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Modern Physics

Modern Physics is a survey course. It covers a broad scope of topics at a very shallow level. It is meant to introduce and familiarize you with the material for use in later courses. These topics include Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Mechanics.

The prerequisites for this course are: Calculus IIPhysics I and Physics II

This course is a co- or prerequisite for: Multivariable Calculus, and Differential Equations

Book resources 

Section 2.1 - Classical Relativity

Section 2.2 - The Michelson-Morley Experiment

Section 2.3 - Einstein’s Postulates

Section 2.4 - Consequences of Einstein’s Postulates

Section 2.5 - The Lorentz Transformation

Section 2.5 - The Twin Paradox

Section 2.7 - Relativistic Dynamics

Section 2.8 - Conservation Laws in Relativistic Decays and Collisions

Section 2.9 - Experimental Tests of Special Relativity