PSED 208

PS ED 208 Modern Physics Education (3 units)

This is a course on the modern theories of physics developed in the early 20th century. It aims to provide a concise explanation of the physical concepts and theories of modern physics. A broad range of current applications and examples are provided to enhance the understanding and appreciation of these theories. Topics include relativity, quantum and kinetic theory, and applications of elementary quantum theory to atomic, molecular and solid state physics.

Prerequisite: PS ED 200.31 – .33 or the equivalent

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