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 or GE 124
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MATH 104, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 123, MATH 125, or MATH 176.
Note: Students can have credit for only one of PHYS 251 and 252.
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