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PHYS 151.52 Introduction to Physics: Relativity and Particles and Lab 3 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036 / Anderson Hall 021

Synonym: 61858

Cindy A Blaha, Marty Baylor

An introduction to principles of physics in the domain of the very small and very fast. Topics include the special theory of relativity, and selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 120 or 121 (completion or concurrent registration) and Physics 131 (completion or concurrent registration). Not open to students who have completed Physics 143 or 144 at Carleton.

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PHYS 228.54 Atomic and Nuclear Physics and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 12, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036 / Anderson Hall 035

Synonym: 61861

Barry N Costanzi, Marty Baylor

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

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