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PHYS 225 - Modern Physics

Credits: 3
Fourth quarter general physics sequence course for science and engineering students. Serves as a terminal course for non-physics majors and gives students a good conceptual background for the study of quantum mechanics. Emphasizes a thorough study of phenomena that cannot be explained with ideas from classical physics.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and a grade of 2.0 or higher in PHYS& 222  and MATH& 152  and at least concurrent enrollment in PHYS& 223  and MATH& 153 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate reasoning to evaluate problems, make decisions, and formulate solutions, using elements of calculus and mathematical models to develop a comprehensive investigation of modern physics.
  2. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses, using elements of calculus and mathematical models to develop a comprehensive investigation of modern physics.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate reasoning to evaluate problems, make decisions, and formulate solutions.
  2. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.



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