PS 108: Modern Physics

Course Number and Title: PS 108 (Modern Physics)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 54
 

Course Description:
This course is intended for science majors and engineering students who have already complete an introductory calculus-based Physics course. This course provides students with an in-depth discussioin on the physical concepts and theories of modern Physics in the 21st century. Topics include relativity, quantum and kinetic theory, applications of elementary quantum theory to atomic, molecular, and solid state physics.
 

Bibliography:
Harris, R. (2007). Modern Physics (2nd ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
Holbrow, C., Lloyd, J., Amato, J., Galvez, E., and Elizabeth Parks, M. (2010). Modern Introductory Physics. USA: Springer.
Morrison, J. (2010). Modern Physics: For Scientists and Engineers. USA: Academic Press.
Saxena, A. (2007). Principles of Modern Physics (2nd ed). UK: Alpha Science International Ltd.
Walecka, J. (2010). Advanced Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
Walecka, J. (2008). Introduction to Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
Young, H. and Freedman, R. (2007). University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (12th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
 

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