Course Details

PHYS 228: Atomic and Nuclear Physics and Lab

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, the structure of atoms, X-ray and optical spectra, instruments of nuclear and particle physics, nuclear structure and elementary particles. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Physics 143, 144 or 151
6 credits; LS, QRE; Offered Fall 2021; B. Costanzi, M. Baylor