Modern Physics

Modern Physics
Quantum physics, atoms, molecules, condensed matter, nuclei, elementary particles, and selected topics in contemporary physics.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 123 & PHSCS 220; Phscs 121 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 222
Course Outcomes

Fundamental Principles

Demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental postulates and principles of special relativity and quantum mechanics.

Simple Systems

Apply the principles of quantum mechanics to predict the results of measurements in simple systems such as a free particle, simple potential wells, and central potentials.


Solve problems and answer conceptual questions applying the principles of quantum mechanics and special relativity to topics in modern physics such as atomic physics, molecular physics, the physics of solids, statistical physics, nuclear physics, radioactivity, and particle physics.