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PHY 281. Contemporary Physics I: Foundations. (3) (MPT)

Third course in a sequence that begins with two semesters expounding the visions of Newton, Schrodinger, Boltzmann, Maxwell, and Einstein. Incorporates a focus approach that emphasizes Nobel prize-winning physics occurring within the lifetime of the student. Presently, the foci are the scanning tunneling microscope, high-Tc superconductivity, and the "standard model" for particle physics. Topics include quantum mechanics in three dimensions, solid state physics, quantum optics, and particle physics.
Prerequisite: PHY 192.
Co-requisite: MTH 252 (or permission of instructor).