PHY-284: Modern Physics I

Replaces Physics 261 Special relativity (Michelson-Morley experiment, Lorentz transformations for space and time, Velocity transformations, Relativistic Doppler effect, Twin paradox, Relativistic energy and momentum)
General Relativity (Principle of equivalence, Curved space, Deflection of light, Gravitational redshift, Black holes, Gravitational waves and gyroscopes)
Quantum Mechanics (Double slit experiment, Particle phenomena of light, Wave phenomena of matter, De Broglie hypothesis, Wave packets, Uncertainty, Rules for adding amplitudes and probabilities, Schroedinger equation, Special topics, Hydrogen atom).
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
PHYSIC 151/181; MATH 132
Corequisites: 
PHYSIC 285; MATH 233
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Spring 2018
1
Benjamin Brau
MWF 12:20-1:10pm
HAS 134
Spring 2017
1
Benjamin Brau
MWF 12:20-1:10pm
HAS 134
Spring 2016
1
Benjamin Brau
MWF 12:20
HAS 134
Spring 2015 Maria Kilfoil
MWF 12:20-1:10
HASA 134
Spring 2014
1
Maria Kilfoil
MWF 12:20
HAS 134
Spring 2013
1
Maria Kilfoil
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103
Spring 2012
1
Maria Kilfoil
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103
Spring 2011
1
Maria Kilfoil
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103
Spring 2010
1
Laura Cadonati
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103
Spring 2009
1
Laura Cadonati
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103