Introduction to Modern Physics – PHYS 305

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 03/28/2022

Course Description

Introduces special theory of relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure, wave properties of matter, and statistical physics.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Introduces special theory of relativity, quantum theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure, radiation, wave properties of matter, and statistical physics.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Homework Assignments (8)

For each module, the student will complete various online exercises in Cengage’s Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, WebAssign. These homework assignments will reinforce the content of the course textbook readings from the assigned module (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E). 

Quiz: Exams (3)

Each quiz: exam will cover the material since the previous exam up to the material in the Learn material of the course. The exams will be done within Webassign (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E). 

Presentation Assignments (2)

These assignments require the student to choose a topic covered within the specified modules and generate a presentation explaining the material (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E).