Jul 30, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3000 - General Physics III


3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

This third-semester of general college physics course, discusses the inadequacy of classical physics and introduces the theories and models of modern physics. Topics covered in class work include special relativity and the development of quantum theory as depicted in blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, and X-rays, the wave function and the uncertainty principle, atomic spectra, Bohr’s model of hydrogen, electronic configuration of atoms, the exclusion principle and the periodic table, properties of nuclei, binding energy, radioactivity and the decay processes, radiation hazards, and nuclear reactions.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2300  and PHYS 2400 .



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