## PHY3063: HONORS MODERN PHYSICS

In the first part, the course will introduce students to the foundations of modern physics, namely
relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical physics. In the second part, applications of the
concepts will be presented in various areas of solid-state, nuclear, and particle physics, with
additional extensions to astrophysics and biological physics.

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Day(s) |
Room |
Times |
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Tuesday, Thursday | Lecture | 1011 NPB | Periods 2 and 3 | |

Thursday, May 2nd | Final Exam | 1011 NPB | Period 2E: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | |

H. Ray | Office Hours | 2237 NPB | T, H: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM |

### REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

The required text for this course is Modern Physics (6th edition), by Paul A. Tipler and Ralph A. Llewellyn (W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 2009). However, there aren't many differences between the 6th, 5th and 4th edition, and you're welcome to use either - just be forewarned that some problems/material may be different. Past instructors have found these textbooks in general to be rife with errors and misprints. I will do my best to point these out as we proceed through the semester.- 6th Edition
- 5th Edition