PHYS 431
Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics
4 Units
Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course examines the fundamentals of thermodynamics, waves and modern physics. Topics include temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, sound, light reflection and refraction, interference and diffraction, optics, lasers, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. (C-ID PHYS 215; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)