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PHYS 226: Atomic and Nuclear Physics Theory

An elementary but analytical introduction to the physics of atoms and nuclei. Topics include the particle aspects of electromagnetic radiation, an introduction to quantum mechanics, the wave aspects of material particles, and applications of these concepts to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. This course covers the theory portion of PHYS228 without the lab component that will be a separate course, allowing students to proceed through theory courses in the physics major. Prerequisite: Physics 143, 144 or 151
4 credits; NE, QRE; Not offered 2021-2022