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 2008
1
Laura Cadonati
MWF 12:20
TBA
Spring 2007
1
Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 12:20-1:10
LGRT 103
Spring 2006
1
Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 12:20-1:10
LGRT 103
Spring 2005 Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 12:20-1:10
LGRT 103
Spring 2004 Anthony Dinsmore
MWF 12:20
LGRT 103
Spring 2004
2
Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 12:20
LGRT 323
Spring 2003 Robert Dufresne
MWF 12:20
LGRT 101
Spring 2002 Robert Dufresne
MWF 12:20
Has 138
Spring 2001 Robert Dufresne
MWF 12:20
Has 137