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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHYS 19 Relativistic and Quantum Physics

The general theme of this course is the wave-particle duality of radiation and matter, with an introduction to special relativity. Classical wave phenomena in mechanical and electromagnetic systems including beats, interference, and diffraction. Quantum aspects of electromagnetic radiation include the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering and pair production and annihilation. Quantum aspects of matter include DeBroglie waves, electron diffraction, and the spectrum of the hydrogen atom. The Schrödinger equation is discussed in one and three spatial dimensions.




PHYS 14 and MATH 13, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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