Dec 05, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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PHYS 2053 - Contemporary Physics: Relativity and Quantum Phenomena


Introduction to relativity and quantum theory: selected topics in atomic, solid state, nuclear, particles, and cosmology. Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the uncertainty principle, Schroedinger’s wave equation with applications, atomic structure, nuclear structure, elementary particles and a short introduction to cosmology.

Requisites: PHYS 2052
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Know basics of nuclear structure and nuclear quantum numbers, elementary particles and cosmology.
  • Know how to calculate kinematics for objects moving near the speed of light.
  • Solve Schroedinger’s equation in both one dimension and three dimensions.
  • Understand the basis of quantum theory and how to apply the uncertainty principle.
  • Understand the electron shell structure of simple atoms and their quantum numbers.



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