Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

PC242
Modern Physics
0.5 Credit - Winter

Failure of classical physics and early quantum theory, blackbody radiation and Planckís theory, the photoelectric effect and light quanta, wave particle duality, Compton scattering, De Broglie and matter waves, Davisson and Germer experiment, energy quantization, Bohrís theory of hydrogen, topics in atomic theory and the periodic table, X-ray spectra, molecules, phenomenological description of solids, Fermi statistics, conduction, semiconductors, energy bands. Nuclear physics, radioactivity, and modern particle physics, accelerators. Relativity.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
PC131, PC132, (or PC141, PC142), MA205.