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PCS 300

Modern Physics

Special Relativity: simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz transformations, velocity addition, rest mass, energy. Blackbody radiation: Boltzmann's and Wien's Laws, Planck's quantization. Photoelectric effect. Compton effect. Atomic spectra. Rydberg's formula. Thompson's and Rutherford's atomic models. Bohr's model of the atom.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs. Tutorial:1 hr.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

(MTH 231 and PCS 130) or (PCS 125 and PCS 211 and MTH 141 and MTH 240) or (PCS 130 and MTH 310)

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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Physics