Syllabus for Roster(s):

  • 23Sp PHYS 2620-100 (CGAS)
  • 23Sp PHYS 2620-101 (CGAS)
  • 23Sp PHYS 2620-102 (CGAS)
In the UVaCollab course site:   23Sp Modern Physics

Course Description (for SIS)

Topics covered in the course: review of relativity; introduction to quantum physics, atomic structure, nuclear and elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics (time permitting) and cosmology. Three lecture hours and one hour of problem discussion, weekly.  Prerequisites: PHYS 1720 or 2410 or 2415, and MATH 2310 or instructor permission.

A tentative syllabus is posted below.

Course textbooks:

Primary:    Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex, and Carol Hood, Modern physics for scientists and engineers, 5th ed, (Cengage Learning, 2021) [4th edition is also suitable]

Alternate: Kenneth S. Krane, Modern Physics, 4th ed, (John Wiley & Sons, 2019) [3rd edition is also suitable]

Further details regarding the course organization and setup are provided in the attachment below.


Course syllabus

Further details of the topics covered, and a tentative class schedule are given in the attachment below.