Nov 22, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3000 - Modern Physics

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

This third-semester course of general college physics discusses the inadequacy of classical physics and introduces the theories and models of modern physics. Topics which may be 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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