Prerequisites: SCI 1121 or SCI 1130
Credits: 4 SCI
Usually offered: Fall
For information contact: Stephen Holt
Course description: Modern Physics is based upon a few fundamental ideas that allow the explanation of phenomena that seem to defy consistency with traditional (Newtonian) physics. The most important of these (in the context of engineering applications) are the principles of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. This course will introduce the basic concepts of Modern Physics, with particular application to atoms, molecules and the materials utilized in modern electronics.
Competencies: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, lifelong learning