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PHYS 220

Principles of Physics III

This course provides an introduction to relativity, thermodynamics, statistical and quantum mechanics, and completes the survey of fundamental physics begun in PHYS 120 and 130. Topics to be covered include special relativity, wave packets, the Schrodinger equation, solutions to the Schrodinger equation for one dimensional potentials, the hydrogen atom, multi electron atoms, quantum statistics, and an introduction to the physics of molecules, solids, nuclei, and particles. Prerequisite: PHYS 130, Pre- or Co-requisite MATH 152.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
PHYS 130, Pre- or Co-requisite MATH 152 1 course

Spring Semester information

Mary Kertzman

220A: Principles of PhysicsIII