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PHYS208 - Aspects of Modern Physics

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 2019

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Winter Term 2019 - LEC B01 (87106)

TR 12:30:00 - 13:50:00 (SAB 331)
Instructor: jpinfold@ualberta.ca - Profile

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