PHY-261: General Physics III

Wave physics and modern physics. Waves on a string, sound and electromagnetic waves. Ray and wave optics, reflection and refraction of light, optical instruments, interference and diffraction. The central ideas of 20th-century physics: relativity, photons, introduction to quantum physics, atoms, molecules, nuclei, and other modern topics as time permits.

Course Information

Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Physics 151-154, Math 233, or eqivalent
Co-requisites: none
Semester(s) Offered: Spring
GenEd: 
Course Schedules
MWF 12:20-1:20
Has 124
MWF 12:20
Hasa 124
MWF 12:20
Hasa 124
MWF 12:20
Hasa 124