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Last approved: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:48:24 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:24:22 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
Modern Physics
Modern Physics
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PHYS 1022 or PHYS 1022W or PHYS 1026; and MATH 2233


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PHYS 1023 - Modern Physics
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Modern physics using calculus. Relativity. Wave–particle duality, quantum mechanics. The hydrogen atom, Pauli principle. Quantum statistics and radiation. Quantum theory of the condensed state, superconductivity. Nuclear physics. Applications to astrophysics and nucleosynthesis. General relativity. The big bang theory.
To acquire a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in modern physics. To learn to apply the concepts by solving a variety of problems, both conceptual and numerical. To develop critical thinking and model-building skills, starting from basic principles. To become an informed citizen who can appreciate the role modern physics plays in society and can communicate it to a wider audience.
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CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences
HONR-Sci Reasoning & Discovery

gharris (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:58:26 GMT): Rollback: Please add required statements on religious holidays and support for students outside the classroom, sent via email.
echacko (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:49:58 GMT): Rollback: It is not clear to me whether you are adding PHYS 2023 to the course offerings of the department, or replacing PHYS 1023 with PHYS 2013. The uploaded syllabus is for PHYS 1023, one of the reasons I am confused. Please make changes to the syllabus if necessary (you need not specify a term) and also make sure that the statements on academic integrity/honesty are kept together, rather than separated as they are now.
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