PHYS233C: Physics III (Calculus-Based)

Credits 4 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3
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Topics include sound, optics, electromagnetic waves, relativity, introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. A graphing calculator is required.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.
  • State, interpret, and apply the definitions of physical quantities related to sound, optics, electromagnetic waves, relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
  • Set up and solve problems, including word problems, in modern physics analytically using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
  • Solve problems in modern physics using numerical and graphical methods.
  • Set up laboratory equipment safely and efficiently, plan and carry out experimental procedures, identify and reduce sources of error, analyze and interpret data, propagate error, summarize findings in a formal laboratory report, and maintain a laboratory notebook.