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PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics

4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 5 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: Physics 197 is the third semester of a three semester calculus-based course designed for prospective scientists and engineers. Topics include the fundamental principles of physics of waves, the behavior of light, and an introduction to relativity, quantum physics and the atomic and nuclear properties of matter. Physics 196 and 197 may be taken concurrently only if Physics 195 was completed with a grade of "B" or better or with approval of the department.

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