Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHY 220 - Modern Physics (4 Cr.)


An introductory course in non-classical physics for students who have completed calculus-based general physics. It is intended to introduce students to the frontiers of physics in a simple, comprehensible manner through discussions, problem solving, interactive computer simulations, and additional readings. Topics include basic ideas of quantum mechanics with experiments that revolutionized our understanding of nature and led to the development of new fields such as atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and elementary particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. Three hours lecture plus one service credit of weekly peer facilitation in introductory classes.  Prerequisite: PHY 126 . Fall semester.