Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

PHYS 3710 Modern Physics

Prerequisite:a grade of C or better in PHYS 2212, 2212L

4-0-4

An introduction to the concepts and calculations involved in understanding the structure of matter and the world of the quantum. Topics include the Planck theory of radiation, particle/wave duality, Schrodinger equation solutions for simple potentials, and properties of the one-electron atom. Applications of quantum principles to atomic, molecular, and nuclear structure are also considered as time permits.

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