115 or GE 124

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s)

MATH 104, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 123, or MATH 125.


Students can have credit for only one of PHYS 251 and 252.

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