University of Calgary

PHYS 325 - Modern Physics - Winter 2019

Origins of quantum mechanics, a historical perspective. Concepts of wave mechanics and applications. Nuclear physics and radioactivity. Topics include: Special Theory of Relativity, Electromagnetic waves, Blackbody radiation, Photoelectric Effect, X-rays and Bragg Diffraction, Compton Scattering, Atomic Structure, The Bohr Model, Atomic Spectra, Applications of the Schrödinger Wave Equation, Radioactivity, Nuclear Stability, Nucleosynthesis, Structure of the Nucleus, Elementary Particles.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Physics 211 or 221 or 227; and 223 or 255 or 259 or 355; and Mathematics 211 or 213; and Mathematics 249 or 251 or 265 or 275 or Applied Mathematics 217.


  • Credit for Physics 325 and 209 will not be allowed.


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