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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 2004 [0.5 credit]

Modern Physics for Engineers

Introduction to aspects of modern physics relevant to engineering. Thermal radiation. Concepts of relativistic kinematics. Wave-particle duality. Elements of quantum mechanics. Optical and x-ray spectra, lasers. Nuclear physics and applications. Condensed matter physics.
Precludes additional credit for PHYS 2604.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1002 or PHYS 1004 or PHYS 1008 with a grade of B- or better, plus MATH 1004 and MATH 1104 or equivalent. Restricted to B.Eng. students not in the Engineering Physics program. Students in programs other than B.Eng. must obtain permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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