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PHYS 2130  MODERN PHYSICS (4 credits)

The course is composed of introductions to relativity theory and quantum theory with applications to atomic and nuclear structure. Topics include: Planck radiation law; Compton Effect; photoelectric effect; the Rutherford experiments and Bohr model of the atom; the Schroedinger electronic structure of atoms; nuclear reactions, nuclear models, radioactive decay, fission, fusion and elementary particles.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2110, PHYS 2120, MATH 1950, & MATH 1960; or permission.