Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

PHY 240 Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

4 hours; 3 credits. Calculus-based physics for engineering and physical science majors. Wave mechanics, electromagnetic spectrum, radiation, photoelectric and Compton effects, spectra. Introductory quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, many-electron atoms, binding and energy bands in solids. (FSWR) (STEM). Prerequisite: PHY 160 or 230. Pre- or corequisite: MTH 330.