An introduction to quantum theory, statistical physics, and atomic spectra and properties, phenomena in atomic, molecular, nuclear, solid-state, and high-energy physics as application of the principles of microscopic physics.

Three lectures per week. One recitation per week.

*Prerequisites; PHYS 162 Introduction to Modern Physics and MATH 204 Calculus III or MATH 224 Differential Equations, computer programming skills or permission of the instructor.*

PHYS 162 Introduction to Modern Physics (4-5 hours)

An introduction to modern physics with emphasis on atomic and nuclear physics. Both analytical and experimental techniques will be used. Basic principles of physics and wave mechanics will be applied to atomic and nuclear models. The practical aspects of atomic and nuclear models. The practical aspects of atomic and nuclear radiation detection and safety will also be covered.

Three lectures per week.

One or two laboratories per week.

*Prerequisite(s): PHYS 102 Principles of Physics II or PHYS 112 General Physics II, and MATH 106 Calculus II or permission of the instructor. *

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

MATH 204 Calculus III (4 hours)

An introduction to multivariable calculus. Topics include vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and analysis. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.

*Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair or grade of "C" or better in MATH 106 Calculus II.*

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

MATH 224 Differential Equations (4 hours)

A study of ordinary differential equations. Topics include first and higher order, and linear and nonlinear differential equations with applications. Additional topics may be chosen from systems of differential equations, transform techniques, and numerical methods. Use will be made of a computer algebra system.

*Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or better in MATH 106 Calculus II. *

(Normally offered each spring semester.)