### PHY*211*10 Description

### Modern Physics

The first part of the course will explain the
special theory of relativity: simultaneity, time
dilation, length contraction, Lorentz'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, Schrödinger's equation,
and basic applications of the formalism to atomic
and molecular physics. One three-hour laboratory
session per week.
*Prerequisite(s): PHY 112 and MAT 203*