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PHYS 329. Modern Physics II

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Special relativity, molecular bonding, quantum theory of solids, nuclear structure, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, elementary particles.
Prerequisites: PHYS 328
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the Special Theory of Relativity and solve problems using time dilation and space contraction.
2. Understand the basic principles of the Physics of 2nd half of 20th century including but not limited to Atomic structure, Molecular structure, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics.
3. Describe the structure of the nucleus of an atom and describe and quantify nuclear decay.

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