PHY 108◊ General Physics (Waves, Optics, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics)

4 credits

Elastic and sound waves, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, interference, polarization, relativity, quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle, Schrodinger’s equation, the hydrogen atom and atomic physics are discussed. The material is calculus-based with an emphasis on problem solving. This is a course for students in engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Prerequisite: PHY 107◊ (minimum grade "C"); placement at RHT 101◊ level; MAT 235◊ or concurrent enrollment

Lecture: 3 hours

Laboratory: 3 hours

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