### PHY*204*10 Description

### Fundamentals of Modern Physics

The first part of the course will explain the
special theory of relativity: simultaneity, time
dilation, length contraction, Lorenz's
transformations, and relativistic dynamics. The
second part of the course will introduce the
fundamental ideas of quantum physics: Planck's
hypothesis, Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom,
wave-particle duality, Schroedinger's equation,
and basic applications of the formalism to atomic
and molecular physics. Prerequisite: Physics 112,
Mathematics 203, or permission of the instructor.
(Mathematics 345 may be taken concurrently.)
(Offered annually: Spring)
Must have taken/be taking PHY*112 and MAT*203