2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog
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PHYS 306 - Introduction to Quantum Physics

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SP, alternate years. This course introduces non-classical phenomena and their explanation in quantum mechanics. Topics include wave-particle duality of matter and light, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Schrodinger’s wave mechanics, spin, quantum mechanical treatment of atoms, the quantum mechanical description of solids, introduction to nuclear physics, radioactivity, strong and weak nuclear force, and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 235 and MATH 270 or MATH 271. CS 106 is recommended.



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