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PHYS 321: Introduction to Modern Physics I

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: PHYS 222 or (PHYS 232 and PHYS 232L) or PHYS 242, credit or enrollment in MATH 266 or MATH 267
Quantum nature of matter: photons, de Broglie's postulate: wave-like properties of matter; Bohr's model of hydrogen atom; Schrodinger equations in one dimension: energy quantization; detailed solutions for potential steps, barriers and wells; one-electron atoms, spin and magnetic interactions; ground states, optical and x-ray excitations of multi-electron atoms.