PSED 200.33

PS ED 200.33 General Physics Education III (5 units)

This course is the third part of a series of three general physics courses taken by graduate students, who are mostly, physics educators. It covers the fundamental concepts of wave mechanics and sound, geometrical and physical optics, as well as an introduction to modern physics. Topics include mechanical waves, wave interference and normal modes, propagation of mechanical and acoustic waves, diffraction, interference and polarization of light, relativity, quantum and kinetic theory, and applications of elementary quantum theory to atomic, molecular and solid state physics.

Prerequisite: PS ED 200.32

Crawford, Waves and Oscillations (Berkeley Physics Course), Vol. 3, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1965.
Fishbane, Gasiorowicz and Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Extended Version, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1997.
Halliday, D. & Resnick, R., Physics, John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
Ohanian, H., Modern Physics 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1995.
Serway, R., Moses, C. & Moyer, C., Modern Physics 2nd Ed., Saunders College Publishing, 1997.
Serway, Raymond, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 2nd Ed., Saunders.
Tipler, Physics for Scientists & Engineers, New York: Worth Publishers, 1991.
Young, H. & Freedman, R., University Physics (Extended Version with Modern Physics) 9th Ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1996.