PHYS 208 - Aspects of Modern Physics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Science

Experimental evidence for limitations of classical physics; Einstein's special theory of relativity; length contraction; time dilation; twin paradox; equivalence of mass and energy; relativistic mass and momentum; the photo-electric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray production and electron diffraction; a discussion of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Schrodinger equation including applications of one dimensional potential wells and barriers; tunnelling; the simple harmonic oscillator; atomic physics; hydrogen atom; periodic table. Prerequisites: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, or PHYS 130; MATH 113 or 114 or 144. Credit may be obtained in only one of PHYS 208 or 271.

Winter Term 2021

Lectures

LECTURE B01 (95260)
2021-01-04 - 2021-04-09
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (TBD)

Primary Instructor: Don N. Page

Winter Term 2022

PHYS 208 - Aspects of Modern Physics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Experimental evidence for limitations of classical physics; Einstein¿s special theory of relativity; length contraction; time dilation; twin paradox; equivalence of mass and energy; relativistic mass and momentum; the photo-electric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray production and electron diffraction; a discussion of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Schrodinger equation including applications of one dimensional potential wells and barriers; tunnelling; the simple harmonic oscillator; atomic physics; hydrogen atom; periodic table. Prerequisites: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, or PHYS 130; MATH 113 or 114 or 134 or 144 or 154. Credit may be obtained in only one of PHYS 208 or 271.


Lectures

LECTURE B01 (71296)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (TBD)