Fall (3) Sher Prerequisite(s): PHYS 101, PHYS 102 or PHYS 107, PHYS 108 (NQR)
20th-century developments in physics. Relativity theory; the nature of space and time, the paradox of the twins, the equivalence of mass and energy. Introductory quantum theory; the particle nature of light, the wave nature of electrons, atomic and molecular structure, the structure of the nucleus and the discovery of new particles. This course is appropriate for all those majoring in science or mathematics.