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PHY 262 Engineering Physics: Optics and Modern Physics

Spring

A study of the nature and propagation of light reflection and refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization, quantum theory, the photoelectric effect, x-ray diffraction, the Compton Effect, and wave properties of particles. Other topics include the uncertainty principle and its applications, the special theory of relativity, atomic models and spectra, quantum and statistical mechanics, the atomic nucleus, nuclear transformations, and elementary particles. 3 lecture hours. 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: MAT 271  and PHY 160 .

4 credit hours