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PHYS 3311 - Concepts of Modern Physics

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in any core lab science sequence.
A look at quantum mechanics (the physics of the very small) and relativity (the physics of high speeds and high energies) for the general audience. The puzzles of modern physics and some philosophical implications will be considered. Topics will include the wave-particle problem, the uncertainty principle, time dilation, and why the speed of light is the “speed limit” for the universe. The strong experimental evidence supporting these (seemingly) strange and paradoxical ideas will also be discussed.



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