Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Physics and Engin Physics
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.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 115.3, GE 122.2 or GE 124.3
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MATH 104.3, MATH 110.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 123.3, MATH 133.3, MATH 125.3, or MATH 176.3.
Note: Students can have credit for only one of PHYS 251 and PHYS 252.
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