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PHYS342 — Fall 2023

PHYS342: Modern Physics

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Fall, Spring, Class 3, cr. 3

PHYS 241 or 272(H)
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Modern physics is the physics of extremes. From systems at the extremely small (atoms, nuclei, fundamental particles) to the extremely large (the Universe). From systems of the extremely fast (relativity) and extremely massive (neutron stars, black holes), to systems of the extremely hot (thermonuclear reactions) and extremely cold (superconductivity). This is the physics course you have been waiting for.



Textbook(s) for Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Modern Physics Kenneth S. Krane 9781119495550 John Wiley and Sons Required
The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics Daniel F. Styer 9780521667807 Cambridge University Press Required

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