Modern Physics - PHY 243 at Northern Virginia Community College

Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Covers principles of modern physics including in-depth coverage of relativity, quantum physics, solid state, and nuclear physics.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

PHY 243 is the third and last semester of calculus-based University Physics. It covers the advances made in physics during the first half of the twentieth century that led to revolutionary paradigm shifts in the understanding of nature; these advances continue to drive technologies used today.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PHY 242 with a grade of C or better or departmental approval.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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